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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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It is impossible to Know if one will catch fish on one of these expeditions. The Captain and crew do their best - and still there is no way to know if the paying passengers will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great trip. Whether or not you catch fish is the will of the seas as much as anything else. That being said, we caught six gray snapper 19 mahi mahi and one 553 pound Marlin. To catch the Marlin, we let a shark go. I think the success was part luck in part due Jucca's preparation. He and Kat went... More 

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Colden, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We booked a 4hr private charter at the dock and were extremely pleased with the service we received. The boats used by this charter service are comfortable and well kept. Our captain Denny and first mate Russ worked extremely hard to catch us fish everyone caught a fish and the views were amazing !!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Four of us booked a shared 4-hr trip and didn't even get to touch a pole once. Captain Jay and his deckhand Chris were friendly enough and I supposed it wasn't much of their fault, so I'm gripping more toward management. About 30 minutes before the end of the fourth hour, Captain Jay mentioned he hasn't gotten any fish in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is impossible to Know if one will catch fish on one of these expeditions. The Captain and crew do their best - and still there is no way to know if the paying passengers will catch fish; well today we did . In Hawaii the deep sea fishing is really sport fishing. The fish are larger, faster and provide... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a BLAST with Captain Killer and Ty. We did the 6 hour trip and got a big Ono within an hour. The last 5 hours were a bit slower, but still just as fun - we got some live action a couple hours later - enough to keep everyone excited. The scenery is beyond beautiful - there's no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First of all they run a good program. We were called the day before to confirm our reservation. We were told where to park, what time to be at the wharf, and what to bring. Once were arrived we were greeted by the captain and deckhand who helped get our gear to the boat. We were asked what species of... More 

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have fished all over the world but Start Me Up was one of my best days on the water. The captain has a 2nd sense when it comes to finding fish and the crew was fun and helpful. I learned more about Maui than on my past 4 trips and the best p[art: WE HOOKED A MARLIN!!

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Boise, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been deep-sea fishing in the Dominican Republic and in Cabo many times and have always enjoyed my time! This experience was completely different. You have to bring all your own food and drinks which is fine, however then...Captain Ron and his deckhand Josh were terrible. From start to finish all they did was complain about how they don't... More 

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Yakima Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I were there in April and booked a trip with them and had a great time. "Killer" was the captain and Tyler was the deckhand. Josh, another deckhand, was off the clock but came along with us. All three of them were very friendly and professional, as well as knowledgeable. We even pulled in a 40 lb... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Their motto is stop wishing and start fishing which might have been the case if they had a decent system in place. Booked a shared charter a couple weeks before coming to Maui. Stopped by the kiosk the day before to make sure I was confirmed on the Action for a 9 hour. Jaimie checked the sheet and said I... More 

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

When you booked your reservation you gave us a credit card to hold your spot.Reservations must be secured with a valid card, a credit card with enough credit to cover the price of the trip.We do accept cash, but we still need the valid card to hold the spot. Your credit card declined, so we called to obtain a different... More 

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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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