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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
Phone Number:
+1 808-283-1281

Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing...

Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our immaculately maintained 43' Cabo is an epitome of luxury gamefishing in Hawaii. With an air conditioned salon, Wi-Fi, master stateroom, shower and state-of-the-art amenities, TOPSHAPE is one of the most comfortable fishing charters you will ever experience. Captain Al Gustavson, the owner and operator of TOPSHAPE, has been fishing the waters off the Kona coast for over 25 years. So, whether you're seeking an elusive grander (1000+ lb billfish) or are looking to catch some of the Ahl (tuna), Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish), Ono (wahoo) or other gamefish in Hawaii, TOPSHAPE fishing is where it's at.

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Excellent day on the water!!

Captain Al and First mate John are very friendly and professional, we felt very welcomed to spend the day fishing with them. It is obvious that they love their jobs, because the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shirley H
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Al and First mate John are very friendly and professional, we felt very welcomed to spend the day fishing with them. It is obvious that they love their jobs, because the boat is pristine and the equipment is top notch. Our fishing experience very enjoyable and memorable. Definite recommend !

Thank Shirley H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Al and Mate John welcomed us aboard the perfectly maintained Top Shape with smiles and enthusiasm. My girlfriend and I were fishing with both sets of our parents and everyone was very impressed with the quality of the boat, captain and crew from the first minute all the way through the 6 hour trip. Both Captain Al and John... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is our second fish on Topshape with Capt Al and First mate John. We had to work hard to get on the fish this time. But you were never bored waiting when John is changing hooks steady and phoning every boat on the water to see who's on. They took care of us like a first class resort would.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked Topshape with Captain Al for one very good reason. Gyroscope. We have seen the light and are believers! One of our group of 4 is a more than a bit sensitive to motion sickness. She was a trouper and came along for a day of fishing with serious trepidation of providing the chum. On the way back in... More 

Thank COparrotheads
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top Marks for Topshape... Captain Al & first mate John are absolute professionals and very interesting, enjoyable guys to spend a day with. Their 43' Cabo is in pristine condition and is decked out to the max. The boats gyro stabilizer, air conditioning & Wi-Fi made for a very comfortable day on the water. Our day got off to an... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just finished a beautiful 2 day trip with Captain Al and John. They are truly professionals in the industry. They are fun to hang out with and really know their stuff. They have all the best equipment, a gyro in the boat ensures a smooth ride even on choppy days, a/c in the cabin when you... More 

Thank mollyandpepper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently my wife and I went out on a full day charter on Top Shape with Capt AL and mate John. First off let me say if you want to catch fish a full day is really advisable to give Capt AL time to get on the fish. All our fish where catch in the afternoon 6 to 8 miles... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I continue my quest to catch a women’s world record spearfish on 16lb (8kg) test line. In January I was fortunate enough to be on the Big Island and on Topshape with Al and John again. They are a first-rate team and made sure the reels were spooled with fresh 16lb line and all ready for action. There was plenty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

First off the boat is unbelievable. I have been on many charters and have never experienced a boat like this before. Air conditioning in a luxury cabin if you or the family wants to relax. Top notch gear and Captain Al and mate are two of the best in the business. Rough time of year to fish yet they managed... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Top Shape is the best boat with an amazing crew. This is our second charter with Captain Al and John and it was as excellent as our first charter. It's hard to believe Captain Al could make improvements on the Top Shape as it is perfect....but with the new Seakeeper Gyro Stabilization system it makes the ride SMOOTH. The pictures... More 

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