Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Charter Fishing in Kona, Hawaii?

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about our fishing charters.

What do we bring?

Bring your food and beverages, sunblock, hats, sunglasses, and camera.

What is the best time of the year to book my Hawaii fishing charter in Kona?

The fishing in Kona, Hawaii is good year round, but the summer months of June, July, August, and September are generally considered the peak time for Blue Marlin fishing. The winter months from October, November, December, January, and February can be an excellent time to fish for Striped Marlin and Mahi Mahi. The spring months of March, April, May, and June are generally considered to be the best months for Short-nose Spearfish and Ono or more commonly known as Wahoo.

Is there a restroom on the boat?

Yes, we have a comfortable and clean restroom on the boat.

What happens to the fish we catch?

If you are staying in a condo or house and have access to a kitchen, we are happy to fillet the smaller fish (under 50 pounds) to take with you. If not, the Hawaiian tradition is that the fish go to the captain and crew to help augment their income. No fish is put to waste and is shared with friends and families or sold to several local fish companies that insures the fish stay on island.

Can I release my fish?

Yes, discuss this with your Captain before leaving the dock. We encourage tag and release especially for billfish.

How do I arrange to have my trophy mounted?

Discuss this with your Captain as we have the forms and a local representative from Gray Taxidermy (the world’s largest Marine Taxidermy Company) that will ensure your trophy gets the attention it deserves.

What is an appropriate gratuity?

Our captain 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.

  • 25% = Outstanding service
  • 20% = Above average service
  • 15% = Average service

Your gratuity should be given to the Captain and he will share with the crew. Your captain and crew are trained professionals. Big game fishing is not their hobby, it is their chosen profession.

Still have more questions? Contact us today to learn more!

Let’s make your dream of a

big catch

come true.

Here at Hula Girl Sport Fishing, our priority is making your dreams of a big catch come true. We combine our knowledge and experience with your desire to target any of the Big Island’s popular game fish. Whether you’re a novice or a professional angler, it's sure to be an adventure.

Contact us today to book your charter now!