Mike and Sean did a good job of keeping us into the day of fishing. It was a fun time fishing in Hawaii

September 28, 2014

Far Far Far exceeded our expectations. Captain/Crew/Boat included.

September 28, 2014

What a great evening we had with whipsaw sport fishing! Don, Mike and Dylan made our families experience memorable. From landing a wahoo my sons first big catch on Hawaiian water we had a fantastic time! Highly recommended

September 28, 2014

The service was excellent. the boat was very comfortable, and the fish were very cooperative. The guys were very professional and entertaining.

September 28, 2014

You must experience this! Don Hackman and his crew were extremely professional and great to hang out with. Most importantly Don knew exactly where to go and I caught a 200lb Ahi which I ate on for days!! I felt very safe and had a great time, I highly recommend a full day charter!

September 28, 2015

First time on an offshore charter and what a great day.
Much thanks to Skipper Mike and Crew, Bob.
9 Ono & 2 Wahi Wahi and everybody caught fish.
Certainly good value and we will do this again on our next trip.
2 Aussies.

September 28, 2015

Captain Mike was great. We had a wonderful day and had good luck we caught a striped marlin

September 28, 2015

The captain and deckhand on the Whipsaw gave me my best deep sea fishing trip yet. the crew is highly knowledgeable and knew how to bring the fish in the boat. They also were very sociable and made me feel comfortable. A productive day catching 6 mahi mahi, and 1 small tuna. A definite 5 star rating, thanks

September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016

My wife and I went on a full day private charter with Jerry and Captain Duffey yesterday. WOW! Where to begin, it was the best fishing experience of my life! Right off the bat my wife caught a gorgeous Mahi Mahi, then about 45 minutes later I brought in a Sailfish!!! Then out of nowhere we hook a blue marlin, got him in the boat, and caught a couple more mahi mahi. We had a phenomenal fishing trip and it was one for the books. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys! Just do it!

September 28, 2016

These guys are kind of the “Seal Team 6” of Oahu sport fishing . They want the fish more than you do. They keep their gear in tip top shape and play their cards close to their chest. They’re fisherman in blood and bone.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2018

Highly recommended. Nice boat and gear. Friendly crew. Captain Eric and Ron are good at what they do and are kind and fun.

September 28, 2018

Wonderful crew ! great day of fishing will use them on our next trip also

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Captain Rick and Conner were awesome. The day we went out the fish weren’t really biting so we did quite a bit of trolling before they decided to switch it up and use live bait. Really appreciated all of the effort and knowledge they brought. With the live bait we caught a couple of Mahi Mahi right away!

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2019

Didn’t catch many fish but the crew was very hospitable and nice, they kept the boat very clean, very chill. Great charter. We did better than the other boats on the water, just not a good day for fishing.

September 28, 2019

I have been on a few charters before, but this one was exceptional. Very clean cabin and very nice crew. We came back with my first marlin with my father loosing another which was roughly 120lb, despite this the rest of the boats couldn’t get a bite. One of the best days of my life.

September 28, 2019

Great time! Crew were cool guys and knowledgeable. Didn’t catch much, but we all had fun.

September 28, 2019

Fished with Whipsaw Sat July 6, 2019. To Start off I want to say this was my first time deep sea fishing. And I fish a lot back home 4-5 days a week (freshwater). I also want to say that the people below me who gave bad reviews for not catching anything are ridiculous. It’s fishing folks not catching!!!! the captains and deck hands live off tips and fish. So trust me when I say they will do everything in their power to get you a fish. Unfortunately some days the fish don’t bite for some reason unknown to man. Now with that being said today was amazing. Started off with a 500+ Marlin on the line 30 min into the trip. He shook the hook. Little while longer we had 2 more on but they just hit the bait and didn’t allow us to set the hook. Finally a few hours later a marlin bit and allowed me to get the fish of a lifetime in the boat. Now to thank everyone. Denise is who answered the phone when I called to book the trip. Very nice and was accommodating and understanding that I only had one day to fish and she got me in. Next I want to thank James and Brenden. These guys are top notch and are by far the best guides I’ve ever had on any trip I’ve ever been on. And now to thank Don. He is the owner. When we got back to the dock he was just as excited as me and his hands about my fish. and He also was very helpful on places to have a replica made. This place is the best… I already asked what days they had available in the next few weeks because I’m coming back.

September 28, 2019

They Captain and Deck hands are absolutely great! If we get back to Oahu definitely looking to go fishing with them again.

September 28, 2020

I have been on many game charters around the world, Cabo San Lucas, Vanuatu, Fiji, Rarotonga, Carins, NZ and I have to say Whipsaw would be the best hands down! Right from stepping on the boat, Captain Will gave the best boat safety briefing I have seen, then Brenden, the 1st mate gave a straight up session of the do’s and dont’s when hooking up in the chair. We landed a 459lb Blue, huge thanks to Capt Will, Brenden and Tom for great day on the deep blue.

September 28, 2020

Booked a full day shared trip for my 15yo son’s birthday. The captain and mate were very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone had a good time and we caught several fish. It was definitely a memory of a lifetime for my son! Thank you!

September 28, 2020

Amazing time out fishing with Captain Will and Tom. They had us hooking fish immediately, and it stayed hot. Great experience, highly recommend!

September 28, 2020

Amazing trip! Booked last minute and was lucky to get Will and Tom. Comfy boat and great fishing!

September 28, 2020

Great Charter! Captain Will and Tom were very professional. Great safety demo and procedural brief before we left port. They worked hard to keep us in the fish, which they did!

September 28, 2020

Captain Will and Tom were nothing short of amazing. We booked an extremely last minute fishing charter. We met up at 0530 and left immediately. Will already had a lead on where to get to a good fishing spot, and as soon as we got there we snagged four Mahi Mahi and three tuna. The experience was a bucket list item for me and the crew didn’t fail to impress me. There’s literally nothing like catching a big fish right out of the ocean. I’m already planning my next trip here and want to do this again. I’m hooked and want to catch more!!! No he

September 28, 2020

Fished on Whipsaw on Oct 28, 2020. Captain Will and Tom were great. I fish on a lot of charters all over the world—This boat is extremely well set up with the best tackle and safety gear available. We cruised about 15 miles offshore and found floating FAD debris (looked like a telephone pole floating vertically). Wife and I landed double Mahi Mahi on the first pass. We pulled a dozen or so small YellowFin Tuna and another Mahi. Also bridled a couple of the Tuna (love baited with them) and had huge hits—lost both of them though. We released several tuna for another day, then headed home. Very comfy cabin with cold AC, coffee, microwave, etc.

September 28, 2022

I just spent a week in Oahu and the highlight of my trip was most definitely on Whipsaw Sportfishing. I’ve been on many fishing trips in the past but this one is by far the best and my favorite. I reeled in a beautiful Mahi-Mahi. Captain James and Tom worked very hard to make our trip fun, exciting, and enjoyable! I would so love to do this again!!

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Capt Will and deckhand Tommy are very professional. I love the way the run there boat and anyone should check there service out. Well recommend.

September 28, 2022

For my first time had a blast didn’t catch tuna but it was worth it crew was awesome, helpful, respectful and super nicer definitely recommend!

September 28, 2022

What a trip! We saw humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles at the dock, and caught a mackerel and a 20 lb skipjack tuna.

Captain Will was in command and he had a clean 35’ Cabo flybridge. The deck hand was Thomas, and they worked well together.

You will not see western Hawai’i like you will from the sea, you’ll be amazed at its beauty. See pics.

The seas can be rough, so if you get seasick easily I wouldn’t go. It was 3-hours of rocking heading back. We loved it though — a true adventure vs laying on a beach reading damn book.

At the end Captain Will sliced up the tuna and offered us to take w us. Make sure you feed the sea turtles and dog “Sushi” hanging out waiting for scraps!

PS: bring your own drinks, including alcohol. None are supplied by the boat. We would have given anything to crack open a cold beer on the trek back!

September 28, 2022

Great outdoor!

September 28, 2022

Whether you are a sportfishing enthusiast or it’s your first time, Whipsaw is the best charter boat on Oahu, HANDS DOWN. We went out with Tom and Captain Will and they were fantastic. You can tell within the first few minutes of meeting the crew that they know their stuff. Will had a game plan before we even left the dock and he was spot on. We caught two BIG Marlin and got to take home as much Marlin as we could possibly eat. We ended up giving some fish friends too. The whole evolution is so much fun, even if it’s not your turn to be in the chair. You will not be disappointed.

September 28, 2022

Will and Tom, Hands down, 110% best charter I’ve ever been on. 3 for 3 on blue marlin (release the one that we could safely release). If you don’t understand what 3for3 on blue marlin means, then You need to Fish more. Can’t pay for an experience like Will and Tom produce. I run a small fishing boat out of San Diego, and been on 20+ Sportfishing charters and these dudes are by far the best out there. Only boat I’ll recommending Oahu.

September 28, 2022

Awesome experience, great atmosphere, and we hooked two marlin and caught them both! Beautiful views and clean professional crew! Highly recommend! Edit! We caught a 3rd marlin and released it! Such a blast!

September 28, 2022

Awesome trip! Well worth the money. He definitely knows where to go and what to do. Deck hand tony also very knowledgeable.

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom were absolutely amazing! Not only was the boat clean, had AC and a bathroom but the crew was so hardworking. My husband and I were down for his 30th birthday and had no luck on a previous charter so these guys saved the day and took it upon themselves to make sure he caught a fish. We caught 3 huge fish! My husband caught a 68 in 34 lb short billed spearfish. I caught a 48 in 18lb mahi mahi. The other gentleman with us caught a 62in 31lb mahi mahi. They cleaned and brine the fish for us and even gave us a recipe for poke. We also saw other sea life including humpback whales and huge sea turtle that hang out at the dock. We will definitely come back and fish with these guys again! Say hi to sushi the dog if you see him at the dock! Mahalo !

September 28, 2022

Captain Mike and first mate Tom took good care of our party of 6. The boat was super clean and the crewed worked hard at making sure we were in the fish and having a good time! We caught two dorado and 5 tuna !! Very friendly outfit! We left happy. Thank you Whipsaw Fishing!!!

September 28, 2022

Whipsaw did not disappoint! Tom was an amazing first mate and hustled to keep our lines in the fish! Captain Mike knew the spots and we slayed all day! 100% will be back! Best day fishing in Hawaii money can buy!

September 28, 2022

Fun trip!! Would definitely go again! Super knowledgeable, friendly, optimistic and good vibes all around!!

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome day with the Whipsaw crew! Neither of us had done a fishing charter before and the crew was very knowledgeable and helpful. Both my boyfriend and I caught a tuna and got to enjoy a day on the beautiful blue waters of Hawaii. 10/10 recommend!

September 28, 2022

Captain Will is great at the helm! Very safe and skilled. Will also knows how to catch fish! His crew are very fish savvy and skilled on deck handling the rods like pro’s. This crew is young, enthusiastic, and super respectful and friendly.
Oh! Yes! This boat finds fish. 4 clients caught 8 tuna, 1 Marlin and one spearfish.

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend using these guys! We got a huge fish!

September 28, 2022

Will and his crew (Thomas & Nate) did a fantastic job showing us a great time while making sure everyone stayed safe. They were very professional but just as enthusiastic as we were when we hooked into fish. It was a great day catching a bunch of fish! Couldn’t believe I got to land a spearfish!

September 28, 2022

Didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time on a fishing charter. Captain James was amazing and helped to explain everything before we got under way. The crew were so helpful and explained how everything would work once we hooked up to a fish. Shortly after the tutorial we hooked up to a striped marlin on the way out. After a good battle, we already had one fish on board and it was even 7:30am!! Pretty great start to the day. Captain James also did a great job of pointing out dolphins, pilot whales and other animals during the charter for phot opportunities. He also frequently found huge “piles” of birds which apparently are the tell-tale signs of fish at the surface.

During the charter, we caught a striped marlin and a skipjack tuna. Totally fun times and I’ll definitely be booking with Captain James again. What a great time for my first experience!

