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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

#31 of 149 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-283-1281
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Good fun for the family

Took my family for a day trip. Despite the slow bite all around us, we still got two spearfish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
troutman8
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Boise, Idaho
Topshape surpassed our expectations! Fantastic day!

We have done several charters in the past and Topshape was by far the best. Captain Al and John... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen S
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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LOCATION
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

Took my family for a day trip. Despite the slow bite all around us, we still got two spearfish. Excellent boat with a professional crew. Thankyou so much

Thank troutman8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done several charters in the past and Topshape was by far the best. Captain Al and John were so much fun to be around and so knowledgeable about fishing, the environment and the Big Island. We had four children fishing with us and...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent / A++ in every category. First class operation - the boat is super nice and clean. Captain and crew are professional, helpful, and great for conversation while fishing. My daughter caught a Blue Marlin three hours into our trip, which was her first deep...More

Thank TFWCUNO1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off the captains response time was perfect. I personally appreciate texts and Capt Al is up to the generation of texting. We did a combo trip of my daughters graduation party and friends. The boat was beautiful, the captain and John were very personable....More

Thank jennj0hns0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!...all that can be said. Captain Al and John the mate were awesome. Greeted us at the boat ready to rock, which is the nicest charter boat in the harbor. Clean well put together and the sea keeper gyro is a huge plus. Takes 90%of...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our day spent aboard TopShape was the highlight of our entire trip to Kona! Our crew of Captain Al, and 1st mate John, welcomed us onto the boat with genuine excitement for our day ahead. They were quick to acclimate us to this beautiful vessel,...More

Thank lynnposey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mahalo to the best charter and experienced crew in Kona! Topshape's gyro was perfect for me at 93! We had just the best day, weather, ocean, comfortable boat, and knowledgeable super friendly Captain Al and deckhand John (He is a Captain also). We tagged and...More

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I keep being impressed with these guys! I do a lot of fishing and I am never disappointed with this outfit. We had two bites, but nothing stuck this time ... fishing!, but still the family had a blast. Interesting to note: there was a...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great day - first catch 2 hours into the trip. Captain Al and his deckhand John are truly experienced professionals. They knew where to go and with some patience, were able to catch a blue marlin, a yellow fin tuna, and brought in a short...More

Thank audie477
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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,...More

Thank Laura Y
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Laurence K
How much does it cost
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
I have 7 individuals can you accommodate them them all. Only 6 fishermen, 1 taking pictures.
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
Can you keep your catch?
10 June 2015|
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Response from Al G |
Yes All but marlin that we release
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