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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Kapaʻa

Eastside Sportfishing Half Day

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Lihue

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,346
Fishing in Lihue

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,723
Fishing in Lihue

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,023
Fishing in Eleele

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Eleele

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,280

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Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,280
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your fishing license, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. You'll be cool and comfortable aboard his 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfy seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. As you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target Skipjack Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more! If you're after a specific species, just let the captain know and he can make sure to put you on 'em. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you reel in these magnificent fish! The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. Take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted. Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,023
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With over 20 years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. This trip is aimed at finding, hooking, and landing some of the largest, fastest pelagic species that the Pacific Ocean has to offer, so bring your A-game! You'll be fishing on board Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfortable seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. After you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target big-time Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna, and more. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you go toe-to-toe with a massive pelagic sportfish! When fishing for pelagics, you'll primarily be trolling, using a variety of baits and lures to attract different species. This is a great method, as you can relax and enjoy the scenery while waiting for a fish to grab the hook. Once a fish is on, strap in for a massive test of strength, skill, and endurance! These fish are tough, and they can snap lines, toss hooks, and fight you all the way to the rail. The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. You'll be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted! Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,723
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip in Lihue

Maui is known worldwide for its legendary sportfishing, and this trip off of Ho'okipa is no exception. Aboard Captain Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, you'll be able to chase some of the Pacific's greatest pelagic species, including everything from Wahoo (known locally as "ono") to Striped Marlin, Bigeye Tuna, and many, many more. Nowhere else in the world is such successful big-game fishing found in such calm waters. Sea conditions off the Ko'okipa coast are typically calm and sunny, and the island’s steep bottom puts big-game fishing just 1/2-mile offshore. In addition, Pacific currents and trade winds make this area an important stop for migrating pelagic fish, which come here to feast on baitfish, squid, and more. Six species of billfish congregate here, including Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortnose Spearfish, Sailfish, and Swordfish. These are all on the menu on this trip, although of course there are no guarantees. You'll be in great hands with Captain Ikena. He has years of experience fishing these waters, and his boat is decked out with luxury amenities and advanced sportfishing equipment to give you the best chance of hooking some huge fish. That includes a full flybridge, A/C cabin, full restroom, galley, and dinette. His rods are custom-built for the boat (courtesy of Kaua'i's Z-Lures) and are paired with Shimano Tiagra reels. Rest assured, when you're fishing with Captain Ikena, you will be using top of the line tackle to land your fish of a lifetime. The fish are waiting—get out there and chase 'em! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,346
Fishing in Kapaʻa
Fishing in Kapaʻa
Fishing in Kapaʻa
trip description for Eastside Sportfishing Half Day in Kapaʻa

Join Captain Harry for an unbelievable deep sea fishing experience! With Captain Harry you can go after some serious big game fish while soaking in beautiful Hawaiian scenery without breaking the bank. On this half, 3/4 or full-day trip, Captain Harry will take you to off the beautiful Kauai coast to go after some prized big game species such as Black Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as heavy tackle, trolling, jigging and kite fishing. Just let Captain Harry know what you want to catch or what method you want to try out and he'll get you all set up! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Glacier Bay sportfisher that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by twin 150 HP Suzuki engines, this catamaran will comfortably get you where you need to be. She comes complete with *GPS, Fishfinder, a Fighting Chair, and even an on board Bathroom. Captain Harry will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want on the water. You’ll want to remember the joy of fishing in Kauai forever, so make sure to bring your camera and document all of your great fishing action! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Kapaʻa

Eastside Sportfishing Half Day

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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trip description for Eastside Sportfishing Half Day in Kapaʻa

Join Captain Harry for an unbelievable deep sea fishing experience! With Captain Harry you can go after some serious big game fish while soaking in beautiful Hawaiian scenery without breaking the bank. On this half, 3/4 or full-day trip, Captain Harry will take you to off the beautiful Kauai coast to go after some prized big game species such as Black Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as heavy tackle, trolling, jigging and kite fishing. Just let Captain Harry know what you want to catch or what method you want to try out and he'll get you all set up! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Glacier Bay sportfisher that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by twin 150 HP Suzuki engines, this catamaran will comfortably get you where you need to be. She comes complete with *GPS, Fishfinder, a Fighting Chair, and even an on board Bathroom. Captain Harry will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want on the water. You’ll want to remember the joy of fishing in Kauai forever, so make sure to bring your camera and document all of your great fishing action! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Kapaʻa

