Capt. Andy's Southern Star Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail in Ele'ele, HI

4353 Waialo Road, Ste. 1A-2AEle'ele, Kauai, HI 96705
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Offered by Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures, the Southern Star Na Pali Dinner Sunset Sail features four hours of unforgettable sailing aboard a 65-foot luxury catamaran, complete with a delicious dinner and stunning views of the coastline from Haena to Milolii. Guests can enjoy cocktails, sodas, and water included with the cruise, as well as a breathtaking sunset in the distance.

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Best way to view the Na Pali Coast if you're not up to snorkeling or rafting. Amazing views of the coast at sunset and includes a delicious dinner.

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The Na Pali Dinner Sunset Sail is our premier “dinner with a view” experience. Sunsets at sea, viewed from Southern Star, are spectacular. Passengers will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire coastline from Haena to Milolii, with the “forbidden” island of Ni’ihau in the distance. Each day is unique, as the light reacts with clouds and landscapes. Rainbows frequently add color to the distant mountains.

The sail starts with a short briefing and introduction as we depart from Port Allen and head West, then North and upwind on the Na Pali (depending on the conditions).

Meanwhile, our team of onboard chefs will get busy preparing the fresh meal. Unlike other charter boats, Southern Star is equipped with a full galley (kitchen) and bar. This means that the meal can be prepared fresh onboard instead of the standard practice of pre-cooking food.

On most days the Hawaiian tradewinds are blowing from the East, which makes for a perfect downwind sail once we reach our turnaround point. The crew’s objective on this sail is to position the boat for a calm, downwind sail during dinner service. Once we reach our turnaround, the crew will power down Southern’s twin diesels and hoist the massive mainsail and jib. Now you’re set up for some sailing, relaxing and yummy food.

We time the sail to pull in at Port Allen near dusk, our goal is to return you to shore safe, happy and full.

Menu
Salad Options
  • Na Pali Grill Caesar salad - Romaine lettuce, croutons, and parmesan

  • Kauai mixed green salad - Locally grown greens and lilikoi vinaigrette dressing

Main Course
  • Grilled New York Steak - Choice American beef grilled with Hawaiian salt and ‘secret spices’

  • Barbecue Jumbo Shrimp with a Sambal Aioli

  • Vegetarian option upon request - Portobello Mushroom with tamarind glaze

  • Roasted Potato Medley

  • Seasonal Vegetable

  • Fresh Baked Dessert: Chef’s choice

  • Drinks: Cocktails (beer, wine and “sneaky tikis”) soft drinks and water included.

Attire and Facilities: Our passengers enjoy large shaded cabin areas, comfortable cushioned seating, and clean restrooms. We suggest bringing layers, you can always change onboard. There is no snorkeling on this trip.

Departure Location: Port Allen Marina Center office.

No Children under 3 years of age and women over 26 weeks pregnant allowed.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

Marjie T.
Saint Louis, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing views of Na Pali coast"
June, 2016
A sail around the Na Pali coast is a must-do while in Kauai. And if you don't want to do a snorkel or kayak tour (like me!) then the sunset sail is perfect. The captain was super friendly and told stories and some history as we sailed out. Going out the boat motor is on so we go at a pretty fast clip. You will get splashed if you're sitting at the front. Definitely bring a jacket. It probably took about two hours to get out to the turnaround point. During that time you can get non-alcoholic beverages and some snacks (fruit & pretzels). About two hours in the captain shut off the motor and we sailed while dinner was served. The bar opens right before the meal (which the chef is cooking during the ride out). Dinner was steak and shrimp, salad, asparagus and potatoes. With cheesecake for dessert. It was pretty good.

But the reason to go is for the amazing views of the Na Pali coast. It was truly amazing. After dinner the boat heads back in but stops again for the sunset so there's opportunity for pictures.

