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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
Phone Number: +1 808-283-1281

Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing...

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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Capt Al and John are awesome. We had a perfect day on the water. My first time sport fishing and they had me reeling in a Marlin. Topshape is great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilbert, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Capt Al and John are awesome. We had a perfect day on the water. My first time sport fishing and they had me reeling in a Marlin. Topshape is great!

Thank Mykal2112
Cheyenne, Wyoming
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great two days of fishing with Topshape. Captain Al and first mate John were terrific. The boat couldn't be better maintained or more comfortable. Everything was excellent, even though the second day was without fish. Great time, with great friends and two new ones in John and Al.

Thank MarkM42459
La Crescent, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family booked a 2nd trip with Topshape last week on a visit to the Big Island. This time we went for a full day charter. And much like last time, it was a great experience! The boat is immaculate, the equipment they use (rods/reels/line/electronics/etc) is top notch, and the conveniences onboard (A/C, wi/fi., etc) were great for a whole... More 

Thank Dan K
Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A true experience of a lifetime! I usually can not stomach the rockin on the boats so I have to stay behind while my husband does the fishing. Not this time though.. Because they had a boat stabilizer I was able to join along without my motion sickness getting the best of me. ( for the same price as the... More 

Thank leahGorr
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on an 8 hour trip with captain Al and first mate John, and immediately recognized the amount of experience between the two of them. I was able to understand there techniques and the true art of billfishing, and I believe that the crew on Topshape has nearly perfected it. Though some people may describe it as a ride... More 

Thank William B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

My journey to catch a Marlin started about 7 years ago, and has taken me to some of the best fishing waters around the world. From South/Central America, Caribbean, Baja and Kona once before, unfortunately with no success. Needless to say, I've been on a lot of fishing boats. TOPSHAPE is by far the best fishing vessel I've ever been... More 

Thank SillyRabit
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

1st class charter service all the way. My 3rd charter on the big island of Hawaii, and this was by far my my best experience. Fishing reports all were reported as fairly slow, we knew that going in. Sign of a good captain(he gets you on fish even when it's slow!) Boat- wow perfect. Stabilizer took some roughness out of... More 

Thank Daren v
Los Altos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This was my third high stakes big game Marlin tournament in Kona The Firecracker Open and 2nd with Captain Al and the Topshape crew. I not leaving a review for Topshapes next potential charter (already done that last year) but would rather comment on the two recent reviews who appeared to have a negative experience. Their were two reviews with... More 

Thank nickfromnorcal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding day on the water with Captain Al and John! Boat was amazing...closer to a luxury yacht than a fishing boat. A/C in the main cabin, gyro to minimize the roll of the boat, constant breeze on the top deck...simply amazing. Our son caught a 250 lb Marlin when we were 2 hours out. Fish topped the water just like... More 

Thank Rob W
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

First the good news. The boat was exceptional. No expense spared. Beautiful, very comfortable, air conditioned and antiseptically clean for a fishing vessel (must remove your shoes while aboard unless you have white boating shoes). The captain and first mate were nice and accommodating (just a hint of aloofness from captain). Based on their bio I'm confident they knew what... More 

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Matthew G, General Manager at TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing, responded to this review

Chris, Thanks for the Compliments on the Topshape. Now to your complaints. I will answer each of them to inform the tripadvisor community. - The idea that we circled endlessly is truly a false claim. If I do a circle it is because I have a reason too . But, to claim that is all I did is not true.... More 

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