The Hinatea (pronounced “Hee-nah-TAY-ah”) is a beautifully maintained 41′ Hatteras operating Maui sport fishing charters out of Lahaina harbor. Check-in time between 4:45am – 5:30am depending on the season.
The Hinatea is fast with a stable, comfortable ride. The vessel features a tuna tower, a spacious salon and back deck, outriggers, a downrigger, a range of professional sport fishing tackle and top of the line electronics.
Fish caught aboard Hinatea Sport Fishing include striped and blue marlin, mahi mahi (dorado/dolphin fish), ono (wahoo), ahi (yellowfin tuna), big-eye, and aku (skipjack tuna). In addition to trolling with artificial lures, Hinatea’s crew love to catch and rig live bait, often running it on the downrigger. This can bring in uku (gray snapper), ulua (GT), rainbow runner, barracuda and more.
The fishing methods used on any given day depend upon a variety of factors, most notably season (live bait is more difficult to obtain during the summer), weather conditions, and the previous days’ bite.
Probably the most consistent comment I receive about Hinatea Sport Fishing is her crew. They share the Aloha Spirit at every opportunity. They love what they do, and they are genuinely pleased to have you on board!
|Trip Length||Privates||Shares (4-6 anglers)|
|4 hr||$950.00||privates only|
|6 hr||$1,200.00||$225.00 pp|
|8 hr||$1,450.00||$275.00 pp|
All prices are plus 4.166% state GET, 3% harbor fee, and optional gratuity (10-20% is customary).
- Capacity: up to 6.
- Minimum age: 10 on share boats, 12 recommended. 8 on privates.
- Check-in location: Lahaina harbor slip #27
- Check-in time: 0445 – 0530 hrs
- Fish policy: Crew will filet a portion of the day’s catch at no charge for you to enjoy while on Maui.
- Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Hinatea sport fishing charter reviews
Great experience, great trip
Coming from the Mediterranean (GREECE) I have been fishing since I was a kid. This trip however and fishing in the Pacific Ocean with Hinatea was a unbelievable experience. The colors of the sky at dawn, the sound of the whales around us and the beautiful views of the Maui mountains as the sun was rising, was something I will always remember and cherish. All this combined with a great boat and a very professional crew (Captain Chris and Lucas), made it a superb trip. We caught one 20lb Mahi and two 6-7lb blue Taralis, which we ate for lunch a couple of hours after we returned. Awsome experience all together. Thank you Hinatea and crew!
AWESOME day of fishing!!!
We had an awesome time fishing with Chris and Dana!! They worked hard all day to get us on fish. We caught 4 Mahi and had a blast. An experience our sons won’t forget. Thank you so much for a fantastic day!!
A great experience from start to finish. Chris knows what he is doing and they work extremely hard to get the fish. We didn't get a Marlin strike, but caught 7 nice Mahi-Mahi for the day. I took enough home to feed the group and everyone loved the way Chris told me to prepare it. It's fishing, so nothing is guaranteed, but they will do everything they can to get you some action. Thanks again!!!
I planed this trip with my son and a couple of friends with no expectations but hoping for some good fishing. Chris was awsome at getting us on some fish . Although we only landed 2 Mahi Mahi. It was well worth the trip. Dana his deck hand was constantly changing baits trying to get some strikes . Couldn’t be happier with our trip. Watching my son reel in his first larger game fish was worth every penny.
Thanks Chris for making it happen.
We had an amazing time! Jason and Chris went out of their way to help us catch fish and we did! Two Ono's and one Amberjack! They were very accommodating and couldn't be nicer. They were very friendly and great to visit with. They were obviously very experienced and it was even very interesting watching change lures and tying knots. They hustled the whole time. We got to take how ever much fish we wanted and it was delicious! Highly recommend them!
Jason and Chris were fantastic. 2 adults and 3 teenage boys had a great day. Couple Mahi Mahi and a striped marlin. Jason and Chris clearly know and love what they do and it shows.
Thanks for the awesome day and memories
Hawaiian Grand Slam!
My boys and I had a epic day on the Hinatea! 8 mahi, 2 ono, a dozen or more tuna, a 200 lb blue marlin and a 6-7' silky shark. That doesn't count how many spit the hook or were eaten by sharks. J and Chris worked their butts off all day long. I have been fishing my whole life and rarely had this much action trolling for fish. Trolling usually is long periods of waiting interrupted with action. Today was the opposite. We barely had time to eat lunch, in fact most of the lunch didn't get eaten until the way in. Thanks J and Chris for an experience my sons and I will never forget!
We had an excellent day on the Hinatea. I've fished on a few boats in Maui and this was the best offshore trip ever. The crew was the big difference. Capt Greg and 1st mate Chris put in the extra effort that it takes. They have great personalities and are excellent fishermen - we were 10 of 11 on live bait bites and my 13 yr old sons and 15 yr old daughter caught all 10 Mahi-Mahi - the big ones, not the schoolies. If I can get a charter with this crew, I'll take it.
I have been on fishing charters before and I can tell you with absolute certainty that this was the best one I have ever experienced! Chris and J. were a joy to fish with. These guys are true fishermen and not salesmen. Their #1 priority is to get you on the fish, no BS, no shenanigans. We didn't catch any trophies but, we did catch fish, and they filleted them out for us and gave us as much as we wanted. The yellowfin and Mahi were delicious! Thanks Chris and J! We will be booking with you again!
Above and beyond!!
Greg and Luke were amazing!! I've been fishing my whole life and have been in many charters both private and shared, never have I had a crew work as hard as they did to make sure everyone on the boat had a great time and hooked up at least once! We made the long trek out to the buoy on the backside of Lanai and trolled all the way there. It was pretty slow all the way out there, but as soon as we got to the buoy it was all business! Lures came out of the water ,and the smaller tackle w/ squid and tuna strips came out and it was
game on! Mahi Mahi were hitting hard for about an hour
straight and these two guys were working HARD! All five of
us hooked up at least once, and some got two. I will only fish w/ these guys on my future Maui trips, period.