Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is a deposit required?
A. Please see our rates page for complete pricing details.

Q. When is the best fishing?
A. Different fish bite at different times and we know where is best and when. Check out when the fish are biting in Kona Hawaii.

Q. How good is the fishing?
A. Deep sea fishing in what many consider to be the World’s best fishing grounds, Kona’s “Grander Alley” is truly a memorable experience. Let us make it the best lifetime fishing experience you have ever had.

Q. What kind of fish can I expect to catch?
A. Some of the local pelagic fish you can catch aboard Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charter:

  • Pacific Blue Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Ono (Wahoo)
  • Mahi mahi (dorado, dolphin fish)
  • Baracuda
  • Shark
  • Spearfish
  • … and many, many more

Q. How many people are allowed per group?
A. 6 guests are permitted per charter.

Q. What should I bring:
A. Bring the following; plenty of sunscreen, digital camera, sunglasses, your own food and beverages, and boat-safe footware. We provide plenty of ice, bottled water, tackle and an enjoyable day of fishing!

Q. Do you catch and release or can you keep the fish?
A. Both. At Fire Hatt Sportfishing we believe in tag and release of pelagic marlin, and will release at the anglers request. We can arrange to have your catch sized and mounted without harm to your marlin or other pelagic fish. Table fish from ahi (tuna), ono (wahoo), mahi mahi (dolphin fish, dorado), spearfish and other species, cut on request.

Q. Will I see any whales or dolphins?
A. The whales are always in town in Kona! You can fish one day and whale watch the next, or any combination. Either way, you’ll enjoy your day on the water.

Q. What else would you recommend doing in Kona?

A. In Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, we not only have the best Big Game Fishing grounds in the world, we also have the best vacation grounds in the world. We can help recommend many things for your family to do after your big game fishing trip with Fire Hatt Sportfishing. After you’ve seen the dolphins swiming, some whales breaching and caught a few fish, you can enjoy the rest of our beautiful paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Here is a small list of things that you can do in Kona and around our island:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Swim with the Manta Rays
  • Four Wheel Tours
  • Bontanical Gardens
  • Orchid Farm
  • Chocolate Farm
  • Coffee Farms
  • Swim with the Honu (turtles)
  • Swim with the reef fish
  • Surf
  • Snorkle
  • Boogie board
  • Watch (but don’t touch) turtles on the beach

There are also some of the best places on earth for photographic opportunities, from Mauna Kea to the calm beaches of Kona, Hawaii. Hilo is just on the other side of the island, and great for a day trip. We have many waterfalls to picture as well as lava blow holes.