Eastside Sportfishing Half Day

100% (1)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your fishing license, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

4 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $990
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip in Lihue

Maui is known worldwide for its legendary sportfishing, and this trip off of Ho'okipa is no exception. Aboard Captain Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, you'll be able to chase some of the Pacific's greatest pelagic species, including everything from Wahoo (known locally as "ono") to Striped Marlin, Bigeye Tuna, and many, many more. Nowhere else in the world is such successful big-game fishing found in such calm waters. Sea conditions off the Ko'okipa coast are typically calm and sunny, and the island’s steep bottom puts big-game fishing just 1/2-mile offshore. In addition, Pacific currents and trade winds make this area an important stop for migrating pelagic fish, which come here to feast on baitfish, squid, and more. Six species of billfish congregate here, including Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortnose Spearfish, Sailfish, and Swordfish. These are all on the menu on this trip, although of course there are no guarantees. You'll be in great hands with Captain Ikena. He has years of experience fishing these waters, and his boat is decked out with luxury amenities and advanced sportfishing equipment to give you the best chance of hooking some huge fish. That includes a full flybridge, A/C cabin, full restroom, galley, and dinette. His rods are custom-built for the boat (courtesy of Kaua'i's Z-Lures) and are paired with Shimano Tiagra reels. Rest assured, when you're fishing with Captain Ikena, you will be using top of the line tackle to land your fish of a lifetime. The fish are waiting—get out there and chase 'em! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

6hr Ho'okipa Fishing Trip

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,346
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. You'll be cool and comfortable aboard his 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfy seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. As you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target Skipjack Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more! If you're after a specific species, just let the captain know and he can make sure to put you on 'em. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you reel in these magnificent fish! The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. Take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted. Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

4hr Kaua'i Quick Offshore Run

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,023
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
Fishing in Lihue
trip description for 8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip in Lihue

Discover the ultimate fishing experience in Kauai, Hawaii with Captain Ikena at the helm. With over 20 years of fishing expertise and a passion for the sea, Captain Ikena will guide you to the hottest fishing spots in search of the catch of a lifetime. This trip is aimed at finding, hooking, and landing some of the largest, fastest pelagic species that the Pacific Ocean has to offer, so bring your A-game! You'll be fishing on board Ikena's 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a top-of-the-line fishing vessel equipped with the latest technology and gear. The boat's spacious deck and comfortable seating provide ample room for you and your group to move around and make the most of your day on the water. After you set sail, get ready to pursue some of the most sought-after species in Hawaiian waters. With Captain Ikena's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to target big-time Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna, and more. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, you'll have the time of your life as you go toe-to-toe with a massive pelagic sportfish! When fishing for pelagics, you'll primarily be trolling, using a variety of baits and lures to attract different species. This is a great method, as you can relax and enjoy the scenery while waiting for a fish to grab the hook. Once a fish is on, strap in for a massive test of strength, skill, and endurance! These fish are tough, and they can snap lines, toss hooks, and fight you all the way to the rail. The excitement doesn't stop once you've landed your catch. You'll be able to take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you head back to shore, and savor the memories of the day's adventure. With a successful fishing trip, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the freshest seafood you've ever tasted! Book your trip with Captain Ikena today and get ready for a day filled with unforgettable memories, stunning scenery, and, of course, plenty of fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Kauai's rich fishing heritage and make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

8hr Hana Hou Deep Offshore Trip

100% (1)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,723
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
Fishing in Eleele
trip description for 6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing in Eleele

If you've been hunting for a classic offshore sportfishing trip here in Hawaii, this is your ticket! Join Captain Rob on a thrilling fishing charter in Eleele, Hawaii, where you'll have the opportunity to catch some of the most sought-after fish in the Pacific Ocean, including Wahoo (known here as Ono), yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Mahi Mahi! Wahoo, known for their incredible speed and fighting power, can be found year-round in the waters around Eleele, and are a popular target for anglers. yellowfin Tuna, another prized species, can be caught from June to November, and are known for their delicious meat and high value as a game fish. Striped Marlin, a powerful billfish species, can be caught from April to November, and are a challenging and exciting species to target. Mahi Mahi, also known as Dorado, are a brightly-colored fish that can be caught year-round, and are considered one of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. All of these species are excellent on the grill, but you should also consider preparing your catches as poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish made using raw fish and a huge variety of seasonings and sauces. Captain Rob is a seasoned vet when it comes to offshore fishing, and runs his charters on a decked-out 42' Uniflite sportfisher. She has all the necessary gear for trolling, plus live wells for bait, ice boxes, and full cabin, and more. Rob will provide you with all the necessary instructions and guidance throughout the charter, making sure that you have a fun and successful fishing experience. All you need to bring is your sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your catch. Book your trip now and experience the thrill of catching these amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Eleele, Hawaii with Captain Rob! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Kapaʻa

6 Hour Hawaiian Sportfishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,280

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Kapaʻa

What are the best fishing charters in Kapaʻa?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Kapaʻa with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 trip in Kapaʻa: Eastside Sportfishing Half Day guided by Harry.

