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Na Pali Riders

9600 Kaumuali'i Highway, Kauai, HI 96796
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Hang On and Get Ready to See Cool Stuff!

My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I first hopped aboard the zodiac boat with Cap'n Chris and a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Keith G
,
El Granada, California
via mobile
Super Fun

We were told we needed to reschedule our trip from noon to 7:30 am because of wind warnings. Turns... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
berlykim55
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Redmond, Washington
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NA PALI RIDERS RAFT TOURS has been in business for over 20 years, taking Kauai's visitors to the Nā Pali Coast on a 30-foot Zodiac© rigid-hull, inflatable raft. Raft tours are adventure-packed and include sightseeing the remote and majestic Nā Pali Coast, snorkeling, sea caves, waterfalls, and seeing dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and tropical fish.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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9600 Kaumuali'i Highway, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I first hopped aboard the zodiac boat with Cap'n Chris and a bunch of our wedding guests back in 2006. We took another run with him up to the Na Pali in 2011. So today, my wife and...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were told we needed to reschedule our trip from noon to 7:30 am because of wind warnings. Turns out going earlier worked in our favor. This tour allowed us to see amazing views of the na pali coast line. We weren't able to enter...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

First and for most - i wish I had read all the reviews before booking! Second - the 4 hour trip is actually barely 3! Third - we didn't even snorkel! If want a roller coaster ride on the ocean - go here. If you...More

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Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for your feedback, and we understand your disappointment in not being allowed to enter the sea caves or snorkel on your tour date. As we get into fall and winter season, the northwestern shores of the Hawaiian Islands will receive greater surf height...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Since there are no roads to see the Na Pali coastline, you have to view it by sea or air. The 30 foot Zodiac rafts are very safe and give a thrilling ride. Captain Chris is very experienced and points out things of interest and...More

Thank Penny V
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

You know when you come across someone who has been doing the same thing for too long...Captain Chris is one of those guys. If you want the bad joking, dismissive, angry yelling tour guide who complains about previous clients and mumbles through the information at...More

1  Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The tour started by getting bogus directions from the receptionist. Then we were met by the owner of the company who didn't introduce himself. When we got on the boat he made a inappropriate comment to my wife which was rude. He was insensitive and...More

3  Thank skidude3331
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Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

Thank you for your feedback on our tours. There was an incredible amount of traffic on the island of Kauai on your tour date (due to the fixing of a guard rail on the main highway), and we remember how frustrated you were when you...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Kauai. Captain Chris and his crew are very professional and made every effort to make this activity memorable. We traveled the coast in a 30 ft Zodiac which was fast and fun. Chris navigated the waters perfectly....More

1  Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

The short and sweet: Great customer service and communication A powerful and fast raft Beautiful scenery Cool animal encounters Some good and not so great provisions Plenty of photo opportunities and the option to purchase a DVD This is not for people who get motion...More

2  Thank Amy T
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Although the na pali coast is great and we got to see the caves which is something you can't if going on a catamaran. I would not recommend this option of tour, it is too long (4h) for a strenuous ride in which you get...More

1  Thank Silvia_bilbao_13
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Napali_Riders, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

The 30' Zodiac raft utilized with Na Pali Riders creates a very thrilling, adventurous ride for passengers who are seeking this type of experience when touring Na Pali Coast. Morning tours at 7:30 am are always calmer and have more dolphin encounters as this is...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Captain Chris, John and Brad were an excellent team to excursion with. They paid attention to safety, showed us all the best that the Napoli coast has to offer. They were fun, attentive and courteous to all guests. The boat was comfortable even at maximum...More

Thank Kimberly K
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