Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Whipsaw Deep Sea Sportfishing Charters Oahu

Welcome aboard Whipsaw Sport Fishing Charters!  Oahu’s finest deep sea fishing tour boat charters.

Our experienced and knowledgeable captains and crew will ensure you have the best fishing trip possible.

It’s time for you to experience the feeling of pulling back on a fishing rod with a Blue Marlin (A’u) that could weigh over 1,000 pounds. Have you ever wanted to go fishing for giant Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi)? Have you ever been tied to the back of a freight train? What a feeling! What an experience! Trust me, sport fishing anywhere else will never be the same after you see a monster fish that weighs more than you do, attack your bait and then take to the air with an amazing aerial display of jumps, or head for the depths all while taking 400 yards off your reel in a matter of seconds.

With Whipsaw Deep Sea Sport Fishing Tours, you’ll have:

  • Experienced staff that make your safety a top priority
  • Knowledgeable crew that know all the best fishing spots
  • Shared or private charters available
  • Partial or full day tours
  • Optional catering package
  • Lots of fun!

Special Online Discount Pricing

(808) 393-2000

SHARED

1/2 Day
$199
  • Per Person
  • 4-5 Hours
  • Plus Taxes & Fees
  • Retail Price:
  • $209 Per Person
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SHARED

Full-Day
$229
  • Per Person
  • 8-10 Hours
  • Plus Taxes & Fees
  • Retail Price:
  • $239 Per Person
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PRIVATE

1/2 Day
$849
  • Up to 6 Guests
  • 4-5 Hours
  • Plus Taxes & Fees
  • Retail Price:
  • $950
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PRIVATE

3/4 Day
$949
  • Up to 6 Guests
  • 6-7 Hours
  • Plus Taxes & Fees
  • Retail Price:
  • $1050
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PRIVATE

Full-Day
$1049
  • Up to 6 Guests
  • 8-10 Hours
  • Plus Taxes & Fees
  • Retail Price:
  • $1150
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • Never came home empty handed!

    Some people go fishing, Captain Don and the Whipsaw actually CATCH fish! I’ve been out on the Whipsaw several times and have never come home empty handed. Captain Don knows where to find em and catch em. The Whipsaw and all gear on board is first class. If you just want to go fishing go ahead but if you want to CATCH fish hook up with Captain Don and the Whipsaw.

    Rick
  • First Class

    This boat was so clean that surgical procedures could have been performed on the deck. As a gremaphobic I can tell you that I never fail to carry and use hand sanitizer at every opportunity, but on this boat it was unnecessary. The 2 member team, Captain & Crew worked together like a well oiled machine! At no time were they idle. They were personable, professional and worked hard the entire trip. And we caught fish!

    Lisa
  • We Caught a Lot of Fish

    We had a great time fishing on the Whipsaw. Captain Don really knows his stuff and knows where the fish are. The 5 of us had a lot of fun, we caught a lot of fish, and the crew was very accommodating. If your thinking about sport fishing on Oahu, call Captain Don.

    Steve
  • A 30lb Mahi-Mahi

    My wife and I fished on the Whipsaw last week, April 18, 2012 with Captain Don and his crew member Ron. We had an awesome experience. Captain Don is very professional and wants to make sure you have an enjoyable time on his boat. The day we went out it was a little windy and a little rough. Captain Don made sure we were always comfortable and safe. The fishing was slow, but I was happy as my wife caught a 30 lb Mahi-Mahi. This was her first fishing experience of this type. Since our trip she has asked me several times when can we do that again. I highly recommend the Whipsaw and Captain Don.

    Joe C.
  • A Great Crew

    I want to convey what a great crew we had today and yesterday.  They did a great job of explaining to the newbies how to haul  in a fish and were great all day.  I have been on some charters where the crew get a little up tight and not too friendly—just the opposite with these guys.  It was a great time, even though we got skunked—will recommend it to my friends when they come to Oahu.

