Start Me Up Sportfishing

Professional Lahaina sport fishing charters

Start Me Up fishing charters MauiStart Me Up Charters oversees the largest fleet of sport fishing boats on Maui. Most of their maui fishing charters are run on identical 38′ Bertrams. They also operate  42′ Bertram (Jun Ken Po), a 42′ Dorado (Cuz), and a 35′ Blackfin (Action).

All their fishing boats are well maintained and fully outfitted with the latest equipment.

Start Me Up’s sport fishing fleet departs daily at 5:30am from Lahaina harbor. Targeting mahi mahi, ono, ahi tuna and billfish like striped marlin, blue marlin and spearfish. Be sure to fish early in your trip as the crew will gladly filet a portion of the days catch for all guests to enjoy a hearty fresh fish dinner or two during their stay on Maui. Appropriate for both beginners and experienced anglers.

Vessel Features:
  • Penn International rods and reels 20# through 130# class
  • fighting chair
  • fishfinder, GPS, auto pilot
  • twin control stations
  • refridgerators and freezers
  • Color TVs with DVDs
Trip Length Privates Shares
8 hrs $1199.00 $219.00 pp
6 hrs $899.00 $189.00 pp
4 hrs $599.00 $159.00 pp

Rates do not include 4.16% state GET, 3% harbor fee, or gratuity.

Trip Types: Private Share-boat and Custom fishing charters
Minimum age: 8 yrs on shares
Check-in location:
Lahaina harbor, slip #12
Usual Departure Time:
0530 hrs
Cancellation policy: 72 hours

Start Me Up Charters SKU UPC Model
Start me up
Oct 21, 2014 by Ed Mattison
Month: October • 
Trip Type: 6 hour fishing trip 

Went out with Captain Jason-Captain Hook!
Had a great trip slow fishing but did catch a small tuna and a twenty pound Mahi Mahi early in the morning! The crew was also very helpful and informative with any questions we had. We will go out with them again on our next trip!


8hours trawling on Cuz.
Jul 08, 2014 by Craig McColl
Month: July 2014 • 
Trip Type: Game Fishing 

Unfortunately it just wasnt our day on the high seas. Despite the efforts and persisitence of the crew to ttry to put us on the fish we didint get a hit. We went way out deep to 1000Ft to try for Yellow Fin Tuna and in closer for Ono which were being caught regularly in June/july but it wasnt to be.

Great day out and saw hundreds of Dolphins and a few large turtles

Next time well get em....


Start Me Up
Mar 26, 2014 by Steve Sasser

My complements to Captain Mike and deck hand Jack. The boat was clean and well equipped with the proper rods. Although the fishing was a little slow they did all that was possible to find fish. We caught a couple of nice Mahi Mahi. The best for myself was fishing tuna on a light rod. Never done it but will do it again. Fish in many places and have to say that Captain Mike and Jack were first class and would ship out with them anywhere . Thanks Start Me Up and Lili Crawford for her recommendation.


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121 Dickenson Street LahainaHI96761 USA 
 • 808-344-3520