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The 11 best napali coast and kauai boat tours.

Set sail on these excursions to explore the beauty of Kauai from the sea.

The Best Kauai Boat Tours

sailing along razor edged cliffs, rising more than 3000 feet high, on the remote and rugged napali coast of kauai, hawaii.

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From humpback whales and spinner dolphins to peaceful sea turtles, Hawaii's beautiful seas teem with wildlife. Observing these creatures alongside Kauai' s dramatic cliffs is best done from the water aboard a catamaran, a kayak or even an inflatable raft. U.S. News selected the following Kauai boat tours as the best available after analyzing both traveler and expert opinion.

Best Napali Coast Boat Tours

Holo holo charters – napali sunset dinner tour.

Price: Adults from $210; kids from $190 Duration: 3.5 hours

If a sunset sail is at the top of your Hawaii to-do list, consider this cruise. Aboard the company's 65-foot catamaran, you'll be treated to views of a sunset, rocky cliffs, sea caves and local sea life while gliding along the Napali Coast . Cruises are limited to 49 passengers. The tour also includes a hot dinner, as well as mai tais, beer and wine. Tourgoers describe the crew as exceptional and say the views are fabulous. Reviews for the food are more mixed, with many describing the dishes as average. Several travelers also warn of choppy waters and advise taking motion sickness medication ahead of your cruise.

Tours generally depart daily from Port Allen in the late afternoon, but departure times vary by season. Children younger than 5 are not allowed on the cruise. Holo Holo Charters also offers snorkeling cruises and a daylong tour that sails by neighboring island Niihau.

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Blue Dolphin Charters – Niihau & Napali Coast Snorkel

Price: Adults from $285; kids from $245 Duration: 7.5 hours

Discover the Napali Coast and the island of Niihau on this snorkeling tour. Though you won't set foot on Niihau, you will get a chance to snorkel in the waters just off its coast. In addition to snorkeling equipment, tourgoers also have access to boogie boards, pool noodles and a slide on the boat. The trip also includes breakfast and a deli-style lunch with beer, wine and mai tais, as well as nonalcoholic beverages. Travelers report seeing lots of wildlife and praise the friendly crew.

Tours are generally available Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with a 6 a.m. check-in time. You may receive a slight discount by booking online ahead of time. Children younger than 5 are not permitted on the tour. Blue Dolphin operates a few other snorkel tours, as well as a whale watching trip and sunset cruises.

Kauai Sea Tours – Na Pali Raft Tour

Price: Adults from $190; kids from $180 Duration: 5 to 5.5 hours

Be prepared to get wet on this tour, which takes place aboard a rigid-hull inflatable raft. Thanks to the boat's design, it can access sea caves, go beneath waterfalls and hug the coast, allowing passengers an up-close look at nature. Participants have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy a packed lunch and nonalcoholic drinks while on the excursion. Tour-takers praise the crew and say they enjoy the views and the plentiful wildlife, ranging from dolphins to monk seals to turtles. Others caution the ride can get choppy.

Trips depart at 7 a.m. year-round, and additional tours at 1:30 p.m. are offered from June through August. Kids must be 7 or older to participate. The company also offers whale watching tours and sunset cruises on traditional boats.

Na Pali Coast Tours – Na Pali Sight See Adventure

Price: From $250 Duration: 2 hours

Calling all thrill-seekers! This catamaran tour departing from Hanalei Bay promises lots of adventure, jaw-dropping views and plenty of speed. As you travel along the coast, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles, humpback whales (in winter), waterfalls and rainbows. Travelers rave about the stunning views and appreciate the captain and crew's knowledge of the island's history and wildlife. Reviewers also appreciate the ability to access multiple sea caves thanks to the boat's easy maneuverability. Though the boat affords up-close views of the coast, it doesn't protect against sea spray and is not equipped with a restroom, so keep that in mind when booking.

Tours typically depart Monday through Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (though offerings may vary by season). A maximum of 18 passengers are permitted on board. Due to the more adventurous nature of this tour, it's not recommended for children younger than 4 years old, pregnant people or those with back or neck issues. If you're hoping to explore in the water, consider the company's four-hour snorkeling tour.

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Capt. Andy's Sailing Adventures – Classic Na Pali Snorkel Picnic Sail

Price: Adults from $215; kids from $195 Duration: 5.5 hours

This cruise aboard a 55-foot catamaran includes a trip along Kauai's Napali Coast and snorkeling in a tropical reef, as well as a continental breakfast, lunch, desserts and drinks (including beer and wine). You'll also learn a bit of Hawaiian history. Travelers enjoy the views and wildlife spotted on this cruise. They are also complimentary of the food.

Tours depart daily at 8 a.m., and children younger than 3 are not permitted. Capt. Andy's also offers day trips, as well as dinner and sunset sails.

Blue Ocean Adventure Tours – Na Pali Beach Landing

Price: Adults from $235; kids from $215 Duration: 6 hours

On this raft tour, you'll explore the Napali Coast from the water and glide past waterfalls and through sea caves, spotting dolphins, whales and sea turtles along the way. The cruise also includes a stop for snorkeling at the secluded Nualolo Kai beach, a buffet lunch and a nature stroll through an ancient Hawaiian fishing village – a highlight for travelers. Reviewers gush about the scenery and say the crew creates a safe, fun and memorable experience.

Tours depart at 7 a.m. year-round and 12:30 p.m. seasonally between May and September. Children must be at least 6 years old to join the tour. Blue Ocean also operates scenic catamaran tours and private outings.

Makana Charters and Tours – Na Pali Coast Tour on the Makana

Price: Adults from $189; kids from $159 Duration: 5 hours

This tour aboard the Makana – a 32-foot catamaran – includes exploring sea caves, lunch and snorkeling at Nualolo Kai, one of the island's best beaches. A native Hawaiian family owns the company and operates the tours. What's more, the boat takes no more than 12 snorkelers out at a time. Travelers particularly enjoy the coastal views and say the crew is very attentive.

