The Ho’okela



Ho'okela is an immaculate 32 foot Hatteras (35 feet overall) built in 1985 and powered with twin Caterpillar 3208 Turbo diesels offering 300 horsepower per side.  She'll cruise at 21-22 knots with a maximum speed of about 26 knots.

Skipper Kim Miyake has been fishing in Hawaii since he was a youngster, and now has over 25 years experience.  After fishing commercially for many years and catching many Marlin to 500 pounds and Ahi to 200 pounds, Kim obtained his captain's license in 1991 to share his skills with his guests.

Capt. Denny Putnam is also now skippering the Ho'okela when Capt. Kim is tending to business at his fish market.  Capt. Denny as been a fishing captain on Maui for over 30 years.  He first started fishing on the original Islander boat in Lahaina many years ago.  He also spent 3 years skippering the luxurious Piper which runs out of Maalaea harbor on Maui.  Capt. Kim was lucky enough to get Capt. Denny to move over to the Ho'okela and he has the utmost confidence is his work ethic, attitude, ability and customer relations. 


The Maui fishing experience can be described as a mixture of relaxing beautiful scenery intermixed with periodic bouts of pure adrenaline. And why not experience it on an impeccable sportfishing machine with an owner/operator who was born and raised on Maui and has fished these waters his whole life?

As many as 7 different fishing techniques are used aboard the Ho'okela. Methods include the use of live and dead bait, trolling, bait-and-switch, chumming, jigging and various Hawaiian and Japanese techniques.

Ho'okela Sportfishing also offers specialized charters, consisting of big-game fly-fishing, light tackle and bottom fishing trips.

While aboard the Ho'okela, you will have the opportunity to catch an assortment of beautiful game fish including, Marlin, Mahi mahi (dolphin fish, or dorado), Ono (Wahoo), Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Aku (skipjack tuna), Kawakawa (wavyback bonita), Shibi (bigeye tuna), Kahala (Amberjack), and Ulua (giant Trevally).

2009 Sportfishing Rates
  Share Boat Private Charter
1/2 Day (4 hours) $185.00 / person* $850.00*
3/4 Day (6 hours) $200.00 / person* $950.00*
Full Day (8 Hours) $220.00 / person* $1050.00*
Non-fishing Passengers are discounted 15%
* Prices do not include tax
Total 4.166% GET + 3% Harbor use fee = 7.166%

For more information and reservations
click here for our online reservation request form.
Be sure to mention the Ho'okela in the "Preferred Boat" field.

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