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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-283-1281
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Description: Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing...
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.
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Another great time aboard TOPSHAPE!

Katie and I visited Kona again this year and our first full day of the trip was spent aboard TOPSHAPE. This year, the Blue Marlin were around for out . We released 2, lost 1... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Katie and I visited Kona again this year and our first full day of the trip was spent aboard TOPSHAPE. This year, the Blue Marlin were around for out . We released 2, lost 1, and saw 3 others in the spread throughout the day. You can't beat being in Kona Hawaii less than 24 hours and already having 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What an amazing two days of fishing! My wife and I have been on quite a few fishing charters and this one was by far the best. Capt. Al and First Mate John were very professional, informative and a lot of fun to fish with. As anyone that is a true fisherman, knows that the fish aren't always there, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After reading many of the reviews on Trip Advisor, my husband and I decided we wanted our first sport fishing adventure to be with Topshape. Did we ever make the right decision! Not only is the boat incredible, but so are Captain Al and John. Their experience, professionalism and kindness made us feel comfortable and right at home. Even though... More 

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South Hampton, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had an amazing time aboard the Topshape. Captain Al and Deck Boss John are the best. They have a fantastic boat equipped with high tech gadgets that help them get to the best spots to get "hooked up", and we did. Tagged a 250lb Blue Marlin! Captain Al has the knack to get you on the catch, and John... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our trip was April 13 2015, a friend (deep sea fishing first trip ever) and I met Capt. Al and John a little earlier than scheduled on purpose. I always like to observe the crew a little before spending 8 hours with them. It was indeed a very professional crew. Lots of review about the boat and the equipment but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wow! From my first email to Capt Al to walking off the boat at the end of a great day, these guys ooze professionalism. My husband and I have deep sea fished countless times in Florida and never have we had the one-on-one experience with a captain like we did with Al. He is so humble and makes you feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a fantastic day out on the water with Captain Al and John. Have been game fishing on the Australian east coast for the past 20+ years and these guys definitely know their stuff. We landed one Shortbill spearfish and tagged another. Great boat and gear, well maintained and setup perfectly. Will be back for a blue marlin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Sailed out with Capt Al and John on March 30. Showed us the in's and out's of ocean fishing. Both extremely knowledgeable and very professional. The boat itself was unbelievable and the experience was as well. Would do it again with these two in a heartbeat. Thanks guys for the wonderful time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Thankyou Captain Al and John what a beautiful boat. My family and I went fishing 3/24/15 it was my dream my son would get his first marlin but even better we had a double hook up and we both got our first marlins at the same time. A moment I will never forget. Thank you again and I can't wait... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Loved our trip out on Top Shape! Captain Al is super cool and a great guy. And First Mate John was on top of everything. Top Shape is such a beautiful boat, with a super comfy cabin and plenty of space for our big group. Hope to go out again next time I'm in Kona!

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