Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Great outdoor!

Vinh Dinh
December 29, 2020

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Hannah Sodergren
March 1, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

John Steinbeck
December 29, 2020

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

Caitlin Gordon
March 1, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Keith Saunders
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
July 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
September 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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

Amy Clements
April 29, 2021

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.

Leah Einarsen
April 29, 2021

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.

Ted Lynn-Klimenko
April 29, 2021
Simon Lynn-Klimenko
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

adrian miller
December 29, 2020

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

Levi Smith
January 29, 2021

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 !

A Nurse
January 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
July 29, 2021

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!

Yaron Baitch
July 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

trevor gerrell
December 29, 2020

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.

Grace Kessler
January 29, 2021

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.

Garrett Woody
January 29, 2021

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!

Bo Olthoff
January 29, 2021

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!!!

Leslie Medley
March 1, 2021

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!

Susan Newman
March 1, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
March 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

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

Adam Eckenwiler
September 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018
James Petrides
December 29, 2020

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

Mandy Dorrough
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

Doug Fairrington
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!!

Penny McDill
December 29, 2020

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017
christina wilcox
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

very great day. Excellent crew. I would recommend these awesome guys again… They work their tales off. Awesome!

Google User
November 29, 2019

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.

Max Christopherson
November 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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!

Stewart Chong
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018
Jamie Johnman
November 29, 2018

Great outdoor!

Vinh Dinh
January 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Hannah Sodergren
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

John Steinbeck
January 29, 2021

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

Caitlin Gordon
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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

Amy Clements
May 29, 2021

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.

Leah Einarsen
May 29, 2021

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.

Ted Lynn-Klimenko
May 29, 2021
Simon Lynn-Klimenko
May 29, 2021

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.

Keith Saunders
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
August 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 29, 2021

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!

Rob Bertholf
November 29, 2014

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

adrian miller
January 29, 2021

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

Levi Smith
March 1, 2021

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 !

A Nurse
March 1, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

Yaron Baitch
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 1, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2017

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

trevor gerrell
January 29, 2021

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.

Garrett Woody
March 1, 2021

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!

Bo Olthoff
March 1, 2021

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!!!

Leslie Medley
March 29, 2021

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!

Susan Newman
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
April 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
August 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018
James Petrides
January 29, 2021

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.

Grace Kessler
March 1, 2021

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.

Doug Fairrington
April 29, 2021

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

Mandy Dorrough
April 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021

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

Adam Eckenwiler
November 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 8, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

This boat was so clean that surgical procedures could have been done on the deck. As a germaphobic, i can tell you that I never fail to carry and used hand sanitizer at every opportunity, but not on this boat. he two member team, captain, and crew worked together like a well oiled machine. They were personable, and worked hard the entire trip

Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!!

Penny McDill
January 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 15, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

Max Christopherson
December 29, 2020

Great outdoor!

Vinh Dinh
March 1, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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!

Stewart Chong
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021

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

Adam Eckenwiler
November 8, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Hannah Sodergren
April 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021

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

Adam Eckenwiler
November 15, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 24, 2021

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

Dale Thomas
November 29, 2014

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

John Steinbeck
March 1, 2021

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

Caitlin Gordon
April 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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

Amy Clements
June 29, 2021

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.

Leah Einarsen
June 29, 2021

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.

Ted Lynn-Klimenko
June 29, 2021
Simon Lynn-Klimenko
June 29, 2021

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.

Keith Saunders
July 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
September 29, 2021
Michael Tugman
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

adrian miller
March 1, 2021

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

Levi Smith
March 29, 2021

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 !

A Nurse
March 29, 2021

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!!!

Leslie Medley
April 29, 2021

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!

Susan Newman
April 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
September 29, 2021

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!

Yaron Baitch
September 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

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

Adam Eckenwiler
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

trevor gerrell
March 1, 2021

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.

Grace Kessler
March 29, 2021

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.

Garrett Woody
March 29, 2021

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!

Bo Olthoff
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
May 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

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

Adam Eckenwiler
November 26, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018
James Petrides
March 1, 2021

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.

Doug Fairrington
May 29, 2021

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

Mandy Dorrough
May 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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

Kyle H
November 29, 2021

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.

Max Christopherson
January 29, 2021

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!!

Penny McDill
March 1, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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!

Stewart Chong
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome time, great captain and crew. My son and I won’t forget it for a long time to come

Olpineov
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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

spencer neufeld
November 29, 2021

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

Robert Drake
November 29, 2021

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!

Colin Edwards
November 29, 2021

Great outdoor!

Vinh Dinh
March 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

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

Scott Senters
November 29, 2014

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

Hannah Sodergren
May 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Mike and Shane are a fantastic team. Both are knowledgeable, efficient, and clean. They both have a good sense of humor. My father and I had a great Hawaiian deep sea fishing adventure

Cheerupro
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

John Steinbeck
March 29, 2021

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

Caitlin Gordon
May 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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!

