Our Crew

Captain Mike Karlson


Captain Mike is the owner/operator of Honu Sail Charters. He moved to Hawaii in 1957 and spent his early childhood in Kailua and Waikiki Oahu. He went to first grade in Kailua Kona and has resided here for the past 35 years. He has been a captain for 32 years and has a 500 ton Masters license with a 100 ton sail endorsement. He operated Honu Sail Charters from 2000 to 2007 and 2013 through 2017. He is excited to begin Kona Sail Charters with the Honu.   His dreams do include a sail to the south pacific and beyond.

Captain Lisa Christensen


Captain Lisa the owner/operator of Honu Sports and has been a captain for 10 years and is a certified dive instructor. She is originally from the Bay Area of California and has resided in Kona for 14 years.  Lisa attended sailing camp at a young age and has enjoyed her time as crew on the Honu.


Amy Fitzgerald

Amy is a born and raised Southern California mermaid that transplanted to Hawaii in 2012.  She has spent most of her life around the ocean and first learned how to sail in her hometown’s Dana Point Harbor.  She has since been working on the water and has spent time sailing around the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and working charters up and down the Kona Coastline.