September 28, 2022

Great morning with Will and Tom! They worked hard for us and hooked 2 fish. Saw dolphins and whales as an extra treat. They fileted the fish for us and made a great dinner. So glad we chose Whipsaw for our fishing trip

September 28, 2022

Such a fun day!! Everything was perfect. We had the best crew and caught a Mahi Mahi and Marlin. It was relaxing and thrilling all at once.

September 28, 2022

Fishing on the Whipsaw was such a blast! The crew were super nice and helped me catch my first 60 pounder. Definitely will be fishing with these guys next time I come to hawaii.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Went out on a 4 hour afternoon private charter with Whipsaw Sportfishing and was very happy with the crew and the accomodations. Captain Will and Tom were very well prepared for our journey. Within the first hour we had a Yellow Fin Tuna in the boat. By the second hour we landed a Mahi Mahi. Captain Will and Tom were very accomodating to all our needs and put us on some fish. He even cleaned our catch for us. We didnt know this wasnt the norm since everywhere we have fished in the past, this was a given. We found out later that most Captains in Hawaii keep the catch for themselves. We did have a bit of a challenge finding a restuarant to cook them for us, so be sure to plan for a cookout on the beach if you do keep your catch. These guys were awesome. Definitely recommend and will use again next time in Oahu. Thank you Captain Will and Tom for a fun afternoon on the water. It was the highlight of our trip.

September 28, 2022

Captain James came through! I had friends visiting from the mainland and booked the Whipsaw because they have one of the best catch rates for Honolulu charter boats. Captain James gave a safety orientation and then we were underway. 1st mate Nate gave an awesome fishing orientation that included info for the novice & experienced fisherman. The trend for the week we went was that most boats weren’t catching so I prepared my mainland friends for possibly a long boat ride. However Captain James brought us into one of the largest aku piles I had ever seen. Along with four other boats, we worked the pile but unfortunately they weren’t biting but what an amazing site to get to witness. Even if we didn’t hook up, I was already satisfied. Over the course of the day we had two knockdowns, one of which was marlin and 1st mate Nate aggressively reeled and free spooled to see if the marlin would give us a second chance to hook up but it just didn’t happen. Towards the end of the day we decided to run the 40 fathom ledge heading back to dock to see if we could catch an ono. Much to our surprise we ended up hooking up and landing a 20 pound yellowfin tuna. A very happy ending for a full day of fishing. The crew cleaned the fish so there was sashimi for everyone. I have been on many charter boats but in all my years, the Whipsaw is one of the nicest boats with a very hospitable crew. I booked their boat two other times and fished with Captain Will & 1st mate Tom and they as well are true professionals. On top of it all, the air conditioned cabin is a nice treat to beat the heat. I will definitely book the Whipsaw in the future.

September 28, 2022

What a day with Captain James and Nate! This was an experience of a lifetime. The crew was amazing. James and Nate were professional, personable and experts in their trade. We caught a beautiful yellowfin and would go back out again in a heartbeat. Whipsaw Sportfishing is the real deal!

September 28, 2022

What a WONDERFUL experience. Captain Will and Tom made our morning trip exactly what we were hoping for.
Calm atmosphere while being personable, educational and enjoying some laughs. We had a few bites but ended our day catching a good sized Ono which made our day!!

I will say Will and Tom went above and beyond- we discussed fishing traditions, life stories, points of interest for our vacation as well as different ways to cook/eat our catch!

I believe they went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our charter experience as well as leaving with a fond, memorable experience.

10/10 would recommend to friends/family/ strangers they were just that great.

Will & Tom are an awesome team- if you’re lucky enough to book them, then you’re very lucky indeed.

Mahalo!

September 28, 2022

Awesome guys who love to fish. Landed a super rare Hawaiian sailfish.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

I would highly recommend Whipsaw sportfishing… My 14 year old son and i went out with Will and Tom and caught a couple mahi mahi and sharks… But the day was slow overall and the guys had to really work for the bites. I appreciated the professionalism and passion for their craft. It was obvious that they were doing everything they could to put us on fish. Slow days on the water are what separates good crews from the ok crews. These guys stayed upbeat and positive the entire time and made us feel very welcome, Ive done a few charters in multiple locations and these guys were the best by far.

January 28, 2022

Captain James and his first mates Tom and Isaac were awesome! Half day charter. Brought in a blue marlin and had great day on water. Will do it again! #Whipsaw1

January 28, 2022

Had a great time fishing 8 hours on a private charter 2 different days during our vacation. Captain Will did a great job finding fish for us. Deck hands were amazing at helping us with the fish along with marking sure we were comfortable and answering any questions we had throughout our day. Would definitely book with them again.

February 28, 2022

Caught an Ono! Totally worth it!

April 28, 2022

Fished with Capt Will and First Mate Tom on 04/27/22 with my wife and youngest daughter. Both know their stuff. Capt Will put us on the fish and Tom really knows how to run the deck. My daughter caught the first fish of the day and the largest, a 37 lb Ono (Wahoo). She was beyond excited. We kept 5 tuna, released a Mahi Mahi and had several more strikes. Fishing wasn’t the whole trip. We got to see Pilot Whales up close, as well as flying fish, many different bird species and a USN submarine (on the surface) escorted us along for about an hour. The boat is comfortable and easy to fish from. I would highly recommend Whipsaw Sportfishing! Thanks again Will and Tom!

Tom, Stephanie and Ajia

May 28, 2022

Great experience.

May 28, 2022

Great experience! James and Tom were great. Tom had extreme knowledge and was made it fun for everyone

May 28, 2022

We had an awesome crew Captain James and Tom provided an awesome experience. We did the 6 hour fishing tour and had a great time. They took us to their spots and we were able to catch a 35 pound tuna. They crew was knowledgeable and answered any questions you asked. I would highly recommend fishing with them. They provide ice and clean your catch for you. Thanks again to the crew. Y’all were awesome. When we return to Hawaii, we will definitely use y’all again. And to any of my friends coming out here. Make a reservation with the. You won’t be sorry

May 28, 2022

When the best times of my life, I couldn’t wait to get to Hawaii and when I had a chance to charter a boat this is the one I chose. The captain and crew were awesome. Although we only caught a 35 pound tuna It was worth everything I always dreamed of.Please book these guys they are awesome and I would definitely book them again next time we are in Hawaii.

June 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom are amazing people. They truly care about your experience on the boat. The detail in which they take care of you and the boat is second to none. They are incredibly positive the entire trip whether the reels are spooling or it’s a quiet day on the beautiful Pacific. They each will take the time to talk and chat it up. If you are truly looking for a one of a kind experience on the water and not just someone that is there for the almighty dollar. Book the Whipsaw with Captain Will and Tom. You will not regret it. We truly appreciate the amazing day on the water and look forward to our next trip to the island for another great day with Captain Will and Tom on the Whipsaw.

June 28, 2022

Great time with Captain Teoni and Sam. Both gentlemen were very informative on the ins and outs of deep sea fishing, and worked diligently in helping us to catch a fish. The vessel Play N Hooky is well equipped and maintained very clean. During our 3/4 day trip, we were able to reel in a Mahi Mahi and Tuna. The entire family had a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Definitely recommended.

July 28, 2022

Captain Rush and his First Mate Tom were top notch! The boat was clean and comfortable. We started catching fish soon after taking off. Highly recommend The Whipsaw to anyone looking to get after tuna, marlin, or Mahi mahi. Worth every penny!

July 28, 2022

Thank you Whipsaw for a fabulous day out on the water! Very professional and knowledgeable captain and crew that put you on fish using the latest technology in fishing gear. I highly recommend you charter this boat for an experience of a lifetime! Thank you Captain Will, and crew Tom and Will.

July 28, 2022

Best charter in the biz! 10/10 recommend

July 28, 2022

Captain Will and his team were great. They helped my special needs son have an amazing day fishing. He can’t stop talking about the Mahi-Mahi he reeled in, and the size of the Marlin that we landed. Awesome crew, highly recommended!

September 28, 2022

My wife and myself are here in Hawaii for 10 days. We are celebrating my 50th Birthday, which is on September 10th!
Being a die hard Largemouth Bass Angler, I had to book a fishing trip! The lists were long and the reviews were plenty! Many of them were atrocious!! Folks not getting a trip that they paid for. No refunds. Rude crews, etc..
Whipsaw had what we were looking for! After reading through their reviews, we were pleased and booked a 4 hr shared trip! The trip was focused on going after Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, etc!! These are fish that I only see on tv and eat in restaurants back home in Virginia! Capt Will called me, and we spoke about the older reviews which weren’t all that great. He assured me that since he has been on board, customer service has improved greatly!! We covered specifics, managed the payment, and I ended the call very pleased! He took time out to call me and take care of loose ends and answer my questions/concerns!
The day arrived and I met Capt Will and his First Mate Tom aboard, “The Whipsaw” Once all 6 of us were present, we boarded, went over some safety information, and other important things, and we took off!
I sat in awe as I watched Tom set up all the tackle, and get lines out into the water! We were, “Trolling” on this trip.
The water was, “Very Rough,” per Capt Will. We reached a marker buoy that indicated we were in 6,000ft of water. The boat was being rocked by 5 to 7 ft swells, per Capt Will!! His maneuvering skills and Tom’s attention to detail kept us safe, inspite of the conditions!
The decision was made to switch to live bait, and we stopped trolling. Tom pulled out what I thought were ballyhoo (live bait) and switched to a live rig. I’m convinced that Tom secretly is Spider-Man as he was sure footed while the boat was taking on the swells. He got the rig out, and within minutes, “Fish On!!” He called out to our numbered rod holder to get into the fighting chair!!
The fish fought just as hard as the swells, but we landed a Beautiful 30+Inch Mahi-Mahi!
There weren’t any other fish in the area, and the Capt decided that with the conditions, we should turn around, troll, and head back in. We all wanted more fishing action, but we made it back in with no more action. Tom brought in all the rigs, and secured all the tackle. Soon we were back in the slip. Capt Will and Tom did an excellent job! They were apologetic re; the fishing, but we’re more concerned about each of our experiences and what we thought about the trip/experience! Very professional! When we come back to Hawaii, I will definitely book with Whipsaw again!! As long as Capt Will and Tom are still around!!

John and Michelle Futrell

September 14, 2022

Mike and Sean did a good job of keeping us into the day of fishing. It was a fun time fishing in Hawaii

September 28, 2014

Far Far Far exceeded our expectations. Captain/Crew/Boat included.

September 28, 2014

What a great evening we had with whipsaw sport fishing! Don, Mike and Dylan made our families experience memorable. From landing a wahoo my sons first big catch on Hawaiian water we had a fantastic time! Highly recommended

September 28, 2014

The service was excellent. the boat was very comfortable, and the fish were very cooperative. The guys were very professional and entertaining.

September 28, 2014

You must experience this! Don Hackman and his crew were extremely professional and great to hang out with. Most importantly Don knew exactly where to go and I caught a 200lb Ahi which I ate on for days!! I felt very safe and had a great time, I highly recommend a full day charter!

September 28, 2015

First time on an offshore charter and what a great day.
Much thanks to Skipper Mike and Crew, Bob.
9 Ono & 2 Wahi Wahi and everybody caught fish.
Certainly good value and we will do this again on our next trip.
2 Aussies.

September 28, 2015

Captain Mike was great. We had a wonderful day and had good luck we caught a striped marlin

September 28, 2015

The captain and deckhand on the Whipsaw gave me my best deep sea fishing trip yet. the crew is highly knowledgeable and knew how to bring the fish in the boat. They also were very sociable and made me feel comfortable. A productive day catching 6 mahi mahi, and 1 small tuna. A definite 5 star rating, thanks

September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016

My wife and I went on a full day private charter with Jerry and Captain Duffey yesterday. WOW! Where to begin, it was the best fishing experience of my life! Right off the bat my wife caught a gorgeous Mahi Mahi, then about 45 minutes later I brought in a Sailfish!!! Then out of nowhere we hook a blue marlin, got him in the boat, and caught a couple more mahi mahi. We had a phenomenal fishing trip and it was one for the books. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys! Just do it!

