Kauai Sea Tours - Na Pali Coast Beach Landing Day Raft Adventure in Eleele, HI

Kauai Sea Tours4353 Waialo Rd Ste 2b-3bEleele, Kauai, HI 96705
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An ultimate six-hour adventure rafting tour of the Na Pali coast, the Kauai Sea Tours’ Na Pali Coast Beach Landing Day Raft Adventure offers an exciting experience exploring sea caves, encountering playful dolphins, visiting famous movie locations, spending time at the Nualolo Kai beach, hiking through an ancient Hawaiian village, snorkeling, dining on a gourmet picnic lunch, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Eleele, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 6 hours.
  • Picnic lunch included in adventure.
  • Bring sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Don’t forget your camera for the unparalleled photo opportunities.


from Kauai Sea Tours - Na Pali Coast Beach Landing Day Raft Adventure
This is a six hour ultimate adventure raft tour that explores all the "nooks and crannies" of NaPali in all of its majesty! Under the waterfalls and into sea caves when conditions permit, encounter playful dolphins, turtles, famous movie locations and more. We explore the coast and experience a very special cultural site, it is much more then your typical snorkel tour.

A Real beach landing at Nualolo Kai (on NaPali), we are fortunate to be able to land you at the site of this ancient Hawaiian fishing village. Passengers can take a guided narrated hike through the ancient village, enjoy great snorkeling and a gorgeous beach to bask in the sun!

The menu includes a gourmet deli picnic lunch of freshly made sandwiches, tropical fruits, chips and fresh baked cookies with bottled water, juices, and soft drinks.

Come prepared for the beauty, the motion and the ocean. We recommend beach attire and a coverup. All activities are at your own risk, rafting is best suited for the physically fit, outdoor adventurer. We cannot allow pregnant women or those with serious health concerns, recent surgery, or history of back injury to participate.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Kristin D.
San Diego , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"An awesome, exciting, Kauai adventure!"
May, 2018
We knew we wanted to do a boat trip of the Napali Coast, but we aren’t really catamaran type people. We did one maybe 15 years ago and it was a bit boring. Found this zodiac trip and it far exceeded our expectations! Boat ride was bumpy at times and you get spayed a little by the waves, but we loved it! You sit on the edge of the boat and hold onto the ropes. They have gloves it you feel like you need them, but no one on our trip did and everyone’s hands were fine. Our 8 year old daughter didn’t have a probably holding on, but I always keep an arm behind her, just in case. Sky, our epic captain, took us in the sea caves, which we were amazing! We landed on a beach on the Na Pali Coast and Jamie gave us a tour of some historic Hawaiian sites. She’s a native Kauaian who works with a preservation society restoring the Napali Coast. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide! SO knowledgeable! Next we had a picnic lunch and then went snorkeling at the reef we landed at. That was one thing I particularly liked, that we snrokled by the shore, rather than deeper in the ocean. My husband and daughter are not comfortable in very deep water. The views of the Napali coast were gorgeous. Plenty of photo opportunities of the coast, dolphins, and sea turtles! Would definitely do this trip again! Wear lists of sunscreen, a sun shirt and make sure your hat can tie on. Otherwise, don’t bother wearing it. It will blow right off!
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Tip: No recent surgeries or pregnant women allowed due to its bumpy nature.

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Christie Shimabuku
Honolulu, HI
6 Reviews
"Amazing Rafting Experience"
September, 2016
Definitely a must do when on Kauai. The Capt. and crew were fun and entertaining; views of the waterfalls and caves were stunning. An overall wonderful experience.
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Tip: Not recommended for those with back or neck issues.

