Our top choice for 4-5 hr Maui sport fishing trips
This beautiful 38 ft. Mediterranean sportfisher features A/C cabin, flybridge, color fishfinder, Garmin chart plotter, and custom live baitwell. She is owner-operated and meticulously maintained.
Light Tackle Fishing Charters
From September through June, Reel Luckey out of Maui’s Lahaina harbor offers lighter tackle sportfishing, using predominantly live bait and lures when necessary. These fishing trips run from 4-5 hours and are operated closer to shore, making this our top recommendation 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 (GT), trevally (papio), Hawaiian salmon, snapper, amberjacks, and every so often, shark. Fishing with live bait requires an early start. Our baitfish bite in the dark, as do a number of the target species you’ll have a chance at catching! Your check-in time will be around 4:00 am.
Reel Luckey is not available July or August.
Inshore Lighter Tackle Fishing Charter Rates
4 HOURS: $1,075.00 ($1,274.82 including tax and fees)
Inclusive price reflects an $80 fuel surcharge, 4.16% GET, 3% harbor fee, and 3% credit card processing fee.
5 HOURS: $1,275.00 ($1,517.65 including tax & fees)
Inclusive price reflects a $100.00 fuel surcharge, 4.16% GET, 3% harbor fee, and 3% credit card processing fee.
Trip Type: Private fishing charters
Capacity: maximum 5 guests
Minimum age: 8 yrs
Location: Slip #51, Lahaina Harbor
Departure Time: 0400 – 0430 hrs
Covid Policy: Proof of Vaccination required.
Reel Luckey Reviews
Great day with Reel Luckey
We had a great trip fishing on the Reel Luckey with Brian and Geoff. We caught some Mahi Mahi and some Yellow Fin on light tackle, had a great encounter with huge school of Dolphin and enjoyed some beautiful weather. My three kids really loved the experience and we all got to eat two meals' worth of some delicious fillets! Thank you for setting us up on this excellent trip!!
A father's dream
My 15 year old daughter and I booked a 6 hour charter last March. My daughter showed us how to catch lots of Mackerel which we used for bait. After starting to troll for fish, my daughter caught her first fish, a 35 lb Amberjack. She continued her streak catching two additonal Amberjack ranging between 25 & 35 lbs. before losing a shark that appeared to be headed to the mainland. Ended our trip with a great tasting 30lb Grey Snapper. Tad and his first mate were outstanding. I'd highly recommend Tad and the Reel Luckey!
Slow day, but not due to lack of crew effort.
As the title says, it was a slow day. However, I felt the crew did their best to try to get us on fish...it just wasn't in the cards that day. I think we were a little late in the season. If I go again on a subsequent trip to Maui, I will select an earlier month...maybe January or February. 4 stars for effort. 5 stars would have been a Christmas card photo with my son and I holding a Mahi Mahi! Oh we'll, now I have a reason to go again next time. Aloha!
Fabulous Experience with Reel Luckey
What a fabulous experience it was fishing with Capt. Tad! Something that I'll always look back on with great satisfaction. After departing the harbor and making several stops to catch fresh bait (which was fun in itself), we preceded to Capt. Tad's first of many secret glory holes. That first stop my fishing buddy and I each landed a amber jack. My fish was 36" long and about 25 lbs.. I landed that with rather light tackle of 30 lb. test line and it was a real battle. We moved again and I landed another amber jack of the same size and an even larger grey snapper. Each time we landed these fish the mate was carefully tagging, letting air out of swim bladder and releasing these fish so they can be caught again by another lucky angler. Before we were done the count for two fishermen was three amber jack, one grey snapper and two sharks. We were totally worn out and very happy. Thanks for referring us to a excellent team on the Reel Lucky.
Our family loved the Reel Luckey
We just got off the Reel Luckey from the fishing trip you recommended to us. Tad Luckey and his crew did a wonderful job. We got into lots of Mackerel early for bait fish, and then landed several AmberJack in the 25 to 35 pound range. The boat was spectacular, and the crew was very professional. My 12 year old grandson landed a 30 pound Amber Jack pretty much by himself. So.. .thanks for the recommendation. It was awesome.