When you visit the beautiful island of Kauai, one activity that many vacationers love taking part in is deep sea fishing. It’s fun and adventurous, it allows you to take in scenery while participating in your favorite hobby, or even simply trying something new for the first time. And the fishing off Kauai is wonderful, with marlin and tuna and much more all abundant in the beautiful seas.

There are many different deep sea fishing charters and companies, and many different locations. In this quick guide, we’ll help you learn a little bit more about deep sea fishing around Kauai.

Many deep sea fishing charters are available in the area of Nawiliwili Harbor, which is also where cruise shops dock on the island. If you’re staying with us here at Koloa Landing®, that’s just  a quick 20 minutes away on the eastern shore of Kauai, although of course different companies may be based out of different areas as well.

How to Choose a Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Kauai

How are you supposed to distinguish between one charter and the next? There are many different factors, but reputation of the company, and the captain, is really the key. The personnel affect not only the atmosphere and overall experience, but also your likelihood of reeling in a great catch. The best captains will provide a fun and educational experience, while taking you to local hot spots and prime fishing locales.

Depending on your interests and the size of the group you’re with, there are various different rates and options to consider. For example, there are 4 hour, or half day charters, and there are 8 hour, or full day charters, and sometimes other estimated time lengths as well. In some cases you can charter your own boat, in other cases, you’ll be going along with a larger group of people as well.

Another thing to keep in mind is that around the island of Kauai, waters can get deep quite quickly. You’ll be out into hundreds of feet of water, and even thousands of feet of water, before very long, and this offers a unique opportunity for deep sea fishing on Kauai without getting too far from shore, or needing to spend hours simply arriving to a good fishing destination.

There are ledges around the island of 40 fathoms of depth, 1,000 fathoms and 2,000 fathoms. The 40 fathom ledge is just roughly 1 mile from shore, and the 1,000 fathom ledge is just 3.5 miles offshore.

Depending on what you’re trying to catch, the size of your group, and your experience level, there’s sure to be a good choice for you. Of course, at the Koloa Landing® Resort, our on-site concierge can help you plan the perfect deep sea fishing adventure. We’ll ensure you get a great deal, and work with a highly rated company, while receiving a fishing charter which provides everything you’ll be looking for.

Contact Koloa Landing® Resort today and have our onsite staff help arrange a wonderful day of deep sea fishing around our beautiful island.