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Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is the perfect trip for your Hawaii trophy hunt. Just a short boat ride offshore and you'll be in prime waters for sailfish, marlin, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, and more. Capt. Shawn's boat is outfitted with 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. After the battle, you can take a load off in the air conditioned cabin equipped with all the amenities you need to recharge for the next fish.
The Kona Cowboy is a 1977 Bertram Flybridge sport fishing machine. Recently restored in 2019, she has all the bells and whistles needed for your trophy hunt. After you've landed the big one, kick back and relax on the couch, or get right back on the fish. With a max cruising speed of 25 knots, you'll get out to the big fish waters quickly.
Boat type: Flybridge sportfish
Model year: 1977 (restored 2019)
Number of engines: 2
Engine manufacturer: Cummins
Total horsepower: 700
Extras: kitchen, outriggers, fighting chair, indoor couches, tuna tube
Captain Shawn Slattery with Kona Cowboy Fishing Charters 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
A valid fishing license.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.
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Honokohau Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
Duration(s)8 hours, 10 hours,