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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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First marlin of 2018

Boat was luxurious and decked out. Air conditioned interior room with comfortable couches and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Memories for a lifetime on Topshape

Went out on Topshape Dec. 28th with the family. The boat was awesome with all the amenities, but... 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boat was luxurious and decked out. Air conditioned interior room with comfortable couches and amenities. State of the art fishing gear and technology. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Fun to be around. 40 minutes into the trip I caught and released a blue marlin....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out on Topshape Dec. 28th with the family. The boat was awesome with all the amenities, but Captain Al and John was even better. Their knowledge of the fishery was evident but they were also great guys. My 15 yr old son caught his...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really good time, didn’t catch anything for 8 hours but the view was beautiful. It’s truly an experience for the price you pay. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Thank Trenten L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go fishing this time of year every year. Always pretty good. This year we went out on Top Shape. Sea conditions were less than ideal; and from now on I will never go out on a Boat without the stabilization system they have. Wow!...More

Thank Keaka_Pono
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great day despite the rain. (BTW, this is not a bad way to spend a rainy day in Hawaii especially on this boat) Al & John were great. We had numerous bites, caught 2 Mahi Mahi, and two Skipjack Tuna and really enjoyed...More

Thank ashrun4fun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with family for 3 trips with the Family on the Top Shape. Top Notch Boat, Captain, Crew, and Fishing. First time fishing in Hawaii and Kona. First spearfish, first stripped marlin, first wahoo, and first blue Marlin (estimated 800lb). Will definitely try to...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (5 of us) had a great day fishing off KONA with TOPSHAPE, Capt. Al and Capt. John had us on some fish, we had 2 Marlin Hits, and landed 2 Mahi and 2 Skipjack's. The weather was not the Best, December 20, 2017 Rain...More

Thank uscg81
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

TOPSHAPE is TOP NOTCH! My husband and I️ booked a trip with Captain Al and Mate John for our honeymoon. All we wanted to do was catch a marlin and within the first hour we hooked a huge one! This crew and mate are first...More

Thank michelle3188
Reviewed 24 November 2017 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
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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