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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing...

Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our immaculately maintained 43' Cabo is an epitome of luxury gamefishing in Hawaii. With an air conditioned salon, Wi-Fi, master stateroom, shower and state-of-the-art amenities, TOPSHAPE is one of the most comfortable fishing charters you will ever experience. Captain Al Gustavson, the owner and operator of TOPSHAPE, has been fishing the waters off the Kona coast for over 25 years. So, whether you're seeking an elusive grander (1000+ lb billfish) or are looking to catch some of the Ahl (tuna), Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish), Ono (wahoo) or other gamefish in Hawaii, TOPSHAPE fishing is where it's at.

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Spoiled forever - finest fishing charter in Kona and beyond!

Our recent charter with Captain Al, John and Topshape was so comfortable and accommodating that it truly felt like our family boat for the day. I've been on many fishing charters... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent charter with Captain Al, John and Topshape was so comfortable and accommodating that it truly felt like our family boat for the day. I've been on many fishing charters and this one brings my charter wish list together on one boat. Luxury interior, air conditioning and Wi-Fi, make yourself at home attitude, plenty of space to move about... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Al runs one of the nicest boats my wife and I have ever fished. The boat is meticulously maintained, and the Seakeeper system eliminates the annoying and tiring roll from wind and rough water. John, the mate, is very personable and knowledgeable, and does a great job keeping things going smoothly. Both men obviously enjoy what they do, making... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the different fishing charters I've been on, this boat was by far the best. Both the interior and exterior of the vessel were truly "top shape". Clean and organized, with a captain and first mate that were both professional and personable, made this charter worth every penny. In terms of fishing, I reeled in my first billfish (short... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went out with Captain Al and John on March 10th. We had the best time ever on a charter. I caught my first 6 foot Billfish! What an awesome experience! Look no further this is the charter you want to take while on the Big Island. The boat is amazing and the equipment is top notch.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Captain Al and First mate John are very friendly and professional, we felt very welcomed to spend the day fishing with them. It is obvious that they love their jobs, because the boat is pristine and the equipment is top notch. Our fishing experience very enjoyable and memorable. Definite recommend !

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Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Captain Al and Mate John welcomed us aboard the perfectly maintained Top Shape with smiles and enthusiasm. My girlfriend and I were fishing with both sets of our parents and everyone was very impressed with the quality of the boat, captain and crew from the first minute all the way through the 6 hour trip. Both Captain Al and John... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is our second fish on Topshape with Capt Al and First mate John. We had to work hard to get on the fish this time. But you were never bored waiting when John is changing hooks steady and phoning every boat on the water to see who's on. They took care of us like a first class resort would.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We booked Topshape with Captain Al for one very good reason. Gyroscope. We have seen the light and are believers! One of our group of 4 is a more than a bit sensitive to motion sickness. She was a trouper and came along for a day of fishing with serious trepidation of providing the chum. On the way back in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Top Marks for Topshape... Captain Al & first mate John are absolute professionals and very interesting, enjoyable guys to spend a day with. Their 43' Cabo is in pristine condition and is decked out to the max. The boats gyro stabilizer, air conditioning & Wi-Fi made for a very comfortable day on the water. Our day got off to an... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just finished a beautiful 2 day trip with Captain Al and John. They are truly professionals in the industry. They are fun to hang out with and really know their stuff. They have all the best equipment, a gyro in the boat ensures a smooth ride even on choppy days, a/c in the cabin when you... More 

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