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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
+1 808-667-2774
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Didn't catch any but company was good and crew worked hard

I purchased a seat on a "shared" trip for about $180 total plus tip. It's really a reasonable... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
Charter Fishing

The Start Me Up crew were very good at their jobs. Nothing like catching fish cooking and eating... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2013
Canton, Ohio
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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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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible23%
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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
+1 808-667-2774

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I purchased a seat on a "shared" trip for about $180 total plus tip. It's really a reasonable price given the costs associated with the boat and equipment plus the fuel costs. If you charter boat in other places, you're really looking at several hundred...More

2  Thank salar36
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The Start Me Up crew were very good at their jobs. Nothing like catching fish cooking and eating it all within a few hours. That's what I call fresh!

Thank CPhT01
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We chartered a boat for 4 hours and had a great time. Our captains Patrick and Gabriel were extremely knowledgeable, welcoming, and helpful. We only caught two small fish; not the ones that we were hoping for; but we knew it was a gamble and...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Pretty boring day. You're lucky if you catch anything at all. 6 people on our boat, 3 fish. I'll take Great Lakes fishing any day over this. Save your money. Maui is expensive if you want to have fun.

1  Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 4 July 2013

Terrible company--DONT trust them! I cancelled a private charter with this company 2 weeks prior to my trip date. ( their cancellation period is 48 hours prior ). They tried to charge my credit card the full amount, almost $1000, and said that I had...More

6  Thank spchilde
Reviewed 17 June 2013

This was not our first time going fishing with Start Me Up. Two years ago we went fishing with start me up and my dad caught a 548 pound Blue Marlin. We love Captain Timster, he is a wise and powerful captain who knows many...More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Not a great trip for me. 8 hours, not one bite. The crew is after big fish, and those are very rare nowadays...so getting skunked is a common outcome. Boat is nothing special. If you are interested in a slim chance for a marlin or...More

5  Thank M J
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We went out for a 6 hour trip. Dealt with diesel fumes, very rough waters, and caught nothing. We really didn't do any "fishing". They put the lures out and then we drove around for 6 hours. Seems like we paid a lot of money...More

3  Thank RASJMS
Reviewed 4 June 2013

This was my sixth charter in Hawaii and my wife's second. We have both done many trips in Canada and Washington, both guided and not, and this was the most intense trip either of us had been on. We did the 9 hour trip to...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 3 June 2013

What a great day! We chartered this boat with Captain Tim and Chris, for 6 hours. My youngest son loves fishing and wanted to catch a big fish. The guys did not disappoint. The weather was awesome, the boat well equipped and rigged with enough...More

Thank Jackie D
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Candace C
9 March 2016|
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Response from MarDeeS | Reviewed this property |
They have lures, crew only to handle rods and lures. If you catch, they hand you rod when you are seated. They do switch lures periodically, they put the lure in the water and you are assigned a rod number. For... More
19 June 2015|
Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
Yes, give us a call at 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Aloha, Rebecca
15 February 2015|
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Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
We're going after all the game fish which includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,Spearfish, Blue & Striped Marlin & Yellow Fin Tuna. It's your choice to keep or release your fish.Call us 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a... More