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Bwana Sportfishing with Capt. Teddy Hoogs

74-867 Hauoli Place, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-936-5186
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Ranked #135 of 203 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Boat Tours, Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Big game fishing in the calm waters off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Fishing in comfort and style...
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Type: Boat Tours, Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Big game fishing in the calm waters off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Fishing in comfort and style aboard a 46' Gamefisherman built in 2008 named "Bwana". Air conditioned cabin, top of the line equipment and first class capt. & crew make for unforgettable experience!Capt. Teddy Hoogs, locally grown, world travelled, with over 20 years of experience. We welcome all levels of experience, family's and kids welcome. Fish for Blue Marlin, Yellow-fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. Kona, Hawaii is known as the Marlin Capital of the World! Calm seas make it an ideal place for sportfishing year round. Full day, 3/4 day, Half day, and multiple day live aboard trips available.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I and my son Chris, two big game fishing enthusiasts from Scotland have been catching fish with Teddy every summer for the last 7 years. We first fished with Teddy when he was deckhand on Pamela skippered my his father, Capt. Pete Hoogs. Then on Kila Kila and for the last two seasons on Bwana. Capt Teddy has always managed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

If you want a captain and crew who are dedicated to getting you on the fish, this is your boat. The Bwana is immaculate! Teddy, Joe and Gabe were friendly and work as hard as possible to get you what you are looking for. We headed out at 6:30am and while putting out the pattern (at the mouth of the... More 

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Management response:

Great day on the water, one that doesn't happen very often! We were very close to getting that clean sweep! We'll gives us a goal to surpass for your next fishing trip on Bwana :)! Thank you for the review and I appreciate all the kudos, glad you had a great experience! More 

Hunt, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

July 7, 2012. Just in from a full day fishing with Captain Teddy Hoogs and his awesome crew Joe and Gabe on the beautiful, luxurious Bwana. First of all, let me say; if you want the fishing experience of a lifetime, you MUST book a trip with these highly professional, dedicated fishermen who know where these Hawaiian fish live and... More 

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Management response:

Mahalo for the kind words! Fishing with people like yourselves sure gives my crew and I great gratification seeing the excitement of someone's first billfish or big game fish! Thanks for choosing Bwana, and thank you for letting us share your (successful) experience fishing in Kona! Look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I was recently in Kona for a bill fishing tournament and had the experience of a lifetime on one outing. On the third day of the tourney, I had the good fortunate to be aboard the Bwana when the fish of a lifetime rose to take the bait of my fishing buddy, Dr. Terry D. The Blue Marlin surfaced around... More 

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Thank you so much for the review! That truly was a fish of a lifetime on 50# test tackle! What a awesome experience for all involved and I'm glad my crew and I were able to share it with you! Look forward to fishing with your fishing club next year, take care! More 

Aiea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Went out on a charter on Memorial Day with Teddy Hoogs, his boat BWANA and crew of Joe and Dave. Got to the boat at six in the morning and they were waiting with everything ready to go. The boat was spotless and the crew was nothing less than professional. The boat was stocked with drinks and snacks and handled... More 

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fishkona, Manager at Bwana Sportfishing with Capt. Teddy Hoogs, responded to this review

Unforgettable fishing day with some great new clients! Thanks for choosing us, my crew and I look forward to fishing with you again next year! More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Capt. Teddy Hoogs and his friendly & experienced crew showed me the fishing trip you have always dreamed about. We started out in the emaculate boat KILA KILA and hooked a skipjack tuna and 72 inch stripped marlin in the first hour.We continued fishing all day and caught another stripped marlin, this one was 88 inches,we did a tag and... More 

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fishkona, Manager at Bwana Sportfishing with Capt. Teddy Hoogs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kudos, nothing makes my crew and I happier then seeing someone fulfill a dream! It was a pleasure fishing with you and I look forward to seeing you again in the future! Congratulations on your catch, keep in touch! Aloha, Capt. Teddy Hoogs More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

after our reservations with seawife charters fell through (their issue not ours) we did a last minute search for a private charter for our first deep sea fishing trip which was at the top of our to- do list while vacationing in kona. we found capt teddy hoogs and the kila kila--and we could not have gotten luckier. first of... More 

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KilaKila53, Captain at Bwana Sportfishing with Capt. Teddy Hoogs, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the great review! Nothing makes my crew and I happier, then knowing our guests had a great experience on the water with us! Its even better when the fish cooperate with us too! Thank you so much for choosing us, and we look forward to fishing with you again in the near future! Aloha! More 

Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

We recently spent a half day sportfishing with Capt. Teddy and Joe on the Kila-KIia in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. This trip was a very exciting and productive one, as my son finally after years of waiting was on his first sportfishing trip. The Kila-Kila is an impressive and beautiful charter boat (modern, air conditioned cabin, head, fridge) and... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

Teddy and Josh were absolutely the best. They both worked hard to find us that elusive Blue Marlin that we were intent on finding. Their service was stellar and the boat was awesome. We were comfortable all day on this boat. Found Teddy after fishing with his dad on the Pamela Sue. He offered to take us when his dad... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

My family and I spent an incredible day with the Captain (Teddy) and Crew (Josh) of the Kila Kila. We managed to catch three blue marlin and five skipjack tuna. Teddy and Josh were very patient with us (five amateurs and a rusty senior) giving expert instruction and working the boat and the lines in impressive harmony. The boat is... More 

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