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There are 50 tours in this category with adult prices that range in price from $89.00 to $2454.00.

Kauai Napali Coast Tours

The Na Pali Coast tours on the island of Kauai, without a doubt, offer some of the most amazing tours to be found in all of Hawaii. This 11 mile stretch of the island is so remote that it can only be reached via the sea, the air or one incredible and somewhat dangerous walking trail carved high up above the waves along a stunningly beautiful cliff line. Many of the tours offered by Tom Barefoot's Tours are available at discount pricing.

Before discussing the various tours, you should know a little bit about the Na Pali Coast itself.

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.

  • Coastline

    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.
  • Fresh Water

    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.
  • Many Small Villages

    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 in the "pre contact" days prior to the discovery of Hawaii by Captain Cook.
  • Fertile Valleys

    The valleys along the shoreline were well protected with the only access being via the ocean 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 staple crop for these inhabitants along with sweet potatoes and breadfruit
  • Central Commercial Location

    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.
  • Hanging Valleys

    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 seafloor out to sea it ends abruptly at the sea shore where the constant and vigorous wave action carves the valley floor away at cliff's edge.Waterfalls and raging streams continue to this day to cut these narrow valleys.

Here are the types of tours offered to see the Na Pali Coast:

  • Helicopter Tours

    These Napali Coast helicopter flights are amazing. In fact virtually all the helicopter flights found on the island will visit NaPali because it is simply the 'gem' of each tour.
  • Air Tours

    via fixed-wing aircraft. These overflights of the Na Pali Coast are similar to the helicopter flights but they just skirt the coastline and don't hover like the helicopters. These air tours are generally much less expensive than their helicopter counterparts.
  • Kayak Tours

    During the summer months when the sea conditions are the most favorable, magnificent kayak tours are offered that traverse the entire 11 miles of coastline. You kayak just one way and are picked up by van on the other side.
  • Snorkel tours

    These popular tours usually begin from the Port Allen area and take you on a half day excursion up the shoreline to visit the Napali Coast. During the summer months these tours are very popular and are often sold out.
  • Dinner Cruises

    To see the Napali Coast at sunset on a dinner cruise is a special treat. These cruises are longer than dinner cruises on the other islands generally taking 4 to 5 hours.
  • Raft Tours

    These tours will also include snorkeling but are very speedy and are also ideal for touring the caves found at the base of the cliff line.
  • Hiking Tours

    Certain hiking tours will take you along the narrow trail winding the cliffs of Na Pali. These generally just take you in a couple of miles and return as any longer journey will require spending the night.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

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Wings Over Kauai

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Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Wings Over Kauai provides some remarkable advantages when comparing this aircraft to helicopters and other fixed-wing planes alike. First off, it will take just the two of you on their Cessna, making for an extremely personalized flight. Up to six passengers can be accommodated on their new AirVan.
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Mauna Loa Helicopters

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Book a flight with Mauna Loa Helicopters

Mauna Loa Helicopters flies the Robinson R44 Helicopters. These machines have a smaller capacity than their competitors which enables them to offer more customized tours.
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Catamaran Kahanu

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36' Sailing Catamaran, 36' double hull Hawaiian Catamaran

Catamaran Kahanu is a boat tour company that offers tours of the spectacular NaPali Coastline on Kauai's North Shore and also offers dinner cruises and whale watches. With a maximum capacity of only eighteen passengers these tours are very personalized and your captain and crew are of Hawaiian ancestry and have been lifelong residents of Kauai.
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NaPali Explorer

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Na Pali Coast Snorkel and Raft

Boasting two very fast and maneuverable rigid hull inflatables, Napali Explorer provides adventurous boats that are ideal for the conditions that can be found along the Napali Coast. The small groups taken on these tours make them very personalized and these boats are perfect for exploring the numerous caves and sheer cliff formations that make the Napali Coast so famous.
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NaPali Riders

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Inflatable Rafts and Snorkel Tour

