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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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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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The superlatives just keep coming !!!

We just got back from a day on the TOPSHAPE , and she really is a beauty . Fully kitted out with the best of everything . Capt Al and Capt John are absolutely consummate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a day on the TOPSHAPE , and she really is a beauty . Fully kitted out with the best of everything . Capt Al and Capt John are absolutely consummate professionals who know their craft, with the additional bonus of being fantastic people as well.. We normally go salmon fishing up in Haida Gawaii near... More 

Thank VanGroovey63
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I can't recommend this boat highly enough. They have a luxury yacht with high end equipment that is very well maintained. We took the charter out on 9/28 and we had an early hit where she didn't get the bait but it wrapped around the bill. The crew checked the line and replaced both the leader and the rig since... More 

1 Thank Todd B
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My good friend Steve and I spent three days competing in the Lure Makers Invitational Marlin Tournment aboard TOPSHAPE Captained by owner Al Gustavson. First Class, First Class, First Class! Did I say First Class? Before I give you my opinions of Captain Al's 43 foot Cabo pearl what really impressed me most were his team of mates that prepared... More 

Thank nickfromnorcal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a better deep sea fishing experience! In a short half day trip, my son reeled in his very first marlin and we managed to hook two more. The boat was the best we've ever been on--immaculate, comfortable, spacious -- and even equipped with WiFi. Both Al and John were great -- friendly and very good... More 

Thank Maretdad
South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We booked TOPSHAPE based on their 100% excellent ratings on Trip Advisor. After spending a perfect day fishing for Marlin, TOPSHAPE really deserves an EXCEPTIONAL rating. The Marlin fishing is why Kona is the top choice vs anywhere in the world. Below I will try and give some insight that I didn't contemplate before our fishing trip that hopefully provides... More 

Thank Paul S
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was the PERFECT sport fishing trip for our family! It was like being aboard our own personal watercraft, with a just a couple of close friends. We spent the entire day on this amazing, comfortable, clean, well equipped boat with Captain Al and John. It was much more than we expected, very private and personalized. There was a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a great family time with Captain Al and John. This is definitely one of those adventures where as long as you know what to expect, you'll enjoy it. What should you expect- a great boat, friendly captain and first mate, and you might catch a fish. When you do, it's a thrill!!! We had a few strikes and... More 

1 Thank Kim S
Sandy, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a fantastic weekend thanks to the crew of Topshape. Captain Al and John Bennett made our marlin derby (July 8, 9, & 10) one that we will never forget. They found marlin everyday and we caught em! What can be said that hasn't already been said? These guys are awesome. The boat was spotless, comfortable and had every creature... More 

Thank Ron L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A highlight of our recent trip to the Big Island was spending a day with Captain Al and John on Topshape. Fishing was a little slow that day (for us and all the other boats that were out) but we went 1 for 2 with Blue Marlin (and released the one we did catch). We still had a great day... More 

Thank slsweet2
Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We always try and book a fishing trips during our vacation travels and Captain Al and First Mate John deliver. Feeling the power of a Blue Marlin on the other end of your fishing line is something not to forget. We Highly recommend full day trips and if budget allows, multiple days. Topshape will will get you on the fish.... More 

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