Camelot Sport Fishing
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Beautiful 34 foot custom sport fishing boat. Penn International fishing gear... The absolute best.We continually produce more trophy game fish than any one here in Kona..The best big game fishing in the world out our front door...Combine your trip Whale watch Snorkel and fish, also Dolphin encounter. We can custom your water experience with anything you want to do.. Enjoy your holiday with us..
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Sam V
Hilo, HI6 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Capt Robert is one of the best charter fishing captains in Kona. He and his crew are really friendly and know their stuff. I and my friends been fishing with The Camelot for about a year (about once a month) and while we don't always catch fish, we ALWAYS have a great time. Being on the water, and enjoying one of the most beautiful places on earth is worth every penny. Book BEFORE you come to Kona, don't wait until the last minute. Support local businesses it really does matter.
Written May 14, 2022
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Thanks so much for that review That you are local and choose the Camelot as your boat of choice really makes us feel good. You can choose so many but keep coming back.. It is an honor to fish with y'all.. Thanks so much for your support Much aloha and God Bless
Written June 7, 2022
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Christopher R
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
I wasn’t sure how my 10 year old son would handle a full day of fishing so we booked 2 hours. We did 30 minutes of bottom fishing and caught a few small fish then headed out for something larger. With 90 minutes we didn’t expect much but the captain knew what he was going and within 30 minutes we had a strike. Eventually we reeled in a 130 lb yellowfin tuna and it was amazing. The crew did all of the work and were super friendly to my son. We will definitely be back for a longer trip.
Written July 27, 2022
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Thanks so much for the review.. What a trip Making memories is our brand We do try hard.. Thanks again Much aloha and God Bless
Written August 6, 2022
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Allen A
Albuquerque, NM5 contributions
Dec 2021
Great Adventure
Capt. Lael and James did an awesome job of making sure that I had the knowledge needed to start the adventure
A short time into the trip we hooked into a beast Blue Marlin and unfortunately it hit the lightest gear that was out (120lb Test).
We were able to get it close to the boat 5 times and on the 5th time we were able to get close enough to attach a heavier line to it at which time the Marlin went nuts
Estimated at 800+ Lbs and 12-13' long. Hour + long battle
In The end the Marlin won; but certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity
I would highly recommend a 6+ hour trip vs. 4 hour as it simply takes time to get to some key spots.
Remember Fishing is Fishing!
For me while I was hoping to bring some dinner home; hooking into a huge Marlin was an unexpected surprise that I will not ever forget!
Written January 2, 2022
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Now you have the story of the one that got away Thanks so much for coming out with us and Making memories Thanks also for the review Much aloha and God Bless
Written January 25, 2022
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Don Evans
Knoxville, TN6 contributions
Jul 2021
Our family had an absolute blast with Captain Robert, Lyle, and James! This is a first class operation and they treated us great. My 14 year old son caught his first sport fish, a Blue Marlin, in under 4 hours. The crew did a great job of working with him, encouraging him, and helping him get the fish into the boat. Definitely the highlight of our vacation. I would highly recommend the crew of the Camelot to anyone who is in search of a great sport fishing experience.
Written July 21, 2021
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Thanks so much for the review Harrison what a kid. Making memories is our brand and we try so hard. Watching parents watch there kids catch a fish of a liftime is awesome.. I love it and so does my crew.. Much aloha and God Bless
Written July 22, 2021
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Scenic367608
7 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Our family booked an afternoon fish, noon to sunset on Halloween. Best Halloween ever!! Captain Robert responded quickly when we contacted him earlier in the week and we easily booked our desired day. When we arrived he explained the boat rules and we were out of the harbor and fishing in no time. It was a gorgeous day and we enjoyed the scenery and company. We were fortunate enough to catch a beautiful mahi mahi (our 15 year old's first - he will never forget this!!- with excellent instruction from Capt Robert and Lyle). Thanks to the amazing Lyle who found a huge pod of dolphins that were leaping out of the water and splashing all around us. The boat is immaculate and comfortable and the expertise of Captain Robert and crew Lyle is impressive. We had a memorable and amazing day.
Written November 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for that review. We appreciate you took the time to write.one.. We love creating memories and yours was a trip to remember. Much aloha and God Bless
Written November 6, 2020
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kristenamanda
Seattle, WA4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
1,000% recommend Camelot - if you’re looking to fish out of Kona, these are the guys to do it with! We had the best day with Captain Robert and Topher. Not only are they top notch fisherman, but they’re also amazing people who are a blast to spend the day with out on the water. Thanks to both of their hard work and Topher’s excellent eye, we were lucky enough to reel in a 375 lb blue marlin - which, after cruising through a pod of dolphins, was the absolute cherry on top of an already excellent day. We can’t thank the Camelot crew enough and can’t to go back out with them again next time we’re in town!
Written February 2, 2022
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Thanks so much for the awesome review. I loved you watching your husband and cheering him on What great memories we have together. So Cool Cant wait to see y'all again Much aloha and God Bless
Written February 5, 2022
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Jason F
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had an exceptional time on the Camelot sport fishing charter! Our group of 4 had many laughs with Captain Robert and his crew Ryan and Jim. The highlight was snagging a 407lb Pacific blue Marlin and with the assistance of the crew it was brought in!!!!! Robert and the crew were incredibly quick and organized in all aspects of our catch and his boat is beautiful and clean. I highly recommend booking with Camelot and when we are on the big island again they will be our first call!
Written January 20, 2022
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That fish was amazing and we had as much fun as you guys did We are so happy you enjoyed us and thanks for your support. Also thanks so much for the review Much aloha and God Bless
Written January 25, 2022
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Brittany G
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Sep 2022
We had a fantastic day aboard the Camelot! The crew made us feel like family the second we arrived. They were all extremely knowledgeable about the island, and fishing. We enjoyed listening to their stories and soaking in the beauty of being on the water. My husband also caught a massive barracuda and can't stop raving about the experience :) Bucket list day. Thank you Captain Robert, Brooke, and Darren for the special memories.
Written September 6, 2022
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Making memories is what we try to do.. You guys are the best.. Talk about a bonding trip all around.. Thanks for taking the time out of your honeymoon to join us. I will not soon forget y'all What a beautiful couple.. Much aloha and God Bless
Written September 7, 2022
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Mainlander
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We had a nice time on a six hour fishing/snorkeling trip. We were disappointed the big fish weren’t biting for us, but they made a special effort towards the end to make sure our kids each got to catch something and made a big deal about each one. They even took the extra time to clean the smaller fish we got so the kids could bring them home to grill.

