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.
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.
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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
Not recommended for expecting mothers
Not recommended for people who suffer motion sickness