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“Kids loved it.”
Review of Maui Fun Charters

Maui Fun Charters
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Maalaea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Marjorie Ann is a 36' Chesapeake Cabin Cruiser and Pamela is a 30' Force outfitted for Maui sport fishing and Maui bottom fishing. Private charters are available for whale watching in season (Dec-May). Used privately from Ma‘alaea Harbor, Maui since 2005 they are now available for charters. Both boats have recently been upgraded to be more accommodating to customers with an on board head, and the latest modern electronics and fishing tackle. Fish printing (by local Maui artist) and mounting are available for prize catches (not included in price). Fish for fun or keep your catch! Fun for the whole family!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Moss Point, MS
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Kids loved it.”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Booked a private charter so only our group would be on the boat. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We did not book the trip expecting to catch trophy fish. All we wanted was to catch some fish, regardless of type or size. We caught plenty! We told the captain that the trip was more for our 9 year old, and he did a good job making sure he caught fish. Also the deck hand, Alex, was great with the kids as well. He was very helpful and seemed to be having as much fun as we were. Will use again!

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic trip - especially for families”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We booked a private charter with these guys which was well worth the extra cost. Had the whole boat to ourselves and a lot of help for our 2 kids (age 5 and 9). Kelly and Alex were awesome - so knowledgable about where to go - they made sure to get us some fish for the kids right away and then we started heading over to spots looking for good eats! They were safe, responsible, courteous, professional, and yet easy going and fun to be around - I would recommend this trip to anyone. We caught lots of fish, including a great tasting gray snapper (uku) and a gold spot trevally...and a really interesting red/purple goat fish that we are having printed. I can't say enough about this outfit - if I could give it a higher rating I would.

Visited June 2013
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Drouin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Maui NOT Fun Charters”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

A friend and I went on a morning trip with 3 other people. We felt like we were at fishing school. Everyone had to do everything together e.g.: bait your hooks, wipe your hands, drop your lines over the side of the boat They spoke to us like we were little kids. We found them very patronising and way over the top about the cleanliness of the boat. They have a toilet on the boat but the door is locked and you are told you have to use a bucket in the corner but this is for emergencies only! We wouldn't go out with these guys again even if we were given a free trip. If you have ever been fishing before this is not the trip for you. We didn't catch anything worthwhile but that is the luck of the draw when you go fishing. You need to lighten up guys as we did not enjoy our experience at all and will not be recommending your business to any of our friends going to Maui for fishing. We went on another fishing trip the next day with a different company and loved every minute of it

Visited May 2013
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Roosevelt, Washington, USA
1 review
“Great boat and wonderful crew!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We were staying in a condo close to Ma'alaea Harbor and went for a walk every morning around the marina. We noticed right away the Marjorie Ann - the boat was absolutely immaculate. We figured that if the boat was that well cared for, chances were these folks we equally competent at their job. We were right!! The boat left absolutely on-time, the crew was knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely personable. We could not have asked for a better fishing experience - caught our limit on one species. While no one can be held responsible for the fishing/weather conditions - this trip is great! Alex cleaned and fileted our fish and even gave tips on best way to prepare tonight. Forget about the big boats and too many people on board!! The crew takes the time to make sure everyone is taken care of and has a great experience. We may even go again before we have to go home. Thanks to Kelly and Alex for a great morning!

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good People, Great Service, and Fun Trip”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

My family was in Maui on vacation last week, and we went out twice with Maui Fun Charters.

First, I loved their boat! It is spacious, nice and very clean. They acquired it a few months back, and have taken great care of it. Because of the size and cleanness, it was a very comfortable ride.

Secondly, the guys (Kelly, Monroe, and Alex) are fun, helpful, and knowledgable. They took good care of everyone, and we all caught fish. Throughout the trip they talked to us, answered our questions about fishing and Maui in general. My parents speak limited English but these guys actually kept them entertained as well. This was quite different from another sports fishing trip that my dad and husband went on during the same week in Maui, where the crew sat upstairs, and had no interaction with the guests! By the way, Alex did a great job filleting my fish :)

I highly recommend Maui Fun Charters. Hope to see you guys again on a future trip.

Visited May 2013
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