Frequently Asked Questions
-What kind of Fish will we be catching?
Depending on the season you can expect to catch one of the many varieties of Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Ono (Wahoo), Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, and the occasional Spearfish (Hebi) or Sailfish. We also provide bottom fishing gear where you can expect to catch Snapper, Trevally, Barracuda, or even a Shark!
-Do you guarantee we will catch?
While we try our absolute hardest to get fish on the line as we want to catch just as bad as you, we can not guarantee we will catch. The longer you are out there fishing the better your odds of catching, so we encourage at least the 6hr-8hr trip for best chances.
-What is provided?
We provide you with the top of the line Fishing Gear, Lures and Safety equipment. We also have coolers with Water and Soda.
-What should I bring?
Please bring any snacks and lunches that you would like. You are also welcome to bring beer on board.
-What is your catch policy?
Our most important priority is that you have an amazing experience, and if you are lucky enough to catch one, we will always send you home with fish! Here at Apex we have the most generous and liberal fish policy out of any Charter company on Kauai. Please remember that in Kauai, the catch belongs to the boat. While most other Charter companies will not share anything over 25lbs, not here, with Apex Charters you will always get fish! We will send you home with enough fish for you and your family to enjoy while you are on your trip in Kauai. On Shared Charters, if we catch, everyone will take home fish whether you were the one that caught or not. Our most important rule is that everyone always leaves happy! Please know, there are no companies that will ship fish back to the mainland for you. So please plan on enjoying your fresh catch while on island.
-What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for a safety briefing. 5:45am for morning departures, and 10:45 for afternoon departures.
-What is you Cancellation Policy?
Credit Cards are required to reserve your Charters. If you give us 48 hours or more notice, you will be full refunded. Within 48 hours there will be a 50% charge, and if you cancel within 24 hours of your charter, or no-show the morning of, you will be charged in full. If the Charter is canceled due to weather, then you will be fully refunded.
-How many passengers can you take?
For Private Charters on the KU’ ULA KAI anywhere from 1 person to maximum of 6 people. For Shared Charters to go out, minimum 4 people and maximum 6 people.
-What kind of boat do you have?
We have a beautiful 47ft Sport Fisher named "KU’ ULA KAI". Our vessel is equipped with a 17 foot flybridge, perfect for spotting wildlife, an indoor salon with couches, a bathroom downstairs and state-of-the-art Fighting Chair.
-Do you have a bathroom?
Yes we do have a bathroom onboard our vessel, and there are also restrooms at the harbor where we launch.
-When should I make my reservation?
We recommend to making your reservations as soon as you can. Our Charters book up quickly and it's best to secure your trip. Especially since we have a flexible cancellation policy.
-What's the minimum age? What's the maximum age?
Our waters off of Kauai can be a little bumpy year round. We recommend ages 10+ for our charters. If you have kids younger please call and we can discuss conditions for the day of your trip. We do not allow infants or toddlers. We have no maximum, but due to conditions do not advise trips for the elderly that have any balance issues or severe health issues.
-Can I go Fishing if I have a medical condition or are pregnant?
Please call us to discuss your condition. Due to our year round bumpy waters, it can create some discomfort for people. Our top priority is to keep you safe at all times. We do not advise fishing if you have Heart Condition, Back Issues, Balance Issues, Need Cane, Need Crutches, or are in leg casts. We do not advise fishing and will not allow you to join if you are Pregnant.
-What type of Weather should I expect?
Our Kauai open ocean conditions average 10-14kt winds, and 3-4ft seas. So please expect small white cap conditions. The seas will be a little rocky and rolly, so we advise you to take motion sickness medicine if there is any concern about sea sickness.
-Where are you guys located?
Our Boat the KU’ ULA KAI is located in Kauai's biggest, most centralized Harbor on the island, called Nawiliwili Harbor. We are only less than 5 minutes from Lihue Airport. Our address is Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, 2494 Niumalu Rd. Lihue, 96766. We are located in slip 302, which is the first row of vessels and the second slip in on the left.