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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-283-1281
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Ranked #5 of 188 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our... more » Owner description: Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our immaculately maintained 43' Cabo is an epitome of luxury gamefishing in Hawaii. With an air conditioned salon, Wi-Fi, master stateroom, shower and state-of-the-art amenities, TOPSHAPE is one of the most comfortable fishing charters you will ever experience. Captain Al Gustavson, the owner and operator of TOPSHAPE, has been fishing the waters off the Kona coast for over 25 years. So, whether you're seeking an elusive grander (1000+ lb billfish) or are looking to catch some of the Ahl (tuna), Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish), Ono (wahoo) or other gamefish in Hawaii, TOPSHAPE fishing is where it's at. « less
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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My family was happily greeted by Captain Al and John right on schedule at the harbor. We instantly felt relaxed on their incredible boat after getting a tour of our "home" for the next 6 hours. We trolled the waters all day and although we didn't catch anything or even get a bite, it was still an awesome experience. John... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked with Top Shape for 6 hrs on September 22nd. We were instantly impressed with Top Shape and Capt Al. Top Shape is a beautiful boat, clean, spacious and full of amenities. Although we didnt catch anything that day, Capt Al & his mate made every attempt at trying to find the fish. Thanks Top Shape... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We just returned from our Hawaiian trip, and fishing aboard Topshape was the highlight. We hooked up to an Ono within the first 10 minutes of leaving the Harbor. After trolling for about an hour I hooked onto my first Blue Marlin!!! After a few hours of trolling, and discovering Captain Al was a fellow Chico State alumni, we thought... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For our niece's 25th birthday we took her fishing aboard Capt. Al's TopShape Kona Sport Fishing Charter boat She caught tagged and released a 200+ Blue Marlin... had a great time, good videos of the fish jumping and Haili reeling it in.. The trip was a real pleasure, great boat rides really well and Capt Al did a superb job... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

VERY impressed with Capt Al, and John. I marlin fish a lot and rarely find such a combination of intelligent, friendly and very skilled fishermen. They don't treat you like an idiot and dont just drag plastic around waiting for the charter to be over. They actively hunt for fish with state of the art gear. I have been on... More

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a great experience for my first time deep sea fishing. The TOPSHAPE was awesome, as there were a satellite television, comfortable seating (both inside and on the flying deck), and air conditioning, and it's kept very clean. About a year ago my grandfather and uncle chartered this boat and each caught their own marlin with Captain Al and... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

From the Topshape boat, to the Topshape crew, the whole experience was simply THE BEST. Mahalo, Captian Al and John for the first class fishing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Capt. Al and John is a "Super Duo" of fishing. We caught 2 Blue Marlin on this trip. Their fishing expertise and boat handling skills allowed us to land one and tag the other. The boat, electronics, and in cab facilities are "Top Notch" and super comfortable. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend this team to everyone. Aloha... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Marlin fishing was #2 on my husbands bucket list. We were advised to go to Capt. Al and TopShape - we heeded that advise and regret nothing! There are too many excellent reviews here that say it all and it's all true! Capt. Al is the BEST - his First Mate is the BEST. We were thrilled beyond belief with... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had been planning a day of fishing for my son's birthday while we were vacationing in Hawaii. There were several options, but there was something very professional and right that drew me to TopShape. This was a great decision. In our group were two adults along with my 10 year old son. Al made sure we were in the... More

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