About The Miss Mojo
Charters start from the Honokohau Harbor on Kona's west coast, where the Miss Mojo is docked. Built in 1992 the Miss Mojo is a fiberglass and foam core constructed 41’ sport fisher, built by G&S Boats in Destin, Florida. She is equipped with an aluminum tuna tower. There are dual helm stations, one in the fly bridge and one in the tuna tower. Formerly known as the “Spirit of Pilar II” the "Miss Mojo" is powered by 2002 twin 450 Hp. Cummins Marine diesels. She has a reported cruising speed 23 knots at 2100 R.P.M.
Onboard you will find 2 staterooms (1 Double, 1 with bunks), a head with shower, galley, microwave, refrigeration, ice maker, a TV, stereo, and air conditioning. Miss Mojo has brand new tackle and fishing supplies.
The Miss Mojo has a fully air conditioned, comfortable and spacious salon to relax during your stay on board for your day charter.
Captain and Crew
Captain Reynaldo Rubalcava
Rey Rubalcava was born in Texas and raised in Washington State. At an early age his curiosity and love for the water led him to the state of Alaska for exploration and adventures. There he became a commercial fisherman in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. Becoming a Captain of a fishing vessel introduced Rey to many opportunities to explore places that only a hand full of people will ever see or set foot on.
Rey had a desire and passion to spend more time in the culture (and warmer climate) of Hawaii. This motivation led him to the great Island of Hawaii and Kona; there he found the Miss Mojo and decided to make her part of his future. Rey’s love for the water, fishing and meeting new people has cemented a future in the town of Kailua-Kona. He looks forward to having new adventures of the warmer kind for many years to come onboard the Miss Mojo, on Sport fishing trips, or snorkeling adventures with you.
Captain Shawn Rotella
Captain Rotella was born in Virginia Beach where he spent most of his youth in, on, or around the water. Fishing and surfing have been a way of life for him since he was born. He cut his teeth as a bass fisherman and even at a young age he could keep up with the old guys. Cobia, Flounder, Stripers, to Kingfish he wanted to chase them all.
At 19 years of age, he was able to follow his dream of amateur/pro surfing to sunny California where he was also able to experience both salt and freshwater fishing. Competitive surfing eventually brought him to Hawaii. Surfing was the jet stream of his travels and fishing fits in there very nicely. That eventually changed when he made his way to Kona; the "birthplace" of the modern trolling lure. After the first day of a two week crew position, he knew he wanted to be on charter fishing boats for the rest of his days.
Eventually, he bought his own boat "The Night Runner" and has been improving his fishing credentials ever since. He has shattered records in the Kona fleet, catching more trophy sailfish in Kona then all the other captains combined. Kona has a "big fish list" containing 28 species of major game fish; he is the only captain in the last 35 years to hold six of those top spots in a single year. He currently has one of the top three largest blue marlins ever caught on a 50-pound class tackle in the world.
He feels it's a honor and rewarding experience to be a part of the Miss Mojo team.
Lead Crew BROOKE MORROW
Born and Raised in Houston, Texas, Brooke relocated to South Florida to work in the boat industry as a yacht detailer. After opening a bar in the Florida Keys and learning more about the life of a "pirate" she decided to move to the Caribbean where she worked as a deckhand for a liquidation yacht delivery company in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In search of a bigger island, she found her home in Kailua Kona on The "Big Island". Her passion for the ocean and all that it provides has led her straight to her own piece of paradise. She looks forward to sharing her love for the ocean and this magical island with YOU!