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
We had the most outstanding, enjoyable trip on the Hinatea with Peter and Greg. The fishing trip was a dream come true for our 13 year old grandson. I would highly recommend the Hinatea and look forward with fishing with them again on our next trip to Maui.
Great crew. will be back
Clean boat, great crew just a slow day for fishing will be back though thanks guys.
Had a Great Trip
We had a great trip. The weather was perfect. Unfortunately, no one caught a marlin. Everyone caught a Tuna. Enjoyed visiting with Pete and Chris was great also. I would definitely recommend the Hinatea.
Response: Glad you had a good time, David! While Hinatea is one of our best marlin boats, they\'re still not landed every day. We\'ll just have to get you back to Maui to go fishing again!
family fishing trip
We took this fishing trip as a family of 6 all of us had a great time. The weather was perfect and they took us right to a perfect spot. We caught 15 fish overall. 13 tuna and 2 Mahi Mahi. They really new their stuff and new exactly where to go. We lost a few big fish right next to the boat but overall great trip. All my kids and husband were fishing all day. We left really early due to their recommendation and we came back late the trip lasted almost 11 hours total so we did a lot of fishing. We would recommend them and would go out with them again.
Great Service, good fishing
As a seasoned off shore fisherman, when ever I travel to destinations that offer sport fishing, I usually do a lot of investigation before spending my hard earned dollars on an expensive boat ride.
When I learned that a large group of industry associates were awarded an incentive trip to Maui, I immediately began looking into a charter. I booked directly with a charter company, but when we were two days away from our date I found that several other folks wanted to fish. During my investigations into charter companies I had looked into FishMaui.com and liked what I saw.
I got on the phone called them and they were able to get us a second boat on really short notice. I personally fished on the Hinatea, and was very pleased. The boat was clean and well kept, the Captain and mate were seasoned professionals and the gear was top of the line and in great condition.
We caught 4 yellow fin tuna, and two Mahi, so everyone on board caught fish.
On top of that the mate gave us the fillets from the tuna, which we had cut up at out hotel and enjoyed super fresh sashimi around pool side.
Would certainly recommend these guys to anyone interested in fishing Maui!