On the Kona Coast of the Big Island C. Hawk chartered its first "shared experience" in 2007. We inspire you – visitors and residents alike, to witness the backdrop of volcanoes, and breathe in the tranquil breezes of a rare paradise. Although there are many ways to explore the island's exquisite beauty and mystifying composure, we offer an ocean going vessel to bridge nature's brilliance and the awakening souls of men, women and children.
C. Hawk Hawaii is founded in gratitude, respect, and a deeply humble spirit of both land and water.
Captain Craig Hawkins has been fishing, surfing and diving in the Hawaiian Islands for over 30 years. Raised in Capistrano Beach, California, Craig dedicated his growing years to surfing and fishing the Southern California and Baja California coastlines, frequenting places like San Quintin, Todos Santos, Blacks, Trestles and Beach Road. In 1986 Craig set his sights on the Hawaiian Islands.
Craig currently operates out of world famous Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona, and specializes in daily trips for tourists and locals alike. Living on the rugged and beautiful Kona Coast has become a way of life for Craig, and he considers the opportunity to share his knowledge and experiences a true gift.
As the sun and the moon work the changes of the tides, we have witnessed the Kona Coast play its music to the unpredictable rhythm of humanity. Serenity births, whales breach, dolphins spin, and we as humans are reminded momentarily, if not forever, of our home within the depths of mother earth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We love having kids aboard! From our experience, 5 years and up tends to be the magic age. Please inform us upon reservation as to how many kids and what ages, as we are required to have the proper safety equipment onboard.
Our boat offers a variety of features but unfortunately does not have restroom facilities on-board. We recommend using the restrooms at the Marina before your trip and we make sure to take frequent "breaks" out in the water during our swimming and snorkeling portion of the adventure. If you have an physical limitations or special needs, please message us and we will do everything we can to accommodate you!
C. Hawk departs daily from the world famous Honokohau Harbor on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. We meet at the pier/boat ramp just North of the restrooms. See map below or follow our directions.
There is no marine recreational fishing license in Hawai‘i, so you don’t need to worry about that as long as you don’t sell your catch.
Typically the air temperature will be around 70 degrees in the early morning and will rise to 85 at midday. The sea temperature will be 76 to 80 degrees. Seasonal changes are not real dramatic and fluctuations in these air/sea temperatures will only vary a few degrees. In short, almost every day is a great day for Kona sportfishing, sighseeing and snorkeling! Attire should be light and include a hat, sunscreen, camera and sunglasses.
If, for any reason, attire requirements deviate you will be informed the day before your trip (make sure we have a good contact number for you).
We offer two blocks of times for our trips, a morning and afternoon charter. The morning private charter last 5-hours and the afternoon private charter lasts 4 hours. We also offer upgrades or all day bookings if you are interested. We cater to your trip preference and interests. If you would like to fish all day, we can make sure you are on the fish searching for the big ones. If you want to fish a bit and then snorkel and view some wildlife, we can do that to! Just select your preference when you book your trip and we'll do our best to make your trip unforgettable!