Jason Snider
November 29, 2016

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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

Levi Smith
April 29, 2021

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 !

A Nurse
April 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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

Amy Clements
July 29, 2021

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.

Leah Einarsen
July 29, 2021

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.

Ted Lynn-Klimenko
July 29, 2021
Simon Lynn-Klimenko
July 29, 2021

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.

Keith Saunders
August 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 29, 2021

Had a really good time the boat and crew were awesome and helpful with information about the island this made our experience in Honolulu so much better and i will recommend you to others.

Google User
November 29, 2014

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

The boat was great! The crew was better! We will be a repeat customer. Thank you captain Mike and Shane

E Vatter
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!

adrian miller
March 29, 2021

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.

Garrett Woody
April 29, 2021

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!

Bo Olthoff
April 29, 2021

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!!!

Leslie Medley
May 29, 2021

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!

Susan Newman
May 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
June 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 29, 2021

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!

Yaron Baitch
November 29, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 8, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018
James Petrides
March 29, 2021

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.

trevor gerrell
March 29, 2021

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.

Grace Kessler
April 29, 2021

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

Mandy Dorrough
June 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
July 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 1, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 8, 2021

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

Deskingene
November 29, 2014

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2015

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

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 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

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Martin Cremer
November 29, 2017

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2017

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

Chance S.
November 29, 2019

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

spencer neufeld
December 29, 2020

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

Robert Drake
December 29, 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!

Colin Edwards
December 29, 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

Kyle H
December 29, 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.

Max Christopherson
March 1, 2021

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!!

Penny McDill
March 29, 2021
James Petrides
April 29, 2021

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.

trevor gerrell
April 29, 2021

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!

adrian miller
April 29, 2021

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!

John Steinbeck
April 29, 2021

Great outdoor!

Vinh Dinh
April 29, 2021

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.

Grace Kessler
May 29, 2021

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.

Garrett Woody
May 29, 2021

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!

Bo Olthoff
May 29, 2021

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

Levi Smith
May 29, 2021

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 !

A Nurse
May 29, 2021

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!!!

Leslie Medley
June 29, 2021

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!

Susan Newman
June 29, 2021

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

Caitlin Gordon
June 29, 2021

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!

Hannah Sodergren
June 29, 2021

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.

Doug Fairrington
June 29, 2021

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

Mandy Dorrough
July 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
July 29, 2021

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!

Stewart Chong
July 29, 2021

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

Amy Clements
August 29, 2021

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.

Leah Einarsen
August 29, 2021

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.

Ted Lynn-Klimenko
August 29, 2021
Simon Lynn-Klimenko
August 29, 2021

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.

Keith Saunders
September 29, 2021

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.

Sam Wagenvoord
November 8, 2021

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!

Yaron Baitch
November 8, 2021

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!

paige molloy
November 15, 2021

The crew were informative and engaging. We sat up top at times with capt Rich he explained the strategy and we helped look for birds and fish. Tom discussed lure selection and showed us how he rigged the lines. He gave us instruction on reeling in the fish and gentle reminders in the heat of the moment. Both were great to be out on the water with. And Whipsaw caught the best of the boats in harbor 2 of 3 days. I’ll be coming back to Whipsaw !
Kelly Saylor

Kelly Saylor
August 2, 2021

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

Loa Bellaggio
November 29, 2014

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2015

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2016

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

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Captains Mike and Shayne were awesome. they were highly instructive, enthusiastic and terrific guys we caught six Mahis and had a great trip.

Google User
November 29, 2016

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2016

This boat was so clean that surgical procedures could have been done on the deck. As a germaphobic, i can tell you that I never fail to carry and used hand sanitizer at every opportunity, but not on this boat. he two member team, captain, and crew worked together like a well oiled machine. They were personable, and worked hard the entire trip

Google User
November 29, 2016

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

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2018

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2018

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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.

Doug Fairrington
August 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
September 29, 2021

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2016

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2016

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

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Captains Mike and Shayne were awesome. they were highly instructive, enthusiastic and terrific guys we caught six Mahis and had a great trip.

Google User
November 29, 2016

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2018

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2018

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

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!!

Penny McDill
May 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
September 29, 2021

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

A Google User
November 29, 2014

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

Loa Bellaggio
November 29, 2015

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

Deskingene
November 29, 2015

Had a really good time the boat and crew were awesome and helpful with information about the island this made our experience in Honolulu so much better and i will recommend you to others.

Google User
November 29, 2015

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

Scott Senters
November 29, 2015

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

Dale Thomas
November 29, 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!

