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Tropical Sun Sportfishing

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Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Great Fun

Ryan and Bret are two of the best and most professional charter staffers I have ever used. I was... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
hififun
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634 lb Blue Marlin

On Dec 30th my wife and son's did a 4 hour fishing trip with Capt Ryan Lutes. With in 15 minutes we... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Curt S
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Tropical Sun Sportfishing is one of Kona's premier sportfishing charter operations. Her captain, Ryan Lutes, brings over ten years of experience of fishing on some of the finest boats in Hawaii and has experience in commercial fishing, sportfishing, bottom fishing, and major fishing tournaments and his crew is the very best you'll find anywhere in the world! We love to fish and you'll see why! All equipment, tackle and ice provided. Light tackle, heavy tackle and flyfishing tours available and combination fishing and snorkeling upon request. Custom fishing adventures and tours for families and adventurous groups. Absolutely the best "Value" in Kona and certainly the friendliest crew. Families and children welcome and "Customer Satisfaction" is our number one priority!
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Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Ryan and Bret are two of the best and most professional charter staffers I have ever used. I was placed on a boat via a work function and was not disappointed! The boat is very well maintained, clean and comfortable. Bret has some of the...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

On Dec 30th my wife and son's did a 4 hour fishing trip with Capt Ryan Lutes. With in 15 minutes we hooked a fish of a lifetime. I know it doesn't always work this was but after 45 minutes we had a 634 lb...More

1  Thank Curt S
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We had a Half a day trip and everyone who was fishing caught at least one. They cut the fish up and bagged it for us. Great trip even for those who didn’t want to fish!

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Just went fishing on this wonderful boat with Capt Ryan and his deckhand Mark. These two guy's are top notch fisherman , I caught a 625 lb Marlin my buddy Terry caught a 125 lb Marlin along with a couple derados. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Gangstamig
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I caught my very first Blue Marlin on the Tropical Sun last week! I booked a 3/4 day trip, starting the day at 6:00 a.m. and it was a beautiful day on the water. The boat was very clean and large, including an air conditioned...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I got my first marlin on Tropical Sun! Captain Ryan provides a safe and comfy trip, and the crew is very knowledgeable. It's a clean boat and you can tell they care about your experience. Whenever I'm on the Big Island you will find me...More

1  Thank Derick H
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I visit the island of Kona with a group of friends every year to go sport fishing. Over the years I have the good fortune to be on many good charters. This year we decided to try a new boat and we were not disappointed....More

2  Thank Ron L
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

My brother in law and 12 year old son went out with Capitan Ryan Lutes and first mate Mike on July 15th. What an awesome time! The boat is awesome and they provided water, Gatorade and a light breakfast for us. We did the 3/4...More

3  Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Went on a full day trip on Tropical Sun and had the best time fishing ever! Capt Ryan and crew Dave were first class all the way. The boat is beautiful and very comfortable. Ryan got us on the fish and Dave helped talk me...More

1  Thank kurtmck
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Excellent fishing charter. Everything explained so great for first timers. They provide drinks, a light breakfast, and everything needed. Highly knowledgeable crew and Captain, that provide a very professional fishing experience. All top rated gear. They cut your catch right at the dock for you...More

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