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 Phone: 808.326.1800      Honokohau Marina      Kailua Kona, Hawaii

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What do we bring?
A: Your food and beverages, sun screen, sun glasses and cameras. Dress
comfortably, we request no black soled shoes.

Q: What can we catch?
A: Most likely you will catch blue marlin, striped marlin, spearfish,
mahi mahi (dorado), ono (wahoo), ‘ahi (yellow-fin tuna) or aku (skipjack tuna).
Possibly you will catch black marlin, sailfish or shark.

Q: How often do you catch a fish?
A: While our boats are consistent producers there are never any guarantees.
The chances are very good that you will get at least one bite.

Q: May I bring non fishing friends?
A: Our boats will carry up to 6 guests total, fishing or not.

Q: Can the boat supply our food and beverages?
A: We can and will but you need to make arrangements in advance.

Q: What happens to the fish we catch?
A: The policy on each boat is different, on some boats you are entitled to keep everything you catch while on others the fish belong to the crew. Please let us know your wishes and we can be sure to get you on a boat with a fish policy that matches your expectations

Q: Can I release my fish?
A: Yes, but discuss this before choosing your boat.

Q: How do I arrange to have my trophy mounted?
A: Discuss this with your captain who is an agent for the taxidermist. He
is an expert and can answer all your questions.

Q: What is an appropriate gratuity?
A: Most captains and crew split their tip. The amount should be based on
service, whether or not a fish was caught. A good rule to use is the same
scale used at a fine restaurant based on the charter cost.
20% +  = Outstanding service
15% = Above average service
10% = Average service
 

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