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Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter Half Day provided by Bite Me Sportfishing

Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter Half Day

Kona Sport-Fishing Private Charter Half Day
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About
Leave the island for an afternoon on this private 4-hour boating and fishing excursion off the stunning Kona Coast. Learn some new fishing techniques, as well as some local tips from the crew and captain, and enjoy the placid experience on the boat. With your complimentary fishing pole in hand, sit back and wait for a blue marlin, striped marlin, yellow fin tuna, bigeye tuna, mahimahi, ono or spearfish to bite. But even if you don't catch the big one, this is a memorable trip for the whole family.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
You don't have to be a top-of-the-line angler to enjoy this 4-hour fishing and boating excursion off the coast of Kona. Depart from Honokohau Harbor and then learn fishing and angling techniques from the captain and crew, as you sit back and enjoy the experience on this private, chartered tour. Famed for its giant blue marlin, the Kona Coast also boasts striped marlin, ono, bigeye tuna and spearfish, among other varieties. Enjoy the complimentary fishing equipment and drink in the view while waiting for a big one to latch on to your line.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
You don't have to be a top-of-the-line angler to enjoy this 4-hour fishing and boating excursion off the coast of Kona. Depart from Honokohau Harbor and then learn fishing and angling techniques from the captain and crew, as you sit back and enjoy the experience on this private, chartered tour. Famed for its giant blue marlin, the Kona Coast also boasts striped marlin, ono, bigeye tuna and spearfish, among other varieties. Enjoy the complimentary fishing equipment and drink in the view while waiting for a big one to latch on to your line.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30433P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour
Cooler with ice for your beverages and food
Knowledgeable captain and crew
All fishing equipment
Exclusions
Food and drinks (guests should bring your own food and beverages, adult beverages allowed, please no glass bottles)
Gratuities
Sunscreen (recommended)
Duration
4h
Departure details
Bite Me Sport Fishing, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #1, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA You will receive important information from us the day before depart, boat location and captains phone number will come to you via text. Please make sure your correct phone number is provided.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A maximum of 6 people per booking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Private tour
Cooler with ice for your beverages and food
Knowledgeable captain and crew
All fishing equipment
Exclusions
Food and drinks (guests should bring your own food and beverages, adult beverages allowed, please no glass bottles)
Gratuities
Sunscreen (recommended)
Departure details
Bite Me Sport Fishing, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #1, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA You will receive important information from us the day before depart, boat location and captains phone number will come to you via text. Please make sure your correct phone number is provided.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A maximum of 6 people per booking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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4.0
22 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
3
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
4

bba1515
Menlo Park, CA17 contributions
Bite Me Sport Fishing Bites
Jun 2021
I should have known better. I was having second thoughts the entire week. After all, what self respecting outfit calls themselves "Bite Me Sportfishing"? That's right, no one with half a brain. It's really stupid after all. And actually pretty lame too. But then again, so am I, because despite my doubts we showed up this morning for our half day charter.

We were greeted by, I think, a middle aged woman who was clearly jonesing for a smoke, a coffee, or maybe and actually probably, something way stronger. She barely said anything. But kept flicking her hair and saying the boat wasn't there yet but would be in shortly. Did we want drinks or did we want to buy a tee shirt. I should have known better.

Before all too long, our charter putt-putts its way to the berth and offloads a family with two young kids. I asked them how the fishing was and it was clear that it wasn't. Through pursed lips she murmured "not so good, we caught one tiny fish". I should have known better.

Nevertheless, we made our way down the gangplank to meet our captain "Andy" and first mate "Ryan". Andy was jonesing just like the woman in the office. I wondered, what the hell, do they jones together? I should have know better. In any event, Andy wasn't interested in us, it was 10am in the morning and he wanted a sandwich.

So as we made our way out of the harbor, he parked the boat at a convenience store located conveniently on the docks and had Ryan run in for a sandwich and two beers. We should have know better. No one asked if we'd like a sandwich, or a beer, or a water, or whatever it is they both were jonesing on. And there was nothing on the boat. Not-one-thing. No water. No crackers. No doughnuts. No chips. Zero. Zilch.

Eh, I figured, I'll manage our way out of this. I asked captain Andy or perhaps it was Jones, I don't remember to sit down and talk. I told him we had no interest in burning up a lot of fuel senselessly running up and down the beach between buoys trolling for big fish. I told him that instead, we wanted to catch much smaller game fish that we might then prepare for dinner that evening. Further, I told him that two to three hours was more than fine and that I didn't really care how far off shore we went. Andy nodded and said something like "I'm jonesing". I should have known better.

