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Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter Full Day

Kona Sport-Fishing Large Group Private Charter Full Day

By Bite Me Sportfishing
per group (up to 10)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Private tour
  • Cooler with ice for your beverages and food
  • Knowledgeable captain and crew
  • All fishing equipment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (guests should bring your own food and beverages, adult beverages allowed, please no glass bottles)
  • Gratuities
  • Sunscreen (recommended)
  • Snorkel equipment (upon request, please notify office 24-hours in advance)

  • Bite Me Sport Fishing, 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy #1, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30433P9

    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 10 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30433P9

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    • Beau2996
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles8 reviews
    Very good

    Stephanie G
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time had by all! Tara was a hoot, and an experienced captain.

    My Dad, son, and I all had a great time. We each hooked a blue marlin, plus my son caught a yellowtail of some sort (not tuna).

    Tara and crew were excellent. Boat was amazing!

    We would definitely go again and be sure to book Tara, if possible.
    Written June 23, 2022
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    Cole M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Family
    Best fishing charter yet! Brian and cam are definitely the guys I want to go with again! Saw pilot whales, tons of porpoise and a sea turtle at the end! Not to mention the fish!! Got one beautiful tuna and 2 marlin at the same time but lost one! Definitely worth the full day! Cam, you the man! Thanks for helping get that big fish in
    Written March 7, 2024
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