Leaders in Maui marlin fishing
Piper, a gorgeous 47′ Cabo, is owned and operated by Captain Jeff Kahl. She is one of only a handful sport fishing companies regularly operating out of South Maui’s Maalaea harbor, and one of Maui’s finest fishing boats.
While Maui’s charter boat operators don’t usually target any particular species, some captains definitely have their preferences. Capt. Jeff and his crew target billfish. If you’re after Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin (stripers), the rare black marlin or sailfish, look to Piper first.
Captain Jeff Kahl is one of Maui’s most experienced sportfishing captains. He holds the record for the largest blue marlin caught on a chartered sport fishing trip. Its replica is on display over his slip at Maalaea harbor. Jeff has fished all over the world, and continues to participate in sport fishing tournaments at various hotspots like Kona, Australia, and Mexico.
Fully loaded and tournament-ready, Piper features a tuna tower, a huge cockpit with live bait well, 8 tuna tubes (hidden in covering boards), and 2 large fish boxes on the deck with a 600-pound/day ice chipper to fill them. She is the first boat on Maui to be equipped with a Furuno Omni Sonar, giving Piper a significant advantage when it comes to hunting the big ones!! The icing on the cake: she boasts over $25k worth of professional photography gear, aimed to capture the action both above and below the surface.
Piper is in high demand, and availability is limited, especially in the summer when they usually leave Maui to fish the tournaments on the Big Island. Call Fish Maui for more availability and to reserve your charter today. 808-344-3520.
8 hrs – $2,450 ($2,625.59 w/tax and harbor fees)
6 hrs – $1,950 ($2,089.75 w/tax and harbor fees)
7-day cancellation policy.
Piper Charters is an owner-operated company.
Piper Charters Reviews
I can not say enough good things about Captain Jeff and his son Marlin. First of all the boat is extremely clean and well cared for. They are absolutely committed to the Hunt. Top of the line equipment. I have always wanted to get a Marlin on the line and watch it dance and they made sure it happened
I can't put into words the absolute adrenaline rush. I can't wait to do it again especially with the Piper. If you have a chance to do it,go for it.
Never caught a fish before I stepped on the piper and hooked a Mahi for dinner on the way out and hooked 2 marlins on my birthday. One got off the hook and the other we were able to pull up to the boat before releasing. Amazing experience !!
Now I’m the one that’s hooked and can’t wait to fish with these guys again. Jeff and Marlin are some true watermen and it was a privilege to fish with them. Stoked I booked 2 charters in a row definitely worth the double down. Piper no ka oi thank you again Jeff and Marlin for the treasured memories I’ll keep forever with my best friends
Loved the experience
Had an amazing time! This is a beautiful boat and the crew was amazing! We went the day the volcano on the big island erupted. Marlin showed us real time photos sent to him by a friend in the big island.
He also gave us some tips on evening entertainment on Maui.
He did a great job entertaining us geezers.
Best In Maui
My wife and I charter boats on about every trip we take and by far Piper Charters exceeded our expectations. All crew and Captain Jeff made the day trip memorable. The knowledge and professionalism they brought on board made our trip. Thanks again Jeff for a wonderful time. Looking forward to next year!
Capt Jeff and Marlin were excellent hosts. The boat is absolutely immaculate, and extremely well appointed. They fished hard and certainly earned their money. Anyone wanting to fish Maui can't go wrong with Piper Charters!
It was an incredible day, the captain Jeff and deckhand marlin we’re very professional, personable, one of the best chargers best charter we have ever been on. If you have never been on a charter before this one is for you,… Beware you will be forever spoiled. For those of you who have been on a charter before it’s definitely worth the time to experience a great day. Captain Jeff and Marlin thank you so much for the memories and experience of today
This is a great boat. I have fished with professional guides in Maui, Kona, Cabo, East Cape, Yucatan, California, Oregon, Washington. This boat and crew is at the top of the list. The boat was 1st class and so was the crew. We caught fish but if we hadn't it still would have been a successful trip. I was with my wife and two sons (ages 11 and 13). At the dock in the morning the captain (Jeff) made us feel welcome and gave a tour of the boat and got us settled. This interior of this boat is immaculate including the head (wife approved). The crew (Mike and Marlin) gave us excellent fishing instruction. The crew did an excellent job teaching my sons how to handle 130 class outfits in a fighting chair. My wife and sons really enjoyed the entire experience because of the fantastic crew. The captain is also the owner and it makes a big difference. I give the Piper and the crew my highest recommendation!
5 star deal all the way!
Just a quick note that we had a great time with Jeff & Mike on Piper last Monday...
Despite nasty morning weather, Jeff found clear skies, stayed close to harbor and we brought in a couple nice mahi – we gave one to Jeff and Mike filleted the other and the chef at Ritz made a couple dozen fish tacos for us when we got back –
Piper is a great boat, they made us feel at home and took all precautions for a safe, enjoyable trip.
Due to inclement weather at noon-time, Jeff suggested heading back in and adjusted the price accordingly.
Three of the guys have never set foot on a deep sea boat, so it was a great experience for them.
All the Best and Mahalo!
Piper, Capt. Jeff, and Sean were awesome. Incredible boat, excellent way to spend the day, and the tastiest fish tacos EVER (quoted directly from the kids). Thank you for a wonderful experience!