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“Captain Dave is AWESOME!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kona Seafari Sport Fishing

Kona Seafari Sport Fishing
Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+(1)808-960-3527
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Ranked #119 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Sports
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hilo, Hawaii
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“Captain Dave is AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My family and friends went out with Captain Dave. His crew were in the tournament and I caught and landed a 481.5 blue marlin in about 40 minutes because of Dave's talent. Until the end of the day, we had the biggest marlin but we're not in the tourney. At the end someone in the tourney caught a blue marlin that was ten pounds heavier.

Visited August 2013
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English first
El Paso, Texas
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“A fun day (and fish, too!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We brought friends from England to Hawaii (this was one of their "bucket-list adventures), and indulged in an all-day charter with Captain Dave Bertuleit and Kona Seafari, after getting a recommendation from local sources. We ended up with a splendid day on the water, and even hauled in some tuna and marlin.

Dave is an affable ocean junkie, with a passion for fishing, and plenty of good stories to share on a long day of trolling. He is also the only fisherman I know that has a Thai "chicken-bird" talisman that virtually guarantees striking fish. Even though Dave was readying his boat and gear for the upcoming Kona Billfish Tournament, he was enthusiastic about wedging a day of fishing in, just to accommodate us.

The well-kept vintage Hatteras was very comfortable (even for 6 of us plus captain and crew), and equipped with top-notch gear. Dave and his mate were VERY accommodating, even to the extent of divvying the tuna with us so we had a week of fresh tuna to gorge on.

Definitely recommend this charter; it was a highlight for our English friends, too!

Visited August 2013
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“1st time fishing in Kona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have been wanting to fish in Kona for years and we were overwhelmed with the choices we had. We heard about the Kona Seafari from some friends in California and decided to give them a try. Great choice. Hooked a Marlin, mahi mahi and ono. Captain Dave was awesome. We brought our lunch and drinks on board and they provided the ice and chests.

Visited July 2013
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