Sport Fishing Half Day (4-hour) Charter

Fish the blue marlin capital of the world offshore the Kona Coast. 

Summary: Join Captain Shawn and his team for an epic sportfishing half-day (4-hour) charter offshore the Kona Coast. This may be why you are visiting Hawaii!

4-Hour Hawaii Fishing Charter Details

  • 4-hour duration
  • All ages are welcomed
  • Morning or afternoon charters are available
  • Up to 4 passengers
  • Departs from Honokohau Harbor – 15-minutes north of Kailua-Kona


Kailua-Kona Half-Day (4-hr) Sport Fishing Charter

Set out to new fishing adventures on the prolific Hawaii waters with Kona Cowboy Sportfishing at the helm! Captain Shawn Slattery runs his charters from the Big Island of Hawaii, the Blue Marlin capital of the world, where the ocean is deep and game fish are abundant.

Pick a morning or afternoon session at the Book Online button.

Whether you’re a novice or pro, you’re going to have a memorable time with this friendly and experienced crew that works very hard to put you on the fish. Whether it’s dinner you’re after or a trophy Blue Marlin, Capt. Shawn will make it happen!

You’ll be fishing with Captain Shawn Slattery and his crew from a Bertram (Flybridge) sport fisher originally built in 1977 and fully restored in 2019. Powered by two 350HP Cummings engines and a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots, she’s got plenty of get-up-and-go!

Not only will you be comfortable on their vessel, but she’s equipped with the latest in electronics gear and safety equipment.

If you are craving more time on the water during your trip, you can ask to extend the charter. They most likely can but depends on other bookings. It doesn’t hurt to ask! But if you want more time on the water, here are their other charters:

FAQ: 4-Hour Fishing Charter

4-Hour Charter Includes the Following

  • Fishing License
  • Tackle & Bait
  • Fish Cleaning and Packaging
  • Complimentary Photos & Video
  • Cooler with Ice

What to Bring for Your 4-Hour Fishing Expedition

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Drinks (no glass)
  • Snacks


What happens if you have to cancel?

Captain Shawn understands that things happen! So, in the event that you need to cancel your fishing charter with them, Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing only asks that you provide them with 24 hours’ notice of cancellation and they provide a full refund.

Can you bring alcohol on the fishing charter?

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

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

What if it rains or there is bad weather?

They fish rain or shine, however, they 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, they’ll do their best to reschedule your charter.

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

What can you expect to catch on your fishing charter?

They target the following species on their 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 them know prior to your charter!

Are you allowed to keep what you catch?

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

Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing Charter Boat Bertram

About Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing and Captain Shawn

Welcome aboard! 

Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Blue Marlin Sport Fishing capital of the world. Whether you’re a novice or pro, you’re going to have a memorable time with Captain Shawn and his team. They have over 35 years of experience catching fish and no one will work harder trying to catch your fish for you! Whether it’s for dinner or a trophy blue marlin, they’re here to make it happen.

They also specialize in family fishing charters, ensuring even your youngest anglers leave the island saying, “Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing, was the best part of our vacation!”

About Captain Shawn Slattery, from Captain Shawn:

Born into the industry as a commercial fisherman, but after the Gulf oil spill, I decided it was time for a change.

I applied my expertise to Big Game Fishing and fell into a whole new kind of love for the sport. Nothing compares to those adrenaline-filled moments when you have an 800lb Blue Marlin on your line!

I have over 35 years of experience in both commercial and sport fishing and want to share this along with my love of fishing with you.

Book online directly with Kona Cowboy Sport Fishing by using this link.

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