When you book your Kailua Kona Fishing charter with us. You know you’ll be fishing with a Kona sportfishing captain and crew that has the experience, drive, and know-how to help you secure the fish of a lifetime! It’s our goal to make sure you have a great day on the water, regardless of the fishing. If your interested in fishing with one of top Kona sportfishing captain and crews in the harbor, contact us for availability. We’ll have fun along the way too with lots of laughs and storytelling between bites!

41' G&S TANTRUM fighting a blue marlin off the Kona coast




  • From Sydney, Australia

  • Crewed for many of the top GBR captains

  • Moved to Kona with his wife Alex after 3 summer Kona tournament seasons

  • After moving to Kona permanently. Worked full-time for three years on deck with Captain Jason Holtz before transitioning to full time captain of Tantrum

Fishing Experience

  • Has Landed 30+ 800lb+ blue/black marlin

  • World and Australian records among them
  • Experienced in light and heavy tackle
  • Has parlayed his years of experience on deck into immediate success as a captain.

Tantrum Lures

Fishing with Nick

  • Like attending a mini-marlin fishing university
  • Very engaging with you and your family while waiting for the next bite
  • The Aussie accent never gets old




  • Captain Chip Van Mols is a professional fishing captain from Newport Beach, CA.
  • He has lived and fished in Kona, HI since 1988.
  • Daughter Jada holds the current Atlantic Blue Marlin all tackle world record


  • Accomplished captain and crewman: four Kona granders and multiple 800lb+ blue marlin releases.
  • Extensive experience on several Kona boats: Jun Ken Po, Rod Bender, Monkey Biz II, and LUNA.
  • Traveled the world to improve his skills: Great Barrier Reef, Ghana, and Ascension Island.
  • Here are two of Chip’s grander Blue Marlin.  https://granderwatch.com/captain/chip-van-mols/

  • Brings a wealth of experience and a focus on detail to his fishing.
41' G&S TANTRUM fighting a blue marlin off the Kona coast