Choose from a morning cruise departing at 8 a.m. or an afternoon tour at 1:30 p.m. Passengers must be at least 9 years old to ride. The company offers a variety of tours of the Napali Coast in boats of all sizes.

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Kayak adventures kauai – waterfall kayak adventure on kauai's wailua river.

Price: Adults from $114; kids from $94 Duration: 6 hours

Paddle your way through the Wailua River on this excursion limited to 12 people. During the tour, you'll also hike through the Wailua rainforest to Uluwehi Falls for a swim. Along the way, guides share information about the ancient history and culture of this area, which is a National Historic Landmark. Travelers particularly enjoy the hike and say guides are friendly and informative.

Tours operate Monday through Friday at 7:45 and 8:45 a.m. Guests must be at least 5 years old to participate.

Catamaran Kahanu – Kauai Whale Watching Tour

Price: From $120 Duration: 2 hours

For those looking to go whale watching in Hawaii, this catamaran cruise is just the ticket. Animal enthusiasts will have the chance to spot humpback whales as they live in Hawaii's waters to care for newborn calves. Travelers may also spot other wildlife like dolphins and sea turtles. Tourgoers report seeing lots of whales and dolphins, and they describe the crew as passionate and knowledgeable.

Tours depart daily from late December to mid-April; hours vary by season. Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate. Catamaran Kahanu also offers a boat tour around the Napali Coast.

Best Kauai Boat Tours

Kayak Kaua'i – Hanalei Blue Lagoon Paddle & Snorkel

Price: From $125 Duration: 4 hours

Spend a few hours kayaking in the ocean and rivers in and around Hanalei Bay on this scenic adventure. Throughout the trip, you'll take intermittent breaks from the kayak to explore the reefs and beaches, providing ample opportunity to collect shells and bird-watch, all while looking for dolphins and sea turtles. The tour also includes a deli lunch with juice and seltzer water. Tour-takers say guides are friendly and knowledgeable, and particularly enjoy the river portion of the trip, calling it relaxing.

Tours are offered Monday through Saturday at 8 a.m.; an additional 11 a.m. tour is available between May and September. Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Kayak Kaua'i also offers kayaking trips on the Wailua River, among other tours.

Kauai Zodiac Tourz – Kauai's Ultimate South Island Zodiac Boat Snorkel Adventure

Price: Adults from $135; kids from $115 Duration: 3 hours

Kauai's south shore promises stunning reefs, calm waters and a variety of marine life, making it an ideal snorkeling spot. On this tour, you'll travel by rigid-hulled inflatable boat to remote snorkeling locations, passing the famous Spouting Horn blowhole along the way. If weather permits, you'll also visit Kipu Kai, which is only accessible by boat and boasts some of the island's best snorkeling. Tourgoers report encountering lots of fish and green sea turtles, and they describe the crew as informative, friendly and attentive.

Tours depart at 8 and 11 a.m. daily. The company also offers a popular two-hour guided snorkeling tour that embarks from the shore, meaning no boat ride is required.

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15 Best Kauai Boat Tours

Kauai is not nicknamed the Garden Isle for nothing; the Hawaiian Island easily passes for one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

If you are an avid reader of travel blogs and magazines, you’ve probably come across a feature on Kauai a few times.

You’ll find Kauai on many a traveler’s bucket list when it comes to the usual activities – resorts, beaches, and hikes. Feel free to add boating to that list as well.

Because what’s not to like about sailing in calm emerald seas against a backdrop of breathtaking vistas, pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs, and heart-stopping sunsets?

Not much we would guess.

Here are 15 best Kauai boat tours we think you would love.

1. Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel And Sail

Na Pali Coast is famed for its towering sea cliffs (pali) accented with cascading waterfalls, streams and narrow valleys.

Its natural beauty has led some to christen it the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” This boat tour gives you the opportunity to undress its beauty the best way possible – from the water.

Set sail from Port Allen aboard a well-equipped catamaran and enjoy five hours of unadulterated fun. Marvel in the magical sights of Na Pali Coast and dive into the colorful waters at the snorkeling stop.

The package is inclusive of breakfast and a buffet lunch on board. The captain and crew provide loads of entertainment.

2. Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise

Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise

The romantic vibes of the Na Pali sunset make this tour the perfect tonic for couples. More so with dinner being served on board as you watch the orange flames of the Hawaiian sun fade into the horizon.

The deluxe sailing catamaran – the fastest in Kauai – glides past emerald valleys, sparkling waterfalls and cathedral spires piercing the blue skies, all serving to accentuate the moment.

A champagne toast and light appetizers will kick things off as you await the dinner buffet that’s served complete with wine, Mai Tais, beer and fresh juice.

Keep an eye out for marine inhabitants, including dolphins, whales, and sea turtles.

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3. Deluxe Catamaran Cocktail Whale-Watching Cruise

Deluxe Catamaran Cocktail Whale-Watching Cruise

Whale watching is one of the most rewarding aquatic experiences, and this tour promises to make it one of the richest and most memorable.

You can choose from two departure times depending on your schedule – 13:45 or 16:15.

Once on board, you will relish assorted pupu platter appetizers and get to wash them down with beer, wine or Mai Tais.

The captain will talk you through whale biology and behavior as you watch for the tell-tale signs of the resident humpback’s presence – tail slaps, breaches, and blows.

The scenery on the south coast of Kauai makes for spectacular viewing, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

4. Na Pali Sightseeing Sunset Dinner Cruise

Na Pali Sightseeing Sunset Dinner Cruise

After a day of adventure on the island, there is no better way to wind things up than by taking a sunset dinner cruise in Kauai.

The four-hour sightseeing cruise will be aboard a luxury catamaran with plenty of space to enjoy yourself.

Enjoy the views characterized by verdant valleys and jagged peaks, with an unlimited flow of your beverage of choice – wine, beer, coffee, or whatever mood you’re in the mood for.

