Our legendary flagship vessel is a fishing machine. She handled our daily fishing charters for over 5 years until we expanded our fleet and she pulls the load whenever a refit is needed. This 1976 31’ foot Bertram Custom Sport Fisher is a classic “Strike Boat”. Refitted in 2006 and again in 2016 she is an exceptional ride. Powered with twin 330 HP turbo charged Cummins engines she can do things you may only want to do once. Fitted with a pompano fighting chair, oversized rudders, full marine head (bathroom) and two 6 foot/2000 lb, custom bunk/fish boxes she is balance, stability, power, maneuverability and beauty combine to make this vessel and others like her the best of the best in all fishing environments. If you would like to hear the story of how the Big Ta Do got its name, click here.
Connie Claire is a completely refurbished 32’ Blackfin. Low, wide and stable she offers plenty of deck and lots of rail to work. Blackfin purchased the rights to the 31’ Bertram after production stopped in 1986. Blackfin kept the same strong, beautiful, purpose driven performance machine. We enhanced this dream when completely refitted in 2019. Two new Cummins 330hp turbocharged engines were well received. A marine head (bathroom) and extended room on the fly bridge offer a little more space to take in a different view. A sharpened keel and extended residual buoyancy above the water line, give this vessel a unique smoothness and the ability to part waves with authority. She maneuvers the open seas deftly and is appreciated for her stunning lines by all.
The newest addition to our fishing fleet is a 31’ Bertram Sport Fisher. Little Ta Do was completely remodeled and outfitted in 2019. Powered with twin Yanmar 260 HP Turbocharged engines, complemented with over sized rudders, a full marine head, Pompano fighting chair and 6 foot/2000 lb, custom bunk/fish boxes she complements our first vessel to a tee. Bertram is known for boats with stability, power, maneuverability and beauty and with our upgrades and customization, the Little Ta Do does not disappoint!
Kauai is in the middle of the Pacific and exposed to open ocean currents and weather. Tuna towers are nice eye candy but in Kauai they offer little more than something pretty to look at. These structures mounted above the cabin make boats top heavy and compromise stability of the vessel in even moderate weather conditions. You will never see your captain or crew in the crows nest nor will you experience any benefit from having one on your boat when fishing the waters around Kauai. You will feel a bit more woozy when on a boat with a tuna tower, due to the added rolling and rocking it brings with it. When it’s beyond moderate the super structure is a serious detriment to performance.
It’s nice to have a big boat – don’t get me wrong. But you pay for it with performance. A big boat may have room for a sofa but what can it do for you? EIGHT KNOTS! That’s it. When the fish are biting outside (say 10 miles) and you want to get there it’s going take an hour and a half out and an hour and a half back. It’s your time, why waste it? When the birds are working the bait as the Skipjack run hastily over the entire ocean, a large boat limited to eight knots will get you there, eventually. Will the fish still be around? Choose a boat that can get out of it’s own way and you will increase range, and the amount of time you are IN THE FISH. You can even chase down a bird pile or two. Many fish are taken baiting and working very close to the Island’s FAD’s (fish aggregation devices). A good boat can maneuver backing down while holding positions and working. We’re here to get you to the fishing action as soon as possible, whether you are on a 4, 6, 8 or 10 hour charter. Don’t limit your opportunity to catch fish, by choosing a fishing charter based on the size of the boat. Better to base your choice on the years of experience they have fishing and how successful they are at consistently landing big game fish for their customers. If fishing is what you came to do, Deep Sea Fishing Kauai can deliver.
Most people will never know what lies below the water line and that’s fine for most people. If you are an experienced angler or just trying to stack the odds in your favor, you will want to know what is “down under”. A single screw vessel will have trouble maneuvering. When backing down there is no control, nun, zero, nil. So backing down is not an option, so the captain is powerless to assist you with the vessel when landing big game fish. How does one compensate for this? Massive gear like 130’s on big sticks. Well, there goes the fun! It’s kind of like the whole enchilada. A fine angler with great equipment, working with a skilled captain on a vessel that is agile, maneuverable, and able to assist with positioning the angler in the right place to get ‘er done. When it really matters, and it always matters, find two screws to enhance your chances for success. Besides maneuverability you will generally find speed, range and reliability built in. What a deal!
Find a wide beam for stability. Kauai offers great fishing under trades of 10 to 15 MPH. A nice wide beam promotes stability and yields an impressive deck space for fighting big game. There are boats out there with deep V hulls for performance that don’t have the beam to lend stability. Instability makes baiting tough and bottom fishing impossible. Find a deep V hull for performance and a wide beam for stability.
Twin engines not only add to speed they extend the performance of a vessel exponentially. Matched to a true performance hull with a skilled operator you can feel confident you are getting the most of any situation. No compromises.
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 ANLGERS. 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 OR A GROUP OR FAMILY OF UP TO SIX ANGLERS. 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
Our trip with Captain Mark & Brad on the " Big Ta Do " was totally off the charts in every way. They very patiently explained the fishing techniques to us beforehand, and then coached us through the landing process when the fish started hitting. A fabulous experience. Looking forward to our next trip with them!
Had such a great time on a beautiful day out at sea and caught three large fish. Captain Jay is the nicest, funniest captain I've ever fished with and he knew everything there is to know about the local fish species. At the end he pulled over to a nice little shallow spot to let us jump off the boat and swim around for a bit. Definitely the ultimate Hawaiian adventure! 5 stars!!
Had a fantastic time fishing with captain Bradley! We hooked some nice fish. Service was top notch! Also they did a great job with my 7 year old son making sure he had every opportunity to land a great fish! Thanks again!
Captain Brad, and deck hand Bronson were great! Extremely knowledgeable, and did everything they could to make sure we had a great time, and caught a fish. Kept the boat clean at all times, would highly recommend if you are trying to catch some big fish! Mahalo nui loa guys.
Capt. J was great, very informative and funny. His deck hand AJ was very good at being as helpful as possible. They both made the 6 hour day worth doing. Definitely a 5 star trip.
Captain J and Deep Sea Fishing Kauai is awesome. We have been fishing at least 6 times with them and it is always fun! We loving catching fish and that's why they are so good...the fishing is good. They know where to go and what to do to get the fish on the line.
These guys work hard to put you on fish and are great to be on a boat with! They take the customers enjoyment very personally. Thanks so much for a great time on the water....and the best tuna I've ever eaten! I'll be back to get the BIG one!