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Snorkeling Excursions on Kauai

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Kauai snorkeling tours are a favorite on Kauai.


Kauai snorkeling tours are the single most popular visitor activity on the island of Kauai. And why wouldn't they be? Snorkeling on Kauai is excellent. You will find that almost all the water tours on Kauai whether they be dolphin excursions, Na Pali coast tours, many whale watch tours, Niihau excursions and even many of the extended dinner cruises famous on Kauai will offer snorkeling as a part of their tours. Kauai is an island almost completely surrounded by reef and consequently also an abundance of sea life. It is not unusual for Kauai snorkel excursions to encounter dolphins, turtles and even the occasional monk seal in addition to the generous quantities of reef fish and coral one would customarily expect to see on their snorkel tour. The best snorkeling on Kauai is available by boat from various locations on the island but snorkel tours can also be arranged to take you directly into the water from a beach. You can certainly even snorkel on Kauai directly from the beach on your own with snorkel and fins but caution should be advised to make sure the snorkel location you choose and the water conditions prevalent on the day you snorkel are safe for your snorkel adventure. You can check with our Kauai Beach Guide to read about the beaches on the island but you will probably find that the organized Kauai snorkel tours will yield the best snorkeling results.

Kauai's coastline provides ideal conditions for snorkeling and the ocean surrounding Kauai contains a plethora of sea life, much of which you can see while snorkeling.

  • 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, each of which providing for a great Kauai snorkel experience.

  • Among the likely candidates of fish and marine life you might encounter while snorkeling on Kauai are: the Hawaiian Monk Seal, the Sea Cucumber, the Hawaiian Squirrelfish, the Moorish Idle, the White Mouth Moray Eel, Butterfly Fish, Trigger Fish, Parrot Fish, Goat Fish, Cornet Fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, and in season, the Hawaiian Humpback Whale.

  • If you're an inexperienced snorkeler and your concerned about your Kauai snorkel adventure, don't worry. The myriad of snorkel boats that travel the waters around the Garden Isle will provide you with all the gear and instruction you need to make your Kauai snorkeling tour easy and fun.


Kauai has a large fleet of snorkeling boats and snorkeling charters offering trips that traverse the Kauai shoreline. Here are a few of your Kauai snorkeling boat options:

  • Large sailing catamarans that offer sailing before or after your snorkel are a good choice for your Kauai snorkel.

  • Large and very stable and powerful power catamarans that would transport you quickly and with comfort to your various Kauai snorkel locations.

  • Smaller zodiac or "rigid hulled inflatables" designed for small and more intimate snorkel experiences often providing you with Kauai snorkel locations that are inaccessible to other snorkeling boats.

  • Small and private six passenger power catamarans that would provide a Kauai snorkel tour that would be just for you and your private group of friends and family.


Kauai is also one of the few islands that provide snorkeling trips that depart from the shoreline rather than from a boat.

  • These Kauai snorkel tours will take you via van to some of the very best snorkeling locations and the water entry from the beach often makes the snorkel experience a bit less intimidating for the less initiated. These are great family activities for snorkeling.

  • As an adjunct to your wonderful Kauai snorkeling experience you are also likely to find that the Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins, the Hawaii Green Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales during the winter seasons may become a part of your snorkeling adventure as well.


Kauai Snuba Tours are similar to Kauai snorkeling tours and are available for you as well.

  • Snuba tours are also included in the complement of Kauai snorkel trips. Snuba is a cross between scuba diving and snorkeling. A scuba tank is allowed to float on a floatation device at the surface above you. You swim perhaps twenty feet or so below and inhale air through a tube or hose. There are no tanks on your back. These tours also have entry from the shoreline so many beginners feel a bit more comfortable in trying this new experience.


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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
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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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$134.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

6+ hour ultimate adventure tour explores the nooks and crannies of NaPali in all of its majesty! Travel under the waterfalls and into sea caves (conditions permitting). Encounter playful dolphins, sea…

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$131.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This 5 hour deluxe afternoon snorkel and dinner cruise is available from the middle of May to the middle of September. The afternoon light brings a special magic to Na Pali. Listen while the crew share…

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$129.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Tour along the awesome Napali Coastline. The special design of this vessel permits the Kahanu to get up close to view cascading waterfalls, lava tubes and sea caves. Snorkel Nu'alolo Kai (depending…

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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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$55.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Take a guided shore snorkel from one of our beautiful beaches. Professional guides will take you over reefs and identify marine and reef ecology. South shore snorkeling location chosen by your tour guide.

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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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$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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$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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$134.90

Tour along the awesome Na Pali Coastline. The special design of this vessel permits us to get up close to view cascading waterfalls, lava tubes and sea caves. Snorkel Nu'alolo Kai, ocean conditions…

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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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$109.90

This 4 hour raft adventure is for the entire family and travels along the less rigorous Southwest Coast. During this trip encounter dolphins, turtles and see our visiting humpback whales in the winter…

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$91.90

This Ultimate South Shore Snorkel will take you to remote locations in sunny Poipu. Encounter occasional dolphins, turtles and abundant exotic Hawaiian fish. Snorkel Sheraton Caverns known as the Honu…

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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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