Capt. Andy's Na Pali Day Rafting Expedition in Kekaha, HI

Capt. Andy's Sailing, Inc.Kikiaola Small Boat HarborKekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
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An unforgettable five-and-a-half-hour experience in Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, the Capt. Andy's Na Pali Day Raft Expedition offers a half day full of exploring and encountering nature. Guests can see massive sea caves, majestic valleys, cascading waterfalls, and more, as well as explore a remote beach—Nualolo Kai—for snorkeling, hiking, walking and dining on a mouthwatering lunch provided.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kekaha, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 6 hours.
  • No children under 5 on raft.
  • Expert snorkeling instruction available.
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages provided.
  • Remote beach landing in summer months.
  • Snorkel a reef ecosystem that supported ancient Hawaiians.


from Capt. Andy's Na Pali Day Raft Expedition
An incredible 5½ to 6-hour expedition to Kauai's Na Pali Coast. We'll leave the modern world behind-darting in and out of sea caves, plunging under cascading waterfalls, and encountering the dramatic peaks and majestic valleys of the Na Pali Coast.

When conditions allow, we'll land on a remote beach (Nualolo Kai) for hiking, snorkeling, and a delicious lunch. Take a guided historical hike to the ruins of an 800-year-old Hawaiian fishing village. Explore the same thriving reef ecosystem that supported ancient Hawaiians.

Raft Warning: Due to the nature of the ride, Captain Andy's Raft Expeditions cannot accommodate pregnant women or people with bad backs, necks or recent injuries/surgeries and children under 6 years of age.

Tour Highlights:
  • Remote beach landing in summer months

  • Ancient Hawaiian village tour

  • Snorkel a reef ecosystem that supported ancient Hawaiians

  • See and learn about abundant wildlife

Included in Tour:
  • Expert snorkeling instruction

  • Soft silicone masks, “dry” snorkels, fins, and even corrective lenses!

  • Lunch, snacks, and beverages

  • Beverages: Provided throughout the tour.

Menu - Lunch Buffet:
  • Beverages: Provided throughout the tour.

  • Box Lunch: Smoked turkey, ham, and salami on freshly baked french bread, potato salad.

  • Dessert: Chocolate chip cookie.

Child rate for ages 6-12 (No children under 6 on rafts)

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Warrenville, Illinois
"Great adventure!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2017 NEW
Our family had the greatest time on the four hour rafting trip. Captain Ted and Makana were the best. Very helpful to all on board and made sure everyone was comfortable and having a great time. Snorkeling was great. Saw turtles, dolphins and even got lucky enough to see a whale. They even spent more time with us to let us try to catch better glimpses of the whales. We did not get to see the Napili coast since the conditions were bad there but the route we went was beautiful as well. Would definitely take another tour with them.
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Bismarck, North Dakota
"Na Pali Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2017 NEW
My wife and I took the Na Pali Coast tour with Captain Aaron and Robert on Monday November 13th. Overall, the trip was outstanding. Their relaxed attitude set the tone for the trip, while still making it clear that safety was a priority. Their introduction was thorough and set clear expectations for the trip. I'm sure Aaron has given the same speech/jokes hundreds of times, but his knowledge of the history of Hawai'i in general, and Kaua'i specifically, kept me engaged the whole time. Being able to see dolphins and sea turtles was an added bonus. I am merely an amateur boat driver, but Aaron's ability to back-up into sea caves and keep the boat steady while navigating fairly large waves was very impressive. Aaron and Robert both displayed the ability to drive the boat and made everyone feel comfortable. I would recommend Captain Andy's to anyone visiting Kaua'i.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Spectacular day- take your Dramamine"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2017 NEW
It’s an early start to the day and if your lucky like we were to have relatively calm seas you’ll see amazing things. We started with a snorkel stop where we saw sea turtles and tons of beautiful fish. En route to Na Pali we saw dolphins and whales. The coast itself. Amazing. The crew was great. Food on board was better than anticipated. I wouldn’t recommend for small kids. It’s not a smooth relaxing ride. There was one small child on the boat and she sat in the corner the whole ride. If you are prone to sea sickness take something- even if you’ve never been sick before. Better safe than barfing off the back of the boat. Which we saw at least 2 people doing.
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Peoria, Arizona
"Spectacular cruise with stunning views and 5-star dining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
Captain Andy's Na' Pali Dinner Sunset Sail is a thrilling and most-memorable experience! As the 65' Star-class catamaran sails along, you are treated to sweeping views of gorgeous beaches and towering cliffs. If you love thrilling rides and don't mind getting wet, grab a spot at the front of the bow. It's quite a rush to feel the wind and salt spray as the catamaran bounces across waves. If you prefer a more gentle ride, there is plenty of space at the stern. Of course, the views of the shore as well as any passing pods of spinner dolphins are great from any part of the boat. As the boat reaches the Na' Pali Coast, the captain will cut the engine and the crew hoists the sails. This time of silent-running is perfect for making sure you have plenty of snapshots of Kauai's magnificent Kalalau Valley. By the way... Crew members are always available and most willing to snap photos for you. After the photos have been snapped, the captain turns the catamaran and begins heading back. This is when dinner is served. Don't want to lose your spot at the bow? No worries. Crew members are delighted to bring your food. Both types of salads are fresh and very tasty. Throughout the first half of the cruise, the chef was preparing the grilled shrimp and filet mignon entree. Both were shear taste perfection. The steak was prepared perfectly and was so tender that it melted in my mouth. This delightful meal is then topped off with Key Lime Surprise cheesecake for dessert. Beverages available included mai tais, sneaky tikis, wine, beer, sodas, water and coffee. As sunset approaches, the captain once again cuts the engine. This is perhaps the most memorable part of the cruise. Watching the sun sink below the horizon after such an amazing meal is the perfect way to end the day. Life doesn't get much better than this.
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tom r
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Top Notch Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
We booked the Na Pali Snorkel BBQ Sail on Captain Andy's 65' Southern Star catamaran and had a great time. The captain and crew were engaging, friendly and informative during our six hour cruise. The sights along Kauai's Na Pali coast were nothing short of spectacular! We saw pods of spinner dolphins, sea turtles and flying fish. We had a very good BBQ lunch and any beverages we desired on our return run. We snorkeled for over an hour near Polihale State Park Beach. I would highly recommend Captain Andy's cruises.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Capt. Andy's Na Pali Day Raft Expedition

How long is the rafting expedition?
The trip is approximately 5.5 to 6 hours long dependent upon group size and weather conditions.

What is included in the admission price?

As part of the admissions price, guests receive an expert tour guide to lead the rafting, hiking, and snorkeling expeditions, lunch, beverages, snacks, snorkel equipment and instruction, and raft transportation.

Where does the tour depart from?

Rafting expeditions depart from Kikaola Harbor.

How many people can fit in a raft?

What should I wear and bring?
Passengers should wear their bathing suits and bring a towel, sunscreen, and cover up clothing.

What safety measures are in place for the raft rides?

For the safety of our passengers, we do not allow pregnant women, those with back and/or neck injuries, those that recently received surgery, or children under the age of 6 to participate in the rafting expedition.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

The raft captains are skilled in tracking weather patterns and knowing when to cancel a tour for the safety of the groups. If by chance a tour is canceled due to weather conditions the option to reschedule or receive a full refund is available.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.