September 28, 2016

These guys are kind of the “Seal Team 6” of Oahu sport fishing . They want the fish more than you do. They keep their gear in tip top shape and play their cards close to their chest. They’re fisherman in blood and bone.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2018

Highly recommended. Nice boat and gear. Friendly crew. Captain Eric and Ron are good at what they do and are kind and fun.

September 28, 2018

Wonderful crew ! great day of fishing will use them on our next trip also

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Captain Rick and Conner were awesome. The day we went out the fish weren’t really biting so we did quite a bit of trolling before they decided to switch it up and use live bait. Really appreciated all of the effort and knowledge they brought. With the live bait we caught a couple of Mahi Mahi right away!

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2019

Didn’t catch many fish but the crew was very hospitable and nice, they kept the boat very clean, very chill. Great charter. We did better than the other boats on the water, just not a good day for fishing.

September 28, 2019

I have been on a few charters before, but this one was exceptional. Very clean cabin and very nice crew. We came back with my first marlin with my father loosing another which was roughly 120lb, despite this the rest of the boats couldn’t get a bite. One of the best days of my life.

September 28, 2019

Great time! Crew were cool guys and knowledgeable. Didn’t catch much, but we all had fun.

September 28, 2019

Fished with Whipsaw Sat July 6, 2019. To Start off I want to say this was my first time deep sea fishing. And I fish a lot back home 4-5 days a week (freshwater). I also want to say that the people below me who gave bad reviews for not catching anything are ridiculous. It’s fishing folks not catching!!!! the captains and deck hands live off tips and fish. So trust me when I say they will do everything in their power to get you a fish. Unfortunately some days the fish don’t bite for some reason unknown to man. Now with that being said today was amazing. Started off with a 500+ Marlin on the line 30 min into the trip. He shook the hook. Little while longer we had 2 more on but they just hit the bait and didn’t allow us to set the hook. Finally a few hours later a marlin bit and allowed me to get the fish of a lifetime in the boat. Now to thank everyone. Denise is who answered the phone when I called to book the trip. Very nice and was accommodating and understanding that I only had one day to fish and she got me in. Next I want to thank James and Brenden. These guys are top notch and are by far the best guides I’ve ever had on any trip I’ve ever been on. And now to thank Don. He is the owner. When we got back to the dock he was just as excited as me and his hands about my fish. and He also was very helpful on places to have a replica made. This place is the best… I already asked what days they had available in the next few weeks because I’m coming back.

September 28, 2019

They Captain and Deck hands are absolutely great! If we get back to Oahu definitely looking to go fishing with them again.

September 28, 2020

I have been on many game charters around the world, Cabo San Lucas, Vanuatu, Fiji, Rarotonga, Carins, NZ and I have to say Whipsaw would be the best hands down! Right from stepping on the boat, Captain Will gave the best boat safety briefing I have seen, then Brenden, the 1st mate gave a straight up session of the do’s and dont’s when hooking up in the chair. We landed a 459lb Blue, huge thanks to Capt Will, Brenden and Tom for great day on the deep blue.

September 28, 2020

Booked a full day shared trip for my 15yo son’s birthday. The captain and mate were very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone had a good time and we caught several fish. It was definitely a memory of a lifetime for my son! Thank you!

September 28, 2020

Amazing time out fishing with Captain Will and Tom. They had us hooking fish immediately, and it stayed hot. Great experience, highly recommend!

September 28, 2020

Amazing trip! Booked last minute and was lucky to get Will and Tom. Comfy boat and great fishing!

September 28, 2020

Great Charter! Captain Will and Tom were very professional. Great safety demo and procedural brief before we left port. They worked hard to keep us in the fish, which they did!

September 28, 2020

Captain Will and Tom were nothing short of amazing. We booked an extremely last minute fishing charter. We met up at 0530 and left immediately. Will already had a lead on where to get to a good fishing spot, and as soon as we got there we snagged four Mahi Mahi and three tuna. The experience was a bucket list item for me and the crew didn’t fail to impress me. There’s literally nothing like catching a big fish right out of the ocean. I’m already planning my next trip here and want to do this again. I’m hooked and want to catch more!!! No he

September 28, 2020

Fished on Whipsaw on Oct 28, 2020. Captain Will and Tom were great. I fish on a lot of charters all over the world—This boat is extremely well set up with the best tackle and safety gear available. We cruised about 15 miles offshore and found floating FAD debris (looked like a telephone pole floating vertically). Wife and I landed double Mahi Mahi on the first pass. We pulled a dozen or so small YellowFin Tuna and another Mahi. Also bridled a couple of the Tuna (love baited with them) and had huge hits—lost both of them though. We released several tuna for another day, then headed home. Very comfy cabin with cold AC, coffee, microwave, etc.

September 28, 2022

I just spent a week in Oahu and the highlight of my trip was most definitely on Whipsaw Sportfishing. I’ve been on many fishing trips in the past but this one is by far the best and my favorite. I reeled in a beautiful Mahi-Mahi. Captain James and Tom worked very hard to make our trip fun, exciting, and enjoyable! I would so love to do this again!!

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Capt Will and deckhand Tommy are very professional. I love the way the run there boat and anyone should check there service out. Well recommend.

September 28, 2022

For my first time had a blast didn’t catch tuna but it was worth it crew was awesome, helpful, respectful and super nicer definitely recommend!

September 28, 2022

What a trip! We saw humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles at the dock, and caught a mackerel and a 20 lb skipjack tuna.

Captain Will was in command and he had a clean 35’ Cabo flybridge. The deck hand was Thomas, and they worked well together.

You will not see western Hawai’i like you will from the sea, you’ll be amazed at its beauty. See pics.

The seas can be rough, so if you get seasick easily I wouldn’t go. It was 3-hours of rocking heading back. We loved it though — a true adventure vs laying on a beach reading damn book.

At the end Captain Will sliced up the tuna and offered us to take w us. Make sure you feed the sea turtles and dog “Sushi” hanging out waiting for scraps!

PS: bring your own drinks, including alcohol. None are supplied by the boat. We would have given anything to crack open a cold beer on the trek back!

September 28, 2022

Great outdoor!

September 28, 2022

Whether you are a sportfishing enthusiast or it’s your first time, Whipsaw is the best charter boat on Oahu, HANDS DOWN. We went out with Tom and Captain Will and they were fantastic. You can tell within the first few minutes of meeting the crew that they know their stuff. Will had a game plan before we even left the dock and he was spot on. We caught two BIG Marlin and got to take home as much Marlin as we could possibly eat. We ended up giving some fish friends too. The whole evolution is so much fun, even if it’s not your turn to be in the chair. You will not be disappointed.

September 28, 2022

Will and Tom, Hands down, 110% best charter I’ve ever been on. 3 for 3 on blue marlin (release the one that we could safely release). If you don’t understand what 3for3 on blue marlin means, then You need to Fish more. Can’t pay for an experience like Will and Tom produce. I run a small fishing boat out of San Diego, and been on 20+ Sportfishing charters and these dudes are by far the best out there. Only boat I’ll recommending Oahu.

September 28, 2022

Awesome experience, great atmosphere, and we hooked two marlin and caught them both! Beautiful views and clean professional crew! Highly recommend! Edit! We caught a 3rd marlin and released it! Such a blast!

September 28, 2022

Awesome trip! Well worth the money. He definitely knows where to go and what to do. Deck hand tony also very knowledgeable.

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom were absolutely amazing! Not only was the boat clean, had AC and a bathroom but the crew was so hardworking. My husband and I were down for his 30th birthday and had no luck on a previous charter so these guys saved the day and took it upon themselves to make sure he caught a fish. We caught 3 huge fish! My husband caught a 68 in 34 lb short billed spearfish. I caught a 48 in 18lb mahi mahi. The other gentleman with us caught a 62in 31lb mahi mahi. They cleaned and brine the fish for us and even gave us a recipe for poke. We also saw other sea life including humpback whales and huge sea turtle that hang out at the dock. We will definitely come back and fish with these guys again! Say hi to sushi the dog if you see him at the dock! Mahalo !

September 28, 2022

Captain Mike and first mate Tom took good care of our party of 6. The boat was super clean and the crewed worked hard at making sure we were in the fish and having a good time! We caught two dorado and 5 tuna !! Very friendly outfit! We left happy. Thank you Whipsaw Fishing!!!

September 28, 2022

Whipsaw did not disappoint! Tom was an amazing first mate and hustled to keep our lines in the fish! Captain Mike knew the spots and we slayed all day! 100% will be back! Best day fishing in Hawaii money can buy!

September 28, 2022

Fun trip!! Would definitely go again! Super knowledgeable, friendly, optimistic and good vibes all around!!

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome day with the Whipsaw crew! Neither of us had done a fishing charter before and the crew was very knowledgeable and helpful. Both my boyfriend and I caught a tuna and got to enjoy a day on the beautiful blue waters of Hawaii. 10/10 recommend!

September 28, 2022

Captain Will is great at the helm! Very safe and skilled. Will also knows how to catch fish! His crew are very fish savvy and skilled on deck handling the rods like pro’s. This crew is young, enthusiastic, and super respectful and friendly.
Oh! Yes! This boat finds fish. 4 clients caught 8 tuna, 1 Marlin and one spearfish.

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend using these guys! We got a huge fish!

September 28, 2022

Will and his crew (Thomas & Nate) did a fantastic job showing us a great time while making sure everyone stayed safe. They were very professional but just as enthusiastic as we were when we hooked into fish. It was a great day catching a bunch of fish! Couldn’t believe I got to land a spearfish!

September 28, 2022

Didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time on a fishing charter. Captain James was amazing and helped to explain everything before we got under way. The crew were so helpful and explained how everything would work once we hooked up to a fish. Shortly after the tutorial we hooked up to a striped marlin on the way out. After a good battle, we already had one fish on board and it was even 7:30am!! Pretty great start to the day. Captain James also did a great job of pointing out dolphins, pilot whales and other animals during the charter for phot opportunities. He also frequently found huge “piles” of birds which apparently are the tell-tale signs of fish at the surface.

During the charter, we caught a striped marlin and a skipjack tuna. Totally fun times and I’ll definitely be booking with Captain James again. What a great time for my first experience!

September 28, 2022

Great morning with Will and Tom! They worked hard for us and hooked 2 fish. Saw dolphins and whales as an extra treat. They fileted the fish for us and made a great dinner. So glad we chose Whipsaw for our fishing trip

September 28, 2022

Such a fun day!! Everything was perfect. We had the best crew and caught a Mahi Mahi and Marlin. It was relaxing and thrilling all at once.

September 28, 2022

Fishing on the Whipsaw was such a blast! The crew were super nice and helped me catch my first 60 pounder. Definitely will be fishing with these guys next time I come to hawaii.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Went out on a 4 hour afternoon private charter with Whipsaw Sportfishing and was very happy with the crew and the accomodations. Captain Will and Tom were very well prepared for our journey. Within the first hour we had a Yellow Fin Tuna in the boat. By the second hour we landed a Mahi Mahi. Captain Will and Tom were very accomodating to all our needs and put us on some fish. He even cleaned our catch for us. We didnt know this wasnt the norm since everywhere we have fished in the past, this was a given. We found out later that most Captains in Hawaii keep the catch for themselves. We did have a bit of a challenge finding a restuarant to cook them for us, so be sure to plan for a cookout on the beach if you do keep your catch. These guys were awesome. Definitely recommend and will use again next time in Oahu. Thank you Captain Will and Tom for a fun afternoon on the water. It was the highlight of our trip.

