Luxury fishing charters aboard West Maui’s finest sportfishing yacht
Mana is an exquisite, 47′ custom Luhrs convertible sportfishing yacht departing from Lahaina, Maui Hawaii.
One of two high-end vessels owned/operated by Like Try Charters, Mana is Lahaina’s ultimate pleasure yacht, designed for those who demand the very best in comfort, service and style. She will soon be licensed for up to 16 passengers.
Whether you’re in search of a luxurious deepsea fishing experience, a morning of snorkeling away from the crowds, seasonal whale watching, or you simply want to wet a line for a couple of hours at sunset. Mana and her crew are sure to exceed your expectations.
- Powered by twin 750 Yanmar engines, Mana cruises at a comfortable 25 knots, with a top speed of 41 knots.
- Queen-sized master berth and a 2nd full-sized berth.
- 32-inch flatscreen smart TVs in both bedrooms.
- 6′ proper shower and toilet in the bathroom.
- Full kitchen with flat top stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms, bathroom, salon, and on the bridge.
- Flatscreen smart TV in the salon, as well as surround sound for entertainment.
- 15 speaker sound system with over 3k watts of power.
- Sponsored by Shimano, Mana is fully equipped with the latest, professional-grade offshore sportfishing gear, outriggers, downrigger, and lighter tackle for nearshore bottom fishing.
- Snorkeling equipment, noodles, and other floatation devices.
- Coolers with ice and water.
- Catering can be arranged.
Troll for ono (wahoo), mahi-mahi (dorado), ahi (yellowfin tuna), aku (skipjack tuna), kawakawa (wavy back tuna), and occasionally a’u (marlin). Longer is better when fishing for these fast-swimming pelagic gamefish. 4 hours minimum is recommended for most fishing trips. Longer is even better. While no fishing experience is required, sport fishing is not recommended for those under the age of 12. And while younger keiki are permitted on board, there is a minimum age of 8 to participate in any fishing.
Lighter Tackle Fishing
Bottom fishing is more of a “hands-on” experience, compared to sport fishing. This style of fishing is performed closer to shore (within a couple of miles), in depths of 50′ – 350′ deep. The tastiest fish we catch include snapper, ranging from the small, blueline snapper (ta’ape), to the larger gray snapper (uku). Jacks (papio, ulua, yellow spot trevally), and multiple types of goatfish are frequent catches. Overnight trips in search of the prized Giant Trevally are also possible. Or maybe you’d like to venture out at sunset, and help the crew stock up on live bait. Maui’s best sport fishing boats often rely on live bait to get those monsters to bite!
Learn about the history and culture of Hawaii! Mana’s crew looks forward to sharing both facts and lore with their guests. Regardless of the activities you choose to enjoy, you’re sure to develop a newfound appreciation for the rugged, yet fragile beauty that is Hawaii – both above and below the surface!
Photography & Event Opportunities
Like Try Charters can provide photography opportunities upon request including underwater and aerial photography. They can also help arrange small wedding charters, or a spreading of ashes ceremony.
About Your Crew
The crew of Like Try Charters all share a deep love and respect for the sea surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. They promise to make your experience an unforgettable cultural, and educational journey.
Kelson Kihe aka “KIHE” was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Kihe grew up in Kona where, as a child, surfing and fishing were a daily part of life from the moment his father put him on a surfboard at the age of two. Since that time the sea has been in his blood. He’s dedicated to sharing this IKE (knowledge) for the next generation. In addition to being a highly experienced, skilled fisherman, Kihe enjoys sharing the history, stories, and legends of his Na Kupuna (Ancestors).
Captain Billy Bones is owner and operator of Like Try Charters. He’s been a 100-ton master Captain since 2012, and is a certified master diver, lifeguard, master of auxiliary sail, and underwater photographer. Billy’s grandfather sparked the love of the water and fishing in him as a small child in South Carolina. Since then, he has lived his life devoted to the sea.
Departure Time & Location
Early morning is recommended for fishing and snorkeling due to Maui’s frequent mid-day & early afternoon tradewinds.
Mana ~ Private Charter Rates
4-HOURS: $3,000 (minimum for fishing)
prices include all taxes, harbor fees, and fuel surcharges.
Trip Length Recommendations
Sunset fishing/cruising, whale watching: 2 hours
Fishing charters: 4+ hours (longer is better!)
Snorkeling charters: 4+ hours
Fishing & snorkeling: 6+ hours
A 10-20% gratuity is customary.
A 20%, non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance will be processed within 72-hours of your charter, which corresponds with Like Try Charters’ cancellation policy. No refunds for cancellations within 72 hours unless canceled by the captain due to weather or other unforeseen events.