Island of Hawaii Tours
6 Hour Fishing Charter
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6 Hour Fishing Charter

By Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing
Recommended by 94% of travelers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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  • We Provide all necessary equipment to fish and a cooler with ice. All you need to bring is whatever you like to eat or drink.
What's not included
  • Gratuity is not included in the price. It is customary to tip your Captain & Deckhand.


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  • 275 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    We are located across from the Big Game Club on the Finger Pier J-8. When coming into the Harbor follow the curve in the road to the left.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 215684P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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: 215684P4

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    • Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing
      162
      Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
      Joined in November 2019
    • andrewfU7667HA
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Epic Fishing
      Captain Gaige and Bo did an amazing job putting us on the fish. My wife and I landed a Spearfish, Blue Marlin, and 3 Yellowfin Tuna. We had a few more bites that got away. Excellent, clean boat with updated electronics. Will absolutely fish with them again.
      Written May 22, 2024
    • meghane818
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely recommend Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing
      Had a great afternoon with Captain Gaige and First Mate Bo. We managed to catch a beautiful Blue Marlin with just 15 minutes left of our trip! Weather was amazing. The boat was clean and comfortable and we had no complaints whatsoever. I would absolutely recommend you fish with them.
      Written April 3, 2024
    • Muskie44
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Kona Fishing Experience
      Captain Gaige and Bo are awesome. Their boat is very clean and comfortable with top of the line electronics. They both work hard to give you a great experience and catch fish. Highly recommend!
      Written December 19, 2023
    • Pathfinder6457
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fishing
      The Captain Gaige and Crew Beau were exceptional hosts - although we did not catch any fish - the boat ride was fantastic - boat was in super shape - very clean - would definitely do it again in the future
      Written September 26, 2023
    • masonw514
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth your time!
      What a great time on the Kona Cowboy! While we didn’t catch any fish, I would highly recommend taking the time to just enjoy the ocean and views. My 7 year old son had an excellent time! The crew was top notch and the boat was immaculate. I would 100% go again with the Kona Cowboy!
      Written September 9, 2023
    • sarahbl0ch
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Fishing for All
      2 days with Captain and Crew led to 20 different kinds of fish caught including a Blue Marlin, Yellow Tail, Tuna And Mahi Mahi. Captain and Crew were helpful, funny, and fish pouncers. For a novice and the more advanced, this is a delightful time spent with a team that loves fishing.
      Written September 5, 2023
    • Rob1626
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the water
      I had a great time the Gaige and Bo, they did a great job, communication was great, punctual, clean, comfortable boat. I never base my review of fishing charters on the catch, rather how hard they work and did I think they put it all into my experience. In this case it was first rate. I did catch two great fish as a huge bonus!!!!
      Written August 11, 2023
    • 71JasonM
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mission Accomplished
      My 19 year old son has been deep sea fishing for the last 7 years and decided to try and catch a blue marlin. We booked the all day charter and indeed were able to obtain one! The first mate Bo did an excellent job explaining how to reel in the fish and use the chair- more thorough than other charters we have been on. The captain, Gage, also did a great job with the boat while getting the fish. The boat itself had plenty of space inside and was very comfortable. Also one of the cleanest boats we have been on. Chips and drinks were provided.
      Written July 23, 2023
    • susaniW7205SZ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing and Captain Gaige
      Captain Gaige and his Crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. They showed us ahead of time what to do when a fish was caught. My husband caught his first Blue Marlin. We got to see numerous Whales. The boat has a room inside that you can get out of the sun which was nice. When we got back they cleaned the fish for us and we took some back to our Condo to cook. The only work we had to do was fish and enjoy. The price was very reasonable. We fished 2 days and would go back again.
      Written April 10, 2023
    • bb23bb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Marlin Fishing
      Fantastic Adventure! I highly recommend deep sea fishing with Captain Gaige and first mate Ryan. I have been bill fishing three times and this was definitely my best experience. Captain Gaige is young and enthusiastic as well as very knowledgeable about fishing in Kona area. It was impressive to watch Ryan work nonstop maintaining/changing the fishing lines while simultaneously keeping boat deck clear of clutter while carrying on conversation with you. We were fortunate to catch a blue Marlin and Capt. Gaige and Ryan did all they could to help me reel in my first blue marlin. Ryan even served us some sashimi from some freshly caught Skipjack tuna! The fishing trip on Cowboy Kona was the highlight of our vacation week.
      Written March 6, 2023
    • garreta2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent day of fishing
      The trip was fantastic!!! Gaige and Ryan made us very comfortable with snacks and beverages. They worked hard to get us on the fish and successfully caught a blue marlin and two spearfish. The boat and equipment were well taken care of and maintained properly. We would definitely go with Kuna Cowboys again!!
      Written February 14, 2023
    • Trail42277706065
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an experience!
      From the moment I stepped onto the boat I felt right at home. Captain Gaige and first mate Ryan find the perfect balance of being hardcore fisherman but also easy going guys who are great fun to spend a day out on the water with. I’m an avid fisherman but the knowledge between those two boys about fishing blew me away. The boat was very well maintained and the equipment preformed without a flaw. You can tell these guys really love what they do and put everything they can into making it a great experience. Whether you luck out with a fish or not I can guarantee you’ll have a good time with these guys. Will definitely be back.
      Written February 10, 2023
    • 4JRs
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best fishing in Kona!
      Great crew! Boat was stocked with goodies and a relaxing spot to sit while waiting for the fish to bite. My 8 year old was given proper introduction to reel in a 400lb Marlin(with a little help from his dad and the crew). Great day on the water! Can’t wait to cowboy up on our next visit to Kona!
      Written January 1, 2023
    • Trvler59
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not what we talked about
      We text, left vm with questions and was told that we would be able to keep,our catch. We are local and after being told we had to release the Blue Marlin (which we were ok with) they kept the 95 pound yellow fin tuna. Which was extremely frustrating and then we were expected to tip too. When you ask the questions and are old the catch is yours that’s what you expect. We would not have kept the whole fish either, but not even given the option. The Captain was on his phone a lot, I think to find place to fish. We are planning 2 more trips but will find another boat that honors the clients keep the fish.
      Written November 24, 2022
    • Wesley_richardson
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend! Plan for 2 days of fishing because after you go you will want to go back! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
      We had such an amazing experience on our first charter we booked another one before heading home. On both full day charters we caught a Blue Marlin. From the boat to the crew easily should be rated more than 5 stars. Highly recommend!
      Written September 20, 2022
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    C D
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    The first mate was great - always trying to cheer us up and talk about his fishing experiences and the great catches others have had on their boat. He could not have been nicer. The captain said hi and bye and nothing else and came down twice only to get snacks. Did not discuss the boat, his experience, where we would go, etc. I have gone on many private fishing charters in Hawaii and elsewhere and I appreciate that there is no guarantee of catching fish. But in 25 years of going, I have never had a trip where I did not even have a chance to fish - not sit in the attack chair or reel in any line - nothing. No bites for 6+ hours is not something that I ever want to repeat. Moreover, we only trolled, there were no individual poles and reels for us to use as we have had on every other deep sea fishing experience we have done in HI and FL so that we can past the time and at least feel like we are fishing. That made the trip monotonous and a bad experience for my teen daughters, who has been with me four times and is always the big angler typically catching the largest fish and most fish, including in Oahu last year.

