Full Day Private Excursion - Maui Island, Hawaii

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$
399
/ Person
Duration:
8 hours
Capacity:
1 - 2 People
Days:
Daily
Check in:
7:00 AM
Jeremy S
This is the ultimate fishin' mission! 7-8 AM start time, location to be determined. If you are new to spearfishing the day will start with our Top Shot Spearfishing Introduction, where you will learn all the basics of spearfishing. If you're an experienced Spearo we skip the intro and jump right in the water. We select the very best dive location on the island of Maui with the guidance of expert spearo John Oka. John has been spearfishing on Maui for 43 years and there is simply no one on island that knows the locations, conditions and spearfishing better! We don't just limit this dive to West Maui, this is no holds barred, pull out all the stops and find the best diving location for your experience level. Once we exit the water, lunch is on us! From start to finish this will absolutely be the experience of a lifetime. This dive is open to our guests who are brand new to spearfishing and also experienced spearos.

RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

• All guests MUST have experience swimming. Guests MUST be able to snorkel for 2hrs +.

• Guests with serious neck, back, or joint injuries or chronic heart problems or claustrophobia should use their own discretion about their capabilities to safely participate in this activity. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that anyone with who has had recent surgery, especially on ankles, knees or their back, not participate in this excursion. Although we try to always make our guests comfortable both physically and mentally, some degree of impact on joints or some degree of customer anxiety about spearfishing is unavoidable.

RESTRICTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

• All guests are REQUIRED to sign a release and waiver of liability prior to participation.

• Guests MUST be 14 years or older, all guests under 18 must have a legal guardian sign for them.

• NO pregnant guests

• If you are booking on behalf of another person or group, it is your responsibility to inform each participant of these restrictions.
 
