Welcome to DEEP SEA FISHING KAUAI, the original “Ultimate Hawaiian Fishing Adventure.” Kauai is a magnificent fishing destination uniquely suited for the outdoor enthusiast, our remote location and deep waters provide easy access to the world’s most powerful game fish. With the largest fleet of legendary strike boats on the island, we make sport fishing on Kauai the island’s most exciting and memorable Hawaiian experience.
Our location at Port Allen Small Boat Harbor, on the sunny South side of Kauai, provides optimum weather, ocean conditions, fishing grounds and access to scenic destinations.
“I love the diversity of fishing and being on the water. You can be surprised any day, with something spectacular! I’ve taken over 100,000 people fishing and have met so many great people and lifetime friends on the boat. ” – Captain J
Born in the islands, I have been fishing in Hawaiian waters since I was eight. Experience is a great teacher and great teaching comes with experience. When it matters, and it always matters, there is no substitute for knowledge. I own and operate this custom fishing fleet with captains and crew that understand what it takes to make it happen day in and day out. With a hardworking, be prepared, and keep-it-simple approach to each day we are dedicated to making sure your opportunities are rewarded. Our team is here to make it fun and safe. When done right, it appears effortless but it’s not. We all respect our role as professionals. That’s what we do and we hope you come back and see us every year. Read how it all began in the Garden Island article here.
Simply put, Location, Location, Location! Calmer leeward waters offer the best ocean conditions nearly every day of the year. Docked in PORT ALLEN SMALL BOAT HARBOR, our fleet accesses the leeward waters of KAUAI. Our favorable location affords us instant access to the island’s calmer leeward waters while granting access to the NA PALI coast and the ISLAND of NIIHAU. Remote and plentiful, the westernmost waters in the United States are at our jetty wall.
Fishing from our legendary fishing machines makes “CONTACT” fun. These vessels are not yachts; they are machines. Imitated but never duplicated, these vessels offer performance, stability, strength, beauty and fun. The 31′ BERTRAM is the legend all other boats were built upon.
Since 2002 I have owned and operated Deep Sea Fishing Kauai, where I provide opportunities for others to experience the incredible thrill of landing big game fish. I enjoy providing opportunities for “friends” to experience……fish. Having been raised by my father Conrad on Kauai, who was diving and fishing since 1971, I was encouraged to learn quick and work hard but never growing up. Taking the wheel at thirteen was a big responsibility as well as opportunity to learn the waters. I grew to love fishing and that is what I do. I am still blessed to share this unique and exciting experience with you. I invite you to join our team for an adventure like no other. Make the choice to fish with us off the leeward coast from Port Allen Small Boat Harbor, where calmer waters, better fishing and more options are here for you. Niihau, Mana Crack and the Island of Niihau are in range. You will love the productive, calm leeward waters and the scenic destinations of the Na Pali Coast and the Forbidden isle of Ni’ihau.
We get to travel the oceans surface and encounter the biggest and strongest fish on the planet right outside the harbor entrance. You cannot miss this incredible opportunity to encounter the best the islands have to offer and experience an incredible fishing adventure aboard our legendary fishing fleet. Experience game of the finest kind: Blue marlin, Black marlin, Stripped Marlin, Short Nosed Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Ono, Yellow Fin, Big Eye and Skipjack Tunas. It can and does happen year around. Between the gaps there are Trevally, Amberjack, Grey Snapper, and any number of shallow water species to angler for.
FOR INDIVIDUALS OR FRIENDS WHO WISH TO SHARE COSTS AND MEET NEW FRIENDS ON THE WATER. SHARE CHARTERS WILL RUN WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 ANGLERS AND A MAXIMUM OF 6 ANGLERS. RATES ARE ADJUSTED BASED TO THE NUMBER OF ANGLERS CONFIRMED FOR THE DAY.
ONE OF OUR STRIKE BOATS OR ALL THREE IF YOU WISH CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR A SINGLE ANGLER ON A MISSION AND A FEW FRIENDS OR A GROUP OF UP TO 18. THIS IS A FLAT RATE FOR THE BOAT FOR 4, 6, 8 OR 10 HOURS.
Please add 4.712% Hawaii Excise Tax and 3% State Harbor Tax to charter rates.
ALL VESSELS ARE COMMERCIALLY LICENSED, FULLY INSURED AND USCG COMPLIANT.
NO LICENSE REQUIRED. ALL TACKLE & EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Island fruit juices, ice and bottled water included.
Expect to meet early (5:30 AM Summer, 6:30 AM Winter) for morning charters and 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM for afternoon trips. Arrangements may be made to accommodate events.
Shared (3-4 people)
$229 per person
Shared (5-6 people)
$179 per person
Shared (3-4 people)
$269 per person
Shared (5-6 people)
$229 per person
Private (max 6 people)
No shared 8 hour trips are offered.
Napali or Niihau Adventure
Great time with Capt. Jeff. I fish a lot and run my own boat in California so I have experience to give the following review. The boat (Big Ta Do) is in great shape, fast and clean. The tackle is top-shelf gear. We fished a 6-hour trip and we scored a nice Ono and a beast 200 lb yellowfin. The fish was very tough and gave us all we could handle but Jeff is a pro and his deckhand was very good and they worked well together. What I liked is Jeff was upfront about the seas and what to expect and gave us the choice of where to go. I always recommend deferring to good Captains as they are the local knowledge. This trip is a perfect example of that as many other boats struck out but we scored big!
I have fished with Captain J @ Deep Sea Fishing Kauai several times, and have had the best fishing experience every time. Captain J is certainly the most experienced charter fishing Captain offering deep sea fishing adventures on Kauai. No one will work harder to make your fishing experience memorable and successful. His knowledge of where to go and what type of fish are available each season is remarkable. He has fished this area for many years and his expertise shows. The quality and condition of his boat and the gear aboard is first-rate.
I took my 15-year-old boys fishing in Kauai on the less windy side of the island. I was not disappointed in Captain Jude, this guy is a fisherman to his very core. My entire family was instantly part of his family. What a great boat 31 Bertram. We caught a Tuna that was probably pushing 200lbs. We caught a short-billed spearfish too.) My Son turns to me as we are talking to the deckhand and says Dad the only thing that would make this day better is if we hooked into a Blue Marlin. The center line rips off as if we were hooked to a freight train. After 2 hours and 20 minutes the 600 lb Blue Marlin was at the side of the boat. This was an EPIC day! We are going back this year and are for sure going out with Captain Jude to make more life long memories!
I had always wanted to go deep sea fishing so on this trip I took my 15-year-old niece. Captain J made our angler dreams come true! Out of our 13 days on Kauai, our 3 days going out deep sea fishing were our best days! The first fish to hit the line was a "very large Marlin"! My niece was on the line for about a half hour with our dream fish and Captain J was coaching her the entire time! Even though the Marlin got away, we had an awesome & exciting experience. We headed further out to sea and caught several Mahi-Mahi & several Yellow Fin Tuna & learned to do the hand line jig! We would highly recommend going deep sea fishing especially with Captain J! We can't wait to go again!
Captain J, his helper, and their whole setup was amazing. It was personal, memorable, safe, relaxed & exciting, fun, and fulfilled our once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list adventure. And, as a bonus, we caught TONS of tuna and mahi-mahi which of course is never a guarantee.