It’s a commonly known fact among big-game fishermen that Hawaii is the only place in the world that can boast about catching a grander blue marlin in every month of the year. The legendary fishing community of Kona enjoys a good number of blue marlin catches all year long. Kona is also known as the birthplace of lure fishing for marlin, but this is also a great venue to learn the art of live-baiting for marlin, and we are sure to spend at least part of each day fishing live baits, something we don’t get to do very often at Marlin U.
This is your chance to fish for the best billfish in the world. Nowhere else is such successful big-game fishing found in such calm waters. Sea conditions off the Kona coast are typically calm and sunny, and the island's steep bottom puts big-game fishing just a quarter-mile offshore. Most of Kona's 1,000-pound marlin have been caught only two to five miles from shore!
Each day, you'll experience an exhilarating day of marlin fishing and receive expert instruction from Dave Ferrell, editor of Marlin magazine, and world-renowned angler Capt. Peter B. Wright.
Kona is the perfect place to bring a non-fishing guest. Non-fishing guests will have many choices for recreational activities or a lazy day at the pool or spa. Our host hotel, The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort offers plenty of activities for the non-fishing guest.
Marlin University offers an all-inclusive package that takes care of all your basic expenses. (Meals, accommodations, ground transfers, four days of hands-on blue-water instruction) We teach you to instinctively know what to do once you've hooked a fish.