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Finest Kind Sportfishing

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Slip #7 Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Great Bunch

I went on the Finest Kind boat with Eric and 2 deck hands. They were all great and knew what they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
itzrick
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Bossier City, Louisiana
Best Fishing In Maui

Absolutely the best fishing in Maui. Owner Captain Dave is the most knowledgeable about where and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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FINEST KIND SPORT FISHING is the only Owner Operated, and 3rd generation, Sport Fishing Charter company in Maui. With Captain David Hudson at the helm since 1973. With Capt. Dave's 40 years of experience, operating out of Lahaina Harbor, FINEST KIND consistently holds the catch records for Maui County. Using only the finest fishing equipment, and having extensive local knowledge of where the fish are and what kind of bait should be used.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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Slip #7 Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on the Finest Kind boat with Eric and 2 deck hands. They were all great and knew what they were doing. Eric said we were going to go out towards the big island because a lot of times you we can't go there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the best fishing in Maui. Owner Captain Dave is the most knowledgeable about where and how to fish for all types of fish. The fisherman on board were the best at what they do and very patient to the guests. They treated everyone with...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo Nui from our Family and Team "Finest Kind Sport Fishing, Maui, Hawaii ⚓️

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Only 1 Mahi Mahi was on the line and got off after being reeled to the side of the boat. However, we still had a great time. Everyone on the boat was friendly and out to enjoy the boat ride and adventure. Three couples and...More

1  Thank Deborah R
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, we appreciate your very positive review regarding your charter. We will address your concerns regarding your booking agent immediately. Thank you very much, Mahalo⚓️

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I researched ahead of time and knew I wanted to be aboard Finest Kind for my son and his friend's sport fishing trip! Great boat, history, and family story! I spoke with Adam at Slip #7 the day before and learned about the probable conditions...More

Thank Benjamin S
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

These guys are great! They are very professional, they all really know what their doing. First off they are very safety conscious go over all the safety details before you head out. They have great knowledge of the waters and the fish in them. They...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your review! That sounds like our awesome team making Maui memories! See you next year! Aloha

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Our fishing adventure was the best. Our fishing guide, Jeff was very fun and we caught an Ono before we were even ready to fish. Captain Ryan found the whales, bazillions of them. They shared the Ono, we grilled it that night and it was...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Mahalo for your review! Glad you had the pleasure of that Ono while on Island. We hope to take you out again! Aloha Nui Loa! Malama Pono!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Talked with Adam at the dock, he was stand up guy, booked our boat with him. Next, we went out with Capt. Sean & Kenny, on The Finest Kind. The morning was a bit slow, no boats were catching anything. So,,, Capt. Sean kept trying...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to be making Maui memories!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Strong winds, rough seas and catching fish. What more could a fisherman ask for. Our captain “Killer” and first mate Pablo, worked hard to put us on fish in tough conditions. I caught my first barracuda, which was very unexpected but so rewarding. I couldn’t...More

Thank Chris R
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Mahalo for your great review! Fishing with Finest! See you next year!

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Great experience! My dad always says there a day for the fish and a day for the fisherman! It was a day with no fish (day for the fish)and 30 knots per hour wind . I m a native Frenchman fisherman and I took my...More

Thank Jerome M
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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Mahalo for your review! So glad we could make some great memories in Maui!

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Warning. Do not ever use this company. Dragged my kids out of bed at 4 am only to find out this horrible company pretended we didn’t have a reservation because a larger party offered to charter their boats all day. Staff was rude, dismissive and...More

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Stephanie H, Owner at Finest Kind Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

The Hotel owned their error in not provideing any information to our company on your late night booking.After researching all the details we found out the Hotel bought your family another boat fishing charter.I was told you called our company with an apology for your...More

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