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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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Great successful trip

Went with Captain Al and his great deckhand John on a full day fishing trip last Tuesday hunting... read more

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Chris N
A family Trip that scored 2 bill fish

I echo the reviews of others about what a gorgeous well cared for boat the Top Shape is, it was... read more

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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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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708

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Reviewed yesterday

Went with Captain Al and his great deckhand John on a full day fishing trip last Tuesday hunting "Monsters". Sure as heck, I reeled in an approximate 100 pound Yellowfin Tuna. My friend caught a big Ono. We had an amazing day relaxing on the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I echo the reviews of others about what a gorgeous well cared for boat the Top Shape is, it was very comfortable for my wife and younger daughter who are not interested in fishing. But when it comes to booking charters the crew is the...More

Thank gfrechette
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time with Captain Al and John! The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art fishing equipment and technology (and there’s lots of it). The boat is stunning - perfect for the ladies that prefer a touch of luxury and the guys were thrilled...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Captain Al and John put us on a great Kona Ahi. The boat is superb, the equipment is top quality and everything is maintained with the utmost of care. Quality captain mate and boat! Topshape is top shelf!

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Don't be jealous -- first time out deep sea fishing and caught (and released of course) a 600 pound blue marlin -- considering the fish out-weighted me by 480 pounds, no small feat! My husband booked our outing with Captain Al and Captain John on...More

Thank Joanne K
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The boat and crew has always been "Top Shape" and this trip (my fourth) was no exception. Within the first 1.5 hr,,we hooked and tagged my first blue marlin. An hour later, my first sailfish,and then I hooked and kept a nice big-eyed tuna (ahi)...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I continue to come back to Kona to fish on Top Shape with Captain Al and John to see if we can catch a world record short billed spearfish on 16lb test tackle. Achieving that milestone requires top of the line gear and Top Shape...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Boat was luxurious and decked out. Air conditioned interior room with comfortable couches and amenities. State of the art fishing gear and technology. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Fun to be around. 40 minutes into the trip I caught and released a blue marlin....More

Thank BDUFLS
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Went out on Topshape Dec. 28th with the family. The boat was awesome with all the amenities, but Captain Al and John was even better. Their knowledge of the fishery was evident but they were also great guys. My 15 yr old son caught his...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I had a really good time, didn’t catch anything for 8 hours but the view was beautiful. It’s truly an experience for the price you pay. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Thank Trenten L
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Laurence K
2 December 2015|
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Response from kennyb33 | Reviewed this property |
We did an all day private charter. It was around a $1,000. Plus tips. They are very good at responding to emails so just shoot them a quote to see current rates and what charter fits your needs. Hope this helps.
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LisaLambkin
6 November 2015|
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Response from wolfman0369 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Captain Al for the answer. Google Topshape Kona Fishing for the website, I can't put direct links in my answer.
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William R
10 June 2015|
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Response from Al G |
Yes All but marlin that we release
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