The people of Hawai’i have sustained their families and respected the Pacific Ocean's powerful life force for centuries. In the Hawaiian language “KAIMANA” translates to “the power of the sea.” Kaimana Jerky has embraced the ancient art of drying fish to give our jerky a great taste for the modern lifestyle. Our Tuna Jerky comes in a variety of flavors and is delicately prepared, dried to perfection, and seasoned with all natural ingredients. Handcrafted with Aloha for 25 years!
Our jerky is made with quality ingredients and never contain MSG, nitrates, or preservatives that don’t naturally occur. We use a preservative free soy sauce made in the USA.
All of our jerky is made in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are located just a few miles from amazing fishing grounds! Some of the deepest, nutrient rich waters are just offshore where an abundance of sea life thrive. All of our jerky is made here, seasoned here, and packaged here in the same facility! We follow strict FDA and Department of Health guidelines to ensure a high quality product.
We started KAIMANA JERKY 4 years ago as an initiative to brand our product. We actually have been making marlin jerky for 25 years but never really tried to “brand” it. We started experimenting with fish jerky back in the 80’s and found out it was delicious. We gave it to our family and friends and they loved it too, so we started a family business and began selling to local stores in Hawaii.
You have probably noticed our Tuna Jerky bags look totally different from our Marlin Jerky bags and they don’t carry the name “KAIMANA JERKY.” We make both products in the same facility, and we are working on “branding” our Marlin Jerky soon. Tuna and Marlin jerky also differ in flavor and texture. The seasonings we use also differ.