Leaders in Maui marlin fishing
Piper Charters, a gorgeous 47′ Cabo, is owned and operated by captain Jeff Kahl. She is one of only 2 sport fishing companies operating out of South Maui’s Maalaea harbor, and one of Maui’s nicest fishing boats.
Fully loaded and tournament ready, The Piper features a tuna tower, huge cockpit with live bait well, 8 tuna tubes (hidden in covering boards), 2 large fish boxes in deck with 600 pound/day ice chipper to fill them.
Captain Jeff Kahl is one of Maui’s most experienced sport fishing captains. He’s logged thousands of hours fishing for marlin, mahi mahi, ahi and ono. 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.
While Maui’s charter boat operators here don’t usually target any particular species, some captains have their preferences. Capt. Jeff and his crew prefer billfish. So if you’re after Pacific blue marlin, stripers or even sailfish (uncommon in Hawaii), look to Piper first. Piper Charters’ availability is limited, especially in the summer. Call FishMaui for availability. 808-344-3520.
7-day cancellation policy. Rates do not include 4.167% state GET, 3% harbor fee, or gratuity.
Piper Charters is an owner operated company.
Piper Charters Reviews
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!