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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-667-2774
2:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:30 am - 7:30 pm

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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Captain Steve and Matt were great!! But, I feel that they were only trying to nab the big fish. We would have been happy if just one person (besides the girl who brought a banana... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one fish was caught on the 6 hour ride but they explained the high risk high reward style fishing they do. They were very friendly and would 10/10 do again with Josh and John as the crew.

Thank Tristan R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got talked into a private boat for the flexibility of being able to fish for "whatever" is biting and also extending the trip. If you book with "Deli" please know he's a salesman. Not a fisherman. He's happy to show you pictures on his phone of "recent catches" lol...but the reality is...he will not deliver on his promises. This... More 

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

We welcome your comments and opinions but when you make false statements to back up your opinion with no regard for the truth, it invalidates everything you have to say. Deli has fished Hawaiian waters for over 20 years & he was actually trying to help you, not just sell you the longest & most expensive trip. Your Captain has... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother in law and I booked the six hour trip when the man at the hut said you will definitely catch something. Yesterday we caught blah blah blah. However we never had a bite. No fish, no excitement, nothing. They were not sympathetic nor understanding. When we pay 450 dollars for two people who didn't get any closer to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Captain Steve and Matt were great!! But, I feel that they were only trying to nab the big fish. We would have been happy if just one person (besides the girl who brought a banana on board) would have caught a fish. Any size. But, I did get some great pictures!!

Thank LisaRobbins
Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Went fishing with Start Me Up our first day in Maui. Captains Kevin and Matt were very professional. Matt gave us all a tutorial on the art of fishing. The boat we traveled on was clean and well maintained with excellent equipment. We caught a beautiful 200 pound blue Marlin and saw one of the first humpback whales of the... More 

Thank pskypala57
Florissant, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice crew but overall very disappointing. Other than the fact it was a beautiful day, a 6 hour charter without so much as a bite. $460 for a long and boring boat ride. Left at 5:30am, the cost included nothing, bring your own water, snacks, etc.... Money would have been better spent on other excursions.

Thank khengehold
Birmingham, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I spent a week on Maui for business and managed to get in two days of fishing with customers. Both days on Start me up private charters. Day 1 was a 9 hour trip that left out at 2:45 AM. We were told to be there at 2:15 which we were and the crew shows at 2:30. The reason for... More 

Thank Dynasty16
Bakersfield, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

My recent trip was the second time out with Start Me Up. They have several boats so you never know what vessel or crew you'll get. We had 6 people on our 6-hour share trip. One of the "fishermen" went down with sea sickness early on. This particular boat caught a 375 LB. Marlin the day before. That pretty much... More 

Thank Dave K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

My first trip to Maui and my first experience deep sea fishing. We had a group of six people which included three women with no experience and three guys that are die hards when it comes to any type of fishing. Josh and John were the absolute best in taking care of everyone's needs. It was a smooth journey and... More 

Thank Rhonda P
Dublin, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The trip was fun but it wasnt what we were expecting. Theres not much fishing involved mostly a boat ride around Maui. I read the prior reviews and didn't want to believe any of them but saw it with my own eyes. the crew does smoke on the ship which is annoying because i hate cigarettes let alone second hand... More 

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