The dinner comprises a three-course meal of the tastiest food Hawaii has to offer.

5. Niihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise

Niihau And Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise

This daylong sailing adventure takes you on a discovery of the most captivating destinations in Hawaii aboard a 20-meter-long (65-foot) catamaran, with spacious sundecks and lounging trampolines.

Enjoy the famous landscapes of Na Pali Coast as you uncover legends of yore.

The sailing adventure is not short on breathtaking scenery, and snorkeling is part of the offering.

Dive into the waters surrounding the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau and embark on a discovery of the abundant marine life in its reefs.

The friendly crew will narrate the history of Hawaii and tales of mythology to make this both an entertaining and educational expedition.

A light breakfast and hearty buffet lunch are included in the offer.

6. Whale-Watching Discovery (3-Hour Raft Tour)

Whale-Watching Discovery Raft Tour

Humpback mating season is usually an exciting time in Kauai, not just for the whales, but visitors as well.

This is because migrating humpback whales come here for the annual ritual, and that can only mean good news for all involved.

This half-day narrated tour will take you right into prime whale territory, where you will have the envious opportunity of watching these majestic creatures put on a spectacular show, leaping and crashing into the waters.

The moment is made more poignant by an underwater hydrophone so you can listen to their haunting vocalizations.

The roundtrip from Port Allen is inclusive of snacks and beverages.

In addition to whales, expect to see dolphins and turtles.

7. Sunset Dinner Cruise Off the Na Pali Coast

Sunset Dinner Cruise Off The Na Pali Coast

It is no secret that sunsets in Hawaii are postcard material. This boat tour presents you with the opportunity to soak it up in style as you savor a scrumptious dinner.

The four-hour cruise departs from Port Allen Marina Center and takes you on an exploration of the spectacular Na Pali coastline.

Along the way, the crew will share educational and entertaining stories about various points of interest, with a champagne toast at sunset.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities, and Kalalau Valley point will provide stunning panoramic views.

You will encounter plenty of waterfalls and sometimes spot a few mountain goats. As you head back, you will enjoy a Luau-style buffet dinner, replete with wine, beer or Mai Tais.

8. Kauai Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Cocktails

Kauai Sunset Catamaran Cruise With Cocktails

What’s a more beautiful experience than sailing as you watch a Kauai sunset? Sailing as you watch the Kauai sun go down as you sip on a cocktail provides that little bit of extra wow factor.

Board a luxury catamaran and sail out into the waters of the Pacific to catch the unique views of the famed Garden Isle sunset.

As you sip on tropical cocktails, there will be plenty of delicious appetizers to pair the drink with.

All the while, you will be serenaded with beautiful tunes from live Hawaiian musicians, with the warmth of the ocean breeze brushing against you.

Sunset experiences never felt this good.

9. Na Pali Sunset Dinner or Morning Continental Breakfast Cruise and Snorkel

Na Pali Sunset Dinner Or Morning Continental Breakfast Cruise And Snorkel

Set sail after the captain’s safety orientation talk at Port Allen, Eleele, and go on a sightseeing tour that doubles up as a snorkeling adventure.

The cruise lasts five hours in total, with the option of a 7 am or 1 pm departure. Irrespective of your choice, you can be assured this will be five hours well spent.

Admire the breathtaking sights of the longest beach in Hawaii, with the ridgeline of the Waimea Canyon and Forbidden Island of Niihau visible in the distance.

Photographers are in for a treat, but sometimes, the best memories are never snapped. Take a refreshing dip or dive into the water for a snorkel – snorkeling gear is provided.

A three-course buffet meal awaits you for dinner, with beer, wine, and Mai Tais to chase it down.

10. Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail

Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail

Concerning natural bounties, Kauai has a lot to offer, but the trophy for its star attraction definitely goes to the Na Pali Coast.

This dramatic coast is like a party platter crammed with delicious appetizers – some sea caves here, sparkling waterfalls there; a lovely stream here, an emerald cliff right next to it.

This catamaran adventure gives you sufficient time to take it all in as you sail the Pacific, catching striking views of the tropical sunset.

Speaking of appetizers, a filling buffet is provided onboard, with a full selection of locally-made items and a long list of beverages to accompany the meal.

11. Na Pali Coast Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

Na Pali Coast Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise With Lunch

Board a catamaran cruise and embark on a half-day expedition to Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, a fertile land endowed with natural attractions.

A cruise along the Kauai waters is the best way to enjoy Na Pali’s unique diversity; this tour starts you off the right way with a continental breakfast following the 7 am departure.

There will be a lot of sightseeing to do, and conditions permitting, you will have an hour to enjoy a swim or go snorkeling in the vibrant waters.

The warm Hawaii waters are a favorite frolicking ground for dolphins and turtles, so be on the lookout for them, as the captain and crew narrate stories about the island and marine life.

Tuck into a fresh buffet lunch back on deck and relax with your beverage of choice.

12. Aloha Sunset Sail with Hawaiian Style Buffet

Aloha Sunset Sail With Hawaiian Style Buffet

This is a short two-hour cruise that should get you into the spirit of Hawaii.

The evening cruise sets sail from Port Allen Harbor, with a view to catching the sun before it disappears below the horizon.

Your catamaran will glide along Kauai’s famed south shore, serving you a real-life big-screen view of this tropical paradise.

Celebrate homegrown sounds by jamming to classic island tunes from the ‘70s that will give you an authentic feel of the tropical island’s lifestyle.

But true aloha hospitality is not complete without a local delicacy, and this will be offered in the form of a bento-style buffet.

Throw in an idyllic sunset at Poipu Beach and authentic trade-wind sailing, and you’ll have a good sense of what traditional Hawaiian lifestyle was like.

13. Afternoon Na Pali Sea Cave and Lava Tube Adventure

Afternoon Na Pali Sea Cave And Lava Tube Adventure

This tour is the perfect way to while away an afternoon in Kauai.