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S Gurtler
1 Review
"Highly recommend"
September, 2015
We are a family of 4 age 18 to 57- we thoroughly enjoyed the adventure. The ride on the raft was definitely exciting and not for anyone with back or neck issues. The landing on the beach was enjoyable and the snorkeling was good as well. Jake and our Captain were informative and added the aloha to the trip. We have visited Kauai many times and this will be one of our highlights for years to come.
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Tip: Again, not for anyone with back or neck issues- you will be sorry.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Williamsburg, Virginia
"A Whale of a Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2019 NEW
Departing from Port Allen on a 65’ catamaran my wife and I and approximately 40 other folks embarked on our dedicated 2 hour whale watching adventure. We were not disappointed. We listened with an underwater hydrophone to capture whale sounds but were not successful. However, the captain played a previous recording that seemed to attract the whales. We were fortunate to sight a number of whales, including one energetic fellow who put on a continuous tail slapping show. Friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating crew. Various soft drinks, beer, mai tai’s and appetizers, including cookies at the end. A truly delightful time.
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Providence, Rhode Island
"Napoli coast rafting tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
Our family of 5, 3 young adult children, went on a rafting tour yesterday and we had a great time. We were told the raft could accommodate 14 people but we were the only ones on the tour. Chris, the captain was very knowledgeable and Noah the first mate was very friendly and accommodating. The water was a little rough but Chris assured us safety was the priority and for this reason we were unable to go into the caves. We saw the Napoli coast from a perspective we would never have been able to see from a helicopter. We also saw a few whales and a sea turtle while we were out. It was a fun 1/2 day excursion and I highly recommend Kauai Sea Tours!
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
"Shoreline cruise not a whale watching cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2019 NEW
This is described as a whale watching trip, but it is a booze cruise. We went along the coast and heard some things about the coast and then went out a bit and headed back to the harbor and watched for whales. The description says learn about whale biology, and behavior. Not one thing was mentioned about whales. This was a shoreline cruise, which is fine but do not call it a whale watching cruise call it a shore line cruise. The attendants on the boat were awesome though and the only reason I gave two stars. I let the hotel activity desk know the difference in the cruises.
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Courtney M
San Mateo, California
"Know what you're signing up for! Adventure, Speed, and Swells!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2019 NEW
I booked this without doing too much research - I was told it was an adventure tour with snorkeling and thought "Sure!". I have no idea how much of an adventure it was going to be! The boat is a 24' Rubber Boat like what you see the Navy seals use. There are no seats - you sit on the edge and stick your toes underneath a rope on the floor of the boat, and there are a few ropes running along the side that you can hold on to. And then within the first 5 minutes off you go - Zooooomm out to sea! We lucked out with calm, clear morning weather (departure about 7:30am) and I was still shocked at how big the swells were and how bouncy the ride was! They're not kidding when they say you need to be fit, and have no back, neck, or knee problems. It's crazy out there! We cruised for about 45 minutes from Port Allen heading west. Beautiful view of Hanalei and some military bases, and missile testing site.... But the bumps and waves are continuous pretty much the whole time. We ended up around at the north shore at the beginning of the Na'Pali coast - we lucked out and saw dolphins and monk seals and a huge Turtle! But even on this calm day the waves rocked us, so every time we stopped I got seasick. No one's fault but my own, but simply a word of warning if you are slightly susceptible it will probably happen to you on this trip (I did take preventative pills and wear a motion sickness watch,..I tried!). But getting up that close to the coastline was spectacular - you can see into the valleys and waterfalls, and we even went into two sea caves. We stopped for some snorkeling (underwhelming, simply boulders and about 15 fish), sandwiches and potatoe chip lunch. The cruise back to Port Allen takes about 90 minutes back onto bumpy swells - we ventured quite a bit offshore the attempt to see humpback whales and we were successful! A mama and baby in the distance - very cool to see. Then we head back into the big swells and waves returning into the marina - a few passengers were really getting into it and loving the adrenaline rush, riding "cowboy style" with one hand up in the air! (I was not quite as brave and held on with both hands at all times, ha!) They still earned four stars as the captain Sky and first mate Nono were wonderful! Courteous, funny, entertaining, etc.
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Araceli E
"Cheee-hoo! So much fun, an experience of a lifetime!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2018 NEW
Such an amazing way to experience the Na'Pali coast and see the magic that it holds! It took a while to reach Na'Pali but it was so worth it and the views were breathtaking! Because we went in Dec it was whale season and we also some turtles and dolphins. The tour guides were great and it was so much fun! Definitely wear comfortable close as this is not a fancy dinner cruise. Our group sat up top but I wandered off to the front of the boat for the views and picture-taking; we did hit one big wave that soaked us and also resulted in a woman slipping and falling - be ready for anything and hold on! They kept the drinks rolling which was nice and they offered info as we passed by notable parts of the island- good tunes too! The dinner was basic but appreciated nonetheless; if you're gluten-free or have any allergies definitely pack your own snacks. Otherwise this was an incredible experience and would definitely do it again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Sea Tours - Na Pali Coast Beach Landing Day Raft Adventure

How long is the tour?
The Na Pali Coast Beach Landing Day Raft Adventure is approximately 6 to 6.5 hours long.

How far in advance should I book my adventure?
These tours book up fast! Be sure to book your raft adventure ASAP.

When should I arrive for the rafting adventure?
Check-in begins promptly at 6:15 am with departure at approximately 7:00 am.

What should I wear and/or bring?
We recommend that guests wear beach attire and bring items such as a towel, hat, sunglasses, and a coverup.

What is included in the meal?
Guests are treated to a gourmet deli picnic lunch of freshly made sandwiches, tropical fruits, chips and fresh baked cookies with bottled water, juices, and soft drinks.

Are there physical restrictions for the tour?
Yes. Guests understand that all activities are at their own risk and rafting is best suited for the physically fit, outdoor adventurer. All guests must sign a waiver prior to boarding.

Pregnant women or those with serious health concerns, recent surgery, or history of back injury are not permitted to participate in the raft tour.