So predictably, captain Andy then proceeded to run up and down the coast from the harbor to the airport and back; over and over and over again. We never saw a bite. We never saw a single fish. Shoot, we never even saw a sea gull. And captain Andy just kept plowing through the ocean, a bunch of sandwich crumbs stuck in his beard.

Finally, I just yelled up to captain Andy, "enough, let's head back in". And that was our fishing adventure with Bite Me Sportfishing. In summary, I should have known better. This had all the hallmarks of a complete rip-off and disaster and that is precisely what it was.

Avoid this charter unless your idea of fun is to inhale engine fumes for half a day while captain Andy jones away.
Written June 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

traveler5926
18 contributions
Excellent Crew and experience
Apr 2021 • Friends
Fantastic experience with Captain Brad and Aaron. Caught a wonderful Ono within 30 minutes. Absolute professionals who know what they are doing.
Written April 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joemY3087XB
92 contributions
Great fishing trip
Jan 2020
My sons went fishing a few weeks ago along with his wife and sister. They all had a blast! They chartered a half day and left bright and early in the morning. Crew on boat was great and my one son caught a 400-500 pound blue marlin. As it was too big, they had to release it but he had a great time fighting it and landing it. Unfortunately, that was the only fish they caught that day, weather was overcast and seas were up a bit due to storms. The price was great and the kids all had a great time. They would do it again in a heartbeat.
Written January 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Colton C
Salt Lake City, UT3 contributions
Not worth $700
Dec 2019
We did not catch any fish and we went into it not expecting to which was fine with us. However, our time on the boat was pointless and a waste of time. From the get go, our group knew we had made a mistake. The captain was virtually non existent as he hardly said a word to our group. He drove us straight out and straight back (from reading other reviews, I’m guessing we never made it to the right spot to catch anything). Our deck hand was even worse. He put all the lines in as we watched what he was doing in silence and he retreated to be on his phone. Yes, he initially explained safety things and what to do if we catch something, but that was it. It really felt like he didn’t want to be there and either knew we wouldn’t catch anything or didn’t want to. If you’re looking for something that’s informative and interactive where you learn about fishing in Hawaii whether you catch something or not, do something else.
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Devilsdixie
Issaquah, WA14 contributions
Exciting and enjoyable
Capt Curtis was really friendly and pleasant, as was his deckhand, so sorry I can’t remember his name. They got stuck with a girl group, who’ve never caught more then small river/lake fish. My 15 year old daughter begged to go fishing so she got the chair. Within the first hour she hooked a marlin! It did get away but it was really exciting to see that sucker fighting and flying out of the water! She hooked another blue marlin that was estimated to be about 200 pounds! After fighting it for almost 30 min and reeling it in herself the sucker got under the boat and the line snapped. So sad and disappointing but we understand these things happen. She was just so thrilled to have the experience and seeing those huge marlins fighting and flying out of the water was awesome!
Written August 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Garin_T_SF_CA
San Francisco, CA56 contributions
Came to dip my pole in the water and got soo much more!
Jun 2019 • Friends
An amazing adventure! Captain Curtis, Judah & Victor each played a key role in one of the best days on the water. Captain Curtis was pro at everything from the command of his boat and crew to putting us in just the right spot to catch more than our share of fish. If that wasn't enough he spotter a whale shark as we were about to go back into the harbor. He made sure the Shark was safe by ordering all lines in fast and put us in an amazing position to get a close up look at this wonderful species.

When all is said and done we caught a marlin, a yellow tail, two ono and a sail fish.

I would recommend this boat again with out regret. Just don't expect to get as many fish ;)
Written June 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stephie808
Aloha, Thank you for the review! Sounds like you had a fun filled lucky day on the water and we are happy to hear it! The crew on Ocean Encounters is amazing and glad you enjoyed them. Please come see us again if you come back to the Big Island. We hope you had safe travels home. Mahalo, Bite Me Sportfishing & Ocean Encounters Charter Team.
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cameron S
Castle Rock, CO650 contributions
A Must 'To Do' in Kona!
May 2019 • Solo
Half-day charter was perfect - we had a few bites and landed a spearfish. Capt. Chad was great - thanks for filleting the spearfish and taking some great pics!
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stephie808
Aloha, Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time spent with us. Thanks again for the review. Mahalo, Bite me Sportfishing Charter Team.
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

