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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
+1 808-667-2774
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Worth the money

We went as a last minute trip and had a blast. Steve and Jamison were awesome and fun! We didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly V
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Great experience

Second time with Start me up and second time with Captain Ross and his first mate Sean. Very polite... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
David M
Lafayette, California
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible23%
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Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
+1 808-667-2774

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a last minute trip and had a blast. Steve and Jamison were awesome and fun! We didn't catch anything but had a lot of fun. I highly recommend it. If you go tell Steve that Kelly says "Hi". ;)

Thank Kelly V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Second time with Start me up and second time with Captain Ross and his first mate Sean. Very polite and informative. Asked us a lot about where we are from and what we do, etc. We gou a Mahi Mahi, a Rainbow Runner(sea salmon), and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I wanted to take the family sport fishing on our recent trip to Maui and I must admit that I was skeptical about this company after reading some negative reviews. Now I would like to talk to some of the people that rated this company...More

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The absolute WORST experience we have ever had fishing, but really, it was a nice pleasure cruise at the shoreline of Lanai (in shallow water). We did a private charter, and were continuously insulted by tales of how the fish we were after, including marlin,...More

2  Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of five went out fishing from Lahaina, Maui on the Start Me Up Action boat for their 9 hour trip starting at 2:30 in the morning. Captain John and his deckhand John did an excellent job on the trip. At daybreak we started...More

1  Thank mcr515
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Captain Mike and his Deckhand Mike were great hosts and fished hard for our group. The boat was clean and well maintained as well as outfitted with top notch gear. I will fish with them again.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Sorry to say - gotta give them a 0 or 1 on the 1 to 5 scale...and I'm an easy going guy. We came, we fished, but the issue was- they kept the largest fish. They noted that it would be for bait. Left us...More

4  Thank norflpa
ManagerLahaina, Front Office Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

That type of fish is not edible due to the strong oily fishy taste, which is why they use it for bait. It was explained to you during the trip that the strip bait they were using to catch the 8 fish you did catch...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Tim & Matt were great but on a 4 hour trip we were blanked. They tried several lures and spots but no luck.

Thank Jerrybird
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had captain Jay and Jeremy who were great! Start me up actually runs several boats out of Lahaina harbor. I took my 11 yr old son on the 4 hr morning trip. While we didn't catch anything, we still had a great time. Jeremy...More

1  Thank Scott04
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We started the 9 hour trip at 2 am Arrived at fishing grounds at 5 am Commenced fishing with crew trying mix of live bait and plastics With 6 friends onboard it was a little cramped but everyone had a chance to fish A mahimahi...More

1  Thank Rob W
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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
19 June 2015|
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
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