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Hawaii Dinner Cruise

The Kauai Dinner Cruise along the Na Pali Coast will be the highlight of your vacation.

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Kauai Dinner Cruise

The Kauai Sunset Dinner Cruise fits into a category all of its own. No other Hawaiian island has dinner cruises quite like those found here and we offer many of them at discounted pricing.

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Why is a Kauai Sunset Dinner Cruise so different?

  • Because they are longer. Most of the dinner cruises offered here are about four hours long while those on the other islands of Hawaii are generally two hours long.
  • Because they travel longer distances along the coastline. Most of the dinner cruises will depart from Port Allen and travel the distance to the cliffs on the north end of the island and back.
  • Because (and this is a big one), they cruise along the Na Pali Coastline on the dinner cruise. This is arguably the most astonishing coastline to be found anywhere in Hawaii and many would argue, anywhere in the world.
  • Dolphins. It is a real rarity that you will not see dolphins come up to play and race along the hulls of your boat during your dinner cruise.
  • Some Kauai dinner cruise boats (and this never happens elsewhere) actually allow you to snorkel at some point on the dinner cruise. Granted, this just includes some of these boats. Most are a bit more formal than a bathing suit but dress is always casual in any event.

What time of year will the Kauai dinner cruise tour the Na Pali Coast?

  • The climatic and ocean conditions found on Kauai in the summer months (May through September) make this the perfect time of year to cruise the Na Pali Coast on a dinner cruise. The ocean during this time of year is generally flat with very little wave action and the long days are excellent for the magnificent sunsets.
  • Big waves abound in the winter season and the northern coastline including Na Pali can often be somewhat dangerous. During this time of year the most popular dinner cruises are going to be found on the opposite side of the island along the Poipu coast which will have much calmer conditions.

What will you be served on your dinner cruise?

Each boat is of course different but in general you will be served some nice appetizers, a full meal which may come in a series of courses, and a complement of beer, wine and mixed drinks.

Pride of America Cruise Ship:

Kauai Dinner Cruises do not pick up clients at the cruise ship. Cruise ship passengers can arrange for a taxi to take them to the departure point from the ship's dock or Tom Barefoot's Tours can make arrangements for you to have a Rental Car shuttle pick you up at the dock. These tours can be arranged for the evening of Thursday on your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.

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Captain Andy's Expedition

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55' Sailing Catamaran, 55' Gold Coast Yachts, 30' and 38' RAIV

Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures for years has offered tours to see the spectacular NaPali Coastline of Kauai. Sailing large and luxurious Gold Coast Yacht Sailing Catamarans, Captain Andy's will take you snorkeling and dolphin watching as well as provide romantic dinner and sunset cruises. In addition you can enjoy rafting adventures to the NaPali Coast.
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Blue Dolphin Charters

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56 foot wide-beam sailing Trimaran, 27' Raft and 63' Catamaran

Blue Dolphin Charters offers spectacular motor sailing cruises to the NaPali Coast of Kauai and to the 'forbidden island' of Niihau. In addition Blue Dolphin also offers whale watches, snorkeling, snuba, dinner cruises, sunset sails and rafting excursions. All emphasis is placed upon customer comfort and its large boats each maintain large walk-in restrooms, fresh water showers and plenty of deck space.
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Kauai Sea Tours

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24' Rigid Hull Inflatable Rafts, Lucky Lady' 60' Sailing, Power Catamaran

Kauai Sea Tours is a large charter boat company that offers tours off the coast of Kauai and particularly the NaPali Coast with its beautiful 'signature' boat , Lucky Lady. In addition it also provides romantic dinner cruises and whale watches and also has a fleet of specially designed raft boats which are great for exploring caves, snorkeling and racing dolphins.
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Holo-Holo Charters

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61' and 48' Sailing Catamarans, 38' Raft

Holo Holo Charters offers a variety of boat tours on Kauai on large, powerful and stable catamarans. Tours include beautiful snorkel and dolphin watch excursions to the NaPali Coastline, raft tours of NaPali during the summer months, dinner sunset cruises, whale watching and tours to the forbidden island of Niihau.
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As you may know, dinner cruises happen on all Hawaiian islands.

The ones that happen on the island of Kauai are truly quite different than all the others on the other islands. For one, the timing is different. Generally speaking, dinner cruises are usually two hours, sometimes two and a half. Somewhere in that zone.

On Kauai, they're longer. They can be four hours. They can be four and a half. It really has to do with the geography of the island and where they go. Let's pull this up. Here is the island of Kauai, Niihau over here. The place that is certainly the most exotic, most beautiful, most spectacular coastline that everyone wants to see is the Napali Coast.

The Napali Coast is of course in this area right here. About 11 miles stretch of coast where all the shoreline is just carved. It's full of caves and cliffs and waterfalls and beautiful foliage that's happening. Spires that are carved into the cliffs.

At sunset time, this is beautiful. It's beautiful any time of the day of course, but this would be an ideal place to go to see on a dinner cruise. That's why we offer dinner cruises to go there. The situation is though in order to get there, the closest spot to leave is from Port Allen over here and it just takes a while to get there.

The entire span of time, by the time you leave Port Allen, by the time you get back is going to be four hours, four and a half. That just makes it a little bit more of a dinner cruise fun time I guess. The trip out there is just cruising along the coast. Before you get to Napali Coast, you've got beautiful views and vistas looking back on Kauai anyway.

Then you've got all the marine life and sea creatures and such that you can see as you're going out, primarily dolphins. Dolphins are something that almost always happen on your trips in Kauai when you get in the water and start hitting anywhere. It is quite frequent that you're going to have dolphins with you probably a number of times racing up against the bowl of the boat or just in the distance to see the pods washing. Jumping out of the water and spinning if it's the spinner dolphins and that sort of thing.

Your time is going to be occupied well and enjoying the coastline and enjoying the cruise out there. Once you're there, it's going to be a dinner cruise. You're going to eat a nice full dinner. There will be some kind of cocktails. Either an open bar, certain amount of drinks that you're permitted with the dinner. Each boat, of course, is different in how they present and what they have. You're going to be having dessert and all that sort of thing.

It's a full dinner cruise, but in many ways, it's a little bit more casual than some of the other islands you might be going to because you're decked out for a sea cruise where you're going to be- ...


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