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

Capt. Andy's Sailing, Inc.4353 Waialo Road, Ste. 1A-2AEle'ele, Kauai, HI 96705
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Overview

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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Ele'ele, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 4 hours.
  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to tour time.
  • New York steak dinner served with unlimited beverages and open bar.
  • Premier "dinner with a view" experience.

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Marjie T.

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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from Capt. Andy's Southern Star Na Pali Dinner Sunset Sail
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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Pam R
Stilwell, Kansas
"Not to be missed...but we almost did!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2017 NEW
A nasty patch of roadwork near Princeville almost scuttled Cap't Andy. However we made it because they called us twice and met us as our car arrived to get us on the boat! Great service. Trip was great! Beautiful catamaran and professional crew, good food and drink. The Captain's commentary was good and the Napali Coastline memorable. Be prepared to get wet (fun!) or take weather gear if you stay up front. Can get bumpy at speed against the current (fun!). Photo ops aplenty. Dolphins and sea turtles seen. Beautiful sunset photo ops. Overall: wet and wonderful. We recommend this sunset tour. You will love it. Remember your motion meds if that is a problem for you but we had a memorable trip!! Cruise was 4.5 hours. If in Princeville area allow extra travel time. Trip date was 9-18-17.
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karencU5058SQ
Texas City
"Day Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
This was a great catamaran day trip with snorkeling and lunch. They had a light breakfast on the catamaran when we boarded. The crew was fabulous and truly accommodating. The captain was a local; which means the world when taking any site seeing tour on any of the Hawaiian islands. I enjoyed learning the history of the island. We snorkeled in a nice spot with beautiful fish and turtles for an hour then we boarded the catamaran for lunch. And finally a nice relaxing ride back to the dock. This trip was from 7:30 AM until 3:00 PM. I highly recommend this company and this day trip. Very nice and clean fleet of catamarans.
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CruiserPhil
Maui, Hawaii
"Amazing Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
We had Cap't Cory and crew. Hans was the onboard Chef. For a dinner cruises the food exceeded any expectations . The views unsurpassed, the fun and knowledge of the Cap't, was great. Cory did it local boy style. We had one of those days where everything goes right. The winds and the sea were tame that afternoon.
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Formerpepper
Louisville, Kentucky
"Na'Pali snorkel/bbq cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
A water view of this amazingly beautiful coastline is a MUST. The entire Capt Andys staff from booking staff thru Captain and crew were efficient, informative and extremely friendly. Captain Bernard was especially great .The lunch was simple but yummy. My one complaint would be the poor area chosen for our snorkel portion of the trip. We pulled up close to 2 other excursions and there was very little marine life....when I asked about the apparent death of the reef, was told much of the reef in the area looked this way. So sad but not enough to ruin this lovely afternoon. Would do it again!
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brittanynvargas
San Francisco, California
"Must do activity in Kauai!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
My wife and I did the "Raft Na Pali Day Expedition" and it was incredible. We had Captain Roy and Jeff and they were hardworking, hilarious, and made the trip quite enjoyable. The website isn't kidding when it says you should be somewhat athletic; we sat on the edge of the rafting boat and they go pretty fast! There are ropes to hold on to and we felt totally safe, but be prepared for an adventure! They stopped along the way and gave us cool facts about the coast, they let us jump off the boat and swim (was so fun), and they prepared a lovely lunch for us when we stopped on a beach. We saw a ton of dolphins, some beautiful fish, mountain goats, and huge turtles and monk seals. Be prepared with sunscreen, a tight fitting hat or visor, and a towel. No need for shoes, we all wore sandals (you go barefoot on the boat anyway) and they gave us dry bags for our phones, towels, etc. There were plenty of older people on this tour, though I didn't see any kids on the day we did it. Highly highly recommend this tour; great day trip for the price!
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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.