Pricing & Availability

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Species

Amberjack, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Spearfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna

Techniques

Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging

About Your Trip

The water gets very deep just a short boat ride off the island. This means that trophy gamefish species like yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, and mahi-mahi can be caught without having to take a long ride out to the prime fishing waters.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer: Bertram
Boat Length: 40 ft
Year Built: 1977
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Number of Engines: 2
Additional Amenities: Kitchen, outriggers, fighting chair, indoor couches, tuna tube

About Your Guide

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.

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Reviews

Gary
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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

Greg
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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

Don
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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.

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Nearshore, Offshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

Available

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

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

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 1 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Start Location

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