Napali Snorkel Sail

Napali Snorkel Sail

Duration 5 Hours

Adults $240

Children 5-12 $220

Check in at 7:30 a.m. (varies by season)
For safety, no children under 5 allowed on this tour

Experience snorkeling and true trade-wind catamaran sailing on Kauai’s Napali Coast! Breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included in this action-packed adventure for the whole family.

Say yes to adventure and get ready for an activity-filled morning on our exclusive Napali snorkel & sail tour. We invite you to go sailing on our Kauai-built catamaran named, Leila. To top off the experience we will go snorkeling and voyage to Kauai’s world-famous Napali Coast! Breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snorkel gear are all included in this fun, exciting, action-packed tour for the whole family.

Here at Holo Holo Charters, we get really fired up about sailing and we believe it’s something everyone should experience. So, we invite you to come sail with us, on our gorgeous 50-foot sailing catamaran to the Napali Coast! It’s difficult to overstate the profound impact that sailing has had on humanity, and we can hardly imagine the bravery and brilliance of the Polynesians that navigated by the stars and sailed their way across the Pacific, reaching Hawaii over 1,800 years ago. Get a small sample of that experience on our modern sailing vessel.

There’s plenty of room to spread out on Leila; you can sit on the benches, lean on the rails or lay out on the nets (weather permitting). You’ll notice that Leila has long, skinny hulls and a low center of gravity. These factors not only look excellent, but they also provide superior stability and comfort in comparison to boats with a top-heavy, double-deck design. Leila also has two bathrooms, for everyone’s convenience.

Once on board, we’ll set up a continental breakfast to enjoy as we motor west and north, beginning our incredible Napali boat tour. Your captain and crew will point things out along the way and narrate the journey with the impressive facts, history, stories, and legends of the fascinating Napali Coast. Every day on the Napali is a unique blessing, and she will charm you with her nai’a (dolphins), honu (turtles), her steep, dramatic pali (cliffs), wailele (waterfalls), anuenue (rainbows) and so much more. Photo opportunities abound so make sure you bring your camera!

Somewhere along Kauai’s coast, depending on the ocean conditions, your captain will use his or her discretion and pick out the optimal snorkeling location for the day. We also provide all of the snorkel gear you need; including fins, goggles and flotation devices. We’ll give you some snorkeling best-practices as well, so you can feel confident and have the best time in the water.

When you’re booted and suited and ready to get your snorkel on, there’s no better way to enter the water than by going down Leila’s waterslide! It makes for one of the most memorable, family-friendly things to do on Kauai. As long as conditions permit, we’ll hang and enjoy the snorkel session for about fifty (50) minutes, so take a few trips down the waterslide and spend some time getting to know the underwater world.

We’ve got some tasty, locally made lunch with all the fixings, to keep your belly full as you fill up on memories and quality time with your loved ones. Water, juices and sodas are provided throughout the day, but only after snorkeling we can start enjoying beers, wine and seltzers for those that care for a midday adult beverage. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? We totally get it, and we got you covered.

After snorkeling and sightseeing is typically the best time for your crew to raise the main and unfurl the jib. Your captain will kill the motors and swoosh, we’re sailing, and experiencing this ancient and beautiful custom of traveling by the power of the wind. This is no doubt Leila’s favorite part of the day; she’s definitely living her best life when she’s sailing on Kauai and especially when she’s sailing the Napali Coast!

Here’s the thing with sailing, if you’re heading downwind, you’re in heaven. Whereas, upwind can be a bit bumpy and wet. Leila is a motorized sailing catamaran, so we get the best of both world’s—we cruise on her motors upwind in the morning (much more comfortable!) and she sails later in the day, when we’re going downwind. Also, we need wind to sail, so if you end up on a rare day with no trade winds, it will make for a beautiful day on the water, but you’ll have to get your sailing fix in another day. When weather is cooperating, we typically get about thirty (30) minutes of true, trade-wind sailing.

Safely back at the dock in Port Allen, we’ll say aloha and let you carry on the afternoon with a little extra pep in your step–having just experienced one of the most refreshing, awe-inspiring and visually spectacular mornings of your life!

Your Tour Includes
See the Napali Coast, amazing marine life, and more!
Continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch
Soft drinks and water; wine and beer served after snorkeling
All snorkeling equipment and instruction
The chance to see humpback whales (peak season Dec-Apr

Continental Breakfast
Scrambled Eggs (Sautéed Veggies, Cheese): Vegetarian
Bakers Choice (Danishes, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Croissants, etc.): Contains Butter + Eggs
Fresh Seasonal Fruit: Vegan/GF
Medium Roast Coffee
Tea & Hot Water
[Served buffet style, to be served by 1 crew member]

Gourmet Deli-Style Lunch
Turkey + Cheddar Wrap or a Vegetarian GF Hummus Wrap
Somen Salad: Vegetarian
Veggie Crudite: Vegan/GF
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Vegan/GF
Ranch: Vegetarian
Chocolate Chip Cookies & Oatmeal Craisin Cookies: Contains Butter + Eggs
Beer and wine available after snorkeling
[Served buffet style, to be served by 1 crew member]
Tour Details
Check in at 7:00 a.m. at our Port Allen location (time varies by season).

Address: 4353 Waialo Rd #5a, Eleele, HI 96705

Tour length: 5 hours
For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 are allowed on this tour.

Note that tours often fill up 3 – 5 days in advance. Booking your tour early in your vacation window is a good idea in case the weather forces us to postpone your tour.

We recommend that all guest bring a light jacket and a towel with them for extra comfort in case the weather is not as warm as usual the day of the tour.

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.

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

With a sleek and modern state-of-the-art design, Leila sets a leisurely pace under motor and is the fastest sailing catamaran on Kauai when purely under sail. Designed for level sailing with no more than 10 degrees of “heel”, you won’t be sailing sideways.

This 50-foot long and 28-foot wide motorized sailing catamaran provides ample space to move around and slips quickly and smoothly through the water. Leila is Coast Guard certified to take 45 passengers, but we won’t exceed 37 which leaves ample space to move around and enjoy the adventure.

There’s plenty of dry storage space in the protected cabin area, with seating inside and outside on both the stern and bow. Two heads (restrooms) are available in the hulls of each side of the vessel, accessible via a short staircase.

A swim-step and underwater ladder are available for easy access into and out of the water or take the quicker route into the water via a waterslide off the stern of the vessel! There’s a freshwater shower on board to rinse off after your swim or snorkel.

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.

Danville, CA

Best cruise ever!

It started with a very helpful and informative reservation agent who gave us the complete lowdown and recommended the best day for our trip.The reservation process was easy even though we were booking several people and using 3 different credit cards.
From check in to boarding it went very smoothly. the boat was beautiful, clean and well outfitted.
The crew was friendly and informative giving us interesting facts about the coast and its history. Captain Kelly was fantastic, taking us all the way up the Na Pali coast even putting us under a waterfall.
Simply Amazing!!!

j abstitus
Tyringham, Massachusetts

Exciting ride, excellent crew

We went on a morning trip, roughly 7 am - 1 pm. The snorkeling was beautiful, we saw a sea turtle! The crew was excellent about setting up food, distributing snorkeling gear, making sure everyone had a drink, and keeping us all safe when the seas got a bit rough. They were true to their word - as soon as people stopped enjoying the waves, we turned around. We saw spinner dolphins, multiple whales (including a baby humpback!), and albatross. Delicious lunch as well. Such a great experience and well worth the money.