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Kaanapali Sportfishing
aka Diver Dan's Specialty Charters

Big Game ~ Deep Sea Fishing Aboard the

2005 Charter Pricing prices do not include taxes
Share Charters
Minimum 4 - Maximum 6 pax
4 Hour Share
$150.00 per person
6 Hour Share
$175.00 per person
8 Hour Share
$195.00 per person
Private Charters
4 Hour Private Charter
6 Hour Private Charter
8 Hour Private Charter
4 Hour Private Bottom Fish
(Private Charter)$600.00
Night Fishing - By Request
(Call for availability & Pricing)

No Combo Dive-Fish Charters
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 1-808-667-5792 or Email Dan or Tee
  • Owner Operated, Coast Guard licensed captain with 24 years experience in Hawaii
  • Newly Restored 31 ft. Bertram with custom built tower, outriggers, fish finders, shaded cabin & clean bathroom
  • Tournament equipped with deluxe fighting chair, Top of the line Gold Penn International rods and reels (20-130 lb., test line), fish boxes and cooler
  • Light to heavy tackle, live bait and lures

Private and Share Boats Available

  • Your best fishing happens on a full day (8-10 hours) in the deepest waters
  • Special Night Fishing Charters by request.
  • Perfect for experienced fisherman and beginners alike.
  • Ask about receiving a life long trophy, Desperado has recently mounted more fish than any single boat in Hawaii.
    (Gray Taxidermy, Inc.)
  • Ask about having your fish filet for dinner or cut up for the freshest sushi in town.

Captain Dan Shaffer, owner/operator of "Desperado" has been successfully hunting our waters for the biggest and best of Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Ono and the list goes on...
They hold state records such as catching 58 Marlin in one month, catching 8 out of the 11 record Marlin in Maui county, bringing in 16 Ahi averaging 150 pounds in one charter!

Named the Number One Captain in 1997, Captain Shaffer and his "Desperado" are going strong!

"Desperado" houses the top of the line Gold Penn International rods and reels, using lures, live bait, strip, chunk and chum to bring in the biggest and the best. With the custom built fish boxes and plenty of room for coolers and ice, you are sure to have an adventure! The shaded cabin offers plenty of room to sit or stretch our with a clean comfortable head below.

Bring along plenty of your favorite libations and food stuffs, we have plenty of ice and cooler space. Alcohol is permitted but not provided.

Perfect for the hard core, avid fisherman or the 1st time sportfisher, Captain Shaffer and his "Desperado" will take you on an expedition to remember!

Private Charters or Share Boat Charters for 1/2, 3/4 or full day excursions are offered with night fishing charters by request. For Big Game, full day is recommended to ensure enough Deep water time.

Bring along your friends and family, we are happy to instruct beginners!

Let the Voyage begin!!!

Conveniently located in Kaanapali (free parking)

No license required

Equipment and ice supplied

Bring your favorite food and beverage

6 passengers maximum ~ Everyone Fishes!!

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Kaanapali Sportfishing
PO Box 11208
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
Reservations: 808-667-5792
Fax: 808-891-2992


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