Frequently Asked Customer Questions

Do you take credit cards?

Yes, all major credit cards are accepted with a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Do I need a fish license?

No, there are no fish license needed.

How many people can I bring?

All sportfishing vessels are allowed up to six people by the US Coast Guard.

What do I bring?

This is beautiful Hawaii however, a light jacket is always a good idea when you are going on deep sea fishing trips (in Kona it can be a little chilly in the morning and night off shore), and you should always also pack some sunscreen, a camera and drinks to keep hydrated. If you are taking a 6 to 8 hour trip on the ocean, it’s also very important that you bring some food or snacks with you. As an option for those of you who don't feel like going to the grocery store the night before your fishing trip, please consider utilizing our "easy to use" Online Ordering for fresh groceries, snacks, deli, drinks and any restaurant listed items that you desire. Yes, you order directly from our website and the food will be delivered/ waiting for you on the boat.  No Fishing Licenses are required in Hawaii and will be supplying all rods, reels, bait, lures and all tackle required to fish. The Hustler Teram willl also be providing bottled water, a large cooler with ice for all of your sandwiches, snacks & drinks. The Kona Coast is known to be unbelievably calm more often than not, however, for those of you that are prone to getting sea sick, you should consider taking Dramamine 24 hours before your scheduled fishing trip.  

How far off shore do we go?

On most days of the year we rarely fish more than five miles off shore.

How often do you catch?

While our boats are consistent producers, there are never any guarantees. But, the odds are contingent upon the species you target and the amount of time spent on the water

What can we catch?

In addition to the fast and powerful blue Marlin, many other exciting big game fish inhabit the Kona waters. We can even arrange for bottom fishing upon request.

Big Game Pelagics

Pacific Blue Marlin
Striped Marlin
Black Marlin
Pacific Sailfish
Spearfish (Shortnose)
Swordfish (Broadbill)
Ono (Wahoo)
Mahi Mahi (Dorado)
Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi)
Big Eye Tuna (Ahi)
Skipjack Tuna (Aku)

Deep Sea Species

Hapu’upu’u (Hawaiian Grouper)
Kalekale (Von Siebold Snapper)
Golden Kale (Gold Snapper)
Opakapaka (Pink Snapper)
Onaga (Long Tail Snapper)
Ehu (Short Tail Red Snapper)
Lehi (Ironjaw Snapper)
Gindai (Flower Snapper)
Uku (Grey Snapper)
Monchong (Pomfret)
Jacks & Trevallys (Many Varieties)