Explore Kauai Sportfishing ahi

Explore Kauai Sportfishing - A nice AHI (yellowfin tuna)

Explore Kauai Sportfishing 41' Concorde

Explore Kauai Sportfishing - 'Happy Times' is a 41' Concorde

Explore Kauai Sportfishing mahimahi

Mahi Mahi are a beautiful gamefish ... and tasty too!

Explore Kauai Sportfishing marling jumping

Explore Kauai Sportfishing - Marlin put up an incredible fight

Explore Kauai Sportfishing Happy Times big catch

Just another tough day's work aboard the Happy Times

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Explore Kauai Sportfishing is guided by the same local crew that operates the Na Pali Explorer rafting tours. Their 41′ Concorde Sportfisher is a dream come true for any experienced fisher folks, and she’s got all the trimming for your 4, 6, or 8 hour custom charter. Kauai fishing charters is a guaranteed good time and offers a great chance to get out on the water and take a shot at Kauai’s abundant game fishing.

You can either book a private charter (maximum group size is 6) where you pay one price to rent the entire boat and crew, or you can book individual seats on a “share charter” and the boat will sell additional space to others.

The boat’s name is “Happy Times.” She has a forward stateroom with bunks, a marine head and a spacious galley area. She is equipped with top-of-the-line rods and reels.

Fishing charters in Hawaii traditionally keep the fish that are caught as  part of the crew compensation.  However, if you are staying in a condo with cooking facilities they will gladly cut up some fish filets for you to enjoy.

General Information
Schedule: Daily at 6:45am

Reservations: We recommend making reservations at least a month in advance.

Check In: Port Allen small boat harbor in south shore

GPS: 4353 Waialo Rd Eleele, HI 96705 Click to view map

Tour includes: All tackle, as well as ice and a cooler.

Restrictions: Minimum age is 6; no pregnant women and no one with neck of back injuries.

Vessel:  41′ Concorde Sportfisher

Capacity: 6

What to Bring & Wear: Bring your own food and beverages for the day.

Note: No fishing license is required.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

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Catch a an Ahi (yellowfin tuna)
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Ckauai fishing chartersruise Ship Passengers

The Fishing Charters are not recommended for cruise ship passengers. The departure is too early for day one in Kauai and on day two the return time is too late. We recommend Sportfishing in Kona instead – as mid morning departures are available there and only a short cab ride is required. .

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

The most common question we are asked is “What type of fish are in season during the week I’m in Hawaii?” Most of Hawaii’s game fish are here all year. It is very common to catch Ono, Maha Mahi, Ahi, and Marlin all year round.

Please be aware that bananas are strictly forbidden on fishing boats. Everything about a banana is slippery … everybody’s heard the expression “One foot over the edge and the other on a banana peel.” In time bananas became known as a symbol of bad luck that would even affect your ability to catch fish.

The other thing you shouldn’t bring on board … glass bottles. All beverages should be in cans for the safety of everyone on board.

Occasionally we have clients ask “What are the chances that I will catch fish?” Of course, that’s impossible to answer with a certain percentage. Many factors come into play that make some days excellent and other days average … surface conditions, tides, schooling patterns. There’s also the human element. How lucky are you??? How’s your karma??? Have you been nice to people lately? It’s rare, but occasionally a boat gets skunked … there are no guarantees. Just remember … the sport is called “fishing” and not “catching.” But the crew of your boat will try their very hardest … they are professionals who know what they are doing. When you go to a restaurant in Hawaii and see a wide variety of fresh fish on the menu, just remember that SOMEONE caught those fish … might as well get out there and let it be YOU!

A note about share charters … this is an affordable way for one or two people to go fishing as the boat sells additional space to other people (who are likely to become great friends by the end of the trip). The maximum number of guests on a share charter is 6, and the minimum is 4. If you are a party of three or less and you book a share charter, please be aware that there is a small chance your trip date could get rescheduled if the minimum number of four is not met. By booking in advance you greatly increase the chance of meeting the tour minimum of 4 and your trip being a “go.” Most of our clients reserve a month or more in advance, and we have a 95% success rate of having the tour minimums met with early reservations. If fishing is an IMPORTANT thing you are counting on doing in Hawaii, we recommend that you build an empty day into your vacation calendar for later in the week, just in case your charter needs to be rescheduled. Or … you could always pay for the extra seats to meet the tour minimum and end up with a sweet deal on a private charter.