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, Baracuda, or even a Shark!
-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 we will always send you home with fish!
While most charter boats have limits to weights of fish, and will not share anything over 25lbs, not here, with Apex Charters you will aways get fish. We will send you home with enough fish for you and your family to enjoy while you are on your trip to Kauai. On Shared Charters, everyone will take home fish whether you were the one that caught or not. Our most important rule, is that everyone always leaves happy!
-What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for 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 with be a 50% charge, and in you cancel within 12 hours of your charter, or no-show the morning of, you will be full charged. If Charter is cancelled due to weather, then you will be fully refunded.
-How many passengers can you take?
For Private Charters on the GRANDER anywhere from 1 person to maximum of 6 people. For Shared Charters to go out, minimum 4 people and maximum 6 people.
For Private Charters on the PUEO KAI anywhere from 1 person to maximum of 4 people. For Shared Charters to go out, minimum 3 people and maximum 4 people.
-What kind of boat do you have?
We have a beautiful 45ft Bertram Sport Fisher named "Grander". Our vessel is equipped with 14 foot fly bridge, perfect for spotting wildlife, an indoor salon with couches, a bathroom downstairs and state-of-the-art Fighting Chair.
We also have a beautiful 27ft Radon, equipped with top of the line gear, comfortable deck seating, and an indoor cabin.
-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 make your reservations as soon as you can. Our Charters book up quick and its best to secure your trip. Especially since we have a flexible cancellation policy.
-What's the minimum 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.
-Can I go Fishing if I have a medical condition?
Please call us to discuss your condition. Do to our year round bumpy waters, it can create some discomfort for people. Our top priority is to keep you safe at all times.
-Where are you guys located?
Our Boat the GRANDER is located in Kauai's biggest, most centralized Harbor on 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.
Our Boat the PUEO KAI, is located on the southwest side of Kauai in Port Allen. Our address is Port Allen Harbor, 4353 Waialo Road, 'Ele'Ele, HI 96705. All Napali and Nihihau Island trips leave from this port.