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Silky Sportfishing

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Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Silky Sportfishing
6 passengers Full AC, 2 state rooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, interior seating for 8, upper deck shaded seating for 6, sleeps 5, entertainment Center (TV/DVD/CD)Tailored tours: snorkel and fishing combo tours, big game, reef & light tackle fishing, fly fishing, overnight trips, tournaments, whale & dolphin watching. Silky is a bristol 45’ Viking sport-fisher which is the only one of its kind in Honokohau Harbor. The interior is adorned with natural teak and has an inviting feel. Since her arrival to Kona the Silky has been the only boat in the Kona fleet to have strictly adhered to tag and release of all billfish. The owner-operator is a true professional and has a wonderful reputation of being extremely accommodating to their guests. Captain John Bagwell has been fishing since 1970, starting in Daytona Beach, Florida and traveling to many places since that time. Daytona was just the start of what has become his his passion of marlin and big game fishing.
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

This was one of the low points of our vacation because we didn't catch any fish but I'm not sure I can blame the captain. The ship is pleasant. Captain John was very accommodating to our schedule. His crew hand, John was very funny. Wish...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Cpt John is a true pro. Outstanding gear, 47’ boat with all the comforts and tirelessly worked so we could catch fish. I’ve been on lots of charters where you get dragged all over with no real concern for fishing success. Not so with John....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Guest to Hawaiicon had 2 half day adventures on the Silky. Both had fun hook ups with marlin's but the fish spit the hook. Everyone had a fantastic time. More pictures at hawaiicon.com

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We booked with Silky Sportfishing for 1/2 day with my wife and daughter during our visit to Kona in October 2013. With lots of boats to choose from, the captains of the Silky made it for us. Captain Tobin not only helped us land fish...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Jimcheff
Reviewed August 3, 2013

It was a most enjoyable time for the whole group on our April 2013 fishing trip. Grandkids, there parents, and of course me the grandfather. Thats comming from a group from Minnesota thats enjoys fishing on lakes and Lake Superior. Now Captain John and his...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank mark532013
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a great experience aboard the Silkey. Capt John was great to talk with and kept us entertained with the conversation. Capt. Tobin was especially kind to our young son. We have a family of 4 and our youngest was really excited about fishing....More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Fiona O
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Booked with Kona Family Fishing and went out on the Silky with my parents and my nieces. We had an awesome time thanks to the crew. They really made us feel like family. The cabin is air conditioned so if you wanted to lay down...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Shawn S
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Fished on the Silky 2 with Capt. J B Bagwell a couple of times per year for the last 5 or 6 years. He runs a top notch operation with a clean well maintained boat and well maintained state of the art custom tackle.He always...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank livaloha
Reviewed January 31, 2012

It was one of the best days of fishing I have ever had, dolphines, whales, ans lots of fish on a great boat and great crew. I have been fishing for years and would go on no other boat. I used to work for Steve...More

Date of experience: January 2012
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