Gone fishing: Chris Pratt bonding with 5-year-old son Jack is holiday goals

Chris Pratt

A vacationing Chris Pratt is making sure son Jack’s fishing skills are up-to-scratch, Hawaiian-style and it has us hankering for a poke bowl and some time off, stat!


Parks and Recreation and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris headed to Hawaii – possibly with wife Anna Faris (of the Scary Movie series and CBS comedy Mom) – and we’re getting very serious “wish you were here” vibes. He’s missing us, obvs.

The cute pair popped into a place called Kualoa Ranch (according to Chris’ Instagram tags) and it looks very adventurous and beautiful, the perfect locale for an action hero and his family, it would seem!


The actor-dad shared two fishy pics from Kualoa and each was brimming with father-son-bonding delight.

It’s pretty plain to see that Chris is stoked to be sharing this experience with Jack. He’s obviously also super-thrilled with how quickly his kiddo has risen to this fresh, fishy challenge.

“Not sure what made me more proud: when Jack insisted on holding this barracuda himself, or when he tried it raw! (Barracuda sashimi is amazing by the way) haha!! 4 year olds will try anything! Get out and fish! No better way to share God’s bounty with your babies and make life long memories than fishing! Get out on the water!” he posted alongside a photo of Jack and himself clutching matching fishies.

Action-packed vaycay

An earlier pic confirmed a little more scaley-know-how, and that the family planned to eat the “bounty” they’d caught, hunter-gatherer style.

“Me and Jack had such an awesome time fishing at @kualoaranch... We love making new friends and are so extremely grateful for the experience…. This “Jack Fish” or Papio might even be an “Ulua” which is what you call a trevally over 10 lbs… I think the above information is mostly accurate though likely spelled wrong. All I know is this fish fought like hell and tasted amazing!!!” Pratt confirmed.

Fans responded with nostalgic approval, remembering their own forays into fishy business.

“I love this. I fished very little when I was little but remember it fondly. I have no idea how to fish now (and don’t eat fish) but maybe I should try it once again,” one wrote.

“My best moments with my dad were of us fishing. He taught me when I was probably Jack’s age. I treasure all of those memories, as I’m sure you both will!” another posted wistfully.

“I think his fish beats yours!” another quipped.

How about you?! Are your family a bit on the outdoorsy side, like this? Or maybe you prefer to leave fish to their own scaly devices?

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