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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Such a great trip!!

We fished with Captain Tim Putnam and had a GREAT time!! Not only did we catch plenty of Mahi-Mahi... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fishingfamily2018
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Bozeman, Montana
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Greatest Deep Sea Fishing Trip Ever!!

What a trip!! Caught 2 Marlin, 3 Mahi, and a Yellow Fin Tuna! Captain Tim is the greatest!!! He... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travis G
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Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a lifetime. We provide all of the equipment you need while out on the azure blue waters of Maui - bait and tackle, ice chests, Coast Guard licensed and certified captains and deckhands with decades of experience fishing Hawaiian waters. The only things you need to bring are sunscreen, beverages (no glass bottles) and a few snacks. We offer a variety of Maui fishing trips including 2,4,6,8 and 9-hour trips. Call us today to book your Maui fishing adventure!
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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We fished with Captain Tim Putnam and had a GREAT time!! Not only did we catch plenty of Mahi-Mahi and Ono, but Captain Tim and Matt were a BLAST!! Couldn’t have asked for a better crew and trip. We come often and will definitely book...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a trip!! Caught 2 Marlin, 3 Mahi, and a Yellow Fin Tuna! Captain Tim is the greatest!!! He put us right on the fish!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this service a must!!!!! The charter books 6 maximum! We were fortunate to have only 4 people on our 4 hour trip. The crew baits all hooks and is constantly working with lines to ensure you get a bite. We caught 2 fish out...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the harbor at Lahaina and talked to a couple of charter boats. One was a jerk but my wife met the guy at Start Me Up booth and he was more than a pleasure. So it's easy to say jerk loses and...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

My family went on a 4 hour trip. Catching a mahi mahi was one of our sons dreams and they worked hard to make it happen. It was a choppy day on water and our daughter was ill but it still did not ruin the...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a terrific time! The boat was spotless and comfortable. They tell you to bring your own food and beverage. The cooler for our food was big and clean. Chris and John were very knowledgeable and serious about their job. We caught three fish...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

After careful research, my family and I booked a 6 hour charter with Start Me Up, Sport Fishing for my son's birthday. We had a few conversations prior to starting our trip about what happened with the fish we catch. It was explained to us...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Went out with Captain Tim and Matt. Great communication. Tim changed our time to get us on the fish. I’ve gone out fishing a few times and don’t consider myself a pro in no way. By far the best boat I’ve been out on, very...More

Thank TBoy556
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went on a 6 hour trip. In the 6 hours we didn’t have one bite and the crew did no changes at all to try different things. We have fished a lot and I have captain a lot and when nothing...More

3  Thank ronaldy260
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I pitched in my share for the boat rental with 5 other guys for an 8 hour fishing tour out and around Lanai. We had a beautiful early morning start and brought plenty of food and drink for the day. I have to say that...More

Thank Evan L
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Candace C
10 March 2016|
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Response from MarDeeS | Reviewed this property |
They have lures, crew only to handle rods and lures. If you catch, they hand you rod when you are seated. They do switch lures periodically, they put the lure in the water and you are assigned a rod number. For... More
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JonaVSeattle
19 June 2015|
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Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
Yes, give us a call at 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. Aloha, Rebecca
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MM0811
16 February 2015|
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Response from ManagerLahaina | Property representative |
We're going after all the game fish which includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,Spearfish, Blue & Striped Marlin & Yellow Fin Tuna. It's your choice to keep or release your fish.Call us 808 667 2774 for more info, we are here 7 days a... More
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