The Na Pali Coast
Na Pali’s rugged coastline is accessible by boat or heli. Raft trips allow sea cave penetration & waterfall communion. Year-round dolphin watching, sightseeing & snorkeling (conditions permitting), with Humpback whale watching December thru April.
This charter is excellent. You get the comfort and the speed but not the cattle call aboard this 60’ catamaran with a water slide, observation deck, swim platform, restrooms & fresh water showers, 49 pax max.
Child (3-12) $206.55
This 1 gets high marks in my, Snorkel Bob’s, Yacht Consortium for quality & service. 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. Waterfalls, lush valleys, white sand beaches, dolphin watching, whale watching (in season) and a 1-hour snorkel round out the adventure.
Child (4-12) $158.06
Poipu is located on the south side of the island.
While Na Pali Coast offers excellent sightseeing, snorkeling, dolphin and whale watching (in season), I, SB, recommend Poipu for beautiful reefs, optimal snorkeling conditions and whale-watching in Winter, if it’s snorkeling you want. Poipu is an excellent year-round alternative to Na Pali coast.
Ni’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.
Blue Dolphin Ni’ihau & Na Pali Coast
If you want to do something special on Kauai, this is it. This trip delivers spectacular Na Pali Coast views, frequent dolphin sightings, monk seal watching and an attentive crew. Blue Dolphin’s 65’ power catamaran is among the few allowed entry to snorkel the reefs off Ni’ihau. Snorkeling is at Lehua island, a small, crescent-shaped island with a cone protruding from an extinct volcano. Snorkeling & sites conditions permitting. 7.5 hours.
Youth (13-17) $264.86
Child (6-12) $248.65