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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-667-2774
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Description: Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport...
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!
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Went on the mid afternoon fishing trip, with skipper Killer and crew member Tye. Headed off the south Maui coast for a four hour jaunt trolling re hitwee along the way. With the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

USE ANYONE BUT THESE GUYS. SERIOUSLY!!!! from first contact, we were mentally molded that we were expected to pony up a 20-30% tip. Here is how these guys work on the 9 hour trip. You shell out top dollar to go fishing. You are promised that you will b able to keep ALL your catch. However, you are only going... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Find anyone else! Could not be worse than this one. Put the poles and lures in gave us a five minute talk and went up top never really spoke to us again except to tell us no one was catching anything. Imagine our surprise when we returned and saw many boats with successful catches.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Captain Steve and First Mate Justin provided my family with an outstanding fishing experience. We did both trolling and bottom fishing. Steve and Justin ensure my 10 year-old son had a great experience. He caught a total of 15 fish, and I landed a 30 pound Mahi Mahi. I never realized the effort required to catch sport fish and Steve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Went on the mid afternoon fishing trip, with skipper Killer and crew member Tye. Headed off the south Maui coast for a four hour jaunt trolling re hitwee along the way. With the exception of one line, all rods were rigged with surface lures. The stainless steel line was set at a deeper level and this line was struck an... More 

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sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went with Cap'n Johnny and Ross. Both are knowledgeable guys and do everything they can to make the trip as enjoyable as possible. The boat was clean and they had a good system for making things fair -- I read some of the other reviews and was glad that things went smoothly for us. We got our first strike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Trip of a lifetime! We took the 2:30 boat trip out, 6 of us on the boat and had a truly spectacular time. We rode out with the stars above us and room for us all to catch a few more z's before we reached our destination to start. Yakka and Johnny were our fantastic crew and made sure we... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our boat was being repaired on the morning that we initially reserved, but we easily rescheduled to a session two days later. Our Captain, (he called himself "Killer," but was a pretty friendly guy with over 35 years of fishing experience) did a great job scanning the water for potential hitting spots, and Ty, our Deck Hand, explained the procedure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our honeymoon fishing trip, so we went all out purchasing their longest trip (9 hours). We were onboard with four other couples making it six total, not counting the deck hand and captain. The first hour of your trip is spent boating to your destination. They start off by fishing two poles at a time and have you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've seen Maui every way there is to see the island. We've gone on almost every excursion possible, several of them multiple times using different vendors over the years. My favorite activity on Maui: sport fishing My favorite sport fishing boat: Start Me Up My favorite sport fishing captain: Timster! We have had some incredible experiences with Timster and his... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went out for 4 hours. Beautiful sunny day and the ocean wasn't too rocky. We drove up and down the coast for hours but unfortunately all we caught were a LOT of sun rays... as in sunshine, not fish :( In fairness they are very clear up front that it is 50/50 that you'll catch anything... so no issues...... More 

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Additional Information about Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

Address: Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-667-2774
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Lahaina
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 2:30 am - 7:30 pm

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