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 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.

Captain Nohili

Waimea, Kauai

His days are notably adventure-filled and rooted in navigating the coastlines of Kauai with family. His Captain’s journey took off a handful of years ago and led him to Na Pali Coast. Life experience has inspired him to embrace Na Pali Coast’s history and enjoys sharing Hawaiian culture. When he isn’t found exploring the ocean with our super fast raft or catching the thrills of a dirt bike adventure, he is spending quality time with his family and friends.

Kannon - Crew Member

Kalaheo, Kauai

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.

Sylas - Crew Member

Hanapepe, Kauai

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!”

Laina - Operations Manager

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

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.