From the convenience of Maalaea Harbor, for anyone staying in the South and Central Maui resort areas, Rascal Charters offers Maui deep sea sportfishing charters targeting marlin, mahi mahi, ono, ahi and other big game fish. You’ll board a deluxe, 43ft Bertram, the Rascal, a clean, comfortable, fully outfitted, and fast vessel!
This tour takes only 6 fishermen on each tour to ensure everyone will receive personal attention and more actual fishing time.
Maui Sport Fish
Four types of Hawaii game fish are targeted: Marlin (including Pacific Blue, striped and spearfish/shortbilled marlin), Ahi (yellowfin tuna), Ono (wahoo), and Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish). These can range in size from a small, 8 pound juvenile mahi mahi to an 800 lb. blue marlin…. or maybe bigger! Occasionally, other species are caught, such as Snappers, Jacks and other incidental catches.
Most of all fish here in Hawaii is caught high speed trolling (8-9 knots). Depending on the fishing conditions, live and dead bait are used (or whatever it takes that day to make ’em bite!).
We’re Licensed and Ready To Go
You will not need a license to go sportfishing on Maui. Captain and crew are required to have a commercial fishing licence, so you, as a passenger, are covered under your crew’s license.
Part of your crews’ incentive to work hard is the potential to make money from fish sales. We don’t want to take that incentive away, however you as a passenger will be taken care of first. Those staying in a home or condominium with cooking facilities, will receive cut up fish for one or two awesome fish dinners, depending on the amount of fish caught. On these share boats, a portion of the day’s catch will be cut up for all passengers, regardless of who caught the fish. This is a fair policy that has brought no complaints. again, taking care of you first.
The Rascal – Your Fishing Boat
The Rascal is a 43ft. Bertram Sportfisher maintained to the highest standards. She is fully equipped with all the gear you’ll need to land the fish of a lifetime! Powered by twin Detroit 6V-92’s inboard diesel engines, The Rascal’s cruising speed is about 22 knots, while trolling is usually done at about 8-9 knots. For those wanting a little time out of the sun, portions of the back deck are shaded, and our main cabin is air-conditioned and carpeted, with a full galley, comfortable seating and entertainment center.
Due to the popularity of fishing tours and the few who can enjoy it at any given time (this charter in particular takes only 6 passengers), not to mention the number of private charters booked on a regular basis, we recommend you making reservation well in advance; over Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, and around Halloween, when the Lahaina Jackpot tournament is underway, fishing charters get booked out months in advance.
Included in this tour are:
- All equipment, bait, licensed crew
- Ice chest (with ice) for your food and drinks