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Deep Sea Fishing in Hawaii – Private or Semi-Private

Way out on the high seas, with the Hawaiian Islands in the distance, some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world is found. Huge fish swim freely, growing to sizes that have become world record catches, and giving local fishing boats something to brag about. The fish found in the waters off of Hawaii’s coast are quite impressive, and every time a line is cast, the opportunity to reel something in local fishing boats have the chance for something very special to happen. Deep sea fishing in Hawaii is an activity that is perfect for anyone, and there are different options to choose from, providing a flexible agenda that makes a day at sea a great fit for any vacation.

The first choice is the length of time you spend at sea, and that is usually the easier decision. The choice of a full-day charter or a half-day charter determines what you will be fishing for, and how long you will be on the boat. On a full-day charter, the boat departs before dawn, and heads out to deep waters. This charter lasts for 10-12 hours and because of the time available, means you will be fishing for some of the biggest fish in the ocean, including marling, swordfish, and yellowfin tuna, and have the chance to catch something really incredible. A half-day charter lasts for 6-8 hours, and since the time is shorter, the boat stays in the waters that are not quite as deep, fishing for smaller fish like mahi mahi. The duration is dependent on your interests and what you want to do.

The next choice is usually the harder one to make. The option of private and semi-private are typically the hang up for those heading out to sea, and largely has to do with the number of people in your party.

Private Charters
Private charters are the more common choice for serious fishermen, especially those that have quite a few people heading out to sea. Larger groups like wedding parties or bachelor partier tend to choose this option as it gives full control of the boat and is essentially a private fishing trip. The captain and crew are on board, and there is usually room for 4-8 more, just depending on the boat. The entire boat will consist of only your party, and if there are choices on where to go, the captain will you make the call on where to go and what to fish for.

Semi-Private Charters
Deep-sea fishing in Hawaii is an experience that you will never forget, and though a semi-private charter will be shared with another group, you will still have an incredible time. Semi-private deep sea fishing charters are commonly taken by the casual visitor, one who may not be the most experienced or serious outdoorsman, but is looking for a fun day at sea. The chance to catch the fish of a lifetime still exists, and a day at sea will be just as fun, and you will probably make a new friend.

Deep sea fishing in Hawaii will be one of those experiences that define your vacation, and is always an experience that is well worth the day. Whether you choose a private or semi-private charter, your day at sea will be filled with incredible beauty, and hopefully the catch of a lifetime.

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