The Rascal is a 43ft. Bertram Sportfisher powered by brand new twin Caterpillar 500HP inboard diesel engines with a cruising speed of approx. 25 knots. These engines are quiet while being EPA Tier 3 compliant with clean exhaust for a more safe and enjoyable ride.
Rascal Charters was established in 1989 by the late founder, Kevin M. Hogan (November 2, 1959 – August 31, 2017). Through almost three decades, Kevin successfully built the business as an owner / operator and became a highly respected member of the fishing community. He was known for his honesty, fairness, goodwill, and his enormous heart. Those qualities are what has earned Rascal the esteemed reputation that it holds today. In honor of Kevin, Rascal Charters is committed to carrying on a great legacy for decades to come. Lead Captain Kamal and the rest of the team are certified and very knowledgeable with years of experience fishing in Maui. With a deep passion for fishing we strive to provide all of our guests with an experience of a lifetime.
Kevin M. Hogan
Kevin M. Hogan
Owner / President
The Rascal is a 43ft. Bertram Sportfisher maintained to the highest standards, powered by brand new twin Caterpillar C7.1 500HP inboard diesel engines with a cruising speed of approximately 25 knots, while trolling at 8-9 knots. These engines are quiet while being EPA Tier 3 compliant with clean exhaust. For those wanting a little time out of the sun, portions of the back deck are shaded, and our main cabin is air-conditioned with a full galley and comfortable seating. For those wanting great views from atop there is additional seating in front of the flybridge. This vessel is fully equipped with all the gear you’ll need to catch an experience of a lifetime.
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Charters & Bookings
We target four types of game fish here in Hawaii: Marlin (including Pacific Blue, striped and spearfish/short-billed marlin), Ahi (yellowfin tuna), Ono (wahoo), and Mahi-Mahi (aka dolphin or dorado). Occasionally, we pick up species such as, Snapper, Skipjacks, and other incidental catches. We specialize in trolling, but can mix it up with live bait and other methods depending on the conditions. Any request for customization can be considered. Rascal is kid friendly, with a minimum age of 5. You will be in good hands with the Captain and Crew, as they will do all they can to give you an experience of a lifetime.
No refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of the departure time unless cancelled by the captain or a representative of Rascal Charters. To cancel your reservation, call (808) 874-8633. Cancellations are also accepted via email email@example.com as long as they include all pertinent information. Cancellations by SMS Text Message will not be accepted.
What others are saying about us
I live on Maui and only charter with Rascal!
Not only do I live on Maui and have my own big boat, on special occasions I charter Rascal. Great captain, great crew, great company! Never disappointed! These guys work hard to get you on fish! I’ve been fishing these waters for years and yet I learn something new every time I go on this boat.
Booked the 6 hr private charter. Kamal and Chris were very professional and friendly. Really did a great job putting us on the fish. Far exceed our expectations- closed the day with 6 Mahi-mahi. Highly recommend these guys- they know their stuff and really had a blast. Memorable trip of a lifetime!
8 hour trip
Kamal and Chris were guides. They were both very professional and knowledgeable about the fishing and their surroundings. Kamal got us where we needed to go safely and efficiently. Chris got the lines in and out of the water trying their tricks of the trade so we were able to land some fish. Starting out by catching out targeted bait fish “ mackerel”. We had lots of fun just doing that. Any questions we had they were more then happy to answer. I would like to just hang out with these guys again just to chat with. My only regret was not being able to give them more money for a tip because they definitely deserve it.
Hardest Working Crew Ever!
My wife and I went on a full day private charter with Kamal and Sammy on December 11, 2021.
We were focusing on blue marlin because we hadn’t caught that specie before.
Those two guys were friendly, informative, very knowledgeable, and topped it off by being two of the hardest working guys we have had the privilege of fishing with!
We aren’t novices to charter fishing, having fished with many charter crews in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the Caribbean, and many inland waters throughout the country.
So when we thank them for being so persistent and hard working, we really do know!
And it all paid off! We were able to catch, tag, and release two Pacific blue marlin. The largest being approximately 200 lbs.
Additionally, the boat is awesome and the gear top notch!
Thanks again guys! We hope to see you soon!
Cedar City, Utah
We had a great time fishing with Rascal Charters! Caught 4 Mahi Mahi on our 8 hour charter. We heard not many were catching while we were there so very fortunate!
