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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 970-644-0455
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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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Fishing with the Tropical Sun for the 5th time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Seward, Alaska
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Seward, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Return visit. Tagged and released one Blue Marlin and watched in frustration as a Striped Marlin followed our lure but just wouldnt bite. In my experience its the Captain and crew that make the trip. Can't get better than Captain D and Ryan. Look forward to another trip, hopefully before Captain Dennis retires. He will be missed.

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Cherokee, Iowa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Dennis and his crew are accommodating, friendly and really show you a great fishing trip. They know the waters and where to fish. We caught a variety of local fish and they were excited as we were with the catch. All equipment is top notch and provided. You just have to show up, they do the rest. Your needs are... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Dennis Cintas watched my son, his cousins, and his sister's boyfriends come and go for the past seventeen years and though there were trips when we didn't catch anything, he was always entertaining and charming...the consummate captain, (perhaps born in the wrong century...would have mad a great pirate). I am looking forward to fishing with him in his retirement too.... More 

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