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Rated 2.9 out of 5
(2.9)

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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

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Rated 2.9 out of 5
(2.9)
Amelia Benjamin
Amelia Benjamin

1 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Exceptionally disappointing. The crew was very rude and extremely lazy. As someone who fishes a lot, I expected more. Captain Anthony and crew member Summer were more interested in talking to one another and being on their phones than catching fish. Like most of the reviews said it was an expensive boat ride, where we spent 4 hours driving in circles. Everyone on the boat left dissatisfied. I would highly recommend looking elsewhere if you are considering fishing in Maui.

Hattie Young
Hattie Young

1 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Do not pick this fishing trip. Did not touch a fishing rod once. Went out on the 4 hour tour with Captain Anthony and crew member Summer, before introducing themselves we were informed of the importance of gratitudes and the expense of the boat. Trolled at a high speed the entire trip and drove in circles to kill time. Fishing expertise was incredibly poor as was customer service. No passenger of the boat had even one bite and crew members showed no effort to change that. Very very disappointed in this crew and company.

Samantha Lavallee
Samantha Lavallee

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

We had a great experience with John and Johnny on our 9 hour fishing trip! The ride to the best spot was long and bumpy but once we got there we started slaying tuna and ended up maxing out for our trip! The deckhand was an excellent instructor and taught me a lot about fishing! We left at 2am and got back around 11:30am yesterday. Maybe it was beginners luck but I caught the biggest tuna 44 pounds! The captain was super nice and informational and answered questions honestly. We went home with a bunch of fresh tuna. Definitely a huge highlight of our Maui vacation 2019! Keep up the good work guys!

Fred Ingham
Fred Ingham

2 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

After finishing his cigarette at 5:45 am, the captain came over to us and the VERY first question was, “do you have money to tip the crew?” Then of course we sat out there for 6 hours with absolutely no bites (only one small mahi was caught by someone not in our party). The crew guy was pretty cool but that only goes so far. I wouldn’t waste your time or money.

aj paulsen
aj paulsen

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 hour ago

My wife, twin girls, and I booked an 8 hour private tour July 13, 2019 with Start Me Up Sportfishing. I had seen good reviews about Capt. Tim and Matt, so requested their boat if possible.
We were met by the Captain Tim and welcomed aboard. We found an incredibly clean boat, well appointed and spacious vessel. Captain Tim went over the particulars of the boat and then dock lines were cast. We motored to the south side of Lanai where Matt readied the gear for trolling. We were given a lesson in what to expect and what to do should we hook up a fish.
Not 10 minutes after the lesson, and we had a fish on. Capt Tim and Matt went into action; I in the chair. Matt hollered we had a marlin. I'm happy to report that we were successful in landing my first Blue Marlin. The fish weighed in at an amazing 246.2 lbs!! What a way to start the morning.
Capt. Tim and Matt were not done though. We trolled until we reached the K buoy, where we switched tackle for Ahi. The swell was impressive and my girls were a bit seasick, but this did not diminish the fishing at all. My wife and twins caught 7 Ahi.
We switched gear back for trolling and made are way slowly back toward Maui. We managed to run into multiple pods of spinner dolphins which hung with us for quite awhile.
We "talked story" with Captain Tim and matt on the way back. We got no more bites, but it was great to share stories and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
This trip would have been an amazing experience on it's own. Catching the fish of my dreams, and seeing my girls catch fish was just icing on the cake.
I would not hesitate to recommend Start Me up sportfishing, and Capt Tim and Matt. We will be back!

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