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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-283-1281
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Amazing day!

After reading Trip Advisor reviews, I booked my family (myself, my husband, 14 year old son, and 12... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie W
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Great day on the water!!!

There are a number of reasons to fish with Topshape. First are the people. John and Al are just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Booger70
via mobile
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Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our immaculately maintained 43' Cabo is an epitome of luxury gamefishing in Hawaii. With an air conditioned salon, Wi-Fi, master stateroom, shower and state-of-the-art amenities, TOPSHAPE is one of the most comfortable fishing charters you will ever experience. Captain Al Gustavson, the owner and operator of TOPSHAPE, has been fishing the waters off the Kona coast for over 25 years. So, whether you're seeking an elusive grander (1000+ lb billfish) or are looking to catch some of the Ahl (tuna), Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish), Ono (wahoo) or other gamefish in Hawaii, TOPSHAPE fishing is where it's at.
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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+1 808-283-1281
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading Trip Advisor reviews, I booked my family (myself, my husband, 14 year old son, and 12 year old daughter) a 1/2 day fishing trip with Captain Al at Topshape. This was my family’s first experience with ocean fishing...first time on the ocean in...More

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of reasons to fish with Topshape. First are the people. John and Al are just good people. They work hard to put you on fish. They are great to talk to. They explain what they are doing. They are professionals. Second...More

Thank Booger70
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our fishing experience with Captain Al and John was wonderful! The boat is beautiful and both Captain Al and John were first rate--true professionals. For three of us, this was our first experience deep sea fishing. Both adult kids caught their first Blue Marlins, which...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

The fishing experience with Captain Al and his first mate John can only be described as awesome! After boarding the boat Capt Al gave us a briefing of the details of the boat and made us feel comfortable to use all its features as it...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

June 19th was one of the best days of my life. While visiting to Hawaii with my wife I wanted to fish in Kona. I had seen all over the internet the different fishing adventures and after reading all the great info on TOPSHAPE fishing...More

Thank eugeneragadioiii
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

What a day we had! Booked a full day of fishing for 3 with Capt Al and John and they did not disappoint! Caught 2 ahi and a blue marlin. Each one of us able to haul one in! Unbelievable experience with friendly and talented...More

Thank Tricia L
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Took the family to Kona for a nice family vacation. Decided to book a fishing trip with TOPSHAPE fishing charter. Not only did we book one trip with TOPSHAPE we booked a second 8-hour trip that same week. Captain Al is a true professional, awesome...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

I went with my sister and dad fishing with Topshape and we had a blast. The captain and the first mate were so friendly and made the experience so much fun. The boat was great and we even managed to catch some fish!

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Without a doubt, this has to be the best outfit in the Islands. Capt Al and John were fabulous. We loved our day. Even if we hadn't caught anything, we would have walked away feeling we got our money's worth. The boat is TO DIE...More

Thank kbwort
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Fished half day with Captain Al and 1st Mate John. Impeccable service, pristine boat... even my mom who just had massive back surgery was comfortable thanks to the sea keeper and piloting skills of Al. John worked hard to make sure we had the best...More

Thank mattskogmo
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Laurence K
December 2, 2015|
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Response from kennyb33 | Reviewed this property |
We did an all day private charter. It was around a $1,000. Plus tips. They are very good at responding to emails so just shoot them a quote to see current rates and what charter fits your needs. Hope this helps.
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LisaLambkin
November 6, 2015|
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Response from wolfman0369 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Captain Al for the answer. Google Topshape Kona Fishing for the website, I can't put direct links in my answer.
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William R
June 9, 2015|
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Response from Al G |
Yes All but marlin that we release
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