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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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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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Great fishing and kid friendly

Went fishing this week with Capt. Al and Mate/Capt. John in Kona. We had a great day on the water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ron G
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
via mobile
An epic day on the water, 2 marlin caught and released

The boat is exceptional and true pleasure to fish from. The cabin is very comfortable and the A/C... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
garth c
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went fishing this week with Capt. Al and Mate/Capt. John in Kona. We had a great day on the water and they were really great with our two kids (11yo and 9yo). As anyone that fishes knows, trolling can test your patience and they kept...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The boat is exceptional and true pleasure to fish from. The cabin is very comfortable and the A/C is fantastic when you need to get out of the sun. Capt Al and John are great guys and did everything they could for my son and...More

Thank garth c
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Excellent boat and crew! Chartered the Top Shape with Al and John during a slow time of the year. The boat was immaculate with great tackle and new electronics. One thing to note is the Sea Keeper boat stabilization system. It keeps the boat from...More

Thank laplayagirl
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The crew and the boat are top rate. This experience was worth the money! The place to fish in Kona, Hawaii.

Thank gregfranklin
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Amazing, unbelievable day with Captain Al and 1st mate John! The boat was impeccably clean and stocked. I was afraid of getting seasick as I've gotten sick on other boats, but felt just fine the entire 8 hours out. Their experience paid off as we...More

Thank kwh97209
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you want the best experience fishing on the Big Island you cannot go past Captain Al and Topshape, the boat is setup for the not so sea loving landlubbers and also for the serious fishos! My wife and I spent a day out with...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Captain Al and 1st mate John made us feel right at home on the water from the beginning. The boat is probably the best on the island for trophy fishing with lots of room to relax. The seating on top is great for viewing, relaxing...More

Thank Michael A C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 11 July 2017 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 5 July 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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