Captain J’s Awesome Crew

At Captain J’s Kauai Offshore Adventures, it is important to us that you have an epic experience on our sightseeing adventure snorkel tours. Our Captains and Crew are ocean lovers and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share and are certified in first aid and CPR.

Captain Jude

Captain J is the owner and creator of Captain J’s Kauai Offshore Adventures and Deep Sea Fishing Kauai which he started in 2002. Captain J is always looking for opportunity and when he sees it, he goes for it. He is a passionate man, and when he starts something he does it with 110% effort and commitment. He has a true passion for the ocean and building the businesses he has created. He is currently widening the Kauai offshore Adventures fleet with another 37 foot Naiad super raft. Captain J loves what he does, because he enjoys diversity and the people he meets along the way

Captain Miguel

Miguel is one of our Captains at Captain J’s Kauai Offshore Adventures. He has many years of experience on the ocean and has been a licensed captain since he was 29. He has sailed the pacific four times and has worked at maritime academies. Miguel loves working with Captain J’s because he gets to drive the fastest boat along the NaPali Coast. He also enjoys hunting, scuba diving, and fishing and has his own cacao company. Miguel moved to Hawaii in 2003.

Captain Andy

Andy was born and raised on the westside of Kaua’i and is native Hawaiian. Like most locals he grew up on the water fishing and has been out on the water since he was three years old. He started working on the boat as a crew at the age of 14 and obtained his captains license at 21 years old. Growing up in Hawai’i he has many experiences in and around the ocean waters of Kaua’i and Ni’ihau. He loves to share his knowledge of Kaua’i, Ni’ihau and Napali and their cultural significance. Andy is very experienced and loves what he does – sharing Hawaiian culture and amazing ocean adventures with visitors to the Island.

Captain John

I love the ocean, being on it, in it, or near it makes me feel good.  I moved to Kauai in 2017 after living in northern Nevada for 35+ years, where I operated a successful Scuba shop.  I have had the great fortune to travel to and dive in exotic locations.  Along the way I became a licensed Boat Captain.  Working with Captain Js has been one of the best decisions I have made. I get to play on the water every day, meet and make new friends, and do it all while looking at the most beautiful coastline in the world.

Sylas - Crew Member

Sylas joined Captain J’s in April 2021 as he was only a Junior in high school. He
started out as a deckhand on fishing boats and Captain J saw potential in him. Captain J brought him down the Napali Coast on the Kauai Voyager 1, a 37-foot Naiad super raft. Sylas then started working on the raft every day and is now our lead crew. When he’s not working at Captain J’s, he’s on the boat fishing or at home building boats. Since Sylas grew up fishing around his family, it’s truly become his passion. “Working on the raft, meeting new people every day, and having the Napali Coast as an office is amazing, I love my job!”

Ryder - Crew Member

Ryder Kekoa Cummings is one of our newest team members. He was born and raised on Kauai and is currently 15 years old. Some of his passions are hunting, fishing, riding horses, riding dirt bikes, and crewing on the boat. Ryder loves working on the ocean and appreciates the great work environment. The reason he chose to work with Captain J’s is because he gets to meet new people and enjoys the speed of Captain J’s Super Raft!

Kannon - Crew Member

Kannon is a 17-year-old ocean lover and crew member for Captain J’s Offshore Adventures. He loves to dive and surf. He was born and raised on Kauai and was home schooled which gave him lots of time to go diving and surfing. He is passionate about his work and chose this career because it gives him the opportunity to meet new people and allows him to be on the ocean almost every day.

Laina - Operations Manager

Laina is the operations manager for Captain J’s. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to the island about 10 years ago. Before she started working for her big brother Captain J she was a pet groomer for 30 years. She loves working with our team and loves being a part of visitors experiencing our beautiful island.

Mele - Marketing Manager

Mele was born and raised on West Kauai, in Pakala, a small sugar plantation village.  She danced Hula for 20 years, since she was 3 years old.  She moved to Alaska and Arizona to experience different places and cultures, road tripped through Canada twice, did some traveling in the U.S and finally moved back home to be closer to ‘Ohana. Mele loves sharing her Hawaiian culture and her knowledge of Hawaii with others.  In her free time, Mele finds peace in her favorite places, Na Pali, Koke`e and Polihale. 

Kaelyn - Reservationist

Kaelyn was born in Northern Arizona and moved to Kauai from Southwest Montana to be near her family who are living here. She has always had a love for the ocean and wildlife, and enjoys hiking adventures and beach time.

Our reservations line is available from 6:30am to 7:00pm Monday thru Friday and 6:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, Hawaii Time.