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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-667-2774
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Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport...

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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We really enjoyed the crew of our charter fishing trip. Steve and Chris were awesome and made us comfortable for the whole trip. We started at a reasonable time and spent 8... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Danna B
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Strawberry, Arizona

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third deep sea fishing charter in about 5 years. I don't expect perfection but for the money and time I'm spending I do expect effort and consideration First, I found it extremely unpleasant that we had the same crew as a previous reviewer: the smokers. Ugh. Breathing diesel fumes is par for the course, but cigarette smoke... More 

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Strawberry, Arizona
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed the crew of our charter fishing trip. Steve and Chris were awesome and made us comfortable for the whole trip. We started at a reasonable time and spent 8 hours fishing. Unfortunately, there were no fish the day we went. Not sure if a full moon or coming tropical storm had anything to do with this but... More 

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Thank Danna B
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Tim and Matt did an outstanding job. They where welcoming, knowledgable, and made our trip worth every penny. The boat was in tip top shape. Super clean, well stocked, and both Tim and Matt knew every inch of it like the back of their hand. We caught 3 Ono. I let me son bring all 3 in. The look... More 

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1 Thank Rss1976
Colden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a 4 hour 10:30 AM private charter with the family this was are 2nd trip with start me up. We had excellent luck on are first trip last year and continued are good look with caption Jay and mate Matt had 2 blue marlin hookups!!! The best charter service on Maui in my opinion large clean boats experience and... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a 2 hour private charter and we did catch 6 fish. Our son is Autistic and the captain and the boat hand were nice and competent. When we asked for a few filets of the fish we caught we were told they were not good for eating and they were going to use them as bait . We... More 

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ManagerLahaina, Front Office Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this review

We're sorry you felt taken advantage of, but the Captain explained he would fillet the fish, but because of the size of the fish (less than 1lb.) the meat would be mostly bloodline which is the part you typically throw away & tastes terrible. We're certainly happy your son got to reel in 6 fish & have such a great... More 

Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I've been out on Start Me Up boats 3 times, took the early boat out the buoys each time. Makes for a long day but I highly recommend it as we've had success out there every time. Took my son (16) this time, he caught his first tuna!

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Thank Scott H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

They captain and mate were great. We had pretty good luck (no marlin though!) and they were informative and lots of fun. It was a great time and I will book them again on my next trip.

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Thank Pinch_Hits
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We went out with matt twice. My party of four highly recommend him and start me up. He will take good care of you. Mahalo start me up. And mahalo matt. You guys were awesome!

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Thank Lewis H
Lakeland, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Booked a trip with these guys and was told that the half day private charter would mean we wouldn't get a chance at bigger fish. I said OK. We would not go very far and also BOTTOM FISH and I said great since my wife and daughter was going. They just wanted to catch fish !! Once we got going,... More 

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Thank JohnfromGA
ManagerLahaina, Front Office Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this review

Many of the marlin over 500 lbs. have been caught on our 4 hour trips, so we never say there's no chance at the bigger fish on half day charters, quite the opposite. A majority of our trips are trolling trips which means you would not hold the rod as that would be dangerous, they must stay in the rod... More 

Southlake, Texas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We rented a private 4 hour fishing trip for my sons 27th birthday and we were so disappointed. The captain, Ross and his mate spent most of the trip smoking and seemed totally disinterested in trying to catch any fish. They basically put fishing lures on the lines and pulled them on top of the water behind the boat. We... More 

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