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Kauai: 4 fishing charters available

Blue Water Fishing LLC

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(90 reviews)
Lihue
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Apex Kauai Luxury Sport Fishing Charters–A/C

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Lihue
trips from $1,325

Makai Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(38 reviews)
Eleele
trips from $221

Hooked On Kauai

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(12 reviews)
Princeville
trips from $200

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Kauai

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Kauai are: Full list of top fishing charters in Kauai

The average price for a private 4 hour Kauai fishing trip is $579, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,078 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Kauai that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Kauai are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Kauai are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Kauai are:

Many fishing charters in Kauai provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Kauai are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Kauai are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $200
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $554
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $914
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,708
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,436

Out of all Hawaii’s islands, Kauai is the most fascinating. Lush forests, sandy white beaches, dramatic mountains, tropical climate, and vibrant wildlife – the "Garden Isle" has it all. Fishing, however, is what truly captivates the hearts of all passionate anglers. And Kauai fishing charters will make sure you experience the full potential of both freshwater and saltwater opportunities.

Fishing in Kauai is a year-round adventure. Inland fisheries will treat you with the picture-perfect Peacock Bass. Inshore fishing will reward you with peculiar species like Needlefish, Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, and Triggerfish. Meanwhile, a group of species known as the "Deep 7" will spice up your reef fishing trip. Finally, ocean monsters like Billfish and Tuna will make your day offshore.

Depending on whether you'll be exploring the reservoirs or heading offshore, you'll need different trips, fishing techniques, and equipment. If you're going after Bass, a 4 hour trip is perfect. If you'd rather test your skills against Billfish, we recommend a full day voyage. The easiest way to ensure you're on the right track is to hire a local guide to show you around.

You can find top-notch Kauai fishing charters anywhere from Princeville to Waimea. However, some corners are more famous for their angling offer than others. Lihue is known for its Nawiliwili Harbor and bluewater fishing, while Wailua is home to the magnificent Wailua Reservoir and inland opportunities. Long story short, there's something for everyone!


Rules & Regulations
The good news is that you don't need a marine recreational fishing license to cast your line in the deep blue. However, if you plan to explore the inland waters you have to purchase a freshwater fishing license. There are also bag and size restrictions, so make sure you're on top of the regulations before hitting Kauai’s fisheries.
 

Kauai
Excellent
4.0 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The Billfish action may be slow in January, but Bigeye Tuna are around in force. The winter is also a great time to hit the deep-water reefs in search of Snapper, Grouper, and Jobfish. 

February

Waimea Town Celebration is the oldest festival on the island, bringing together locals and tourists to enjoy a day of music and dancing. Check it out then head offshore in search of tasty Ahi.

March

Striped Marlin attack baits by the dozen in March, joined by Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Bigeye Tuna, and Shortbill Spearfish. You can also enjoy the best Trout fishing Kauai sees all year long.

April

April is usually your last chance to bag the “Deep 7” before their summer closure. Heading offshore bags you even bigger hauls, with Bigeye Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi crowding the FADs.

May

Blue Marlin finally show up offshore, kicking off a summer of huge hits and heavy tackle hookups. There are still plenty of Striped Marlin and Spearfish, bring a Billfish Slam within reach!

June

Kauai may not have the packed tournament season you’ll find on Big Island or Oahu, but that just means more open water for you to enjoy! Target monster Blue Marlin in the summer sun.

July

The Koloa Plantation Days Celebration brings Old Koloa Town alive with people, music, dancing, and delicious food in a celebration of the town’s multicultural heritage each July.

August

Both Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna are around in droves throughout August. They make for some delicious poke, or the perfect bait for monster Blue Marlin. Some things taste good to everyone.

September

The Kauai Mokihana Festival kicks off in September with hula competitions, live music, cultural events, and more. Trevally are at their best in September, making for huge inshore hookups.

October

Dancers travel from across the globe for the three-day Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival. This event takes place every October in the stunning Kokee State Park and is well worth a visit.

November

Forget turkey, you could be feasting on Bigeye Tuna, Hawaiian Grouper, Pink Snapper, and more. Head out in search of some huge fish and enjoy the freshest Thanksgiving dinner ever.

December

With overnight temperatures barely dropping below 70, Kauai is the perfect place to escape the cold and enjoy Christmas on the beach. Sun, sand, and sea sure top our list for Santa this year.

Kauai Fishing Calendar

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I came in late November, so fishing was slowing down. I expected that, but it was actually a great day to go fishing and we caught Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Great place to go and not crowded.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I came in late November, so fishing was slowing down. I expected that, but it was actually a great day to go fishing and we caught Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Great place to go and not crowded.
Art  S.
Art S. Mount Selman, TX
If the idea is to catch fish, there are definitely fish out there. The family that was out there on Captain Harry's boat before us caught four nice size tunas, we caught one. For us on our trip, the weather was great, the waves were not too high, no one got sea sick, and it was a great way to spend four hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the idea is to catch fish, there are definitely fish out there. The family that was out there on Captain Harry's boat before us caught four nice size tunas, we caught one. For us on our trip, the weather was great, the waves were not too high, no one got sea sick, and it was a great way to spend four hours.
Rhonda  H.
Rhonda H. Pleasanton, CA

Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Excellent! Had a great day fishing with Makai Sportsfishing, everyone caught fish. Captain Sean and crew were great and super accommodating. Caught tuna and Mahi-Mahi. Absolutely the best experience I've had on a shared charter. I'll be back. Art
Art  S.
Art S. Mount Selman, TX
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
One of the greatest trips I’ve ever had! Not only did we catch fish, I learned a lot from these guys- you will really enjoy your time with them. Super cool guys that went way above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and I was, I loved the boat and equipment and again- what a cool crew!!! Good luck and I would recommend them to anyone and I will- mahalo
Robert  I.
Robert I. HUNTINGTN BCH, CA
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
What an surreal experience… as a Michigan native I’ve never seen anything this big; absolutely a catch of a life time and an experience I’ll never forget. Captain Harry is amazing! He is right there in the excitement with you and is dedicated to giving you the best possible shot to catch something. 10/10 would recommend. Wish I went for longer!
James  D.
James D. Macomb, MI
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
My kids and I had a great time fishing with Captain Harry on August 8, 2022. Good conversation with the captain and we ended up landing 4 Beautiful Mahi Mahi. Very good trip!
Damon  F.
Damon F. Mission Viejo, CA
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
The trip was awesome. Captain was very knowledgeable and worked hard to put us in position to catch fish.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. Honolulu, Hawaii
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
I highly recommend these guys, boat was great, much bigger then most other boats. Took the waves much better then others. They have the knowledge in keeping you safe, comfortable, and most importantly catching fish. Had a great time with Sean &Rob. And we are eating fresh fish tonight!! Great time! Aaron
Aaron  S.
Aaron S. Denver, CO
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
This was our first time deep sea fishing. Captin Harry was very informative. My son had a great time and he was so excited to catch his first Mahi-Mahi. We unfortunately lost the second fish, but it was a successful trip either way. Captain Harry filleted the fish for us and we enjoyed fresh Mahi-Mahi for dinner that evening. Thank you Captin Harry.
JP  P.  I.
JP P. I. Phoenix, AZ
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great full day trip on the Makai. The captain and mate were great. They were friendly and had great stories. And they helped us find and land two monster Ahi. They were calm and had a great plan during the fight. And when the fish were landed, they were as excited as we were. They love fishing and that attitude carried through to how they fished with us. They are fantastic.
David  W.
David W. CORONA DE TUC, AZ
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Rob and Dan were awesome. Both were professional, easy to talk with and put us on fish. Will use them again on trips to Kauai. Great job and thanks for a great trip!!
Frank  T.
Frank T. Colorado Springs, CO
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Awesome!!! Great trip! Four of us went ( my brother and I and my 18 year old twin boys). We brought in a125 pound Ahi tuna with each of us taking turns cranking the reel. We got an even bigger hit but that one got off. We caught a nice Mahi-Mahi that fed us four right after we came in (Port Allen Grill and Bar- did sashimi,grilled and fried-delicious ). Captain Rob and mate Sean were great.. knowledgeable, hardworking and nice! Excellent trip.. would highly recommend
Carl  T.
Carl T. Daytona Beach, FL
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Sean was great with organizing the trip (had to adjust the originally planned day). Gave clear directions on the boat; very friendly and easy to talk to. Set up the rigs and explained what he was doing. Helped walk us through bringing in fish. Had a great time and caught a fish. Took it home and it was delicious.
Michael  H.
Michael H. New York, NY
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Went out with captain Rob and sean today and had a great time.. took my 6 yr old with and they were great with him in the rough waters we got a little sick but they encouraged him to hang in there and he did this will be a memory we share forever thanks to them for making it happen!
Bo  C.
Bo C. Little Chute, WI
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had the best time! The guys were so nice, friendly, and helpful. AND we caught two big ol tunas and a mahi mahi. Sean cut it up and sent us home with dinner! Great experience, highly recommend!
Caitlyn  C.
Caitlyn C. Sacramento, CA
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(90 reviews)
6hr day trip was perfect, caught & released marlin bringing home the ahi was the best catch of the trip
Denise  P.
Denise P. Carmichael, CA
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Captain was informative and knows some great spots for fishing. Beautiful trip & caught an 80 lb yellowfin tuna. Great experience overall for an early Father’s Day celebration!
Veronica  G.
Veronica G. Lihue, Hawaii
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
It was a great morning on the water. Not much fish action but a wonderful experience
Rick  G.
Rick G. Scottsdale, AZ
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Had a great day on the water with captain Harry. My brother and I spent 8 hours on the water with him tough day fishing, but great experience. He is very experienced and knows everything about the fish in the area. He made the entire trip fun and stress free. I definitely recommend him if you're looking for a fishing trip in Kauai and will be using him in the future.
Zachary  W.
Zachary W. Bonney Lake, WA
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Aloha! We did all usual things to prepare for boat ride The sea was not cooperating. I was extremely sick and we had to go back but the captain went out of his way to being fresh fish to our condo! So I can give nothing less then 5 Stars for going the extra mile for my family! So yes I recommend beyond a doubt!!!
Iwalani  T.
Iwalani T. Los Angeles, California
Apex Kauai Luxury Sport Fishing Charters–A/C
Apex Kauai Luxury Sport Fishing Charters–A/C
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
I have been out with Apex at least 7 times caught over 15 fish with these guys….. so much fun. Captain Mark know the seas and has a keen eye for birds on the ocean which leads to fish!!! They are all about the catcing not just fishing! 5 Stars!!!
Ry  H.
Ry H. Kapaa, Hawaii
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Had a great time with the captain and deck hand,caught two wahoo shortly after starting the trip,had a tuna strike but unfortunately it let go,fishing such gorgeous waters and understanding that it’s a huge ocean with a lot of fast aggressive fish out there made me feel fortunate to catch the two wahoo at around 25 pounds each,highly recommend this trip and will do it again my next trip to kuaui
Elvin  S.
Elvin S. Honolulu, Hawaii