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“Best fishing trip ever”

Tropical Sun Sportfishing
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Owner description: Tropical Sun Sportfishing is one of Kona's premier sportfishing charter operations. Her captain, Ryan Lutes, brings over ten years of experience of fishing on some of the finest boats in Hawaii and has experience in commercial fishing, sportfishing, bottom fishing, and major fishing tournaments and his crew is the very best you'll find anywhere in the world! We love to fish and you'll see why! All equipment, tackle and ice provided. Light tackle, heavy tackle and flyfishing tours available and combination fishing and snorkeling upon request. Custom fishing adventures and tours for families and adventurous groups. Absolutely the best "Value" in Kona and certainly the friendliest crew. Families and children welcome and "Customer Satisfaction" is our number one priority!
Reviewed February 7, 2013

First time fishing out of Kona and Captain D and first mate Ryan made the trip a Hugh success and very memorable. They know how to take care of their customers and find the fish. We hooked up 3 striped marlin and landed all of them (70, 85, and 89lbs). We even made the paper!

Thank mncsf
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had an amazing fishing trip with Cap'n Dennis and Cap'n Ryan this past week. Their service and knowledge of the area and most importantly the fish was exceptional. They made a great team and we had a great time on our first ever sport fishing trip. The Tropical Sun is a beautiful immaculate well-appointed boat. It was a fun fun day.

Thank Kristie L
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Spent Monday afternoon with Dennis and Ryan this past week. A bright sunny day with whales popping and light winds made a beautiful ride in his 43 ft Bertram. 8 lines were used and many pleasant stories of catches around the area and other parts of the world. We , did not get even a bite , while we trolled for 3 hours within sight if shore. Currents had been shifting and others also said it was a light few days but we hoped for at least bites of Wahoo or small Tuna. Dennis is a master and felt bad we had no luck and offered us a better luck next time. He is sincere , smart and very friendly and we would recommend him for others. Just ask ahead if the locals are catching much and where as the cost of bringing home no dinner is not for the faint of heart.

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have fished with others boats along the Kona coast and Captain Dennis delivered the best experience, even when the fish were sometimes less than cooperative. (We did catch some fish, however.) Aboard the beautiful Tropical Sun, Captain Dennis and Captain Ryan made us feel welcome and relaxed from the beginning. This began with a smooth reservation process and continued all the way though our trip. They were not only friendly, but they were fun and after listening carefully to what we wanted to do, they worked hard to make sure we got the experience we wanted. This can be a challenging time of year, each of us caught at least one fish. Our catch included a six-foot short-nosed, spearfish and three tuna. (Some might call these 20-pounders small, but they each put up a good fish and we were delighted with them.) We will post some pictures of catch and we look forward to fishing with Captain Dennis again when we return to Kona.

Thank Fishytourist
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We had another incredible trip with Captain Dennis and caught a dozen of these beauties! The largest, over 75lbs did end up being lunch for a large shark that decided to join the Ahi fest. The Captain and crew were top notch as usual and once again put us on the fish. We can't wait to get back next time!

Thank Jesse C
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