    Chris Kuhner
  • A Respectful Spearfish

    We went on one of your charters in January with Capt. Mike and Eric, me and  my dad just wanted to say we had a great experience and it made the trip for us.  Although the fishing was slow we still manage to get a respectful spearfish,  which is something we will probably never catch in New Zealand. We enjoyed the  luxury’s on your 35 Cabo, especially the spacious cockpit and fighting chair.  Your crew was fantastic and we learned a lot from them that we will use here in  New Zealand.  Just wanted to thank you and your crew and wish you good  fishing. Kind regards!

    Troy Etting and Connor Etting
  • I Reeled in a 50lb Tuna

    We went with Don and Mike July 1, 2013. It could not have been a more perfect fishing trip. It was beautiful Hawaiian weather and a scenic boat ride out from the coast. The boat is luxurious with a top bench by the captains wheel which provides a beautiful view of the ocean- we even saw some Whales! The inside cabin was air conditioned and perfect for lunching. The boat lulled me to sleep and it was a perfect rest out at sea. …Then- the lines started to scream as we caught our first catch! It was all excitement from there! I reeled in a 150 lb tuna – it was literally the size of me! Then my husband reeled in an equally big fish! Mike and Don did all the “dirty” work so we could document our excitement over these fish on video and camera. We even skyped with my husbands dad during the reel. It was out of this world. We fish everywhere we go- and this trip was exceptional!

    Las Vegas, NV  July 16, 2013

    Christina Taylor
  • A Nice Marlin, Mahi-Mahi and…

    Myself and my family wanted to tell you what a great time we had fishing July 8th 2013. Cant say enough about the crew. Capt. Mike and JR were awesome! It was immediately apparent that they were veteran fisherman, deliberate in setting the gear,and all about making the guests welcome and comfortable. The two crew members also shared their knowledge of the islands and stories of their ventures.

    Along with that, we caught a nice Marlin, Mahi-Mahi and a few other nice fish! pure excitement! I have attached a video we took fighting the Marlin! Wow..

    The boat and gear was second to none. Top notch equipment, good food and drinks made the trip that more enjoyable.

    We will definitely be back fishing on the Whipsaw! Best Regards.

    Scott, Jamie and Travis Livingston
  • A Good Sized Mahi-Mahi

    This compliment is WAY overdue! Just wanted to say “Thank you” to Mike and Eric for our wonderful fishing trip on March 7th, 2013. We were vacationing in Hawaii with my husband’s family and we decided we wanted to go fishing that week. Luckily, the Whipsaw had availability and we were thrilled to go. The weather was perfect! Mike and Eric kept saying it was the prettiest day they’ve had in a while. The boat was first class… plenty of room and clean. My husband caught a good size Mahi-Mahi early on, but not much action the rest of the day. Regardless, we had a GREAT time! Mike and Eric were very professional… made us feel welcome and part of their fishing family! We even took some of our catch back to our condo to cook up for dinner and it was delicious!! We will definitely fish with ya’ll again when we come back to Hawaii!! Thanks again!!!

    Pat & Heather Hanlon

Shared and Private Charters

Shared Fishing Charters

Shared Charters are just that, you share the boat with 5 other anglers. You can go by yourself, or bring friends. Shared Charters fish for a wide variety of fish depending on what has been biting. Each of the 6 anglers (shares) will draw straws for 1 of the 6 rods on the boat. When your rod hooks up, you will have the experience (and the fight) of your life! WOW!

On Shared Charters each angler takes home up to 2 lbs. of the fish caught that day. Everyone wants to take a piece of the fish they caught home, however, because we can’t cut everyone’s fish, the actual fish that gets cut will be at the Captain’s discretion. Any single fish over 100 lbs. will not be cut, and will stay with the boat.

Private Fishing Charters

Private Charters are just that, it’s your boat! You can go by yourself or take 5 of your friends. Because we fall under U.S. Coastguard regulations, we are allowed to have a maximum of 6 passengers on board. If you have additional anglers, NO PROBLEM, we can accommodate your group using additional boats. You can let the Captain know what type of fish you would like to target and the crew will try to accommodate, however, please keep in mind any fish can bite the hook!

