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Kauai is the Garden Isle underwater too, with coral gardens and abundant fish.

kauai sea tours na pali snorkelcatamaran kahanuNa Pali’s rugged coastline is accessible by boat or heli. Raft trips allow sea cave penetration & waterfall communion.

Dolphin watch, sightsee & snorkel pristine Nualolo Kai reef.

snorkeling kauaiNi’ihau, the “Forbidden Island”, is a privately owned island 17.5 miles southwest of Kauai.

Access to the island is rare and by invitation only. Ni’ihau’s reefs thrive in large part from its isolation. The bountiful reefs boast pink, purple and yellow coral heads, large schools of butterflyfish, Moorish idols, and a monk seal named Sammy.

poipu kauai snorkel trip

Poipu is located on the south side of the island.

While Na Pali Coast offers excellent sightseeing, snorkeling, dolphin and whale watching, I, SB, recommend Poipu for optimal snorkeling conditions in Winter and an alternative to Na Pali coast year-round.

Kauai Sea Tours | Na Pali  Catamaran Snorkel

This charter is excellent and possibly the best way to experience the Na Pali coast. You get the comfort and the speed but not the cattle call aboard this 60’ catamaran with a water slide, swim platform, observation deck, 2 restrooms and fresh water showers. This adventure is 5-1/2 to 6 hours of sightseeing, *snorkeling, *swimming, spinner dolphin scouting, and sailing (when conditions permit). Includes continental breakfast with fresh pastries, deli buffet lunch, fruit, cookies, soft drinks, beer, wine & Mai Tai’s (post snorkel). This 1 goes daily.

*Snorkeling & swimming Na Pali Coast in Wintertime is conditions permitting, safety first.

PRICE:
Adult $156.99
Junior (13-17) $146.24
Child (3-12) $113.98
*All prices include taxes & harbor fees.

TIME: 7:15 Daily

DEPARTS: Port Allen Harbor, 6:45 AM check-in at KST office.

INCLUDES: Fresh pastries, fruit, coffee, juice, deli lunch, salads, cookies, sodas, beer, wine & mai tais. Please bring ID for alcohol.

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Catamaran Kahanu | 5 Hour Na Pali Morning Tour

SB-special-2015The Swain Ohana’s aloha makes this trip an SB snorkel consultant favorite for family fun. The 5 hour morning charter cruises the spectacular Na Pali coast for sea cliff, waterfall, and sea cave viewing, then moors at beauteous Nualolo Kai for pristine snorkeling and swimming. Captain and crew are attentive to kids, allowing younger & smaller children to sit forward for porpoise, dolphin & green sea turtle spotting. The 40’ catamaran with marine head goes out daily with only 20 pax max for comfort and service. Boat size allows for close proximity to sea caves and waterfalls. Forward ladder makes water entry & exit easy. Includes deli buffet lunch, fruit, cookies, sodas and juice. No bad backs, heart conditions, recent surgery, or pregnant passengers for personal safety and well-being.

PRICE: 

Adult $158.93 | SB Special $147.20 (SAVE $12 per seat!)
Junior 13-17  $148.27 | SB Special $133.33 (SAVE $15 per seat!)
Child (3-12) $126.93 | SB Special $112 (SAVE $15 per seat!)

*All prices include taxes & harbor fees.

TIME:
8:30 AM – 1:15 PM Daily

DEPARTS:
Port Allen Harbor, 7:30 AM check-in at the “Kahanu Beach Club” shack.

INCLUDES:
Deli lunch, pasta salad, cookies, sodas and juice. No alcohol aboard this boat.

 

Niihau, Lehua & Na Pali!

Kauai Snorkel Trips |  Niihau, Lehua & Na Pali Coast

Holoholo | Ni’ihau & Na Pali Super Tour

holoholoIf you want to do something special on Kauai, this is it. This trip is a bell ringer with spectacular Na Pali Coast views, frequent dolphin sightings, monk seal watching and an attentive crew. Holoholo’s 65’ power catamaran is the only charter boat allowed entry to snorkel the reefs off Ni’ihau, and Snorkel Bob’s has a SPECIAL for $16 off per ticket when you bring your SB Gear on the trip. The bountiful reefs boast pink, purple and yellow coral heads, schools of butterflyfish, Moorish idols, and monk seals–up close & personal. The Hawaiian monk seal hails from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Holoholo goes into the heart of monk seal habitat. Of special note: Ni’ihau is at the edge of Papahonaumokua’kea National Marine Monument recently expanded by President Obama. This daily 7 hour excursion combines Na Pali Coast sightseeing, snorkeling at Lehua Crater (conditions permitting) and Humpback Whale Watching in season (Dec.-April). SB Special Price available when you bring SB gear onboard.

PRICE: Niihau & Na Pali Super Tour:
Adult $229.34 | SB Special $213.34 (SAVE $16 per seat!)
Child (6-12) $158.94 | SB Special $142.94 (SAVE $16 per seat!)
*All prices include taxes and fees. Beware of advertised pre-tax, pre fee prices.

TIME: 6:00 AM Daily. Departure times change seasonally.

DEPARTS: Port Allen Harbor

INCLUDES: Continental breakfast, deli style buffet lunch, sodas, beer & wine–post snorkel. Please bring ID for alcohol.

Southside Kauai

Kauai Snorkel Trips | Poipu – South Side

Kauai Sea Riders | 3 Hour South Shore Kauai Snorkeling Tour

This Year-Round, South Shore Kauai Snorkeling Tour goes 3 hours to 2 prime snorkel sites. When Wintertime surf pounds the Na Pali Coast, this is an excellent choice if it’s a snorkeling excursion you want. The vessels are search and rescue style zodiacs, either the 14 pax “Hurricane” or 6 pax “Papio” (baby Ulua). Kauai Sea Riders’ Captain Tara is a knowledgeable marine biologist involved in Hawaiian Monk Seal recovery efforts and friend of my, Snorkel Bob’s, main mermaid. The Kukui’ula Harbor departure means you’re suited up and snorkeling within minutes. 2 snorkel sites on this 1, conditions permitting. Kipu Kai is an unspoiled snorkel spot with private access only. The untouched, beautiful reef is home to abundant fish & species endemic to Hawaii. The 2nd site, Sheraton Caverns, is also popular for its swim through coral arches. This 1 goes daily. No pregnant women, bad backs/necks, recent surgeries or heart conditions.

PRICE:
Adult $112.52
Child (5-12) $91.09

TIME: 
7:45 AM Daily

DEPARTS:
Kukuiula Harbor near Spouting Horn, Poipu

INCLUDES: 
Gourmet sandwich lunch (turkey, ham, roast beef or veggie), fruit, Kauai cookies, juice, bottled water & soda.

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