“Makana charter tour... Wow!”
The Na Pali coast line is one of the most beautiful and striking things I have ever seen. One way or another, be it by boat, plane, or helicopter, be sure to see the coast!
My wife and I booked a tour with Makana Charters. There are lots of other options as well (Captain Andy's and many others). While I can't speak for the other charter services, I can say that our experience with Makana Charters was beyond excellent. There were a total of about 14 people on our boat, which could easily fit 30 or more. The boat was clean and in great shape.
The tour itself was amazing, we started in Waimea, continued up the coast past the Pacific Missile Range Facility, then along the Na Pali coast line for an hour or so before taking a break to snorkel. The snorkeling wasn't the best but there was still plenty to see, including a pair of sea turtles. Afterwards we rode up a little further and snuck into a cave, which was pretty awesome. The lunch they provided was actually really nice, a sandwich, chips, some fresh pineapple and plenty of soda and drinks.
My absolute favorite part of the trip was riding the bow of the boat. WOW! The ocean swells were throwing the bow up and down like crazy. Along those lines, I'd probably have to recommend avoiding boats of all kinds if you tend to get sea sick. There's quite a bit of motion out there!
We had a blast on our boat and we would love to do the exact tour a second time.
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