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The charter company, Napali Explorer, is unusual in terms of its Na Pali Coast tours as compared to other companies. First of all it uses rigid hulled inflatable boats but not the normal variety, these boats are big with one having a capacity for eighteen people and another with a capacity for thirty-six. These boats have been proven to be ideal for the conditions surrounding the Na Pali area and the boats are among the fastest on the water. Although these boats are capable of moving at high speeds they are also very stable and seaworthy in the water. Jacques Cousteau popularized the Zodiac inflatable boat which features a hull composed of flexible rubber tubes and a rubber bottom. A RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) replaces the rubber bottom of a Zodiac with a hard, rigid hull, allowing higher speeds in rough ocean conditions and is generally much more suitable for the waters of Kauai. The comforts of Napali Explorer's adventure rafts are second to none and the 48' Explorer II is the largest boat of its type in the United States. These boats are great for investigating the white sand beaches, rock archways and caves of the Na Pali Coast and is an excitement just waiting to happen.

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Visiting Kauai via cruise ship can be a lot of fun but it can also be challenging to find island tours that are compatible with the arrival and departure times of the ships.

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Four species of dolphins are regularly found in the waters around Kauai. They are the Pacific bottlenose dolphin, the Rough-Toothed dolphin, the Spotted dolphin and the Spinner dolphin.

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The Napali Coast features many of the Kauai tours and Na Pali Coast tours which include eco tours, Na Pali Coast hikes, a variety of cruises, and kayaking the Napali Coast.

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Kauai's coastline is both varied and beautiful ranging from the more gentle inlets and coves of the Poipu and South Shore region to the dramatic, isolated and incredible shoreline of the Na Pali Coast.

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Whether you're interested in river kayaking, ocean kayaking, kayaking tours, kayak eco-tours, Na Pali Coast kayaking tours, kayaking Kauai through its rainforests and jungles or waterfall trips via the various kayak companies found on the island you will not be disappointed.

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The months of December through May are a wonderful time to visit Kauai because the whales are here. These magnificent creatures spend their Winters in the waters off Kauai to breed and to bare their young.

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