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Finest Kind Sportfishing

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Slip #7 Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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We've had offshore fishing charters from Maine to the San Juan Islands, Florida Keys to Belize and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter B
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Great day fishing

Awesome day where we caught Ono and Mahi Mahi. Killer is a terrific captain. We went all the way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Romemarcia
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FINEST KIND SPORT FISHING is the only Owner Operated, and 3rd generation, Sport Fishing Charter company in Maui. With Captain David Hudson at the helm since 1973. With Capt. Dave's 40 years of experience, operating out of Lahaina Harbor, FINEST KIND consistently holds the catch records for Maui County. Using only the finest fishing equipment, and having extensive local knowledge of where the fish are and what kind of bait should be used.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
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Slip #7 Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've had offshore fishing charters from Maine to the San Juan Islands, Florida Keys to Belize and in every one of them our boat captains and mates have always worked super hard, all day. Unfortunately this want the case with the Finest Kind. Not only...More

Thank Peter B
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The captain and crew have been terminated after reviewing your post.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome day where we caught Ono and Mahi Mahi. Killer is a terrific captain. We went all the way around Lanai with fabulous views of Molokai. Fun crew. Will definitely book with them again.

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome!Thank you!

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

I went on the Finest Kind boat with Eric and 2 deck hands. They were all great and knew what they were doing. Eric said we were going to go out towards the big island because a lot of times you we can't go there...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you next year again👍

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Absolutely the best fishing in Maui. Owner Captain Dave is the most knowledgeable about where and how to fish for all types of fish. The fisherman on board were the best at what they do and very patient to the guests. They treated everyone with...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Mahalo Nui from our Family and Team "Finest Kind Sport Fishing, Maui, Hawaii ⚓️

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Only 1 Mahi Mahi was on the line and got off after being reeled to the side of the boat. However, we still had a great time. Everyone on the boat was friendly and out to enjoy the boat ride and adventure. Three couples and...More

1  Thank Deborah R
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Aloha, we appreciate your very positive review regarding your charter. We will address your concerns regarding your booking agent immediately. Thank you very much, Mahalo⚓️

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I researched ahead of time and knew I wanted to be aboard Finest Kind for my son and his friend's sport fishing trip! Great boat, history, and family story! I spoke with Adam at Slip #7 the day before and learned about the probable conditions...More

Thank Benjamin S
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience!

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

These guys are great! They are very professional, they all really know what their doing. First off they are very safety conscious go over all the safety details before you head out. They have great knowledge of the waters and the fish in them. They...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for your review! That sounds like our awesome team making Maui memories! See you next year! Aloha

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Our fishing adventure was the best. Our fishing guide, Jeff was very fun and we caught an Ono before we were even ready to fish. Captain Ryan found the whales, bazillions of them. They shared the Ono, we grilled it that night and it was...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Mahalo for your review! Glad you had the pleasure of that Ono while on Island. We hope to take you out again! Aloha Nui Loa! Malama Pono!

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Talked with Adam at the dock, he was stand up guy, booked our boat with him. Next, we went out with Capt. Sean & Kenny, on The Finest Kind. The morning was a bit slow, no boats were catching anything. So,,, Capt. Sean kept trying...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to be making Maui memories!

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Strong winds, rough seas and catching fish. What more could a fisherman ask for. Our captain “Killer” and first mate Pablo, worked hard to put us on fish in tough conditions. I caught my first barracuda, which was very unexpected but so rewarding. I couldn’t...More

Thank Chris R
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Mahalo for your great review! Fishing with Finest! See you next year!

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Response from itzrick | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use any bait just lures drug behind the boat. They have you get in the chair and signal your ready and bring you the pole so I guess they set the hook but it looked like both fish were already hooked before anyone... More
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