on an adventure of a lifetime with Ruckus Sportfishing and Diving in Honolulu, HI.
We offer a wide range of fun watersport
into the crystal clear blue waters, go island-hopping, or watch fireworks while
aboard our boat—the possibilities are endless! Whether you’re here on vacation
or you're Kama’aina, we’ll give you a uniquely Hawaiian experience that you’ll
Our founder, Ray
Collier, started working on family boats in the Gulf of Mexico (Pensacola) at a very
young age. He did sportfishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shrimping, and
various other water activities.
age 18, Ray was already a boat owner and operator. It was also when he was 18
that he decided to join the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 11 faithful years.
has spent more than 25 years on boats and has worked in Hawaii for
more than 10 years, often with big-name companies in the industry. He
became a licensed boat captain in 2008. After spending so many years working
for others, Ray decided to start his own small business.
Ruckus Sportfishing and Diving continues to thrive. Ray credits the knowledge
he gleaned from his years working for others for our company’s success. He
continues to stay true to his commitment to providing a friendly, welcoming
atmosphere for his guests.
“Wanted to drop a quick review of RUCKUS Charters. We
chose RUCKUS and were able to fish with them on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We
arrived and Capt. Ray and Capt. Andrew met us at the dock at 5:15. They were
very professional and helped us get all our gear on board. We were a party of
6. Some of us had prior deep sea charter experience and others none. We got
under way quickly and they had plugs in
the water immediately after coming out if the harbor. They briefed us on safety
and the fishing.
2 hours into the trip, we had a good size marlin on
one of the lines. The individual on real had never caught any fish in salt
water before. Andrew worked with him on the fishing tactics, and he was able to
land a very nice blue marlin in the boat. Ray and Andrew worked as a well-oiled team and made the
experience one of the best bucket list moments for a first timer!!!
I have worked on a marlin boat and have taken a number of charters in the past. I will say
that Capt. Ray and Capt. Andrew NEVER stopped working. Andrew worked constantly to find the right color plug
to get the bite. Capt. Ray drove the boat close to 80 miles looking for fish.
These 2 worked hard to get the fish. This was a crew that treated the fishing guests
like guests and NEVER talked down to anyone and interacted with all of us. We
had one of the best times of our trip to Hawaii
with the crew of the RUCKUS.
One other note…
I was taken aback at how young Capt. Ray was. In
his early 30's I had NEVER seen a captain of a charter so young. DON'T BE FOOLED!!! Capt. Ray is one of the hardest
working, knowledgeable, and safety-conscious captains I have seen. He is salty
for sure and knows the Hawaiian waters.
Thanks, guys. You made our trip one to remember. We
will be back and will definitely
recommend the RUCKUS!!!”