Kauai Sea Tours - Na Pali Half Day Raft Snorkel Adventure in Kauai, HI

Kauai Sea Tours4353 Waialo Rd Ste 2b-3bEleele, Kauai, HI 96705
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Overview

An exciting five-hour rafting experience in the Na Pali coast, Kauai Sea Tours’ Na Pali Half Day Raft Snorkel Adventure offers views of stunning waterfalls and sea caves, playful encounters with dolphins, turtles and whales (seasonal), quality narration, incredible photo opportunities, snorkeling gear, instruction and experience under the watchful eye of a professional crew, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Eleele, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 5.5 hours.
  • Check-in is promptly at 7:15 am with an 8:00 am departure.
  • A deli lunch is provided.
  • Bring sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Tour does not include a beach landing.

Description

from Kauai Sea Tours - Na Pali Half Day Raft Snorkel Adventure
This 5 - 5 1/2 hour adventure to NaPali takes you everywhere you'd go on the Day Tour with the exception of a beach landing. Travel under the waterfalls and into sea caves when conditions permit, encounter playful dolphins, turtles, whales(in season) and more. Watching dolphins skim the waves before you is an experience you'll always remember.

When conditions allow, the raft will choose to snorkel at Nu`alolo Kai one of the best reefs on Kauai. Inaccessible from land, you can only reach this area by small vessels (conditions permitting) and passengers swim and snorkel from the boat. Dive in to snorkel over tropical reefs under the watchful eye of our crew. All gear and instructions are provided.

Witness excellent sunset views and end this perfect day of adventure with unparalleled photo opportunities.

Menu: Gourmet deli lunch prepared sandwiches, fresh fruit, chips, and homemade cookies. Juices, soft drinks, and bottled water also served.

All activities are at your own risk, rafting is best suited for the physically fit, outdoor adventurer.

Check-in time is 7:15 AM daily.
1:30 PM departure from June through August.

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PNWmtns
Seattle, Washington
"Na Pali Deluxe Catamaran Snorkel - plus dolphins"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
We had an incredible experience with Kauai Sea Tours. The crew were all very friendly, fun, and educational. The tour starts with a buffet breakfast inside the cabin. There is a good selection of baked goods, coffee, and juice. Despite the number of people on the boat, it never felt overcrowded. There are plenty of places to stand or sit and have a good view of the coast. We were fortunate to spot the first humpback whale (tale splash and all) of the season as well as a monk seal in the water! We also toured with spinner dolphins for a good portion of the boat ride. The views of the coast are incredible. The snorkeling is weather dependent. We were fortunate to have our crew find a safe place to snorkel toward the end of the trip since a swell had come in earlier that was unexpected. The visibility wasn't great, but we saw some fish. In case anyone's worried, one of the crew members gets in the water with everyone who chooses to snorkel or just swim and puts out a paddleboard as a visible, safety precaution. They provide snorkels, masks, and fins, so you don't need to bring anything. At the end of the snorkel, they disinfect everything in a bleach solution. Lunch is a deli buffet so you can choose what to put on your sandwich. For vegetarians, you can make a cheese, tomato, and lettuce sandwich if you wish. They also had pasta salad. After the snorkeling, the bar opens. Drinks are included in the price of the tour, so feel free to enjoy them. They had mai tais, beers, and wine. Oh yeah, non alcoholic drinks were available too. The crew came around the decks and served cookies and additional drinks too! The captain enjoyed playing music according to what we saw or he talked about. He was a lot of fun. Overall, the tour provided great service, views, and information.
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CLG49
"Na Pali Sunset Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 02, 2017 NEW
We took the Sunset Dinner Cruise a couple of weeks ago when the sea was very choppy. The Captain was clear that this would be more of an adventure than a cruise - he was right. Nevertheless he negotiated the waters brilliantly and we were able to see the whole of the stunning Na Pali coastline and we came home with some wonderful memories. The crew were excellent and took great care to ensure that everyone stayed safe as well as acting as great hosts. Drinks were plentiful, the food was good. We had an unexpected sighting of spinner dolphins who aren't usually around in the afternoon. Thank you for an excellent tour.
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Kaustubh P
"Fantastic experience..!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 31, 2017 NEW
We took the sunset dinner cruise and loved every moment of it. We saw dolphins, whale breeding (first sighting of the season as confirmed by the crew), fantastic na pali coastline and a romantic view of the sunset while on board a 55 ft catamaran..!! Crew was friendly and very helpful..Special mention for Cameron..!!
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power92663
Newport Beach, California
"When the Captain says...."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 27, 2017 NEW
“We have a conundrum” I highly suggest you go with heading south to snorkel. The issue was a very large swell that would heavily impact our ability to do much of this excursion. The captain said we may not land on the beach, or snorkel, or have lunch, or get even remotely close to the coastline. He took a vote for going to Na Pali or heading south and the few people who spoke up opted for Na Pali. Little did we know we would be relentlessly pounded for 3 hours in 20’ swells, and no I’m not mistaken with that number they were massive 20 foot rollers (per the Captain) that we were navigating in a Zodiac which took constant diligence from the Captain as well as all of us holding on tightly and always looking for the next wave. I want to stress that it was the groups choice to go North but we certainly had no idea what we were in for. Quite frankly it was 4 hours of simply the most uncomfortable not fun in the least adventure. Both my girlfriend and I wanted nothing more than to be back on shore and out of this disaster but neither of us were saying it so as to support the other. The further and further we headed towards Na Pali the more I dreaded the return trip. The highlight (yes there was a highlight) was in the first 45 minutes when we happened upon the dolphin pod and the babies were spinning delightfully into the air, the sea turtles were great too. After that it was a major bummer. So after 3.5 to 4 hours of misery we passed the harbor just briefly to check the one last “Hail Mary” spot as the Captain put it to snorkel and it was a bust as well. So back to the harbor to eat our lunch on a picnic table back at the strip mall. I want to stress I’m not ripping on Kauai Sea Tours as Mother Nature can be a b_tch sometimes and that’s how it goes but part of me does wish that El Capitan had just told us it was a no go on account of the bat sh_t crazy waves we were going to encounter. If the weather and swell are good this trip would be incredible just not this time. Good luck!
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clairecU691VD
"I do love this tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 25, 2017 NEW
It is over my expectation and imagination. The crews are professional to serve and take care of you. This is definitely the best angle to see Napali Coast. You could take time to enjoy the scenery, have some cheese, fruit and wine. I have awesome experience and will recommend all my friends to join this tour. Besides, I have a nice dinner and perfect sunset moment as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Sea Tours - Na Pali Half Day Raft Snorkel Adventure

What animals will I see on my adventure?
Passengers will see all sorts of native animals including dolphins, sea turtles, and whales (when in season).

Are meals included in my ticket price?
Yes. Passengers receive gourmet deli lunch prepared sandwiches, fresh fruit, chips, and homemade cookies - juices, soft drinks and bottled water.

How long is the trip?
The trip lasts approximately 5 to 5.5 hours.

When are trips available?
Check in time is at 7:15 AM daily and 1:30 PM departure from June-August.

What should I wear?
Passengers should wear beach attire and bathing suits. Sunglasses and a hat are recommended.

What else should I bring?
Passengers should bring a towel, sunscreen, and a camera if desired.

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.