Private and shared charters available. Departs from Lahina harbor.
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Start Me Up Sportfishing on Maui offers the finest sport fishing aboard their clean, fast and modern, 42' LOA sport fishers. With 5 sport fishers in their fleet you will find yourself totally comfortable and fully equipped with high quality tackle and equipment. Large, clean bathroom and over 41 years of experience fishing Hawaiian waters. Equipment and ice is provided by the boat. Must bring your own food & beverages for your trip.
Novice and pro anglers welcome. Targeted catch: Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Ono, Ahi and Spearfish. The catch is all yours to do with it as you please. You can have it mounted, tagged and released, or filleted. Inquire with the crew as to the costs of mounting or filleting
* Penn International rods and reels
20# through 130# class
* New 1999 release unlimited class fighting chair
* fishfinder, GPS, auto pilot
* twin control stations
* an air conditioned cabin
* refridgerators and freezers
* 2 color TVs/VCRs
* Ice, tackle
What to Know
Location: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12
Morning Trips: 3:30am or 5:30am
Afternoon Trips: 12:00pm or 2:00pm
Choose between private chartered tours (price per boat, maximum 6 passengers) and shared charters (price per person). Shared charters require a minimum of 4 passengers to sail.
Included: fishing equipment, cooler, ice.
Please bring: Your own food and drinks, sunscreen, seasickness pills if needed.
No fishing license required in the state of Hawaii.
FAQs [ show ]
Would you recommend the trip for non-fishermen?
Start Me Up is a high-end vessel, with an air-conditioned cabin, bathroom, TV, VCR, and well-equipped galley. Non-fishing passengers will find it very comfortable. The scenery is spectacular and a camera is recommended.
What should we bring?
You will need to arrange for food and beverages for the day. It is best to do this the night before as there's not much open early in the morning. We'd be happy to put you in touch with a caterer who can prepare a nice deli lunch for you and your party for the trip. We will supply all the ice and fishing gear.
Contrary to popular belief, you DO NOT need a fishing license to go sportfishing.
Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen, and and/or sunglasses, camera and other personal items!
And, of course, any “lucky charms” you may choose to bring with you will not be discouraged.
Do we get to keep the fish we catch?
In Hawaii, it is customary to leave the majority of the fish with the boat, though our captain and crew will frequently
cut up enough fish for you and your party to enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner! There are no canning/processing/shipping
facilities on Maui which makes it difficult to take a fish back home. If you are interested in getting your catch
mounted, we can arrange that for you.
What about foul weather cancellations?
On occasion, we are forced to cancel charters due to poor weather conditions. In such cases, the captain always makes
the call. We will inform you of such an occurrence as soon as possible. You WILL NOT be charged for cancellations made
by the captain. If foul weather is suspected and you are concerned, be sure to call us. We'll keep you informed of the
status of your trip.