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Na Pali Experience

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Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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My favorite part of our Kauai vacation.

We had the mourning tour leaving the dock at 7:00 am. Our boat captain Tee was an outstanding tour... read more

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458rogerm
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East Wareham, Massachusetts
Everything you can do in one morning

Was a part of a small group (6 total) of passengers on Captain Austin's Morning Madness tour on May... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan C
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Vancouver, Canada
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Dreams can come true! - Join us for a five-hour experience you will remember forever. Kauai's Na Pali coast is one of the most spectacular attractions in the world. Avoid the crowds and climb aboard a vessel that allows you to have a closer look. Our boats are the most practical size and design for touring Na Pali. Large enough for comfort and small enough to enter and explore ALL of the sea caves! Allow our small family operation to provide you with your Na Pali experience. Space is limited; reserve your tour today!
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Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the mourning tour leaving the dock at 7:00 am. Our boat captain Tee was an outstanding tour guide and a great boatman. You really want to do a tour with a native Kauain that loves his island and is so knowledgeable. We saw...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was a part of a small group (6 total) of passengers on Captain Austin's Morning Madness tour on May 18th. Dolphins, turtles, large schools of fish, a view of Niihau in the distance, blasting through caves, and snorkeling all in one morning. Captain Austin was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We initially had the boat ride set for Monday afternoon, and were SO disappointed it was cancelled, luckily we were able to re-schedule it for the next day. And WOW! A small boat, only 6 people. Capt. Roby was super knowledgeable about the ocean, the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic tour. Jordan our skipper is very knowledgeable about Na Pali coast. Great weather and able to enter sea caves and coast. We chartered a 6 person small boat and the ride was a great experience. Jordan was funny at times and felt like family....More

Thank Michael G
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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your excellent review. Whales in mid May, what a treat! A big bonus of having 2 boats running side by side is the ability to get incredible pictures of the entire boat of people. A hui hou kakou (until we meet again).

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the best thing we did in Kauai. We joined morning magic tour, which was amaaaaazing!! We saw so many dolphins, we swam with turtles, and the scenic of napali coast was just amazing. Our boat was small, only 6 people with a captain....More

Thank francescays
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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your excellent review highlighting what makes Na Pali Experience stand out among the crowd of Na Pali boat companies. It's actually an interesting fact that you are far less likely to get sea sick on a small boat rather than a large boat....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved our boat tour of the Na Pali coast and are so happy we did so on a small boat rather than the larger tour companies. The max is 6 people and it makes it so much more personalized, comfortable and you can see...More

Thank KLW711
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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your wonderful review. You even saw manta rays, what a treat! When you take into account that we are the only non-raft capable of doing every sea cave & we only take 6 people for a more intimate setting, Na Pali Experience is...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience and highly recommend this for anyone! We experienced “unusually high swells” for mid May which led to the other boat turning back. BUT not our boat! Captain Chellen pushed on after confirming everyone was willing and wanted to. We saw...More

Thank MikeKarl
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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your awesome review despite the unfortunate May swell. We did end up canceling the afternoon tours that day, so you guys barely snuck in there. We are glad your group was hard core and wanted to push on since it sounds like you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don’t usually write reviews, but the boat excursion I joined yesterday was out of this world and I had to share. A friend of mine reffered me to Napali Experience and its the best decision I’ve made. Pros: -crew size: group size is perfect...More

Thank Juba A
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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for taking the time to write such a clear and thorough review. It looks like the pros outweigh the cons. Early summer the sun sets after 7pm which means you get the golden hour but not the actual sunset. It won't be long till...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been experienced several highly rated boat, wine, cycling, etc. tours across the world. I always believe it's important to consider the price point, which was relevant for this tour as it's not cheap. Well, I can tell you this tour does not disappoint!...More

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Thank Mike M
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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your outstanding review. It seems as though you are well traveled and know what your talking about from experience. It's true that the Na Pali coast boat tours are one of the most expensive activities on Kauai (next to helicopter rides). The comfort...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Jordan was a fabulous tour guide! We saw dolphins and sea turtles. Great snorkeling. Na Pali coast is a must see!

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napaliexperience1, Manager at Na Pali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mahalo for your short and sweet review.

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Kevin M
April 25, 2018|
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Response from napaliexperience1 | Property representative |
Aloha Kevin, Our boats do not have heads but we do swim and snorkel as needed. Havnʻt had a problem in 7 years. For the record, our harbor does have restrooms for before and after. A little preparation and you should be... More
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Terry K
April 10, 2018|
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Response from napaliexperience1 | Property representative |
Aloha Terry, We do provide top quality clean snorkel gear, but youʻll need to bring your own towels. We do also supply dry bags for your cameras, towels, sunscreen, etc while on the trip. Hope to see you soon!
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sjohnson58
April 7, 2018|
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Response from napaliexperience1 | Property representative |
Aloha Sarah, Our 5 hour tours are a very thorough and complete experience of Na Pali (youʻll see it all!). We visit all of the caves, tour the entire coast, and snorkel for an hour at Nualolo Kai (all of which are... More
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