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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

Eleele, United States
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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Experience the wild beauty of Kauai’s breathtaking Na Pali Coast on this sailing and snorkeling cruise from Port Allen. Witness the ‘Eighth Natural Wonder of the World’ the way it was meant to be seen — from the water. Get a fantastic perspective on towering emerald sea cliffs, sparkling waterfalls and remote beaches from the deck of a well-equipped catamaran, and explore the island’s vibrant underwater world during a snorkeling stop. An included buffet lunch and entertaining legends shared by the captain and crew make this an unforgettable Hawaiian adventure.
  • See native marine life like dolphins, whales and sea turtles
  • Snorkel among native fish in the warm, clear waters
  • Sail aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran with restrooms and roomy sun decks
  • Includes breakfast and a buffet lunch on board

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get up close to Hawaii’s most rugged coastline without sacrificing creature comforts on a deluxe catamaran.
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See the Napali Coast, amazing marine life, and more!
Continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch
Soft drinks and water; wine and beer served after snorkeling
All snorkeling equipment and instruction is included
The chance to see humpback whales (in season)
4353 Waialo Rd , 4353 Waialo Rd, Eleele, HI 96705, USA

Port Allen Marina Center

This activity will end right where it started.
One of the Hawaiian Islands’ most spectacular and inaccessible landscapes, the Na Pali coast stretches along Kauai’s northwestern shore in a dramatic crest of emerald cathedral spires reaching as high as 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) and dotted with sea caves, waterfalls and secluded beaches. A sailing cruise is the perfect way to experience the coastline, as there are no roads that can access it.

Make your way to Port Allen in the morning, where you'll meet your friendly captain and crew and board a 50-foot (15-meter) sailing catamaran equipped with restrooms and spacious sun decks. Enjoy an onboard breakfast and relax on deck as you cruise along the coastline, soaking up magnificent views around every bend. Learn about Na Pali’s sacred place in Kauai’s culture and legends, and look out for passing marine life like spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April). If conditions are right, the crew will hoist the sails for an exciting wind-powered ride.

Weather permitting, stop at a calm spot to splash into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel among native fish, turtles and coral gardens. Recharge with a delicious buffet lunch and beverages onboard, and relax on the return journey to Port Allen in the afternoon.
Stop At:  
Na Pali Coast
Enjoy breakfast on-board as you make your way along the dramatic coastline of jagged, 4,000-foot (over 1,200 meters) cathedral spires, dotted with sea caves and waterfalls. Keep an eye out for passing marine life, such as dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April only). When the winds are favorable, your crew will hoist the sails for a thrilling wind-powered ride. Weather permitting, you’ll stop at a calm spot and splash into the clear, warm waters to snorkel. Get an up-close look at Kauai’s amazing underwater world and swim with brightly colored tropical fish. When hunger strikes, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch while you soak up the island sun and breathtaking scenery. Expect to get wet and bring a lightweight jacket.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passenger Policy
  • No expectant mothers.
  • Not recommended for individuals who have or have had back problems, recent injuries or surgeries, or suffer from severe motion sickness (no refunds are given for sea sickness). Seasickness is best prevented with an over the counter remedy.
  • This is an adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. It may not be suitable for some folks (all physically challenged individuals are subject to Captain’s discretion).
  • If you do not have your prescribed medication with you, i.e. Inhalers, EpiPens, diabetic medication and/or any other medications taken daily, you must reschedule your tour for another day.
  • All tour routes and destinations are subject to change without notice. Ocean conditions can and will sometimes turn rough. Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions.
  • Cancelled tours by Holo Holo Charters are fully refundable or gladly rescheduled.
  • “No shows” or any cancellation of reservations with less than 24-hour notice prior to check-in time is subject to a 100% charge of the total fare including tax.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old
  • Non-swimmers are not allowed in the water.
  • All tours are “Bare-Foot”. Passengers will remove their shoes prior to boarding. Only Orthopedic/Diabetic exceptions will be made at Captain’s direction.
  • You should bring your own towels, sunscreen, a light jacket, and camera. We will provide everything else.
  • Spray-on/aerosol sunscreen is a safety hazard and may not be used on board the vessel. We encourage using reef-friendly sunscreens.
  • No smoking of any kind on board the vessel or on the dock.
  • We do not land on shore.
  • Do not park at the harbor or pier. Please use Holo Holo parking lot only or your car will be towed.
  • We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service.
  • Drones/unmanned aircraft are not allowed on board the vessel.
  • Our vessels are equipped with sensitive marine heads (toilets) that will clog if any foreign objects are flushed. If you flush something other than what your body produces and the toilet paper we provide, you may be responsible for the cost of repair.
  • Alcohol will be served only after snorkeling. If passenger will be consuming alcoholic beverages an ID will be required on the vessel. No coolers allowed on board.
  • Full-face snorkel masks are not allowed, guests are required to use traditional two-piece snorkel and mask sets that are provided by us or they may bring their own.
  • Parties of 6 and up must contact Holo Holo a week in advance if needing to make cancellations or changes
  • In compliance with the Hawaii Safe Travels program, all guests must provide proof of a negative pre-travel COVID test or proper travel documentation to ensure the required 10-day quarantine requirements have been met.
  • Face masks are required for all guests and Holo Holo employees under local and Federal law for indoor spaces. Guests are required to bring their own face covering (face mask, bandana, face gaiter, etc.) and wear while in our office during check-in.
  • Guests are required to complete a digital health waiver as well as a COVID-19 health screening prior to proceeding on tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No expectant mothers are permitted to join the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Holo Holo Charters, Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail.
What is the social distancing policy during Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you want to get wet then sit up front and enjoy the wild ride!" See review
  • "Snorkel gear was pretty good and the location was ideal." See review