The three-hour cruise departs from Hanalei Bay aboard a high-speed hull raft, which is one of the few ideal ways to get to the coastline and discover the lava tubes and sea caves.

If the weather is good, the raft will pass through the fairy-tale sea caves and lava tubes, providing a close-up view of the beautiful landscape.

The captain and crew will shed interesting insights into the lives of ancient Hawaiians who called this mythical place home and prepared for battle in its valleys.

Some snacks, including Kauai Kookies, will be provided to help you keep your energy levels up and make the most of the adventure, which also entails watching marine wildlife.

14. Kauai: Full-Day Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

Waimea Canyon

Mark Twain referred to the striking Waimea Canyon as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and you’ll have the opportunity to see why.

This is a tour that does a good job of unlocking the splendor of this unique place, combining the grandeur of the land with the fabulous beauty of the waters.

There will be a visit to the Waimea Canyon State Park where the canyon itself sits.

As you make your way there, you will spot the island of Niihau, Nawiliwili Harbor, Queen Victoria’s profile and the Poipu Resorts.

You will also get to marvel at the Fern Grotto, a natural fern-covered lava rock cave, and see Opaeka’a Falls, a site that has served as a filming location for many movies.

This tour is chockfull of attractions, and of course, is not complete with a cruise on the Wailua River.

15. Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

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This is one of the most complete tours of Kauai, combining a ground tour with a river cruise and airplane trip, although the latter is optional.

The seven-hour experience will take you to more attractions than you can keep track of, from beaches and mountains to ancient Hawaiian sites and waterfalls.

One of the notable excursions includes a visit to popular North Shore destinations, including Kilauea Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary and the Kilauea Lighthouse.

Other beautiful sights include Anini Beach, Hanalei Bay, Hanalei taro fields, Sleeping Giant and more.

Enjoy a boat cruise along the Wailua River aboard a spacious open-air riverboat, which smacks of that trademark laidback tropical vibe synonymous with Hawaii.

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  • Deluxe Catamaran Cocktail Whale-Watching Cruise
  • Na Pali Sightseeing Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Niihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise
  • Whale-Watching Discovery (3-Hour Raft Tour)
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise Off the Na Pali Coast
  • Kauai Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Cocktails
  • Na Pali Sunset Dinner or Morning Continental Breakfast Cruise and Snorkel
  • Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
  • Na Pali Coast Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch
  • Aloha Sunset Sail with Hawaiian Style Buffet
  • Afternoon Na Pali Sea Cave and Lava Tube Adventure
  • Kauai: Full-Day Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour
  • Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

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Na Pali Catamaran

Snorkel and sightseeing tours departing from hanalei bay, book your na pali coast adventure.

  • Clock 4 hours
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Morning Sightseeing and Snorkeling Tour

We depart Hanalei Bay around 7:30 and return approximately 4 hours later at around 11:30. Snorkel equipment and floatation devices are provided, as well as a waterproof drybag.

Afternoon Sightseeing and Snorkeling Tour

This tour is also called our Photo Favorite tour due to the tremendous photo opportunities during this time of the day, with the Na Pali Coast facing west into the sunlight.

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ALOHA FROM THE NA PALI CATAMARAN CREW

Along the Northwest corner of Kauai lies 16 miles of rugged, inaccessible coastline, known as the Na Pali Coast, meaning “The Cliffs” or “Many Cliffs.”

The Na Pali is home to some of the world’s most famous tropical locations with over 6,175 acres of undeveloped paradise. Although there are a variety of ways to explore the Na Pali Coast, a boat tour departing from Hanalei Bay has been the preferred choice amongst our island’s visitors for decades. Join Hanalei’s #1 boat tour for the adventure of a lifetime to the most spectacular and dramatic coastline on earth!

Aboard our two identical 35′ motorized catamarans, you’ll find the perfect middle-ground between adventure and comfort! Our vessels are small enough to enter sea caves, while large enough to provide enough room to walk around freely even at full capacity. For your comfort, we have provided a spacious restroom, sunbrella shade, forward-facing seating, and a sturdy swim ladder.

Don’t miss this chance to join us, and come experience the “highlight of your trip” with Na Pali Catamaran!

EXPERIENCE THE MOST SPECTACULAR AND DRAMATIC COASTLINE ON EARTH!

Kauai has countless natural places of beauty to experience. Allow us to show you the most beautiful parts of some of the most spectacular and dramatic coastline on earth while maintaining comfort, safety, and adventure simultaneously.

Our 35′ aluminum power catamaran, Kamahele Kai II, is small enough to enter Na Pali’s famous sea caves, yet large enough to be comfortable. Unlike other tour boats that enter the sea caves, our vessel features a bathroom, shade, adequate seating, and room to walk around freely. Even at full capacity, it is not overcrowded.

5-Star Na Pali Coast Adventures

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The scenery was breathtaking and the crew was knowledgeable and fun. I recommend Na Pali Catamaran to everyone who loves land, sea and adventure. And the food ain’t bad either.

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The boat was super clean. The crew was fantastic and they made the tour fantastic! I would highly recommend you take the Na'Pali coast tour with these guys!!!

Na Pali Catamaran tours are a fantastic way to see the Na Pali coast. The boat tour offers views that are not available on the helicopter tours. We especially enjoyed the sea caves and getting to enter one of them. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and made the tour very entertaining. I highly recommend this tour.

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The best tour of the Na Pali I’ve ever had. Going into the caves was amazing. My seven year old son was so happy and had a great experience! Thank you all so much!!

We have toured the Na Pali coast several ways (top of Waimea Canyon, a sunset cruise from the west side, powered hang gliders when they were operating) and this experience outdid them all. Captain Lance and Crewman Miguel gave an astounding tour, complete with wildlife sitings, great history and information, and wonderful snorkeling with the turtles. We could tell Capt. Lance loves the sea and is very knowledgeable about ocean conditions. He was able to take us into three sea caves safely. We had a delightful afternoon. We highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting Kauai. Totally worth the time and money.