olson16
Carmichael, CA4 contributions
We caught dinner!
Captain Chad and his right hand man Sandy were fantastic! Our family group of five left early in the morning to hit the water before it got too warm, letting us focus on the fishing techniques Sandy taught us. Their boat was clean and roomy with an ice chest to keep our lunch cold. Both are very experienced and engaging. By 7:30am we had battled and caught a 120lb marlin and an 80lb yellow fin tuna. Although we didn’t get any more bites, the rest of the time relaxing on the boat was well spent. We took 20lbs of tuna home to the rest of our family, enjoying part of it grilled and part as tasty poke. Thanks for a great experience!
Written May 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stephie808
Aloha, Thank you for the review and kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your time spent with us. Please come see us again if you come back to the Big Island. We hope the rest of your vacation was just as memorable and you had safe travels home. Mahalo, Bite Me Sportfishing & Ocean Encounters Charter team.
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

queenofhearts951
4 contributions
Great trip
May 2019 • Couples
Had an amazing time on bite me 3 with Brian and Andy they were knowledgeable funny and social. Our boat mates were great shannon and Chuck,Trevor and Kieth they all were experienced fisherman as well so made for great conversation.thank you guys for a beautiful day on water!! **Looking at others reviews I think maybe they go in thinking they are going for a day of 100%catching and not fishing we had several bites and brought in a good sized ono.
Written May 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stephie808
Aloha, Thank you for the review. Captain Andy and Brian are a great team on Bite Me 3. We are happy you enjoyed your time with them. Yes you are correct... some folks think it's a catching charter and that's when they get angry and disappointed. We spend a lot of time clarifying the definition between fishing and catching. We offer fishing charter's. Do we want to catch? Absolutely..... Do we catch every time... No. Its fishing. A bad day of fishing is still a good day! The view is to die for and the boat ride is nice! To top it off you get to meet some very good people. We hope your vacation to the Big Island was a good one. If you ever venture back, come see us! Mahalo, Bite Me Sportfishing & Ocean Encounters Charter Team.
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rick H
1 contribution
Fishing fun in Kona
May 2019 • Family
Went out with captain Bradley and JJ, they were great. We caught some big fish and had a great experience. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Written May 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stephie808
Aloha, Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your stay on the Big Island and had safe travels home. Mahalo, Bite Me Sportfishing & Ocean Encounters Charter Team.
Written July 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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An experience of a lifetime!
Despite the initial confusion, Capt Andy, Taylor and the rest of the Bite Me team stepped up and went above and bey
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Amazing Mana Ray night dive!
We went on the manta ray dive. It was a good trip! Our crew, Louie, Bryan and Peter were excellent! We saw several
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Perfect
Great time. Captain Brook and Ryan are amazing. We’re able to get TWO blue Marlin on the boat. One was a successful
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Big Fish, Big Smiles
I've been to the big island a handful of times, but this last trip holds one of my personal favorite experiences. M
Jason H
Jason H
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Caught a trophy fish!
We were out for 4 hours with Captain Andy and his crew mate Brian. Within 5 minutes we hooked a marlin and it manag
Rams C
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Waste of money and time
It was depressing trip with Bite me 1 , they start with coping you up for not getting the fish. Chad and Sandy does
Handoc14
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Sport fishing with Bite Me 6
We caught a tournament-sized wahoo 15 minutes out of the harbor, and nothing else the rest of the day. I understand
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Knowledgable Crew
Fishing Kona is either an on or off affair. We went out with Captain Nate and Lee - highly knowledgable concerning
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Pleasure
Went out with Captain Nate! 6 hour charter the four of us! Erin was very knowledgeable about history and his stor
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Huge Mahi-Mahi!
What an incredible day! Captain Nate and Aaron were the best! No fish were biting in the first few hours, but Aaron
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DO NOT BOOK: CROOKS
Thieves: NEGATIVE STARS!! DO NOT USE SERVICES FROM HERE!!! My friend and I spoke to the manager twice before bookin
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Great fishing experience
Captain Chad, and Captain Sandy, an absolutely amazing father and son duo, extremely knowledgeable with over 30 yea
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If you want to eat your fish don't fish with this company
We booked a charter with Bite ME Charters in Kona Hawaii for me and my son-in-law. Over $700 for the two of us. Sur
Carol V
Carol V
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Just OK
We where scheduled for 10:30, we departed early, which was nice, but too late for fishing! The crew said another o
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Worst 4 hrs of my 8 day Hawaii trip
The bite me 1 has a Capt (Chad) that isn’t interested in repeat customers or catching fish, just getting as many pe
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