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FIRE HATT Sportfishing Private Charters

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Address: 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-987-0038
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Awarded Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013....

Awarded Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013. Specializing in sportfishing for marlin, ahi, mahi mahi and ono. Our fishing tours explore the Kona coast wherever the fish are biting. We offer half day, 3/4 day, and full day fishing Adventures and also a family favorite combination snorkel (all gear provided) and fishing trips.

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Fishing Kona

Had 2 great days out fishing with Capt. Joe and Brett! Caught 5 species of fish (ahi, big eye, needle fish, spear fish and a beautiful striped marlin) within the 2 trips. Thanks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
KimW012016
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Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had 2 great days out fishing with Capt. Joe and Brett! Caught 5 species of fish (ahi, big eye, needle fish, spear fish and a beautiful striped marlin) within the 2 trips. Thanks to them I caught my first 2 bill fish ever! Highly recommend booking a trip on Fire Hatt! This would be our 3rd time in Kona and... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Bret and Joe, my daughter got her first catch ever. Thanks again for another great trip with you guys

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Thank Mike D
Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Best time ever, Joe and Brent were great guys. Caught a 300 pound blue marlin in first hour. Will go back recommend highly.

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Thank clampertx
Stevensville, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Thanks to Brett and Joe,what an amazing experience to catch my first fish ever.The day has left me short of words to describe catching an 80 pound striped marlin.It was nice that the crew shared in my excitement along with my husband John of 50 years and our daughter Raeanne and son-in-law Dan.Thanks for the memories

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Thank dar366
Bangor, Maine
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Slow day of fishing...but that's just how fishing it....it's a BIG ocean out there. Sometimes the fish are there and hungry, sometimes they are not. We chose NOT to fish for the smaller fish (OUR CHOICE) we chose to go for the Blue Marlin....we DID hook one and he put up a fight and he eventually spit the hook and... More 

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Thank Mainah65
Millington, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Recently booked a private charter on Fire Hatt because of the great reviews on Trip Advisor. After reading The Fire Hatt web page , I thought this was a great Charter company. I WAS WRONG! I would reconsider using Fire Hatt. I originally scheduled our time frame from 12 pm to 6. On the day of our Charter, I was... More 

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firehatt, Owner at FIRE HATT Sportfishing Private Charters, responded to this review

This only the second time in eight and a half years I have had to reply to someone who is trying to hurt our family business, FIRE HATT Sportfishing. To all of the thousands of the guests who have been on our boat, you will see the inaccurate statements made here readily. All of this guests upset came because she... More 

Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have chartered a lot of boats around the World and we rated this as the BEST charter we have ever been on. Capt Joe and First Mate Brett were great. Very friendly, helpful, enthusiastic. We chartered the Fire Hat for a full day of trolling. Our group was my wife, twin 17 year old daughters and my 18 year... More 

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Red Lodge, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our family spent a great day on the water with Capt. Joe and crew. We caught a 250# blue marlin on a day when others in the fleet were struggling to get a bite. Crew friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They know their business. This trip has been the highlight of our Hawaii vacation thus far. If you're looking for... More 

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Crownsville, Maryland
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a great day on the Fire Hatt boat. My son caught a large wahoo, my daughter caught a 100 lb marlin and my husband caught a 250 lb marlin! The captain and mate were knowledgeable and friendly- and they knew where to look for fish!!! The boat was very clean and comfortable- covered places to sit up top... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great day of fishing with Captain Joe and crew. We went for 6 hours and caught tuna, mahi mahi and yes even a big shark... so much excitement... We even had the luck of seeing a large pod of Pilot Whales... The boat was very well equipped, supper clean and great to fish from. We would go with them any... More 

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