Our top choice for 4-6 hr Maui sport fishing trips
This beautiful 38 ft. Mediterranean sportfisher features A/C cabin, fly bridge, color fish finder, Garmin chart plotter and custom live bait well. She is owner operated and meticulously maintained.
Light Tackle Fishing Charters
From fall to early summer, the Reel Luckey out of Maui’s Lahaina harbor offers lighter tackle sport fishing, using predominantly live bait and and lures when necessary. These fishing trips run from 4-6 hours, and are operated closer to shore, making this our top recommend for families with kids aged 8 and up, teens, and those who want to land decent sized Maui gamefish, but don’t want to stay out 8 hours doing it!
Reel Luckey frequently lands mahi mahi (dorado), ono (wahoo), barracuda, ulua, trevally (papio), Hawaiian salmon, snapper, amberjacks, sharks and every so often, smaller species of billfish.
During the summer, the Reel Luckey switches to more traditional offshore trolling, however lighter tackle options still exist and will be included if feasible. Contact me for more information
Inshore Lighter Tackle Fishing Charters
|Charter Length||Privates Only|
|4 hrs||$895.00 ($925.00 effective 12/20/18)|
|5 hrs||$1,025.00 ($1,075.00 effective 12/20/18)|
|6 hrs||$1,150.00 ($1,200.00 effective 12/20/18)|
Does not include 4.16% state GET, 3% harbor fee, or 10-20% gratuity.
Trip Type: Private fishing charters
Capacity: up to 6
Minimum age: 8 yrs
Harbor: Lahaina Harbor
Check-in Time: 0415 – 0515 hrs
Reel Luckey Reviews
Wonderful Family Trip
Captain Tad and deckhand Garrett pulled out all the stops and put us on some great fishing, so much that their giant Yeti cooler was full before the sun came up--and before most of the other fishing boats had left the harbor. We caught 4 snappers and 4 trevally, would have been five but a ten foot tiger shark had a different plan right at the boat. Garrett who works at a fish market as well prepared the fillets and it was a thing of beauty! We took home about 40 pounds of filets-fed our family for a week! They really knew how to take care of us and especially my elderly father in law. We drove within 50 feet of the boat and dropped him off and they did a great job putting him in a great spot so he could catch fish and not have to move much. Any future trips to Maui will include fishing with Captain Tad on the Lucky Strike! You will catch fish with him (46 years of experience).
Tad and Garrett were amazing. They gave us a really amazing experience for our first charter. Caught a shark, tune and ono. We will definitely use them again next time we visit Maui.
Amazing fishing guides
Tad and Garrett are truly amazing fishing guides. They genuinely took on an interest in helping us (which included an 8-year-old and 14-year-old) learn the ropes and they were both very patient. You can’t fake that type of interest in people, they love what they do, and it shows. My wife was nervous of the idea of ocean fishing, but the guys kept the boat within sight of the shoreline all morning, they communicated how and what we were going to do…5 stars from us for sure.
We caught two GT’s and a few other types of fish, and spent all morning watching whales breach. Book it, you will not regret it.
I've been on a lot of charters and the Reel Lucky is one of the best. Capt Tad and Garrett are professional and provide an Awesome experience. A lot of fishing, not a lot of boat riding. My 15 yr old daughter and 13 yr old sons caught an amberjack, 2 grey snapper, a blue trevally, a barracuda, and an island jack as well as the bait we used. We got to see several whales too. If you can get a trip with this crew, book it. Don't hesitate.
Lots of fish!
Tad & Garret brought us out on the Reel Luckey fishing boat. Not only were we really lucky catching Tuna, Amberjack, Giant Travoly, and Mahi Mani’s....these guys were truly awesome! I would highly recommend them for anyone.
I wanted to give you some feedback on the charter we booked with Captain Tad & the Reel Luckey on October 13, 2017. We had an absolutely fantastic outing!! Tad & Garret could not have been more accommodating, more helpful, or more knowledgable. My 2 daughters, ages 15 and 14, joined me for this trip. Both of these girls are accomplished anglers, having fished with me since they were very young and both have tournament experience. Yet, they each caught their personal best (largest) fish of their lives on this trip! We landed 3 amberjack in the 25-30 lb range and one gray snapper. The rest of the Lahaina fishing fleet landed only one fish that morning. Captain Tad and Garrett use tactics and tackle that give them (and their clients) a distinct advantage over other boats. When we return to Maui we will definitely book this trip again!
Thank you for putting out such a great website with detailed info on each charter company/boat. You really helped me zero in on the charter experience I wanted to have, and we definitely had it!
A great trip that we'll never forget!
We had an excellent 4 hour trip last Friday on the Reel Lucky Strike! The crew was amazing and went above and beyond. We had my elderly father on board and he was given all the assistance he needed and even though his mobility was limited, he was able to reel in 2 nice Mahi (we caught a total of 15 fish!). A great trip that we'll never forget! Thanks for the recommendation!
What a great experience. Captain Tad, and Garrett were really great with us. Explaining things, answering questions.
While not everyone caught a fish, we did land two really nice Amberjack.
I would highly recommend Reel Luckey.
Groom and groomsmen had a fantastic time catching fish and watching whales. Skipper Tad and Deckhand Garrett made the trip a very memorable time. Although not everyone caught fish, the conditions couldn't have been better. We did bring home enough grey snapper for three days of some unreal grilled fish tacos. Would highly recommend this boat and crew. Thanks so much guys!
Family's Dream Day in Maui
For our first deep sea fishing trip with our boys (ages 13 and 11), we couldn't have been happier with our choice with Reel Luckey! Both our boys were able to catch the bait fish that led into some wonderful fishing. We caught an uku, a great trevally, and an ono. My boys each got to reel in a monster fish and that made this Dad's dreams come true. I couldn't have asked for a better boat, crew, and day on the water with my family. The day was made even better when we got to cook it up for dinner.