Na Pali Kai III Snorkel Excursion
West Side-Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor
Duration 5 Hours
Morning and Afternoon Tours
$139 Child (3-12 years old)
$5,049 Private Charter (up to 38 passengers)
Duration 5 Hours
Morning and Afternoon Tours
Join us on a Na Pali Coast tour aboard the 49 foot catamaran the Na Pali Kai III.
Tour the Na Pali coast, one of the Top 10 Wonders of the World in comfort and style on our custom powered 49ft. catamaran. Relax and enjoy aboard our spacious deck with comfortable seating and a restroom for your convenience. Experience Na Pali with descendants of the Na Pali coast. Our family is proud to be one of the last native Hawaiians who lived and farmed taro in Kalalau valley. Our knowledgeable and friendly Captain and Crew will take you on a personalized tour into a pristine natural environment sharing the legends, local lore, and natural history that have been passed on for generations. Explore sea caves and snorkel at one of the islands best beaches, Nu’alolo Kai. It's warm clear water has an abundance of amazing sea life.
The trip departs from Kikiaola Harbor and we start the cruise by exploring the rugged cliffs that line Kauai’s scenic Na Pali coast and hopefully catch sight of the dolphins that often swim alongside the boat. Once at sea we will ride along the Polihale shoreline to glimpse the pristine beaches and abundant vegetation that scale the surrounding ridges. As we continue pass the waterfalls that scatter along the Kalalau Valley, we will eventually make our way to several coastal caves for a bit of exploring. To end the trip we will spend an hour enjoying lunch, relaxing, and taking some time to snorkel the crystal-clear waters.
Local Deli Style Lunch choices of Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Vegetarian, snacks, Local Juices, soft drinks are included in your trip! We typically will enjoy lunch near the end of the trip when we take a break to snorkel. Alcohol will not be served, however you are welcome to bring it along but can only consume alcoholic beverages after snorkeling for safety reasons
Morning Tour Check in @ 8:00 am; 8:30 am Departure
Afternoon Tour Check in @ 1:30 pm; 2:00 pm Departure
Gourmet Deli Lunch, Chips & cookies
Complete top of the line snorkel equipment
Cold beverages mix of local juices, bottled water and a mix of soft drinks
Fresh Water Shower
Children must be at least 3 years of age.
Pregnancies are allowed ONLY with an approved doctors note up to 22 weeks.
Up to 32 passengers
Snacks and Cold Drinks
Top Snorkel Equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
We provide about 1 hour for snorkeling and Lunch. We plan to snorkel at Makole, Ke’e Beach (tunnels) Nualolo Kai or Kekaha and Kaumakani if the surf is up along the Napali Coast.
The 49 foot catamaran the Na Pali Kai III. This vessel is equipped with powerful twin 315 hp Cummins diesel engines with Sea Fury surface drives that give a fast and comfortable ride.
This boat is said to be the most comfortable vessel touring the Na Pali coast at this time.
With all the modern amenities such as a large snorkel platform, fresh water showers, a spacious restroom, and forward facing cushioned and shaded seating, you will travel in comfort as you view the incredible scenery.
Daily west-side departures from the closest commercial boat harbor, Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, offers the calmest sea conditions, longer snorkeling sessions, more time along the Na Pali, and the closest route to the Na Pali Coast Park.
Yes! We have a canopy that provides shade and there’s cushioned seating as well. We have open deck seating, all forward facing and open air. You may choose to relax in our shaded and cushioned seats, or ride in the warm tropical sun on the padded deck seating. Expect the sun to shine in from the sides of the boat as they are open. Therefore, we’d still recommend sunscreen.
All customers will receive a full refund canceling within the following timeframes. 24 hour cancellation notice is required for parties of 3 or less. 48 hour cancellation notice is required for parties of 4-6. 72 hour cancellation notice is required for parties of 7 and up, including all private charters. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price. If you don't show up, or want to reschedule at the last minute, there is a rebooking fee. We will charge half the cost of your original reservation to reschedule or rebook.
Dolphins are wild animals, so there are no guarantees that we will see any. However, our guides have lots of experience and knowledge about the tides and the places they like to inhabit, so it’s rare that we don’t see any.
Typically, we will see a variety of wildlife including both Spinner and Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, dozens of fish species, coral reefs, and even the occasional Hawaiian green sea turtle’s.
Yes! Experience all of the sea caves, such as Pirates Cave (Waiahuakua), Rainbow Falls, and the famous Honopu Archway where King Kong, Six Days Seven Nights, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more famous movies were filmed. We take you right into the sea caves (open ceiling cave, Pirates Cave and more) as long as the ocean allows us to.
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.
Pack like you are going to be spending the day at the beach! We suggest wearing swimwear or beachwear. It might also be a good idea to bring hats, towels, light sweater and sunscreen. We provide cold drinks, a deli lunch, fruits & snacks.
It is recommended that you know how to swim when snorkeling. However, we do provide flotation gear for those who do not know how to swim.
Not all passengers wants to snorkel, its not unusual as we have none-swimmers daily. You get to relax on the boat while watching some of the fishes next the boat, having a talk with the Captains or Crew that’s on board and having your lunch at the same time, it can be relaxing and fun while no passengers are on the boat.
Since we’re the only tour company in the area who allow pregnant women to participate (depending on weather conditions), we require a written consent from a doctor. Pregnant women should consult with their doctors before participating, check the weather conditions, and bring the doctor’s consent upon check-in.
Amazing tour and guides!
This was an amazing tour. Cam and Tony were so knowledgeable and truly loved sharing their love of the Na Poli coast and all that is Kauai and Hawaii. They were fun and funny. Cam did a great job of getting us up close and personal with some beautiful caves and waterfalls. We got to see dolphins and whales and even captured a few good pics of the dolphins. We would definitely take this tour again!
Incredible day and we didn’t get soaked like the pontoon boaters! Very comfortable and not a bad seat to be had. You can only see the magnificent Na’Pali coast from sea or air so this is must do! We were out for a little shy of 5hrs, saw multiple whales, families of dolphins and even a flying fish! Lunch was quite good and consisted of a large sandwich of your choice, condiments, beverage, chips, and a cookie. Snorkel gear was provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Crew was friendly and informative. Highly recommend!