Before you board you are required to take off your shoes and leave them on the dock (in a locked box). Unless you have a medical condition. And be prepared to tip all the crew.
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Tip: You have to take your shoes off before you board

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Rachel B
"Incredible experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018 NEW
We had such an amazing experience on the Na Pali Snorkel tour. The water was too rough to snorkel on the Na Pali Coast, but they first stopped on the south shore so we could snorkel there. We saw 2 sea turtles and TONS of fish (Tip - invest in an underwater camera - it was the best decision!). Then we headed up the Na Pali Coast - it was so beautiful! The captain, Kawali, and his crew, Roy and Jacob, were so professional and nice. Kawali told us about the history of sugar plantations and other things we passed on the coast. We saw humpback whales playing, and he turned the boat around so we could have a better view. He also slowed down when we saw a pod of spinner dolphins, so they could ride the boat's wake and we could see them. They serve cinnamon rolls and coffee when you get there, and a huge lunch spread on the way back. Such a professional company - highly recommend them!
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Robin F
Carmel, Indiana
"Captain Andy’s sailing adventures are the best!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
We were in Kauai for my husbands 50th with our son and my husbands parents. We took the sunset pupus and cocktail cruise along the coast from Poipu. The staff and Captain were fun and engaging with everyone. They took photos for us, joked and were smiling the entire time, and so were we. I can’t say enough about Captain Andy’s. I have recommended them since we have returned, and we will definitely be going on more sailing adventures with them again.
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Patricia233
Wailuku, Hawaii
"Snorkle and Tour of Na Pali Coast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
A friend and I went in late January. We lucked out with light winds and relatively low swells. There was a bit of rain but no problem. The crew was perfect. Friendly, helpful, hospitable, funny, informative. The captain checked out one snorkle spot but decided to go further to a spot that was against a huge, vertical cliff face...amazing! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the tour continued further up the Na Pali coastline after the snorkel. For the price, this was a great value. The food and beverages were excellent and there was plenty. I will go again in the summer with my husband who couldn't go with us. Mahalo for a great trip.
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Carol0156
Maple Park, Illinois
"Sunset Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018 NEW
Excellent crew. The cruise was wonderful, the dinner was excellent. We saw three sea turtles and a baby humpback whale. Would do it again.
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DwightDG
Bothell, Washington
"A most awesome day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018 NEW
We booked the Classic Snorkel tour of the Na' Pali coast, however, the day we booked there were very high swells so the plans changed due to safety and we sailed south. At first we were a bit disappointed in this change, but we understood and appreciated the crew's attention to safety. It ended up being the best day ever! We got to see Humpback whales, a Mother and baby, several adult males, and it was just pure luck that we got to experience that. The crew was great. They serve breakfast and a very nice lunch. Certainly not soggy sandwiches so many tours offer. I highly recommend Capt. Andy's if you are considering a snorkel or boat tour while in Kauai.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Capt. Andy's Southern Star Na Pali Dinner Sunset Sail

How long is the experience?
The sail is approximately 4 hours long.

What type of boat do we sail on?
The Southern Star is a fully custom 65’ luxury sailing catamaran.

I have a food allergy or restriction? Can I eat dinner on the Southern Star?
Yes. If provided advanced notice, we can accommodate food restrictions. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free meals are available. Please make your request for one of these meals when purchasing your reservation.

What should I wear?
We recommend that guests bring layers as the winds can get chilly at times. Guests may change onboard.

Where does the sail depart from?
The experience departs from Port Allen Harbor in Ele`ele.

Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely. You will have plenty of photo opportunities throughout the trip. Please be aware that cameras are brought onboard at your own discretion. Splashing can occur.

Can children come on the tour?
Of course. Children must be a minimum of 3 years old to join the tour.

Are wheelchairs allowed onboard?
No. However, we are available to assist handicapped individuals who want to participate in the tour. Canes and crutches are allowed on the boat.

What safety measures are in place?
In addition to our highly trained and certified captain, staff, and crew, the boat is equipped with adult and child-size life vests.