About Ku'uipo

Ku'uipo means "my love" in Hawaiian.

Ku'uipo on the Big Island of Hawaii is a sister company of the Inter-Island Sportfishing company based in Honolulu, Oahu. Established in 1950, Inter-Island Sportfishing and the famous Maggie Joe charter boat are the oldest and most experienced charter fishing business in Hawaiian waters.

We have built an excellent reputation for providing our customers quality sport fishing adventures for over 65 years! After three generations of charter fishing in Hawaiian waters and an annual success rate of 90% or better, on full day charters, we provide anglers the best opportunity in Hawaii to catch a trophy fish.

Contact us and you’ll be dealing with people who fish the Pacific Ocean every day. Fishing is our life and our goal is for customers to enjoy it as much as we do! We invite you to stop by and visit, take a look at our boat and compare for yourself. You’ll like what we have to offer!

Your Captains

Captain Kevin
Captain Kevin Hiney, is a licensed master 100-ton Captian as well as a husband and father of two boys. Kevin has been fishing in Hawaii since 1993. He is proud to have made a living from the sea his entire life. In addition to his passion for fishing, Captain Hiney is also an avid hunter. Guests aboard his vessel will see that he enjoys sharing his experiences and showing clientele a positive and memorable adventure fishing off Kona waters, whether it is their first time fishing or have fished before.
Captain Mike
Captain Mike Derego was born and raised on Oahu. He is a third-generation fisherman in Hawaii and started by crewing for his dad Capt. John at the age of 12. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in marketing. He has held a master 100-ton Captain's license for over 40 years.

He presently shares his time between Kona and Honolulu, where he also operates the charter fishing vessel Maggie Joe based out of Kewalo basin.

Captain Mike has multiple tournament winnings including the Lahaina jackpot, the Aloha jackpot, and Wahine tournament in Kona, Lahaina, and Honolulu. He also serves as the race safety coordinator for the annual world-renowned Women's and Men's 42-mile canoe race from Molokai to Ohau.