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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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My friends and I had the best time! I can’t recommend enough, you will have the best time! From the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Amazing Fishing Trip

I was on the island with some friends for Labor Day weekend and we wanted to go deep sea fishing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris T
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“mate john”(44 reviews)
“capt al”(29 reviews)
“blue marlin”(56 reviews)
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...more
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-283-1281
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had the best time! I can’t recommend enough, you will have the best time! From the staff to the actual boat, everything is 5 stars! Mahalo for such an experience!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on the island with some friends for Labor Day weekend and we wanted to go deep sea fishing, as we had heard Kona was one of the top spots in the world. So when I noticed all the great reviews for Top Shape...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were overdue for a guys fishing trip. TOPSHAPE came highly recommended and they did not disappoint! Captain Al Gustavson and his crew were professional and extremely knowledgeable. The Cabo is Gorgeous and has all the comforts one could want. We were blessed with great...More

Thank CampbellMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m 30 years old from Massachusetts. Ever since I was 12 years old I dreamed of one day going big game fishing on a big fancy boat with the big fancy gear. Wednesday September 12 2018 was that day. My wife and I are on...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say I will not fish with any other captain in the islands. The boat was immaculate and very comfortable. We went 1 for 5 for an exciting adventure. Capt. AL and Capt.John were amazing and gracious hosts. Capt. John took the time with...More

Thank halftime2680
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal Boat, Captain and Crew!! Thanks to captain and crew for great experience with friends and a nice ono for dinner!!

Thank fbimike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I chartered the Topshape for a day of sportfishing. The boat is immaculate - very clean and comfortable. Captain Al and mate John are extremely professional and fun to talk to. They asked what our goals were for the day and were...More

Thank R5068CCkeithc
Reviewed July 28, 2018 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
Reviewed July 25, 2018 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
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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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Laurence K
December 2, 2015|
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.
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.
William R
June 9, 2015|
Response from Al G |
Yes All but marlin that we release