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Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise provided by Holo Holo Charters

Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise

Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise
4.5
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from RM 1,226.84 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Gain the rare opportunity to get up-close views of the “Forbidden Isle” of Hawaii on a sightseeing and snorkeling cruise that takes you to the shores of Niihau—a private island set off the coast of Kaui. Once there, you can snorkel along a remote reef, spot dolphins, and keep an eye out for whales (in season). Additionally, enjoy a cruise along the majestic Na Pali Coast.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Snorkel and sightsee on a Niihau and Na Pali Coast cruise
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and unlimited drinks (beer and wine served after lunch)
Learn about the surrounding history and culture from the crew
A cruise is the best way to capture photos of the islands’ scenery and marine life
What to expect
Discover the secrets of two of Hawaii’s most captivating destinations on this full-day sailing adventure. Meet your experienced captain and crew at Port Allen in the morning, and climb aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran equipped with an inside cabin, restrooms, spacious sundecks and lounging trampolines where you can relax and soak up the ocean spray. Enjoy a continental breakfast onboard as the vessel makes its way along Kauai’s northwestern Na Pali Coast, characterized by green sea cliffs that reach dizzying heights of 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), pocketed by lush valleys, tropical waterfalls and remote beaches. As you cruise, hear royal Hawaiian legends that surround the coastline and keep an eye out for traveling sea life including spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April). Next, head across a channel to the waters surrounding Ni’ihau, known as the ‘Forbidden Island of Hawaii’ due to its secretive community that’s closed to all outsiders. While it's not possible to visit Ni’ihau, admire the island from the water while learning about its unique history and mythology. Strap on a snorkeling mask and fins to explore the coral reefs around the island and the nearby Lehua Crater, considered among the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii. A tasty buffet lunch and refreshments on board will keep you going throughout the day. Prepare to get wet, and bring a light jacket to stay comfortable on this unforgettable sailing adventure.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2064P6
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Lehua Crater, Niihau’s North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more! • Continental Breakfast • Snorkel instruction and equipment • Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel • The chance to see humpback whales (in season) • Gourmet Deli Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
7h
Departure details
Holo Holo Charters, 4353 Waialo Rd #5a, Eleele, HI 96705, USA Departure Point: Port Allen Address: Port Allen Marina Center 4353 Waialo Road Ele'ele HI 96705 Directions: https://www.holoholokauaiboattours.com/contact-us/port-allen/ Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
Lehua Crater, Niihau’s North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more! • Continental Breakfast • Snorkel instruction and equipment • Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel • The chance to see humpback whales (in season) • Gourmet Deli Lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Holo Holo Charters, 4353 Waialo Rd #5a, Eleele, HI 96705, USA Departure Point: Port Allen Address: Port Allen Marina Center 4353 Waialo Road Ele'ele HI 96705 Directions: https://www.holoholokauaiboattours.com/contact-us/port-allen/ Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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.
Pacemaker and/or defibrillators are prohibited on all Napali coast tours departing from Port Allen.
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
Certifications and Awards
Best of Kauai 2017 – The Garden Island Newspaper People’s Choice Awards - 1st Place – Best Kauai Boat Tour
Best of Kauai 2018 – Hawaii Magazine – Best Napali Tour Company, Best Guided Tour, Best Dinner Cruise, Best Sunset Sail, Best Extreme Tour
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2017 Viator 5-Star Travel Award
Kauai-Made
Dolphin SMART
Hawaii Ecotourism Association
Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Safe Sunscreen Certified
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Popular mentions

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BruceFarquhar
Nelson, New Zealand330 contributions
This is essential if visiting Kauai
We were properly briefed before the boat left the wharf, and the commentary was frequent, helpful and informative.

We saw breaching whales, pods of dolphins, and got to snorkel near a turtle nesting site.

There was a nutritious lunch and plenty to drink

The scenery is spectacular.
Written 28 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

john v
Minneapolis, MN23 contributions
Extraordinary
Mar 2020 • Family
My family and I had an extraordinary day. The captain and crew were superb. We saw dolphins and whales. The snorkeling was average but the rest of it, including the lunch were great.
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time on the water with us, and hope to see you again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

