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Ohana Fishing Charters

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3070 Wa_apa Rd, Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1171
+1 808-635-8442
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July 9, 2018, 6 Hour Private Charter

Previous trips resulted in the “one that got away”, but always had fun jigging near the buoy for... read more

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Great charter experience, guys on boat were awesome and engaging. We caught lots of fish and saw... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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Ohana Fishing Charters is located at Nawiliwili Small boat harbor just South of the Lihue airport. We are an extremely knowledgeable charter company with a great standing reputation. Ohana means family and that's the impression we like to leave with our guests. Please join us in a great hunting adventure on the beautiful waters off the Garden Isle of Kauai!
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3070 Wa_apa Rd, Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1171
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Reviewed yesterday

Previous trips resulted in the “one that got away”, but always had fun jigging near the buoy for shibi. This third time was the charm, however.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great charter experience, guys on boat were awesome and engaging. We caught lots of fish and saw a baby whale shark that hung out at the back of our boat for about 5 minutes. Truly great expericence from booking to end.More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, You guys saw a baby whale shark!! That's awesome, what a treat and you caught lots of fish. I'd say you had a really nice trip w/us yay Ohana! Keep on doing what your doing gang. It's all about keeping our guests happy. Mahalo,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip out in the ocean for 6 hours! We loved the boat and he fishmen with their knowledge and expertise. Beautiful scenery. What a cool experience to see the fish from water to meal- very cool to learn about and awesome supporting a local...More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Kristin, You have hit several key points here. It's always awesome to eat what you catch or maybe someone else pulled the fish in for ya. Regardless fresh is best. Thank you for the nice compliment on our boat. She is a one of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a great morning fishing off the coast of Kauai. Britt & Ekenna worked hard to find fish, pulled out every trick in the book and taught us how the local fishing worked. We were successful and enjoyed fresh Mahi Mahi and Ono that night...More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Nathan, Thank you for taking the time out to write this review, it means a lot to us. Our guys always work hard no matter what. You can see these guys really hunt these fish down. So they let you in on some Hawaiian...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing day of fishing with Ohana Fishing Charters! Would recommend to all. Guys were great and so calm as we were trying to reel in a 150-200 lb yellow fin! We also caught 2 Mahi Mahi and 7 skipper jack. GREAT DAY!!More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

In the game of sport fishing we win a lot as you can see. I like the fact that you said our guys were calm, lol shows that they're not amateurs and reel in a lot of fish. I am laughing because just because you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a private fishing tour from Ohana with Brett and E-Kenna as our guides. The fishing was light but we still managed to have a great time. The guys were personable and professional. We hunted until the fish lords smiled on us enough for...More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good thing is we do always call the evening before as a courtesy & send a very deatiled text message on how to find us. Of course to the contact number provided at booking time. I am so very happy you had such a great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guys worked hard to catch fish and did just that. I fish a lot in the Gulf of Mexico, so this trip was to try something different. Rough seas made fishing difficult but the Captain made sure the boat didn't pound. He kept circling birds...More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Thad, First off I'd like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. Well it's never for a lack of trying with us. Every day can be a little different when it comes to fishing out here. One day ya can...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been on 4 fishing trips in kauai. Ohana was the best by far! Capt. Lance is a great fisherman and has a great crew!More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the brief but really nice review! Captain Lance is ahead of the game when it comes to this industry as there aren't many captains here that can say this is all they've done their whole lives as a career. Not to say...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall we had fun. We didn’t read on the website there’s a fish policy. The fish policy basically states you can’t keep your catch! So, after catching a 80Lb+ yellow fin tuna we learned we couldn’t keep the meat or the fish. They did cut...More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time out to write a review. This gives us a great opportuntiy to explain our fish policy again. There are no companies on the isand that let the customer keep all the fish and some even say straight out they...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got a really good effort from our captain Britt and his mate Ikena. Both were personable and worked hard to get us some fish. The boat was clean and the equipment well maintained. There is not much more that you can ask from a...More

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lance k, Owner at Ohana Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry but after just reading the last sentence I had to burst out laughing! Um, that's me when we go fishing. It's not a great feeling at all! But I have learned a method of taking the sea sick meds that works. So...More

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Bonnie J
20 March 2018|
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Response from lance k | Property representative |
Aloha, this is Cynthia Keener Captian Lance's wife. YES we have a private head (bathroom) on our boat. Please call to book HST before you actually arrive to Kauai. We were exceptionally busy this March and had to turn... More
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Hector O
15 March 2018|
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Response from lance k | Property representative |
Aloha, Please visit our website for all pricing. Click on the " CHARTERS" page. Most all your questions can answered by reading through our website. Mahalo, Cynthia
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Janine D
6 September 2017|
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Response from lance k | Property representative |
We offer two departures a day. Always booking the 6:00am first. Then we come back in and p/u second trip of the day. We only have one boat as do majority of other charter co's here on island. The species of fish here are... More
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