The spinner dolphin gets its name from its habit of leaping from the water and spinning rapidly before landing with a splash. Sometimes, individuals will leap repeatedly, as many as seven times in a row. In the eastern tropical Pacific, spinner dolphins frequently swim together with schools of yellowfin tuna. Fishermen look for dolphin pods, knowing they'll likely be with the tuna they want.
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.
From the months of November through April, our warm tropical waters are home to the North Pacific stock of Humpback whales.
The Maria B. was designed and built in 2012 by R&B boats in Eugene, OR. The concept of our boat is to provide our cut bait("chunking" or "mooching") fisherman with plenty of desk space. The large deck is complimented with large fish/ice hold, 12 rod holders, bait cutting table, shade area, and all the tackle. The captain's helm is complimented with GPS, radar and fish finder.
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Honokohau Harbor - Kailua-Kona, HI