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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
808-667-2774
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Ranked #99 of 133 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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Irvine, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My husband and two teens had a great time fishing with Start Me Up. They caught a lot of Mahi Mahi on the 2am cruise and the crew filleted it and gave them some. We're still entertaining our friends with cookouts here in California. We just got some dry ice near the airport and packaged it in a cooler. It... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great fishing with capt Tim Putnam. Highly recommend. Capt Tim and his mate, Chris, worked very hard to get us a bite. Constantly working the boat and the equipment to help us hook up. His boat was clean and they were friendly as they gave us instructions on how to operate the equipment. Rods and Reels. One of the ladies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took the eight hour trip with Capt. Timster and Mate Chris in August 2014. Great Mahi school at buoy. Four of us caught 15 Mahi-mahi on live bait. Excellent coordination by Timster and Chris. Highly recommend the eight hour trip.

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West Sacramento, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I haven't to maui before gust picked a sport fishing it turned out to be a very good choice that day we had 26 maimai an 2 ono on board by 10 oclock lost some it was a bedlam for about an hour at times we had 4 fish on at once it was the best time ever the captain... More

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Salinas, California
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On our recent trip to Maui, some of our party wanted to try deep sea fishing so we booked an excursion with Start Me Up Sport Fishing. We realize that like safaris, not all adventures are 100%, not even 50%. However, when we booked the only trip available on that day which departed Lahaina at 10:30 am, we expected at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My son and I went on a 4 hour excursion with this outfit. Their captain and first mate were both professional and courteous. The boat was well maintained and clean. Of the 6 people on our boat, one fish was caught and it seemed like this was a fairly common occurrence (i.e., unsuccessful fishing). If you decide to go, be... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took a little ride out to where our captain Timster and his deckhand Chris thought we could maybe get a hookup. They were right! We wound up having a great time and the attitudes and instructions of the crew were excellent! Very friendly guys that we were lucky to get. Thanks for the trip! Would recommend to anyone wanting... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A buddy and I want on an Wahoo (Ono in Hawaiian) trip with Capt. Tim "Timster" Putnam on Monday, July 14th. I have a lot of blue water fishing experience and found the trip incredible but the thing that impressed me most was the Timster made it comfortable for my buddy who had zero blue water fishing experience. The water... More

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Shawnee, Kansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We fished with Captain Steve and deckhand Tim on the boat CUZ. We left at 4:30 A.M. and was trolling as soon as we were out of the harbor hoping for that monster. Steve and Tim were both excellent guys to go fishing with, explaining everything we were doing and why. On the way out we saw birds diving down... More

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Shasta Lake, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Took money got on boat and crew says we probably won't catch fish. Was an expensive boat ride. Have been on charters where we did not catch fish, which happens, but being an avid fisherman I noticed that the lines were put out improperly. Please take the time to look at the reviews on this web sight. I should of... More

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

It's true that we collect your money before you board the boat, but we do not add a tip to the charge. Our published rates do not include state & harbor tax which was the additional amount. We also gave you a 50% discount as a non fisher because you wanted to ride along but not fish,which most fishing companies... More

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