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Napali Coast Tours on Kauai

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Kauai's Na Pali Coast Tours are among the most spectacular, picturesque and unique tours and activities to be found anywhere in Hawaii.


Though we tend to think of the tours offered on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai as being primarily snorkeling boats and snorkeling rafts that visit the area, in all actuality, helicopter flights that tour Na Pali, kayak tours that cruise the coastline, fishing trips that search for big game along the Na Pali Coast and hiking tours that walk the sheer cliffs of the Na Pali Coastline should of course all be considered on the list of Kauai's Na Pali Coast tours.

The list of Na Pali Coast tours at that point would be way too large in scope for our purposes here so please be aware that although we will only be discussing the snorkel and sailing tours that are available on Kauai's Na Pali Coastline there are many others as well that will see this remarkable coastline in different ways and can be found on our site in their respective categories.

Aside from appreciating the sheer beauty of Kauai's Na Pali Coastline when you see it an understanding of a small amount of the Na Pali's past, topography and geology are important in getting a full appreciation and richer understanding of this magical and amazing place.

  • The Napali Coast is isolated from the rest of Kauai by its tremendous and almost impassible cliffs which descend thousands of feet from the mountains above directly into the ocean. This coastline is believed to have been the original home of the first Hawaiians arriving on Kauai. Although the environment with its steep cliffs and often harsh ocean conditions may seem inhospitable, it actually provided very nourishing living conditions. There was plenty of fresh water, the valleys were lush with abundant fruit and plant life which also allowed for a certain degree of cultivation and the ocean waters provided ample quantities of fresh fish and marine life. Small villages were established and thousands of Hawaiians were known to have lived back up in these beautiful valleys.

  • The extremely beautiful and isolated Na Pali Coast of Kauai was thought to have been inhabited by thousands of Hawaiians in the "pre-contact" days prior to the discovery of Hawaii by Captain Cook. The valleys along the shoreline were well protected with the only access being via water or strenuous foot trails. These valleys were also very fertile with abundant rivers and flowing waterfalls and had a plentiful supply of fish off the coast. Taro became a stable crop for these inhabitants along with sweet potatoes and breadfruit.

  • The Na Pali Coast was actually a central location in those days inviting commerce between the regions of Hanalei, Waimea and the small island of Niihau as well as the much smaller islands of the Hawaiian archipelago located to the north of Kauai.

  • Extensive stone walled flat terracing can still be found on the valley floors where Hawaiians once lived and harvested their taro and these rock walls and terraces can be seen on some of the Na Pali Coast tours we offer.

  • The Na Pali Coast cliffs consist of a robust tapestry of deep and narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. Geologically speaking, this type of valley is referred to as a "hanging valley". Instead of the valley continuing onward along the sea floor out to sea it ends abruptly at the sea shore where the constant and vigorous wave action carves the valley floor away at cliffs edge. Waterfalls and raging streams continue to this day to cut these narrow valleys.

There are a vast array of boats that ply the waters off the Na Pali coast to witness natures spectacle from the perspective of the ocean, to snorkel the beautiful waters and to experience the numerous dolphins and whales (in season) along the way. Our "fleet" varies from large and stable power driven vessels to sail boats to zodiac rafts. The majority of boats will depart from Port Allen or Waimea areas. Trips also vary with the time of year.

Here is a selection of some of the types of tour boats you may expect to see on one of our tours to Kauai's Na Pali Coast:

  • Taking a boat tour to see and snorkel Kauai's spectacular Na Pali Coast is one of the "must do" activities on Kauai. You won't see anything like this anywhere else in the world.

  • The most personalized and most adventurous of any of the tours we offer to see Na Pali are the rafts. They often get right inside the caves along the coast and that in itself is worth the price of admission.

  • Summer is the most opportune time to visit the Na Pali Coast as the sea conditions are usually much milder. The winter time brings in the northern swells and often makes the waters along the Na Pali coastline very treacherous and impossible to negotiate, however some winter days can be excellent as well.


