Welcome to Waiopai Sport Fishing Charters, Hawaii. Fun for the entire family.

We are based out of world famous Honokohau Marina in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. Kona is famous for the calm blue deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. Just minutes away from the harbor you can catch giant Pacific Blue Marlin. We can accommodate any type of fishing, from light tackle to the big Shimano 130’s. Our fishing techniques consist of Trolling with lures, dropping bait down deep for big Ahi or you might want to try our newest addition, the "Green Stick", as seen on the hit series "Wicked Tuna". Call Captain Kai Hoover direct to plan your fishing adventure. You can be confident he will give you 100 % effort. If you are planning a Hawaiian vacation, you owe it to yourself to give deep sea fishing a try!
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Captain Kai Hoover with the Waiopai's biggest fish of the summer.

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Waiopai's salon
We have double AC units, comfortable couch, TV with dvd player, full size refrigerator, microwave oven, stove. All just for you.
Waiopai Sport Fishing
We offer custom overnight fishing trips. The picture shows a successful “Ika Shibi” overnighter.
Kona is one of the best places in the world to compete in big game fishing tournaments.
The Honokohau marina is located just minutes away from some great hotels, sandy beaches as well as other tourist attractions. Tournament season is during the summer. Last year’s world cup was won right here in Kona by the “Huntress”.Call us to book your tournament!
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Whale Watching aboard the “Waiopai”

Winter is Humpback whale season! We love to show you a good time. Book us for a private whale watching charter. Same as the fishing rates, up to six people!!
Go whale watching in Style, why fight the crowds?
Triple Ta'ape !!!
We took a break and did some bottom fishing for the kids, lots of fun!!
Waiopai Kona Fishing Movie

Who we are

Here at Waiopai sport fishing we are passionate about what we do. We pride ourselves with the condition of our boat and tackle as well as pleasing our guests.

Contact Us!

Call Captain Kai Hoover direct @ 808-960 7341
We still like old fashion conversation best to discuss your perfect fishing charter.

What We do

Kona is the Giant Pacific Blue Marlin capital of the world. You can catch a "Grander" 5 minutes from the harbor!! Big Game Sports Fishing is our specialty.
Marlin Magic
A great picture by Captain Bryan Toney
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The new deck on the “New” Waiopai
Old Waiopai 1963
The original Waiopai, 1963, skippered by my father in law, Richard “Manduke” Baldwin.
A big thank you to Captains Bryan Toney of the Marlin Magic & Joe Trasher on the Kai Olu 3 for the great pictures that graciously allowed us to use. You can follow them both on Instagram: konagrander & kaiwi_joe