About Kona Fishing ChartersDiscover Our History, Meet Our Crew
LEARN ALL ABOUT KONA FISHING CHARTERS
Welcome to your fishing adventure of a lifetime. Come and experience Kona’s gentle trade winds and calm blue waters aboard the “Mauna Kea or the Mauna Loa”. The waters off the Kona coast offer some of the best conditions for world class fishing and other incredible sights of the island as well as our marine life.
The Mauna Kea is a beautifully designed custom 45′ Sport Fishing vessel produced by the Monteray Company. The Mauna Loa is also a beautiful custom designed 40’ Sport Fishing Vessel produced by the Miller Company.
Whether you are an avid deep sea fishing enthusiast or a beginner you will find the experience memorable. You will find our waters some of the friendliest in the world. Due to the Big Islands volcanic origin we begin fishing right after we leave our harbor. We never lose sight of land and are in cell range the entire trip. What this means for you is that there are no long boat rides to the fishing grounds. Add to that our fish are world class in size and fight. The Blue Marlin is the top of the sport fishing world. Nothing compares to a Marlin strike and subsequent angling fun. Some would say work as well. We pride ourself on safety for all, friendly captain and crew, and all the information you need for a world class day. We are a catch and release operation for the Marlin we catch. Nothing better than having the time of your life and then see these magnificent fish swim away unharmed. While Marlin are the top of the sport fishing world we catch a wide variety of other fish that we keep for our dining enjoyment. For those that would like to take our eaters with them our crew cleans and bags them for your pleasure. Check out all the species on our website.
Wonderfully appointed clean safe boats, exceptional experienced captain and crew, calm and spectacular water, surrounding an island paradise waits for all our guests.
You are in store for a fun and exciting fishing trip aboard the “ Mauna Kea or the Mauna Loa”.
MEET THE CREW
CAPTAIN TONY CLARK
Tony is from Newport Beach, California and has been a Captain and Crew for many boats over the past 20 years. He is also our expert engineer for both Kona Fishing Charters boats. You can always count on Tony greeting our customers with a warm welcome and aloha spirit. Nothing more comforting than having an excellent fisherman and an engineer all wrapped up in one.
Tony has fished all the major tournaments in Kona as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our tournament record is a good one with us finishing more than our fair share on top. Tony’s wife and son are exceptional surfers and share his enthusiasm for enjoying all the adventures the Hawaiin Islands offer. You will never be bored visiting with Tony. His friendly way, knowledge of our water, capability with all fishing experiences and engineering knowhow make him a treat to spend a day with.
CARLTON ARAI Crew
Carlton is a fourth generation Japanese American born and raised in Hawaii. Carlton is considered among his peers as “The Teacher”. Spending a day with Carlton will warm your heart. He is the best crew on the island, hands down. That would not just be our bias but the consensus of our harbor. His way with guests and his incredible kindness is common knowledge in our community. He will begin with a tutorial on our equipment and fit you in our fighting chair with all the education you need to be successful on your angling adventure. Make sure you take the time to ask Carlton why we fish the way we do. He will explain what goes into making us successful and how the technical part of our world fits together. He is the master. We always know that our gear and equipment are top shelf. No losing fish because we failed to check our lines.
The Hawaiin islands have special qualities not found anywhere else. Once you meet Carlton you will know what it means to be part of our “Aloha Spirit “.
Please come join us and feel and see what makes our way of life so blessed.