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Finest Kind Sportfishing

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Lahaina, HI, USA
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About Finest Kind Sportfishing
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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MatthewKathy A wrote a review Mar 2020
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Living here on Maui I had promised my son a sport fish trip along with his friend and a friend of mine with his mom. The weather was terrible with wind gusting to 45 knots. I asked the captain ( owner) if we should cancel and he said no we can fish behind Lanai and be sheltered. We had 20 foot seas breaking over the boat and though we did catch one small mahi it was life threatening to go on deck to reach it. My friends mom was seasick the entire time, and my son took a large can of something to the head as projectiles we’re flying about the boat. I paid well over $1200 for this trip and spoke with the captain and his wife about giving us a refund or discount to no avail. It is clear to me they only want your money and will do anything to get it even if passenger safety and or comfort is at issue. It is embarrassing as a local resident that this business is allowed to operate on my home island.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Aloha! We need to know the date you went fishing? Are you sure it was on our boat? We are the owners here on Maui, Captain David Hudson and wife Stephanie Hudson Please advise so we can get the facts to follow up? Respectfully
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FellowTraveler487341 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Went out on January 21 and had a great time. Rich and Greg were excellent and took good care of us answering any questions and showing us what to do. They kept us entertained with their stories and were just as excited as we were when we caught fish. The boat was clean and well cared for and they were very particular with their lures and tackle which shows the pride in their work. We started off catching bait fish and then did a little bottom fishing. We didn't catch the big one when trolling but hey that's Fishing. Adam was very helpful when we booked and answered all our questions. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars was that there wasn't much direction on given where to park and we ended up with a parking ticket☹️️ Our bad but we left early it was dark and couldn't see any signage posted. Thanks guys we would do it again
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Thank you for sharing your fun fishing trip!
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kylecosand wrote a review Dec 2019
Sioux Falls, South Dakota5 contributions
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We definitely had a great time Anthony and Shawn worked very hard for us and definitely showed a passion for fishing. When we come back to Maui we will definitely book again. They definitely took pride in their boat and constantly organizing and cleaning in downtime’s. Thanks again for a great first experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing
Responded Dec 13, 2019
Thank you very much! Our team appreciates the review! See you next year!
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Terry A wrote a review Dec 2019
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15 yo son and I had a blast on Finest Kind's 8hr tour. Crew was great and put our enjoyment at the top of their priority list. Could recommend them enough.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing
Responded Dec 5, 2019
Thank you so much!!
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Kathy H wrote a review Oct 2019
Tupelo, Mississippi43 contributions11 helpful votes
We are repeat customers of over 25 years. Love this family owned company. There love for the water and Maui continues to show each time we fish with them. We don’t always catch but the effort is always there. Capt Dave’s experience and stories are always a plus. My grandson was treated like a king. It’s a great environment for the experienced to the novice. Stephanie is a pleasure as well she was quick to help us with some last minute changes. Mahalo and much Aloha until next time.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to share with others! We appreciate such a nice review! See you next year!
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