The Big Island is home to some of the best ocean activities available anywhere in the world. Ask anyone who has moved here why they came and they’ll tell you they took one look at how blue the ocean was, and couldn’t leave. As the Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, it has very few rivers and streams (on the western/Kona side) that enter directly into the ocean. That combined with the fact that it’s simply a pile of rocks in the middle of the Pacific, gives us some of the very clearest water anywhere in the world. Anytime the sun shines, the water turns incredible shades of blue.
The Big Island is one of the only places in the world where you can be in deep ocean water within two miles of the coast line. As a result, you don’t have to travel far to be in waters hosting all of the creatures of the deep ocean sea.
Humpback whale season starts in mid to late December and lasts until mid-March. During this part of the year, it’s easy to see whales breaching from the shoreline. It’s particularly exciting to see the young calves who get very active in February and early March. Many boats will take you out just a few hundred yards from the shore where you can experience these beautiful creatures up close and personal. It’s Illegal to intentionally come within 100 yards of a Humpback but they often come near the boats out of curiosity. If you like, you can combine this with a diving or snorkeling excursion.
Other whales are present year round. Tell your boat captain you would like to snorkel with the Pilot whales…. It’s amazing!
Blue Sea Cruises – 70′ Power Catamaran with Glass-Bottom Viewing
Body Glove Cruises – 51′ Trimaran
Capt. Zodiac – 23′ Inflatable Zodiac Rafts
Mauna Lani Sea Adventures – 50′ Sailing Catamaran
Sea Quest Rafting– Rigid Hull Inflatable Raft.
Some of the world’s finest diving is available on the Big Island. Visibility often exceeds 120 feet in the crystal clear water. The fish here are much different than those seen in the Caribbean. Check out some of the local dive shops including: Jack’s Dive Locker, and Big Island Divers.
Jack’s offers the highest quality underwater tours, SCUBA instruction, SCUBAPRO rental equipment, knowledgeable technicians and three comfortable, uncrowded boats. This is the one where we were certified and recommend highly. Local legend has it that this is the place where such notables as Jerry Garcia and the Red Hot Chili Peppers received their C-cards as well.
Kohala Divers LTD.Kohala Divers offers full service, resort style diving along the Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our PADI Five Star Center offers the finest in diving equipment and a full water sports retail line. Services include air & nitrox fills, dive charters, shore dives, SCUBA, snorkel and kayak rentals.
Big Island Divers, The diving experience you’ll always treasure!
Big Game Fishing:
Kona plays host to the International Billfish Tournament each year where anglers from all over the world compete to land a ‘grander’ (Blue Marlin weighing over a thousand pounds). Other commonly caught fish include Mahi Mahi and Ono. Many local boat captains will be happy to take you out for an exciting day or half-day of fishing.
Two thumbs up for Cap’n Kenny who does deep sea sport fishing for smaller groups. He will also take out groups for whale watching, scuba diving, or snorkeling at places the bigger companies won’t go to. Great prices–take your whole group out for about $300 (total!) for four hours or $400 for eight hours.
Captain Jeff – Aloha-Kona Fishing Kona Hawaii deep sea fishing charters with Capt. Jeff Rogers. Kona’s #1 sportfish catching captain every year since 1997! .
Grand Slam Sportfishing Offering deep sea sport fishing charters for marlin, mahi mahi, and ahi aboard a Hatteras 46 in the blue waters of Kona, Hawaii.
Kona Fishing – Hawaii Fishing on the Ho’okele in Kona, Hawaii! The Kona Coast of the Big Island is well known as the best place for big game fishing in the state of Hawaii. Ask us about Kona’s Marlin Tournament schedule!
Humdinger sportfishing charters Kona hawaii
Illusions Sport Fishing Illusions Sport Fishing based in Kona, Hawaii offers deep sea fishing charters to anglers of all levels. Experience marlin fishing on one of our deep sea fishing charters.
Intrepid Deep Sea Fishing
Light and heavy tackle, stand up and fly-fishing charters from Kona, Hawaii.
Kona Sportfishing Promotional Group Kona Hawaii Sportfishing – Information about big game fishing, charter boats and blue marlin and other exciting fish caught off the Kona Coast of Hawaii.
Anxious Sport Fishing Charters
Hawaii Fishing Kona – fish with one of the best charter boats off the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii for marlin and exciting big game fish.
Half and full day fishing charters with Captain Brian Wargo on a 38′ Uniflite out of Keauhou Bay near Kona. Snorkeling and rafting packages also available.
Catchem I Big Game Sportfishing on the Big Island of Hawaii’s Kona Coast
Experience Sports Fishing in the pristine waters off the Kona coast of Hawaii. Known for its calm deep waters with plenty of fish, Kona offers both professional and beginner anglers a great fishing experience!
Kona Hawaii’s best selection of big game sport fishing boats can be found at Charter Services Hawaii. Fish for blue marlin and other game fish.
Join Fish Wish Sportfishing for Deep Sea Big Game Fishing off the Kona Coast of Hawaii for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado on Capt. Kent Mongreig’s 40′ boat the ‘Jacque-Apito’.