Water activity

Kauai: Niihau and Na Pali Coast Full-Day Boat Tour

4.8 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Holo Holo Charters
Water activity

Kauai: Niihau and Na Pali Coast Full-Day Boat Tour

Activity provider: Holo Holo Charters
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From US$ 258.38 per person

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Embark on an epic adventure along the majestic Na Pali Coast. Explore waterfalls, lush valleys, and sea caves before heading across the channel to snorkel off the Forbidden Isle of Niihau at Lehua Crater. Breakfast, lunch, and drinks are included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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  • Snorkel at the most remote and pristine reef in Hawaii
  • Explore sea caves, lava tubes, waterfalls and hidden beaches
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast and a deli-style lunch onboard
  • Visit the Forbidden Isle of Niihau and take in the breathtaking views
  • Look out for dolphins, turtles, seals, and even humpback whales in certain seasons
Full description

Climb aboard a catamaran, custom-built on Kauai, and explore the awe-inspiring Na Pali Coast. Cruise along the coastline and snorkel by Hawaii’s Forbidden Isle of Niihau on an unforgettable day of adventure. Start your day with continental breakfast onboard, as you head northwest to explore the waterfalls, lush valleys, hidden beaches, and sea caves along the Na Pali Coast. Admire the views and learn the history of this beautiful region. Head across the channel to Niihau, known as the Forbidden Isle. Once you arrive at Lehua Crater, the captain will choose the best place for you to snorkel in the clear waters. Receive snorkeling instructions and gear up in the equipment provided. Admire the unique underwater formations, carved by ocean currents, and look out for diverse aquatic wildlife. After snorkeling, enjoy a deli-style buffet lunch including fresh bread, meats, cheeses, veggie toppings, and crudité, and pasta salad. Assorted soft drinks are served throughout the tour, with beer and wine served after snorkeling. During your meal, listen to stories about the island and history of Niihau, and connect with the culture of Kauai as you sail back to the marina.

  • 7-hour cruise
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction
  • Ocean-friendly certified sunscreen
  • Continental breakfast
  • Deli-style buffet lunch
  • Soft drinks all day
  • Beer and wine after snorkeling
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People with recent surgeries

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Meeting point

Check-in takes place at the local partner's office located in the Port Allen Marina Center, 4353 Waialo Road, Suite 5A Eleele, HI 96705. If arriving by car, please park your vehicle in the designated gravel parking lot located on the right side of the road after the Port Allen Marina Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • The local partner is dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship, cultural sensitivity, and education within the community
  • You are encouraged to take the Pono Pledge to “travel responsibly by respecting the land (aina), sea (kai) and traditions of the Hawaiian people”
  • All vessel are designed and built on Kauai for Kauai waters
  • This tour is not recommended for individuals with back problems or recent injuries, or those who suffer from severe motion sickness
  • Expectant mothers and individuals with pacemakers or defibrillators are not permitted on this tour.
  • Seasickness is best prevented with an over-the-counter remedy
  • All tour routes, destinations, and snorkeling activities are dependent on ocean and weather conditions
  • Conditions around Kauai can change quickly, so your captain may wait until check-in to determine the best route for the day
  • Children must be at least 5 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Even though the conditions didn't allow for us to make it to Nihau the captain and crew did a good job making up for it. We instead got to see the entire Napali coastline which is probably the most beautiful in the world. Always felt comfortable and well taken care of on the boat.

March 29, 2023

It was great! Staff was really fun and informative while also keeping everyone in line and safe. Safety is priority, that being said we could if travel to the island that was part of the experience in the ticket. However they gave us a discount off of the ticket after which was greatly appreciated. And overall they still made it a great experience.

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March 29, 2023

The only thing we would like to comment on and was the return FROM the island (we snorkeled and ate a GREAT lunch). However, the ride back was like a roller coaster ride - beware of getting sea sick. The conditions are unpredictable when it comes weather....I did not get sick, but a few passengers did, and it was so sad to watch them get sick over and over during the 12 miles back in. There were elderly folks who had no business on this type of adventurous trip - one woman had the boat stop 4 times on the way back due to her balance and physical abilities.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 233682