Inclusions:
Skipper/Guide, Gear Hire, Spearguns
What to Bring:
Sunscreen, Water
Experience Level:
Intermediate, Advanced
Rates
Duration
Min/Max Pax
Price Per
Price
8 hours
1 - 2
 People
Person
$
399
Schedule
Available
Check in
Daily7:00 AM
F.A.Q.
​The simple definition of spearfishing is to fish with a spear. If you are new to spearfishing, you may be picturing yourself on the rocks trying to throw a spear at a fish… don’t worry thats not how we do it at Top Shot Spearfishing. Top Shot Spearfishing has all the gear to keep you safe, warm and aiming true. Spearfishing masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits are designed to keep you comfortable and help to make your spearfishing excursion enjoyable. Custom designed 3 Prong tip spearguns and traditional barbed shaft spearguns will ensure your catch is secured and on the grill in no time! Top Shot Spearfishing teaches you the fundamentals and helps you become a safe and effective spearo quickly.
If you can snorkel, Top Shot Spearfishing can teach you how to spearfish! ​Top Shot Spearfishing has developed a unique step by step educational system that focuses on building fundamental skills that will introduce you to spearfishing both safely and effectively. We hold a strong focus on conservation, invasive species control, and educate our guests on Hawaii State Fishing Regulations, as well as dive locations, currents and ocean conditions. Top Shot Spearfishing pledges to pass on our years of spearfishing knowledge and welcomes you into the amazing world of spearfishing! Read what other guest have to say about Top Shot Spearfishing excursions on Facebook and TripAdvisor.
In the 1950’s, 15 species of invasive fish were introduced to Hawaii, the goal was to replenish dwindling fish stocks. Unfortunately without native predators the invasive fish began to over populate the reef, causing an imbalance. A popular example is the Roi (Peacock Grouper). Not only did the Roi lack predators in it’s new Hawaiian waters, but it began to retain Ciguatera, which is toxic when ingested in large dosages. Without being harvested for food, the Roi multiplied and began damaging our fragile ecosystem. Spearfishing is one of the only methods to remove dangerous invasive species like the Roi. For every one Roi removed from the reef, 142 other reef fish are saved. Spearfishing is also the most selective method of fishing. Each shot brings in just one fish. Each fish was specifically selected by the diver who studied the size and type of fish before even considering the shot. Net fishing often catches an over abundant amount of fish and sometimes the wrong kind and size. Pole fishing also lacks the ability to see the catch before hooking it. Spearfishing helps protect fish that are too small and targets specific species that can be consumed. We believe every shot should be purposeful, to protect the reef and feed your ohana. Check out our recipe page (coming soon) for tips on cooking your catch!
Once you start hunting underwater, fishing will never be the same! Expect to spend hours in the water learning about Hawaii’s unique ocean life and the art of the spearo. Hawaiian spearfishing is challenging, selective and fun! Best of all, you can choose exactly what you catch! Just aim true and fire! Top Shot Spearfishing excursions are designed to equip, educate and have you safely and effectively enjoying spearfishing in Hawaii’s beautiful waters.
Cancellation Policy
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 1 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Payment
Deposit (20%)
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Top Shot spearfishing is a Top-notch experience. I have spearfished in Florida Keys my whole life. I learned a ton of new tactics and new skills with Top shot guys. We got an octopus and bunch of fish which we loved! I will be coming back again hiring Top shot again!
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Solid day of spearfishing with Jeremy. I got the five star service pick-up right at my hotel, which gave the missus the car to get around town for the day. First dive spot was challenging (exactly what I was looking for)...deep dives, long breath holds required, and shots at large Pelagic species about 200 yards offshore. Jeremy worked the flashers and the chum to bring in a nice jobfish, then had ... more me drop onto a massive pipe that was holding a large ulua (giant trevally). Wrapped up diving there, broke for lunch, and hit a reef dive to shoot a mess of roi (peacock grouper). On this dive we got the full gambit of action, to include a visit from a large white tip reef shark, shooting a good size bluefin trevally, and filling a stringer full of roi. Fun dive. Awesome day. Definitely a challenge from my usual dives in California, and had a great guide to put me on fish. Definitely recommend the full day exclusive dive for any experienced spearos wanting to push theirs limits and have a shot a good size pelagics and skittish reef species. Must do trip on Big Island!
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Spearfishing is so much fun!
Our group of 6 had an excellent time! My husband and I had a great time spearfishing with Top Shot 3 years ago on Maui and definitely wanted to do it again on our family trip to the Big Island. Our group of 6 had so much fun and everyone speared some fish!
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My son and I met up with Jeremy for our first ever introduction to spearfishing. We started on the shore with a briefing that gave us all the baseline knowledge including breathing technique, safely operating the speargun, and hunting strategy. We then headed out into the ocean for 2 hours of spearfishing. Jeremy is a great level headed easy to talk to instructor with years in the field and my son ... more and I agreed that the morning/afternoon with Top Shot was the highlight of our week long trip to The Big Island.
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Very knowledgable instructor with local knowledge on how to hunt and catch fish. Very good tour and would recommend to anyone
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Did a trip from 8am to 2pm with Jeremy at Top Shot Spearfishing. Excellent job teaching from a level headed business professional who clearly understands both his passion of spearfishing and how to run an effective business where clients will return. No bravado typically experienced from "guides", just good information and in the water great skills modeled on both free diving and spear-fishing. If ... more you are a hunter and want to try it in the water, or, are looking for something not typically done on a Hawaii vacation this is the activity to try.
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jeremy was great...he taught 4 of us the basics of spearfishing and then took us out in the water for a wonderfult time. we really had fun -- got 10 fresh fish for dinner and learned enough to get started in this sport. very knowledgeable and very congenial. if you can snorkel you can do this!
