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Big Island of Hawaii sport fishing charters are the most well known deep sea fishing charters found in Hawaii

The “Mecca” for Sportfishing in Hawaii is the Big Island of Hawaii’s Kona Coast. The Kona Coast lies immediately next to a huge ocean drop-off which descends thousands of feet to the ocean bottom.  This provides easy access by Hawaii charter fishing boats to some of the world’s largest game fish, many of which can be found mounted throughout the stores and restaurants of the small town of Kailua-Kona. Anglers from all over the world have found their way here to participate in one of the most exciting of all forms of fishing – Big Island of Hawaii Sport Fishing.  The thrill of hooking into one of these large Hawaii sport fish (the Pacific Blue Marlin can reach hundreds of pounds in weight) and attempting to bring it on board is something you will never forget. Once you’ve hooked into your first Hawaii sport fish, you’ll be hooked as well! You’ll be back time and time again for the thrill of the pursuit and the excitement of the big game fishing in Hawaii.

There is a huge fleet of fishing boats available for charter on the Big Island of Hawaii and many are among the most beautiful you will ever come across. One additional factor you will find very attractive is the fact that the pricing on these Big Island fishing charters is very, very reasonable compared to other islands in the state. Some of the best sport fishing in Hawaii and in fact the world, on some of the most beautiful sport fishing boats in Hawaii, can be found on the Kona Coast of the Big Island at the very reasonable prices.

Some considerations regarding your Big Island of Hawaii sport fishing charters:

  • Private Hawaii sport fishing charters book the whole boat for the exclusive use for you and your group.
  • You may choose to hire a “share boat” with a group of people. The maximum is usually 6.
  • Hawaii fishing charters are available for various trips lasting 4, 6, or 8 hours.
  • Big Island charter fishing trips can leave in the early in the morning or afternoon.
  • If you’re really serious about Big Island Sportfishing, book a 3/4 (6-hour) or full day (8-hour) trip. This gives your Hawaii fishing charter time to reach the major fishing grounds and spend some time there.
  • The “tag and release” option is usually left up to you. Discuss this with the captain at the beginning of your trip.
  • Hawaii sport fishing captains and crew are great fishermen and many will allow you to bring your own food and drink.
  • All equipment, licenses and ice are provided by the boat.

If you are coming to visit a number of islands in Hawaii and have a choice of where to choose your fishing charter, choose sport fishing on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Are you looking to introduce your children to the sport of big game fishing in Hawaii?  The Big Island of Hawaii has children’s sport fishing charters designed specifically for them to get enthused about deep sea fishing.

Did you know that the Big Island offers “fly fishing” on some charters to catch the big billfish?  Check it out!

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fishing boats

Kona Boat Rentals has devised a great way to explore the coastal waters on your own. The company rents unsinkable, easy–to-operate, environmentally-friendly u-drive boats that accommodate up to six adults with room to spare. No license is required.

Drivers receive a thorough orientation on safety, regulations and equipment operation before they depart. All the gear you need to fish or snorkel, plus detailed charts to more than 40 mooring locations, are included. Scuba gear may be rented.

Kona Boat Rentals, located at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona, offers full- or half-day rentals. The company’s 21-foot center console boats are roomy and come equipped with a full electronic package including GPS and fish finders. So take the wheel and go explore.

Or rent a jet ski…

rental condo hawaii- boatLooking for some great water action? Try getting wet and wild on a jet ski. This is a safe and fun water activity for all ages, and anyone can learn to do it. Riding the waves on a personal watercraft is a good bet in Kailua Bay, where the water is relatively free from fast boats, water skiers and other vessels.  If you’ve never piloted a jet ski, instructors will help you get the hang of it. Propelled by a jet of water, jet skiing is a safe and fun activity for the entire family. Jet skis travel about 40 miles per hour, and some models seat up to three (two adults and a child).

Rental companies typically rent by the hour, but for some, 60 minutes may be only the beginning of a good time. Beginners are welcome, with life vests and operating instruction included.
Jet skis are equipped with handlebars, which make steering as simple as riding a bike. Be the driver or ride along – it’s a heart-pounding, wave-coasting thrill.

How about going parasailing above it all…

rental condo hawaii- parasailingParasailing is a quick and quiet thrill. Once you’re up in the air, it’s easy to forget you’re being towed by a boat and floating somewhere between 300 and 800 feet above the ocean. High-tech winch boats provide dry takeoffs and landings. All operators use harnesses, which are comfortable, flexible, and allow for better views. The ride is designed for just about everyone, and most operators can take two people up at the same time.  Take your camera up in the air and get some beach shots you can share with friends after your vacation to paradise.

Thanks for checking out our blog…We have a beautiful Hawaii golf condo for rent and still have some dates open in 2017 but you had better hurry and get your reservation in as we fill up quickly.  If you are looking for a rental condo Hawaii, you have found the right place.  Call Su Wright at  605-645-8577 or email her at HawaiiGolfCondo@gmail.com to get more information or to check availability.

HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY Kapalua Bay Beach has been ranked No. 2 on an annual list of best beaches. A view of the Kapalua coastline off Maui is shown.

The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast — fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz — beat out Kapalua Bay Beach on Maui as the best beach in America.

“The sand (at Siesta Beach) is outstanding,” said Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor at Miami’s Florida International University who’s made a career ranking and studying beaches around the United States. “Every time I go there, I’ve got to take a bag home with me. It’s almost sacrilegious to walk on it with shoes on.”

Kapalua Bay Beach came in at No. 2 on the list, while Hapuna Beach State Park on Hawaii island came in at No. 8.

The 10, in order of ranking, are Siesta Beach, Fla.; Kapalua Bay Beach; Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; Grayton Beach State Park on the Florida Panhandle; Coopers Beach in Southampton, N.Y.; Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod, Mass.; Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin/Clearwater, Fla.; Hapuna Beach; Coronado Beach in San Diego; and Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island, S.C.

He’s rated beaches since 1991, and Hawaii beaches are usually represented on the list.

At No. 2, Kapalua Bay Beach — smaller than Siesta Beach — is crescent-shaped and flanked by palm trees. Unlike lots of Hawaii beaches, there aren’t many waves at Kapalua, he said, making it perfect for safe swimming.

“The coral reefs almost go right to the beach. There are tropical fish swimming all around.”

Leatherman, who is director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country.

 

Information for this post taken from The Honolulu Star Advertiser and was written  by Tamara Lush Associated Press  May 26, 2017