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Nā Pali Coast Catamaran Boat Tour

Experience an Adventure of a Lifetime Aboard Catamaran Kahanu

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  • User Ages: Ages 5+
  • Clock Duration: 5 hours
  • Checkmark Check-in time: 6:50 - 7:00 a.m. returning 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.
  • Calendar Availability: Year-round

Offered year round, Na Pali and Whale Watching December 20th-April 15th

Experience the Nā Pali Coast on a Boat Tour

Witness the incredible beauty of Kauai on the Nā Pali Coast. The nai’a 🐬 (dolphins and porpoises) cruise along the catamaran, so have your camera ready for amazing pictures! Captain Lani and the crew share Hawaiian culture and history along the way.

As we travel up north towards Nā Pali, you see the island of Niihau in the distance, approximately 17 miles away. It appears just a stone’s throw away.

Get up close and personal with majestic cliffs, sea caves, and a cascading waterfall. Then, we stop at a pristine, protected reef, Nu’alolo Kai, to swim and snorkel. At one time, it was an active, productive Hawaiian fishing village. You may see the honu 🐢 (sea turtles) swimming in their own environment.

Snorkel gear and instructions are provided. Foam noodles are also available.

A deli-style lunch is available ; build your own sandwich of turkey, ham, two types of cheeses, two types of bread, lettuce, and tomatoes. For dessert, there is fresh pineapple and vanilla cinnamon cake. Sodas and juices are also available.

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  • Make sure to bring a water bottle or a Hydro Flax with water! Only metal water bottles allowed to promote environmentalism and protect the oceans.
  • Wear comfortable clothing — swimwear, cover-up, shorts, and a t-shirt. Protect yourself from the sun. Wear a long sleeve t-shirt and a hat or visor.
  • Bring a bag or backpack with a towel and a camera.
  • Wear comfortable footwear, slippers, or sandals. You will be barefoot on board. If you need to wear footwear, wear your own aqua shoes. However, do not walk down with the aqua shoes as they will gather the red dirt. Red dirt and seawater make for red paste — not good for Catamaran Kahanu.
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Your safety is our priority. Captain Lani and the crew are experienced watermen — we guarantee your comfort, enjoyment, and satisfaction. During winter months, ocean conditions can be rough in the Nā Pali Coast. If needed, Captain Lani will go to calmer waters.

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  • All passengers must be in good health — no bad backs, heart conditions, recent surgery, or pregnant women allowed.
  • If you are a non-swimmer or need any special assistance, please let us know in the comment section at check-out.

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  • Calendar Dec 20 - April 15
  • Clock 2 hours
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Kauai Whale Watching Tour

Get up close and personal with the ocean’s gentle giants. Viewing these magnificent creatures is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Na Pali Experience

Na Pali Experience

Na pali coast catamaran boat tours & raft adventures | kauai, hi.

Choose Your Perfect Na Pali Coast Boat Tour

Na pali rafting adventures.

Our high-speed, wet & wild rafting adventure is one of Kauai’s most exhilarating rides. Regarded by many as the Ferrari of the Na Pali Coast, this is a must do adventure for thrill seekers who are young & fit.

Deluxe Power Catamaran

Ride in style along the Na Pali Coast in our state of the art 35ft power catamarans. These boats provide a similar experience to our rafts, except they are even faster, more comfortable, and great for almost any age!

6 Person Power Catamaran

Enjoy the Na Pali Coast’s most intimate and personalized boat tour to date. With only 6 guests, this unique offering is unmatched industry wide. This trip is incredible as a shared tour and even better as a private charter!

Breathtaking Kauai Boat Trips

Avoid the crowds and experience a Na Pali Coast cruise that brings you closer. Our boats are the perfect size and design for touring the Na Pali Coast. They’re large enough to keep you comfortable, yet small enough to fit into all of the various sea caves when conditions permit. Discover the perfect Na Pali Coast boat tour for your group and book today!

Join us on our Na Pali Coast boat tours for unforgettable experiences at one of the most spectacular attractions in the world. Our Kauai boat trips allow you to enjoy its unparalleled beauty without the hassle of crowds.

Smaller groups, avoid the crowds!

  • Small-group tours or entirely private tours so you can enjoy the stunning views of the Kauai coast unobstructed
  • Expert Captain / Crew
  • Practical, comfortable vessels
  • Tours of Kauai sea caves
  • Marine life encounters – dolphins, whales, turtles & more
  • Excellent service and personalized attention from a small, family operation

Space is limited so reserve your tour online today!

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Users Smaller groups, avoid the crowds!

Sunset Sea cave accessibility (conditions permitting)

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Cruise Ship Clean, well-maintained vessels ideal for Na Pali Coast

Dolphin Marine life friendly-We respect marine life protection laws

Heart Eco friendly company – We only allow reef safe sunscreen onboard & no single use plastics

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"First: Since the have a small nice boat it is good space. We were a couple and it was 3 others in the boat. Many other companies have a crowded boats (50 plus people). After a short drive we got to see a bunch of dolphins. Great experience!! Drive up the coast with nice stories and scenery was perfect. Only to stop and swim with some turtles. A perfect day!"

"This was absolutely the highlight of our time in Hawaii! If you are on the fence about doing a boat tour, then stop looking now and book with Na Pali Experience. Captain Jon was fantastic, knowledgeable and a wonderful guide throughout the tour. We did the afternoon tour and lucked into amazing weather that allowed us to visit all the sea caves. Snorkeling with sea turtles, incredible views, and coming back with the sunset light hitting the mountains... nothing comes close! We would highly recommend this tour to anyone!"