Rob Bertholf
November 29, 2015

Excellent day, and thanks from both of us. Highly recommend

A Google User
November 29, 2015

Most fun catching a bull Mahi mahi ever! Very informative and knowledgeable about the ocean and fish!

A Google User
November 29, 2015

We had a fantastic time, the weather was picture perfect. Sean and Micheal were great and the striped marly was a blast landing.

A Google User
November 29, 2015

The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting this experience.

GymManic
November 29, 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.

Kim Livermore
November 29, 2016

By far one of the most humble and well experience charters i have ever been on. trust me i have been on many and never been so comfortable with any other crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2016

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

A Google User
November 29, 2016

Captains Mike and Shayne were awesome. they were highly instructive, enthusiastic and terrific guys we caught six Mahis and had a great trip.

Google User
November 29, 2016

Best day of fishing on the island..captain Mike and first mate Sean are an amazing crew! The ship was pristine, and we caught Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Hawaiian Salmon (Rainbow Runner) and Ono (wahoo)…highly recommend! They greeted us in the morning bright and early, the boat was clean and the crew were friendly. Despite the ocean being choppy, they made sure that we got out to the Penguin Banks west of Molikai to catch some great fish. The crew were friendly, fun and knew where to find the catch, although my parents were here visiting me and I may not have gone deep sea fishing otherwise, I had so much fun I am going to plan on going again and with this crew! They were able to schedule us with only a days notice for a full day trip. I really can’t say enough good things about them. First Mate Sean filleted all the fish after the trip perfectly and we brought home tons of fish and the boat kept half as well. Really amazing day! amazing crew! If you are looking for the best service, clean ship and fun experience then Whipsaw is definitely for you!

A Google User
November 29, 2016

The boat was great! The crew was better! We will be a repeat customer. Thank you captain Mike and Shane

E Vatter
November 29, 2016

Mike and Shane are a fantastic team. Both are knowledgeable, efficient, and clean. They both have a good sense of humor. My father and I had a great Hawaiian deep sea fishing adventure

Cheerupro
November 29, 2016

Awesome time, great captain and crew. My son and I won’t forget it for a long time to come

Olpineov
November 29, 2016

This boat was so clean that surgical procedures could have been done on the deck. As a germaphobic, i can tell you that I never fail to carry and used hand sanitizer at every opportunity, but not on this boat. he two member team, captain, and crew worked together like a well oiled machine. They were personable, and worked hard the entire trip

Google User
November 29, 2016

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

A Google User
November 29, 2016
Keith Spafford
November 29, 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!

Jason Snider
November 29, 2017

Crazy awesome day of fishing with Mr. Duffey. Caught more fish than expected and had fun along the way. Staff worked hard, changing lures and putting us on fish. Resulted in multiple big tuna, not like the smaller charters produce, big ones.

Google User
November 29, 2017

Exceptional. We enrolled fun Marlin and bait fished for Mahi Mahi. We hooked four (4) Marlin and landed one (1) close to 300 lbs. Highly, highly recommend Captain Duffy and Ron with Whipsaw to anyone – the highlight of our family spring break.

Marie Sills
November 29, 2017

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.

Martin Cremer
November 29, 2018

Awesome fishing trip. Experience & helpful crew.

A Google User
November 29, 2018

Great trip. Capt & mate were fantastic. Took us where the fish were! Very accomodating – comfy cabin –

A Google User
November 29, 2018

Nate and Mike made sure we had an enjoyable day. They ensured we were safe in the sea and continued to rotate equipment even though we didn’t catch a fish we had a great day!

Google User
November 29, 2018
christina wilcox
November 29, 2018

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

Chad Hilton
November 29, 2018

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

sylvia reiten
November 29, 2018
佐藤康弘
November 29, 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!

Zach Hebein
November 29, 2018

A great day out, & a very professional & experienced crew !

Google User
November 29, 2018

Chip @ Mike were awesome !! Great Day. They made it fun!!

Google User
November 29, 2019
Jamie Johnman
November 29, 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.

grant williams
November 29, 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.

Sean M
November 29, 2019

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

Shawn Leonard
November 29, 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.

Chance S.
November 29, 2021

very great day. Excellent crew. I would recommend these awesome guys again… They work their tales off. Awesome!

Google User
November 29, 2021

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

Robert M Tracy
November 29, 2021

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.

Craig McCarthy
November 29, 2021

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!

TL Witty
November 29, 2021

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

spencer neufeld
March 1, 2021

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

Robert Drake
March 1, 2021

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!

Colin Edwards
March 1, 2021

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

Kyle H
March 1, 2021

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.

Max Christopherson
April 29, 2021

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!!

Penny McDill
June 29, 2021
James Petrides
June 29, 2021

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.

trevor gerrell
June 29, 2021

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!

adrian miller
June 29, 2021

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!

John Steinbeck
June 29, 2021

Great outdoor!