September 28, 2022

Captain James came through! I had friends visiting from the mainland and booked the Whipsaw because they have one of the best catch rates for Honolulu charter boats. Captain James gave a safety orientation and then we were underway. 1st mate Nate gave an awesome fishing orientation that included info for the novice & experienced fisherman. The trend for the week we went was that most boats weren’t catching so I prepared my mainland friends for possibly a long boat ride. However Captain James brought us into one of the largest aku piles I had ever seen. Along with four other boats, we worked the pile but unfortunately they weren’t biting but what an amazing site to get to witness. Even if we didn’t hook up, I was already satisfied. Over the course of the day we had two knockdowns, one of which was marlin and 1st mate Nate aggressively reeled and free spooled to see if the marlin would give us a second chance to hook up but it just didn’t happen. Towards the end of the day we decided to run the 40 fathom ledge heading back to dock to see if we could catch an ono. Much to our surprise we ended up hooking up and landing a 20 pound yellowfin tuna. A very happy ending for a full day of fishing. The crew cleaned the fish so there was sashimi for everyone. I have been on many charter boats but in all my years, the Whipsaw is one of the nicest boats with a very hospitable crew. I booked their boat two other times and fished with Captain Will & 1st mate Tom and they as well are true professionals. On top of it all, the air conditioned cabin is a nice treat to beat the heat. I will definitely book the Whipsaw in the future.

September 28, 2022

What a day with Captain James and Nate! This was an experience of a lifetime. The crew was amazing. James and Nate were professional, personable and experts in their trade. We caught a beautiful yellowfin and would go back out again in a heartbeat. Whipsaw Sportfishing is the real deal!

September 28, 2022

What a WONDERFUL experience. Captain Will and Tom made our morning trip exactly what we were hoping for.
Calm atmosphere while being personable, educational and enjoying some laughs. We had a few bites but ended our day catching a good sized Ono which made our day!!

I will say Will and Tom went above and beyond- we discussed fishing traditions, life stories, points of interest for our vacation as well as different ways to cook/eat our catch!

I believe they went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our charter experience as well as leaving with a fond, memorable experience.

10/10 would recommend to friends/family/ strangers they were just that great.

Will & Tom are an awesome team- if you’re lucky enough to book them, then you’re very lucky indeed.

Mahalo!

September 28, 2022

Awesome guys who love to fish. Landed a super rare Hawaiian sailfish.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

I would highly recommend Whipsaw sportfishing… My 14 year old son and i went out with Will and Tom and caught a couple mahi mahi and sharks… But the day was slow overall and the guys had to really work for the bites. I appreciated the professionalism and passion for their craft. It was obvious that they were doing everything they could to put us on fish. Slow days on the water are what separates good crews from the ok crews. These guys stayed upbeat and positive the entire time and made us feel very welcome, Ive done a few charters in multiple locations and these guys were the best by far.

January 28, 2022

Captain James and his first mates Tom and Isaac were awesome! Half day charter. Brought in a blue marlin and had great day on water. Will do it again! #Whipsaw1

January 28, 2022

Had a great time fishing 8 hours on a private charter 2 different days during our vacation. Captain Will did a great job finding fish for us. Deck hands were amazing at helping us with the fish along with marking sure we were comfortable and answering any questions we had throughout our day. Would definitely book with them again.

February 28, 2022

Caught an Ono! Totally worth it!

May 28, 2022

Fished with Capt Will and First Mate Tom on 04/27/22 with my wife and youngest daughter. Both know their stuff. Capt Will put us on the fish and Tom really knows how to run the deck. My daughter caught the first fish of the day and the largest, a 37 lb Ono (Wahoo). She was beyond excited. We kept 5 tuna, released a Mahi Mahi and had several more strikes. Fishing wasn’t the whole trip. We got to see Pilot Whales up close, as well as flying fish, many different bird species and a USN submarine (on the surface) escorted us along for about an hour. The boat is comfortable and easy to fish from. I would highly recommend Whipsaw Sportfishing! Thanks again Will and Tom!

Tom, Stephanie and Ajia

May 28, 2022

Great experience.

May 28, 2022

Great experience! James and Tom were great. Tom had extreme knowledge and was made it fun for everyone

May 28, 2022

We had an awesome crew Captain James and Tom provided an awesome experience. We did the 6 hour fishing tour and had a great time. They took us to their spots and we were able to catch a 35 pound tuna. They crew was knowledgeable and answered any questions you asked. I would highly recommend fishing with them. They provide ice and clean your catch for you. Thanks again to the crew. Y’all were awesome. When we return to Hawaii, we will definitely use y’all again. And to any of my friends coming out here. Make a reservation with the. You won’t be sorry

May 28, 2022

When the best times of my life, I couldn’t wait to get to Hawaii and when I had a chance to charter a boat this is the one I chose. The captain and crew were awesome. Although we only caught a 35 pound tuna It was worth everything I always dreamed of.Please book these guys they are awesome and I would definitely book them again next time we are in Hawaii.

June 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom are amazing people. They truly care about your experience on the boat. The detail in which they take care of you and the boat is second to none. They are incredibly positive the entire trip whether the reels are spooling or it’s a quiet day on the beautiful Pacific. They each will take the time to talk and chat it up. If you are truly looking for a one of a kind experience on the water and not just someone that is there for the almighty dollar. Book the Whipsaw with Captain Will and Tom. You will not regret it. We truly appreciate the amazing day on the water and look forward to our next trip to the island for another great day with Captain Will and Tom on the Whipsaw.

June 28, 2022

Great time with Captain Teoni and Sam. Both gentlemen were very informative on the ins and outs of deep sea fishing, and worked diligently in helping us to catch a fish. The vessel Play N Hooky is well equipped and maintained very clean. During our 3/4 day trip, we were able to reel in a Mahi Mahi and Tuna. The entire family had a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Definitely recommended.

July 28, 2022

Captain Rush and his First Mate Tom were top notch! The boat was clean and comfortable. We started catching fish soon after taking off. Highly recommend The Whipsaw to anyone looking to get after tuna, marlin, or Mahi mahi. Worth every penny!

July 28, 2022

Thank you Whipsaw for a fabulous day out on the water! Very professional and knowledgeable captain and crew that put you on fish using the latest technology in fishing gear. I highly recommend you charter this boat for an experience of a lifetime! Thank you Captain Will, and crew Tom and Will.

September 28, 2022

Best charter in the biz! 10/10 recommend

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and his team were great. They helped my special needs son have an amazing day fishing. He can’t stop talking about the Mahi-Mahi he reeled in, and the size of the Marlin that we landed. Awesome crew, highly recommended!

September 28, 2022

My wife and myself are here in Hawaii for 10 days. We are celebrating my 50th Birthday, which is on September 10th!
Being a die hard Largemouth Bass Angler, I had to book a fishing trip! The lists were long and the reviews were plenty! Many of them were atrocious!! Folks not getting a trip that they paid for. No refunds. Rude crews, etc..
Whipsaw had what we were looking for! After reading through their reviews, we were pleased and booked a 4 hr shared trip! The trip was focused on going after Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, etc!! These are fish that I only see on tv and eat in restaurants back home in Virginia! Capt Will called me, and we spoke about the older reviews which weren’t all that great. He assured me that since he has been on board, customer service has improved greatly!! We covered specifics, managed the payment, and I ended the call very pleased! He took time out to call me and take care of loose ends and answer my questions/concerns!
The day arrived and I met Capt Will and his First Mate Tom aboard, “The Whipsaw” Once all 6 of us were present, we boarded, went over some safety information, and other important things, and we took off!
I sat in awe as I watched Tom set up all the tackle, and get lines out into the water! We were, “Trolling” on this trip.
The water was, “Very Rough,” per Capt Will. We reached a marker buoy that indicated we were in 6,000ft of water. The boat was being rocked by 5 to 7 ft swells, per Capt Will!! His maneuvering skills and Tom’s attention to detail kept us safe, inspite of the conditions!
The decision was made to switch to live bait, and we stopped trolling. Tom pulled out what I thought were ballyhoo (live bait) and switched to a live rig. I’m convinced that Tom secretly is Spider-Man as he was sure footed while the boat was taking on the swells. He got the rig out, and within minutes, “Fish On!!” He called out to our numbered rod holder to get into the fighting chair!!
The fish fought just as hard as the swells, but we landed a Beautiful 30+Inch Mahi-Mahi!
There weren’t any other fish in the area, and the Capt decided that with the conditions, we should turn around, troll, and head back in. We all wanted more fishing action, but we made it back in with no more action. Tom brought in all the rigs, and secured all the tackle. Soon we were back in the slip. Capt Will and Tom did an excellent job! They were apologetic re; the fishing, but we’re more concerned about each of our experiences and what we thought about the trip/experience! Very professional! When we come back to Hawaii, I will definitely book with Whipsaw again!! As long as Capt Will and Tom are still around!!

John and Michelle Futrell

September 14, 2022

Mike and Sean did a good job of keeping us into the day of fishing. It was a fun time fishing in Hawaii

September 28, 2014

Far Far Far exceeded our expectations. Captain/Crew/Boat included.

September 28, 2014

What a great evening we had with whipsaw sport fishing! Don, Mike and Dylan made our families experience memorable. From landing a wahoo my sons first big catch on Hawaiian water we had a fantastic time! Highly recommended

September 28, 2014

The service was excellent. the boat was very comfortable, and the fish were very cooperative. The guys were very professional and entertaining.

September 28, 2014

You must experience this! Don Hackman and his crew were extremely professional and great to hang out with. Most importantly Don knew exactly where to go and I caught a 200lb Ahi which I ate on for days!! I felt very safe and had a great time, I highly recommend a full day charter!

September 28, 2015

First time on an offshore charter and what a great day.
Much thanks to Skipper Mike and Crew, Bob.
9 Ono & 2 Wahi Wahi and everybody caught fish.
Certainly good value and we will do this again on our next trip.
2 Aussies.

September 28, 2015

Captain Mike was great. We had a wonderful day and had good luck we caught a striped marlin

September 28, 2015

The captain and deckhand on the Whipsaw gave me my best deep sea fishing trip yet. the crew is highly knowledgeable and knew how to bring the fish in the boat. They also were very sociable and made me feel comfortable. A productive day catching 6 mahi mahi, and 1 small tuna. A definite 5 star rating, thanks

September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016

My wife and I went on a full day private charter with Jerry and Captain Duffey yesterday. WOW! Where to begin, it was the best fishing experience of my life! Right off the bat my wife caught a gorgeous Mahi Mahi, then about 45 minutes later I brought in a Sailfish!!! Then out of nowhere we hook a blue marlin, got him in the boat, and caught a couple more mahi mahi. We had a phenomenal fishing trip and it was one for the books. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys! Just do it!

September 28, 2016

These guys are kind of the “Seal Team 6” of Oahu sport fishing . They want the fish more than you do. They keep their gear in tip top shape and play their cards close to their chest. They’re fisherman in blood and bone.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2018

Highly recommended. Nice boat and gear. Friendly crew. Captain Eric and Ron are good at what they do and are kind and fun.

September 28, 2018

Wonderful crew ! great day of fishing will use them on our next trip also

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Captain Rick and Conner were awesome. The day we went out the fish weren’t really biting so we did quite a bit of trolling before they decided to switch it up and use live bait. Really appreciated all of the effort and knowledge they brought. With the live bait we caught a couple of Mahi Mahi right away!

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2019

Didn’t catch many fish but the crew was very hospitable and nice, they kept the boat very clean, very chill. Great charter. We did better than the other boats on the water, just not a good day for fishing.

September 28, 2019

I have been on a few charters before, but this one was exceptional. Very clean cabin and very nice crew. We came back with my first marlin with my father loosing another which was roughly 120lb, despite this the rest of the boats couldn’t get a bite. One of the best days of my life.

September 28, 2019

Great time! Crew were cool guys and knowledgeable. Didn’t catch much, but we all had fun.

