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Catamaran Kahanu

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Address: 4353 Waialo Road, Port Allen, Eleele, Kauai, HI 96705
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07:00 - 21:00
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Na Pali Coast Tour experience the majestic cliffs, sea caves, and marine...

Na Pali Coast Tour experience the majestic cliffs, sea caves, and marine animals. Enjoy swim and snorkel. Best day on your vacation with Captain Lani Tours.

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Unforgettable trip of the Nā Pali coast on the Catamaran Kahanu!

If you are looking for a more personalized and local-style tour of the Nā Pali coast - Catamaran Kahanu is the only way to go. Captain Lani and his crew provide a more than... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a more personalized and local-style tour of the Nā Pali coast - Catamaran Kahanu is the only way to go. Captain Lani and his crew provide a more than excellent experience. They are very professional and knowledgable about the ocean and land. Catamaran Kahanu is a smaller ship, but it provides for a greater experience... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a cloudy day where mist and clouds were hanging on the tops of the pali. The detail and colors were so much more vibrant than on a sunny day. We we're blessed to have an adventurous person who was disabled on board. Captain was very attentive to her needs and in helping the family make her comfortable. I... More 

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Thank ahuihao
San Francisco Bay Area
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a fabulous 5-hour morning snorkeling trip with Captain Lani and Debbie. They create a friendly atmosphere on the boat, which works because there are only 18 passengers max. They were funny and welcoming, and treated us all to a great day. Captain motored up to see the stunning cliffs, water falls, and caves first to take advantage of... More 

Thank annemariep592
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's right! My wife and I wanted to experience the Napali coast lines by a local Hawaiian tour guide. We were able to see huge schools of jack fish and swam with turtles and saw amazing views of the coast line. The crew and staff were amazing and family friendly. The captain has been navigating the kahanu boat over Napali... More 

Thank slimbong
Spring Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We we're on a small catamaran but the crew was so kind. They were very curtious and thoughtful taking time to insure our safety

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Thank aherold123
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unforgettable experience around the Na Pali Coast with the knowledgeable Captain and first mate Emma. Managed to see turtles, spinner dolphins, flying fish and a humpback whale and her calf. Captain has wonderful stories to tell from a lifetime in the business and knows all the best spots! Definitely do this!

Thank W C
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked catamaran kahanu for our visit to Kauai. We wanted a smaller boat for a more personalized experience, and a local operator. We were not disappointed. We had a beautiful day for the trip, and the captain was able to locate an up close and personal experience with porpoises, which was fantastic and particularly fun for the children on... More 

Thank RobinGmaof4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented the entire boat for 3 families with 7 kids and 6 adults The captain takes safety very seriously which we all appreciated. Over the course of 5 hours, we saw a hump back whale and ran into a school of dolphins The Na Pili coast was stunning. The captains wife, Betty, was super friendly and informative Great time... More 

Thank Chuck M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small boat, friendly crew, great service. I have spent the last 17 years exploring the Na Pali and this was by far one of the most memorable experiences I have had. Upon checking in at the very unpretentious, local-style Catamaran Kahanu shack, Auntie Debbie greeted me with the biggest smile and warmest aloha. She then welcomed all of the passengers... More 

Thank Sherisaari
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain definitely knows how to handle his boat! He also knows how to mix safety and humor. The smaller boat was able to get closer in to the rugged Na Pali coastline. We also saw a mama humpback whale with her baby as well as a school of porpoises. The snorkeling was great as well. Overall a very personal and... More 

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