Joe and Chris provide us with an epic day of fishing! With Joe guiding us through the water and Chris setting up the lines it was without surprise we had fish on all day. We would highly recommend this charter. Mahalo
Santa Fe, United States
Trip of a lifetime
We came out to Maui with our daughter and niece and her husband. We had planned other activities and weren’t sure how much we would enjoy deep sea fishing. Our nephew-in-law really enjoys fishing so we decided to go with it! Kamal and Chad were great-they knew what they were doing and were excellent “coaches” to our group of inexperienced fishermen. The first few hours were pretty quiet-excellent scenery and a nice ride. Then they started biting! We all caught smaller tuna and then the big ones hit. A 64 inch Spearfish, a 60lb Yellowfin, and an Ono. It was so exciting! Once back, they cut filets for us and put them on ice. What a thrill to eat your fresh catch the same day! Have been recommending them to everyone I know, I’m so glad we took the chance and tried something new!
My family went fishing on the Rascal on March 15th and had a terrific time. The boat was comfortable and clean. Captain Kamal and his deckhand Chad were personable and knew what they were about. They worked hard the whole trip to put us on fish and their efforts were rewarded with some Mahi-mahi. We caught fish when the other boats in the marina got skunked. I highly recommend Rascal Charters to you!
Trip of a lifetime!
The crew of the Rascal is always top notch and very professional. This was my fourth time on the Rascal and I have had a 75% success rate. With fishing you never know what or when the fish will bite , but you will always have a good time on the Rascal. Thank you Captain Chris for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
Will be back!
Went out on the Rascal with Kamal and Chris. Just me, my son and his mom. Could have had 3 more on the boat and still been comfortable. Boat was very nice, comfortable couch (son slept for an hour). Air conditioning inside so you can escape the heat. The shade over the back deck makes all the difference! And one of the big reasons I picked this boat! It was hot! That shade made it comfortable even on the back. If it wasn’t there….. would have been miserably hot. Kamal and Chris worked their butts off to get us fish. There was nothing out there the first few hours. Found two Mahi, hooked both but I could only pull in one (my fault). I should have listened to Kamal’s instructions…. And you need to listen to them! It will be the difference between coming home with a trophy or empty handed! I will be back on my next trip in the summer! And probably every trip I take to Maui from now on!
We target four types of game fish here in Hawaii: Marlin (including Pacific Blue, striped and spearfish/shortbilled marlin), Ahi (yellowfin tuna), Ono (wahoo), and Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish). These can range in size from a small, 8 pound juvenile mahi mahi to an 800 lb. blue marlin.... or maybe bigger! Occasionally, we pick up various species of Snapper, Jacks, and other incidental catches.
WHAT TECHNIQUES TO YOU USE?
Most of our fish here in Hawaii are caught high speed trolling (8-9 knots). Depending on the fishing conditions, we also fish with live and dead bait (Or whatever it takes that day to make 'em bite!)
DO WE NEED A FISHING LICENSE?
Short answer: NO, you do not need a license to go sportfishing on Maui. Captain and crew are required to have a commercial fishing licence. You, as passengers, are covered under us.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FISH WE CATCH?
Part of your crews' incentive to work hard is the potential to make money from fish sales. However, we always make sure to take care of our passengers first. For those passengers staying on island, we will filet the fish and put it on ice for you to take. We've never had a complaint about our fish policy. Again, we take care of YOU first.
IS THIS A GOOD ACTIVITY FOR KIDS?
You need to have a lot of patience for sportfishing. Sometimes you hook up right off the bat and the day is one long-filled adventure, and other times you don't hook up at all. Patience is important, and many kids just don't have it. Just keep it in mind, every kid is different. For children under 10, we recommend a private charter.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
That depends a lot on when you're coming. Over Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, and around Halloween, when the Lahaina Jackpot tournament is underway, we often get booked out months in advance. Basically, you want to make your reservation as early as possible. You don't have to PAY in advance (unless you want to of course!) you simply need to reserve the space.
HOW DO WE RESERVE A CHARTER?
If you want to reserve space online, go to our booking section, and fill out the necessary information. Your card is not charged until the day of the charter, and you can pay with a different card or cash if you prefer on that day.
Should you need to cancel your charter, the policy is as follows: Share boat trip, please contact us outside 36 hours from the time of departure. Private charters, please contact us 72 hours in advance. Cancelling within these times will result in our charging the full amount to the card number you gave us when you made the reservation.
WHAT ABOUT BOTTOM FISHING / CASTING?
We do not offer bottom fishing or spin casting on shareboat charters.
If you're interested in a private, custom charter, contact us and we'll see if we can arrange something special.