Vinh Dinh
June 29, 2021

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.

Grace Kessler
July 29, 2021

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.

Garrett Woody
July 29, 2021

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!

Bo Olthoff
July 29, 2021

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

Levi Smith
July 29, 2021

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 !

A Nurse
July 29, 2021

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!!!

Leslie Medley
August 29, 2021

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!

Susan Newman
August 29, 2021

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

Caitlin Gordon
August 29, 2021

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!

Hannah Sodergren
August 29, 2021

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.

Doug Fairrington
September 29, 2021

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

Mandy Dorrough
September 29, 2021

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!

Shores O Hawaii
September 29, 2021

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!

Stewart Chong
September 29, 2021

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

Amy Clements
November 29, 2021

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.

Leah Einarsen
November 29, 2021

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.

Ted Lynn-Klimenko
November 29, 2021
Simon Lynn-Klimenko
November 29, 2021

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.

Keith Saunders
November 15, 2021

We didn’t get the chance to catch a Marlins but it was a awesome experience to be out on the ocean still caught 4 tuna so no complaints crew was awesome nice and very respectful and helpful, definitely recommend to come here promise you’ll have fun!

January 20, 2021

Capt Will and deckhand Tommy are the most professional crew around. I’m from NC and fish offshore a lot and we really enjoyed there boat as well as the atmosphere. Highly recommend anyone to enjoy the trip.

January 20, 2021

We had so much fun! Great captain and first mate. Awesome boat. We will be back in April!

January 20, 2021

Capt Will and Tom were excellent hosts and made sure our boat had a great time fishing – highly recommended.

January 20, 2021

Captain Will and Tom are great guys and very professional. Had a beautiful day fishing. Thank you Guys.

January 20, 2021

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

CHRIS KUHNER
January 11, 2021

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

LISA
January 11, 2021

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 losing 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.

SEAN
SEPT 2019
January 11, 2021

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 a great day on the deep blue.

CRAIG MCCARTHY
JAN 2020
January 11, 2021

Had one of the most amazing days of my life what a fishing trip couldn’t have gone with a better crew or better boat. Mike was a great captain it was a little rough out there but he made it as comfortable as it could be also a really nice guy. Will was the deckhand never seen anyone work that hard to get things done on a boat unbelievable also a really nice guy these guys told stories, very knowledgeable about the area and what we were fishing for answered all our questions and were in great spirits all day they made an 8-hour trip feel like 2 but these guys also help me catch the biggest fish of my life they were the reason I caught this fish I couldn’t be more grateful I would recommend whipsaw fishing to any and everyone my 21-year-old daughter was with me and she also had an amazing day I went out knowing that when your fishing sometimes you get one and sometimes you don’t but either way I would have had an amazing day just being out there enjoying the water and having an amazing crew thanks Will and Mike when I come back you will be seeing me.

JOHN
FEB 2020
January 11, 2021

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!

TRACY WITTY
MARCH 2020
January 11, 2021

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!

COLIN EDWARDS
AUG 2020
January 11, 2021

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!!!

KYLE
AUG 2020
January 11, 2021

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

SPENCER NEUFELD
AUG 2020
January 11, 2021
Mahi Mahi Ono

I had a great experience with Whipsaw Fishing during my trip to Hawaii, I fished with Whipsaw on 20/7/17 and I had a great time, the crew was hard-working and they often adjusted the fishing rods to make sure fish would bite, Captain Rick and Nate were also very friendly, the boat was extremely comfortable. We caught 1 Mahi Mahi and 1 Ono on the way back to the harbour. Overall I had a great experience with Whipsaw and I highly recommend it if you want to go fishing while visiting Hawaii

JULY 2020
July 11, 2020
Whipsaw Boat

Booked a full day and had a great time. Caught a blue marlin then it was a slow day after that but its called fishing and not catching. Capt. James and new Capt. Will were both great hosts. Thank you for an experience that we wont forget!

Heather / Brent / Kanyon / Jen
DEC 2019
December 17, 2019
Sunset Whipsaw

This a great outfit to go with (went out with them 11/15/19). Only 6 fisherman aboard a very nice boat and pleasant, patient crew. If you’re into the hardware side, top notch fishing gear. I’m sure you’ll enjoy yourself.

DEC 2019
December 5, 2019
Shortbill Spearfish Caught By Lukas Stewart Clip X

Captain James & Conner,
Thank you for an Oahu fishing experience. I’m posting this clip of Conner wrestling in a Shortbill Spearfish, caught by Lukas Stewart on the Whipsaw.

