Start Me Up Private Fishing Charters Highlights

  • Enjoy the privacy and perks of your own Private Charter
  • Ride the Start Me Up outfitted 42′ Bertram Sportfisher
  • Choose from four charter lengths (4, 6, or 8 hours)
  • No need of a fishing license
  • Keep your catch to eat, mount, tag, release, or give it to the crew. YOUR CHOICE!
  • Bring your own FOOD and DRINKS (No glass and please, NO BANANAS!)
  • Ice and ice chest provided for your convenience

More about your charter…

All the game fish caught during this Maui fishing charter is caught on the troll. Trolling is when one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. The fishing rods are placed in rod holders, and the lines are set with the lures at varying distances behind the boat held apart by the outriggers to avoid line tangling. Trolling speed varies depending on water and weather conditions. The bait’s ideal position is skimming on the water’s surface to mimic the behavior of an injured or fast-moving fish, which attracts the game fish that is being targeted.

Maximum number of participants per charter: 6

Targeted Fish Species:
* Mahi-Mahi, or Dolphin Fish (not Flipper!) – Weight range: 15-50 lbs
* Ono, or Ahoo – Weight range: 12-50 lbs
* Ahi, or Yellowfin Tuna – Weight range: 40-200 lbs
* Marlin – Weight range: 50-175 lbs
* Blue Marlin – Weight range: 125-1,000 lbs

You get to keep your catch…
Unlike many other fishing charters in Hawaii, Start Me Up’s policy is “you catch it, you keep it”. Your crew will even filet enough fish for you and your party to enjoy a delicious seafood banquet! You can also have your catch mounted, give it to the crew, or “catch and release” it. It’s up to you! It’s YOUR CHARTER!

Private Charters (Maximum of 6 Participants):
4-hour (1/2 Day): $899 + tax/fees = $963.43
6-hour (3/4 Day): $1,199 + tax/fees = $1,284.93
8-hour (Full Day): $1,499 + tax/fees = $1,606.43

 **Gratuity is not included. Please be generous to your captain and crew!

Location: Lahaina Harbor, slip 12
Days: Daily  Duration: 4, 6 or 8 hours
Checkin Time: 15 minutes prior to tour Departure Times: 5:30 am, 6 am & 10:30 am
Parking: Available for a fee at various parking lots in Lahaina Town

What to bring or wear:
Wear a bathing suit or comfortable clothing.
Bring your own FOOD & DRINKS. It’s OK to bring your favorite alcoholic beverage. Please NO GLASS and NO BANANAS!!
We recommend bringing a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, and cash for crew gratuity.

Start Me Up Fishing - Lahaina Harbor, slip 12

675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761

***72-Hour Cancellation Policy***

Please call us at 808-707-8105 between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm H.S.T., before the expiration of the cancellation window to cancel and receive a full refund.

** We DO NOT accept cancellation requests made via text, voicemail, or email. You MUST call to cancel your tour. **

Refunds will not be issued on:
NO-SHOWS
* LATE ARRIVALS – Please make sure to verify travel time to your activity

IMPORTANT: Regardless of how you perceive the weather to be unless you received a call from Start Me up canceling the charter, you MUST check in at the booth at the set check-in time. In the event, your captain cancels the excursion you will receive a full refund.