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TOPSHAPE Kona Sports Fishing

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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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Awesome Family Fishing Trip

Took the family to Kona for a nice family vacation. Decided to book a fishing trip with TOPSHAPE... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David J
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Utica, Michigan
Topshape fishing experience

I went with my sister and dad fishing with Topshape and we had a blast. The captain and the first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alayna Z
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Imagine a day on a luxurious 43' Cabo trolling the world-famous fishing grounds of Kona, Hawaii with Owner/Operator, Captain Al Gustavson. Our immaculately maintained 43' Cabo is an epitome of luxury gamefishing in Hawaii. With an air conditioned salon, Wi-Fi, master stateroom, shower and state-of-the-art amenities, TOPSHAPE is one of the most comfortable fishing charters you will ever experience. Captain Al Gustavson, the owner and operator of TOPSHAPE, has been fishing the waters off the Kona coast for over 25 years. So, whether you're seeking an elusive grander (1000+ lb billfish) or are looking to catch some of the Ahl (tuna), Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish), Ono (wahoo) or other gamefish in Hawaii, TOPSHAPE fishing is where it's at.
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74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip D-8, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2708
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the family to Kona for a nice family vacation. Decided to book a fishing trip with TOPSHAPE fishing charter. Not only did we book one trip with TOPSHAPE we booked a second 8-hour trip that same week. Captain Al is a true professional, awesome...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my sister and dad fishing with Topshape and we had a blast. The captain and the first mate were so friendly and made the experience so much fun. The boat was great and we even managed to catch some fish!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt, this has to be the best outfit in the Islands. Capt Al and John were fabulous. We loved our day. Even if we hadn't caught anything, we would have walked away feeling we got our money's worth. The boat is TO DIE...More

Thank kbwort
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fished half day with Captain Al and 1st Mate John. Impeccable service, pristine boat... even my mom who just had massive back surgery was comfortable thanks to the sea keeper and piloting skills of Al. John worked hard to make sure we had the best...More

Thank mattskogmo
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I ended up going out with Topshape had an adventure of a lifetime! We pulled in a massive blue marlin, a yellowfin tuna, an ono, we also had quite a few more bites and we were only out for half the day....More

Thank hofermatthew2
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Spent a full day on the water with Captain Al and his first mate, John. Both have decades of experience in the area and had the answer to every question we threw at them (which was a lot considering I’m new to fishing and my...More

Thank Anduena Z
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Went with Captain Al and his great deckhand John on a full day fishing trip last Tuesday hunting "Monsters". Sure as heck, I reeled in an approximate 100 pound Yellowfin Tuna. My friend caught a big Ono. We had an amazing day relaxing on the...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

I echo the reviews of others about what a gorgeous well cared for boat the Top Shape is, it was very comfortable for my wife and younger daughter who are not interested in fishing. But when it comes to booking charters the crew is the...More

Thank gfrechette
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had an amazing time with Captain Al and John! The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art fishing equipment and technology (and there’s lots of it). The boat is stunning - perfect for the ladies that prefer a touch of luxury and the guys were thrilled...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Captain Al and John put us on a great Kona Ahi. The boat is superb, the equipment is top quality and everything is maintained with the utmost of care. Quality captain mate and boat! Topshape is top shelf!

Thank johnjW2756DO
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Laurence K
December 2, 2015|
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Response from kennyb33 | Reviewed this property |
We did an all day private charter. It was around a $1,000. Plus tips. They are very good at responding to emails so just shoot them a quote to see current rates and what charter fits your needs. Hope this helps.
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LisaLambkin
November 6, 2015|
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Response from wolfman0369 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Captain Al for the answer. Google Topshape Kona Fishing for the website, I can't put direct links in my answer.
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William R
June 9, 2015|
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Response from Al G |
Yes All but marlin that we release
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