Bottom fishing charters
UFO PARASAIL (UFO Adventures) operates three light tackle fishing boats: Cooper V, Mercury, and Kimmy V. All three boats leave from the island’s west side. The most common departure point is Kaanapali Beach (zodiac pickup on the beach in front of Whaler’s Village).
These are inshore, lighter tackle fishing trips targeting snapper, a variety of jacks, trevally, hogfish, goatfish, etc. Many of the fish are small – under 3 pounds in many cases. Other fish are larger, like gray snapper (uku), amberjack (kahala), giant trevally (ulua). On occasion, mahi-mahi, ono, and a variety of tuna (yellowfin, skipjack, etc.) can also be caught inshore. Deepwater jigging and live bait fishing are also available, but are usually reserved for more experienced anglers and are rarely operated during the summer. The captain will determine the most appropriate style of fishing for the day based on a number of factors including season, weather conditions, and skill level.
ABOUT THE BOATS
Specific boats cannot be guaranteed, though every effort will be made to provide your boat of choice on private charters. All three boats accommodate a maximum of 4 fishers, but Mercury allows for up to 2 additional guests and Cooper V can accommodate 4 additional guests at a reduced rate.
30′ custom center console with a large deck offering 360′ accessibility and a whipping platform. Fast! Mercury can get to multiple bottom fishing spots easily, increasing the time you have lines in the water. Friendly and skilled captain. Unmatched stability for a small vessel! Mercury is one of only 3 boats on Maui equipped with a Seakeeper® stabilizer, eliminating up to 95% of the boat’s roll. Mercury does not have an enclosed head (bathroom), but does carry a portable marine toilet for emergencies. Limited shade. Accommodates up to 4 anglers and 2 additional riders. Guests on private charters are welcome to bring their own gear for some inshore whipping/casting action.
Fast 31′ custom center console. 360′ accessibility with a large Bimini top for shade. Modern electronics. fish finder. Cooper V does not have an enclosed head, but does carry a portable marine toilet for emergencies. Departs from Mala Small Boat Harbor in Lahaina. Accommodates up to 4 anglers plus 4 additional riders.
KIMMY V (does not operate from Apr – Dec)
28′ Ture World Marine, Diesel-powered with Cuddy Cabin and marine head. Available for 6-8 hour private sport fishing trips, and 6-hour shared sportfishing trips. Unmatched stability for a small vessel! Kimmy V is one of only 3 boats on Maui equipped with a Seakeeper® stabilizer, eliminating up to 95% of the boat’s roll. Licenced for 6 guests, but Kimmy V limits to 4 to maximize comfort.
GENERAL INFORMATION (all boats)
- All fishing gear and tackle provided
- A cooler filled with ice and water available
- Guests supply their own food and favorite drinks
- Beer is permitted (cans only)
- Typical departure times: 6:00am, and 10:30am. Later departures are dependent upon the duration of the trip before
4hrs – $1,099.00+ / 5hrs – $1,199.00+
Prices for up to 6 guests. Additional guests will be charged another $149 each.
4hrs – $299.00 pp / 5hrs – $349.00 pp / riders – $149.00 pp
Minimum 2 anglers to confirm a shared charter
OFFSHORE PRIVATES (Sportfishing)
6hrs – $1,499.00 / 7hrs – $1,599.00 / 8hrs – $1,699.00
Maximum 4 guests
OFFSHORE SHARES (Sportfishing)
6hrs – $399.00 pp
Minimum 2 anglers to confirm a shared charter. Maximum 4
Rates and policies subject to change without notice.
4-hour mid-day charters are possible following the morning charters. Departure times vary.
* Prices do not include 3% harbor fee or 4.167% GET. An additional 2% credit card processing fee will also be applied to all credit card payments (please let us know if you plan to pay with cash).
Cooper V accepts up to 8 guests (no more than 4 people fishing at one time),
Mercury accepts up to 6 guests (no more than 4 people fishing at one time),
Kimmy V accepts up to 4 guests
- Typical Departure Time: 6:00 – 6:30am. Afternoon departure times vary.
- Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure
- Minimum number of anglers to confirm share trip: 2
- Minimum age for inshore fishing: 12 on shares, 5 on privates
- Minimum age for sportfishing: 12 on shares, 8 on privates