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“Best way to experience the Na Pali!”
Review of Na Pali Makai

Na Pali Makai
Ranked #9 of 15 things to do in Kekaha
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

There were so many options for boat tours of the Na Pali and I am so pleased with my choice. Makai was a wonderful captain and knew the coast so well. His awesome driving skills meant we could get super close to dolphins, inside sea caves, the best reef spots and more. Much better than any big catamaran not allowing you to get into the sea caves or on the bumpy, rough raft boats which looked very uncomfortable! We saw many jealous faces on other boats as we got into the caves and under waterfalls when they couldn't! Also loved that there was only 6 passengers in total, it made the experience much more personal. Would recommend to anyone wanting to experience the Na Pali coast up close and personal. Thank you Makai for an amazing adventure!

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience on this private Napali Coast tour with a great Captain - Makai. With a max capacity of 6 customers at a time, the boat allowed for a ton of space for each of us. Makai was super friendly and brought us to some very remarkable spots that some of the big boats would not be able to go. Makai provided lunch and beverages, took pictures for the group, snorkel gear, and even found dolphins for us to photograph. I HIGHLY recommend this private boat tour of the beautiful Napali coast. You will not be disappointed.

Thank agallo2005
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Small (6 max) double hull boat. Just right for 6 people. We got great views of the Napali coast up close and personal. Water was a bit to rough for snorkelling but we saw lots of whales and turtles. Great views of the coast and mountains. The Captain narrated and gave us some interesting info about the area and its past inhabitants. Well worth the time and money spent.

Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We have cruised the Na Pali coast 6 times now. Big boats, zodiac rubber rafts, snorkel catamarans, sunset cruises, etc. This is BY FAR the best cruise! Small boat that can hug the coast and Captain Makai catered to whatever we wanted to do.
It was too rough to go into the sea cave, but he got right up next to it, unlike any other boat we saw.
He stopped when we got to pods of bottle nose and then spinner dolphins and let us get great pictures.
There were only 3 of us, including my 80 year old mother, who just had her birthday, Happy Birthday Mom! She loved it. It had a canopy so she didn't get sunburned and we could sit up front in the sun.
Great lunch provided, including chocolate from Makai's family farm. Delicious, so creamy!
The cruise is worth every penny. Get the cruise you want, how you want it, with just your group.
So much better than all the other trips we have done. Although they were all good (well, we didn't like the return trip on the zodiac!), this was perfect. Our trip, just for us.
Thanks Makai.

Thank Bradd E
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

I set up a private charter with Captain Makai to see the Na Pali Coast at sunset. We were able to charter his new catamaran. We happen to be there on the tail end of hurricane Madelaine and Lester. The water was a little rough, but the scenery was so beautiful and being with my boyfriend and best friends made the experience priceless. Little did I know, my boyfriend had planned a surprise. He proposed me while out on our sunset cruise. Captain Makai was so gracious and helped to facilitate the proposal. It will be a memory that will last forever... Captain Makai was very accommodating and was even understanding when I dropped a bag of cheetos on the deck
Mahalo Captain Makai!

Thank lkharvey
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