Hunter Allen and his son fished with the Hinatea in May, 2015.
Amazing, incredible, record-setting day that we’ll NEVER forget with Greg and Jason aboard the Hinatea!! Can’t say enough about how easy-going these guys were in welcoming my 11 year-old son and me onto their boat for 6 hours and working their asses off to ensure a great catch and a great time…
I should also say that Lili at FishMaui, and Doug – the owner of the Hinatea – were incredibly easy to work with and extremely accommodating in shifting their schedules around to ensure they could have the right boat and the right people available to take us out.
When we got to the dock at 5:30 AM they were ready to go with a clean boat and big smiles, and began immediately to teach us all about their wonderful craft. By 6:00 we were already trolling and by 7:00 my son had already landed his first fish — a beautiful, 49″ MahiMahi, which is already headed for my son’s wall. Then we headed for the deeper water, and NOTHING could have prepared us for what came next!
Around 10:00, we got another hit while I was up top. Jason and Greg had my son strapped into the chair in a flash, and over the next 50 minutes they scrambled around offering encouragement, instructions and assistance where possible as my son fought a big fish. Watching them get it into and onto the boat was something I’ll never forget. The end result may very well have been a RECORD for an 11 year-old angler: AN 11’8″, 503 LB BLUE MARLIN!!! Do I need to say more?? The best thing was that Greg and Jason were every bit as happy and excited as we were!
Not sure what else to say, except that these guys are experts at their craft, work hard to make sure you have a great time, and I absolutely give them my highest possible recommendation. Thank you, and good luck!