About Kona Fishing Charters

Discover Our History, Meet Our Crew



Tony joined team Kona Fishing Charters when we put our second boat into service.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.

We both fish all the major tournaments in Kona as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our tournament record is a good one with us finishing in the top 5 for the last 10 years. In addition, the Rice family is the only one we know of that has had three generations catch 1000 lb Marlin, known as grander’s. This includes myself, my father, and both my sons. Not to be outdone, my mother has angled two women’s 1000 lb world records for Black Marlin.