"My Na Pali Pirates experience was amazing! Fun, fast raft rides on exciting water? Check! Epic views of the Na Pali coast? Check! Sea caves? Check! Snorkeling with sea turtles? Check! But most importantly, Jake and Jacob were incredible incredible guides! Fun and knowledgeable with the perfect amount of dad jokes and great tunes! This is seriously a MUST DO, and I will continue to do this raft tour any time I am back in Kauai! Stop looking at other boat tours of the Na Pali coast and book this one! It's fun and exciting and you will be supporting a LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS! Thank you to "The Jakes" for an epic time!

"The 35’ Deluxe Catamaran “Cadillac of the Caves” was AMAZING! Do not miss this when you’re in Kauai. Brian and Capt. Nate were fun, kind, knowledgeable, patient…all the things. They personally made sure every single person was comfortable and having fun the whole time. They shared tons of knowledge about Kauai and the Napali coast, played music, made us laugh, and were obviously capable and at ease on the ocean. The deluxe catamaran was big enough to be comfortable, but small enough to fit in caves and be an exciting ride. My husband and 7 year old sat in bench seats in the middle of the boat, while my 10 year old and I rode up front for a more exciting ride. We stopped to snorkel and they provided good equipment. They also put out snacks and drinks while we were in the water. They made sure everyone had enough time in the water and didn’t feel rushed back. Our family all took Dramamine the night before and again about an hour before we got on the boat, and we all felt fine the whole time. Do take similar precautions if you’re at all worried about sea sickness. I cannot recommend this company and experience highly enough. It was one of my favorite days ever! It was the experience of a lifetime to take in the gorgeous scenery in such a fun and exciting way. The experience and memories are worth the price. Book it!

"A beautiful small boat tour for 6 cruising the Na Pali coast. The boat is small enough to go into the caves. JD was a great captain! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced which was very reassuring when it came to the big waves since it was a very windy day."

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Learn about how Na Pali Experience and Na Pali Pirates, sister companies, founded the first ever Na Pali Coast annual marine debris clean-up project. Meet our team who stands behind this important initiative. Mahalo for your continued support!

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Boat Tours Experience an Adventure of a Lifetime with Capt Andy's!

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"If you are PASSIONATE about your vacation, know that WE FEEL THE SAME WAY about sailing with you."

Capt Andy's has been taking guests on our famously friendly Kauai boat tours along the Na Pali Coast since 1983. Accompanied by your experienced captain and crew, you'll explore Hawaii's most stunning coastline, take in the majestic views, and check out the local wildlife. Whether you choose our luxury 65' Star Catamarans or our wet & wild Raft Expeditions, nobody has more fun!

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6 hours 12:30 PM Check in From $295 Departure

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6 hours 9:30 AM Check In From $295 Departure

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Capt Andy's is consistently rated Kauai's top boat tour.

"This is our go to adventure company when we visit Kauai. The crew never disappoints and neither do the views. This is what has us going back time after time. We have done the catamaran, whale adventure, and raft through caves. Oh my it just is amazing. Don't look elsewhere, book Capt Andy's. "

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Incomparable destinations, rugged nature, photogenic wildlife, epic adventures, unparalleled hospitality, delicious food, skilled crew, and custom boats… Capt Andy's has carefully and thoughtfully chosen every aspect of your next adventure to bring you an unforgettable experience.

Learn more about our commitment to safety, quality, fun, and everything else.

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Captain Andy's luxury catamaran, Southern Star, sails near the Na Pali Coast

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Niihau & Napali Catamaran Super Tour

$ 310.00 🕒7 Hours

This Epic seven-hour sightseeing and snorkeling tour is one of the most unique ways to explore the Napali Coast and the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau. The crystal-clear water off Niihau is home to hundreds of fish species, including surgeon fish, tangs, parrot fish, purple starfish, and other vibrant tropical marine life, as well as the endangered and social Hawaiian Monk Seal .

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Experience pure adventure on the Napali-Niihau Super Tour , a 7-hour journey exploring the Na Pali Coast and the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau. Marvel at the majestic hanging valleys and sharp peaks of the Napali Coast from our custom 65-foot powered catamaran, built on Kauai for the fastest and most comfortable ride. Along the way, look out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and Humpback whales during October -April.

Upon reaching Niihau, the captain will select the perfect spot for snorkeling in crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful marine life. The giant swim steps off the back of the boat make for easy access in and out of the water. Top-of-the-line snorkel mask, fins, and a pool noodles floatation will make for a safe and comfortable experience.  Encounter a variety of fish species, including surgeonfish, tangs, parrotfish, and vibrant starfish. After snorkeling, rinse off in a freshwater shower on the swim steps before indulging in a deli-style buffet lunch featuring assorted meats, cheeses, veggies, pasta salads, bread, and fresh fruits. Soft drinks and bottled water are available throughout, with beer and wine served post-snorkeling.

Listen to captivating stories about Niihau’s history and its indigenous Hawaiian community. Relax on the trampolines, savor your lunch, and cherish the memories of this extraordinary Hawaiian destination. This Niihau Na Pali Super Tour is Bucket List worthy!

  • Check-in 6:30 am (varies by season)
  • Duration 7 Hours

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  • Port Allen Office
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What To Bring:

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  • Continental Breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine after Snorkeling

Restrictions: Barefoot tour(remove footwear before boarding). Only orthopedic shoes are allowed. Kids must be age five and over. Must be able to walk across a boarding ramp without assistance—no expectant mothers.

Cancellation Policy: Tour cancellations within 48 hours (before the activity date) will be charged 100% of the activity cost.

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Keith Zopfi – November 15, 2013

Tour was great and I would do it again!

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Snorkeling, whale watching, & raft adventures.

