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Pearl Fishing Oahu provides the best fishing experience in the Hawaiian Islands. We offer a fully guided fishing charter, luxury charter boat and friendly service. Our captain has over 35 years of experience and is an expert in finding the big fish. We fish for many species of large pelagic fish in one of the most productive waters in the world.

Captain Freed is an experienced, professional fisherman and charter captain based in Oahu, Hawaii. He is a local who started his career at a young age and has been fishing in the deep blue waters of Hawaii for over 35 years. His unparalleled expertise and knowledge allow him to take customers on an unforgettable deep-sea fishing experience.

The Pamela Pearl is a 35 ft. Bertram was named after Captain Freed’s mom – the matriarch of this fishing family. All aboard will feel her spirit as they take off on their adventure. The boat is built for fishing with a flybridge, livewell and plenty of room for six anglers to fish without tangled lines. With its luxurious features of a salon with sofa and sleeper beds for resting after a long battle with the fish of your dream, it’s no wonder why so many visitors to Haleiwa choose to go out on this vessel for their fishing trips.

Oahu deep sea fishing charters are a great way to experience the incredible variety of fish species you can find in the Hawaiian waters. The main target species include Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Ono, Yellowfin (Ahi) and Skipjack Tuna (Aku), all providing an exciting challenge for any angler. Nearshore bottom fishing charters offer anglers a chance to catch more than a dozen species of fish in local waters. Species commonly targeted include goatfish, jacks, wrasse, triggers, snappers and amberjacks.

Captain Freed is very knowledgeable about the area where you will be fishing and knows many techniques to put you on the fish. Before fishing, you will catch baitfish, usually mackerel, then head out for your day. For nearshore fishing, he uses light tackle to target a wide variety of reef fish. When going offshore, trolling and high-speed trolling at the six FADs are the two main techniques utilized. Captain Freed knows what bait to get the fish biting to make your day on the water full of action and exhilaration.

There are two charter options; half-day and full-day. With the fishing grounds not that far offshore, even on a half-day charter, you still get a lot of fishing in. You will head towards the FADs, get your lines in, and look for a battle. But if you want something a little calmer, going on a half-day reef fishing charter is excellent for families but still filled with action and fun. Full-day charters are for those that want to spend the day out fighting with some of the largest pelagic fish on the planet. Captain Freed also offers overnight charters.

30-130 class Pen rods and reels and top-line tackle are provided. Bring some sunscreen, a hat, polarized sunglasses, a camera and a great attitude because you are in for a day you will never forget. Beverages and food are not provided, so you will need to bring your own. After docking, the crew will fillet your fish for your dinner table or a local restaurant to prepare a delicious meal for you.

Pearl Fishing Charter Oahu offers a truly unique and memorable experience for those looking to explore the waters of Hawaii. With knowledgeable guides and top-notch equipment, novices or experienced anglers alike can enjoy the thrill of catching big game fish in the tranquil and productive Hawaiian waters. The breathtaking scenery, incredible fish and wildlife encountered along the way make for an experience that is both rewarding and fun.



Fishing Charter Rates

  • Half Day Fishing Charters
    $ 1,400.00
  • Full Day Fishing Charters
    $ 1,700.00


Google Reviews

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  • Johnny Walker
    Johnny Walker
    a month ago

    Thanks Captain AJ and Deckhand Eric. Fish on! We had a great time fishing the Pearl on 4/1/24. My father-in-law treated the 5 of us to a 1/2 day. The boat was very comfortable and we were stoked to land a yellow fin ahi and mahi mahi. Hope to get back aboard for Pamela Pearl for another adventure. Happy catching and please book/ support this great charter. Aloha Johnny and Jack

  • Justin Byers
    Justin Byers
    3 months ago

    I’ve had a few trips with captain freed and I can’t say enough about how good it has been. Very professional and he has a deep knowledge of the fishing conditions and the best bet for a good day. Will definitely continue to choose him for deep sea here in Oahu.

  • Sydni Wallace
    Sydni Wallace
    a month ago

    Captain Chris and Eric were great! Our party all ended up getting seasick but that was not their fault at all, they were incredibly kind and accommodating despite what we dealt with out in the water. Everyone in my party still had fun and we highly recommend pearl fishing! We even managed to catch one mahi on the way home, so that made it all worth it to us.

  • Kim Chan
    Kim Chan
    3 weeks ago

    We want to give proper credit and acknowledgement to the deckhand, Andy. Andy was friendly from the get-go, but the captain, Chris, was curt, brusque and unhelpful. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE. For US$1300 for a half day charter, your money would be better spent elsewhere. We had fun and will look to do another fishing trip but not with Pearl Fishing. Our treatment felt discriminatory to say the least - Chris engaged in small talk with the group before us, all Caucasians, yet when we came to say hello, we were ignored and just stood there on the desk for 5-10 minutes before being acknowledged. There was no introduction as to the boat, where we would go, what types of fish we’d be in the area for, what type of fish we caught. The entire experience was unfriendly and not at all enjoyable. And even objectively speaking, their fish policy is that you would get to keep 25 lbs of whole fish on a half day charter. We were given 8-10lbs max and had to ask for more and they seemed annoyed. One guest got seasick, and as we were given zero introduction or instructions as to where to vomit if needed, the guest threw up in the sink which we didn’t realize wasn’t okay. Of course, if someone told us, we would’ve happily followed their instruction but no one even spoke to us. We ended the trip 2 hours early and still gave them US$200 as a cleaning fee and tip and the captain still had the gall to inquire about a cleaning fee to be paid. What was supposed to be a nice gift for our father was ruined by the captain’s curt, brusque and unfriendly attitude. Honestly, don’t waste your hard-earned money here.

  • dg3701
    a year ago

    My dad and I went out on the Pamela Pearl on 1/9/2023 and the experience was everything we had hoped for. We chose to go out because of their average review was 5 stars and hoped for the best. I’ve done 2 deep sea fishing trips in the past and this was the first one where I felt the captain was an elite fisherman and had a drive to go after the big fish. I went in with the understanding that the odds of catching a big marlin in January would be tough due to this being the “off season” and the captain was honest that it’d be a long day working a lot of miles if we were going to have a chance. We went and caught live bait (they let us even participate) and we brought in 20+ bait fish while sharks swam below also feeding off the school. Then we spent 2.5 hours going after Marlin with no luck. He knew we wanted to catch at least one for dinner, so he took us into a bit shallower water where we proceeded to catch 5 fish that were between 20-40lbs and put up a nice fight. We kept one and put the rest back we decided to spend the rest of the day going after Marlin. He let us sit up with him and he provided insight into what we were looking for. After 2.5 more hours we hooked a big Blue Marlin and the fight was on. The captain provided great guidance on how to fight the fish and it took about 20-25 minutes between hooking it and landing it on the boat. Overall it was the bucket list type experience that’s worth paying a professional for. I really enjoyed the dynamic of working with a commercial style fishing guide (they keep the fish and sell at market) because it was very clear he was there to catch a fish and as big as possible. I’ve done a lot of guided trips over the years and he was definitely the most focused guide I’ve worked with. I’d definitely go out again with this crew! Not sure of the exact weight, but the pictures show it was a nice catch. We covered over 60 miles for the day according to the captain.

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