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About Start Me Up, Sport Fishing
Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a lifetime. We provide all of the equipment you need while out on the azure blue waters of Maui - bait and tackle, ice chests, Coast Guard licensed and certified captains and deckhands with decades of experience fishing Hawaiian waters. The only things you need to bring are sunscreen, beverages (no glass bottles) and a few snacks. We offer a variety of Maui fishing trips including 2,4,6,8 and 9-hour trips. Call us today to book your Maui fishing adventure!
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Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Started at 2am on my first Hawaiian 9hr fishing trip. I am an experienced fisherman and boat owner and have caught hundreds of tuna. Our captain, “John” and deckhand “Josh”. After having my first trip cancelled earlier in the week they overbooked 2 of us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wishin_to_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunate that I rented a private 8 hour charter boat and caught absolutely nothing- not even a BITE. $1500 down the drain. Captain and deck hands were great, however. But an expensive day cruise was not what we were looking for. Felt we were wandering...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Duchess L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have fished all over the country and were quite intrigued by Action's 2AM departure time. So I booked a trip (our 2nd charter that vacation) for myself and my 15 year old son. We figured this would take us to additional grounds and enhance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jteammom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t catch anything and that’s okay because there are no guarantees but there was absolutely no talking from any of these guys unless we asked them a question. It was the most boring fishing trip I’ve ever been on and my first time never...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ManagerLahaina, Front Office Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We understand your disappointment not catching, but that is fishing, that day there were no bites, the next day they caught Mahi Mahi and today we brought in a 728 lb. Blue Marlin. Every day is different. As far as the boredom factor, that's a...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018

If you're in Maui and you're into fishing - these guys will take care of you. I had read a lot of reviews, and understood some of the Start me up fishing reviews were less than glowing. Don't let that put you off. Having spoken...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jdminch
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We were treated amazingly by captain John and deckhand Josh. A beautiful sunrise trip that hooked us up on a Mahi Mahi. The guys were so kind and knowledgeable. We would definitely go again if we had time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ana H
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time and experience with captain John and deckhand Josh. They hooked up the group of 5 with 7 Mahi. We used live bait. The tackle was great quality. On top of it we got a 150 lb marlin to the boat....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank austinsmith7710
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Incredible!! We had the best time. My boyfriend and I didn't know what to expect. We booked for the 2am trip so we woke up at 1, realized that we couldn't get an uber at the time and honestly had the worse time trying to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jenventures
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Captain Tim, aka Timster, was the best!! His deck hand Matt, was awesome as well!! The boat was spotless and it was very clear from the beginning, that this was the fishing excursion we were looking for!! We had a great day, caught some fish...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Booked my trip as part of a shared group abt 3 weeks before arriving in Maui. Communication was great, and I had no issues getting moved to another day due to cancellations. Headed out with Capt Cat Fish and deckie Mike on a 6 hour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 9, 2016|
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Response from BrianSaugerties | Reviewed this property |
Our boat used artificial, surface lures only. The said that for the shorter, four hour trip that was the typical set up and method. All rigging done by first mate. They indicated that they would set hooks. Everyone... More
June 19, 2015|
Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
Yes, give us a call at 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Aloha, Rebecca
February 15, 2015|
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Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
We're going after all the game fish which includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,Spearfish, Blue & Striped Marlin & Yellow Fin Tuna. It's your choice to keep or release your fish.Call us 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a... More