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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

#28 of 147 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-283-1281
Review Highlights
Not always guaranteed a fish but always guaranteed a good time!

We went out on the Topshape yesterday to celebrate 3 different birthdays. It was a great family... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grover Beach, California
Fantastic experience despite no catch

As w any fishing trip, you are never guaranteed to catch fish but even despite that we would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our immaculately maintained 43' Cabo is an epitome of luxury gamefishing in Hawaii. With an air conditioned salon, Wi-Fi, master stateroom, shower and state-of-the-art amenities, TOPSHAPE is one of the most comfortable fishing charters you will ever experience. Captain Al Gustavson, the owner and operator of TOPSHAPE, has been fishing the waters off the Kona coast for over 25 years. So, whether you're seeking an elusive grander (1000+ lb billfish) or are looking to catch some of the Ahl (tuna), Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish), Ono (wahoo) or other gamefish in Hawaii, TOPSHAPE fishing is where it's at.
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
+1 808-283-1281

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went out on the Topshape yesterday to celebrate 3 different birthdays. It was a great family time had by all. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful boat. Captain Al and his First Mate John were very professional, nice and fun! The boat...More

Thank shaunielea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As w any fishing trip, you are never guaranteed to catch fish but even despite that we would definitely book again w Capt Al. Him and John are very accommodating and welcomed me (my second fishing trip) and my family (including 2 kids ages 11...More

Thank Cdevoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's taken me a while to get around to writing this review, as myself and my husband took a charter with captain Al back at the end of March. This was a surprise birthday trip for my husband which I organised from New Zealand. Al...More

Thank ck38Auckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on this trip with my 70 year old father, my wife and brother and his wife. To start the boat is absolutely stunning, full living room area with TV and kitchen, AC, clean bathrooms, snacks and really anything you would need. Capt Al...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a charter back in June 2015 and 2 years later we booked another trip. I've taken other charters at other locations but by far this is the best in the business. Can't wait for next charter in a couple of weeks.

1  Thank TeamBlindfish
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Took my family for a day trip. Despite the slow bite all around us, we still got two spearfish. Excellent boat with a professional crew. Thankyou so much

Thank troutman8
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We have done several charters in the past and Topshape was by far the best. Captain Al and John were so much fun to be around and so knowledgeable about fishing, the environment and the Big Island. We had four children fishing with us and...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Excellent / A++ in every category. First class operation - the boat is super nice and clean. Captain and crew are professional, helpful, and great for conversation while fishing. My daughter caught a Blue Marlin three hours into our trip, which was her first deep...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

First off the captains response time was perfect. I personally appreciate texts and Capt Al is up to the generation of texting. We did a combo trip of my daughters graduation party and friends. The boat was beautiful, the captain and John were very personable....More

Thank jennj0hns0n
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Wow!...all that can be said. Captain Al and John the mate were awesome. Greeted us at the boat ready to rock, which is the nicest charter boat in the harbor. Clean well put together and the sea keeper gyro is a huge plus. Takes 90%of...More

Thank David W
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Laurence K
2 December 2015|
Response from kennyb33 | Reviewed this property |
We did an all day private charter. It was around a $1,000. Plus tips. They are very good at responding to emails so just shoot them a quote to see current rates and what charter fits your needs. Hope this helps.
7 November 2015|
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Response from wolfman0369 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Captain Al for the answer. Google Topshape Kona Fishing for the website, I can't put direct links in my answer.
William R
10 June 2015|
Response from Al G |
Yes All but marlin that we release