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“Nice Bday present for the kids”
Review of Kona Seafari Sport Fishing - CLOSED

Kona Seafari Sport Fishing
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We took our 12 year old boys fishing for their birthday. Capt. Dave is a great with the boat, fish, and the kids. The Kona Seafari is a nice clean boat, well kept, good fishing gear. Fishing was a little slow until we into some fish at the end of the day. The boys had a blast, wife had a blast...I guess that's what it's all about. Brought some fish back to the hotel and barbecued that night. I would recommend Capt. Dave to my friends

1  Thank Luke S
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

After a disappointing snorkeling experience we were recommend by a local guy to try fishing with Captain Dave.
We didn't catch anything, but fishing is a matter of luck....

We did see dolphins and had a good time with the crew. The boat was nice and clean and safety is above all for these guys...

Go out in the summer if you have a chance because fishing in Kona is better in the summer

Thank SuzzieAdamDanbeth
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

My family and friends went out with Captain Dave. His crew were in the tournament and I caught and landed a 481.5 blue marlin in about 40 minutes because of Dave's talent. Until the end of the day, we had the biggest marlin but we're not in the tourney. At the end someone in the tourney caught a blue marlin that was ten pounds heavier.

Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We brought friends from England to Hawaii (this was one of their "bucket-list adventures), and indulged in an all-day charter with Captain Dave Bertuleit and Kona Seafari, after getting a recommendation from local sources. We ended up with a splendid day on the water, and even hauled in some tuna and marlin.

Dave is an affable ocean junkie, with a passion for fishing, and plenty of good stories to share on a long day of trolling. He is also the only fisherman I know that has a Thai "chicken-bird" talisman that virtually guarantees striking fish. Even though Dave was readying his boat and gear for the upcoming Kona Billfish Tournament, he was enthusiastic about wedging a day of fishing in, just to accommodate us.

The well-kept vintage Hatteras was very comfortable (even for 6 of us plus captain and crew), and equipped with top-notch gear. Dave and his mate were VERY accommodating, even to the extent of divvying the tuna with us so we had a week of fresh tuna to gorge on.

Definitely recommend this charter; it was a highlight for our English friends, too!

2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We have been wanting to fish in Kona for years and we were overwhelmed with the choices we had. We heard about the Kona Seafari from some friends in California and decided to give them a try. Great choice. Hooked a Marlin, mahi mahi and ono. Captain Dave was awesome. We brought our lunch and drinks on board and they provided the ice and chests.

2  Thank 276brendao
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