Our new 43' Bertram is exquisite, comfortable and beautifully appointed to accommodate your every need. We truly take pride in maintaing our vessel and gear to impeccable standards. We are very family-freindly and focus on safety and fun.
“I have used many charter companies all over. NONE have ever given me a first impression like Tropical Sun. The crew, boat, and gear are the best I have seen. Nobody keeps the equipment in as like new condition like they do!"
Captain Ryan Lutes brings over ten years of experience of fishing on some of the finest boats in Hawaii. Born and raised in Newport Beach, CA, Ryan's dream was to fish with the legendary captains in the epic waters of Kona, Hawaii. He received his captain license license at 18 years of age, and has experience in commercial fishing, sportfishing, bottom fishing, and major fishing tournaments.
“I started at the bottom and learned from some of the best skippers and deckhands in the world, finally working my way up to the Captain of The Tropical Sun."
—Captain Ryan Lutes
The 5 of us had an awesome day fishing. The boat was fabulous and the crew was great. We caught a 300 pound Blue Marlin!Bill S
We went down the coast in the Ono alley and my 10-year-old caught a 7-foot sailfish, which are very rare. Next my husband reeled in another Ono within 15 more minutes. After fishing around the buoy we hooked up with a 250 lb Marlin that gave an amazing acrobatics show as I reeled it in, then we released it. Then my 13-year-old caught a Skipjack tuna for his second fish. We were having too much fun so we spontaneously switched from a half-day of fishing to a full-day!Suzanne M
We mentioned we wanted to both fish and snorkel, and Captain Lutes took care of the rest. We fished all the way down to a great bay to snorkel in (we were able to snorkel with dolphins) and fished all the way back.Adrian S
Thanks for the "epic" battle with the 1,000lb blue marlin! Nice to see some fishermen still care about releasing marlin even at this size. We had a great trip, and we'll be back next year to fish with Captain Ryan.John Esposito Connecticut
It's such a beautiful boat! The dolphins were amazing to watch. Amazing trip, incredibly fun and the best crew ever!Julia & Mekenzie New Jersey
Terrific time! Two marlins and I didn't get sea sick!Joey & Jeff Price California
It was a great day with you guys! Thanks for the thrill of catching a 300lb blue marlin and the 20lb mahi-mahi!Jim & Heather DeCourcey Maine
Amazing day! Tuna galore and a 300lb blue marlin. Captain Dennis and Ryan were the best!Piper & Jacob Booher Maryland
Thanks for the sashimi — it was the best I will ever eat I'm sure! Fun day with you guys. Thanks again!Susan Roberts California
This boat is amazing. It's like a full-on house! Can't wait to eat the mahi-mahi we caught!The Mockley Family California
Great Trip! Thanks for making this first fishing trip in Hawaii a great time and memorable experience.Kevin Dunlevy California
Thanks for the lovely day out. We'll be back soon!Kurt & Teresa Ryan Maryland
It was an awesome experience!Ravi Kumaraswami Singapore
Wow! A 50lb striped marlin and a 50lb shortnose spearfish for twin 14-year-old boys. Great crew and beautiful boat!McEntush Family California