Aloha and Welcome to Reel Class Sportfishing
Reel Class is located on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kailua-Kona. Our Captain and Crew specialize in catching Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Ono and Tuna, but they will do a variety of fishing that is fun for everyone. Whether you want to catch something to throw on the grill for dinner or land that Big Marlin, look no further than Reel Class Sportfishing. If it swims, we will catch it! Our mission is to give you a fun, safe and memorable fishing experience in Kona Hawaii.
Reel Class has been a charter boat out of Kona Hawaii since 1986 and has a proven catch record. Unmatched in our experience and enthusiasm, you will find our attitude refreshing and our smiles contagious. We offer a fun and safe environment for everyone of all ages. Deep sea sport fishing is by far one of the most exhilarating and truly unique experiences of a lifetime. We offer you the rare opportunity to explore with a crew who genuinely love the ocean, fishing and sharing our wonderful way of life with you and your family. Whether you are a serious angler or a beginner, we work hard to catch you a fish in Kona Hawaii. Our crew is very professional, courteous and friendly.
Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands. The tallest sea-mount in the world, the summit of Mauna Kea climbs to 13,792 ft above sea level while its oceanic base sits at an impressive 33,500 below. Kona provides the perfect conditions for some of the best deep sea sport fishing on the planet.
Host to over a dozen different big fish competitions annually, including the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, Kona waters draw anglers from all corners of the globe. It is a documented fact that more Blue Marlin are caught on rod and reel in the Hawaiian Islands than anywhere else in the world. These mighty creatures are capable of spectacular fighting ability and having the potential to reach great sizes. Over 60 “Granders” (1000lbs) have been weighed in Hawaiian waters, including the two largest marlin caught on rod and reel: a 1,805 lb fish caught off the Island of Oahu and a 1,656 lb fish caught off Big Island. Because of their relative rarity, beauty, and sporting qualities, these magnificent Billfish are considered to be one of the most prestigious catches a recreational fisherman can make.
Give us a call or fill out our contact link to book your day of sport fishing in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. Get ready for some serious angling fun under the sun off the Kona coast of the Big Island.
We are also equipped for snorkel tours, whale and dolphin watches or even that famous Kona Hawaiin sunset cruise. In the winter months we offer Humpback Whale watching excursions. During the peak season our trips sell out fast, so be sure to book yours as soon as possible. Whale watching is an amazing activity for the entire family. They are very intelligent and curious creatures so close encounters with these gentle giants are common. Anyone who has seen these mammals up close and personal will agree that it is an extremely exciting and personally profound experience.
We fish for:
- Ahi (Yellow-Fin Tuna)
- Ono (Wahoo)
- Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish or Dorado)
- SkipJack Tuna (Artic Bonita or “Aku”)
- AmberJack (Kahala)
- Giant Trivally (Ulua)
- Grey Snapper (Uku)
- even the occasional shark!