September 28, 2019

Fished with Whipsaw Sat July 6, 2019. To Start off I want to say this was my first time deep sea fishing. And I fish a lot back home 4-5 days a week (freshwater). I also want to say that the people below me who gave bad reviews for not catching anything are ridiculous. It’s fishing folks not catching!!!! the captains and deck hands live off tips and fish. So trust me when I say they will do everything in their power to get you a fish. Unfortunately some days the fish don’t bite for some reason unknown to man. Now with that being said today was amazing. Started off with a 500+ Marlin on the line 30 min into the trip. He shook the hook. Little while longer we had 2 more on but they just hit the bait and didn’t allow us to set the hook. Finally a few hours later a marlin bit and allowed me to get the fish of a lifetime in the boat. Now to thank everyone. Denise is who answered the phone when I called to book the trip. Very nice and was accommodating and understanding that I only had one day to fish and she got me in. Next I want to thank James and Brenden. These guys are top notch and are by far the best guides I’ve ever had on any trip I’ve ever been on. And now to thank Don. He is the owner. When we got back to the dock he was just as excited as me and his hands about my fish. and He also was very helpful on places to have a replica made. This place is the best… I already asked what days they had available in the next few weeks because I’m coming back.

September 28, 2019

They Captain and Deck hands are absolutely great! If we get back to Oahu definitely looking to go fishing with them again.

September 28, 2020

I have been on many game charters around the world, Cabo San Lucas, Vanuatu, Fiji, Rarotonga, Carins, NZ and I have to say Whipsaw would be the best hands down! Right from stepping on the boat, Captain Will gave the best boat safety briefing I have seen, then Brenden, the 1st mate gave a straight up session of the do’s and dont’s when hooking up in the chair. We landed a 459lb Blue, huge thanks to Capt Will, Brenden and Tom for great day on the deep blue.

September 28, 2020

Booked a full day shared trip for my 15yo son’s birthday. The captain and mate were very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone had a good time and we caught several fish. It was definitely a memory of a lifetime for my son! Thank you!

September 28, 2020

Amazing time out fishing with Captain Will and Tom. They had us hooking fish immediately, and it stayed hot. Great experience, highly recommend!

September 28, 2020

Amazing trip! Booked last minute and was lucky to get Will and Tom. Comfy boat and great fishing!

September 28, 2020

Great Charter! Captain Will and Tom were very professional. Great safety demo and procedural brief before we left port. They worked hard to keep us in the fish, which they did!

September 28, 2020

Captain Will and Tom were nothing short of amazing. We booked an extremely last minute fishing charter. We met up at 0530 and left immediately. Will already had a lead on where to get to a good fishing spot, and as soon as we got there we snagged four Mahi Mahi and three tuna. The experience was a bucket list item for me and the crew didn’t fail to impress me. There’s literally nothing like catching a big fish right out of the ocean. I’m already planning my next trip here and want to do this again. I’m hooked and want to catch more!!! No he

September 28, 2020

Fished on Whipsaw on Oct 28, 2020. Captain Will and Tom were great. I fish on a lot of charters all over the world—This boat is extremely well set up with the best tackle and safety gear available. We cruised about 15 miles offshore and found floating FAD debris (looked like a telephone pole floating vertically). Wife and I landed double Mahi Mahi on the first pass. We pulled a dozen or so small YellowFin Tuna and another Mahi. Also bridled a couple of the Tuna (love baited with them) and had huge hits—lost both of them though. We released several tuna for another day, then headed home. Very comfy cabin with cold AC, coffee, microwave, etc.

September 28, 2022

I just spent a week in Oahu and the highlight of my trip was most definitely on Whipsaw Sportfishing. I’ve been on many fishing trips in the past but this one is by far the best and my favorite. I reeled in a beautiful Mahi-Mahi. Captain James and Tom worked very hard to make our trip fun, exciting, and enjoyable! I would so love to do this again!!

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Capt Will and deckhand Tommy are very professional. I love the way the run there boat and anyone should check there service out. Well recommend.

September 28, 2022

For my first time had a blast didn’t catch tuna but it was worth it crew was awesome, helpful, respectful and super nicer definitely recommend!

September 28, 2022

What a trip! We saw humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles at the dock, and caught a mackerel and a 20 lb skipjack tuna.

Captain Will was in command and he had a clean 35’ Cabo flybridge. The deck hand was Thomas, and they worked well together.

You will not see western Hawai’i like you will from the sea, you’ll be amazed at its beauty. See pics.

The seas can be rough, so if you get seasick easily I wouldn’t go. It was 3-hours of rocking heading back. We loved it though — a true adventure vs laying on a beach reading damn book.

At the end Captain Will sliced up the tuna and offered us to take w us. Make sure you feed the sea turtles and dog “Sushi” hanging out waiting for scraps!

PS: bring your own drinks, including alcohol. None are supplied by the boat. We would have given anything to crack open a cold beer on the trek back!

September 28, 2022

Great outdoor!

September 28, 2022

Whether you are a sportfishing enthusiast or it’s your first time, Whipsaw is the best charter boat on Oahu, HANDS DOWN. We went out with Tom and Captain Will and they were fantastic. You can tell within the first few minutes of meeting the crew that they know their stuff. Will had a game plan before we even left the dock and he was spot on. We caught two BIG Marlin and got to take home as much Marlin as we could possibly eat. We ended up giving some fish friends too. The whole evolution is so much fun, even if it’s not your turn to be in the chair. You will not be disappointed.

September 28, 2022

Will and Tom, Hands down, 110% best charter I’ve ever been on. 3 for 3 on blue marlin (release the one that we could safely release). If you don’t understand what 3for3 on blue marlin means, then You need to Fish more. Can’t pay for an experience like Will and Tom produce. I run a small fishing boat out of San Diego, and been on 20+ Sportfishing charters and these dudes are by far the best out there. Only boat I’ll recommending Oahu.

September 28, 2022

Awesome experience, great atmosphere, and we hooked two marlin and caught them both! Beautiful views and clean professional crew! Highly recommend! Edit! We caught a 3rd marlin and released it! Such a blast!

September 28, 2022

Awesome trip! Well worth the money. He definitely knows where to go and what to do. Deck hand tony also very knowledgeable.

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom were absolutely amazing! Not only was the boat clean, had AC and a bathroom but the crew was so hardworking. My husband and I were down for his 30th birthday and had no luck on a previous charter so these guys saved the day and took it upon themselves to make sure he caught a fish. We caught 3 huge fish! My husband caught a 68 in 34 lb short billed spearfish. I caught a 48 in 18lb mahi mahi. The other gentleman with us caught a 62in 31lb mahi mahi. They cleaned and brine the fish for us and even gave us a recipe for poke. We also saw other sea life including humpback whales and huge sea turtle that hang out at the dock. We will definitely come back and fish with these guys again! Say hi to sushi the dog if you see him at the dock! Mahalo !

September 28, 2022

Captain Mike and first mate Tom took good care of our party of 6. The boat was super clean and the crewed worked hard at making sure we were in the fish and having a good time! We caught two dorado and 5 tuna !! Very friendly outfit! We left happy. Thank you Whipsaw Fishing!!!

September 28, 2022

Whipsaw did not disappoint! Tom was an amazing first mate and hustled to keep our lines in the fish! Captain Mike knew the spots and we slayed all day! 100% will be back! Best day fishing in Hawaii money can buy!

September 28, 2022

Fun trip!! Would definitely go again! Super knowledgeable, friendly, optimistic and good vibes all around!!

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome day with the Whipsaw crew! Neither of us had done a fishing charter before and the crew was very knowledgeable and helpful. Both my boyfriend and I caught a tuna and got to enjoy a day on the beautiful blue waters of Hawaii. 10/10 recommend!

September 28, 2022

Captain Will is great at the helm! Very safe and skilled. Will also knows how to catch fish! His crew are very fish savvy and skilled on deck handling the rods like pro’s. This crew is young, enthusiastic, and super respectful and friendly.
Oh! Yes! This boat finds fish. 4 clients caught 8 tuna, 1 Marlin and one spearfish.

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend using these guys! We got a huge fish!

September 28, 2022

Will and his crew (Thomas & Nate) did a fantastic job showing us a great time while making sure everyone stayed safe. They were very professional but just as enthusiastic as we were when we hooked into fish. It was a great day catching a bunch of fish! Couldn’t believe I got to land a spearfish!

September 28, 2022

Didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time on a fishing charter. Captain James was amazing and helped to explain everything before we got under way. The crew were so helpful and explained how everything would work once we hooked up to a fish. Shortly after the tutorial we hooked up to a striped marlin on the way out. After a good battle, we already had one fish on board and it was even 7:30am!! Pretty great start to the day. Captain James also did a great job of pointing out dolphins, pilot whales and other animals during the charter for phot opportunities. He also frequently found huge “piles” of birds which apparently are the tell-tale signs of fish at the surface.

During the charter, we caught a striped marlin and a skipjack tuna. Totally fun times and I’ll definitely be booking with Captain James again. What a great time for my first experience!

September 28, 2022

Great morning with Will and Tom! They worked hard for us and hooked 2 fish. Saw dolphins and whales as an extra treat. They fileted the fish for us and made a great dinner. So glad we chose Whipsaw for our fishing trip

September 28, 2022

Such a fun day!! Everything was perfect. We had the best crew and caught a Mahi Mahi and Marlin. It was relaxing and thrilling all at once.

September 28, 2022

Fishing on the Whipsaw was such a blast! The crew were super nice and helped me catch my first 60 pounder. Definitely will be fishing with these guys next time I come to hawaii.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Went out on a 4 hour afternoon private charter with Whipsaw Sportfishing and was very happy with the crew and the accomodations. Captain Will and Tom were very well prepared for our journey. Within the first hour we had a Yellow Fin Tuna in the boat. By the second hour we landed a Mahi Mahi. Captain Will and Tom were very accomodating to all our needs and put us on some fish. He even cleaned our catch for us. We didnt know this wasnt the norm since everywhere we have fished in the past, this was a given. We found out later that most Captains in Hawaii keep the catch for themselves. We did have a bit of a challenge finding a restuarant to cook them for us, so be sure to plan for a cookout on the beach if you do keep your catch. These guys were awesome. Definitely recommend and will use again next time in Oahu. Thank you Captain Will and Tom for a fun afternoon on the water. It was the highlight of our trip.

September 28, 2022

Captain James came through! I had friends visiting from the mainland and booked the Whipsaw because they have one of the best catch rates for Honolulu charter boats. Captain James gave a safety orientation and then we were underway. 1st mate Nate gave an awesome fishing orientation that included info for the novice & experienced fisherman. The trend for the week we went was that most boats weren’t catching so I prepared my mainland friends for possibly a long boat ride. However Captain James brought us into one of the largest aku piles I had ever seen. Along with four other boats, we worked the pile but unfortunately they weren’t biting but what an amazing site to get to witness. Even if we didn’t hook up, I was already satisfied. Over the course of the day we had two knockdowns, one of which was marlin and 1st mate Nate aggressively reeled and free spooled to see if the marlin would give us a second chance to hook up but it just didn’t happen. Towards the end of the day we decided to run the 40 fathom ledge heading back to dock to see if we could catch an ono. Much to our surprise we ended up hooking up and landing a 20 pound yellowfin tuna. A very happy ending for a full day of fishing. The crew cleaned the fish so there was sashimi for everyone. I have been on many charter boats but in all my years, the Whipsaw is one of the nicest boats with a very hospitable crew. I booked their boat two other times and fished with Captain Will & 1st mate Tom and they as well are true professionals. On top of it all, the air conditioned cabin is a nice treat to beat the heat. I will definitely book the Whipsaw in the future.

September 28, 2022

What a day with Captain James and Nate! This was an experience of a lifetime. The crew was amazing. James and Nate were professional, personable and experts in their trade. We caught a beautiful yellowfin and would go back out again in a heartbeat. Whipsaw Sportfishing is the real deal!

September 28, 2022

What a WONDERFUL experience. Captain Will and Tom made our morning trip exactly what we were hoping for.
Calm atmosphere while being personable, educational and enjoying some laughs. We had a few bites but ended our day catching a good sized Ono which made our day!!

I will say Will and Tom went above and beyond- we discussed fishing traditions, life stories, points of interest for our vacation as well as different ways to cook/eat our catch!