Explore the majestic Nā Pali Coast of Kauaʻi on one of our catamaran tours or raft adventures! We’re one of Kauai’s oldest and best known boat tour companies, safely faring over 1.2 million customers along the Nā Pali Coastline. Kauaʻi Sea Tours offers an unforgettable view of the island of Kauaʻi with a variety of adventurous tours and luxurious cruises embarking from Eleele. Capture views of beautiful waterfalls and valleys, snorkel in pristine waters teeming with marine life, unwind with cocktails, and learn about Hawaii from our knowledgable crew. Browse and book your boat tour online below ↓

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Lucky Lady Deluxe Nā Pali Tour (with Snorkel)

Enjoy snorkeling, sea cliffs, pristine beaches, waterfalls, and sea caves. Hear stories and legends while our crew provides a full-service experience of one of Kauai’s greatest highlights!

Available starting January 11, 2024 everyday 6:45a

  • Clock 4 - 4.5 hours

‘Imiloa Express Nā Pali Tour (with Snorkel)

A day of fun and excitement as we journey to the Nā Pali Coast on board ‘Imiloa, our 40-foot Express Catamaran. Experience the beauty of Kauai and encounter marine life!

Daily – 7:45a

Receive 15% off your adventure on the ‘Imiloa Express! Use ‘ Tour15 ’ on checkout.

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Nā Pali Snorkeling Tour

Available starting January 11, 2024 6:45a or 7:15a

  • Users Ages 7+

Nā Pali Raft Tour

A Nā Pali rafting adventure! Travel under the waterfalls and into sea caves when conditions permit, encounter playful dolphins, turtles, whales (in season), and more!

Daily 7a or 1:30p (Seasonal)

  • Clock 6 - 6.5 hours (may vary)

Nā Pali Beach Landing

Explore one of the most sacred and historic locales on the island. Kauai Sea Tours is one of the only companies to have a permit to land at this wondrous beach!

Available May 1 – October 31 6:30a

Receive 15% off our private beach landing raft tour! Use ‘ beachlanding15 ’ on checkout.

  • Clock 5.5 hours (may vary)

Lucky Lady Deluxe Nā Pali Sunset Tour (non-snorkel)

Experience the brilliance of a Hawaiian sunset at sea! Cruise the Nā Pali Coast and enjoy narration of Hawaiian history and legends from your certified Captain, and five star attention from our professional crew.

Available starting January 11, 2024 1:15p

  • Clock 3.5-4 hours (may vary by season)

Express Nā Pali Sightsee Sunset Tour

Enjoy a boat tour along the Nā Pali Coast. Watch the sunset and enjoy relaxing music, complimentary beer, wine and mai tais. Casual hot dinner provided.

 Daily – 2p

  • Clock 4.5 - 5.5 hours

Nā Pali Sunset Tour

Watch the sun set on the Nā Pali Coast! As you cruise, you’ll be entertained with Hawaiian stories by your captain and waited on hand and foot by our amazing crew.

  • Clock 6.5 hours (may vary)

Lucky Lady Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour (with Snorkel)

Available starting June 1, 2024 1:15p

‘Imiloa Express Nā Pali Sightsee Sunset Tour (with Snorkeling)

Enjoy an afternoon snorkel and a boat tour along the Nā Pali Coast. Watch the sunset and enjoy relaxing music, complimentary beer, wine and mai tais. Casual hot dinner provided.

Available June 1 – September 8 2p

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Whale Watch Discovery Raft Tour

Journey to find humpback whales along Kauai’s southern shores. Listen to and learn about the amazing humpback whales. Encounter these gentle giants and playful dolphins as they delight you with their acrobatics!

Available December – March 11a and 2p

‘Imiloa Whale Watching Cocktail Tour

Join us for a fun adventure as we go whale watching along Kauai’s south shore to find the gentle giants of the sea. Available during the height of Hawaii’s Whale season (December – March).

Available December – March 9a, 12p, and 3p

Receive 10% off our Imiloa EXPRESS – Whale Watch Cocktail Tour! Use ‘ whale10 ’ on checkout.

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  1. 11 Best Napali Coast Boat Tours in Kauai

    Holo Holo Charters - Napali Sunset Dinner Tour. Price: Adults from $210; kids from $190. Duration: 3.5 hours. If a sunset sail is at the top of your Hawaii to-do list, consider this cruise ...

  2. THE TOP 10 Kauai Catamaran Cruises (w/Prices)

    LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour. 977. Tour the Na Pali coast aboard a Luxury Catamaran, Lucky Lady for an afternoon that features incredible scenery topped off with a spectacular sunset. Look... Read More. 5 hours Free Cancellation. from. $ 206.55. Details.

  3. THE TOP 10 Kauai Catamaran Cruises (UPDATED 2024)

    Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour on the Lucky Lady. 262. The Na Pali Coast—"Pali" means "sea cliffs" in Hawaiian—is 17 miles of earthen splendor, best experienced from the water. On this tour, you'll get to bask in its panoramas from a luxury catamaran, mai tai in hand.

  4. Blue Dolphin Kauai

    Blue Dolphin Charters has been operating on the NaPali Coast of Kauai for forty years. Our family-owned and operated business has greeted generations of passengers and repeat visitors over the years. Our spacious 65' catamarans offer excellent views from our open and upper decks, both with outdoor seating. Passengers of any age will enjoy the ...

  5. 15 Best Kauai Boat Tours

    Here are 15 best Kauai boat tours we think you would love. 1. Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail. Source: viator.com. Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel And Sail. Na Pali Coast is famed for its towering sea cliffs (pali) accented with cascading waterfalls, streams and narrow valleys. Its natural beauty has led some to christen it the "Eighth ...

  6. Catamaran Kahanu

    Nā Pali Coast Catamaran Boat Tour. Sail Kauai's Nā Pali Coast! Get up close and personal with majestic cliffs, sea caves, and a cascading waterfalls. You may even see dolphins 🐬, sea turtles 🐢, and whales 🐋! Book Now. Learn More. From $120 $120. Dec 20 - April 15.

