Private charters in Kailua-Kona, HI are a great option for the serious and beginning angler alike. While we tend to target smaller fish with our half-day charters, the private charters are our opportunity to expand that net—literally. With a group of seven or more, these are the trips that can accommodate the big game hunters so you can find the big catch. Here are four ways our private charters can help you catch that trophy fish.
1. More time to fish
Share charters are set at four hours long. Private charters involve four, six or eight hour trips, depending on your ambition and preferences. Book for that long day and you increase your chances of catching that big fish. Time is often all it takes to find the catch that justifies future bragging rights.
2. Species targeting
We know where to take you whether you wish to find Pacific blue marlin, mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna or wahoo. The blue marlin is the most popular target for our private charter customers as it is impressive in its size and colors.
The largest blue marlin caught on one of our trips was 812 pounds. If you fish in the winter, you can also try to beat the record for striped marlin; the largest one we caught on a trip was 212 pounds and that is a Hawaii state record. Will you set the next record? We encourage you to try!
3. Good accommodations
Fishing requires patience and if the trip does not start out as planned, you may just need to take a break. Enjoy the well-maintained boat interior with deck space, comfortable seating and open and shaded areas. Take in the scenery and watch the wildlife, whether that includes birds, monk seals or even a bottlenose dolphin or three. You may have a goal for a trophy fish in mind, but the bottom line is you’re on vacation! Take in the sights.
4. Technological help
Each private charter contains GPS, fish finding sonar and an auto pilot system. When those blue marlin or mahi mahi seem elusive, we will help you find them. Once you catch them, we will also assist you in reeling them in. If you end up even close to an 800-pound fish, trust us, you’ll appreciate the backup!
When you find that trophy, several options await you. One is that your fish can be cut up and bagged for your next meal. One nice thing about private charters is that you do not have to share your catch, meaning you will have all the fish steaks and jerky you desire. If you want the moment immortalized on your den or office wall, you can also have the fish trophy-mounted. The captain is an agent for a taxidermist and he can set you up with that service.
Are you ready to try your luck with big game fishing on private charters in Kailua-Kona, HI? Book your next private charter of seven people or more with Sea Wife Charters. We would love to share your big game fishing accomplishment with you!