I believe they went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our charter experience as well as leaving with a fond, memorable experience.

10/10 would recommend to friends/family/ strangers they were just that great.

Will & Tom are an awesome team- if you’re lucky enough to book them, then you’re very lucky indeed.

Mahalo!

September 28, 2022

Awesome guys who love to fish. Landed a super rare Hawaiian sailfish.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

I would highly recommend Whipsaw sportfishing… My 14 year old son and i went out with Will and Tom and caught a couple mahi mahi and sharks… But the day was slow overall and the guys had to really work for the bites. I appreciated the professionalism and passion for their craft. It was obvious that they were doing everything they could to put us on fish. Slow days on the water are what separates good crews from the ok crews. These guys stayed upbeat and positive the entire time and made us feel very welcome, Ive done a few charters in multiple locations and these guys were the best by far.

January 28, 2022

Captain James and his first mates Tom and Isaac were awesome! Half day charter. Brought in a blue marlin and had great day on water. Will do it again! #Whipsaw1

January 28, 2022

Had a great time fishing 8 hours on a private charter 2 different days during our vacation. Captain Will did a great job finding fish for us. Deck hands were amazing at helping us with the fish along with marking sure we were comfortable and answering any questions we had throughout our day. Would definitely book with them again.

February 28, 2022

Caught an Ono! Totally worth it!

May 28, 2022

Fished with Capt Will and First Mate Tom on 04/27/22 with my wife and youngest daughter. Both know their stuff. Capt Will put us on the fish and Tom really knows how to run the deck. My daughter caught the first fish of the day and the largest, a 37 lb Ono (Wahoo). She was beyond excited. We kept 5 tuna, released a Mahi Mahi and had several more strikes. Fishing wasn’t the whole trip. We got to see Pilot Whales up close, as well as flying fish, many different bird species and a USN submarine (on the surface) escorted us along for about an hour. The boat is comfortable and easy to fish from. I would highly recommend Whipsaw Sportfishing! Thanks again Will and Tom!

Tom, Stephanie and Ajia

May 28, 2022

Great experience.

May 28, 2022

Great experience! James and Tom were great. Tom had extreme knowledge and was made it fun for everyone

May 28, 2022

We had an awesome crew Captain James and Tom provided an awesome experience. We did the 6 hour fishing tour and had a great time. They took us to their spots and we were able to catch a 35 pound tuna. They crew was knowledgeable and answered any questions you asked. I would highly recommend fishing with them. They provide ice and clean your catch for you. Thanks again to the crew. Y’all were awesome. When we return to Hawaii, we will definitely use y’all again. And to any of my friends coming out here. Make a reservation with the. You won’t be sorry

May 28, 2022

When the best times of my life, I couldn’t wait to get to Hawaii and when I had a chance to charter a boat this is the one I chose. The captain and crew were awesome. Although we only caught a 35 pound tuna It was worth everything I always dreamed of.Please book these guys they are awesome and I would definitely book them again next time we are in Hawaii.

June 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom are amazing people. They truly care about your experience on the boat. The detail in which they take care of you and the boat is second to none. They are incredibly positive the entire trip whether the reels are spooling or it’s a quiet day on the beautiful Pacific. They each will take the time to talk and chat it up. If you are truly looking for a one of a kind experience on the water and not just someone that is there for the almighty dollar. Book the Whipsaw with Captain Will and Tom. You will not regret it. We truly appreciate the amazing day on the water and look forward to our next trip to the island for another great day with Captain Will and Tom on the Whipsaw.

June 28, 2022

Great time with Captain Teoni and Sam. Both gentlemen were very informative on the ins and outs of deep sea fishing, and worked diligently in helping us to catch a fish. The vessel Play N Hooky is well equipped and maintained very clean. During our 3/4 day trip, we were able to reel in a Mahi Mahi and Tuna. The entire family had a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Definitely recommended.

July 28, 2022

Captain Rush and his First Mate Tom were top notch! The boat was clean and comfortable. We started catching fish soon after taking off. Highly recommend The Whipsaw to anyone looking to get after tuna, marlin, or Mahi mahi. Worth every penny!

July 28, 2022

Thank you Whipsaw for a fabulous day out on the water! Very professional and knowledgeable captain and crew that put you on fish using the latest technology in fishing gear. I highly recommend you charter this boat for an experience of a lifetime! Thank you Captain Will, and crew Tom and Will.

September 28, 2022

Best charter in the biz! 10/10 recommend

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and his team were great. They helped my special needs son have an amazing day fishing. He can’t stop talking about the Mahi-Mahi he reeled in, and the size of the Marlin that we landed. Awesome crew, highly recommended!

September 28, 2022

My wife and myself are here in Hawaii for 10 days. We are celebrating my 50th Birthday, which is on September 10th!
Being a die hard Largemouth Bass Angler, I had to book a fishing trip! The lists were long and the reviews were plenty! Many of them were atrocious!! Folks not getting a trip that they paid for. No refunds. Rude crews, etc..
Whipsaw had what we were looking for! After reading through their reviews, we were pleased and booked a 4 hr shared trip! The trip was focused on going after Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, etc!! These are fish that I only see on tv and eat in restaurants back home in Virginia! Capt Will called me, and we spoke about the older reviews which weren’t all that great. He assured me that since he has been on board, customer service has improved greatly!! We covered specifics, managed the payment, and I ended the call very pleased! He took time out to call me and take care of loose ends and answer my questions/concerns!
The day arrived and I met Capt Will and his First Mate Tom aboard, “The Whipsaw” Once all 6 of us were present, we boarded, went over some safety information, and other important things, and we took off!
I sat in awe as I watched Tom set up all the tackle, and get lines out into the water! We were, “Trolling” on this trip.
The water was, “Very Rough,” per Capt Will. We reached a marker buoy that indicated we were in 6,000ft of water. The boat was being rocked by 5 to 7 ft swells, per Capt Will!! His maneuvering skills and Tom’s attention to detail kept us safe, inspite of the conditions!
The decision was made to switch to live bait, and we stopped trolling. Tom pulled out what I thought were ballyhoo (live bait) and switched to a live rig. I’m convinced that Tom secretly is Spider-Man as he was sure footed while the boat was taking on the swells. He got the rig out, and within minutes, “Fish On!!” He called out to our numbered rod holder to get into the fighting chair!!
The fish fought just as hard as the swells, but we landed a Beautiful 30+Inch Mahi-Mahi!
There weren’t any other fish in the area, and the Capt decided that with the conditions, we should turn around, troll, and head back in. We all wanted more fishing action, but we made it back in with no more action. Tom brought in all the rigs, and secured all the tackle. Soon we were back in the slip. Capt Will and Tom did an excellent job! They were apologetic re; the fishing, but we’re more concerned about each of our experiences and what we thought about the trip/experience! Very professional! When we come back to Hawaii, I will definitely book with Whipsaw again!! As long as Capt Will and Tom are still around!!

John and Michelle Futrell

September 28, 2022

Mike and Sean did a good job of keeping us into the day of fishing. It was a fun time fishing in Hawaii

September 28, 2014

Far Far Far exceeded our expectations. Captain/Crew/Boat included.

September 28, 2014

What a great evening we had with whipsaw sport fishing! Don, Mike and Dylan made our families experience memorable. From landing a wahoo my sons first big catch on Hawaiian water we had a fantastic time! Highly recommended

September 28, 2014

The service was excellent. the boat was very comfortable, and the fish were very cooperative. The guys were very professional and entertaining.

September 28, 2015

You must experience this! Don Hackman and his crew were extremely professional and great to hang out with. Most importantly Don knew exactly where to go and I caught a 200lb Ahi which I ate on for days!! I felt very safe and had a great time, I highly recommend a full day charter!

September 28, 2015

First time on an offshore charter and what a great day.
Much thanks to Skipper Mike and Crew, Bob.
9 Ono & 2 Wahi Wahi and everybody caught fish.
Certainly good value and we will do this again on our next trip.
2 Aussies.

September 28, 2015

Captain Mike was great. We had a wonderful day and had good luck we caught a striped marlin

September 28, 2015

The captain and deckhand on the Whipsaw gave me my best deep sea fishing trip yet. the crew is highly knowledgeable and knew how to bring the fish in the boat. They also were very sociable and made me feel comfortable. A productive day catching 6 mahi mahi, and 1 small tuna. A definite 5 star rating, thanks

September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016

My wife and I went on a full day private charter with Jerry and Captain Duffey yesterday. WOW! Where to begin, it was the best fishing experience of my life! Right off the bat my wife caught a gorgeous Mahi Mahi, then about 45 minutes later I brought in a Sailfish!!! Then out of nowhere we hook a blue marlin, got him in the boat, and caught a couple more mahi mahi. We had a phenomenal fishing trip and it was one for the books. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys! Just do it!

September 28, 2016

These guys are kind of the “Seal Team 6” of Oahu sport fishing . They want the fish more than you do. They keep their gear in tip top shape and play their cards close to their chest. They’re fisherman in blood and bone.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2018

Highly recommended. Nice boat and gear. Friendly crew. Captain Eric and Ron are good at what they do and are kind and fun.

September 28, 2018

Wonderful crew ! great day of fishing will use them on our next trip also

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Captain Rick and Conner were awesome. The day we went out the fish weren’t really biting so we did quite a bit of trolling before they decided to switch it up and use live bait. Really appreciated all of the effort and knowledge they brought. With the live bait we caught a couple of Mahi Mahi right away!

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2019

Didn’t catch many fish but the crew was very hospitable and nice, they kept the boat very clean, very chill. Great charter. We did better than the other boats on the water, just not a good day for fishing.

September 28, 2019

I have been on a few charters before, but this one was exceptional. Very clean cabin and very nice crew. We came back with my first marlin with my father loosing another which was roughly 120lb, despite this the rest of the boats couldn’t get a bite. One of the best days of my life.

September 28, 2019

Great time! Crew were cool guys and knowledgeable. Didn’t catch much, but we all had fun.

September 28, 2019

Fished with Whipsaw Sat July 6, 2019. To Start off I want to say this was my first time deep sea fishing. And I fish a lot back home 4-5 days a week (freshwater). I also want to say that the people below me who gave bad reviews for not catching anything are ridiculous. It’s fishing folks not catching!!!! the captains and deck hands live off tips and fish. So trust me when I say they will do everything in their power to get you a fish. Unfortunately some days the fish don’t bite for some reason unknown to man. Now with that being said today was amazing. Started off with a 500+ Marlin on the line 30 min into the trip. He shook the hook. Little while longer we had 2 more on but they just hit the bait and didn’t allow us to set the hook. Finally a few hours later a marlin bit and allowed me to get the fish of a lifetime in the boat. Now to thank everyone. Denise is who answered the phone when I called to book the trip. Very nice and was accommodating and understanding that I only had one day to fish and she got me in. Next I want to thank James and Brenden. These guys are top notch and are by far the best guides I’ve ever had on any trip I’ve ever been on. And now to thank Don. He is the owner. When we got back to the dock he was just as excited as me and his hands about my fish. and He also was very helpful on places to have a replica made. This place is the best… I already asked what days they had available in the next few weeks because I’m coming back.

September 28, 2019

They Captain and Deck hands are absolutely great! If we get back to Oahu definitely looking to go fishing with them again.

September 28, 2020

I have been on many game charters around the world, Cabo San Lucas, Vanuatu, Fiji, Rarotonga, Carins, NZ and I have to say Whipsaw would be the best hands down! Right from stepping on the boat, Captain Will gave the best boat safety briefing I have seen, then Brenden, the 1st mate gave a straight up session of the do’s and dont’s when hooking up in the chair. We landed a 459lb Blue, huge thanks to Capt Will, Brenden and Tom for great day on the deep blue.

September 28, 2020

Booked a full day shared trip for my 15yo son’s birthday. The captain and mate were very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone had a good time and we caught several fish. It was definitely a memory of a lifetime for my son! Thank you!

