Na Pali Coast Scenic Snorkel Adventure




Na Pali Coast Scenic Snorkel Adventure

West Side-Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor

Duration 4-4.5 Hours

Morning and Afternoon Tours

7:30Am or 12:45PM

Afternoon tours available May1st through September 31st

Adult: $175
Child: $139
Kamaina Adults $149
Please bring your local Hawaii ID to verify discount at check in

Private Charter: $7500


NA PALI COAST MORNING ADVENTURE TOUR
Check-In Time: 7:00 AM
Boat leaves: 7:30 AM
Boat returns: 12:00 PM
Our 7:30 am Na Pali Coast Power Catamaran tour has a 7:00 am check-in at the Kikiaola Boat Harbor. As we begin our journey toward the beautiful Na Pali Coast, you will have the opportunity to experience Hawaii’s amazing marine wildlife including dolphins, sea turtles, and in the right season – Humpback Whales!

Once we reach the coastline, our captains will amaze you as they take you up close to waterfalls and sea caves atthe base of Kauai’s 3,500 ft tall sea cliffs. You will hear about the amazing history of the Na Pali Coast, stopping at the best possible photo spots to capture this once in a lifetime experience. Once we have journeyed to the end of the 17 mile Na Pali Coast in our state of the art Power Catamaran, our adventure will continue to Makole, our pristine snorkeling spot along the base of the Na Pali Coast. You will experience a wonderful blue ocean snorkel complete with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) and a vast array of beautiful reef fish.

By 12:00 PM you will be back at the harbor. We provide drinks and light snacks along with quality snorkeling gear.

 

NA PALI COAST AFTERNOON SCENIC ADVENTURE
Check-In Time: 12:15 PM
Boat leaves: 12:45 PM
Boat returns: 4:45 PM
Our Na Pali Coast tour has a 12:15 PM check-in at the Kikiaola boat harbor with a 12:45 PM departure.

A four hour afternoon escape from reality. Join us for a scenic tour of the breathtaking Na Pali Coast. Explore the historic coastline and get up close and personal to the waterfalls and sea caves that it has to offer. Listen in on the amazing history of the Na Pali Coast while watching the dolphins swim just below you. You won't want to miss this!
* There will be no snorkeling included in the itinerary of this tour*
By 4:45 PM you will be back at the harbor. We provide drinks and lights snacks.

Amenities include:

2 Full sized bathrooms
Cushioned seats
Fresh Water Shower
Canopy for shade
Smoother ride
Swim steps for easy on and off after snorkeling
"Snorkel if you choose or just hang out in paradise."

 

Blue Ocean will not allow any persons with pre-existing physical injuries or conditions, other conditions, AS WELL as PREGNANT women as the activities may pose an additional danger to such.

 

Our Scenic & Snorkeling Power Catamaran Tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy and experience the Na Pali Coast without the physically strenuous parts of our Zodiac Raft Tour.

“Marina A” is the Fastest “Large Scale” Catamaran that departs from Kikiaola Boat Harbor, The closest boat harbor to the Na Pali Coast.

Measuring 48 feet in length, with 4 monstrous Yamaha Engines, our vessel provides 1,000 horsepower and cruising speeds of 30 knots.

Our Vessel features two FULL sized restrooms, a fresh water shower, padded seats with handle bars, a shade canopy, a front bow viewing deck and Kaua’i’s best Captains & Crew.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a ride- along rate?

Space is Limited as we keep our groups small. Non-snorkelers are welcome on the trip, but there is no reduced ticket price if you choose not to snorkel.

 

Boat Details

Na Pali Catamaran

This Na Pali Coast Power Catamaran Tour is a high speed vessel that cuts through waves and allows for the most stability for our customers. Our 48-foot Catamaran “Marina A” Is high bridged allowing our guests to feel less motion from waves than catamarans lower to the surface of the ocean.

 


Our Scenic & Snorkeling Power Catamaran Tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy and experience the Na Pali Coast without the physically strenuous parts of our Zodiac Raft Tour.

“Marina A” is the Fastest “Large Scale” Catamaran that departs from Kikiaola Boat Harbor, The closest boat harbor to the Na Pali Coast.

Measuring 48 feet in length, with 4 monstrous Yamaha Engines, our vessel provides 1,000 horsepower and cruising speeds of 30 knots.

Our Vessel features two FULL sized restrooms, a fresh water shower, padded seats with handle bars, a shade canopy, a front bow viewing deck and Kaua’i’s best Captains & Crew.

