Kauai snorkeling trips highlight Kauai’s beautiful and abundant reefs.
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.
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, sailing (when conditions permit) and Humpback whale watching Dec.-April. 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 Winter/Spring is conditions permitting, safety first. Dolphin & whale watching will be in full-force!
Junior (13-17) $149.47
Child (3-12) $117.21
*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.
Liko Kauai | Na Pali Catamaran Snorkel
Liko gets high marks in my, Snorkel Bob’s, Yacht Consortium. The 5 hour tour on the 49’ power catamaran is a great choice for sea cave penetration without spending 5-7 hours on a raft. Sea caves, waterfalls, lush valleys, white sand beaches, dolphin watching year-round, whale watching (in season) and a 1-hour snorkel round out the adventure.
Uncrowded, forward-facing seating for 32, shaded canopy, bathroom, & fresh water shower provide comfort and optimal Na Pali coast views. Kikiaola Boat harbor departure means more sightseeing, snorkel time, and easy, year-round Na Pali access. Sea caves & snorkeling conditions permitting. Trip includes fruit, sammies, cookies, juice, soda, water and snorkel gear. I, Snorkel Bob recommend bringing your SB gear onboard for optimal fit & comfort. Pregnant women allowed with Doctor’s referral.
Kids 4-12 $101.81
8:30-1:30 Daily, 8 AM Check-in
Please specify on booking page preference for ham, turkey, roast beef, veggie or PB&J sandwich.
South coast departure from Kikiola small boat harbor departure gets you to the Na Pali Coast action faster. 2 miles from Waimea River near Kekaha town.
Catamaran Kahanu | 5 Hour Na Pali Morning Tour
The 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.
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.
7: 15 AM check-in, 5 hour trip with 1 PM return.
Port Allen Harbor, 7:15 AM check-in at the “Kahanu Beach Club” shack.
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
If 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.
The 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 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). Includes pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, deli lunch, pasta salad, cookies, soft drinks, beer & wine post-snorkel,
PRICE: Niihau & Na Pali Super Tour:
Child (6-12) $158.94
*All prices include taxes and fees. Beware of advertised pre-tax, pre fee prices.
TIME: Check in @ 6 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.
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 geared 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. Includes dry bags, wetsuits upon request, deli lunch (gluten free available), brownies, juice, ginger ale & bottled water.
Child (5-12) $103.95
7:45 AM Daily
Kukuiula Harbor near Spouting Horn, Poipu
Deli sandwich lunch (turkey, ham, roast beef or veggie), fruit, Kauai cookies, juice, bottled water & soda.