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Exceptional Team
, Nov 2021
Amazing and exceptional team. I was so impressed. They did not stop checking on their guests. They were continually making the rounds offering beverages. The meals were great. We had some rowdy young kids on board. They were continually checking on their safety. One young gal was there to help folks walk off the front when the rough waves hit. She stayed out front even when it was rough and undesirable. The team far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this team. I saw the other boats out there. There is a lot to choose from. Ours was exceptional.
Awe Inspiring sail!
, Nov 2021
Totally immersive and awe inspiring sail along one of the world’s most dramatic coasts. Be prepared to get wet and sunburned! If you get seasick easily, this trip is not for you.
Great day trip!
, Oct 2021
This was a great trip! We really enjoyed it. The boat was very comfortable, the food was good (way better than we were expecting) and the crew was great! The views of the coast were stunning, and there was such a good vibe on the ship. We saw turtles and dolphins along the way. Downside was there weren’t many fish to see at the snorkel spot, so that was a bit of a letdown. PNot sure if there was a better spot they could have taken us to or if it was just a bad day, but everyone finished snorkeling pretty quickly because there just wasn’t much to see down there.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great ride and view!
, Oct 2021
Crew did a fantastic job keeping all members on board safe and attended to all the needs of the group. Very knowledgeable and experienced! The sights were stunning and the captain proactively advised us of when to hold on as it was quite the ride! We saw turtles, dolphins and flying fish!
Memorable sights, snorkeling, food and dolphins
, Oct 2021
It was truly beautiful to see the coast. Liked it better than a helicopter. The food was excellent, fresh and better than we expected. The catamaran was comfortable with lots of seating options to either get wet or stay dry. The stories and lore are my favorite. The length of the excursion was just right. Also loved seeing the spinner dolphins with their babies jumping. Would have preferred more sun during the snorkeling but it was a beautiful spot. Missed the actual sailing this round as we used motor only
Great trip!
, Sep 2021
The trip was lovely. The crew was helpful, had great senses of humor, were very informative and safety conscious. There was plenty of good food and drinks. We saw sea turtles, dolphins, beautiful scenery. I would travel with this company again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience! We loaded the boat, got the safety run-down & started heading out. We got a surprisingly yummy breakfast & coffee, tea… the workers on the boat were so attentive & knowledgeable about sites & Kauai in general. They made sure we were comfortable 100% of the time, even served us & brought the food to us so we did not need to lift a finger. We got plenty of great photo opportunities & the snorkeling was amazing. Tons of fish swimming literally right next to you & we even saw a ton of beautiful dolphins on our way! After snorkeling we got a tasty lunch & the option of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. Such a great time!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
the experience with our...
, Sep 2021
the experience with our family will be memorable. The food was delicious and the mountains were majestic.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Well worth it
, Sep 2021
A very fun, knowledgeable, and personable staff. Plus, an incredible view of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Couldn’t recommend the experience more!
Amazing experience
, Sep 2021
My husband and I along with our best childhood friends truly enjoyed our trip. Captain Kelly, Kylie and Max did an amazing job of making us feel welcomed and comfortable. We will definitely share our experience with our friends and give them all the information to book with HoloHolo for their next adventure. Thank you to our Captain and her crew. We enjoyed our time with you on Laila. 🦋

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