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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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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.

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.
Tip: You have to take your shoes off before you board

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Luther B
"Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures is a must!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2017 NEW
Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures is hands down THE BEST way to see the Na Pali Coast. My wife and I did the Classic Na Pali Snorkel Picnic Sail and it was the hightlight of our stay here on Kauai. The captain and his crew were super friendly and knowledgable. As we sailed the coast with its breathtaking views, we were schooled in Kauai history, we ran into several pods of dolphins and schools of flying fish; it was delightful! After we sailed the coast, we were taken to a beautiful spot to do some snorkeling where we saw some of the local fish and the reef that was full of life if you look hard enough. The captain and crew gave us a quick lesson on safety before jumping in. After snorkeling we were treated to a picnic lunch with deli style sandwiches, rice, beer, wine, water. More than enough to fill you up. This was followed up with some of the best White Chocolate, macadamia nut, coconut cookies i've ever had! I fully recommend this trip to anyone visiting Kauai. Some tips: Motion Sickness - If you have any doubt that you might get motion sickness on the ocean, get dramamine and take it a few hours before the trip. This will help to prevent nausea. Also it's wise to stay above decks in the fresh air where you can see everything. Staying below decks it can get warm and you can't see much which can have you nauseus pretty quickly even if you don't normally have issues. The Sun - My wife and I applied SPF twice on this trip. Once before getting on the boat and again after snorkeling. This is not enough for us two fair skinned people. The constant breeze while sailing and a dip in the ocean can make you feel like your fine. You most likely aren't, We were burnt pretty badly. Apply often and use the highest SPF UVA/UVB sun block you can find. Bring a hat that you can tighten up so the wind won't blow it away to help protect your face. Jewelry - If you wear any jewelry that isn't pierced into your body, consider leaving it in the safe in your hotel. Rings can and have been lost while snorkeling due to the salty ocean water which can make your rings slide off very easily. Cameras - If you have sensitive equipment such as digital cameras or cell phones that you want to bring for taking photos (which we highly recommend, you'll wish you had them), be cautious if they are not waterproof. The ocean can get choppy in a heartbeat and the boat can get soaked so be prepared to put those away at the first sign of high winds and choppy seas. The crew will warn everyone before hand when they know it's coming so keep your eyes and ears open.
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Miami, Florida
"Can't see NaPali coast any other way!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2017 NEW
It's a bumpy ride but worth the view. We did the zodiac tour w/snorkeling. It combines a little of everything- a fast zodiac trip, beautiful scenery, caves, snorkeling and a yummy Hawaiian lunch. We were fortunate our day that the wildlife were out!! We saw dolphins, turtles, and even a Monk seal on shore! Our captain and guide were fantastic. We have great family pictures thanks to Erik. FYI-My friends used another company on the other side of the island and their Captain wouldn't stop to take pictures. Boy were they jealous of ours!!
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"Zodiak raft trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2017 NEW
Just finished our 6 hour raft trip up the Na Pali coast.Captain Kyler and deck hand Kamale were fabulous. The sights were heavenly and the crew were awesome. Can't say enough good things about the trip. I would certainly recommend it to any of my friends and family. What a wonderful experience.
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Jersey City, New Jersey
"Highlight of our Kauai Visit - Sunset Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2017 NEW
While looking forward to seeing the beautiful Napali coast, we had pre-booked both a helicopter tour along with Captain Andy's Sunset Cruise. Certainly pros and cons to both, but would highly recommend this cruise. Staff made everyone feel so comfortable from the check-in process to the complete journey. Whether it was helping you onboard, to refreshing a drink, or taking a picture, they were very attentive. Liked the occasional comments from our captain on what we were seeing along the way, but enjoyed the cruise and the food included.
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Greenville, North Carolina
"Rafting A+ "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2017 NEW
Hands down one of the best experiences of my life (granted, I'm only 21 lol) and trip! Our crew on the zodiac, Kalen and Erick (sorry if I messed up the spelling), were great and part of why the trip was so great. The joked around and made sure we had a great time. The day we went was really calm and we got to go further down the coast than I was expecting. Basically if you're reading this trying to decide if it's worth the money, it is. There are two Zodiacs that go at the same time and they "compete" for having more fun. We saw lots of pods of dolphins, a handful of sea turtles, and lots of fish. The sea caves were amazing and breathtaking. The guides don't just enter and leave, they spend plenty of time in the caves and take a few trips through them. Try and book the morning trip, the dolphins are more active then. The lunch was way more than I was expecting! My family has been doing tours all week with different companies and lunch has always been sandwiches and chips, no where near as dank as the steak, chicken, rice, salad, and everything else we had, with tablecloths! They really go the extra mile. Our guides played fantastic music the whole time on the raft, and it made the trip even better. Just book it, thank me later!
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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.