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FIRE HATT Sportfishing Private Charters

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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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Biggest fish I ever caught!

Outstanding 6 hours on the water. Capt Joe and First Mate Austin in addition to being timely and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patty56001
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Mankato, Minnesota
Great day on the water! Caught a huge mahi. Captain and first mate super friendly.

Hooked a gigantic mahi mahi right away. The captain and first mate were extremely friendly and we... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Christyn S
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Awarded Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013. Specializing in sportfishing for marlin, ahi, mahi mahi and ono. Our fishing tours explore the Kona coast wherever the fish are biting. We offer half day, 3/4 day, and full day fishing Adventures and also a family favorite combination snorkel (all gear provided) and fishing trips.
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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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"captain chuck"
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"fishing experience"
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"ono"
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"tuna"
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"fishing knowledge"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding 6 hours on the water. Capt Joe and First Mate Austin in addition to being timely and professional, possess extensive knowledge about topics related to fishing, the water, and life on the island. They were very engaging and helpful to our group which ranged...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Hooked a gigantic mahi mahi right away. The captain and first mate were extremely friendly and we really enjoyed ourselves. Would book again.

Thank Christyn S
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Went for a full day trip and got spoiled by the crew (Joe and Austin). Got a ~500 pound blue marlin which made it my best fishing experience. I'm thankful for the time I had with the crew!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This was my husband and my first time fishing on the Kona Coast and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Captain Chuck and his wife Linda were amazing host. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the waters were apparent from the moment...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

I was blessed and fortunate to spend 2 days on November 19 and 20 with Captain Chuck and 1st Mate Joe. First day caught 3 different species: 40 lb short billed spearfish, small skip jack, and small barracuda. Next day right out of the harbor...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

First , Chuck, owner operator, was professional, on time and a knowledgable fisherman. The boat was clean, fishing equipment modern and maintained. A continental breakfast was served with an afternoon snack. We left marina at about 6:20 am. By 8:30 am two Mahi-Mahi (Dorado) about...More

Thank Chip R
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firehatt, Owner at FIRE HATT Sportfishing Private Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We had the start of a great day catching. There was never a mention of using baits rather than lures as we were working a current line, for those who know fishing. I was concerned as what seemed like nice guys proceeded to drink much...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

After reading the good reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor, I contacted Fire Hatt to schedule a charter for my husband and son. We were arriving on the 9am Kona flight, so I asked Chuck if a later start was acceptable. I was assured it was...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We booked a 3/4 day trip on the Fire Hatt during our trip to the Big Island for our 10th anniversary. We had an amazing day on the water and I checked off a bucket list experience with a catch and release of a 250...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great trip despite rough waters. Stopped to snorkel at the amazing Captain Cook monument. Almost finished the day empty handed when suddenly we had a bite! Not the Marlin my husband would have liked but a beautiful tuna instead. Jack and Joe were...More

Thank Kati S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

My wife and I booked a half day fishing charter last week on vacation. It was my wife's first time offshore fishing and we could have not asked for a better boat and crew. Captain Joe and mate Jack were great. They did a great...More

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