Our guides in Kapaʻa are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3251 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Kapaʻa? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Kapaʻa.

What types of fishing charters are common in Kapaʻa?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Kapaʻa as well as nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Kapaʻa are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. wahoo, 3. yellowfin tuna, 4. blue marlin, and 5. skipjack tuna.

The most common fishing techniques in Kapaʻa are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Kapaʻa fishing charters cost?

Prices in Kapaʻa can range anywhere from about $700 to $1,346, but the average price for a half day trip in Kapaʻa is $828. The average price for a full day trip in Kapaʻa is $1,250.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Kapaʻa?

The most popular season for fishing in Kapaʻa is spring, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.

Do I need a Kapaʻa fishing license and what are the bag limits in Kapaʻa?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Kapaʻa, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Kapaʻa. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Kapaʻa.

What is fishing in Kapaʻa about?

Fishing in Kapaʻa, Hawaii, offers anglers an unforgettable experience amidst the serene beauty of the Garden Isle. Situated on the eastern coast of Kauai, Kapaʻa provides access to a diverse range of fishing opportunities, catering to both seasoned anglers and beginners alike. One of the highlights of fishing in Kapaʻa is the chance to target a variety of coastal and offshore species, including trevally, bonefish, snapper, and mahi-mahi. Whether casting from shore, wading in the shallows, or venturing out into deeper waters, anglers in Kapaʻa can enjoy thrilling battles and the opportunity to reel in prized catches against the backdrop of Kauai's stunning coastline.

Offshore fishing charters are readily available in Kapaʻa, providing anglers with access to some of the most fertile fishing grounds in Hawaii. Anglers can embark on deep-sea fishing excursions to target pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. With experienced captains and top-of-the-line equipment, offshore fishing charters offer anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches and create memories that will last a lifetime. Additionally, the calm waters off Kapaʻa's coast make it an ideal destination for family-friendly fishing adventures, where anglers of all ages can enjoy the thrill of hooking into hard-fighting fish amidst the beauty of Hawaii's tropical paradise.

In addition to its world-class fishing opportunities, Kapaʻa offers a variety of amenities and attractions to enhance the overall fishing experience. Visitors can explore local markets and shops, where they can purchase fresh seafood, fishing gear, and souvenirs to commemorate their trip. Additionally, Kapaʻa is home to numerous restaurants and eateries serving up delicious seafood dishes, allowing anglers to enjoy the fruits of their labor while savoring the flavors of Hawaii's culinary scene. Whether seeking an adrenaline-pumping offshore adventure or a relaxing day of shore fishing, anglers in Kapaʻa are sure to find everything they need for an unforgettable fishing experience on the Garden Isle.

What are the most popular months to fish in Kapaʻa?

Fishing seasons in Kapaʻa, Hawaii, offer anglers a year-round opportunity to enjoy the bountiful waters surrounding the Garden Isle. The weather in Kapaʻa remains pleasant throughout the year, making fishing possible regardless of the season. However, certain times of the year may be more conducive to targeting specific species or experiencing optimal fishing conditions.

During the summer months, from June to September, Kapaʻa experiences an increase in offshore fishing activity. This period coincides with the peak season for pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi-mahi. Anglers can expect calm seas and warm temperatures, creating ideal conditions for trolling or casting with lures in pursuit of these prized game fish. Additionally, inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities abound during the summer months, providing anglers with the chance to target reef fish species such as trevally, snapper, and bonefish along Kapaʻa's picturesque coastline.

In the winter months, from December to February, Kapaʻa experiences an influx of migrating fish species, adding diversity to the local fishing scene. While offshore fishing may slow down slightly, anglers can still target pelagic species such as mahi-mahi and wahoo, as well as inshore species like trevally and bonefish. Winter in Kapaʻa also brings cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall, but the fishing remains productive, with opportunities to hook into trophy-sized catches amidst the stunning beauty of Kauai's coastal waters. Whether fishing in the summer or winter, anglers in Kapaʻa are sure to find plenty of action and excitement awaiting them in the waters surrounding the Garden Isle.

