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On the Water Activities in Maui

Unbeatable weather and magnificent scenery are just two of the reasons why Lahaina has been called the world's greatest fishing town: our small harbor, concentration of expert guides and relaxed Hawaiian vibe on top of it all are enough to satisfy the most discerning anglers. There's no better place to enjoy a fishing vacation or getaway afternoon on the sea.

New to the sport? You don't even need a license to begin your fishing adventures when fishing in Maui, while the many charter companies in Lahaina are there to provide boats, equipment and a trip to the day's best catch.

About two dozen fishing charters alone can be found in the vicinity. Although that's far too many for a comprehensive list here, we recommend consulting the directory Fish Maui for more information about different kinds of fishing in Maui—including shore guides and spearfishing, which is a relatively new option for visitors seeking an extra challenge during their stay. Before deciding on a charter in particular, you may want to ask for your captain's policy on sharing the catch—a portion is usually kept by the crew to defer costs, with the remainder being filleted for you and the rest of your party to eat.

As Hawaii's always-pleasant weather means there aren't strict divisions between seasons, you can expect to find varieties of marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi and other kinds of reef fish throughout the year. These favorable conditions have also given rise to the Lahaina Jackpot Fishing Tournament, which takes place every year on Halloween. Thousands of pounds of marlin are brought in each year during this contest—just another way for fishing enthusiasts to have a great time in Maui.

After fishing all day you can cook your catch in one of our Maui oceanfront condos at Kahana Sunset. Make your reservation today.