On Private Charters you get to take home up to half the fish caught, up to 50 lbs. of fish. If 10 Mahi Mahi are caught, you get 5! We will fillet & bag the fish for you. Any single fish over 100 lbs. will not be cut, and will stay with the boat.

Catering Available for Private Charters Only

Food Packages are available for $60/person plus tax, with a 4 package minimum.

Packages include Continental Breakfast (muffins or pastries), Gourmet Deli Sandwich, Chips, Fruit, Cookies for all day snacking & all the bottled water and sodas you can drink on your trip.
Please let us know when making your reservation if you desire this extra service.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kind of fish will we catch?
Most common catches include Pacific Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Spear Fish, Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Wahoo (Ono) and Mahi-Mahi.

How many can go?
US Coast Guard Regulations allow us to carry a Maximum of 6 passengers. Shared Charters require a minimum of 4 passengers.

How long are trips?
We run 1/2 Day (4-5 hours), 3/4 Day (6-7 hours) and Full-Day (8-10 hours) trips.

What time do we start?
Check-in time for morning departures is 5:30 am and we leave at approximately 6:00 am. Afternoon charters please check with us for your check-in & departure times.

Do I get to keep fish?
Yes! For Private Charters, we filet up to 50 lbs. of the fish you catch. For individuals on Shared Charters, we filet servings at 1-2 lbs per person from fish caught. Private & Shared Charters: Any fish caught over 100 lbs. will not be cut and will remain with the boat!

Are food and drink provided?
You’re welcome to bring food, snacks and beverages for the day, coolers are not necessary, we have plenty of cooler space & ice for your food & beverages. (Please NO BANANAS: they’re considered BAD LUCK!) Alcoholic beverages are also permitted but please also bring an adequate supply of bottled water or sodas (for safty, no glass bottles please). Catering is available! See above.

Motion Sickness
Motion sickness medications should be taken the night before and once again the morning of your trip. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations. If your party wishes to return to the dock early, there will be no refunds.

What Should I Bring?
Besides food and drink, sunglasses, hat (wide brimmed), SPF 30 sunscreen or greater, light windbreaker or wearable rain gear, long sleeve shirt (layering is best!), deck shoes with good grip soles (flip flops don’t hold up well on wet decks and high seas, Crocs, surf shoes or Aqua Socks are fine), camera or video equipment, and motion sickness medication.

How big is your boat?
Whipsaw is an air-conditioned luxury 35′ CABO sport fishing vessel powered by twin 435hp Caterpillar diesel engines.

Cancellations & Refunds
Cancellations more than 72 hours before the scheduled Check-in time will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 72 hours of the scheduled Check-in time will not receive a refund. If Whipsaw cancels your charter for mechanical reasons or weather conditions, we will re-schedule your charter or give you a full refund. If the Captain returns early for passenger safety concerns (e.g. too much to drink or seasickness) there will be no refund.

Tournament Cancellations
Tournament cancellations received more than seven days prior to the start time of the tournament will receive a full refund minus any expenses paid by Whipsaw. Expenses could include but may not be limited to, tournament entry fees, mooring fees, etc. Cancellations received within seven days of the tournament start time will not receive a refund. If Whipsaw cancels your charter for mechanical reasons or weather conditions, we will re-schedule your charter or give you a full refund. If the Captain returns early for passenger safety concerns (e.g. too much to drink or seasickness) there will be no refund.

Gratuity for your Crew
Gratuity for your crew may be placed on your Credit Card for your convenience. Please let us know when making your reservation. A 17% gratuity will automatically be added for charters with 2 or more boats.

Catch & Release Charters available. Ask about our Military Discounts.

Online Reservations

Gift Certificates

Charter fishing Gift Certificates are available upon request. To redeem a Gift Certificate you must call to make a reservation at (808) 393-2000. You may apply the value of your Gift Certificate to upgrade your fishing trip. Gift Certificates are good for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Our 72 hour cancellation policy applies. Gift Certificate purchases are final (no refunds). The name & the invoice number on the Gift Certificate must match our records or the Gift Certificate will not be valid.

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Call (808) 393-2000
Slip A-6
1125 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI

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