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Address: 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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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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Light tackle shortbill spearfish - a fantastic experience- love these guys

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
FionaBeck
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Hamilton, Bermuda

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Captain Al and John were great hosts and fun to talk with. The boat is outstanding. Had a great time!

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1 Thank Jay C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

TOP SHAPE, seriously the best fishing boat ever! Im born and raised in Hawaii, raised on boats and been on a lot of charters here in the islands. The TOP SHAPE is completely first class, clean, comfortable, and the "GYRO" that keeps the boat from rocking, is a highlight. So if you get any kind of motion sickness, YOU WONT... More 

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Thank Carolyn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic crew and boat! Professional, accommodating, and extremely nice! My husband and I chartered Topshape for our honeymoon and we were very impressed. We've charter fished in many parts of the US and never had a nicer crew or boat. The stabilizer (gyro) made our trip much more enjoyable as I tend to get sea-sick. We had a great day... More 

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Thank Sydney B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an awesome time with Al and first mate John! Boat was in top shape and Al and John were more than welcoming and friendly. We got 2 bites and brought 1 of them in that was about 400 pounds. One of my greatest experiences bringing that thing in!

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Taylorsville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Captain Al and John were excellent hosts. The boat was super clean and comfortable. Lara was in the chair fighting for 30 minutes to catch a 200 pound Blue Marlin. John was giving her instructions the whole time. We didn't catch anything else that day, but it was such a beautiful day on the water. I think I chummed the... More 

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Thank Diana G
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Capt Al and John are awesome. We had a perfect day on the water. My first time sport fishing and they had me reeling in a Marlin. Topshape is great!

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Thank Mykal2112
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great two days of fishing with Topshape. Captain Al and first mate John were terrific. The boat couldn't be better maintained or more comfortable. Everything was excellent, even though the second day was without fish. Great time, with great friends and two new ones in John and Al.

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