Tony Gonzales
DEC 2018
December 29, 2018
Great Day Whipsaw

The day was absolutely amazing! Our Captain, Mike was so nice and accommodating. Ope was very knowledgable and would explain to us what he was doing when he set the lines up. Both of these guys made the day fun and interesting out fishing. We went out on a private 10 hour charter with my parents. The weather couldn’t have been better and the ocean was calm right up until we came back but that’s all part of it. These guys took us out and set up lines right away. We all were able to spend time bringing in a fish. We were able to see sharks. For my parents this was their first time out deep sea fishing. When my mom felt somewhat sea sick our captain slowed a little and helped her get down from the bridge so she could drink something to feel better. Both Mike and Opy always were checking in to see how we were and they were great to visit with. After visiting with Opy, I have decided I may need to try Poke now. The best part of the day was reeling in a 158 pound marlin! Opy and Mike helped to make the experience fun and safe while reeling the marlin in and bringing it on the boat. It was a team effort to bring it in! After we got back Mike helped us fill out the information to mount the fish and they filleted up the tuna we caught for us to take home. Honestly, we could not have asked for a better day or a better crew! I would go with them fishing again in a heartbeat. Thank you guys for making it such an amazing and memorable day!

JULY 2018
July 6, 2018

Charter fishing was definitely on my bucket list! These guys made my 1st experience on June 30, 2018 the best one. They assisted me in bringing in a 150 lb blue fin marlin! They let me reel it in all by myself. They really took care of me and my group of 5 with ease. They made sure the folks that got motion sickness was well taken care of too. I was one of them. Lol. I sure would go back out to sea with these guys anytime! Remember no bananas:-)! Thanks for making our experience a fantastic one! Mahalo!

JUNE 2018
June 30, 2018

I took my son on his first deep sea fishing trip, and we were lucky enough to each land a striped marlin. Captain Mike and Mate “Opy” were the best. Pleasant and friendly, but extremely professional. We loved it. Can’t say enough about Mike and Opy.

Steve Tristani
FEB 2018
February 18, 2018
Mahi Ono

I had a great experience with Whipsaw Fishing during my trip to Hawaii, I fished with Whipsaw on 20/7/17 and I had a great time, the crew were hard working and they often adjusted the fishing rods to make sure fish would bite, Captain Rick and Nate were also very friendly, the boat was extremely comfortable. We caught 1 Mahi Mahi and 1 Ono on the way back to the harbour. Overall I had a great experience with Whipsaw and I highly recommend it if you want to go fishing while visiting Hawaii

JULY 2017
July 23, 2017
Kewalo Basin Fish Chase

Kewalo Basin Big Fish Chase Tournament – First Place in the Ahi Category!

Congradulation Whipsaw Crew!!!

JUN 2017
June 12, 2017
Ge Digital Camera

These guys worked hard to get this fish! This Marlin would not give up! It was a 2 ½ hour fight…he ran & emptied the reel 4 times after they got him to the boat! But this A team got him! Great job guys!

APR 2017
April 27, 2017
Fantastic Day Fishing Whipsaw

What A great day! 7 Mahi mahi and a 14lb Aku. AWESOME!

APR 2017
April 22, 2017
Senorita Tournament First Place

April 15, 2017: Congratulations Captain Don & WHIPSAW Crew! 1ST PLACE WINNERS of the HYC Senorita’s Tournament with a 115 lb. Pacific Blue Marlin! The ladies were AWESOME!

APR 2017
April 17, 2017
Lb Marlin

Whipsaw Sport Fishing Catches 615 lb. Pacific Blue Marlin on July 22, 2015. It was on an afternoon half day private charter that Whipsaw sport fishing caught 2 Pacific Blue Marlin. The weather was great. The Pacific Ocean was flat. It was an afternoon bite! Captain Duffy and Shane headed out on an afternoon half day private charter. Shane set all the lines and after about an hour the center rigger came crashing down! Frank jumped into the chair and began fighting the fish! After about 45 minutes they had a 175 lb. Pacific Blue Marlin lying on the deck of the Whipsaw!

After all the Hi-5’s, Duffy set the lines and before he could take a break, WHAM! the center rigger came down again! This time they were in for a huge battle! The line was ripping off the reel like crazy! After clearing the rest of the lines Captain Duffy through the Whipsaw into reverse! Sea water was dumping into the back of the boat like a waterfall as the crew was trying to calm the fish down before he spooled them! Finally they got the fish under control and they were able to fight the fish. It took about an hour and a half, but they got the fish on the boat.

When they got back to the harbor they weighed the fish and it came in at a whopping 615 lbs. Congratulations to Captain Duffy, Shane and the entire crew onboard the Whipsaw.

You too can catch a nice Marlin! Give Whipsaw Sport Fishing a call at (808) 393-2000 today to book your charter!

JULY 2015
July 26, 2015
Nice Ono

James was visiting Hawaii from Texas. He looked at the deep blue and green waters off Waikiki Beach and thought he would love to go charter fishing Waikiki. After making a reservation, he arrived at the Whipsaw at 5:45 am and was really looking forward the trip!

