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Na Pali and Ni'ihau The Forbidden Island Kauai Snorkel Cruise

Highlights
  • Full-day snorkeling and sailing adventure to the Na Pali Coast and Ni'ihau
  • Cruise alongside the dramatic spires, valleys and beaches of Kauai's Na Pali Coast, best seen from the water
  • Learn about Hawaiian legends and history from a friendly crew
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Na Pali and Ni'ihau The Forbidden Island Kauai Snorkel Cruise
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Spring - Fall 2018Most Popular
6:30am Check-In
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Fall 2017 - Winter 2018
6:00am check-in
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Check-in is at 6:30am at our Port Allen location.
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Overview
Uncover the ancient legends and dramatic landscapes of the Na Pali Coast and the  ‘Forbidden Island’ of Ni’ihau on this sailing and snorkeling adventure. Cruise alongside the towering emerald spires and remote beaches of Kauai’s breathtaking, rugged shore in a state-of-the-art catamaran, and snorkel among native marine life in the reefs just off Ni’ihau’s mysterious shores. Hear tales of Hawaiian history and mythology from the friendly crew, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard.
What to Expect
Discover the secrets of two of Hawaii’s most captivating destinations on this full-day sailing adventure. Meet your experienced captain and crew at Port Allen in the morning, and climb aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran equipped with an inside cabin, restrooms, spacious sundecks and lounging trampolines where you can relax and soak up the ocean spray.

Enjoy a continental breakfast onboard as the vessel makes its way along Kauai’s northwestern Na Pali Coast, characterized by green sea cliffs that reach dizzying heights of 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), pocketed by lush valleys, tropical waterfalls and remote beaches. As you cruise, hear royal Hawaiian legends that surround the coastline and keep an eye out for traveling sea life including spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April).

Next, head across a channel to the waters surrounding Ni’ihau, known as the ‘Forbidden Island of Hawaii’ due to its secretive community that’s closed to all outsiders. While it's not possible to visit Ni’ihau, admire the island from the water while learning about its unique history and mythology. Strap on a snorkeling mask and fins to explore the coral reefs around the island and the nearby Lehua Crater, considered among the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii.

A tasty buffet lunch and refreshments on board will keep you going throughout the day (see Itinerary for sample breakfast and lunch menus). Prepare to get wet, and bring a light jacket to stay comfortable on this unforgettable sailing adventure.
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fun Cruise!

My daughter and I took Captain Wendell's Na Pali Coast Ni'ihau snorkle tour and it was a lot of fun. The crew was absolutely professional AND entertaining, helping all ages on the boat get the most out of their day. Breakfast was pastries and fresh...More

Thank wendelleg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great crew, just not a great outing for us

Great boat and crew! We'd recommend them, but we were told (not by them but by the person who sold us on this cruise) that Forbidden Island was the best snorkeling in all the islands. Well, that may be, but this cruise doesn't really do...More

1  Thank PattyR2012
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your honest review. We are so happy to hear that you loved our vessel and staff, and are sorry to hear that you were disenchanted with the views and snorkeling. We hope the rest of your Kauai...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Ocean boat tour with snorkeling

Best experience ever. The Na Pali coast line in rugged, majestic, lush and breathtaking. This was the highlight of my trip! My family age range was 13, 21, 47, and early 50’s.. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Eric and Dean our guides were fun, professional...More

2  Thank Christine P
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

We are so happy to hear how much your family enjoyed your time out on the water with us! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing all of the detail about your time on the water with Captain Dale and Eric! We...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Even better than we expected!

We enjoyed a wonderful day at sea with Captain Drew and crew Emily, Rich and Ahren! We were treated to amazing views of the Napali coast, sightings of spinner dolphins, turtles, rays and much more, then snorkeled off the shore of Niihau at Lehua crater....More

Thank newsanchor
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

We are so glad to hear what a great time you had out on the water with Captain Drew, Emily, Rich and Ahren! Thank you so much for choosing us here at Holo Holo Charters and for sharing your wonderful review! You've provided some amazing...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Exciting Trip

This was a fun filled day on the sea starting from the booking. The young lady that signed me up asked if I was a Costco member (which I was) and saved my family almost $200. Thank you for that. The boat tour started with...More

2  Thank reinsteinjabs
HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Napali Raft Adventure by Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderfully detailed review of your time on our Niihau + Napali Super Tour and for all of your wonderful praises! We are thrilled to hear how well informed and taken care of you felt! Aloha Spirit Service is...More

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Ariana A
5 July 2018|
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The ride back to Port Allen is very rough. At least 4 or 5 people were sick. But, if tend not to get sea-sickness, then go! This is the best snorkel trip I've ever taken!
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