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Address: Kikiaola Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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Private Charter with Captain Makai

I set up a private charter with Captain Makai to see the Na Pali Coast at sunset. We were able to charter his new catamaran. We happen to be there on the tail end of hurricane... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I set up a private charter with Captain Makai to see the Na Pali Coast at sunset. We were able to charter his new catamaran. We happen to be there on the tail end of hurricane Madelaine and Lester. The water was a little rough, but the scenery was so beautiful and being with my boyfriend and best friends made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great experience with 2 adults and 4 kids. Was a little worried about the ride being rough but the boat (and Captain) handled it well. Captain Makai was great, very accommodating and had a good history of what we were doing. At one point we went to the main snorkeling area where all the other boats were. Makai thought it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

My family with two kids (8 and 10) had a fantastic tour with Captain Makai. We shared the tour with a really great couple from Germany who we met up during the tour. Captain Makai is chilled out Hawaiian style and makes you feel totally at home. He called us the previous evening to let us know that we would... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Captain Makai mostly does trips in the summer as his boat is smaller and less suitable for rough seas. So it took some coordination to get a right weather in March. But it was worth it. Having a boat for ourselves made all the difference. There are plenty of larger catamarans and Zodiac boats which pack 20-30 people but very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Makai was an excellent guide, host and captain -- we were blessed with a rare day of moderate ocean conditions, sun and terrific sights! Swam with spinner dolphins, saw many interesting sights and enjoyed the history of this beautiful area courtesy of our guide who grew up here. I can't encourage this trip more -- a must do if the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We found Captain Makai through reviews from tripadvisor and decided to book a private charter for my husband and I. We have done the Napali Coast on a raft the year before but we wanted to go back again and spend more time doing what we wanted to do! WE ABSOLUTELY HAD A GREAT TIME! The service was great, perfect... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

My partner and I were keen to get up close and personal with the Na Pali coast so we searched for a small boat charter just for us Na Pali Makai were awesome. Despite getting ready to close for the season they agreed to take us out for a day along the coast It was incredible. We came upon a... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Camped for 30 days all over the island and the Napali Coast was the least crowded but incredibly hot during the summer. Just down from the PMRF and way off the normal trails (roads are rough and the rental folks will tell you not to take their cars down there) so make sure you get a vehicle that is off-road... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

I picked Napali Makai for a Na Pali Coast morning boat tour with my wife and 15 year-old daughter. My wife told me this was her single most favorite experience among her 7 trips to Hawaii, on the water or off. Makai matched our pace for the trip, showed us many places we'd never seen before, and lingered and relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Captain Makai took our family on a wonderful boat trip. We have children ranging from five years old to twenty one and all had a great time! He told us interesting details and took us in the caves, past waterfalls, and to a great snorkeling spot. We were even lucky and got in a pod of dolphins! The Na Pali... More 

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