Departing from their location in Waimea the Na Pali Riders takes a maximum of 36 passengers on its large zodiac rafts to experience the full 17 mile Na Pali Coastline. Not only do they view the coastline and snorkel but they are one of the few boats to visit and snorkel in the area of the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. In addition, viewing dolphins and whales from one of these speedy vessels is half the fun.
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Jack Harter Helicopters

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Jack Harter Helicopter Tours

If we go back to the beginning, we have to start with Jack Harter Helicopters. Jack Harter Helicopters was the very first touring helicopter company in the state of Hawaii, and surprise of surprises, Jack Harter Helicopter is still here on Kauai operating its helicopters with all the efficiency and class of days gone by.
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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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Air Ventures Hawaii

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Fixed-Wing Air Tours

Viewing the island of Kauai from the air on Air Ventures special GA-8 AirVan will be a highlight of your vacation. These 6 passenger aircraft provide an individual 'bubble window' for each client and the two-way communication allows you to ask questions of the pilot during your tour. With pricing much lower than that of a helicopter you can get a great 'bang for your buck' on one of these memorable flights.
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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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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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Deep Sea Fishing Kauai

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31' Bertram Sportfisher

Deep Sea Fishing Kauai is a boat that departs from Port Allen on Kauai's western coastline. Port Allen is one of the most efficient ports to leave from in Hawaii due to the fact that the drop-off to the deep water is so rapid in such a short distance from shore. This enables Deep Sea Fishing Kauai to begin fishing for the big fish in earnest within minutes of actually leaving the harbor.
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Liko Kauai Cruises

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49' Catamaran

Liko Kauai Cruises offers morning and afternoon boat tours to the beautiful NaPali coastline. This 49 passenger vessel is specifically designed for the waters surrounding this coastline and every effort was made to make this ocean experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. Captain 'Liko' himself is a descendant of full Hawaiians from Kauai and Niihau and his trips reflect and educate about the culture of Hawaii.
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Sunshine Helicopter

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Helicopter Tours, FX-Star and Whisper Star, Helicopter Tours

Sunshine Helicopters has been operating in Hawaii for over 25 years and has a large fleet of FX-Star and Whisper Star helicopters. You'll experience the ultimate in comfort and with more visibility on these state-of- the-art helicopters. The owners, Ross and Anna Scott, are respected helicopter tour operators and offer spectacular flights of Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Kayak Kauai

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Kayak Tours

Kayak Kauai Outbound is one of the original kayak and adventure companies found on Kauai and specializes in kayaking, hiking and surfing. The owners and originators of the company are the Cuban born brothers Micco and Chino Godinez.
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Outfitters Kauai

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Hike to a Zipline Adventure, Kayak Tours, Bike Tours and Rides

Outfitters Kauai is an adventure company on Kauai that offers a combination of ocean and river kayaking experiences, hiking tours, bike tours and zipline adventures. Methodically developing one adventure at a time over the course of years, this popular company has produced some of the most notable Kauai adventures available on the island.
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Explore Kauai SCUBA

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Make Reservations for Explore Kauai SCUBA

Scuba diving in Kauai county can be absolutely amazing! Explore Kauai SCUBA caters to beginner or experienced divers. Their small groups allow them to give plenty of attention to each diver. When you dive with Explore Kauai SCUBA you will go with a small group of just six that will be led by a professional, fun and knowledgeable crew.
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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

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Astar and luxury Ecostar Helicopters both provide spectacular Group and Private charter tours

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offers spectacular Group or Private Charter helicopter tours on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Big Island of Hawaii. Eco-Star and A-Star Helicopters are available for privates from all locations and the Maui and Hilo tours.
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So if you're going to visit Kauai, you simply have to find a way to get to the Napali coastline.

It is really one of the magic places on the planet. It's a wonder of the world, if you will. It is certainly one of the most dramatic sightseeing locations you could possibly imagine. It's only located on the island of Kauai. As you can see, actually, let's do this, let me just show you where it is on the island. So, here's Kauai. We have the north shore and the south shore. This coastline, this kind of flat area here, is where you find this expansive, 11 miles or so of beach that's called the Napali Coast. It's on the north shoreline, so that means it is a place that is in the wintertime, it is pummeled by waves that come through, and wind. That's when we have our really strong surf.

