Top 5 Maui Fishing Tours

Fishing is central to the way of life in Hawaii. From diving to bottom fishing, thousands of Hawaii residents and restaurants rely on the ocean’s bounty. Step into the shoes of a local fisherman and head into some of Maui’s most prime fishing grounds.

For years, fishing charters around Maui have been showing visitors the ins and outs of trolling and bottom fishing in Hawaiian waters. Home to an abundance of tasty fish, you might catch mahi-mahi, amberjack, snapper, or even occasional ahi. If the stars smile upon you, you might even reel in a massive blue marlin, which will land you on the front page of The Maui News for sure.

best Maui fishing tours

To help expert and budding anglers make the most of their time in Hawaiian waters, we’ve determined Maui’s top five fishing tours:

SCHOOL WHY WHERE
Morning Bottom Fishing TourGood For Beginners Central Maui: Maʻlaea BOOK NOW
Maʻalaea Private Fishing CharterMost Exclusive Central Maui: Maʻlaea BOOK NOW
Maui Inshore Fishing CharterFamily Friendly West Maui: Lahaina BOOK NOW
Private West Maui Fishing CharterKnowledgeable Crew West Maui: Lahaina BOOK NOW
Hawaii Bottom Fishing CharterMost Experience Central Maui: Maʻalaea BOOK NOW


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Morning Bottom Fishing Tour

 

Morning Bottom Fishing Tour

Head out into the early morning calm aboard the 36′ Marjorie Ann. This charter departs from Maʻalaea Harbor at 7:30 am and sets off for Maui’s best fishing grounds. The knowledgeable crew on board is familiar with the most reliable spots for reeling in the tasty ones.

This charter takes a maximum of only eight people. The small group size allows for a more personalized experience and top-notch service. Beginners are more than welcome, and with fewer people on board, the crew can devote plenty of time to instruction.

Equipped with a comfortable cabin, a large bay deck, plenty of shade, and an onboard head, the Marjorie Ann ensures a comfortable and spacious ride. After a few hours on the ocean, you’ll be back with your feet on land by 11:30, just in time to grill up the fish you caught for lunch.

Know Before You Go:

● Even fishermen need days off. Tours are offered Monday – Friday.
● Marjorie Ann can accommodate up to 8 passengers. The small group size means attentive service, and beginners will appreciate the detailed instruction!
● See you bright and early; check in at 7:00 am, tour departs at 7:30 am.

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Maʻalaea Private Fishing Charter

Maalaea Private Fishing Charter

The newly restored 30′ Pamela has been cruising Hawaii’s waters since it was built here in 1984. Pamela is a Force Marine fishing boat, one of the most popular models used for commercial fishing here in Hawaii. Now fully restored to accommodate bottom fishing, Pamela offers private charters for up to four guests.

Everything necessary for a day spent reeling in tasty fish is provided for you, from the detail-oriented crew to fishing equipment. Departing Maʻalaea Harbor at 7:30 am, you’ll waste no time getting to the best fishing zone for the day. In seas abundant with snappers, trevally, and mahi-mahi, you’ll be able to keep and take home whatever you reel in. Say you catch the big one: this charter can point you in the right direction to taxidermist or fish printer, so you will never forget your trophy day in Maui’s waters.

Know Before You Go:

● Tours are offered Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.
● Pamela can accommodate up to four guests. She’ll pretty much serve as your own private boat for the morning!
● Tours depart out of Maʻalaea Harbor at 7:30 am.

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Maui Inshore Fishing Charter

Maui Fishing Tours Mala Ramp

This shared inshore fishing charter offers one of the most economical ways to try your hand at fishing in Maui’s waters. This charter utilizes a fleet of fast vessels that can top 30+ knots, and in turn, can cover more fishing ground than other tours. As a result, the chances of bringing home a fish for dinner are significantly increased.

Departing out of Mala Ramp, guests can choose between four, five, or six-hour tours off of Maui’s West Side. Group size varies by vessel but can typically accommodate 6-8 guests with 4-5 anglers. Observers are welcome too.

Whether you want to spend a morning bottom fishing, bait fishing, or deep water jigging, the crew is happy to show you to the best spots and even offer pointers along the way. The captain can also clean and fillet your catch, ready to eat as soon as you get to the grill.

Know Before You Go:

● Fish bite on any day of the week. This tour runs every day, seven days a week.
● 12 years of age and up welcome.
● Not as much of a morning person? Afternoon trips are also available.

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Private West Maui Fishing Charter

Maui Fishing Tours Morning

The shallow waters around West Maui are teeming with fish like mahi-mahi, ono, and smaller but equally tasty jacks and snappers. With a fleet of speedy vessels and a knowledgeable crew, you’ll peruse West Maui waters in search of a delicious catch.

This charter departs from Mala Ramp and offers four, five, and six-hour private tours. All levels of anglers are welcome, as this charter offers a variety of different fishing techniques. Bottom fishing nearshore waters is fun and easy for kids and families, while more experienced anglers might enjoy deeper water jigging or trolling with bait. Capacity varies from vessel to vessel but typically ranges from 6-12 guests, with 4-5 anglers.

Know Before You Go:

● This tour is offered seven days a week.
● Ages 3 and up are welcome aboard, accompanied by an adult.
● Morning and afternoon trips are available.

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Hawaii Bottom Fishing Tour

Maui Fishing Tours Harbor Boats

Operating on Maui for over 28 years, the crew aboard the 40′ Hokua is known for being the most professional, knowledgeable, and friendly around. Offering two three-hour bottom fishing tours daily, the Hokua can accommodate up to 14 anglers of all experience levels.

This charter departs Maʻalaea Harbor at 7 am and again at 1 pm. Your captain will assess conditions and head to what he’s determined to be the most prime fishing ground for the day. As you cruise around Hawaiian waters, you’ll troll for pelagics such as Ono and Mahi. Once you reach your desired location, you’ll send the lines down and bottom fish for snappers, trevally, amberjack, and more. The captain can clean your catch for no additional cost.

Know Before You Go:

● You just might make some new friends on this tour, and we’re not talking about the fish you catch. Hokua’s capacity allows for up to 14 anglers.
● Hokua is an eco-friendly jet drive boat.
● Start ’em young; kids four and up are welcome aboard.

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