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I met Jeremy in October about a week into my trip, would've done it sooner were it not for the fact that the beginning of my vacation started with bronchitis. This wasn't my first spearo experience, however it was my first with a guide. My only regret was being sick because I would've made the trek from Hilo to Kona twice during my week n a half on Big Island, the breathing technique is essential ... more to learn regarding spear fishing; even though I was just coming of bronchitis I was able to stay down much longer than I expected. The equipment Top Shot uses in my opinion is top notch, I have a travel JBL 2gun in one combo, which now is basically junk after using Jeremy's weapons of choice. The thoroughness of the lesson was well worth the price tag, for these are techniques that once learned can be practiced and built upon for the rest of your spearo adventures. In hind sight comparing my previous outings in other tropical locations I have come to the conclusion that the Hawaiian fish r much more skittish than other locations so learning and tandem spearfishing with Top Shot really gets you to the big leagues kinda right away because if you can land fish in Hawaii your chances in other locations really sky rocket. In closing if you want to learn how to spear fish the correct way and understand which fish to properly hunt, and who the bad guys are,(the Roi), than go experience the aloha with Jeremy and the rest of the Top Shot crew because these skills will assure you are doing it correctly with the proper etticut and the right mindset and go get you some Aloha and join the Spearo Ohana! Jeremy thank you for an afternoon I will never forget and I look forward to my next visit, and if all things workout for me perhaps in the future we can discuss me opening a kiosk on the Hilo side, many Mahalos brahda, sincerely RIPLEY
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Had a great time with Jeremy! Very knowledgable and friendly. Felt completely safe and accounted for at all times. Highly recommended!
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Technically, it's my husband who went - and not me - but, he found it via TripAdvisor, so I figured it would be appropriate for me to review since he doesn't have his own account. We often go fishing together when we vacation - on a boat - which was an activity available to us in Kona. However, my husband wanted to try something new - and spearfishing fit the bill. What he loved most about it was ... more that it wasn't a typical "tourist" activity. Unlike a fishing charter, where they set up your reels and take care of everything for you, you actually have to do the work yourself! There is no boat, you all get into the water and off you go! Once they got in, the instructor helped identify which fish they could spear and made sure everyone was safe and responsible. He really enjoyed it - it was active and engaging (and also, delicious)!
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Jeremy was a GREAT teacher, made everything make sense and brought us to a high level of comfort and confidence before even entering the water. Can not wait to go again with top shot. The passion, knowledge, patience, skill and positive teaching was 5+star. Well done Jeremy. We will be back to go hunting again with you!! Thank you....
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My family just moved to the Big Island and I was interested in spearfishing. Jeremy is a really good communicator and helped me get a good foundation for learning more on my own. You'll be able to tell that he is excited to share the sport and local knowledge with you.I am sure that once my skills have improved that I will dive with Top Shot again.
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Had a great first time experience spearfishing with Jeremy. I look forward taking what I learned and continue growing with the sport in the NW. You definitely should do this on your trip to Kona.
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There were three of us (newbies) on this trip and each of us had some SCUBA and snorkeling experience but had never done any spearfishing. We went through the instruction and in short order were in the water applying the skills we learned. If we hadn't been taught by Jeremy Selg, the real deal, we might not have gotten any fish. But with his solid knowledge base, patient instruction style and his ... more amazing skill we were able to learn how to safely spearfish and we got more than enough for a very nice dinner!!! If you're looking to take your aquatic or snorkel adventure to the next level give Jeremy a call. It was a lot of fun and an experience we'll always remember. We'll definitely be back Jeremy!!!
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Our day with Jeremy spearfishing was the best thing we did in Hawaii. We learned safety and diving techniques that helped us catch fish and have a great time. The experience was much more exciting and fun than the far more expensive boat fishing trip that we took days earlier (partially because we didn't see any fish or even get a bite on the boat) but also because we were engaged and active the entire ... more time. It was the first time spearfishing for all of us and I can't wait for the next opportunity I have to go.
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I dove in Kona with Jeremy. It was my first time doing spearfishing and i did two private sessions with him. I met a great professional, passionate and very technical. As a freediver I learnt certain techniques and he taught me new techniques for spearfishing. I discovered a beautiful sport, technical, physical and tactical. He is a patient coach and involved in the ecosystem preservation. I definitely ... more recommend to go for it with Topshot. Jeremy, I ll be back soon ;-)!Jerome
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Jon and Chris were amazing! We had an absolutely blast with these two; in fact, we are talking about booking with them again when we go back to Hawaii soon. We reminisce often on our one of a kind trip :-).
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This is a top notch operation! There was a southern swell that was making visibility poor, so rather than take us out in poor conditions, they waited two weeks to get us out. Well, yesterday was the day and it was well worth the wait! We were taught the basics of freediving, using the speargun, fish identification, spearfishing techniques, etc. Chris and John were an amazing team in teaching us how ... more to spearfish. Once we were in the water, the beautiful area they took us to was great for freediving and great for spearfishing. I'm here for another week and hope to get out with them at least one and hopefully two more times. I would highly recommend getting out with Top Shot as their top priority is your having a great time!
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Awesome experience! Followed Top Shot from Maui to Kona and its even better and bigger fish. Jeremy is experienced and great as always.
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Had such a blast! I think I'm hooked! Special father/son combo with Chris and John...they were informative and very fun to be with.Thanks and I will be back!
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