Get up close and personal with the ocean’s gentle giants. Viewing these magnificent creatures is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
- Child (Ages 5-12)
Experience the Na Pali Coast on a Boat Tour
Witness the incredible beauty of Kauai as you sail the Na Pali Coast. The nai’a (dolphins and porpoises) cruise along the catamaran, so have your camera ready for amazing pictures! Captain Lani and the crew share Hawaiian culture and history along the way.
As we travel up north towards Na Pali, you see the island of Niihau in the distance, approximately 17 miles away. It appears just a stone’s throw away. Get up close and personal with majestic cliffs, sea caves, and a cascading waterfall. Then, we stop at a pristine, protected reef, Nu’alolo Kai, to swim and snorkel. At one time, it was an active, productive Hawaiian fishing village. You may see the honu (sea turtles) swimming in their own environment. Snorkel gear and instructions are provided. Foam noodles are also available.
A deli-style lunch is available; build your own sandwich of turkey, ham, two types of cheeses, two types of bread, pasta salad with roasted red pepper dressing, lettuce, and tomatoes. For dessert, there is fresh pineapple and chocolate chip cookies. Sodas and juices are also available.
- Make sure to bring a water bottle or a Hydro Flax with water!
- Wear comfortable clothing — swimwear, cover-up, shorts, and a t-shirt. Protect yourself from the sun. Wear a long sleeve t-shirt and a hat or visor.
- Bring a bag or backpack with a towel and a camera.
- Wear comfortable footwear, slippers, or sandals. You will be barefoot on board. If you need to wear footwear, wear your own aqua shoes. However, do not walk down with the aqua shoes as they will gather the red dirt. Red dirt and seawater make for red paste — not good for Catamaran Kahanu.
Your safety is our priority. Captain Lani and the crew are experienced watermen — we guarantee your comfort, enjoyment, and satisfaction. During winter months, ocean conditions can be rough in the Na Pali Coast. If needed, Captain Lani will go to calmer waters.