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The best deep sea fishing in Maui departs from Lahaina Harbor. Once a bustling whale town with busy docks, unruly saloons, Lahaina was the sailors port of call during the whaling days. Lahaina has a rich history of fishing on Maui.  From the very first Hawaiians who settled Maui to today, the fishing history of Lahaina runs deep. Start Me Up has been fishing Maui waters longer than most. Their Maui sportfishing awards have grown considerably through the years. Year after year Start Me Up has been a leader among Maui charter boats for catching fish. They have led in every category.  From weight caught to marlins brought in by their guests, Start Me Up has proven to be a tough competitor in the Maui fishing industry.

Six-hour share boat charters are about perfect for an experience in deep sea fishing on Maui. They aren’t too long. yet long enough to reach the deep shelves where the catchable fish usually are. Most of the good fishing spots on Maui lie beyond the southern coast of Lanai the in open ocean. A six-hour share will get you there, increasing your chances of catching a fish. Charter 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 on Maui, most anglers opt for the least expensive charter. Before making your decision, you should look at their fishing record and experience of the crew. Those are the two most important item to research before scheduling a fishing charter. This will give you a good understanding of the dedication and passion for fishing of the charter boat company. You can ask around the harbor or make calls before you arrive to get a better understanding of this.

Start Me up has state of the art boats. Each is a Bertram class sport fisher with all the amenities to keep you comfortable during the day. Like all charter boats in Maui, Start Me Up will provide the ice, ice chest, all the bait, music and a frig. Each boat is equipped with a restroom and kitchen.

One thing to remember about fishing in Maui, it’s called fishing because your catch is not guaranteed by the charter boat. We wish you good luck and hope your dreams of reeling in the big one come true on Maui. The best thing to remember is if you are staying in a condo, you would want to schedule your Maui fishing trip during the first couple of days you are on the island. The theory behind this is you can enjoy fresh fish from at your condo all week long. Certainly beats paying the high prices that the restaurants command and the overpriced per pound at the grocery store.

Start Me Up was the first Maui charter boat company to allow their guest to keep their catch. They will clean and filet your fish. Hmm… Fresh filet fish for dinner! Showing your appreciation by tipping the boat is a good thing.

Boat Specifications:
Start Me Up is a 42′ (L.O.A.) Bertram Sport fisher outfitted with Yanmar 350hp-diesel engines with a cruising speed of 22 knots. Top speed is 26 knots. Start Me Up ports in Lahaina Maui, using slip 12 in Lahaina Harbor. Start Me Up uses only experienced and USCG licensed Captains on all their charters. Only 6 fisherman per charter.

Tip of the Day:
No food is provided, but you can bring whatever you like.
Beverage is not provided. You can bring whatever you wish.
Alcohol & beverage in cans or plastic bottles only
Bring a hat and sunscreen

Restrictions:
No glass
No Bananas
Not recommended for expecting mothers
Not recommended for people who suffer motion sickness

 

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Location: Lahaina Harbor Slip 12.
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Days Available:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.

Advance Reservations Required
48 Hour Cancellation Policy

Times:
Check-in at 5:15am, Departs at 5:30am.

Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.

Total Duration 6 hours

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Reviews

Review Summary

(2.9)
Jim Alford
Jim Alford

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Had a great time out on the boat. Captain Ross and Deckhand Jameson we’re both very friendly, social and knowledgeable of the local waters, fish and the gear required. I did not read reviews posted before mine but I don’t see how it could be a 1 star.

A couple of things that aren’t super awesome and I just want to make those known:

It can be super rough, purchase seasick pills or patches before hand just in case it is rough.

Second, the diesel smoke from the exhaust can be overpowering inside the boat or down on the fishing deck. I recommend going to the top deck where the views are best anyway.

Other than that, it’s about an hour long boat ride to the fishing grounds, we did BOTH high speed troll and bottom fishing. No luck on the troll but we did get some bites doing it. We did get one fish bottom fishing.

Overall, it was a fun experience, saw whales, sharks, and dolphins. BYOB works too, especially if doing the 8 hour trip.

To comment on other reviews:

We never were “forced” to give up our fish. They will give you the whole fish if you want it.

No one expressed any comments regarding a tip, even if customary. (We left what we thought was more than fair and they did not complain)

I would/will do again when in Maui.

Jessica G
Jessica G

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 days ago

Just got back from our trip with Josh and Joel. They were great! We caught plenty of big fish after catching our bait fish in the morning. If something wasn't working we changed it up, and started catching again. They let us participate as much as we wanted. We even saw a bunch of whales. We brought our own food and drinks, but they had a full size cooler of ice for our stuff. We ended with some really nice fillets to last us the rest of our trip. We fished up until the last minute of our 8 hour trip, even after the fish stopped biting. This was WAY better than the charter we went on in the Florida Keys!

Megan Bardin
Megan Bardin

2 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

We feel like it could have been better. Kana the skipper was great and was fun to talk to. The captain (Tim) was personable but we didn’t feel like he really wanted to catch anything. He was on his phone a lot as well as flirting with a couple of the girls on our fishing trip. We left the same lures in the water the whole time, never trying anything different. We didn’t even use the bait fish we caught earlier that morning. It was a 4 hour trip, with only 1.5 hours of actually fishing. We were pretty disappointed to spend $400 and not even get a chance to catch something. We won’t be using start me up fishing again. We also think there should be a refund policy of if you don’t catch anything, you should get a percent of your money back. Maybe that would make the captain a bit more excited and involved.

Maximilian Maier
Maximilian Maier

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Went fishing with Captain John and Deckhand John on the 2nd January! Left harbour at 2 am at night to be at the Tuna fishing grounds at sunrise! Tuna action right from the start. Life bait on board. John and John know what they are doing and they want you to catch fish! We left the spot after some time to go trolling. Another yellow fin tuna and a blue marlin! Super fun and nice crew. I hope I'll have the chance to go on another trip with them!

Tyler Spalding
Tyler Spalding

1 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Would not recommend Start Me Up at all. They make you bring your own drinks. They don’t even provide bottle of waters. We did the same thing for 4 hours without a single bite. The captain didn’t offer to change anything up the whole time. We drove in circles. We trolled with lures right behind the boat in the wake. Then at the end, they tried to recommend a restaurant across the street. Turns out the restaurant has a vested interest in Start Me Up. Do your research before choosing this company.

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