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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Greenville, Wisconsin
"Sunset Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
One of the highlights of our trip this year. Beautiful vessel, very attentive crew and very good food. The sunset was awe-inspiring. Most beautiful I've ever seen! We had made reservations early in our stay as sometimes they can't go to Na Pali. We "hung in there' and were rewarded with a wonderful sail. We saw whales and spinner dolphins which are so fun to watch. They do ask you to remove your shoes before boarding.
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William R
Kerrville, Texas
"Excellent Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
We sailed on the Southern Star, a catamaran that is perfectly designed for touring. Very comfortable and all areas were accessible and comfortable. Separate and clean heads for men and women. Expect to get at least some sea spray but amount can be determined by where you choose to sit and if you are prone to seasickness take meds or patch well before boarding boat. The crew was delightful and worked extremely hard taking care of us. The meal was superb!! Steak for west side of Kauai and perfectly cooked on board. Shrimp quite good. Vegetables wonderful. Cheesecake a great end to delicious meal. Would highly recommend this tour. The crew took care of our every need and did it joyfully. NaPali Coast not a vivid a green as in C of C photos with no waterfalls but not crews fault! If you want to view the NaPali Coast, THIS is the boat to book.
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"Great views, great crew, great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2017 NEW
My husband and I took a snorkel trip with Capt Andy's while vacationing in Kauai and loved every minute! We did the 6 hour zodiac tour with a beach landing, snorkel, lunch and tour of Hawaiian ruins. Our all female crew (love it!) of Allison and Candace were wonderful hosts. The water was calm that day and Allison handled the boat really well so we had a great time with waves and swells but never felt unsafe or seasick. As we went up the Na Pali coast we stopped for info about the island, to watch a pod of dolphins, and see a sea turtle. We went into caves and under a few coastal waterfalls. Allison was really patient and accommodating at each stop so we could all take our photos and see the views. We stopped for lunch/snorkel on a beach/old Hawaiian village only accessible by boat. Allison and Candace helped us out of the boat and up to the grounds. We left our things then back to the water for snorkeling. Wow! The fish were beautiful and plentiful. I've snorkeled many places around the world and this spot is definitely one of my favorites. The snorkel equipment was well maintained and of good quality. After snorkeling Candace had our lunch set up on the beach in the shade. It was really delicious! They had just switched up the menu for the season and it was a hit all around. My husband and I eat vegan and they made sure to have something delicious for us- vegetable stuffed peppers with a great seasoning (we told them when we made the reservation about our dietary preference). In addition to our peppers there was salad, rice, beef, chicken and fruit. There was plenty to eat and everyone had seconds. After food we took a walk around the village ruins while Candace explained the daily lives of the people who used to live there. It was really cool. Then it was back to the beach and the boat for our ride home. Again, Allison handled the boat beautifully and we really enjoyed ourselves and the view. It was a really great experience that I would recommend highly to anyone going to Kauai. Allison and Candace made us feel comfortable, welcome, safe and made sure we had an amazing time. They were awesome and so was the day! The only thing I'd do differently is make sure to bring a waterproof camera so as not to miss cool waterfall pics, underwater pics and generally to make it easier. I only had my phone
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Gavin J
Sydney, Australia
"Escapism "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
Fantastic vessel backed with an awesome crew , food was restaurant quality and the view is postcard material .. we spent a wonderful afternoon early evening cruising the coast watching turtles bobbing up and diving away , and to top off an amazing day the Captain spotted a mother whale and calf breaching as we sailed past . Can recommend worth every cent
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Warrenton, Missouri
"10 stars on 24' Raft Boat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
I really give them ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Captain Aaron and Jon were amazing!! If you were not smiling they did whatever they had to to make sure you did. By time we got back to the dock it felt like one big family. I would take my 11 year old son if he would have been with us and not thought twice about it. Fun for whole family😃
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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.