    The boat needs upkeep as I am used to riding in a vessel that is spotless and not in need of repair. Not a big deal, but at this price point, one expects a spotless vessel and a captain that can find the best fishing spots. In other trips like this, the captain goes to different hot areas and we try that for a while and then move on if no bites. This usually results in success. This time, we just went up and down the coast with not ONE bite. Beautiful weather and spending time with my daughter was great, but her disappointment made me regret not looking at some of the reviews who had similar comments. Again, the first mate (Ryan, I believe) was stellar and he was the highlight of the trip. I do not write flippant reviews and I thought long and hard about submitting this, but my daughter still talks about her disappointment and therefore, I do not want others to have the same experience.
    Written March 22, 2023
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    Pat S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Amazing from start to end! Right out of the harbor we hooked a Omilu! (very rare) It wasn’t long before we hooked and landed a beautiful Ono! We had the freshest fish for dinner, breakfast, and lunch! Chilling up top with Captain Shawn is definitely the way to see the coast. My wife and I had a great time getting to know him and we got a lot of inside knowledge of the Big Island. Our deckhand Si was as good as they come. He made sure everything was set perfect and paid close attention to detail. I live in a fishing community in Southeast Alaska and I can’t recommend Kona Cowboy fishing charters enough!
    Written May 19, 2022
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    Thanks Patrick for the awesome review! Means a lot to us for you taking time to do it. Hopefully we can fish together again!🤙🏻
    Written June 5, 2022
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    Justin D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Family
    Great day fishing with Kona Cowboy. We were off and running about a minute after we stepped on the boat which was before our scheduled time. There were 5 of us with 3 kids. Shawn and Bo were great with the kids teaching them how all of the gear worked and making sure they were ready. They worked to make sure each of the kids caught a fish. They ended up with 5 smaller yellow fin which were great for them. We then trolled for some bigger fish. We were really lucky to land a blue marlin. Even in the chaos of fighting the fish they made sure all of the curious kids were safe but also got to see and understand exactly what was going on. I would definitely recommend them for anyone with kids. I will also be sure to book them again in a few years when the kids are older to go after more trophy fish. They are serious about fishing and also great at teaching and making it fun. The gear was great and everything from booking online to communication was easy.
    Written December 2, 2021
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    Thank you for the awesome review Justin! It was a good day!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.!!🎣🤠
    Written December 10, 2021
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    Andrew
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Friends
    Shawn and Sawyer gave us an awesome day on the water. The boat is setup well and is in great condition. They were fast and efficient and as soon as our feet hit the boat we were pulling away from the dock. They were great at teaching us how to use the equipment and shared their strategy for the day in detail. Sawyer even showed us the different lures they use and how he makes them.

