July 31, 2014


Kona, Hawaii Sport Fishing Captain Jeff Fay - Humdinger

Kona, Hawaii is one of the best location for sport fishing on the planet and Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing is proud to work with the best boats, crews and captains.

Captain Fay began his Hawaii charter fishing career in Kona crewing for Terry Truman aboard the Kua Lua in 1966. Shortly thereafter he moved to the Malia where he crewed for West Vannetta. In 1975, he partnered with Captain Peter B. Wright and purchased the Humdinger, a 37′ Rybovich located in Tampa, Florida. After moving the boat from Florida, Jeff and Peter chartered the Humdinger out of Kona until the mid 1980′s when Jeff bought out partner Peter B. Wright and then briefly partnered with globetrotting big game angler Jerry Dunaway. Shortly thereafter, Jeff purchased Jerry’s remaining interest in the Humdinger and has been operating this classic Rybovich from Kona Hawaii ever since. 


Captain Jeff Fay has been fishing in Kona, Hawaii for giant blue marlin for over 40 years. In addition to his numerous decades of knowledge and experience he has collected in Kona, Captain Jeff Fay has operated several sportfishing charter boats for owners the world over.




July 23, 2014


Kona Fishing Captain Steve Epstein - Huntress

Kona, Hawaii is one of the best location for sport fishing on the planet and Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing is proud to work with the best boats, crews and captains.

Current Blue Marlin World Cup Winner for 2014 and Captain of the Huntress is Captain Steve Epstein.  


Captain Steve Epstein grew up Surfing, Sailing and Fishing in Southern California.

After graduating from San Diego State University, He spent several years working at Kettenburg Marine, repairing and rebuilding Yachts before heading off to French Polynesia aboard his own 36′ Sloop for 1 year; Finally landing in Kona to settle down with his family.

Steve went on to work as a Commercial Fisherman aboard a 650 ton Tuna Seiner; from Mexico to Panama, he set his own permanent path of charter fishing.

In 1980 he met up with Marlin Parker on the “Islander” Steve and Marlin with the help of their new owner, purchased the “Marlin Magic” on which they won countless tournaments and caught the famous 1400 lb Blue Marlin in 1990.

Travelling the world in search of the largest Marlin lead Steve to the great Barrier Reef in Australia for 3 seasons and as far away as Madeira.... 



July 10, 2014


Luxury Maui Fishing Charters

If you are looking for the best of Maui's Luxury high end fishing charters then Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing has two fantastic fishing boats to provide you with the best in comfort and experience. 


Jayhawk, a 48 foot Cabo, is A great boat for serious fishermen or a family, Jayhawk is fully air-conditioned with salon, three staterooms, two baths and outfitted with the latest digital music interfaces - iPod,  HD TV, DVD, etc - for you to enjoy whether on the bridge, in one of the staterooms or in the salon. With 1000+ square feet of living space Jayhawk has (2) staterooms with full baths, including showers, a generous salon, well appointed galley, 50″ flat screen HD TV, Bose surround sound stereo, leather couches and corian counters, A/C throughout the cabins and a reverse osmosis water making system (so you’ll never run out of hot water:o) Not too mention top of the line Shimano Fishing gear, on board SCUBA dive compressor and the latest electronics available.




There are many different sizes and types of fishing boats in the Ma’alaea Harbor, but only one surpasses in size, quality and service, The .
Excellence is the largest Luxury Sport Fishing Vessel not only in Ma’alaea Harbor, but all of Maui County. This 52′ limited production Buddy Davis Sportfisherman is a one of a kind. Completely refurbished and REPOWERED with Two Man 1200HP twin engines and the latest in state of the art electronics and fish finders, Excellence is made to fish!
That’s not to say that LUXURY and SERVICE take a back seat.
The yacht is spacious with two staterooms, two full baths, remodeled galley kitchen and salon with Fusion surround sound. 


July 06, 2014


Blue Marlin World Cup 2014 Winner Huntress in Kona Hawaii

Congratulations to Capt Steve Epstein and Angler Stephanie Choate who won  the Blue Marlin World Cup on July 4th 2014 with a Blue Marlin fish coming in at 656 lb.  

The Blue Marlin World Cup is the only worldwide blue marlin fishing tournament. The World Cup, held each year on July 4th , allows anglers from all over the world to compete against each other based on fishing results in their time zone and to take home a very sizeable winner take all prize. 

See the moment that Stephanie found out she had won the Blue Marlin World Cup on July 4th, 2014 ! 


You can charter the World Cup winning boat "Huntress" through Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing and Sport Fish with a World Champion !



June 26, 2014


Hawaii Dragon Boat Festival, Oahu, July 26th 2014

The Hawaii 2014 Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival is a fun day out for anyone in Oahu on July 26th. Dragon Boat Fever is going to take Hawaii by storm!

Dragon Boat Festival 2014 will feature: more races, more organized practices, more competing teams, more local entertainment, and more Fun!
Races will run from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to about noon Sunday. Ala Moana Beach Park, admission is free.

Ala Moana Beach Park
1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814

July 26, 2014 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon 

Contact info : 808.593.9776

June 23, 2014


2014 Ahi Fever Winners, Oahu

Two friends of Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing were winners at this years 2014 Ahi Fever Tournament off the coast of Waianae Oahu.

Saturday June 14th and Sunday June 15th, was the date of the the Ahi Fever Fishing Tournament which is scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the annual run of yellowfin tuna that show up during the summer months in large numbers off Oahu's leeward coast.

Congratulations go to Captain Don Hackman and Whipsaw for coming in 3rd on day one at this Years 2014 Ahi Fever Tournament - Just 9 lbs off the winner with an impressive weight of 201 lbs,in the Ahi category, Whipsaw won $3000 in Prize money - If you want to fish with a winner, you can book Whipsaw through Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing !





Congratulations goes also to our friend Captain Maurice Chalker Jr  and his magnificent boat the Muireann Mariel, who on Day two, won the Bonus clean sweep award for Largest Otaru with a weight of 20.6 lbs and taking home prize money of $675.  You can book this winning charter at through Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing -





Congratulations to our winners and all our friends who took part.

June 20, 2014


Happy Hunter Offering Shared Fishing Charters on Kauai

We are pleased to announce that Happy Hunter Sport Fishing in Kauai, Hawaii is now for the first time also offering Shared Charters.

What makes them unique for the 4 hour shared charter trip that they offer, is that they will commit to a share charter trip with a minimum of two clients:  Most Kauai fishing charters require at least a four person minimum for a share charter to commence, so booking the Shared charters on Happy Hunter through Hawaii Deep Sea fishing will be much easier to book and confirm.

Shared charters are booked at a per person rate, rather than booing the boat as a whole. Happy Times current 4 hour shared charter rates at the time of publish are $200 per person. Four hour Shared charters are perfect if its just you or one or two other people who want to go out, or you are limited for time, or new to Sport fishing and want to see what its all about.



If you’re looking for great deep sea fishing action in Kauai, the Happy Hunter is the boat for you!  They have been fishing and catching in these waters since 1988. The Happy Hunter II is a 41-foot Pacifica Sportfisher that operates out of Nawiliwili Harbor on the east coast of the island of Kauai. They have one of the best maintained and well kept sport fishing vessel on the island along with professionally maintained top of the line Shimano Tiagra reels and custom made rods handcrafted by Hank Zeevat for local Kauai waters.