Meet Captain Dave

Captain Dave (David Crawford) has over 18 years of professional deep sea fishing experience, most of it from right in Hawaii. His passion for fishing has led him to fish 17 different Hawaiian Islands, as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Southern California, and Costa Rica. He was born into a charter fishing family in Hawaii and caught his first Blue Marlin at the age of 10. Captain Dave has many years of commercial fishing under his belt, catching Big Eye and Yellowfin Tuna. These fishing trips would keep him out to sea for up to 8 days at a time. His real passion is being a father and taking youngsters fishing on the Kona Blue where he attempts to help them snag a fish of a lifetime. “There is nothing more satisfying than bringing a smile to a youngster’s face as I help them catch their first fish... and continuing to bring that smile back for the same kid year after year. It’s amazing to watch them and their understanding of the ocean grow”.

Big Game Sport Fishing

Big game sport fishing isn't just for the pros; this unique experience can be customized for families, friends or an executive gathering. Grab your hat and a lunch and we will take care of the rest.

Our Boat - The Kona Blue

The Kona Blue is a completely refitted 1971, 53 foot Hatteras yacht. Outfitted with HD 800 Side Scanning Sonar, Mitsubishi Gyro-Stabilzer, and many other state of the art components.

Customer Gallery

These are some images of our customers enjoying their time aboard the Kona Blue. Book your charter today, and become part of the Kona Blue family!

Meet Captain David


Custom Charters To Fit Your Hawaiian Holiday

Kona Blue Fishing will customize your Kona fishing trip to fit within your vacation schedule. Whether you’re interested in fishing a Billfish Tournament or just spending a few hours on the water catching some dinner for the grill, David will work with you to make your Kona fishing trip the best big game fishing experience possible. The Kona Blue holds up to 6 passengers.

The Kona Blue is a completely refitted 1971, 53 foot Hatteras yacht