James met Captain Duffy and Shane and off they went! Shane set the lines and Shane showed James how to use the fishing gear. Captain Duffy saw a small pile of birds and headed in their direction. As he approached, WHAM; the rigger came down. The reel started screaming! James jumped into the chair and started fighting the fish. As the fish approached the boat, Shane grabbed the gaff and took control of the fish. They had a beautiful 32 lb. Ono!

Shane reset the lines and before long WHAM! The center came down and they were fighting another fish! They got the fish in and they had another nice Ono. They also got a third Ono and a Mahi Mahi. It was a great fun filled day charter fishing Waikiki onboard the Whipsaw!

When they arrived back at the dock Shane cut one of the Onos and gave James fish for his family to eat that night. James said he cooked it on the grill and it was delicious.

You can catch a nice fish also! Call Whipsaw Sport Fishing to make your reservation today and go charter fishing Waikiki!

JUN 2015
June 17, 2015
Kewalo Basin Tournament

We were fishing the Kewalo Basin Big Fish Chase Tournament and we were looking for a big Marlin! It was a beautiful sunny day. The water was a deep blue color. The seas were calm. The island looked beautiful from offshore. It was a great day for the best sport fishing Oahu!

Everyone was excited and ready for the big event! At 7:00 am the “start fishing” announcement came and all 30 boats were off! As we headed out Shane set the lines and we were fishing. At about 7:45 am WHAM! Our starboard rigger came down and James sprang into action! He fought that Ono all the way to the boat where Shane took over. Shane gaffed the Ono and brought in a nice 33 lb. fish!

We trolled around for a couple of hours without a tap when all of a sudden WHAM! The center rigger came down. Craig sat in the chair and reeled in a nice 21 lb. Mahi Mahi. We reset all the lines and continued fishing and about 10 minutes later WHAM! The center rigger and the starboard rigger both came down. YES…We had a double! Denise grabbed one rod and started working and Paul grabbed the other rod. They both worked hard reeling in their fish. Paul’s fish came in first and Shane took care of it. Paul’s Ono was a nice 20 lb. Ono. Denise’s Ono was a little harder! It took her about 15 minutes to get her Ono to the boat, but she was a great angler! Denise’s Ono weighed 38.6 lbs. and we thought we had first place in the Ono category but CORMORANT brought in a beautiful 38.7 lb. Ono! Congratulations Bruce on your 38.7 lb. Ono and the 848 lb. Marlin!

We took 2nd Place in the Ono category and we all had a wonderful time! You too can have wonderful time fishing with your friends. Call Whipsaw Sport Fishing for best sport fishing Oahu!

JUN 2015
June 13, 2015

Everything went great could not ask for more. I will try to make it back next year and book with Whipsaw

A Google User
November 29, 2016
Whipsaw Fishing

Monday was a beautiful day for charter fishing Honolulu! The sunrise was beautiful! The water color was a brilliant blue. It was about 80 degrees with a cool breeze. The Island of Oahu looked beautiful from offshore.

We had six full day shares that wanted to go charter fishing Honolulu. They arrived at 5:45 am and they were all very excited! Captain Mike and Bob boarded everyone on the Whipsaw and they headed out to sea. As the sun come up over Diamondhead breaking through the morning clouds, Bob started setting the lines. The lures were running great!

After a few hours Captain Mike saw something floating in the distance through his binoculars and he headed that direction. As he got closer he saw many birds over the floater! That’s a great sign!

Bob was ready! As Captain Mike passed the floater, WHAM!!! 2 lines came down! The first 2 Anglers started fighting the fish! As they approached the boat, Bob took control and gaffed both fish. They were Ono (Wahoo)! Captain quickly turned the boat around and headed back for another pass. As he did, Bob reset the lines and they were ready! As the Whipsaw passed the floater, WHAM!!! another line came down! Yes, another Ono!

Captain Mike and the crew worked the floater for another couple of hours. When it was time to head back, they had caught 9 Ono (Wahoo)! On their way back they also caught 2 Mahi Mahi!

It was truly a great day charter fishing Honolulu on the Whipsaw! Our customers had a great time catching a lot of fish and they even took diner home! You can also have a great day charter fishing Honolulu. To reserve your fun filled day of charter fishing Honolulu, give Captain Don a call at (808) 393-2000 and we can make your reservation!

Don’t forget to ask for a Whipsaw Sport Fishing T-shirt!

JUN 2015
June 2, 2015

The sun was shining! The winds were calm! The water was flat! The weather was perfect for a Pacific Blue Marlin! This was the perfect day for charter boat fishing oahu. Captain Mike and Shane went right to work. They headed out to an area about 30 miles south of Oahu. Shane set the lures and they were off!