September 28, 2020

Amazing time out fishing with Captain Will and Tom. They had us hooking fish immediately, and it stayed hot. Great experience, highly recommend!

September 28, 2020

Amazing trip! Booked last minute and was lucky to get Will and Tom. Comfy boat and great fishing!

September 28, 2020

Great Charter! Captain Will and Tom were very professional. Great safety demo and procedural brief before we left port. They worked hard to keep us in the fish, which they did!

September 28, 2020

Captain Will and Tom were nothing short of amazing. We booked an extremely last minute fishing charter. We met up at 0530 and left immediately. Will already had a lead on where to get to a good fishing spot, and as soon as we got there we snagged four Mahi Mahi and three tuna. The experience was a bucket list item for me and the crew didn’t fail to impress me. There’s literally nothing like catching a big fish right out of the ocean. I’m already planning my next trip here and want to do this again. I’m hooked and want to catch more!!! No he

September 28, 2020

Fished on Whipsaw on Oct 28, 2020. Captain Will and Tom were great. I fish on a lot of charters all over the world—This boat is extremely well set up with the best tackle and safety gear available. We cruised about 15 miles offshore and found floating FAD debris (looked like a telephone pole floating vertically). Wife and I landed double Mahi Mahi on the first pass. We pulled a dozen or so small YellowFin Tuna and another Mahi. Also bridled a couple of the Tuna (love baited with them) and had huge hits—lost both of them though. We released several tuna for another day, then headed home. Very comfy cabin with cold AC, coffee, microwave, etc.

September 28, 2022

I just spent a week in Oahu and the highlight of my trip was most definitely on Whipsaw Sportfishing. I’ve been on many fishing trips in the past but this one is by far the best and my favorite. I reeled in a beautiful Mahi-Mahi. Captain James and Tom worked very hard to make our trip fun, exciting, and enjoyable! I would so love to do this again!!

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Capt Will and deckhand Tommy are very professional. I love the way the run there boat and anyone should check there service out. Well recommend.

September 28, 2022

For my first time had a blast didn’t catch tuna but it was worth it crew was awesome, helpful, respectful and super nicer definitely recommend!

September 28, 2022

What a trip! We saw humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles at the dock, and caught a mackerel and a 20 lb skipjack tuna.

Captain Will was in command and he had a clean 35’ Cabo flybridge. The deck hand was Thomas, and they worked well together.

You will not see western Hawai’i like you will from the sea, you’ll be amazed at its beauty. See pics.

The seas can be rough, so if you get seasick easily I wouldn’t go. It was 3-hours of rocking heading back. We loved it though — a true adventure vs laying on a beach reading damn book.

At the end Captain Will sliced up the tuna and offered us to take w us. Make sure you feed the sea turtles and dog “Sushi” hanging out waiting for scraps!

PS: bring your own drinks, including alcohol. None are supplied by the boat. We would have given anything to crack open a cold beer on the trek back!

September 28, 2022

Great outdoor!

September 28, 2022

Whether you are a sportfishing enthusiast or it’s your first time, Whipsaw is the best charter boat on Oahu, HANDS DOWN. We went out with Tom and Captain Will and they were fantastic. You can tell within the first few minutes of meeting the crew that they know their stuff. Will had a game plan before we even left the dock and he was spot on. We caught two BIG Marlin and got to take home as much Marlin as we could possibly eat. We ended up giving some fish friends too. The whole evolution is so much fun, even if it’s not your turn to be in the chair. You will not be disappointed.

September 28, 2022

Will and Tom, Hands down, 110% best charter I’ve ever been on. 3 for 3 on blue marlin (release the one that we could safely release). If you don’t understand what 3for3 on blue marlin means, then You need to Fish more. Can’t pay for an experience like Will and Tom produce. I run a small fishing boat out of San Diego, and been on 20+ Sportfishing charters and these dudes are by far the best out there. Only boat I’ll recommending Oahu.

September 28, 2022

Awesome experience, great atmosphere, and we hooked two marlin and caught them both! Beautiful views and clean professional crew! Highly recommend! Edit! We caught a 3rd marlin and released it! Such a blast!

September 28, 2022

Awesome trip! Well worth the money. He definitely knows where to go and what to do. Deck hand tony also very knowledgeable.

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom were absolutely amazing! Not only was the boat clean, had AC and a bathroom but the crew was so hardworking. My husband and I were down for his 30th birthday and had no luck on a previous charter so these guys saved the day and took it upon themselves to make sure he caught a fish. We caught 3 huge fish! My husband caught a 68 in 34 lb short billed spearfish. I caught a 48 in 18lb mahi mahi. The other gentleman with us caught a 62in 31lb mahi mahi. They cleaned and brine the fish for us and even gave us a recipe for poke. We also saw other sea life including humpback whales and huge sea turtle that hang out at the dock. We will definitely come back and fish with these guys again! Say hi to sushi the dog if you see him at the dock! Mahalo !

September 28, 2022

Captain Mike and first mate Tom took good care of our party of 6. The boat was super clean and the crewed worked hard at making sure we were in the fish and having a good time! We caught two dorado and 5 tuna !! Very friendly outfit! We left happy. Thank you Whipsaw Fishing!!!

September 28, 2022

Whipsaw did not disappoint! Tom was an amazing first mate and hustled to keep our lines in the fish! Captain Mike knew the spots and we slayed all day! 100% will be back! Best day fishing in Hawaii money can buy!

September 28, 2022

Fun trip!! Would definitely go again! Super knowledgeable, friendly, optimistic and good vibes all around!!

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome day with the Whipsaw crew! Neither of us had done a fishing charter before and the crew was very knowledgeable and helpful. Both my boyfriend and I caught a tuna and got to enjoy a day on the beautiful blue waters of Hawaii. 10/10 recommend!

September 28, 2022

Captain Will is great at the helm! Very safe and skilled. Will also knows how to catch fish! His crew are very fish savvy and skilled on deck handling the rods like pro’s. This crew is young, enthusiastic, and super respectful and friendly.
Oh! Yes! This boat finds fish. 4 clients caught 8 tuna, 1 Marlin and one spearfish.

September 28, 2022

We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend using these guys! We got a huge fish!

September 28, 2022

Will and his crew (Thomas & Nate) did a fantastic job showing us a great time while making sure everyone stayed safe. They were very professional but just as enthusiastic as we were when we hooked into fish. It was a great day catching a bunch of fish! Couldn’t believe I got to land a spearfish!

September 28, 2022

Didn’t know what to expect since it was my first time on a fishing charter. Captain James was amazing and helped to explain everything before we got under way. The crew were so helpful and explained how everything would work once we hooked up to a fish. Shortly after the tutorial we hooked up to a striped marlin on the way out. After a good battle, we already had one fish on board and it was even 7:30am!! Pretty great start to the day. Captain James also did a great job of pointing out dolphins, pilot whales and other animals during the charter for phot opportunities. He also frequently found huge “piles” of birds which apparently are the tell-tale signs of fish at the surface.

During the charter, we caught a striped marlin and a skipjack tuna. Totally fun times and I’ll definitely be booking with Captain James again. What a great time for my first experience!

September 28, 2022

Great morning with Will and Tom! They worked hard for us and hooked 2 fish. Saw dolphins and whales as an extra treat. They fileted the fish for us and made a great dinner. So glad we chose Whipsaw for our fishing trip

September 28, 2022

Such a fun day!! Everything was perfect. We had the best crew and caught a Mahi Mahi and Marlin. It was relaxing and thrilling all at once.

September 28, 2022

Fishing on the Whipsaw was such a blast! The crew were super nice and helped me catch my first 60 pounder. Definitely will be fishing with these guys next time I come to hawaii.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Went out on a 4 hour afternoon private charter with Whipsaw Sportfishing and was very happy with the crew and the accomodations. Captain Will and Tom were very well prepared for our journey. Within the first hour we had a Yellow Fin Tuna in the boat. By the second hour we landed a Mahi Mahi. Captain Will and Tom were very accomodating to all our needs and put us on some fish. He even cleaned our catch for us. We didnt know this wasnt the norm since everywhere we have fished in the past, this was a given. We found out later that most Captains in Hawaii keep the catch for themselves. We did have a bit of a challenge finding a restuarant to cook them for us, so be sure to plan for a cookout on the beach if you do keep your catch. These guys were awesome. Definitely recommend and will use again next time in Oahu. Thank you Captain Will and Tom for a fun afternoon on the water. It was the highlight of our trip.

September 28, 2022

Captain James came through! I had friends visiting from the mainland and booked the Whipsaw because they have one of the best catch rates for Honolulu charter boats. Captain James gave a safety orientation and then we were underway. 1st mate Nate gave an awesome fishing orientation that included info for the novice & experienced fisherman. The trend for the week we went was that most boats weren’t catching so I prepared my mainland friends for possibly a long boat ride. However Captain James brought us into one of the largest aku piles I had ever seen. Along with four other boats, we worked the pile but unfortunately they weren’t biting but what an amazing site to get to witness. Even if we didn’t hook up, I was already satisfied. Over the course of the day we had two knockdowns, one of which was marlin and 1st mate Nate aggressively reeled and free spooled to see if the marlin would give us a second chance to hook up but it just didn’t happen. Towards the end of the day we decided to run the 40 fathom ledge heading back to dock to see if we could catch an ono. Much to our surprise we ended up hooking up and landing a 20 pound yellowfin tuna. A very happy ending for a full day of fishing. The crew cleaned the fish so there was sashimi for everyone. I have been on many charter boats but in all my years, the Whipsaw is one of the nicest boats with a very hospitable crew. I booked their boat two other times and fished with Captain Will & 1st mate Tom and they as well are true professionals. On top of it all, the air conditioned cabin is a nice treat to beat the heat. I will definitely book the Whipsaw in the future.

September 28, 2022

What a day with Captain James and Nate! This was an experience of a lifetime. The crew was amazing. James and Nate were professional, personable and experts in their trade. We caught a beautiful yellowfin and would go back out again in a heartbeat. Whipsaw Sportfishing is the real deal!

September 28, 2022

What a WONDERFUL experience. Captain Will and Tom made our morning trip exactly what we were hoping for.
Calm atmosphere while being personable, educational and enjoying some laughs. We had a few bites but ended our day catching a good sized Ono which made our day!!

I will say Will and Tom went above and beyond- we discussed fishing traditions, life stories, points of interest for our vacation as well as different ways to cook/eat our catch!

I believe they went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our charter experience as well as leaving with a fond, memorable experience.

10/10 would recommend to friends/family/ strangers they were just that great.

Will & Tom are an awesome team- if you’re lucky enough to book them, then you’re very lucky indeed.

Mahalo!

September 28, 2022

Awesome guys who love to fish. Landed a super rare Hawaiian sailfish.

September 28, 2022
October 28, 2021

I would highly recommend Whipsaw sportfishing… My 14 year old son and i went out with Will and Tom and caught a couple mahi mahi and sharks… But the day was slow overall and the guys had to really work for the bites. I appreciated the professionalism and passion for their craft. It was obvious that they were doing everything they could to put us on fish. Slow days on the water are what separates good crews from the ok crews. These guys stayed upbeat and positive the entire time and made us feel very welcome, Ive done a few charters in multiple locations and these guys were the best by far.

January 28, 2022

Captain James and his first mates Tom and Isaac were awesome! Half day charter. Brought in a blue marlin and had great day on water. Will do it again! #Whipsaw1

February 28, 2022

Had a great time fishing 8 hours on a private charter 2 different days during our vacation. Captain Will did a great job finding fish for us. Deck hands were amazing at helping us with the fish along with marking sure we were comfortable and answering any questions we had throughout our day. Would definitely book with them again.

February 28, 2022

Caught an Ono! Totally worth it!