What types of fishing are popular in Kapaʻa?

In Kapaʻa, Hawaii, anglers have access to a variety of fishing techniques to pursue the diverse range of fish species found in the region's waters. One popular method is shore fishing, which involves casting lines from the shoreline or rocky cliffs to target a variety of inshore and nearshore species. Anglers can use a range of baits and lures to entice fish such as trevally, bonefish, and snapper, while enjoying the stunning coastal scenery of Kauai's eastern coast. Shore fishing in Kapaʻa provides anglers with a laid-back and accessible way to enjoy the thrill of hooking into hard-fighting fish amidst the beauty of Hawaii's tropical paradise.

For those seeking a more adventurous angling experience, kayak fishing is a popular option in Kapaʻa. Anglers can rent kayaks or bring their own and paddle out into the calm waters surrounding the Garden Isle, where they can target a variety of species such as trevally, bonefish, and even offshore pelagic species like mahi-mahi and wahoo. Kayak fishing allows anglers to access remote and secluded fishing spots that are inaccessible by land, providing opportunities for unique and memorable fishing adventures amidst Kauai's stunning coastal landscapes.

Additionally, offshore fishing charters are readily available in Kapaʻa, providing anglers with access to some of the most fertile fishing grounds in Hawaii. Anglers can embark on deep-sea fishing excursions to target pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. With experienced captains and top-of-the-line equipment, offshore fishing charters offer anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether fishing from shore, kayak, or charter boat, anglers in Kapaʻa are sure to find a variety of fishing experiences to suit their preferences and skill levels.

What species are popular in Kapaʻa?

In the waters surrounding Kapaʻa, Hawaii, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of fish species, making it an ideal destination for fishing enthusiasts. One of the most sought-after catches in Kapaʻa is the trevally, known for its powerful strikes and aggressive fighting style. Several species of trevally inhabit the waters around Kauai, including the giant trevally (ulua), bluefin trevally, and golden trevally. Anglers can target these hard-fighting fish from shore, kayak, or charter boat, using a variety of baits and lures to entice strikes. Whether casting from the shoreline or trolling offshore, anglers in Kapaʻa can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these prized game fish against the backdrop of Hawaii's stunning coastal scenery.

In addition to trevally, Kapaʻa is home to a variety of reef fish species that provide exciting angling opportunities. Snapper, grouper, and goatfish are just a few examples of the many reef-dwelling species found in the waters surrounding Kauai. Anglers can target these fish from shore, kayak, or charter boat, using baited hooks or artificial lures to entice strikes. Whether fishing over rocky reefs, coral heads, or sandy flats, anglers in Kapaʻa can enjoy the challenge of hooking into these colorful and tasty fish species.

Offshore, Kapaʻa offers opportunities to target pelagic species such as mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo. These prized game fish are abundant in the warm waters surrounding the Garden Isle, particularly during the summer months. Anglers can troll with lures or deploy live bait rigs to entice strikes from these fast-moving predators, enjoying thrilling battles and the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches against the stunning backdrop of Kauai's coastal landscapes. Whether targeting trevally from shore, reef fish from a kayak, or pelagic species offshore, anglers in Kapaʻa are sure to find a variety of fishing experiences to suit their preferences and skill levels.

What are the best places to fish in Kapaʻa?

In Kapaʻa, Hawaii, anglers have access to some of the best fishing spots in the region, offering a diverse range of opportunities to reel in trophy-sized catches amidst the stunning beauty of Kauai's eastern coast. One of the top destinations for shore fishing in Kapaʻa is Kealia Beach, known for its expansive sandy shoreline and excellent fishing conditions. Anglers can cast their lines from the beach or rocky outcrops, targeting a variety of inshore and nearshore species such as trevally, bonefish, and snapper. With its picturesque setting and abundant marine life, Kealia Beach provides anglers with the perfect backdrop for a day of fishing and relaxation along Kauai's scenic coastline.

