I’m really fond of river cruising and messing about with boats on inland waterways or at sea. Last year, me and my co-workers planned to spend our summer holiday in Hawaii. We wanted a different experience, but also for it to feel peaceful. Last minute booking was the best we could do.
Captain Cody was the one that took us on this amazing trip. He was extremely friendly and professional, and the boat was well maintained, giving a comfortable ride even in windy conditions. This was an unusual kind of trip and such a fantastic experience.
The first day was windy but we managed to find an excellent spot for kayak fishing in the ocean. Captain Cody gave us the special fishing gear which included a kayak, super short custom rods and speed reels. Each of these tools proved vital to our fishing success. We met two local kayakers who warned us that we would need some protection against tiger sharks. Captain Cody gave me a device which emitted electrical pulses to deter the sharks.
However, this didn’t sound like something I wanted to depend on while fishing. At the same time, I was struggling to maintain balance on the kayak. One of my team members reasoned that we should have nothing to worry about since so many people kayak, dive and swim without being mauled by sharks. My fish finder started registering some numbers, so I kept my kayak steady and enjoyed fishing.
After the incredible fishing time, we went to explore the island only to land at the Kona Coast Resort. It featured a restaurant, a fully equipped kitchen, a swimming pool, villa-style suites and an array of amenities etc. I couldn’t wait to taste their dishes so I ordered grilled chicken served with rice. This happened to be the most delicious meal I had tasted for a long time.
At around 5pm, we had some drinks as we enjoyed a show with a local band. Later, we went to sleep for the following day’s activities. The accommodation was excellent, making it the most amazing day of our trip.
The following day, we went back to the ocean for sport fishing. We found Captain Cody there ready to go. I gained a lot of knowledge by him showing me many kinds of fish and fishing styles available. He had more than 20 years of experience, sharing history and stories of the island and ocean. Together with my workmates, we started to do some serious fishing. After heading to deeper waters, we could point out some sharks, whales and dolphins!
That was the best fishing trip I ever went on & clearly one of the most memorable ones! We learned so many different fishing techniques. What’s surprising is that, there are boats everywhere along Kona Coast. I saw every imaginable kind of craft and fishing boat.
With no specific plan set out, Cody took us wherever we wanted to go. He organized our day and made sure we got the most out of our trip. I remember asking him recommendations on kayaks and he recommended I check out Killer Kayaks information. He told me that if I was looking for a cheap one, then I could find good recommendations of kayaks for around $200 and not to go over. It’s something that everyone will remember for a long time, and we still talk about it. Kudos to Captain Cody, who made me feel like pros by the end of the trip!