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Captain Sundown

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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Mother Nature withstanding...

The wind and swells were too much to get out and snorkel, but it was a fun adventure nonetheless... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VAfozzils
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We went on the snorkel tour and absolutely loved it.

Everything about this trip was wonderful. The views were incredible, we saw whales in addition to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
peglom
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Family operated Na Pali Sailing Catamaran Company. Offering North Shore departures from Hanalei Pier Beach. Enjoy white sandy beaches, ancient volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and pristine blue ocean waters. Captain Sundown welcomes you aboard 40' Catamaran Ku'uipo for 360 degree views of Na Pali cliffs and personalized (15-17 passenger) Na Pali Snorkel tour (Nu'alolo Kai) or romantic Bali Hai Sunset Sail in Hanalei Bay. Seating choices include: fully shaded cushioned cabin seating or wrap-around open deck seating. For more fun, try our wet and splashy trampoline nets for a wet and wild adventure ride. Come face to face with marine life including Bottle-nose Dolphins, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Honu the Green Sea Turtles, Flying Fish and Rare Marine Birds. Troll Fishing lines for Tuna, Mahi Mahi or Ono. Let the young ones hand line in Papio, Rainbow Runners and Aku! Snorkel Sail inc: Snorkel gear, deli meal and bottled water, sodas. Sunset Sail inc: Light Snacks and bottled water, sodas History Established in 1971. Born and reared in Hawaii, Capt. Sundown honed his ocean skills as a young man surfing and sailing Hawaiian waters. His passions include his faith in God, love of family and spirit of Aloha. Sailing on deck with a small group of people is the core principal of this company. Returning passengers who share our love of sailing off the beaten path, are the epicenter of our success. From your first telephone call until we shuttle you back to your car from your sailing adventure, you will always be in the tender care of a Capt. Sundown family member. We love people and it shows in every aspect of our jobs.
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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wind and swells were too much to get out and snorkel, but it was a fun adventure nonetheless. Hanging off the front photographing the spinner dolphins was so much fun ...especially when they spin! The scenery of Na’Pali takes your breath away. Nick and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this trip was wonderful. The views were incredible, we saw whales in addition to the snorkeling, which was also great. The lunch was also really good. I'd highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding! Beautiful views. Excellent weather. Nick our tour guide and Captain Bob were wonderful, professional, and informative. Had a captivating group of dolphins swimming at the front of the boat for 20 minutes. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Would highly recommend doing a trip with Captain Sundown from Hanalei Bay! The trip is super casual and relaxing. We were lucky enough to see a pod off over 30 dolphins on our way out. Nick is super super knowledgeable of the area and its...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best experience from start to finish! When calling to book, we were greeted with friendliness and all questions were kindly answered. The crew was timely with transport to/from the ship, knowledgeable of the culture and coast, and polite the entire cruise. I cannot...More

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HanaleiSailor, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Sundown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

What a wonderful way to end the season with your glowing report of our small family business! Your efforts to promote us in this way on social media means the world to our family. We can only say thank you but know that it's from...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Did the 6 hr snorkel with Bob and Nick. Both said it was one of the calmest days of the year, so a very smooth cruise. Unfortunately, no wind meant for no sail. We were under power the whole way. Great history from Nick about...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

is was our second trip with Captain Bob. The first was in 2003. We wanted a smaller crowd and to really sail rather than motor . This time it was dead calm so no sailing. Disappointed , but still an awesome day. Parked of the...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Took 6 hour snorkel and sightseeing trip with a family of 4. Beautiful and relaxing trip. Got to experience the Napali coast up close. Went very close to some of the sea caves (not in, b/c we're on a sailboat), but can honestly say got...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stayed in Kauai for 5 nights, and can say this was our favorite activity. I highly recommend Captain Sundown. They go out of Hanalei Bay. If you are staying elsewhere on the island, it is worth the drive. We were originally booked on a...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Nick and Bob gave a good boat trip of the coast. Unfortunately, what we were looking for was a sailing trip. I was expecting something more low key with the advertisement of sailing and fishing. However, the goal with this trip is still to get...More

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