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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport...

Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a lifetime. We provide all of the equipment you need while out on the azure blue waters of Maui - bait and tackle, ice chests, Coast Guard licensed and certified captains and deckhands with decades of experience fishing Hawaiian waters. The only things you need to bring are sunscreen, beverages (no glass bottles) and a few snacks. We offer a variety of Maui fishing trips including 2,4,6,8 and 9-hour trips. Call us today to book your Maui fishing adventure!

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Ready for a real honest review? Here it goes. I read a lot of reviews about Start Me Up and some weren't fair. We had Captain Tim "Timster" and deckhand Chris. They were great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Erik G

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went out for a 6 hr trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Capt John and Deck hand John (easy to remember!) were very friendly and helpful from the first minute. Fishing in Hawaii is very different from fishing in Florida and apparently it is a lot of trawling for migratory fish. So there are not "fishing holes" to visit or specific... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ready for a real honest review? Here it goes. I read a lot of reviews about Start Me Up and some weren't fair. We had Captain Tim "Timster" and deckhand Chris. They were great. Both seemed very knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. Tim knew that the weather was going to turn a little warm on Maui and knew... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went out this morning for a Half Day and we had a great time - The Boat was So CLEAN and the Captain Josh was super polite and professional and his Deck Hand (John) was great too! We had Two Experienced Fisherman and two that were not experienced and they (Josh and John) made everyone feel right at home -... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure about these guys. I have been out with them 3 times. I have found them to be inconsistent. Once we went out and puttered around the shore because it was too rough to go where the fish biting. Needless to say we did not catch anything So we drove around, saw some whales and my wife... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never gone deep sea fishing so I dont know what my expectations should be. We went out at 10:30 for 4 hrs, did hi-speed trolling with lures. We didn't catch any fish (no hits) but i know that can happen. After reading some reviews the ppl had some valid points and it's possible the reviews are proportional to the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Disappointing trip (expensive boat ride), never been skunked before in my life before this day. Crew is using customers money for gas but won't put you on the fish, they have their own interests at heart. Very large artificial bait used in an attempt to catch a Marlin so they could sell (not very likely) and would NOT let us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Only one fish was caught on the 6 hour ride but they explained the high risk high reward style fishing they do. They were very friendly and would 10/10 do again with Josh and John as the crew.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I got talked into a private boat for the flexibility of being able to fish for "whatever" is biting and also extending the trip. If you book with "Deli" please know he's a salesman. Not a fisherman. He's happy to show you pictures on his phone of "recent catches" lol...but the reality is...he will not deliver on his promises. This... More 

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ManagerLahaina, Front Office Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this review

We welcome your comments and opinions but when you make false statements to back up your opinion with no regard for the truth, it invalidates everything you have to say. Deli has fished Hawaiian waters for over 20 years & he was actually trying to help you, not just sell you the longest & most expensive trip. Your Captain has... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My brother in law and I booked the six hour trip when the man at the hut said you will definitely catch something. Yesterday we caught blah blah blah. However we never had a bite. No fish, no excitement, nothing. They were not sympathetic nor understanding. When we pay 450 dollars for two people who didn't get any closer to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Captain Steve and Matt were great!! But, I feel that they were only trying to nab the big fish. We would have been happy if just one person (besides the girl who brought a banana on board) would have caught a fish. Any size. But, I did get some great pictures!!

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