Captain J’s 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 Dave

Dave joins Captain J’s as an experienced yachtsman. His days on the water started on Long Island Sound, Connecticut alongside his parents as he found his passion competing in sailing. Soon after, he began captaining bigger boats that raced in the open ocean while working on the east and west coast of long ocean races & deliveries. After 40 years on the mainland, Dave decided to make his family’s childhood home his as well. He not only brings a 100 Ton USCG License with him along with thousands of ocean miles, but a burning desire for the challenging surf and outdoor lifestyle this beautiful island has to offer.

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.

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.

Kaydence - Crew Member

Kaydence has been working and fishing for Captain J’s every day for the past year, straight out of high school. When Captain J started Kauai Offshore Adventures, she knew she wanted to work on the NaPali Coast but before working on the raft, she had only been to the coast one time. She started off working in the office, then on the raft as a crew member, and now she does both along with marketing for the company. Her passions are fishing, being on the water, being outdoors, and photography. She loves the role she has working for Captain J’s and being able to share the culture and history of the coast.

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.

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!”