Top Maui Fishing Charter out of Lahaina Harbor
(Blue Water Maui Sportfishing was formally known as Start Me Up Sportfishing.)
The best deep-sea fishing in Hawaii departs from Lahaina Harbor on Maui. Once a bustling whale town with busy docks, and unruly saloons, Lahaina was the sailors’ port of call during the whaling days. Lahaina has a rich history of fishing in Maui. From the very first Hawaiians who settled in Maui all the way to today, the fishing history of Lahaina runs very deep.
Blue Water Maui has been fishing Maui waters longer than most. Their Maui sportfishing awards have grown considerably through the years. Year after year Blue Water Maui has been a leader among Maui charter boats for catching fish. They have led in every category. From total weight caught to bringing in marlins caught by their guest passengers, Blue Water Maui Sportfishing has proven to be a top achiever in the Maui fishing industry.
6-hour share fishing boat charters are perfect for an experience in deep sea fishing off the island of Maui. They aren’t too long, yet long enough to reach the deep shelves where the larger catchable fish are swimming about. Most of the best fishing spots on Maui lie beyond the southern coast of Lanai the open ocean. A 6-hour fishing boat charter share will get you there, greatly increasing your chances of catching something. Charter fish boats that depart from Lahaina Harbor get there quicker with a much smoother ride than the small boat harbor in Maalaea.
When selecting a fishing charter in Maui, most anglers opt for the least expensive charter. But before you make your final decision, you should look at their fishing record and the experience of the crew. Those are the two most important things to research before scheduling a fishing charter. This will give you a good understanding of the dedication and passion for fishing of the Hawaii charter boat company. You can ask around the harbor or make calls before you arrive to get a better understanding of what will work best for your wants and needs.
Blue Water Maui Sportfishing is a great option for anyone looking for a fun and exciting fishing experience in Maui. Their state-of-the-art boats are equipped with all the amenities you need to make your day on the water enjoyable, including ice, ice chests, bait, music, and a fridge. Each Bertram class sport fisher boat also has a restroom and kitchen, so you can relax and focus on fishing without having to worry about anything else.
One thing to keep in mind when fishing in Maui, it’s called fishing and not catching because your catch cannot be guaranteed by any charter boat. We wish you good luck and hope your dreams of reeling in the big one come true in Hawaii – Talk about bragging rights!
Top Tip if you’re staying in a condo – be sure to schedule your Maui fishing trip during the first couple of days you are on the island. Why? Because then you can enjoy fresh fish in your condo’s kitchen all week long. Certainly beats paying the high prices that the restaurants command and the overpriced per pound at the grocery store!
Blue Water Maui Sportfishing was the first Maui charter boat company to allow its passengers to keep their catch of the day. They will even clean and filet your fish for you. Hmm… Fresh filet fish for dinner!
Note: Showing your appreciation by tipping the boat crew is a good thing.
Fishing Charter Boat Specifications
Start Me Up is a 42′ (L.O.A.) Bertram Sport Fisher is outfitted with Yanmar 350hp diesel engines with a cruising speed of 22 knots. The top speed is 26 knots.
Start Me Up ports in Lahaina Maui, using slip 12 in Lahaina Harbor. They have experienced and USCG-licensed Captains on all their charters. There are only 6 fishermen per charter.
What to Bring on the Day of Your Fishing Charter
- No food is provided, but you can bring whatever you like.
- Beverages are not provided. You can bring whatever you wish.
- Alcohol & beverages in cans or plastic bottles only
- Bring a hat and sunscreen
Maui Fishing Charter Restrictions
- No glass
- No Bananas
- Not recommended for expecting mothers
- Not recommended for people who suffer from motion sickness
Blue Water Fishing offers a variety of share charters with a maximum capacity of 6 anglers. For the big game fish the angler should consider either a 6 or 8 hour charter. This allows the boat to reach the deep shelves off the back side of Lanai or whatever other location the captain chooses. This is a good 25 miles from Lahaina Harbor and where the fishing is best.
Blue Water Fishing offers a couple of private charters that are sure to interest the avid fisherman. Private charters only include guests from your group. Got 6 buddies that want to ply the waters of Hawaii, book a private.
Note: Private Charters have a 14 day cancellation policy for a complete refund.
If you’re looking for a great fishing experience in Maui, Blue Water Maui Sportfishing is the perfect choice. Book your charter today and start reeling in the big one!