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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

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“mahi”(54 reviews)
“captain tim”(20 reviews)
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...more
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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
+1 808-667-2774
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had such a great time with Captain Steve and Jon! We have done deep sea fishing before but never in Hawaii and are avid outdoorsman/woman and hunters so we know that sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don’t but we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with Captain Cat and first mate Chris. Left the dock early in the morning from Maalaea Harbor and followed the Southern Cross south. Put the lines down at first light and it wasn't long before we hooked onto a 125...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank harbergr
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
1  Thank Wishin_to_travel
Reviewed January 9, 2019

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 January 3, 2019

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
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 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 January 2, 2019

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
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Candace C
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