The snorkeling was a great experience for all of us, and we felt very safe as there was always at least one if not two or three sets of eyes on the five of us the whole time we were out.

Captain Lyle, James, and Ryan were great to work with and interesting to talk to. They did all they could to find us some big fish, but the day was against us. They were clear about rules (no eating/drinking inside, where we could and could not sit for safety, etc.), but kindly reminded us when we forgot something.
Written May 31, 2021
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Thanks so much for the review. We really appreciate it. We do love to make the kids have fun and make a big deal because fishing is a great past time. Making memories is what it is all about. Thanks for respecting our rule of no eating in the cabin cause we like to be bug free. Nothing worse than a roach running threw your cabin There is plenty of places outside to eat in the sun or shade which we can hose off..Cant hose out the cabin LOL. Anyway thanks again.. Much aloha and God Bless
Written June 7, 2021
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Kaitlin M
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
My husband and I chartered the Camelot for our honeymoon and it turned into a once in a lifetime experience! My husband caught some tuna and I caught a 234lb black marlin and it was a great fight!

Captain Lael expertly maneuvered the boat and First Mate James coached me through reeling and pulling the monster in (this was my first time deep sea fishing). Both of them were fun to hang out with and worked their hardest to locate some fish.

My husband and I went into the 8 hour excursion with realistic expectation that we would likely not get anything trophy level and ended up with the BEST STORY EVER! It
was well worth the price and we will be back someday.
Written January 18, 2022
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Honeymoon couples are the best We are so happy you took us out to fish with.. That is the first black marlin we ever caught here All of our marlin till that one where blue Figures a honeymoon couple catches it LOL Congratulations much aloha and God Bless
Written January 25, 2022
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