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Silky Sportfishing

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Address: Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number:
+1 808-333-4699

   6 passengers Full AC, 2 state rooms, 2 bathrooms, full...

   6 passengers Full AC, 2 state rooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, interior seating for 8, upper deck shaded seating for 6, sleeps 5, entertainment Center (TV/DVD/CD)Tailored tours: snorkel and fishing combo tours, big game, reef & light tackle fishing, fly fishing, overnight trips, tournaments, whale & dolphin watching Silky is a bristol 45’ Viking sport-fisher which is the only one of its kind in Honokohau Harbor. The interior is adorned with natural teak and has an inviting feel. Since her arrival to Kona the Silky has been the only boat in the Kona fleet to have strictly adhered to tag and release of all billfish. The owner-operator is a true professional and has a wonderful reputation of being extremely accommodating to their guests. Captain John Bagwell has been fishing since 1970, starting in Daytona Beach, Florida and traveling to many places since that time. Daytona was just the start of what has become his his passion of marlin and big game fishing.

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Top Choice for Kona Fishing

We booked with Silky Sportfishing for 1/2 day with my wife and daughter during our visit to Kona in October 2013. With lots of boats to choose from, the captains of the Silky made... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2013
Wildwood, Missouri

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Wildwood, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We booked with Silky Sportfishing for 1/2 day with my wife and daughter during our visit to Kona in October 2013. With lots of boats to choose from, the captains of the Silky made it for us. Captain Tobin not only helped us land fish but taught us about the habitat, lures and most effective way to handle the rod... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

It was a most enjoyable time for the whole group on our April 2013 fishing trip. Grandkids, there parents, and of course me the grandfather. Thats comming from a group from Minnesota thats enjoys fishing on lakes and Lake Superior. Now Captain John and his first mate were great to fish with along with some very good conversation and entertaining.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We had a great experience aboard the Silkey. Capt John was great to talk with and kept us entertained with the conversation. Capt. Tobin was especially kind to our young son. We have a family of 4 and our youngest was really excited about fishing. Capt. Tobin took an extra effort to help him catch a Marlin. He is only... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Booked with Kona Family Fishing and went out on the Silky with my parents and my nieces. We had an awesome time thanks to the crew. They really made us feel like family. The cabin is air conditioned so if you wanted to lay down inside you could, If you wanted to go to the upper deck there was lots... More 

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Southampton, New York
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

Fished on the Silky 2 with Capt. J B Bagwell a couple of times per year for the last 5 or 6 years. He runs a top notch operation with a clean well maintained boat and well maintained state of the art custom tackle.He always has an experienced mate on deck to provide all the help you might need .... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

It was one of the best days of fishing I have ever had, dolphines, whales, ans lots of fish on a great boat and great crew. I have been fishing for years and would go on no other boat. I used to work for Steve Winn at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas so I would hop that you would... More 

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