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Deep Sea Fishing Charter on Kauai

When coming to Kauai you are visiting the healthiest ocean ecosystem in the Hawaiian Islands. This allows for Kauai to have one of the most plentiful fishing grounds in the world. Kauai's sport fishing has become legendary around the globe, with marlin, ahi tuna, mahi mahi, Ono, and other big game fish regularly biting at our lures.

Now it's your turn to get in on the action, and potentially catch the biggest fish of your life. Join one of our daily Ohana Fishing Charters today and get the fishing experience of a lifetime!

Private Fishing Charter

The entire boat is yours to enjoy, with just you and your family. This is highly recommended if you already have a group of 4 or more people. Our maximum capacity is 6 people.

Shared Fishing Charter

This is our most economical package and is a great option for singles or couples. During our shared charter, you will be paired with other fisherman and women who have also signed up for the shared charter. Our maximum capacity is 6 people.

We require a minimum of 4 passengers to run Shared trips. If this minimum is not met we will contact you to reschedule or issue a full refund.

Deluxe Fishing Charter

The deluxe charter is that perfect middle ground for those who have a small group and don't need a private charter, but also don't want to be on a full shared boat. Join the deluxe fishing charter and the boat will be a 4 passenger maximum shared boat instead of our usual 6 passenger. This means more time in the fighting chair reeling in big fish. And more fish to take home with you at the end of the day.

We require a minimum of 4 passengers to run Deluxe trips. If this minimum is not met we will contact you to reschedule or issue a full refund.

The Boat: The Ho'o Maika'i

The Ho’o Maika’i is a 30×10 foot Wilson built in Santa Barbara for the rough waters of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. This boat rides like no other boat in the Kauai fishing fleet.

The most important thing to the Captain is the safety of his guests. Of almost equal importance is the comfort of each person on the trip. The Ho’o Maika’i is one of the most stable boats on island, making it not only a safe boat, but one that rides better in the water.

Powered with two diesel motors and 400 horse power she is safe, stable, and clean. She is also equipped with up-to-date electronics and top of the line fishing gear. Her maintenance record is impeccable, which becomes readily apparent when you see how clean and well-kept she is. There is a small private head (bathroom) on the boat as well.

The seating on this boat is arranged so that our guests get a more personal experience with Captain Lance and the techniques he uses in catching fish. The feeling is intimate enough to carry on an easy conversation with Captain, but roomy enough to allow for a sense of space and comfort.

Non-alcoholic cold beverages and fishing gear are provided on each trip.

The Captain

Captain Lance Keener (owner/operator) possesses the knowledge and experience to get the fish on the boat, incorporating various techniques he’s picked up from around the world. The combination of an awesome sport fishing boat, captain, crew & gear will make your trip one not to be forgotten.

Captain Lance offers a unique experience you will never forget. His unique perspective on fishing comes from a diverse background that has taken him from one end of the Pacific to the other. His genuine excitement for the sport combined with a take-it-as-it-comes attitude makes a trip with him a memorable experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman, a first timer looking for a new adventure, or are interested in taking the family out for a day of fish and fun, you’ve got the right Captain.

Fish Policy

We are happy to provide each paying angler with enough fish for at least one or two meals.

Shared Charters:
On Shared Charters, the catch is dispersed between the four to six passengers. The amount of fish caught is relative to the amount of fish divided up between our guests.

Private Charters: Private charters are also provided with enough fish for one to two meals for the members of the charter party.

We do not ship out fish to the Mainland and highly discourage freezing or keeping the fish in the refrigerator for more than 3 days as it will begin to turn very fishy and no longer be fresh.

In the state of Hawaii, sport caught fish can be sold to restaurants, fish markets and wholesalers. Any extra fish that is not cut for passengers is distributed out in this manner. We also donate to churches on occasion and feed our family and friends but our customers always come first.


4-8 hours


Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, 2494 Niumalu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 72 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No shows will be charged the full price. We require a minimum of 4 passengers to run Share and Deluxe trips. If this minimum is not met we will contact you to reschedule or issue a full refund.