On the way to the area they picked up a 20lb Mahi Mahi and a few Skipjack Tunas. They arrived at the area and it looked great! Big bird piles were everywhere! Captain Mike worked the area for about an hour and WHAM, the center rigger came down and they were off! The reel started screaming and our Angler jumped right into the chair. He strapped in and Shane handed him the rod. He went right to work! He fought the fish for about an 45 minutes and the crew got this 210 lb. Marlin onboard. Everyone did a great job on this fish!

You can catch your own Marlin! Call Whipsaw Sport Fishing at (808) 393-2000 to reserve your sport fishing adventure and go charter boat fishing Oahu!

MAY 2015
May 25, 2015
Whipsaw Sport Fishing

Bill is from Australia. He booked a three-quarter day private charter for a party of four onboard the Whipsaw for May 15th. They arrived at the dock around 5:45 am where they met Captain Mike and Shane. They left the dock around 6 am and headed for the fishing grounds. They caught a few Skipjack Tuna and a Mahi Mahi and were closing in on the time to head back to the dock.

Captain Mike saw a small pile of birds and headed in their direction. As he approached, WHAM; the rigger came down. The reel started screaming and then the other rigger came down! Then the two corners went off and we had 4 fish on with reels screaming!

Shane jumped up and took control. He cleared the only two remaining lines that were not hooked up and assigned a rod that was hooked up to each person. He directed each angler as to how to bring in their fish. It was very exciting! Lines were getting crossed, but Shane uncrossed them as soon as he saw it. After a few frightening moments, Shane began bringing them onboard the boat one at a time. They got them all! What a prize for Bill and his gang! Bill and his gang came out with Whipsaw Sport Fishing and got 4 Yellowfin Tuna! The smallest was 110 lbs. and the largest was 145 lbs. What a day!

Give us a call at Whipsaw sport fishing and we can book your charter!

MAY 2015
May 17, 2015
Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing

Saturday was fantastic! The weather was perfect. The sun was passing between the clouds. A great day for Hawaii deep sea fishing charters. We had Captain Rick, Shane and 4 customers on the Whipsaw and they were very excited to go fishing! We left the dock at 6 am and headed out to sea.

After about an hour Captain Rick spotted several piles of birds and he began working each pile. After about 30 minutes, WAM, the rigger came down and our anglers (Tina) began fighting a nice Mahi Mahi. She did a wonderful job bringing that fish in! She landed a 32 lb. Mahi Mahi!

After all the Hi Fives, Captain Rick and Shane set the lines out and began looking for more bird piles. They went through several piles and caught a few Aku (Skipjack Tuna) and Coy brought in a nice 28 lb. Ono (Wahoo).

After a few hours they were working a nice size bird pile when WAM…the rigger came down, the reel started screaming and the pole was bent over! Everyone was looking at the rod that was bent over when WAM…the center came down and that reel started screaming! Yes…they had 2 Ahi (yellowfin Tuna) on at one time! Captain Rick and Shane went right to work. They cleared the rest of the lines and put Marcus in the fighting chair, and Tony on the other rod. Both of them worked very hard fighting their fish. Their lines crossed several times, but Shane was able to keep the lines straight by moving rods around. The first fish on the boat was about 175 lbs. and the second fish was about 210 lbs. Both very nice fish! Congratulations Guys! Overall, it was a great day on the Whipsaw for a Hawaii deep sea fishing charters.

You can also catch a Yellowfin Tuna. To book your Hawaii deep sea fishing charters, please call us at (808) 393-2000.

MAY 2015
May 15, 2015
Caithlin Freeny

Caithlin thought she would go sport fishing Oahu. She said she was here in Waikiki on vacation and couldn’t leave without going deep sea fishing just once! So, she made a reservation on a full day shared charter and off she went.

The boat left the dock at 6 am they hooked their first Mahi Mahi around 7:30 am. They continued working the area and the when everyone was almost asleep, WAM… the center rigger came down and the reel started screaming! Caithlin ran and jumped into the fighting chair, strapped in and went right to work! She was a true angler. She handled that fish like a true professional! It was her against a 140 pound fighter and she prevailed! She got the fish close to the boat and Shane took over. Shane got the fish on the boat and a lot of Hi Fives went up. Caithlin did a wonderful job bringing that fish in! Everyone had a wonderful time sport fishing Oahu onboard the Whipsaw!

You can also catch a Yellowfin Tuna. Give us a call at (808) 393-2000 and we can reserve you’re trip today!

MAY 2015
May 8, 2015
Senoritas Tournament

Hawaii Yacht Club’s Senorita’s deep sea fishing Tournament. It was held on April 18th in Honolulu! It was a beautiful sunny day. The temp was 84 degrees. We all met at the boat at 5:00 am and headed our to the starting point. It was a shotgun start at 6:00 am and we were off! Shane set all the lines out and we were all set for the big day! Our first strike came at around 7:00 am and it took the port rigger. Sasha jumped into the fighting chair and did a wonderful job reeling in a beautiful 20.5 lb. Mahi Mahi.

