Afternoon Napali Adventure

Afternoon Napali Adventure-Hanalei

Duration 3 Hours

Adults $275

Children 5-12 $275

Check-in at 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.

For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 allowed on this tour.

Napali means “the cliffs"

If you’re ready for an action-packed, wet & wild adventure on Kauai’s incredible Napali Coast, look no further! Join us as we cruise along one of the most extremely beautiful and humbling sections of coastline in the world.

We will treat you to incredible sights, but this is a true adventure which can be windy, bumpy, and wet at times, due to the type of vessel and daily conditions in the area. Give us a call to discuss other tour options if you aren’t ready for adventure level ten!

Today, this section of the coast is designated as the Napali State Wilderness Park, but it was once home to thousands of thriving native Hawaiians. Then and now, Napali is distinguished by her towering sea cliffs, lush emerald valleys, sea caves, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches, crystal-clear bluest-blue waters, and often rainbows.

Our two Kauai-built rigid-bottom inflatable-hull vessels are the boats to take you and your loved ones to this most magical place in safety, style, and comfort. In 2022, our company became the first tour boat company in the state of Hawaii to implement cutting-edge, energy-saving diesel outboard motor technology. In addition to using roughly half of the fuel as gasoline outboard motors, our new diesel engines have the added benefit of being significantly quieter than gas motors—which makes for a more pleasant experience! Also, taking highly flammable gasoline completely out of the picture dramatically increases safety. Other “creature comforts” you’ll experience on our boats are forward-facing seating and full-size marine bathrooms.

Departing from Hanalei Bay means that we’re on the heart of the Napali Coast within minutes—no time wasted “getting there.” Our experienced Captains and crew members will point out interesting geological features and share history, myths, and legends of the coast as we cruise along, keeping our eyes peeled for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles, pelagic seabirds, and other wildlife. This afternoon tour is short and sweet, enough time to soak up all the sights of Napali and still enjoy your own morning or evening adventures on your own. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Be sure to bring your camera on this visually stunning ocean adventure that conveniently departs from Hanalei Bay and is likely to become the highlight of your trip to Kauai. Come see what all the hype is about and do so safely and comfortably with Holo Holo Charters!

We pride ourselves on creating fun and memorable ocean adventures for our guests. Your safety is our top priority; therefore, all tour routes, destinations, and snorkeling activities are dependent on ocean and weather conditions. Conditions around Kauai can change quickly, so our expert captains are constantly analyzing and may wait until check-in time to determine the best route for the day. If that occurs, you will have the opportunity to go on the altered tour, reschedule to another day, or cancel your tour at no charge if it is weather-related. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 808-335-0815 so we can help create the best experience for you and your family!

Your Tour Includes
Views of the Napali Coast with a dramatic departure from Hanalei Bay
Soft drinks and bottled water
We commonly see dolphins, sea turtles, and seabirds on this tour.
Tour Details
Check-in at 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. at our Hanalei location (please call for check-in time).
Tour length: 3 hours
Sightseeing tour only (No Snorkeling)
For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 are allowed on this tour.

Note that tours often fill up 2-3 weeks in advance. Booking your tour early in your vacation window is a good idea in case the weather forces us to postpone your tour.

Disclaimer: This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. It may not be suitable for individuals who are physically challenged. Those who suffer from motion sickness should take precautions. Safety and your experience are always our top priority. Ocean conditions can sometimes turn rough, therefore all tour routes and destinations are subject to change due to weather. Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions. Please review our full Passenger Policy here.


COVID-19 Statement

Holo Holo Charters knows the importance of protecting beautiful Kaua’i. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our guests, employees, and small island community. We look forward to providing safe and exciting ocean adventures for you, our extended ‘ohana.

We are taking additional care to minimize the risks associated with travel and group activities. We ask that all guests follow the guidelines below and practice care with health and hygiene. If you or any member of your party has been feeling ill, please let us know as soon as possible.

Guests are required to complete a digital health waiver as well as a COVID-19 health screening prior to proceeding on tour.
If you or any member of your party have had symptoms related to COVID-19 including sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. we request that you stay home and seek medical care.
All guests must provide proof of compliance with the Hawaii Safe Travels program. At check-in, guests must present the QR code confirmation page (either from the website or app, a printout or screenshot is acceptable) from Hawaii Safe Travels that states their name and shows the guest is exempt from or has completed the required 10-day quarantine.
Please sanitize your hands prior to entering our office and prior to boarding our vessel. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other guests who are not a part of your family/group whenever possible.
Please cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Holo Holo Charters – COVID-19 Company Policies

Holo Holo Charters is taking additional steps in our daily operations by cleaning, disinfecting, and updating protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees. Our policies adhere to the U.S. Coast Guard’s COVID-19 safety requirements, CDC recommendations, and local requirements.

Our commitment to you:

We have increased our cleaning and sanitization procedures onboard the vessels to exceed CDC guidelines, including physical cleaning with EPA-approved disinfectant. Additional hand sanitizer stations are available throughout our office and the vessels for your safety.
Frequent wipe-downs of high-touch common areas are performed in our office and onboard our vessels.
Holo Holo checks all employee temperatures daily. Any employee having a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be permitted to work to ensure the safety of our employees and guests. Each employee is required to pass a health screening before clocking in for their shift.
In accordance with local guidelines, Holo Holo tours are operating at reduced passenger capacity and will be limiting the number of people on all vessels to allow for social distancing.
All complimentary snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins, and flotation devices), are cleaned and sanitized before and after every use, using protocols and products suggested by the CDC.
All onboard meals are served in accordance with state requirements.

Boat Details

If adventure is what you’re seeking, then our custom Kauai-built Adventurer II & III are sure to get you to the Napali Coast in record time! Two identical 40-foot long and 12.5-foot wide Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats are quick and agile, large enough to include all the comforts you expect and nimble enough to get up close to the Napali Coast’s lush valleys, sea caves, waterfalls and lava tubes.

Not to be confused with a zodiac-type rubber raft, they’re made with a channeled fiberglass hull that cuts through the waves. Each vessel is Coast Guard certified for over 30 passengers, but we won’t exceed 25, due to permit restrictions.

The adventure begins when we leave from the beach of scenic Hanalei Bay and shuttle you by dinghy to the vessel which is anchored just offshore. There, you’ll do a “dry-transfer”, stow your gear, grab a seat and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Cushioned, stadium-style bench seats allow comfortable viewing for all on-board. Our high speed RHIB’s, combined with a unique North Shore departure brings the Napali Coast into view just minutes after we leave Hanalei Bay, no one gets to the coast faster.

Just a step away from water entry, a ladder is provided for ease of access back onto the vessel and a freshwater shower is available when snorkeling is done. Featuring a small but functional marine head (restroom) on board, and a retractable canopy for shade when stopped but great unobstructed views while in motion.

Cancellation Policy

• Holo Holo Charters reserves the right to refuse service due to safety and/or health conditions.

• All tour routes and snorkel destinations are subject to change or may re-route due to weather and sea conditions.

• All no-shows or tours cancelled within 24 hours of check-in time is a 100% charge of full fare. Larger groups of 6 or more have a 7 day (1 week) cancellation policy.

• There is a late rescheduling fee (24 hours prior to check in) of $25 per person.

64stacieb wrote a review

Amazing day trip!

First off, the NaPali Coast was nothing short of awe inspiring. Second, the office staff was fantastic. Friendly, helpful and informative. Third, the crew on our boat was phenomenal. What a truly great way to spend an afternoon in Kauai. Friendly, easy to be around, knowledgeable, helpful. The dinner they served was great. Everything about this boat trip was exceptional and i highly recommend it!