Hooked on Kauai is a personalized fishing guide service that provides private, island-wide, saltwater shoreline and freshwater sport fishing adventures to families, individuals, and small groups. All chartered tours integrate local, place-based species knowledge, utilize best practices (catch and release only), and whenever possible relevant history about the area. We strive to create a fun, adventurous, and educational experience for all of our guests. Our tours are family-friendly and can accommodate children as young as 5 years old.

Target saltwater species: Jack Fish, Bonefish, Pacific Threadfin, Porgy, Goatfish, Blue-lined Snapper, Blacktail Snapper, Rudderfish, Yellowtail, Wrasse, Trumpet Fish, Hawkfish, Queenfish, Flounder, Needlefish, and Bluespotted Grouper.

Target freshwater species: Largemouth Bass and Peacock Bass.

Guides will provide fishing poles, gear (tackle, bait, chairs & cooler), and light refreshments.  A good pair of polarized sunglasses, your bathing suit, and a sufficient amount of sun protection are always recommended. Some tours may require specific footwear (Tabis for walking on rocks). Most locations consist of a sandy shoreline but we do offer rock and cliff options for the more experienced and adventurous angler.

Basic charters can last up to 4 hours, extended and or custom bookings are available upon request. All excursions are customized to meet skill level, desired catch, and group size. Locations are chosen based on weather, water conditions, and proximity to your accommodations. Anglers must provide their own transportation to the location.

Make sure to book your trip at least 48 hours in advance so your guide can customize the trip according to your skill level, group size, and desired species.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Freshwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    Let your guide take you for 3 hours of exploring the best freshwater inland ponds and reservoirs. He'll show you everything you need to know for landing the Peacock Bass and other attractive freshwater species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    This 4-hour private tour will see you exploring the Kauai shoreline with an experienced guide. He'll teach you the basics of the local fishing styles of "dunking" and "whipping." Your target list may include GT, Barracuda, Bonefish, Amberjack, and so much more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    This afternoon tour will see you targeting the likes of GT, Barracuda, Bonefish, Amberjack, and more for 4 hours. Your guide will introduce you to "dunking" and "whipping," favorite fishing techniques among locals.
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About the Charter Operator

Hooked On Kauai
Princeville, Hawaii, United States
12 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2019

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Reservoirs and fish ponds
Inshore Fishing
Sandy shorelines, rocky outcroppings
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 and older
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (21)
4 decent hours
Great in-land fishing!
Great in-land fishing!
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Marcquessa J.
Providence, UT
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5.0 / 5
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Great in-land fishing!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Freshwater on February 4, 2022
We had a great time fishing! I booked this for my husband and decided to tag along. Our guide was knowledgeable of the land...
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Joe M.
Lafayette, IN
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Half day shoreline fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (AM) on September 13, 2022
We had a great time and Jason was an excellent host. His stories of the island and his knowledge of the area made the trip...
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Tony W.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (AM) on July 22, 2022
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Yawen X.
United States
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (AM) on June 13, 2022
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Sarah M.
Camarillo, CA
Excellent
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Morning Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (AM) on February 15, 2022
This was a great way to start the day. Jason was super helpful and made sure everyone had a good time. Couldn’t have asked...
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FAQs about Hooked On Kauai

Hooked On Kauai offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 3 Hour Trip – Freshwater (3 hours)
  • $250 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Shoreline (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked On Kauai, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Hooked On Kauai include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks

Hooked On Kauai offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Reservoirs and fish ponds)
  • Inshore Fishing (Sandy shorelines, rocky outcroppings)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hooked On Kauai offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Hooked On Kauai include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Bonefish
  • Flounder
  • Needlefish
  • Queenfish
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Trevally (Giant)