Aloha to All!,
Wow what a Summer for us busy as usual and Captain Lance survived running the boat alone for majority of Summer. Doing doubles almost daily is a killer. He did it though and our customers loved it, he was in higher demand than ever it seemed. Which tells me that our customers who come for their long awaited Summer vacation are doing their research. Going to tried and true review sights to figure who’s may be the best to go with is smart planning.
Fishing is fishing, not catching but we have a pretty good success rate for catching fish. We ran our boat on average five days outta the week, with doubles it would average a daily charter. On average we got skunked once a month! Not bad, hey if the fish are there then ya got a 98% on catching with us. If the fish are scarce it drops down to about 50/50 chance. We don’t want that one day to be the day you are on the boat of course! Ohana Fishing charters has a great crew. There are many variables when it comes to deep sea sportfishing. Like weather, tides, moon and of course the expertise of the Captain and crew. I can’t leave out the capabilities of the vessel!
Our Ho’omaikai is a one of a kind out here. I dont’ think there is another Wilson in the fishing fleet. Her low profile allows for a nice ride on the waters off Kauai. She may not have a cabin to sit in but who goes sportfishing to sit in a stuffy cabin anyhow? She does posess a private head (restroom), a custom built shade canopy, center row seating for a great view and is super clean. The best and well kept engines that never miss an oil change or upkeep! We can’t avoid the unexpected but I gurantee that Captain Lance can fix it on the spot if something happens or he can help any Captain figure out an engine problem. He knows sportfishing and boats well which is a plus for all invoilved. This boat is a tough commerical fishing vessel turned into a charter boat, hence a luxary working boat.
Well Winter is upon us as the lighting in our blue sky changes, the waters turning a deeper blue but always plentiful with many species of fish native to Kauai. The air is cooling and we slow down a bit. I am sure it is welcomed a bit by our hard working crew. As school starts up again, having had many of our returnees join us this past Spring/Summer was a blessing. I will tell you it is so fun for us to watch these children grow. We at Ohana Fishing Charters are often their highlight while on vacation. We are honored and words can’t express our greatfullnes for their loyalty to us.
We welocme the novice fisherman to the expert but please don’t try and be an expert on oour boat, ha ha ha. Oh my did I actually say that? Yes:) Trust me we have been doing this for a long time and we got this coined & minted! It’s all good we enjoy people from all differnt walks of life and respect all! I want to share as briefly asI can a little story from this Summer.
I got a call not too long ago from some very loving concerned parents who were coming out with their daughter for a vacation and her dream was to fish. The mom hesitated when she asked if we accomodate special needs. I jumped in with a reply “of course” before I even knew what the issue really was. Adding we have a special needs child and want everyone to fish, just to have that experience is so important to us as we are family owned & operated. I assured her that we have accomodated people who needed help before, taken people from their wheelchairs to a safe place to sit so they to can fish. We have had a couple terminally ill join us as they are crossing things off their bucket list. Oh boy I’m fighting tears here, thing is we are a heart company and there is nothing that can tug on my heart strings more. I know what it’s like Captain Lance and I have a special child and we afford him every opportunity at happiness. They joined us on a beautiful day and their smallish adult child reeled in a really nice tuna! We are so very happy the trusted us! Thank you Captain Howard and Ikenna for making their wishes come true.
In closing please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or concerns you may have. We aim to please and help you all to make memories while staying on this beautiful garden island of Kauai. The chance at catching that once in a life time fish is very possible!