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
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"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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Curious593620
"Simply Amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018 NEW
What a great time we had! Be ready to get wet though, didn’t expect that. I would put this on my bucket list for sure! The staff was amazing, no words can describe what you will see on this trip! Amazing!
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Tiffany D
"Fantastic day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed an amazing day with Captain Andy’s seeing the NaPali Coast and snorkeling. Our captain, Sterling, was knowledgeable and thorough in our safety and positive experience. Great, interactive crew. Customer service and food was all good! Start to finish was well done! Highly recommend.
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JAss787
Los Angeles, California
"Napali Coast on a catamaran!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
The reason I am giving 4 stars is that I got really sea sick and missed out on practically the whole adventure. Good thing I had done that trip the year before and got to see this spectacular spot of Kauai!! It is absolutely breathtaking! Captain Andy's sailing catamaran is very spacious, even luxurious. Be on the lookout for weather conditions, if you can't handle your sea sickness might not be worth the expense. I did not enjoy the fact that due to the bad waters on some spots we did not make a single stop for 5 hours, that was brutal, I would have liked the opportunity to jump in the water for a bit and refresh. The crew decided not to give us that break but till the very end :( Food & burger quality good take it up a notch.
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Katherine H
South Salem
"Great day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
We had a wonderful time with Captain Sterling and crew. We saw dolphins and turtles, and really enjoyed the commentary about towns, islands, and the original inhabitants of the coast. All in all could not have asked for a better tour. While there is plenty of shade, we found that the best place to avoid sea sickness in winter waves is up at the unshaded front of the boat. So bring plenty of sun protection!
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bchsmstark
"You must do this"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
Last night in Kauai and went on sunset cruise. Great crew, dolphins, whales, and wonderful food. This was a tremendous cruise. Sunset on a boat is truly the best way to see it. Crew was helpful and friendly. Lots of information about all our questions. If you don’t mind getting wet the bow of the boat is the best. If you like the water (your in Hawaii so you must) then this cruise is so worth it. Will book again when we come back. Stop reading and just book it now!
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Capt. Andy's Southern Star Na Pali Dinner Sunset Sail is located at 4353 Waialo Road, Ste. 1A-2AEle'ele, Kauai, HI 96705
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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.