After we got the Mahi Mahi onboard the action slowed down for a while. We hit all of our favorite fishing spots without a strike. it was very frustrating! But that’s deep sea fishing! Hours of boredom followed by moments of excitement. Around 2:00 pm it was time to head back. We had to be at the dock no later than 5:00 pm.

As we were approaching Pearl Harbor, the starboard corner went off. This time Denise jumped into the fighting chair! She was really into it! She started reeling that fish in like there was no tomorrow! When the fish got close to the boat Shane and Rick grabbed the line and Shane was able to gaff the fish. It was a 36 lb. Alua! Unfortunately, Alua is not one of the qualifying fish for this tournament. But Denise had fun reeling it in anyway and we all had a fun with that. At that point we were running late! We didn’t think we were going to make it back to the dock at the Hawaii Yacht Club by 5:00 pm.

We pulled into the channel at 4:55 and we just made it! We weighed our fish and our Mahi Mahi was the biggest Mahi Mahi of the day! Not to mention it took 3rd place in the tournament! It was a slow day, but that’s deep sea fishing! Everyone had a blast and we walked away with a few bucks!

MAY 2015
May 7, 2015
Ahi Wipsaw Sport

Today is April 23, 2015. It’s a beautiful day for deep sea fishing! It’s sunny. 84 degrees. Winds from the east at 10 knots. Mike and Shane are Deep sea fishing on a full day charter today about 10 miles off Waikiki looking for Marlin or Tuna. Mahi Mahi and Wahoo are in the area so let’s see what they come back with!

This time of year we are mostly trolling with lures. However, when we can find live bait we will put that out for any of the 4 flag fish (Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo). Sport fishing with live bait is a blast! When a fish takes live bait, it hits hard and fast. You have a lot of fun fighting a prize fish!

Give Don or Patti a call at Whipsaw sport fishing and they will set you up on your own private or shared deep sea sport fishing charter. We are located about 1 mile outside of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ready to go Deep Sea Fishing?

APR 2015
April 23, 2015
Waikiki Charter Wipsaw

Charter fishing Waikiki aboard the Whipsaw! These people had a fantastic day! The weather was perfect. Sunny and 83 degrees. Charter fishing Waikiki aboard the Whipsaw was very exciting today! These people caught Mahi Mahi, Ono and a Hawaiian Spearfish. The Mahi Mahi gave quite a fight! Steve caught the first Mahi Mahi and boy did he have to work for it. The Mahi Mahi came in at 24 pounds. That’s a lot of fish! The Ono gave a good fight also. He came in at 32 pounds.

Come join us charter fishing waikiki on the Whipsaw for your own fun filled day of fishing! We offer both shares and private charters. Give us a call and we can set you up for a fantastic day charter fishing Waikiki!

APR 2015
April 21, 2015
Wahoo Wipsaw

Wow…Spear Fish, 45 lb. Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna! What a Day!

APR 2015
April 20, 2015
Senoritas Tournament

HYC’s Senorita’s Tournament! Our Senorita’s took 3rd Place! Great Work Lady’s!

APR 2015
April 19, 2015
Pacific Blue Marlin Wipsaw

245 lb. Pacific Blue Marlin! A 40 Minute Fight, Great Job Guys!

APR 2015
April 15, 2015
Lb Marlin Wipsaw

83 lb. Striped Marlin! Nice Job Guys!

APR 2015
April 14, 2015
Fish Wipsaw

Today’s Charter caught 4 Nice Mahi Mahi and 6 Skipjack Tuna’s! Great Work Guy’s!

APR 2015
April 10, 2015
Nice Mahi Wipsaw

45 lb. Mahi Mahi! Hold That Mahi Up Shane!

APR 2015
April 4, 2015
Make A Wish Wipsaw

Fantastic Catch!

APR 2015
April 4, 2015
Mahi Catch Wipsaw Sport

NICE FISH! 42 lbs. WOW, Congratulations!

NOV 14
November 1, 2014
Fish Caught Wipsaw Sport

Another fun day on the Whipsaw!

NOV 2014
November 1, 2014
Ahi Wipsaw Sport

201 lb. Ahi took 3rd place on Saturday June 14, 2014 Ahi Fever. Fantastic Job Henry!

NOV 2014
November 1, 2014
Striped Marlin Wipsaw Sport Fishing

Beautiful Striped Marlin! Let’s do it again!

NOV 2014
November 1, 2014
Blue Marlin Hawaii Sportsfishing

Nick caught his first Blue Marlin today! It was 185 lbs.! Nice job Nick!

OCT 2014
October 11, 2014