Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing

Bottom Fishing with Maui Fun Charters

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing friendly crew

Maui's most personalized fishing charters

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing posing with fish

The Marjorie Ann is a 36' Chesapeake Bay Deadrise style fishing boat

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing captain

Equipped with the latest modern electronics and fishing tackle

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing captain

Departing at 7:30 AM from Ma‘alaea Harbor Maui Slip #9

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing posing with ono

Bait, tackle and the personal attention of the experienced crew

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing personalized trip

Small groups make for a more personalized trip

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing beginner caught a fish

... and plenty of coaching for beginners!

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing colorful fish

Bottom fishing on Maui is great for kids!

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing delicious fish dinner

This is going to make for a delicious dinner

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing colorful catch

...as will this colorful catch!

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing

Their boat Marjorie Ann

Maui Fun Charters bottom fishing happy customer

Anything you catch on your rod is yours to keep or release or give away

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Maui Fun Charters is Maui’s most personalized Maui Fishing Charter company. This family-operated business has been fishing Maui waters for almost 25 years. They recently upgraded to a larger, brand new boat and now are operating a 36′ Chesapeake Bay Deadrise called “Marjorie Ann.” She is outfitted for Maui sport fishing and Maui bottom fishing as well as snorkeling, diving and whale watching (in season).

While other bottom fishing companies may take out 15 or more anglers at a time, Maui Fun Charters takes no more than 8 anglers. The day begins with a checkin at 7am at Maalaea Harbor. Following a safety briefing, you’ll head out to the bay where the crew will deploy sport-fishing tackle and troll for big game fish while the Marjorie Ann is on her way to the bottom fishing location.

Equipped with GPS to find their favorite productive spots, and a fish finder to hone in on their exact location, a morning excursion with Maui Fun Charters gives you the best chance you could possibly have to take home some tasty and fresh catch for you to prepare in your condo later that night. The advantage of this approach to fishing is that you spend more time actively fishing (and frequently catching) and less time sitting around on a boat that is trolling around in hopes of finding a big one. The crew of the Marjorie Ann does a great job of instructing you on the basics of using the reel, and they’ll even fillet the fish that you caught while en route back to the harbor.

4 Hour Share

For those who want an affordable trip, Maui Fun Charters offers a 4 hour share on board one of their vessels.  You’re guaranteed to have a small tour size, and there is a maximum of 8 people fishing at a time.

Check In for Marjorie Ann: Maalaea Harbor slip #97

Check In for Pamela: Maalaea Harbor slip #65

4 Hour Private – Marjorie Ann

For families who want the entire boat to themselves, a private 4 hour charter aboard Marjorie Ann.  This 36′ Chesapeake Bay Deadrise style fishing boat features a large back deck, comfortable cabin, and plenty of shade.  Marjorie Ann is also equipped with an on-board head, thelatest modern electronics and fishing tackle.

Check In: Maalaea Harbor slip #97

Vessel: 36′ Chesapeake Bay Deadrise style fishing boat

Capacity: 10 (up to 8 people fishing at a time)

4 Hour Private – Pamela

For families who want the entire boat to themselves, a private 4 hour charter aboard Pamela.  This fishing boat is a 30′ Force Marine vessel built in Hawaii in 1984.  In Hawaii, Pamela is a very popular model for commercial fishing, and she’s been fully restored to be an perfect platform for Maui bottom fishing.  Recently acquired in 2015, it has been fitted with comfortable seating, lots of shade on the large back deck, and new electronics.

Check In: Maalaea Harbor slip #65

Vessel: 30′ Force Marine fishing boat

Capacity: 6

General Information
Schedule: Daily at 7am

GPS: 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793 Click to view map

What to Bring & Wear: Bring you own beverages and snacks (no glass containers and no bananas).

Gear Provided: All the fishing gear, bait, and expertise that you need. No fishing license is required. They provide a cooler and ice.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

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CMaui Fun Chartersruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do Maui Fun Charters on the morning of their second day on Maui, and it requires either a cab ride or a rental car with a drive of about 15 minutes. For rental cars with cruise ship shuttle pick-up see our rental car page.

 

Lahaina cruise ship passengers are able to do this tour if your ship is staying overnight; it is then possible on the morning of your second day. A rental car and drive of about 25 minutes is required. A better fishing option may be in the port of Kona on the Big Island. See our Big Island fishing page.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Are you a client who goes fishing and is looking to have a great time and your ultimate goal is to catch something you can take back to the condo and brag to the other tourists using the BBQ grill “Hey, I caught that fish this morning!”? This type of client would rather be hands-on and reeling in tasty fish sized just right for tonight’s dinner than troll for hours and hours looking for that elusive big one. For this type of client Maui Fun Charters is the way to go. Bottom fishing is often extremely productive, and it is much MUCH less common for the charter to get completely “skunked”. It is an especially good choice for parties that include kids who might get bored on a fishing charter that is going to spend the whole time trolling.

The most common question we are asked is “What type of fish are in season during the week I’m in Hawaii?” Most of Hawaii’s game fish are here all year. It is very common to catch Ono, Mahi Mahi, Ahi, and Marlin all year round. Bottom fishing yields even more diversity; several types of trevally, a variety of snapper, grouper, barracuda, and more.

Please be aware that bananas are strictly forbidden on fishing boats. Everything about a banana is slippery … everybody’s heard the expression “One foot over the edge and the other on a banana peel.” In time bananas became known as a symbol of bad luck that would even affect your ability to catch fish.

The other thing you shouldn’t bring on board … glass bottles. All beverages should be in cans for safety of everyone on board.

Occasionally we have clients ask “What are the chances that I will catch fish?” Of course that’s impossible to answer with a certain percentage. In general you’ll catch MORE fish but smaller fish on a bottom fishing charter. For sportfishing charters, many factors come into play that make some days excellent and other days average … surface conditions, tides, schooling patterns. There’s also the human element. How lucky are you??? How’s your karma??? Have you been nice to people lately? It’s rare, but occasionally a boat gets skunked … there are no guarantees. Just remember … the sport is called “fishing” and not “catching.” But the crew of your boat will try their very hardest … they are professionals who know what they are doing. When you go to a restaurant in Hawaii and see a wide variety of fresh fish on the menu, just remember that SOMEONE caught those fish … might as well get out there and let it be YOU!

If you’re more interested in the catch of a lifetime, then check out Start Me Up fishing charters.