Professional Lahaina sport fishing charters
Start Me Up Sport Fishing oversees the largest fleet of sport fishing boats on Maui. Most of their maui fishing charters are run on identical 38′ Bertrams. They also operate 42′ Bertram (Jun Ken Po), a 42′ Dorado (Cuz), and a 35′ Blackfin (Action). This page covers Start Me Up’s standard sport fishing charters.
All their fishing boats are well maintained and fully outfitted with the latest equipment.
Start Me Up’s sport fishing charters depart daily from Lahaina harbor. Targeting mahi mahi, ono, ahi tuna and billfish like striped marlin, blue marlin and spearfish. Be sure to fish early in your trip as the crew will gladly filet a portion of the days catch for all guests to enjoy a hearty fresh fish dinner or two during their stay on Maui. Appropriate for both beginners and experienced anglers.
- Penn International rods and reels 20# through 130# class
- fighting chair
- fishfinder, GPS, auto pilot
- twin control stations
- refridgerators and freezers
- Color TVs with DVDs
RATES effective 2016
|8 hrs||$1399.00||$279.00 pp|
|6 hrs||$1099.00||$219.00 pp|
|4 hrs||$699.00||$169.00 pp|
Rates do not include 4.16% state GET, 3% harbor fee, or gratuity. There is a minimum of 4 passengers to confirm a shared trip. Cancellation is 72 hours in advance or 7 days during the Christmas holiday. When reserving more than one boat, cancellation is also 7 days in advance.
Trip Types: Private, share-boat and sport fishing charters
Minimum age: 8 yrs on shares
Check-in location: Lahaina harbor, slip #12
Usual Departure Time: 0530 hrs.
Departure times for morning trips are 5:30 a.m. for 6 & 8 hour charters, or 6:00 a.m. for 4 hour charters. Afternoon trips depart at 10:30am, or 12 (noon)
Robert Coiner’s 13 year old nephew, Chase lands his first marlin on July 17, 2017
Maui fishing tour
Let me start it by saying I work in a customer service field and if I had someone treating customers the way I was treated he or she would be looking for a new job! The fishing was slow but that's not the issue. Fishing can be good or bad. We had a few hits and one guy landed a striped marlin which was very cool. The captain of the boat (Chris) was excellent and put us on the fish. My issue is with the 1st mate(Jonny), he was an arrogant asshole from almost the first moment in. Every question I asked was met with a snide comment or just plane ignorant answer. For example I ask if he ever gets to fish on the boats? His answer " no why the hell would i do that I spend enoughtime on the water why would I want to do that. Even my son and father in law couldn't believe how much of an ass he was. In short great captain, great gear, good boat but I would never spend that kind of money with them again, and would not recommend anyone else spending money there either.
What a great day!
What a great trip. We went on the Jun Ken Po with Captain Chris and First Mate Matt and I can't tell you how much fun we all had. We fish often and the excitement that these guys show with each and every fish we caught was great. You want someone who wants a fish as bad as you do and Chris and Matt were the guys. We researched a long time before we booked with these guys as we have done other charters and been discouraged with their lack of effort. We had 6 people on the 8 hour charter and everyone caught one but one. Not bad odds 5 out of 6. They allowed us to clear the lines and put lines back out and even rigged outriggers. Many times we are told by other charters to sit and wait for the line to release....there was excitement and lots of activity. They changed things up if they were slow and we learned lots from them. Would book again in a heart beat. Thanks Chris and Matt. This Montana family was very happy and you were right ....the spearfish was excellent eating. Thanks!
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Went out with Captain Jason-Captain Hook!
Had a great trip slow fishing but did catch a small tuna and a twenty pound Mahi Mahi early in the morning! The crew was also very helpful and informative with any questions we had. We will go out with them again on our next trip!
8hours trawling on Cuz.
Unfortunately it just wasnt our day on the high seas. Despite the efforts and persisitence of the crew to ttry to put us on the fish we didint get a hit. We went way out deep to 1000Ft to try for Yellow Fin Tuna and in closer for Ono which were being caught regularly in June/july but it wasnt to be.
Great day out and saw hundreds of Dolphins and a few large turtles
Next time well get em....
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My complements to Captain Mike and deck hand Jack. The boat was clean and well equipped with the proper rods. Although the fishing was a little slow they did all that was possible to find fish. We caught a couple of nice Mahi Mahi. The best for myself was fishing tuna on a light rod. Never done it but will do it again. Fish in many places and have to say that Captain Mike and Jack were first class and would ship out with them anywhere . Thanks Start Me Up and Lili Crawford for her recommendation.