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Na Pali Makai

Kikiaola Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
+1 808-639-9352
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Best way to see the Na Pali coast. The boat is nice, clean and comfortable for our party of 6... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2014
Travelers912
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Seattle, Washington
Only way to see Na Pali Coast

On our trip to Kauai, our family (including 2 teenage boys), were looking for a tour of the Na Pali... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2014
Dlafollette
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Kikiaola Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed October 3, 2014

Best way to see the Na Pali coast. The boat is nice, clean and comfortable for our party of 6. Running a small local family-owned business, Captain Makai is very accommodating; he makes sure that customers are satisfied with his promise of a true Na...More

4  Thank Travelers912
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

On our trip to Kauai, our family (including 2 teenage boys), were looking for a tour of the Na Pali coast. I had seen it 25 years ago on a rubber Zodiak, but wasn't sure if I wanted to go that route again. Then I...More

11  Thank Dlafollette
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

We cruised pass the Nap Pali coast on our cruise ship while in Hawaii and it was a sight I will never forget. The cliff face looked like it had been carved with a razor blade and the colours was just magical .The cruise ship...More

1  Thank Lyn T
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

If your looking for a really amazing experience, this is the way to go. The boat holds a max of 6 passengers, and if your a party of four or more, it will most likely be a private charter. There are seats in the shade...More

4  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were a party of 5. We came across a pod of dolphins as well as several sea turtles along the way. The snorkeling was great, again with more sea turtles. We actually went inside 2 enormous sea caves which was a great surprise. All...More

1  Thank Craig W
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

So we've seen the Na Pali coast from the air already but decided we would like to see it up close. After searching reviews and trying to figure out what boat would work best for us, we landed with Makai. Makai was great. He is...More

7  Thank HeadPain
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We wen to it today and this is why I'd rather charter a boat then a group tour. It was just us no strangers and we got into some small places I didn't think we would fit. The grotto is amazing, We can take our...More

2  Thank CarlM115
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Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We were a total of 7. 4 adults and 3 kids. Captain Makai is relaxed and knowledgable. He doesn't talk much. He focuses on driving the rough waves. He took us to great spots including inside 2 caves. We saw dolphin all around us. We...More

Thank C M
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

we went on the trip a year ago this past summer, I still think of it everyday, out of all the things we have done in Hawaii this by far was the absolute best !!!

2  Thank cindygab
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very private trip - just one other couple on the boat - felt like we were getting a very private, custom tour of the Na Pali coast.

1  Thank Lindsay P
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