  7. Na Pali Catamaran

    The Na Pali is home to some of the world's most famous tropical locations with over 6,175 acres of undeveloped paradise. Although there are a variety of ways to explore the Na Pali Coast, a boat tour departing from Hanalei Bay has been the preferred choice amongst our island's visitors for decades. Join Hanalei's #1 boat tour for the ...

  8. Na Pali Catamaran

    Na Pali Catamaran. Experience the Majestic NaPali Coast with four different "4 hour" tour options daily. Our "Early Bird" tours depart at either 7:30am/7:45am while our "Photo Favorite" tour depart at 12:45pm/1:15pm. All tours return approximately 4 hours from departure. With a Hanalei starting point, the Na Pali Coast is only 15 minutes away ...

  9. Na Pali Coast Catamaran Tour Hanalei Departure

    Na Pali Catamaran Tour - Hanalei Departure. $ 349.00 🕒4 Hours. Read reviews. Enjoy this spectacular Na Pali Coast Catamaran Tour from Hanalei Bay on Kauai's north shore. Cruise along the coast on one of two identical 35′ motorized catamarans; you'll find the perfect middle-ground between adventure and comfort!

  10. Kauai's Premier Nā Pali Coast Boat Tour

    Experience the Nā Pali Coast on a Boat Tour. Witness the incredible beauty of Kauai on the Nā Pali Coast. The nai'a 🐬 (dolphins and porpoises) cruise along the catamaran, so have your camera ready for amazing pictures! Captain Lani and the crew share Hawaiian culture and history along the way.. As we travel up north towards Nā Pali, you see the island of Niihau in the distance ...

  11. Kauai Boat Tours

    Deluxe Power Catamaran. Ride in style along the Na Pali Coast in our state of the art 35ft power catamarans. These boats provide a similar experience to our rafts, except they are even faster, more comfortable, and great for almost any age! Learn More. $229.

  12. Kauai Boat Tours, Napali Coast Tours & Niihau Tours

    Holo Holo Charters offer Kauai private boat tours to sightsee and snorkel locations like Napali Coast, Niihau, Lehua Crater, Honopu, Kalalau, and Kipu Kai. It's our promise to provide the cleanest, safest & most unique ocean experience available with the highest degree of aloha spirit customer service. Voyage with us today on one of our Kauai ...

  13. 8 Awesome Catamaran Tours in Kauai [2024]

    Snorkeling Catamaran Tours in Kauai. 1. Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Breakfast, lunch, drinks (including beer and wine after the snorkeling), snorkeling gear rentals. If I could only pick one of the Kauai snorkeling tours, it would ABSOLUTELY be this one. Much like almost all of the other catamaran ...

  14. Capt Andy's Kauai Boat Tours

    Capt Andy's has been taking guests on our famously friendly Kauai boat tours along the Na Pali Coast since 1983. Accompanied by your experienced captain and crew, you'll explore Hawaii's most stunning coastline, take in the majestic views, and check out the local wildlife. Whether you choose our luxury 65' Star Catamarans or our wet & wild Raft ...

  15. Niihau Napali Catamaran Super Tour

    Overview. Experience pure adventure on the Napali-Niihau Super Tour, a 7-hour journey exploring the Na Pali Coast and the "Forbidden Island" of Niihau.Marvel at the majestic hanging valleys and sharp peaks of the Napali Coast from our custom 65-foot powered catamaran, built on Kauai for the fastest and most comfortable ride. Along the way, look out for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea ...

  16. THE 5 BEST Kauai Boat Tours (with Prices)

    6+ hours. Go big or go home on one of the most ambitious tours Kauai has to offer—a 60-mile ocean adventure up the Napali Coast and…. from. $356. per adult. Reserve. 6. 'Imiloa Express Na Pali Sunset Tour. 49.

  17. Catamaran Kahanu

    Catamaran Kahanu. 1,802 reviews. #1 of 12 Outdoor Activities in Eleele. Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursDolphin & Whale Watching. Open now. 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Write a review. See all photos. About.

  18. Kauai Sea Tours

    Explore one of the most sacred and historic locales on the island. Kauai Sea Tours is one of the only companies to have a permit to land at this wondrous beach! Available May 1 - October 31. 6:30a. Receive 15% off our private beach landing raft tour! Use ' beachlanding15 ' on checkout. Book Now.

  19. Napali Coast Sunset Boat Tour

    With dinner, dessert, and drinks included, the Napali Sunset Cruise offers a lot of value and will leave you smiling and satisfied. If you have any questions at all about the Napali Sunset Cruise or any of our Kauai and Niihau sailing and snorkeling tours, please call our reservations desk at 808-335-0815. We're happy to help you select the ...

  20. Na Pali Coast Sunset Catamaran Tour with Dinner 2024

    On this tour, you'll get to truly sink it in, exploring the waters' length via power catamaran, searching for dolphins and humpback whales (if its the right seaon), stopping for an al fresco dinner, and toasting to Kauai's "Garden Isle" beauty while the sun falls behind Na Pali's horizon. Easy meetup at the Port Allen Marina Center.

  21. Kauai Boat Tours

    Awarded as the best Kauai boat tour, the Napali Coast excursions offer an unparalleled experience to the Forbidden Island of Niihau and Lehua Crater. ... Experience Kauai snorkeling tours and true trade-wind catamaran sailing on Kauai's Napali Coast! Breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included in this action-packed adventure for the whole ...

  22. Kauai Na Pali Coast Boat Tours

    Lucky Lady Deluxe Nā Pali Tour (with Snorkel) Enjoy snorkeling, sea cliffs, pristine beaches, waterfalls, and sea caves. Hear stories and legends while our crew provides a full-service experience of one of Kauai's greatest highlights! Available starting January 11, 2024. everyday 6:45a. Book Now.

  23. Top Kauai Catamaran Tours

    Enjoy the Kauai coast by catamaran with three of the best boat charters on the island. Choose from snorkeling, sunset, whale watching, or dinner cruises and find out more at the Kauai Beach Resorts website.