Private Big Game Fishing Charter

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Hunt for huge game fish like Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, as you take in breathtaking views along the coastline on this water adventure in Hilo.

Feel Hilo Bay's soothing breeze as you spend hours zipping through its waters to find the perfecting hunting spots where the big game fish lurk and catching a few when you embark on this seafaring excursion in Hilo, Hawaii. Your tour includes roundtrip transportation from your pier to follow a professional crew of CPR-trained fishermen, and an experienced captain who will take you up Hilo's coastline via a sport fishing boat. The captain and his crew will show you how to hunt prized game fish that call Hilo Bay home, including Mahi Mahi and the Ahi tuna. You'll also have delicious snacks, a fruit drink covered, reels, tackle and rods too. If you're a thrill-seeker or seafarer at heart, you'll want to make sure you're on this fun water adventure.

Around Hilo, you'll find one the most fertile, less-hunted fishing areas in Hawaii and almost untapped for game hunting when it comes to places like Kona. That means more fish for you to hunt and better chances to catch big fish love Ahi tuna! Here, you'll get the chance to follow a professional crew of CPR-trained fishermen who will show you the ropes for hunting and catching huge game fish like targeting Ono or wahoo and Mahi Mahi or Dorado. Head to your meeting location and hop on a 28-foot speed boat to follow Captain Kimo up Hawaii's east coast fishing hotspots like Hilo, Papaikou, Paula and Wainaku.

You'll zip along the coastline and get to your fishing destinations fast as you travel in the Trueworld Marine sport fisherman speedboat, which is powered by a 300- horsepower Yanmar engine. If you want a little shade along the way, then sit comfortably under the canopy of this top-covered speedboat. Rest assure your safety is a priority as your crew is trained to perform CPR and the ship is equipped with safety gear, such as a VHF radio, life jackets, flares and fire extinguishers. The ship even has a restroom aboard, so you won't have to worry about interrupting your game hunting excursion.

Get ready to reel in fish like the Hawaiian Pelagic fish and other game marine life that live along the coastline. Take beautiful shots along the coastline and catch panoramic city and water views for the perfect Insta-worthy photo. Captain Kimo and the crew will help you get your catch of the day cleaned up, and even vacuum pack your fish, so it's easy to carry for a delicious home-cooked meal. Wrap up your tour and reminisce on your prized catch of the day and think about all the delicious seafood dishes you can create with your catch as you head back to the dock and return to your fishing pier on your own.

Whether you're looking for a maritime adventure or just want to enjoy catching views of Hawaii's East coast and the Bay, this excursion offers it all. Hop aboard and book this excursion today to make lifetime memories right in Hilo.

Please Note: This tour accommodates groups of up to 6 people. Please keep this in mind when booking.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$191.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A taxi (not included, approximately $22 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Juices, Snack
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable attire, comfortable shoes with a non-slip sole, sunblock, hat, towel and sunglasses.
Minimum age to participate is 12 years of age. This tour is not available to those who utilize a wheelchair or walker, or those with neck/back injuries, limited mobility, asthma or other medical related issues. Participants should be in good physical condition.