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Na Pali and Ni'ihau The Forbidden Island Kauai Snorkel Cruise

Highlights
  • Full-day snorkeling and sailing adventure to the Na Pali Coast and Ni'ihau
  • Cruise alongside the dramatic spires, valleys and beaches of Kauai's Na Pali Coast, best seen from the water
  • Learn about Hawaiian legends and history from a friendly crew
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Na Pali and Ni'ihau The Forbidden Island Kauai Snorkel Cruise
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Overview
Uncover the ancient legends and dramatic landscapes of the Na Pali Coast and the  ‘Forbidden Island’ of Ni’ihau on this sailing and snorkeling adventure. Cruise alongside the towering emerald spires and remote beaches of Kauai’s breathtaking, rugged shore in a state-of-the-art catamaran, and snorkel among native marine life in the reefs just off Ni’ihau’s mysterious shores. Hear tales of Hawaiian history and mythology from the friendly crew, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard.
What to Expect
Discover the secrets of two of Hawaii’s most captivating destinations on this full-day sailing adventure. Meet your experienced captain and crew at Port Allen in the morning, and climb aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran equipped with an inside cabin, restrooms, spacious sundecks and lounging trampolines where you can relax and soak up the ocean spray.

Enjoy a continental breakfast onboard as the vessel makes its way along Kauai’s northwestern Na Pali Coast, characterized by green sea cliffs that reach dizzying heights of 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), pocketed by lush valleys, tropical waterfalls and remote beaches. As you cruise, hear royal Hawaiian legends that surround the coastline and keep an eye out for traveling sea life including spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April).

Next, head across a channel to the waters surrounding Ni’ihau, known as the ‘Forbidden Island of Hawaii’ due to its secretive community that’s closed to all outsiders. While it's not possible to visit Ni’ihau, admire the island from the water while learning about its unique history and mythology. Strap on a snorkeling mask and fins to explore the coral reefs around the island and the nearby Lehua Crater, considered among the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii.

A tasty buffet lunch and refreshments on board will keep you going throughout the day (see Itinerary for sample breakfast and lunch menus). Prepare to get wet, and bring a light jacket to stay comfortable on this unforgettable sailing adventure.
Reviews (67)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Fantastic trip

What a fantastic trip. Captain Wendell and crew were amazing. We toured the coast, snorkeled with great tropical fish, had a nice lunch and a very fun ride back to the port. I would absolutely recommend this adventure to anyone visiting Kauai.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 days ago
Good boat Trip

Nice Boat ride, great crew, nice view of the coast line, the snorkeling was ok. But the ride back was worth the trip.

Thank Cindy B
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! Mahalo and Aloha

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doesn't Get Better Than This! Mahalo!!

We took Captain Wendell's Na Pali Coast Ni'ihau snorkle tour and it was a lot of fun. Assisting Captain Wendell was a crew of 3. They were entertaining, and very helpful taking care of our every need. Breakfast was pastries and fresh fruit, followed by...More

Thank Teri W
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are beaming reading over your review and couldn't be happier knowing how much you enjoyed your time on the water with us! Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully detailed rundown of your trip for TripAdvisor readers to consider! Mahalo and Aloha

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Excellent Tour, I rated it "Very Good" since we didn't make it Ni'ihau

I loved this tour and I would do it again. Mostly because I would like to actually snorkel nearer Ni'ihau island. That part of the tour was cancelled because of the gusting winds. Fortunately, Holo Holo provided all passengers the option to change the booked...More

1  Thank Cassondra B
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your wonderfully detailed review! We are glad to hear that although we were faced with weather challenges that kept us from crossing the channel to Niihau you were still able to enjoy your time out...More

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Epic Cruise

One of the highlights of our trip to Kauai. The Holo Holo is state of the art and the crew was awesome. The ride back to Kauai was a floating party!

1  Thank theracersedge
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Ariana A
July 4, 2018|
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The ride back to Port Allen is very rough. At least 4 or 5 people were sick. But, if tend not to get sea-sickness, then go! This is the best snorkel trip I've ever taken!
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June 15, 2018|
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