Kona Legendary Sportfishing

Starting at $1500 total | 8 Hour | Deep Sea | 1 - 6 People | Trip #1290

About Your Trip

Deep Sea
Embark on an unforgettable Hawaii trophy hunting adventure with Captain Gaige. A quick boat ride offshore will take you to the perfect waters to catch huge Pacific species, including Blue Marlin, shortbill spearfish, striped marlin, Ono (Wahoo), Yellowfin Tuna, and more. Captain Gaige's 42’ Merritt is well-equipped with top-of-the-line Shimano reels and quality rods and tackle, all IGFA qualified in case you happen to catch a potential record breaker. Plus, the sturdy fighting chair will ... Read More

About Your Guide

Independent Guide
9 Years of Experience
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Captain Gaige Inscore started his love for offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico at the age of 12, with his father.
There he learned that this was a sport he wanted to make a career of.
He has fished many tournaments out of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and now Kona, Hawaii.
Capt. Gaige ran a 54' Hatteras out of Texas, where he placed in different categories of many tournaments, including 2nd place Billfish Release in the prestigious POCO Bueno tournament in 2018.
Capt. Gaige moved ... Read More

Start Location

Honokohau Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
Kitchen, outriggers, fighting chair, indoor couches, tuna tube

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


Blue Marlin, Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna


Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Rods, reels & tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 1 day before the trip.

Pricing Matrix

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Verified Review Fishing

November 20

Had an awesome time, and definitely once in a lifetime trip! Captain Gaige was very welcoming and helpful and his first mate was also very helpful with my boys and I fishing. The boat is extremely well maintained and cared for, and it sounds like they work hard to make ...Read More


July 18

Half day charter, Great knowledge captain and crew, knew the waters well to land 6 large Ono in a single trip which was perfect for helping a 9yo on their first fishing charter. Would recommend. left us plenty of fish for 2 dinners.


September 3

Great day with Gaige and Ryan, pros who know their fishing, appreciate their clients and are great guys to spend a day on the boat with. We were lucky enough to catch a blue marlin!

Emily F.

September 15

Fantastic day out on the water. I would highly recommend these guys. Great hospitality! From booking and coming along side it was excellent.

Wesley R.

September 12

We had such an amazing experience on our first charter we booked another one before heading home. On both full day charters we caught a Blue Marlin. From the boat to the crew easily should be rated more than 5 stars. Highly recommend!


February 26

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


March 15

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

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

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!