Die Hard Sport Fishing is owned/operated by the infamous Captain Fuzzy Alboro. While Fuzzy drives 90% of the time, everyone needs a day off. On those days one of Fuzzy’s relief captains take the helm. All have been trained by Fuzzy and share the same passion for fishing.
The 38′ Bertram sportfisher “Die Hard” regularly leaves before the bars close. A champion boat for mahi-mahi and ahi, captain Fuzzy and his crew fish hard. Their main goal is to put you on the fish, even if it means leaving earlier, driving farther, or fishing rougher water. Die Hard’s full-day charters are close as you’ll come to a commercial fishing operation on Maui.
Fishing gear includes:
- 80 Shimano’s with bent butt rods
- 50 Shimano’s with stand up rods
- 30 Shimano’s Penn stand up rods
- fighting chair
- Fish Finder, GPS chart plotter
- marine head (toilet)
- plenty of shade
- microwave and fridge
TRIPS & RATES 2023
Additional time on private charters can be purchased at a rate of $250 per hour. Prices do not include 4.167% GET, 3% harbor fee, 15% fuel surcharge, or gratuity.
FULL DAY (8hrs) & FULL DAY EXTREME (10hrs)
8hr Private: $1,799.00 8hr Share: $400.00 pp
10hr Private: $2,200.00 10hr Share: $475.00 pp
These are the trips Die Hard is best known for. If you’re serious about hunting big game fish while on Maui, and you don’t mind leaving in the middle of the night, then Die Hard’s Full Day Sport Fishing trip is the one for you. Departure times are based on the moon phase and destinations (FADS/Buoys). Times will not be firmed up until the afternoon before the charter. You can expect it could be anywhere from 10pm the night before, to 3am the morning of. The 10-hour trip allows you longer time at the buoy or multiple buoy opportunities. Mahi-mahi and ahi are the most common catch, but ono and marlin are picked up as well.
Captain Fuzzy prefers to fish with live bait, and Die Hard is usually well-stocked. If not, they’ll try and catch some on the way out. It could take some time to get to where the captain wants to be, but once he and his crew find “the spot” (which changes daily), be ready for all hell to break loose! Of course, no charter is ever guaranteed, no matter how early you leave, how long you fish for or how good the captain is. Fishing is fishing, after all. But Die Hard’s catch rate tends to be higher on his full-day trips compared to those boats leaving at a more reasonable hour.
I don’t recommend Die Hard for persons under 12 unless they are booking a private charter, nor are they recommended for anyone with bad backs, balance issues, or weak constitutions. These charters head farther offshore where the sea conditions can be rougher. Therefore, we recommend guests take anti-nausea medication before the trip. See https://fishmaui.com/avoiding-seasickness.
6-HOURS (AM/PM private/share)
AM Private: $1,520.00 / PM Private: $1,400.00
AM Share: $300.00 pp / PM Share: $280.00 pp
Die Hard’s 6-hour sportfishing charters typically depart between 3 – 5am in the morning, and between 10am – 12pm in the afternoon. As a rule, morning charters are recommended, but for some, a late departure is necessary. Soon after departing the harbor, Die Hard’s crew will set up to 6 lines, trolling with artificial lures, and occasionally live bait if they have any left from a previous charter. You’ll be hunting for mahi-mahi, ono, ahi, and marlin. This charter is appropriate for all skill levels. Minimum age on shares: 12. Minimum recommended age on privates: 8.
PM Privates only: $1020.00
While we recommend longer, morning charters whenever possible, we understand some people are unable to fit that into their schedules. Half-day charters are offered in the afternoons, following Die Hard’s morning trips. That means typically a noon – 1:00 pm departure. Soon after leaving the harbor, Die Hard’s crew will set up to 6 lines, trolling with artificial lures, and occasionally live bait, assuming they have any left from the morning’s trip. These charters will remain fairly close to land as they search for mahi-mahi, ono, and other pelagics. Minimum recommended age: 8.
Maximum passengers: 6
Location: Slip #9 Lahaina Harbor
Departure Time: varies
Cancellation: 72 hours on shares, 7 days on privates.
Fish Policy: Fish are not the property of the individual angler. The captain decides how fish will be distributed. Generally, each angler will receive an average of 10, normal size servings of fish. More may be available for purchase after settling up with all anglers.
Die Hard Sport Fishing Reviews
We caught 6 ahi total, 1 Mahi Mahi, and one nice Ono. (Plus a shark which was released.)
The crew (Sam and Jay) were very nice. They told us to take as much fish as we wanted and gave us suggestions on how to cook it. Upon request, Sam walked us over to a restaurant and arranged for them to cook us some of it for dinner that night. Overall we had four meals from the fish we caught and they would have given us more if we wanted.
We would definitely use the Die Hard again. We saw others coming in without fish. Going early (on our way at 10:20pm) to catch bait fish, catching most of the ahi before sunrise, and going to the proven locations to fish despite the rougher waters were all key to their success.
Left at 230 am and ran through some rough water but it was well worth it. Within 5 minutes of getting to the spot we had a nice size mahi mahi on. Landed it and the bite at the bouy turned off. Tried several different methods but they just stopped biting. Headed to next spot while trolling. I hooked and landed a nice ono, it was a great fight and I was stoked as I've never caught one. Trolled on and got slammed one more time but didn't hook it. It nearly tore the lure in half. Great day fishing . Capt fuzzy and crew are true professionals and great guys. Definitely not for the timid. When the first fish hit at daylight all hell broke loose. These guys get excited and want to catch fish. I will definitely be booking with these guys next year.
I really like these guys!
We went out 4/15/17 with captain Jeremy and Sam. They told us up front that the fishing had been slow but we went out with great hopes. They mean it when they say be ready to fish and come early! The boat ride was long but the sunrise over Maui and the breath taking views off Molokai's coast were worth it! I have been on other charters and hunting trips and know that sometimes its just not going to happen and its no fault of the Captain and crew. The morning started promising with lots of birds skimming the water. We hooked up early with a small Mahi Mahi but then fished for hours without success. When we started heading home we certainly were feeling down but not out. Had the day ended there I would still give these guys five stars because they really tried. The boat is great and they Captain and crew were really nice and you can tell they know how to fish. Now the rest of the story! About a half an hour into the ride back it happened, a monster marlin lit up one of our poles. This trip was for my son so he got the chair. We saw this huge fish come out of the water a couple of times. I still have goose bumps about it. The fish took out 800 yards of line and then the battle began! My son battled the fish for almost an hour and when we thought we were close the unfortunate happened and the fish threw the hook. Though we all were disappointed I could not have been more thrilled to watch that fight. The estimate was between 4 and 600 pounds! I saw it and can believe it. I am a catch and release type of fisherman so part of me is happy the fish will be out there to give someone else a thrill. On the other hand it would would have been nice to get a picture! All in all was a great day. Thanks Jeremy and Sam! This is a memory my son and I will have for the rest of our lives!