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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-667-2774
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2:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:30 am - 7:30 pm

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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Nice cruise, enjoyable crew

Captain Josh and Roy were very pleasant and we had a good day on the water for the 4 hour cruise. For us half of the trip was simply being out on the water. The downside is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike C
Muncie, Indiana, Usa

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Muncie, Indiana, Usa
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Captain Josh and Roy were very pleasant and we had a good day on the water for the 4 hour cruise. For us half of the trip was simply being out on the water. The downside is that no fish were caught. It happens sometimes. Next time I think we would do the 8 just to increase chances and possibly... More 

Thank Mike C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and in-laws recently booked this "Sport fishing Adventure ". It was an absolutely beautiful view from our boat and the crew were fantastic. The problem however is that only after we paid for this trip in advance and the 72 hour cancellation policy had passed did they inform us that it was a slow time. As we left... More 

Thank Shawn S
Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was ok but disappointing probably because I didn't ask the right questions when booking. I'm used to hiring salt water guide who has bait ready to go. We spent 1 hour of 4 hour trip fishing for bait. Used to having fished cleaned as I want them . My guide limited cleaning to scaling and gutting. When I... More 

Thank mrnohio
Spruce Grove
Level Contributor
67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Captain Tim and Josh were fabulous! Great hosts for fishing in Hawaii! Even though only one person out of six caught a fish, not sure if you can blame the captain and his crew. It is called fishing, not catching! Tim and Josh were great representatives of Maui for the day. Informative and friendly. Note for the company, for $469... More 

Thank MarDeeS
Pawling, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Spent a bundle of cash for a leisurely boat ride. Not a single hit. The mate dropped the lines in the water as we left the marina, took a 3 hour cruise and the mate reeled them in as we approached the marina. I have fished often and sometimes you just don't catch anything, but after a couple hours you... More 

3 Thank Jim S
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If your looking for a charter sport fish trip in Maui you might want to look at the competition. Our captain "Killer" stated there would be no guarantee we would catch any fish - he lived up to his promise. The 37' Bertram we fished on is a very capable vessel and was outfitted okay, but the Captain was not... More 

Thank rickster2000
Woodland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Had a great time with Captain Timster and Chris. Caught a 136 pound Marlin. We also ran across several schools of Dophins. Way Cool! This was definitely one of the top highlights of our Maui vacation. These guys did a great job!

Thank Fred W
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

6 of us decided to partake in what we thought would be an awesome fishing trip. We booked a private tour, woke up at 4:30am just to come back at 10am and none of us had touched a single rod. Not even 1 bite. As we are trolling around in circles you would think that a little bit more effort... More 

5 Thank Rebecca H
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wost fishing experience ever. Been fishing for 40 years, engine exhaust beyond normal, lack of effort to find fish. Called to get partial refund, they were not willing to me me halfway.

3 Thank C S
Schaumburg, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Captain Tim and Dillon provided a memorable experience for our group of 6. Very knowledgeable. Fun time!

Thank Victoria B

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