For those seeking offshore adventures, Kapaʻa offers access to some of the most fertile fishing grounds in Hawaii. Offshore fishing charters depart from nearby ports such as Nawiliwili Harbor, providing anglers with the opportunity to target pelagic species such as Pacific blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, and mahi-mahi. With experienced captains and top-of-the-line equipment, offshore fishing charters offer anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized catches while enjoying the beauty of Kauai's coastal waters. Whether trolling with lures, deploying live bait rigs, or casting with surface lures, anglers in Kapaʻa can enjoy thrilling battles and the chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Additionally, Kapaʻa offers opportunities for kayak fishing adventures, allowing anglers to explore secluded fishing spots and remote coastal areas that are inaccessible by land. Areas such as the Wailua River and Hanalei Bay provide excellent opportunities for kayak fishing, with calm waters and abundant marine life to target. Anglers can paddle out into the serene waters surrounding Kauai, where they can target a variety of species such as trevally, bonefish, and even offshore pelagic species like mahi-mahi and wahoo. With its pristine natural beauty and diverse fishing opportunities, Kapaʻa offers anglers an unforgettable fishing experience amidst the stunning landscapes of the Garden Isle.

Other things to do in Kapaʻa

Beyond its exceptional fishing opportunities, Kapaʻa, Hawaii, offers a wide range of activities to suit every interest and preference, ensuring an unforgettable vacation experience. One of the top attractions in Kapaʻa is exploring the natural wonders of Kauai's eastern coast. Visitors can embark on scenic hikes along the Kuilau Ridge Trail or the Sleeping Giant Trail, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the lush tropical landscapes and sparkling coastline. Additionally, Kapaʻa is home to stunning beaches such as Kealia Beach and Lydgate Beach Park, where visitors can swim, sunbathe, and snorkel amidst the island's pristine coastal beauty.

For those interested in cultural experiences, Kapaʻa offers opportunities to learn about Hawaii's rich heritage and traditions. Visitors can explore historic sites such as the Wailua River State Park, where they can visit ancient Hawaiian temples and learn about the island's indigenous culture. The nearby town of Lihue also boasts attractions such as the Kauai Museum and the Grove Farm Homestead Museum, where visitors can delve into the island's history through exhibits, artifacts, and guided tours. Additionally, Kapaʻa hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, including hula performances, traditional luaus, and craft fairs, providing visitors with the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Hawaii.

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to appreciate in Kapaʻa's natural surroundings, with opportunities for activities such as hiking, wildlife viewing, and scenic drives. Nearby attractions such as the Wailua River, Opaekaa Falls, and Ho'opi'i Falls offer opportunities to explore lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and serene river valleys. Visitors can also embark on boat tours and helicopter rides to discover the island's hidden gems from a unique perspective, including the breathtaking Napali Coast and the majestic Waimea Canyon. Whether exploring the island's natural wonders, learning about its rich cultural heritage, or simply relaxing on its stunning beaches, visitors to Kapaʻa are sure to find an abundance of activities to enjoy amidst the beauty and tranquility of Kauai's eastern coast.

Does Kapaʻa have good fishing?

Kapaʻa, located on the eastern coast of Kauai, Hawaii, offers a unique blend of fishing opportunities amidst its tropical surroundings and diverse marine habitats. Fishing in Kapaʻa benefits from its proximity to both calm coastal waters and deeper offshore areas, making it ideal for various fishing techniques and preferences. Anglers can expect to encounter a wide range of fish species, including reef fish like snappers and groupers, as well as pelagic species such as Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Mahi-Mahi (Dorado), and Ono (Wahoo).

The fishing experience in Kapaʻa is characterized by its scenic beauty and accessibility. Shore fishing along the beaches or casting from the pier provides anglers with chances to catch smaller reef fish, while boat charters offer deeper water excursions for targeting larger game fish. The waters around Kauai are known for their clear visibility and rich marine life, enhancing the appeal for both seasoned anglers and those new to the sport.

Local guides and charter companies in Kapaʻa offer valuable insights into the best fishing spots and techniques, ensuring a productive and enjoyable fishing trip. The area also boasts a vibrant fishing community, with opportunities to learn about traditional Hawaiian fishing practices and enjoy fresh seafood at local eateries. Whether fishing for sport or relaxation, Kapaʻa provides a serene backdrop and abundant marine resources that make it a rewarding destination for anglers visiting Hawaii.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Shout out to Cap'n Harry! Great fishing outing! He knows his stuff! The boat was great! We enjoyed fresh fish for the week! Looking forward to going out again next time!

    Cody P. with Harry R. of Kapaʻa, Hawaii

  • ★★★★★
    These guys made for a great fishing trip. Very hospitable, friendly, and knowledgeable. Boat was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

    Thomas H. with Ikena H. of Lihue, Hawaii

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