    The morning was slow, but Captain Shawn is not one to accept that and he was continuously scanning the horizon and looking for his next move. They are very knowledgeable too and during the whole trip they were talking to us and telling us about the Hawaiian Islands and fishing stories and that was nice when we were waiting for a bite. Finally, Captain Shawn found the hot spot after he noticed some activity on the horizon and confirmed it through his fishing friend network. Despite being over our charter length he was determined to get us some bites. In short succession it became wild with doubles at one point. We got all of our fish in the boat which was 3 mahi-mahi and 3 yellowfin tuna. They filleted up a large amount of fish for us to eat, and took the big tuna to market. It was the biggest fish I’ve ever caught, and is a highlight of my Hawaii trip! Thank you for the great experience and working so hard to put us on the fish! Not any Captain would go this much out of his way for us.
    Written February 16, 2022
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    Thanks for the awesome review Andrew! Congratulations on your ahi as well! Hope to fish with you again!
    Written February 23, 2022
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    Tate C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020 • Family
    After leaving the harbor and watching a beautiful sunrise we saw several humpback whales jumping. We had a hit for a blue Marlin. We hammered the fish at the fishing grounds. Cool whale shark charm followed us too. Logan and Beau are amazing deckhands and never stopped working. Shawn was such a great captain. Put us on the fish and was so nice and funny even tho he is a bama fan. And I’m going to auburn!!! Everyone are friends when you’re catching fish!
    Written December 13, 2020
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    Awesome review thank you!
    Written September 14, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    howietrish
    Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We chartered the boat for the four of us for a half day. Captain Shawn and Sawyer were fully prepared and we on our way right on time. Lines were in the water in no time. Lures were changed constantly to optimize. We were fortunate to land a sizeable mahi-mahi on live bait. Sawyer filleted it for us and even suggested an ideal preparation. We enjoyed ceviche made from our catch. Thank you Shawn and Sawyer for a great day of fishing!
    Written March 28, 2022
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    Glad to accommodate you guys and super stoked on the afternoon of fishing!Thanks for taking time to do a review! Mahalo Shawn
    Written March 28, 2022
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    Richard
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    Had the pleasure of fishing with this team, and I can honestly say that the Captain and crew do a fantastic job of tending to their customers. Very encouraging, fun to be around, and providing you with anything you could think of. A very respectable team that will put you on fish! Definitely the recommended "go to" charter when in Kona.
    Written March 17, 2022
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    Awesome fishing with you Richard! Thank you so much for the review! Hope to fish with you again!
    Written March 23, 2022
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    Y8307RU
    Austin, TX2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing gave us the experience of a lifetime. Captain Gaige put us on marlins and shipmates Bo and Gordon managed the controlled chaos, instructing and helping, while making it a blast! They also have a great house to rent, which is within 10 minutes of everything you need, plus a great view. I’d give them 6 stars if it was available!
    Written January 30, 2024
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    Jrichard1987
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a 3/4 day with Kona cowboy for my family of 4. Ryan and Gaige were great to deal with right from the start. Professional and hard working clearly working to give us the best experience possible. They got us on some Ono right out of the harbour. We each got a chance to reel one in then we headed out for marlin. They were great with the kids kept them engaged and both Ryan and Gaige were friendly and easy to hold a conversation with. The kids loved the tuna tower and asking all sorts of questions to the guys. Unfortunately the marlin bite was slow but I’m positive they gave us the best opportunity possible to get hooked up. They even extended our trip without question in hopes to give us a chance at a big marlin! Professional guys that clearly know what they are doing! If your looking for a great charter that is there for you and the experience these are the guys! Thanks again and we hope to be back soon!!
    Written April 4, 2023
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    Jason K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    I called Shawn on short notice. I was really looking to do two days of fishing. Shawn had room in his schedule for one day. I eagerly booked the date thinking I better book it or I might not be fishing at all! I really wanted to go out for two days so I called around and found someone that could do the two days that worked best with my schedule. I called Shawn back and asked him if he would have any heartburn if I canceled on him and booked with they guys that could do the two day trip for me. Shawn was a true professional and he didn't give me any grief at all. I'll be back to the island in the future and wouldn't hesitate to book with Shawn and you shouldn't either!
    Written February 29, 2020
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    Awesome review!! Thank you 🙏🏻
    Written September 14, 2021
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