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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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Got a Mahi Mahi

We booked a private charter. The crew was really nice. We were on a 4 hour morning trip. You get there before sunrise and head out. I wish there was free parking. Lahaina sucks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Ken_from_Denver
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We booked a private charter. The crew was really nice. We were on a 4 hour morning trip. You get there before sunrise and head out. I wish there was free parking. Lahaina sucks for parking. We watched the sun rise over the mountains. That was nice. Here's the deal. You put a bunch of lures out on lines and... More 

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maryland
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6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

My sons (17,10) husband, BIL and nieces (11,8) went on the 6 hour trip 3days ago. My son caught a 674 pound marlin!!!! Everyone raved about Dylan and Steve, especially their skills in reeling in the fish. Apparently my son was treated like a local celeb once they docked since that type of catch is extremely rare. That said, you... More 

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You will not be allowed to keep your fish. Dont waste your time or money with this company. It was a great boat ride though. Will choose another company to fish with on next trip. Btw most companies will help clean, bag, and ice your fish for you. Not this company. Dont believe them!!

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We have a custom designed stainless steel framed cutting station specifically designed to fillet fish after your trip.Right next to the cutting station is an ice chest containing 200 lbs. of ice,that is used to place in a bag for our customers to take back to their hotel or condo.We also have a fish scale installed next to the ice... More 

Kihei, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although there were no fish biting the day we went, we won't use them again based on their response to Benizziranch. Shame on you for not calling these folks in private and helping them work through this. Your customer service skills are completely unprofessional

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and daughter did a 4 hour morning fish. They had a great time! She caught a tiny tuna. An added bonus was they saw a TON of whales.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

My family and I just spent two mornings fishing with Start Me Up and we had a great time. During the first day we only had a couple of bites, but the trip was worth it... The scenery was beautiful, and we got to see many whales. On the second day, we had much better luck and caught enough for... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you like trolling using lure fishing with nothing else then go ahead and book Start Me Up Sports Fishing. The guys are great as is the boat and the booking process. Fishing is as fishing goes and whilst there was only 2 fish caught between 5 clients on this 8 hour trip I don’t see this as the issue.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a great time with this service. Got double booked somehow which I understand happens from time to time. They got us out on a different day which I appreciated very much. Only had 2 hits on our 6 hr trip but had a good time looking at some beautiful scenery and talking with the deckhand. I'd recommend these gents... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I were on Maui for our honeymoon and since he is an avid angler, we thought that deep sea fishing would be fun. I booked an 6 hour shared trip through our hotel and while I was quite hesitant about the trip after reading some of the reviews, I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our skipper "killer" and crew "Jay" made if a fantastic day. They tried their absolute best to ensure we catch us a fish. It took 3 hours but what a ride, watching the whales while we were waiting. We finally snagged a 10kg mahi mahi "a fish so nice they named it twice!" We had a great day catching few... More 

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