Answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about our Kona, Hawaii fishing charters can be found below.

However, prior to the day of charter, we will contact you directly with details about the exact starting time and meeting location for adventure. If you have questions at any time, just give us a call at 808.990.2531.

Depending on the length of your charter, Kona Cowboys Sport Fishing offers both morning and afternoon start times.

Typically our morning charters leave the dock at 6:30am and 10:30am. And our afternoon charters leave at 12:30am and 2:30pm.

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your charter’s start time.

Of course, we’ll speak with you directly the day before your trip to coordinate meeting time, our location and what your goals are for your fishing experience.

We understand that things happen!

So, in the event that you need to cancel your fishing charter with us, we only ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice of cancellation and will provide a full refund.

We fish rain or shine, however we want everyone to be safe.

In the event that your Captain chooses to call off your fishing charter due to poor weather or other conditions which might make your trip unsafe, we’ll do our best to reschedule your charter.

If for travel or other reasons you are unable to reschedule with us, we’ll provide a 100% refund for any amounts previously paid.

On the day of your charter, you’ll meet us directly at the boat:

Honokohau Harbor
74-0425 Kealakehe Pkwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

We are in Slip J8

We target the following species on our fishing charters:

  • Blue Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Wahoo
  • Spearfish
  • Tuna (skipjack, big eye & yellowfin)

*If you have specific angling goals, be sure to let us know prior to your charter!

We prefer to release the blue marlin we catch on our charters to promote their conservation.

However, you’re welcome to take home the other tasty species we catch on our trips including mahi-mahi and yellowfin tuna (both of which are incredibly tasty)!

In fact, we’ll even clean and package your catch for you – so all you have to do is prepare your meal!

Absolutely! Capt. Shawn and his crew work extremely hard to provide their guests with the best fishing experiences possible.
 
Customarily, gratuities for a Captain and crew are 20%+ of the cost of your charter.

Nope!

Kona Cowboy Sportfishing has all of the licenses and permits you’ll need for your fishing charter and are included for your trip.

Yes. We even supply an iced-down cooler to keep your drinks chilly!

We just ask that you drink responsibly and leave the glass containers at home.

You’ll be fishing with Captain Shawn Slattery and his crew from a Bertram (Flybridge) sportfisher originally built in 1977 and fully restored in 2019.

She’s powered by two 350HP Cummings engines and maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Maximum number of guests is 6 (plus captain and crew).

Of course!

If you’re on a charter with us and would like to extend your trip…we’ll be happy to accommodate as long as our booking calendar allows.

Yes, you get to keep what you catch, but anything over 50 lbs. usually goes to the boat. Captains discretion.