In the Wai‘anae Small Boat Harbor you’ll find Boom Boom Sportfishing (85-371 Farrington Hwy., Pier A, 808/306-4162). They offer private and shared charters for a maximum of six passengers with two departure times daily. Four-hour private charters are $595, six hours $695, 8-10 hours $875, and 12 hours $1,250. They offer shared charters starting at $150 for four hours and free round-trip transportation or a 10 percent discount for Ko Olina Resort guests.
Live Bait Sportfishing (808/696-1604) also operates out of the Wai‘anae Harbor from slip B-2 and provides all equipment and tackle. You are responsible for bringing food and drinks. They primarily fish for marlin, wahoo, tuna, and mahimahi, and give a meal-sized portion of the catch to passengers. They offer half-day trips for $550 and full-day trips for $750 with a four-passenger maximum.
For fishing gear and tackle retailers, check out Westside Tackle and Sports Shop (87-701 Manuaihue St., 808/696-7229) in Wai‘anae or Paradise Isle (84-1170 Farrington Hwy., #AE, 808/695-8866) in Makaha.
Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Hawaiian Islands.