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“Best fishing in Hawaii !”

Bite Me Sportfishing
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Kona Sport-Fishing Share Charter
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With 6 top-of-the-line fishing boats to choose from, Bite Me Sportfishing offers diverse Hawaiian charter fishing experiences at their finest. With charters available for private or shared groups of up to 37 people, we can accommodate your dream fishing trip, no matter what your needs. It’s for these reasons and more that we’ve been voted “Best of West Hawaii” for years!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We have fished with Capt Chad Contessa and his dad Sandy 4 times in Kona. They are awesome! Courteous, professional but also lots of fun ! We caught fish 3 out of 4 times with them - mahi mahi, Ono and finally a blue marlin!! I think they may have been more excited than my husband when he finally landed his dream fish (not really but they were pretty psyched!) The boat is comfortable and the service to book online or through the desk worked great.
We will never fish with anyone else on Kona! Bite Me 1 with Chad and Sandy is the best!!!

Thank Wendy E
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Went with a private group of 5 on the bite me 3 for a 4 hour charter. Told the captain to try and catch some fish and then if we caught at least one to head out for Marlin or Tuna. We ended up getting a wahoo and then headed out for the bigger fish. We got a nibble on one small marlin but that was it. Overall the captain did his job and was looking for the bait fish that would attract the others. Both her and his first mate were personable. I met another family who had rented for 4 hours and and had gone after only marlin and they had a couple of small hits but no catches. They planned to come back the next day to try again. me. I was pleased we caught one. We split the catch up among the group and I grilled mine that night. Tasty.

1  Thank Lawrence R
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I've been deep sea fishing for the last 50 years, and now I've found the very best! How many fishing trips serve Prime Rib, horseradish sauce, garlic potatoes and beans for lunch at sea? Don't want prime rib? They have a full Menu to order from. Just make your choices the day before and your breakfast and lunch are catered to the boat. As for the accommodations, we had a 46 foot air conditioned, fly bridge, sports fisherman. You get what you pay for... but if you want first class... first class is available. Great Captain, and very attentive deck hand. We fished 2 straight 8 hour days and loved every minute of it. NOTE: Yes they have shared trips available, but do yourself a favor. Book a private charter. Fish Hawaii at its finest. It's worth the price ever time..

Thank Doug2492
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Now we were on the boat (Bite Me 1) for 3hrs 40min before we got the first bite. Each of us suffered various stages of nausea (sea-sickness) and boredom then in our last 20 minutes.... BITE!

Yellowfin are real fighters but with Capt. Chad and first-mate Kip we brought our 141 beautiful tuna in. This yellowfin is the most beautiful fish I've ever seen and had real spirit, taking over 40 mins of solid fighting for me to get him to the boat.

Chad and Kip exemplify the Bite Me team spirit and made us feel welcome and provided good instruction to us amateurs who had never ocean fished. In the midst of the fish-catching excitement they were cool, calm and collected and gently guided me in getting the fish in. You are crazy if you don't pay the bit extra for a mate to support the captain.

It's important to note that the fishing charter cannot guarantee you'll even get a bite, let alone a fish during your trip so if you feel entitled and will be really upset if you don't catch a fish then Stay On Dry Land!!

We'd recommend the experience to anyone visiting the big island

Thank aj_in_aus
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

3/4 day charter and not even a nibble. When we discussed it with owner they made it clear this was their norm and is a regular occurrence for them. No apologizes. Very expensive. A total of waste of time and money. Use another company!!!

3  Thank Scott A
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Sy A, Manager at Bite Me Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2015

Aloha from Bite Me, it is unfortunate that you did not catch any fish an thus the low rating. Please note we can not guarantee any catch. Our captains are very experienced and take our guests to known fishing area. It is up to the fish to bite.

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