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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 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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It's Fishing, Not Catching

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave K
Bakersfield, United States

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Northport, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Bakersfield, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank jj003
Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we took the 4 hour private charter and was totally worth it!!! not just for the experience but ultimately the benefit of filet mahi for that we made tacos with that night. Josh our captain was absolutely amazing! if the fish are biting he will find them. A total of 5 different species were caught during our trip and since... More 

Thank amystraveladventure
Canyon, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Booked and 8 hour trip with Captain Timster and Mate Matt. They are both very good at what they do and the boat and equipment was top notch. Though catching is never guaranteed, we managed to land 8 mahi mahi and three smaller tuna. Trolling on our way back we were fortunate enough to tag and release a blue marlin... More 

Thank badger4902
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The 4 hour trip with this company and Josh and John was the biggest waste of time and money. Not once did I touch any fishing equipment (rod, reel, lure). I understand catching anything isn't guaranteed but neither of these two even attempted to get anything. We basically had a 4 hour boat ride (and expensive one at that) around... More 

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

It' unfortunate you missed the 15 minute orientation that was given at the beginning of the trip that explains exactly what will happen when a rod gets hooked up. Trolling is the style of fishing we do on all our trips which means the rods remain in the rod holders while the lures are bouncing near the surface of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Maybe it's just my luck but we could not get ANY fish on the hook and boy we had a few of those. Tho, the crew was fun and entertained us while we waited and we met too more couples (they take 6 ppl max) so it didn't feel that bad. It took us 4 hours for the round trip... More 

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