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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-960-5900
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Description: Tropical Sun Sportfishing is one of Kona's premier sportfishing charter...
Tropical Sun Sportfishing is one of Kona's premier sportfishing charter operations. Her captain, Dennis Cintas, has been operating charter boats out of Kona since 1973 and his crew is the very best you'll find anywhere in the world! We love to fish and you'll see why! All equipment, tackle and ice provided. Light tackle, heavy tackle and flyfishing tours available and combination fishing and snorkeling upon request. Custom fishing adventures and tours for families and adventurous groups. Absolutely the best "Value" in Kona and certainly the friendliest crew. Families and children welcome and "Customer Satisfaction" is our number one priority!
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Great day on the Tropical Sun!

This was my first time on the big island and I had the best time of my whole trip. Captain Ryan Lutes was a real professional! Top of the line boat, crew, equipment. We caught... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my first time on the big island and I had the best time of my whole trip. Captain Ryan Lutes was a real professional! Top of the line boat, crew, equipment. We caught some mahi mahi and they fillet them and sent us back to the resort with some great fish for the Bbq. We will be back... More 

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Thompson Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was our eighth trip on the Tropical Sun. We have always had a wonderful time. Great crew(Ryan, Ryan and Carl) and great catches. Last week we caught a stripped marlin. This week we caught a short nosed spearfish. Book your trip now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Captains Ryan and Ryan provided a great all around day on the water. The boat is very comfortable and both boat and equipment are maintained in excellent condition. Take a beautiful Kona day, great conversation with a hard-working crew, and two large Ono and you have a perfect day of fishing. I will definitely book the Tropical Sun again on... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fished with Capn Ryan and Carl last week. This is my 5th time fishin on the Tropical Sun. As usual the crew were true professionals. Capn Ryan worked hard to put us on fish. This was the first time we did not actually catch a big fish but we caught some small tuna for table fare. Great time, great boat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Captain Ryan and Captain Mark gave us the best day ocean fishing we have ever had in Hawaii!! Caught 2 big Ono and a 100 lb sailfish! They were fun, professional, helpful, patient, enthusiastic and we would totally recommend them!!

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I usually visit Kona annually and I always plan to spend a day fishing on the Tropical Sun. Captain Dennis and Captain Ryan know how to put you on the fish. They both know the best spots to fish and have the best gear around. They are also great are working with kids on the boat. The boat is also... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What can I say, the boat is the nicest boat in the harbor, and the crew is top notch. I was skeptical when I showed up to meet the crew and Dennis wasn't there because he was sick, but Ryan took great care of us. We came back with a 35-40lb Mahi-Mahi and a 75-85lb Big Eye tuna on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Another great day out on the water with Capt Dennis and Ryan aboard Tropical Sun! This was our fourth trip with him since 2008 and today we caught a boatload of ahi and aku and had the time of our lives. The weather was perfect, really nothing like catching a tuna in the shadow of ancient volcanoes. If you are... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Captain Dennis is the man! I hooked into a 270 lb marlin on this trip and my boyfriend, Dad, and I also caught some rockin yellow fin tuna that tasted amaaaaaazing when we ate it 4 hours later. There is nothing in the world like tuna that fresh. We had a heck of a time and the accommodations on the... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

2nd time fishin w/Capn D and Ryan. 1st time Grander hookup, 3.5 hours in the chair. 2nd charter tag n release 270 Marlin for my daughter. Capn D had us laughing the whole time. Gracious hosts and very professional. Best equipment, clean ship, and Capn D knows the waters and where to produce fish. Ryan is awesome sharing knot tying... More 

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Address: Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-960-5900
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

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