Disclaimer

This is an adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. It may not be suitable for some folks (all physically challenged individuals are subject to captain’s discretion).
Not recommended for individuals who have/had back problems, recent injuries or surgeries, or suffer from severe motion sickness (no refunds are given for seasickness). Seasickness is best prevented with an over-the-counter remedy.
No expectant mothers.
Children must be 5 years or older.
All tour routes and destinations are subject to change without notice. Ocean conditions can and will sometimes turn rough. Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions.
Cancelled tours by Holo Holo Charters are fully refundable or gladly rescheduled.
“No shows” or any cancellation within 24-hours of check-in time is subject to a 100% charge of the total fare including tax.
We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
We reserve the right to refuse service.
We do not land on shore.
Non-swimmers are not allowed in the water.
Full-face snorkel masks are not allowed; guests are required to use traditional two-piece snorkel and mask sets.
If you do not have your prescribed medication with you, i.e. Inhalers, EpiPens, diabetic medication and/or any other daily medications, you must reschedule your tour for another day.
No smoking of any kind, including electronic cigarettes.
You should bring your own towels, sunscreen, a light jacket and a camera. We will provide everything else.
All tours are “Bare-Foot”. Passengers will remove their shoes prior to boarding. Only orthopedic/diabetic exceptions will be made at captain’s direction.
Alcohol will be served only after snorkeling on applicable tours. If passenger will be consuming alcoholic beverages an ID will be required on the vessel.
No coolers or drones/unmanned aircraft allowed on-board.
Spray-on/aerosol sunscreen is a safety hazard and may not be used on-board the vessel. We encourage using reef-friendly sunscreens.
Our vessels are equipped with sensitive marine heads (toilets) that clog easily. Do not flush anything other than what your body produces and the toilet paper we provide.
Please use Holo Holo parking lot only or your car will be towed.
Hanalei Departures: Due to vessel transfers, guests should be prepared to wade in the water and be able to assist themselves onto vessel.
Holo Holo Charters – COVID-19 Guest Policies

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.
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.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your tour you forfeit your money and there are no refunds.

If you call 48 hours in advance and need to cancel or move your tour we will do our best to reschedule your tour date and time. If we are unable to find a date or time that works we will refund your money within 90 days.

If the minimum number of passengers (which is 6) are not registered within 24 of the tour it could be canceled. You will be contacted at that time and either attempt to rescheduled, if the tour cannot be rescheduled you will be given a full refund (within 90 days).

Weather Policy: Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather. The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, we may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If we cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) if no reschedule tour is available the funds will be refunded within 3-10 business days.

 

What is the South Shore reroute?

The south shore is home to beautiful reefs that provide a home for some 200 or so indigenous Hawaiian marine species. You will have the opportunity to spot wonderful coral reefs, colorful reef fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and much more!

What types of marine life will we see?

Can we touch the animals?

We maintain a respectful distance from humpback whales and follow all state and federal requirements. All other marine life we get you as close as possible and in the water with them when it makes sense. Our goal is to allow you to be as close as possible. We let tourists swim with them ... the only thing you are not allowed to do is harass them via chasing them, cornering them, or touching them. Our captain's put you in the direct path of the sea life and were they are swimming and having you get in the water is common place and very exciting because more often then not the spinners will interact with the snorkelers and swim under and around them.

Is the snorkeling gear provided? Can I bring my own?

Yes, all of the gear is included in the price of your ticket. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but there will be no discount on the ticket price. If you would like to bring your own gear, Blue Ocean Adventure Tours can supplement what you may need and we always carry on board spare masks and snorkels.

 

How long will we be in the water?

We spend more time in the water than other boats on the island. Again we let nature rule the show, but will often spend 45 minutes or more at each snorkel site.

What should I wear/bring?

We recommend wearing a bathing suit with a couple of extra layers on for the ride over to the snorkeling or whale watching sites. We provide a dry bag for your personal belongings; just bring whatever you would need at the beach! Don’t forget a towel, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen!

Do I need to know how to swim?

It is recommended that you have the desire to float and view marine life, we cannot create the desire to snorkel. Relaxing is the most important snorkel tip of all time!   You will also have personalized instruction in the water.

Is there public parking available at the meeting place?

Yes, parking is available at the meeting location, on the right hand side of the main road by the coconut trees.  

 




Carrie F wrote a review
 

Wildlife and fun!

We saw so much wildlife it was incredible. We saw both bottlenose dolphins and spinner dolphins a stingray monk seal and lots of turtles. The snorkel spot they took us to was incredible and the kids had an absolute blast on the slide. The staff were courteous and our whole family from teen to grammar school children had an amazing time! Would recommend this trip and this big fun boat to anyone who comes to Kauai. Will definitely come back as soon as the whales are in season.
 
 
 

Nathalie K wrote a review

The best part of our trip to Kauai!


Cruising the Na Pali Coast on the catamaran with Blue Ocean Adventure Tours was the best part of our trip to Kauai! The boarding process was smooth and we were provided with dry bags to keep everything in perfect shape. As soon as we set out the view was absolutely gorgeous, and it only got better as we went along! We were joined by multiple pods of dolphins who swam around the boat...magical! There are no words to describe the majestic Na Pali coast! I have travelled all over the world, and this is one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen.
The crew members (Maka and Mikey) as well as the fearless Captain Cody were a delight to spend the day with! They took such good care of us, making sure we had all the food and drinks we might want and providing us with snorkeling equipment. Lunch was delicious.
Snorkeling at the base of the sea cliffs was fantastic! We swam with turtles and fish, and enjoyed the beautiful coral reef. Boating in and out of the caves was crazy! We also had so much fun going off the slide at the front of the boat. It was truly the adventure of a lifetime. Thank you for an unforgettable cruise!