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Aloha and Welcome to beautiful Kona, Hawaii

Grander Marlin Sportfishing Tours


Full Day Charter

Our full day charter is 8 hours, this is our most popular package!
Lots of quality time to get us in the zone through a tide cycle and capitalize on the bite.

Availability – Everyday, 7:00am

Duration – 8hrs

Capacity – 1 private charter – 6 people max

Full Day Charter (8hrs) – $880 per charter

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3/4 Day Charter

This great option is 6 hours, if you are short on time then this is by far your best option. It will still give us plenty of time to put you in the zone for the bite and will get you back just a bit after lunch.

Availability – Everyday, 7:00am

Duration – 6hrs

Capacity – 1 private charter – 6 people max

3/4 Day Charter (6hrs) – $650 per charter

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Half Day Private Charter

½ day Sportfishing with us can be done in the morning or in the afternoon. Our half day charter is a 4hr trip that will often have us fishing near Kaiwi point.

Availability – Everyday, 7:00am and 12:00pm

Duration – 4hrs

Capacity – 1 private charter – 6 people max

Half Day Charter (4hrs) – $500

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12 hr all day special

This special 12 hour day is designed to chase Marlin.  A lot of other operators don’t offer this, but we are Marlin Fanatics and love putting the time in on the water-  We suggest this charter to anyone who wants the best odds at a Blue Marlin and doesn’t mind putting in the extra hours.  This is also a really great option if you only have one day to fish and want to make the most of it. You will also get to see a spectacular Kona sunset along the way.

Availability – Everyday, 6:30am

Duration – 12hrs

Capacity – 1 private charter – 6 people max

12hr All Day Charter (12hrs) – $1150 USD

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Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure; We are located in HONOKOHAU HARBOR- 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, go through the stop lights as you enter the harbor (with honokohau harbor sign on your left) then make your first right before the MacDonald’s looking building, then keep going until you can make your next left by all the boat trailers. Look for large public restroom building and we are across the street. we are located on B dock right next to the last small boat ramp, you will see a sign for Benchmark and grander marlin. Please call the day before for better directions, or if lost.

What to bring:

Please bring sunscreen, lunch, snacks, sodas and beer or wine. We will supply bottle water, ice and coolers. I do suggest some hydrating electrolyte drinks like Gatorade or vitamin water, if we get into a lot of fish you will be sweating.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does the Boat have air conditioning?

Yes, the boat is equipped with 2 cruisair air conditioning units to keep the charter cool when necessary.

Does the charter need to bring ice?

No, we supply all the ice and coolers as well as refrigerator space.

Can the charter drink alcohol on the boat?

Yes, we encourage everyone to have a good time and enjoy their time on the water, however we STRONGLY advise against our charter getting excessively drunk as it could become a safety hazard and if we hook a large fish you will be unable to fight it properly.

Can we extend the time while out fishing?

Yes, you can extend the time for $120 an hr however if we have another charter booked we will not be able too.

Do we get to keep the fish?

We will cut off some fillets for you to have a dinner but the majority of the fish is left for the captain and crew. Traditionally most kona boats keep all the fish, however we want the clients to at least be able to cook up some of their fresh catch.

Does the charter need to bring any fishing tackle or lures?

No we supply everything, we are professionals and are familiar with what to use so you should leave your fishing gear and lures at home. We’ve got it covered.

Are kids allowed?

Yes, we allow children of all ages as long as the parents are able to watch them and are responsible.

Do you need to be an experienced fisherman to charter the boat?

No, we take novices, first timers or whatever you experience is.