That's partially, those factors are what's responsible for making that coastline the way it is, that coastline just crushing in underneath, pounding away at the bottom of it, and then causing it to loose its anchor below and the soil above it falls and ends up in these giant cliffs that you have coming down. Then the rain, extreme rain, and extreme wind that we have, make it just kind of wear away a road the surface area of those cliffs into these ridges, really narrow ridges, that go straight down on either side and also create these spires and so on that you see, with lots of just foliage and waterfalls that come off the top. Down below we've got these incredible, idyllic white sand beaches that are there, and sea caves that are just kind of carved into the rocks, arches and little land bridges that happen all over the place over there. So it's very beautiful.

Oftentimes, these cliffs are thousands of feet, so you'll actually, from the ocean, maybe looking up you'll be able to see them ascend in through a layer of clouds, if that's what's happening that day. So it's a really kind of magical spot, the place where gods would live. It is one of the most beautiful places that you could find anywhere in the world.

This is a place you should make your way to some point while you're in Kauai. That can be done by visiting it from the Air, we have Helicopter Tours and we have Fixed-wing Aircraft, and you can see on our site discussions about those ways to see it. The only other way, really, is to see it by the sea, because there's no roadways. The road stops at this end, goes in a big circle, it stops here, there's no way you can make a road on that cliff. The only other way to see it is by sea. So that means taking a boat in. Primarily when we talk about, and certainly in this section, when we talk about visiting the Napali Coastline, we're talking about seeing it via a boat. We have a number of different trips that go in there. You could take dinner cruises that we have in there, and you can go by on a whale watch or Fishing Charters that go through there and see that coastline. But generally speaking, the major way to get in there to see it and to enjoy it is to do one of the day trips we have that include Snorkeling, and take you out to the Napali Coast.

The vast majority of these are going to be leaving from down her at Port Allen, and then working their way up the coast, up to Napali. These are going to be in the five, five and a half hour time period, something like that. You'll be cruising up, on the way up, one of the delightful things that happens is that you see dolphins, generally. Dolphins are big on Kauai, you seem to see them every time you go out. They're fun to watch, they kind of race you, and they spin out there and jump and cavort and they're just really great pals to have on the way up to Napali. When you get up to Napali, you're going to cruise that area so you can see it from your boat. You'll be taking pictures. Good thing we don't use film anymore, you'd run out of film. It is so beautiful. Then on most of these you're going to have an opportunity to actually get into the water and do some Snorkeling along that area.

We have a number of different boats that go, different types of boats that go, depending on what you have in mind, what's comfortable for you. Many, many people like the larger, little bit more comfortable boats that are kind of maybe a double deck catamaran. Maybe a Sailboat, so you can make use of maybe doing some sailing at some point up and down the coast, during the day, or just motorized catamarans, which cruise up there as well. Or you might want to have one of the smaller boats. We have smaller catamarans, but then we also have the zodiac type boats, or the [rems 00:06:21] that are very, very fast and maneuverable, and when we ... actually when you get up there and you get out to where the caves are and that coastline, on those smaller boats you have a better opportunity to actually go inside the caves, and how ...

On the bigger boats, during the summer, which is the only time we have those, generally the only time, the major time we have them, let's put it that way, some of those bigger boats can get up really close to the caves, and sometimes kind of get their nose in a little bit on a nice day, but the smaller boats really just go in, and so you've got that kind of action. But that's not a boat for everyone, they're fast, and they kind of zoom along the surface. For some people it maybe a little bit more of a burden on their back, so it wouldn't be appropriate. It's a little bit more of an adventurous or younger type person usually that would choose those, but they're very, very exciting, very cool.

But any way you get up to the Napali Coast is going to be something fantastic to see. This is something you should be doing while you're on Kauai. The Napali Coastline, don't forget it. It's the place to go.

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