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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
+1 808-283-1281
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Six Hundred Pound Marlin!

Don't be jealous -- first time out deep sea fishing and caught (and released of course) a 600 pound... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne K
One of the best days of my life!

The boat and crew has always been "Top Shape" and this trip (my fourth) was no exception. Within... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
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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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+1 808-283-1281

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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

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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.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We go fishing this time of year every year. Always pretty good. This year we went out on Top Shape. Sea conditions were less than ideal; and from now on I will never go out on a Boat without the stabilization system they have. Wow!...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

What a great day despite the rain. (BTW, this is not a bad way to spend a rainy day in Hawaii especially on this boat) Al & John were great. We had numerous bites, caught 2 Mahi Mahi, and two Skipjack Tuna and really enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went out with family for 3 trips with the Family on the Top Shape. Top Notch Boat, Captain, Crew, and Fishing. First time fishing in Hawaii and Kona. First spearfish, first stripped marlin, first wahoo, and first blue Marlin (estimated 800lb). Will definitely try to...More

Thank Justin C
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We (5 of us) had a great day fishing off KONA with TOPSHAPE, Capt. Al and Capt. John had us on some fish, we had 2 Marlin Hits, and landed 2 Mahi and 2 Skipjack's. The weather was not the Best, December 20, 2017 Rain...More

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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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