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Captain Sundown

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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-826-5585
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Aloha Kauai!

Would highly recommend doing a trip with Captain Sundown from Hanalei Bay! The trip is super... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
New York City, New York

Absolutely the best experience from start to finish! When calling to book, we were greeted with... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Paul A
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Family operated Na Pali Sailing Catamaran Company. Offering North Shore departures from Hanalei Pier Beach. Enjoy white sandy beaches, ancient volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and pristine blue ocean waters. Captain Sundown welcomes you aboard 40' Catamaran Ku'uipo for 360 degree views of Na Pali cliffs and personalized (15-17 passenger) Na Pali Snorkel tour (Nu'alolo Kai) or romantic Bali Hai Sunset Sail in Hanalei Bay. Seating choices include: fully shaded cushioned cabin seating or wrap-around open deck seating. For more fun, try our wet and splashy trampoline nets for a wet and wild adventure ride. Come face to face with marine life including Bottle-nose Dolphins, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Honu the Green Sea Turtles, Flying Fish and Rare Marine Birds. Troll Fishing lines for Tuna, Mahi Mahi or Ono. Let the young ones hand line in Papio, Rainbow Runners and Aku! Snorkel Sail inc: Snorkel gear, deli meal and bottled water, sodas. Sunset Sail inc: Light Snacks and bottled water, sodas History Established in 1971. Born and reared in Hawaii, Capt. Sundown honed his ocean skills as a young man surfing and sailing Hawaiian waters. His passions include his faith in God, love of family and spirit of Aloha. Sailing on deck with a small group of people is the core principal of this company. Returning passengers who share our love of sailing off the beaten path, are the epicenter of our success. From your first telephone call until we shuttle you back to your car from your sailing adventure, you will always be in the tender care of a Capt. Sundown family member. We love people and it shows in every aspect of our jobs.
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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Would highly recommend doing a trip with Captain Sundown from Hanalei Bay! The trip is super casual and relaxing. We were lucky enough to see a pod off over 30 dolphins on our way out. Nick is super super knowledgeable of the area and its...More

Thank BCon17
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best experience from start to finish! When calling to book, we were greeted with friendliness and all questions were kindly answered. The crew was timely with transport to/from the ship, knowledgeable of the culture and coast, and polite the entire cruise. I cannot...More

Thank Paul A
HanaleiSailor, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Sundown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

What a wonderful way to end the season with your glowing report of our small family business! Your efforts to promote us in this way on social media means the world to our family. We can only say thank you but know that it's from...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Did the 6 hr snorkel with Bob and Nick. Both said it was one of the calmest days of the year, so a very smooth cruise. Unfortunately, no wind meant for no sail. We were under power the whole way. Great history from Nick about...More

Thank dave76tx
Reviewed 8 September 2017

is was our second trip with Captain Bob. The first was in 2003. We wanted a smaller crowd and to really sail rather than motor . This time it was dead calm so no sailing. Disappointed , but still an awesome day. Parked of the...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Took 6 hour snorkel and sightseeing trip with a family of 4. Beautiful and relaxing trip. Got to experience the Napali coast up close. Went very close to some of the sea caves (not in, b/c we're on a sailboat), but can honestly say got...More

Thank GTLong2
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stayed in Kauai for 5 nights, and can say this was our favorite activity. I highly recommend Captain Sundown. They go out of Hanalei Bay. If you are staying elsewhere on the island, it is worth the drive. We were originally booked on a...More

Thank marsha24
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Nick and Bob gave a good boat trip of the coast. Unfortunately, what we were looking for was a sailing trip. I was expecting something more low key with the advertisement of sailing and fishing. However, the goal with this trip is still to get...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Originally I chose an cruise operator that departed from the south shore, but I am glad that I made the change to depart from the north shore with Captain Sundown. The morning began with an elaborate logistical dance as we and the other guest were...More

1  Thank James T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We did a larger boat a few years ago but this time decided to go with a smaller group. My 11 year old loved laying on the netting at the front of the boat getting splashed by the waves. Amazing scenery, beautiful snorkeling and really...More

1  Thank tdrmjr
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Like many people, I can't recommend this tour highly enough. First, touring the Napali coast by catamaran brings up close to some of the most spectacular landscape on the planet. Second, you can look at all the pictures and documentaries you want, but seeing a...More

1  Thank herman2923
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