This is the perfect trip for your Hawaii trophy hunt. Just a short boat ride offshore and you'll be in prime waters for huge Pacific species including Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Wahoo (known here as Ono), Yellowfin Tuna, and more! Captain Gaige's beautiful 40' Bertram sportfisher is outfitted with top-of-the-line Shimano reels and quality rods and tackle—all IGFA qualified in case you catch a potential record breaker. Equipped with a sturdy fighting chair, you'll be in comfort when fighting your quarry....Read More
When you head out with Captain Gaige you won't be targeting Mahi Mahi, or any of the other medium-sized denizens that swim in the deep nearshore waters. Instead, you will be targeting trophy-sized fish like giant Yellow Fin Tuna and Blue Marlin! These fish pull hard and put on spectacular aerial displays as they fight to break off your leader!
The best part about fishing in Hawaii is that the water gets very deep very fast. Motoring 15 minutes offshore can put you in thousands of feet of water where giant Tuna and Marlin like to feed. This means that trophy gamefish species can be caught without having to take a long ride out to the prime fishing waters.
This trip includes fishing licenses, tackle & bait, fish cleaning and packaging, coolers full of ice, and even complimentary photos and video of the trip! All the gear on board is IGFA qualified, so if you catch a trophy, you may be in the running for a record. All reels are made by Shimano, and the rods and tackles are of the highest quality. So if you're looking to catch your next trophy of a lifetime, Captain Gaige the man for the job!
Captain Shawn was born into a commercial fishing family. After the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he decided it was time for a change, so he began offering private charters....Read More
He took his commercial knowledge and set out to hunt trophies in Kona, and never looked back. He has a combined 35 years of experience between commercial and recreational fishing, and he's excited to share his years of knowledge with his clients.
Honokohau Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Blue Marlin, Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna
Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.
Rest easy with free cancellation up to 1 day before the trip.
Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.
February 26, 2021
I have fished all over the world and would rank Captain Shawn and crew among the very best guides I have fished with. Captain Shawn’s commercial fishing background and fishing network give him a solid edge. He knows what he is doing and has all of the right ...Read More equipment to get it done. Better still, Shawn is great company. Interesting and personable, Shawn made our day on the water a wonderful experience. I look forward to fishing with him again. Book a full day for the best experience. Bring a camera for the whales and lots of sunscreen.
March 15, 2020
Been on 10 different boats over last 30 years. Never had a captain try so hard to get us on the fish. Clean boat professional all around. Kona cowboy won’t disappoint.
December 29, 2019
Our first trip to the Big Island to hopefully fulfill a life long dream of catching a Blue Marlin. Fortunately we booked Kona Cowboy with Captain Shawn, Kimberly & Hannah. My dream was catching one Marlin, I caught 5!!! The largest weighing 400lbs!!! It was the best time I’ve ever ...Read More had fishing & I owe it all to Capt. Shawn & his crew. I truly believe he may be the hardest working captain to hook you up with a Marlin also.
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