COVID-19 Update

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated Sept 16, 2020

Pre-Travel Testing Option to Begin on Oct. 15, 2020.

Gov. David Ige announced plans for a Hawai‘i pre-travel testing program that gives travelers the option of possibly avoiding a 14-day-long quarantine upon arrival to the state. This is viewed as one of the key measures for revitalizing Hawai‘i’s visitor-centric economy, while providing protection from the spread of COVID-19. Key components of the pre-travel testing program include:

  • All travelers must either pre-test or go into 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the state
  • All travelers are required to have temperature checked and complete a health & travel questionnaire
  • As an alternative to quarantine a traveler must produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test no earlier than 72-hours prior to their flight arrival in Hawai‘i
  • The interisland quarantine for anyone arriving on any island other than O‘ahu continues through Sept. 30, unless terminated or extended by a separate emergency proclamation
  • FDA-approved NAAT tests, processed by a CLIA-certified laboratory are the only types of coronavirus tests currently approved
  • Currently approved trusted testing partners are CVS and Kaiser Permanente

 

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated Sept 8th, 2020.

Governor Approves Extension of Stay-at-Home Order for O‘ahu with Modifications. Now ends Sept 24th.

Gov. David Ige has approved another two-week extension of the “State-at-Home, Work-at-Home” order for the City and County of Honolulu, which will now end Sept. 24. In a news briefing today, Gov. Ige said, “We have seen a flattening in the number of new cases … but we are still not where we need to be. I do know that the mandates have been a significant burden on all of us. We have all made sacrifices over the weeks and months since the COVID pandemic started.” The order does make an exception for allow solo activity on beaches, hiking trails, and in parks.

 

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated August 25th, 2020.

Governor Ige Approves Two-Week-Long Stay-at-Home Order for O‘ahu

A new “Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home” order for the City and County of Honolulu goes into effect on Thursday for the following two weeks. At a news conference at the Honolulu Fire Dept. headquarters, Governor David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Lt. Gov. Dr. Josh Green, and others, spoke about the need to get O‘ahu’s daily, triple-digit case numbers under control quickly. “On O‘ahu, the surge over the past few weeks threatens to stress our healthcare system beyond its capacity. We appreciate the support from the City and County of Honolulu and the federal government. This is clearly an all-country and all-community effort. The surge testing announced today, allows us to reach deeper into specific communities and to make sure we reach every single individual who has been infected. The surge testing is a game changer,” said Gov. Ige (surge testing information in story below). The governor detailed intensive discussions he’s had with Mayor Caldwell over the past two weeks about how to flatten the curve. He explained the decision to reimpose a Stay-at-Home order was data driven. Gov. Ige said, “The mayor and I agree that we wish all of the actions and restrictions now in place would have been more successful, but we need to do more.” He again called the fight against coronavirus a marathon, that will only succeed with everyone accepting personal responsibility. Success, he concluded is through all levels of government and every member of the community working together.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated August 18th, 2020.

COVID-19 PRE-TRAVEL Testing Program For Out-Of-State Travelers Pushed back to October 1st.

STATEWIDE ORDER BY GOVERNOR DAVID IGE: YOU MUST SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS. All individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to Hawaii are still subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The start of the state's Pre-Travel Testing Program has been delayed to October 1, at the earliest.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated July 13th, 2020.

Gov. David Ige announced "We have assessed the current situation here and on the mainland and I am announcing today that we will be delaying the launch of the pre-travel testing program until September 1st. We have always said that we will make decisions based on the health and safety of our community as the highest priority". All travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Sept 1st. Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated June 24, 2020.

State To Launch COVID-19 PRE-TRAVEL Testing Program For Out-Of-State Travelers on August 1st.

Gov. David Ige announced today all travelers arriving in Hawai‘i from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and to show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. The pre-travel testing program begins Aug 1st. Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated June 11, 2020.

14-day quarantine for travelers extended to July 31st.

Governor David Ige today signed the 9th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i through July 31st. The emergency proclamation lifts the quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers effective 12:01 a.m. on June 16, 2020. However, it also leaves in place the quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated June 4, 2020.

Boating Rules Relaxed & Commercial Water Sports Allowed To Reopen

Effective immediately, emergency restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic for commercial and recreational boating and ocean recreation are being relaxed statewide. Commercial and recreational boating can now include up to ten people on a vessel at one time, operating under new COVID-19 “Act With Care” guidelines. This includes passengers and crew and applies to all recreational and commercial vessels. It applies in all four Hawai‘i counties. These guidelines remain in effect and call for physical distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing of masks, when practical.

Please be advised, the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, is still operating. 

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated May 18, 2020.

Governor David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30.

Please be advised, All Deep Sea Fishing Boats are still closed for bookings. We will update this page again when the Governor of Hawaii allows fishing charters.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated May 6, 2020.

Please be advised, All Deep Sea Fishing Boats are still closed for bookings. We will update this page again when the Governor of Hawaii allows fishing charters.

Information Regarding COVID-19. Updated April 24, 2020

Aloha Valued Customers,

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect Hawaii, and the world we want our customers to know we are in this together and send our best wishes to all our customers and family's to weather this storm and stay safe and healthy so you can once again return to our beautiful Hawaiian paradise.

With many fishing charters closed, to comply with the Governor of the State of Hawaii statewide proclamation request for persons to stay home or in their place of residence through Sept 30th, 2020, we are also currently not booking fishing charters with any of our boats before this date. 

We will closely monitor this current situation and keep your informed of any updates as they happen on this page and thank you for your continued understanding and support of small businesses such as us during these unprecedented times.    

For customers with upcoming bookings:

  • For any reservations for charters up to Sept 30th, 2020 that needs to be canceled or changed, please email us at info@hawaiideepseafishing.com or from the contact form on this page.
  • For any reservations for charters after Sept 30th, 2020 please wait and check back with us closer to your date for the latest policies. If you do want to cancel today, you can do so by emailing us at info@hawaiideepseafishing.com or from the contact form on this page, but please be aware that normal cancel penalties will apply. 

While we are adjusting our operations and policies as quickly as possible, we do ask for patience and reiterate that if your bookings are not before Sept 30th, 2020, please hold off contacting us so we can prioritize urgent customer queries faster. We thank you for your continued understanding. There’s nothing more important to us than you, our customers, remaining safe through this anxious and stressful time. All of us at Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing value you and are grateful for your business.

Mahalo and stay safe,

The Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing Ohana.