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“A little boy's "best days of his life"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tropical Sun Sportfishing

Tropical Sun Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 970-644-0455
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Ranked #97 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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San Bruno, California
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“A little boy's "best days of his life"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My husband took our grandsons, Kainoa (6) and Cameron (3) along with their father on the Tropical Sun in mid-June. It was the boys' first deep sea boating trip and they were so excited! Kainoa is the little fisherman in our family and had a great trip catching aku proclaiming the day "the best day of his life". Kainoa was so lucky to be asked back on the Tropical Sun in July to fish with Ben Wong of Let's Go Fishing and had another "best day of his life", catching more aku. Both Captain D and Ryan made his fishing trips fun and special. Great memories were made on the Tropical Sun for Papa and Kainoa - priceless!

Visited July 2012
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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“Another great trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Went out with Dennis again and once again he came trhough with exactly what we wanted. Fishing and snorkling. Our friends were very impressed by the entire experiance and said it was one of the best days they ever had.
Fishing was fun with everyone catching some smaller tuna and then the snorkling was incredible as we all swam with the dolphins in the bay.
Cannot ever say enough good things about Dennis and how each trip is just so much fun.
Some captains just fish but Dennis makes it a fun day and mixes things up to keep everyone involved.
Thanks again Dennis!!

Visited May 2012
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“Great Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This was our family's first visit to Hawaii, and we wanted to experience fishing in the Pacific as we live on the east coast. I talked with a number of captains prior to our trip, and really like the response I received from Tropical Sun -Captain Dennis. I also liked the fact that he has an up-to-date calendar of all scheduled charters on his website, something I didn't see on the others. We had a great day, we caught about 15 tunas and a mahi mahi, and only three of us fishing -our teenage daughter took pictures. The captian and his first mate -Ryan, were friendly, accommodating and hard working. We also scheduled some time to snorkel and the Captain took us to great snorkel area with lots of underwater life. By the time the charter ended, we all felt like family. Thanks, Captain Dennis and Ryan for a memorable day.

Visited April 2012
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“Once again, Tropical Sun crew delivers 'our best vacation day'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

This is our third time, 3 visits in a row to the Big Island and we spent another amazing day at sea with Capt D and Ryan.

We caught 4 mahi mahi. We kept as much as we wanted to and what an amazing feast cooked as per Dennis' suggestion. We also had a catch and unplanned release of a marlin!!

This boat and crew is so professional and fun to spend the day with. Catching fish is a bonus but just being on the boat is always our favorite day.

My family highly recommends you spend time fishing with Capt D and Ryan. You won't regret a second of it...

Krywulak family
Alberta, Canada

Visited March 2012
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“Highlight of our vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Capt Dennis and his crew are first class all the way. They went above and beyond to make sure my family was safe, comfortable and had fun. He succeeded at all 3. Each in our party caught a fish and everyone loved the experience. My young boys (5 and 3) were enthralled and are still talking about "Capt D and Ryan".

I also recommend the getting the video. Lee did a great job and delivered the finished DVD to our hotel the next day!

Will absolutely book again when we return.

Mahalo!

Visited February 2012
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