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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
808-667-2774
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Ranked #98 of 131 activities in Lahaina
Type: Tours
Owner description: Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a... more » Owner description: Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a lifetime. We provide all of the equipment you need while out on the azure blue waters of Maui - bait and tackle, ice chests, Coast Guard licensed and certified captains and deckhands with decades of experience fishing Hawaiian waters. The only things you need to bring are sunscreen, beverages (no glass bottles) and a few snacks. We offer a variety of Maui fishing trips including 2,4,6,8 and 9-hour trips. Call us today to book your Maui fishing adventure! « less
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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just came back from Maui and once again spent a morning with Captain Tim (Timster) Putnam. We go out with him every time we go to Maui and always have a great time. We have never gone home empty handed and ALWAYS have a great time! Last week we hooked up three times (one got away - not my fault... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We arrived right on time for our early am charter and they were ready to fish. This is a deep fishing charter, you troll for fish. You don't cast a line. People need to remember this. My daughter caught a Mahi Mahi and another guest caught a 52" Ono. I felt they were very professional. They want you to catch... More

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did a private charter with friends because we wanted to be able to get the most chances to land the big one. Timster and Chris were wonderful. They explained everything, shared a lot of island knowledge and kept in communication with other boats. It was just not a day when the fish were out to be caught. It was... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went out with Start Me Up on July 3, 2014. It was an early morning start (5:15 am check in) which makes sense considering the activity. I went out with my father on a shared trip. It was our first time fishing (for anything). I've been trying to get people to go deep sea fishing with me on pretty much... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

My son and I booked a shared charter and went out with Capt. Tim and mate Chris. These guys did all that they could to find us fish. We trolled the entire time, until we were literally back into the harbor. Chris worked hard changing bait based on the water depth and both were great guys to talk fishing with.... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

On the day I went fishing, this company sent 6 boats out. Only one caught a fish and it wasn't mine. It was my first time fishing, but I expected to go further out from the islands on an 8 hour trip. It was fairly rough waters and if you have motion sickness, this is not the adventure for you.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Perhaps I'm guilty of not reading the fine print of the 2 page contract in the wee hours of the morning. Or perhaps I'm guilty of assuming that their "Start Me Up" brochure (which clearly states: "Keep what you catch!") was trustworthy. Perhaps I'm MOST guilty of allowing this travesty to occur right before my eyes. But the truth is,... More

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ManagerLahaina, Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Your friend, the gentleman who paid for the private charter and was one of the anglers, was given a lengthy explanation by the Captain regarding the fish that were caught. He was not dumbfounded that he wasn’t going to be taking home his fish, as the captain thoroughly explained what his options were. He willingly agreed to let the captain... More

Lahaina, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Called and asked if the bite was good and the reservation lady said they were catching fish everyday. So we booked a 4 hr boat. When we got out of the harbor the skipper said its been real slow and his boat hadn't landed a fish for days. Upon return to the harbor we discovered none of the boats caught... More

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Los Angeles
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been to Maui many times but my kids never expressed an interest in fishing until this trip. Naturally I went on trip advisor and found favorable reviews for Start Me Up. Once again, trip advisor came through - we went out today on the 4-hour afternoon trip (12-4pm) and had a great time. We didn't catch a thing -... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you enjoy fishing as much as I do, you know the anticipation of what you might catch is almost as exciting as the thrill of hooking a 500 lb. Marlin or bull Mahi Mahi. I was full of kid-like excitement this morning walking up to boat slip #12 in Lahaina Harbor for a day of fishing with Start Me... More

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