May 28, 2022

Fished with Capt Will and First Mate Tom on 04/27/22 with my wife and youngest daughter. Both know their stuff. Capt Will put us on the fish and Tom really knows how to run the deck. My daughter caught the first fish of the day and the largest, a 37 lb Ono (Wahoo). She was beyond excited. We kept 5 tuna, released a Mahi Mahi and had several more strikes. Fishing wasn’t the whole trip. We got to see Pilot Whales up close, as well as flying fish, many different bird species and a USN submarine (on the surface) escorted us along for about an hour. The boat is comfortable and easy to fish from. I would highly recommend Whipsaw Sportfishing! Thanks again Will and Tom!

Tom, Stephanie and Ajia

May 28, 2022

Great experience.

May 28, 2022

Great experience! James and Tom were great. Tom had extreme knowledge and was made it fun for everyone

May 28, 2022

We had an awesome crew Captain James and Tom provided an awesome experience. We did the 6 hour fishing tour and had a great time. They took us to their spots and we were able to catch a 35 pound tuna. They crew was knowledgeable and answered any questions you asked. I would highly recommend fishing with them. They provide ice and clean your catch for you. Thanks again to the crew. Y’all were awesome. When we return to Hawaii, we will definitely use y’all again. And to any of my friends coming out here. Make a reservation with the. You won’t be sorry

May 28, 2022

When the best times of my life, I couldn’t wait to get to Hawaii and when I had a chance to charter a boat this is the one I chose. The captain and crew were awesome. Although we only caught a 35 pound tuna It was worth everything I always dreamed of.Please book these guys they are awesome and I would definitely book them again next time we are in Hawaii.

June 28, 2022

Captain Will and Tom are amazing people. They truly care about your experience on the boat. The detail in which they take care of you and the boat is second to none. They are incredibly positive the entire trip whether the reels are spooling or it’s a quiet day on the beautiful Pacific. They each will take the time to talk and chat it up. If you are truly looking for a one of a kind experience on the water and not just someone that is there for the almighty dollar. Book the Whipsaw with Captain Will and Tom. You will not regret it. We truly appreciate the amazing day on the water and look forward to our next trip to the island for another great day with Captain Will and Tom on the Whipsaw.

June 28, 2022

Great time with Captain Teoni and Sam. Both gentlemen were very informative on the ins and outs of deep sea fishing, and worked diligently in helping us to catch a fish. The vessel Play N Hooky is well equipped and maintained very clean. During our 3/4 day trip, we were able to reel in a Mahi Mahi and Tuna. The entire family had a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Definitely recommended.

July 28, 2022

Captain Rush and his First Mate Tom were top notch! The boat was clean and comfortable. We started catching fish soon after taking off. Highly recommend The Whipsaw to anyone looking to get after tuna, marlin, or Mahi mahi. Worth every penny!

July 28, 2022

Thank you Whipsaw for a fabulous day out on the water! Very professional and knowledgeable captain and crew that put you on fish using the latest technology in fishing gear. I highly recommend you charter this boat for an experience of a lifetime! Thank you Captain Will, and crew Tom and Will.

September 28, 2022

Best charter in the biz! 10/10 recommend

September 28, 2022

Captain Will and his team were great. They helped my special needs son have an amazing day fishing. He can’t stop talking about the Mahi-Mahi he reeled in, and the size of the Marlin that we landed. Awesome crew, highly recommended!

September 28, 2022

My wife and myself are here in Hawaii for 10 days. We are celebrating my 50th Birthday, which is on September 10th!
Being a die hard Largemouth Bass Angler, I had to book a fishing trip! The lists were long and the reviews were plenty! Many of them were atrocious!! Folks not getting a trip that they paid for. No refunds. Rude crews, etc..
Whipsaw had what we were looking for! After reading through their reviews, we were pleased and booked a 4 hr shared trip! The trip was focused on going after Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, etc!! These are fish that I only see on tv and eat in restaurants back home in Virginia! Capt Will called me, and we spoke about the older reviews which weren’t all that great. He assured me that since he has been on board, customer service has improved greatly!! We covered specifics, managed the payment, and I ended the call very pleased! He took time out to call me and take care of loose ends and answer my questions/concerns!
The day arrived and I met Capt Will and his First Mate Tom aboard, “The Whipsaw” Once all 6 of us were present, we boarded, went over some safety information, and other important things, and we took off!
I sat in awe as I watched Tom set up all the tackle, and get lines out into the water! We were, “Trolling” on this trip.
The water was, “Very Rough,” per Capt Will. We reached a marker buoy that indicated we were in 6,000ft of water. The boat was being rocked by 5 to 7 ft swells, per Capt Will!! His maneuvering skills and Tom’s attention to detail kept us safe, inspite of the conditions!
The decision was made to switch to live bait, and we stopped trolling. Tom pulled out what I thought were ballyhoo (live bait) and switched to a live rig. I’m convinced that Tom secretly is Spider-Man as he was sure footed while the boat was taking on the swells. He got the rig out, and within minutes, “Fish On!!” He called out to our numbered rod holder to get into the fighting chair!!
The fish fought just as hard as the swells, but we landed a Beautiful 30+Inch Mahi-Mahi!
There weren’t any other fish in the area, and the Capt decided that with the conditions, we should turn around, troll, and head back in. We all wanted more fishing action, but we made it back in with no more action. Tom brought in all the rigs, and secured all the tackle. Soon we were back in the slip. Capt Will and Tom did an excellent job! They were apologetic re; the fishing, but we’re more concerned about each of our experiences and what we thought about the trip/experience! Very professional! When we come back to Hawaii, I will definitely book with Whipsaw again!! As long as Capt Will and Tom are still around!!

John and Michelle Futrell

September 22, 2022

Mike and Sean did a good job of keeping us into the day of fishing. It was a fun time fishing in Hawaii

September 28, 2014

Far Far Far exceeded our expectations. Captain/Crew/Boat included.

September 28, 2014

What a great evening we had with whipsaw sport fishing! Don, Mike and Dylan made our families experience memorable. From landing a wahoo my sons first big catch on Hawaiian water we had a fantastic time! Highly recommended

September 28, 2014

The service was excellent. the boat was very comfortable, and the fish were very cooperative. The guys were very professional and entertaining.

September 28, 2015

You must experience this! Don Hackman and his crew were extremely professional and great to hang out with. Most importantly Don knew exactly where to go and I caught a 200lb Ahi which I ate on for days!! I felt very safe and had a great time, I highly recommend a full day charter!

September 28, 2015

First time on an offshore charter and what a great day.
Much thanks to Skipper Mike and Crew, Bob.
9 Ono & 2 Wahi Wahi and everybody caught fish.
Certainly good value and we will do this again on our next trip.
2 Aussies.

September 28, 2015

Captain Mike was great. We had a wonderful day and had good luck we caught a striped marlin

September 28, 2015

The captain and deckhand on the Whipsaw gave me my best deep sea fishing trip yet. the crew is highly knowledgeable and knew how to bring the fish in the boat. They also were very sociable and made me feel comfortable. A productive day catching 6 mahi mahi, and 1 small tuna. A definite 5 star rating, thanks

September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016

My wife and I went on a full day private charter with Jerry and Captain Duffey yesterday. WOW! Where to begin, it was the best fishing experience of my life! Right off the bat my wife caught a gorgeous Mahi Mahi, then about 45 minutes later I brought in a Sailfish!!! Then out of nowhere we hook a blue marlin, got him in the boat, and caught a couple more mahi mahi. We had a phenomenal fishing trip and it was one for the books. Don’t hesitate to book with these guys! Just do it!

September 28, 2016

These guys are kind of the “Seal Team 6” of Oahu sport fishing . They want the fish more than you do. They keep their gear in tip top shape and play their cards close to their chest. They’re fisherman in blood and bone.

September 28, 2017
September 28, 2018

Highly recommended. Nice boat and gear. Friendly crew. Captain Eric and Ron are good at what they do and are kind and fun.

September 28, 2018

Wonderful crew ! great day of fishing will use them on our next trip also

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Captain Rick and Conner were awesome. The day we went out the fish weren’t really biting so we did quite a bit of trolling before they decided to switch it up and use live bait. Really appreciated all of the effort and knowledge they brought. With the live bait we caught a couple of Mahi Mahi right away!

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2019

Didn’t catch many fish but the crew was very hospitable and nice, they kept the boat very clean, very chill. Great charter. We did better than the other boats on the water, just not a good day for fishing.

September 28, 2019

I have been on a few charters before, but this one was exceptional. Very clean cabin and very nice crew. We came back with my first marlin with my father loosing another which was roughly 120lb, despite this the rest of the boats couldn’t get a bite. One of the best days of my life.

September 28, 2019

Great time! Crew were cool guys and knowledgeable. Didn’t catch much, but we all had fun.

September 28, 2019

Fished with Whipsaw Sat July 6, 2019. To Start off I want to say this was my first time deep sea fishing. And I fish a lot back home 4-5 days a week (freshwater). I also want to say that the people below me who gave bad reviews for not catching anything are ridiculous. It’s fishing folks not catching!!!! the captains and deck hands live off tips and fish. So trust me when I say they will do everything in their power to get you a fish. Unfortunately some days the fish don’t bite for some reason unknown to man. Now with that being said today was amazing. Started off with a 500+ Marlin on the line 30 min into the trip. He shook the hook. Little while longer we had 2 more on but they just hit the bait and didn’t allow us to set the hook. Finally a few hours later a marlin bit and allowed me to get the fish of a lifetime in the boat. Now to thank everyone. Denise is who answered the phone when I called to book the trip. Very nice and was accommodating and understanding that I only had one day to fish and she got me in. Next I want to thank James and Brenden. These guys are top notch and are by far the best guides I’ve ever had on any trip I’ve ever been on. And now to thank Don. He is the owner. When we got back to the dock he was just as excited as me and his hands about my fish. and He also was very helpful on places to have a replica made. This place is the best… I already asked what days they had available in the next few weeks because I’m coming back.

September 28, 2019

They Captain and Deck hands are absolutely great! If we get back to Oahu definitely looking to go fishing with them again.

September 28, 2020

I have been on many game charters around the world, Cabo San Lucas, Vanuatu, Fiji, Rarotonga, Carins, NZ and I have to say Whipsaw would be the best hands down! Right from stepping on the boat, Captain Will gave the best boat safety briefing I have seen, then Brenden, the 1st mate gave a straight up session of the do’s and dont’s when hooking up in the chair. We landed a 459lb Blue, huge thanks to Capt Will, Brenden and Tom for great day on the deep blue.

September 28, 2020

Booked a full day shared trip for my 15yo son’s birthday. The captain and mate were very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone had a good time and we caught several fish. It was definitely a memory of a lifetime for my son! Thank you!

September 28, 2020

Amazing time out fishing with Captain Will and Tom. They had us hooking fish immediately, and it stayed hot. Great experience, highly recommend!

September 28, 2020

Amazing trip! Booked last minute and was lucky to get Will and Tom. Comfy boat and great fishing!

September 28, 2020

Great Charter! Captain Will and Tom were very professional. Great safety demo and procedural brief before we left port. They worked hard to keep us in the fish, which they did!

September 28, 2020

Captain Will and Tom were nothing short of amazing. We booked an extremely last minute fishing charter. We met up at 0530 and left immediately. Will already had a lead on where to get to a good fishing spot, and as soon as we got there we snagged four Mahi Mahi and three tuna. The experience was a bucket list item for me and the crew didn’t fail to impress me. There’s literally nothing like catching a big fish right out of the ocean. I’m already planning my next trip here and want to do this again. I’m hooked and want to catch more!!! No he

September 28, 2020

Fished on Whipsaw on Oct 28, 2020. Captain Will and Tom were great. I fish on a lot of charters all over the world—This boat is extremely well set up with the best tackle and safety gear available. We cruised about 15 miles offshore and found floating FAD debris (looked like a telephone pole floating vertically). Wife and I landed double Mahi Mahi on the first pass. We pulled a dozen or so small YellowFin Tuna and another Mahi. Also bridled a couple of the Tuna (love baited with them) and had huge hits—lost both of them though. We released several tuna for another day, then headed home. Very comfy cabin with cold AC, coffee, microwave, etc.

September 28, 2022