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$147.00
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

You will find the hospitality of the captain and crew every bit as comforting as the stable ride you'll encounter on this sea worthy ocean sailing catamaran. Expect dolphins, turtles and whales (in…

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$131.90
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This 5 hour morning trip to the NaPali coast includes it all. Thrill to the sight of playful spinner dolphins, sea turtles and the spectacular beauty of NaPali. Your friendly and attentive crew share history…

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$129.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The Na Pali Explorer II allows for a more comfortable yet still adventuresome ride. This experience will bring into view the Na Pali Coastline, secluded beaches and marine life. Swim and snorkel near a…

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$185.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Be one of the lucky few who have had the privilege of experiencing the crystal clear waters off the forbidden island of Niihau. This tour is similar to the NaPali trip but after going to NaPali they set…

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$184.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This trip will not only show you the towering sea cliffs of the NaPali Coast but will also take you across the channel to the forbidden island of Ni'ihau. This is one of the few boats with the speed…

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$136.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This Na Pali snorkel expedition is only available in the summer months enabling you to explore the entire Na Pali Coast up close and personal. The Na Pali Explorer 1 has a wide body design, making it…

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$169.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Explores Kauai's rugged NaPali Coast up close with spectacular entry into sea caves with ocean conditions permitting. Rafts offer an amazing view of sea life, waterfalls and 3,000 foot cliffs and pinnacles.…

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$126.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Five hour trip along the Napali Coast with snorkeling and whale watching in season. This catamaran can go into some of the larger sea caves if ocean conditions permit.

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$173.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Tour Kauai's Na Pali Coast aboard a high speed raft departing from Hanalei Bay. Your adventure begins when they shuttle you by dingy to the Ocean Adventurer which is anchored just offshore. There,…

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$101.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This romantic dinner sunset sail is about 4.5 hours in length for you to enjoy sailing, a beautiful Hawaiian sunset and dinner. Available June-August only.

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$131.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

This wonderful excursion to the NaPali Coast on board the Leila will sail you to pristine snorkel sights. Along the way, you will see waterfalls, sea caves, shear cliffs, and marine life sightings. Our…

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$151.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Start your morning with a beautiful cruise along the Na Pali Coast, where you'll see spectacular sea cliffs, enchanting waterfalls and timeless lava tubes. Enjoy the history and legends of the ancient…

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$129.90
(2 Reviews, 4.5 Stars)

Explore the entire Na Pali Coast up close and personal. The Na Pali Explorer 1 has a wide body design, making it more stable that the standard raft and a much more stable ride in rougher conditions. Swim…

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$126.90
(2 Reviews, 4.5 Stars)

Five hour snorkel and sightseeing trip along the Na Pali Coast. This catamaran can go into some of the larger sea caves if ocean conditions permit.

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$133.90
(4 Reviews, 4.3 Stars)

Start your morning with a beautiful cruise along the NaPali Coast and snorkel. Explore Kauai's rugged NaPali Coast where you'll see spectacular sea cliffs, enchanting waterfalls and timeless…

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$114.90
(4 Reviews, 4 Stars)

Five hours of your breathtaking adventure explores the nooks and crannies of NaPali in all of its majesty! Discover lush valleys and majestic cliffs. Explore sea caves and waterfalls. Encounter playful…

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$226.90
(2 Reviews, 4 Stars)

This seasonal Summer tour is a strenuous journey and about a 13-14 hour day. Approximately 5 to 6 hours (17 miles) of intermittent paddling, surf launching and landings are often the norm on this tour.…

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$129.00

Travel in a speedy raft to view the NaPali Coastline, explore sea caves and view valleys, waterfalls and the majestic cliffs from a closer perspective then you could on the larger boats. This tour is ideal…

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$179.00

Travel down the historic Na Pali Coast for 1.5 hours of narration and picture taking. Learn about the history of the Na Pali cliffs and see dolphins and flying fish. You may also see goats on the cliff…

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$159.00

Encounter dolphins, turtles, whales (when in season) and more. You will always remember the sight of dolphins swimming right in front of you. We limit our capacity to 6 guests per tour, so you can be sure…

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$137.90

Experience the entire 17 mile NaPali Coast (ocean conditions permitting). View dramatic lava cliffs, towering spires, remote beaches, ancient sea caves and go snorkeling. You also will encounter Bottlenose…

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$102.90

This tour offers a 4 hour sightseeing adventure along Kauai's spectacular coast. Morning tour available year round and Spring through Fall offers an afternoon tour where light enhances the beauty of…

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$124.90

Explore Kauai's rugged NaPali Coast up close with spectacular entry into sea caves (ocean conditions permitting). Rafts offer an amazing view of sea life, waterfalls and 3,000 foot cliffs and pinnacles.…

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$154.00

This afternoon 3 hour sightseeing tour along the NaPali Coast is breathtaking. The rugged terrain of the coast is unforgettable. HoloHolo offers two tours daily one at 12:30 pm, the other at 1:00 pm. Tour…

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