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), trevally, 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), trip duration, 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||$1,245.00||$245.00 pp|
|8 hr||$1,495.00||$295.00 pp|
Prices are plus 4.166% state GET, 3% harbor fee, and optional gratuity (10-20% is customary).
- Capacity: up to 6.
- Minimum age: 12 on share boats, 8 on privates.
- Check-in location: Lahaina harbor slip #27
- Check-in time: 5:00am
- 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
Well ..I guess picking the Ace of hearts pulled off for me!
Wonderful Trip. Mahalo Greg & Jason . You both obviously enjoy what you do. It was My first time Ever and caught a Rainbow Runner. We will be back! Also, Mahalo Lili from fishmaui for recommending these fine gents!
Any review of a fishing trip titled Gorgeous Day tells you the fish weren't doing their thing today. Greg and Jason, it was great getting to know you. you got as excited as I did when the strikes came and were just as disappointed when they didn't pan out, for that I thank you. This was a great experience, from connecting with Lili, who made the process seamless, to fish hunting all day in gorgeous blue waters.
If I can get my son to fly, I will definitely see you for another go at it. Captain Greg, the love of fishing shows, better luck next time out. Jason thanks for the instruction and enthusiasm, best of luck to you! Thank you both for the effort. Glad to meet you!
Hinatea sport fishing
I just want to thank you and the crew on the Hinatea for an unforgettable experience. My wife and I had the most wonderful time. The couple we shared the boat with were pleasant as well. We ended up landing 8 tuna and 4 Mahi Mahi. We even enjoyed catching the baitfish. First time in my life I have had 5 fish on one line? The crew did a fantastic job keeping us on the fish and talking us through the process.
Best Trip Ever!
Just wanted to let you know our group had the best time on the Hinatea with Greg and Kenny! They were so polite and knowledgeable, put us on bait fish and 4 uku! Our group of three couples went and the ladies had just as much fun as the guys. On our next trip to Maui we would definitely like to give it another go!
Hinatea Great Experience
Five Star Rating
These guys really know their stuff. So awesome we went twice. Both captains are awesome and you don't get a better mate than Jason!
Big Ono big Mahis and a fishing dream come true Blue Marlin for my son Ricky!
BEST DAY EVER
Booked this trip for the day of my 40th birthday and seriously couldn't have asked for a better experience, from initial contact with the amazing Lili to the day itself. Lili was very knowledgeable in regards to what we were after and she certainly delivered. Greg and Jason were fantastic and our day was epic, from seeing sunrise over Maui to dolphins swimming alongside the boat and many whale sightings even though it was late in the season for them. The fishing consisted of 3 double hook ups which was a lot of fun for my partner and I. We were blessed with a steady catch throughout the day for a total of 5 Mahi Mahi and 4 Wahoo/Ono landed. So much action, will certainly be hard to top! We went home ecstatic and with nearly more fish than we could carry to share over a beautiful meal. BEST DAY EVER.
Don't Stop Believing!,
Captain Greg and First Mate Jason are fantastic. I've been to Maui a couple dozen times but had never been sport fishing. I decided to take my 3 boys. It was looking 5 hours into it that we were going to get skunked but we were fine as the trip was fun seeing beautiful scenery of Lanai we had never seen and numerous dolphin. However Greg and Jason refused to give up and told us we shouldn't either and at last an awesome Ono struck and Jason's wonderful instruction to getting our amazing dinner reeled all the way in. Two stand up guys I would hire again to take us out again in a heartbeat!
Amazing Trip and Crew
Best day of our trip! I have been to Maui a few times, and have never gone out on a fishing type trip. We chose the 6 hr trip and we were so glad we decided on the longer day! What a great crew. We felt welcome and comfortable from the start. Their expertise and skill allowed us to catch 2 large Mahi Mahi and 3 large Ono fish on one trip. Everyone had a chance to sit in the chair a reel one in. No one would believe that with 3 daughters, this would be the highlight of everyone's trip. I would book another day out anytime we return. Great experience, great time well worth the money. And our grilled fish dinner wasn't to bad either ?.
Amazing, incredible, record-setting day that we'll NEVER forget with Greg and Jason aboard the Hinatea!! Can't say enough about how easy-going these guys were in welcoming my 11 year-old son and me onto their boat for 6 hours and working their asses off to ensure a great catch and a great time.
I should also say that Lili at FishMaui, and Doug - the owner of the Hinatea - were incredibly easy to work with and extremely accommodating in shifting their schedules around to ensure they could have the right boat and the right people available to take us out.
When we got to the dock at 5:30 AM they were ready to go with a clean boat and big smiles, and began immediately to teach us all about their wonderful craft. By 6:00 we were already trolling and by 7:00 my son had already landed his first fish -- a beautiful, 49" MahiMahi, which is already headed for my son's wall. Then we headed for the deeper water, and NOTHING could have prepared us for what came next!
Around 10:00, we got another hit while I was up top. Jason and Greg had my son strapped into the chair in a flash, and over the next 50 minutes they scrambled around offering encouragement, instructions and assistance where possible as my son fought a big fish. Watching them get it into and onto the boat was something I'll never forget. The end result may very well have been a RECORD for an 11 year-old angler: AN 11'8", 503 LB BLUE MARLIN!!! Do I need to say more?? The best thing was that Greg and Jason were every bit as happy and excited as we were!
Not sure what else to say, except that these guys are experts at their craft, work hard to make sure you have a great time, and I absolutely give them my highest possible recommendation. Thank you, and good luck!
Fish, Whales and Crew all Awesome
It was awesome! it was like a private whale watching cruise also. My sister in law didnt even want to go because she wanted to go on a whale watching cruise with 100 other people. By the end she was all teared up because the whales were everywhere. one was right next to the boat and even swam under us. My 10 year old daughter caught a Mahi Mahi and my son caught a nice Amberjack. It was perfect! Greg and Jason were very nice. In past experiences on charters, the captains always seem to be a**holes. This was not the case at all. This made the experience even better.