Tradewind Charters, Inc.

Complete your vacation to Hawaii with a cruise in the waters around its beautiful, clear reefs. Operating for over 30 years, Tradewind Charters offers private, custom vessel charters off Honolulu’s south shore. It’s not just fishing available here, there is also snorkeling, additional water sports equipment, whale watching, and general sightseeing.

You’ll embark aboard a 40’ Scape Yachts catamaran that has space for up to 12. Featuring a toilet and refrigerator, it was restored very recently so it’s kitted out for you to enjoy the pacific waters in both comfort and style.

You’ll undertake some catch and release fishing for Triggerfish, which are known as Humuhumunukunukuapaa locally. You’ll use light tackle with octopus as bait to reel these guys in. This is a great way to get the whole family involved as the fishing is straightforward and the crew is always available to give children a helping hand.

Soda and water are provided but you are also welcome to bring alcoholic drinks as well as snacks with you. No fishing license is required for this trip either. Additional hours and custom times are usually available. Just contact Captain Ken if you have any questions.

For a whole load of family fun on the water, that has a tremendous variety, Tradewind Charters are the guys that you know you should get in touch with!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 11am
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,495
    You'll set off in the late morning to fish for some of the Triggerfish that inhabit Hawaii's reefs. If not everyone in your group loves to fish then don't worry as stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling gear, and water scooters are provided. The vessel is incredibly comfortable and features a sun deck, shaded areas, a great stereo system, and a refrigerator to keep your drinks cool.
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 2pm
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,495
    You'll head out of Honolulu's harbor to the south end of the island to cast out on its untouched waters for triggerfish. This provides fun for all of the family yet more fund abounds as there are also paddleboards, water scooters, and snorkeling equipment onboard. Trips can be tailored to how you would like them to be and you can also be extended if you wish.
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 8am
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,495
    This private cruise is perfect for couples, families, and groups that appreciate privacy and upscale vessels. All fishing gear and bait are included along with snorkeling gear, stand-up paddle-boards, and water scooters. Their new 40' sailing catamaran has restrooms, sun deck, and cockpit shade, stereo, cooler, and refrigerator, offering you maximum comfort.
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About the Charter Operator

Tradewind Charters
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2017
Captain Ken sailed over to Hawaii 35 years ago, and never left. He started his fishing and sailing charter business Tradewind Charters and Hawaii Ash Scatterings in 1985. Captain Ken loves to have a good time and wants to provide his guests from all over the world with a true Hawaiian experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Scape Yachts (Catamaran) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 75HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Drinks
First Mate

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Great day of snorkeling and fishing!
Great day of snorkeling and fishing!
Great day of snorkeling and fishing!
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
58%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Chee C.
Milpitas, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing, snorkeling and out in the sea with Captain Wes

VERIFIED   Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 2pm on April 21, 2022
Great time with the Captain and Assistant.  We rented the catamaran for the 10 of us. Crew were welcoming, explain everything...
Chee C. recommends Tradewind Charters, Inc.
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KEVIN M.
United States
Excellent
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Captain Wes and Miles

VERIFIED   Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 11am on December 18, 2021
This crew was AMAZING!  We had the best time.
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Preston B.
Carlsbad, NM
Excellent
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Great day of snorkeling and fishing!

VERIFIED   Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 11am on June 14, 2021
We had a fantastic time on this excursion. I highly recommend it for any groups (especially if you want to have a private excursion)
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Stacy H.
S CHESTERFLD, VA
Excellent
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Fishing with Ken

VERIFIED   Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 2pm on June 20, 2021
We had a great time sailing and snorkeling.  This is not a fishing trip
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Lindsey A.
United States
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Half Day with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 8am on June 23, 2021
Great experience, fun for the whole family!
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FAQs about Tradewind Charters, Inc.

Tradewind Charters, Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,495 per group - Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 11am (3 hours)
  • $1,495 per group - Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 2pm (3 hours)
  • $1,495 per group - Reef Fishing Adventure Cruise 8am (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Tradewind Charters, Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tradewind Charters, Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Tradewind Charters, Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Tradewind Charters, Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Tradewind Charters, Inc. include:
  • Triggerfish (Gray)