linc c
8 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jan 2020
We've been to Kauai numerous times and we wish we had done this sooner. We saw hundreds of dolphins and quite a few whales. Komma did a great job of sharing lots of information with us. The captain took our safety into account and we weren't able to go to the coast of Ni'ihau due to the weather, but better safe than sorry. The company gave us a partial refund, which totally surprised us.
If you have motion sickness issues, I'd strongly urge you to take something prior to the trip, but know the crew will do everything in their power to make you comfortable.
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for choosing to join us here at Holo Holo Charters and for sharing your unforgettable review! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Will A
South Carolina2 contributions
Disappointed no Niihau trip
Feb 2020 • Couples
Captain decided NOT to go to Niihau. Very disappointed in trip. Just an expensive Na Pali coast tour
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining us and for sharing your honest review. Any time our Captain's have the slightest concern that we may have to alter a part of our tours due to weather and ocean conditions it is disclosed to our passengers before anyone sets foot aboard our vessels so that each person can decide if they'd like to go on the tour, cancel and receive a full refund, or reschedule to another day at no additional cost. We understand that a change in route can come as a surprise, but transparency is our goal so that you can decide what works best for you. We hope the rest of your Kauai vacation exceeded your expectations. Mahalo and Aloha
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jessie j
Three Forks, MT67 contributions
Memorable Trip!
Jan 2020
My husband and I took this cruise last week- the scenery was absolutely stunning! Leaving so early, we got a wonderful view of the sunrise over the water. The captain did a great job of getting us good photo ops. We couldn't make it out to Ni'ihau due to the size of the swells, so instead the captain took us around the entire island of Kauai instead. We saw whales, dolphins, and even a turtle. We got to snorkel somewhere else as well., which was fun. But I have to say the crew was one of our favorite parts. Due to a freak accident, (No one was at fault), my husband ended up going overboard from the front of the boat. It was terrifying, but Christian and Comma were absolute champs. Thankfully my hubby was unhurt and they got him back on board safely. They kept checking on him the rest of the trip. Despite the craziness, we would definitely do this cruise again (just without the extra swimming!) and we both enjoyed it. We recommend Holo Holo for your Na Pali Coast tour! And thanks again to the crew- you guys rock!
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are so glad to have had you aboard, and are beaming reading how much you enjoyed your adventure! Thank you so much for joining us and for letting us know what you thought of the experience! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura T
5 contributions
Wonderful cruise along the napali coast
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip to Kauai! Getting up early for the 6am check in was well worth it- we got some awesome views of sunrise and were one of the first boats out of the harbor. Not only did we have amazing views of the Napali coast, but we saw a few turtles, plenty of whales, a large pod of spinner dolphins and some type of sting ray (I think). Captain Drew and his crew (Bronson) were friendly and helpful- Jess (marine biologist) was super informative and answered questions about the wildlife we encountered. The snorkeling spot was pretty neat, even though weather caused us to alter plans and check out a different reef area. We were alerted of this prior to going out, offered to change tours or cancel, and were even refunded a portion of our ticket which I thought was a really nice touch since we still went out for the full 7 hours. I would definitely suggest one of Holo Holo’s tours while you are on Kauai! You can’t beat the views and the hospitality was great- we will be back!
Written 31 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
You've got us smiling! We are elated to know what a great time you had, and love the details you've shared about your time with us! We hope to see you both again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
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dani
2 contributions
Amazing time- highlight of our trip
Jan 2020
We went out on this trip on the morning of January 22, 2020 and we had such a great time! A little sad we couldn't go out to see Ni'ihau because of the water conditions but to compensate the captain took us around the whole island which was beautiful. Constantly surrounded by amazing views and saw tons of marine life. To add to that the crew was super friendly and funny always offering to answer questions, take pictures and take away empty cups trash etc. Would definitely join on a tour again, thank you so much!!
Written 29 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
It was our pleasure to have you aboard, and we couldn't be happier knowing how much you enjoyed your time on the water with us! Thank you so much for choosing to join us here at Holo Holo Charters and for taking the time to share your wonderful review! Mahalo and Aloha
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mindy M
4 contributions
Was absolutely fantastic
Jan 2020
Just finished our charter. Weather was best it had been so far this week. Water was not too rough. We saw spinner dolphins,whales and lots of tropical.fish. the crew served breakfast and lunch.They took care of everyone on the boat from children to older adults. They helped those who needed assistance. Even during snorkelling. They thought of everything to.include natural tummy upset remedies to those that needed it. Captain Wendell,Christian and Comma were absolutely fabulous at every a.d anything! Highly recommend this company and crew! Best excursion so far thousand week.
A few things worth mentioning no full face snorkelling masks allowed. They do.provide mask( even prescription)snorkelss and fins . Sunscreen (reef safe) provided. Unlimited drinks and adult drinks( only after swimming for adult beverages).
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
You've left us with all the feels! Thank you so much for choosing to join us here at Holo Holo Charters and for your unforgettable review! We couldn't be happier knowing how much you enjoyed it! Mahalo and Aloha
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JB-TravelPals
Boca Raton, FL128 contributions
AMAZING
Had an AMAZING day today! Did the Napali Coast& Niihau Boat Tour! Our Captain and 3 hosts were the best!!! Perfect day out, beyond spectacular views of the coast! Amazing snorkeling and great lunch!!! Definitely will do it again!
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This is what we love to hear! Thank you so much for choosing to join us here at Holo Holo Charters and for sharing your fantastic review! Mahalo and Aloha
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josie122003
Washington DC, DC124 contributions
Best trip that I didn't get to take!
Dec 2019
I just want to write a review because I have been on several snorkel cruises around the world. When we arrived for our cruise we were told that because of weather there was only a 50/50 chance that we could snorkel and if we wanted a refund or to reschedule, we could. I really, really appreciated the honesty. Our young teen girls were not up for a 7 hour boat trip if they couldn't snorkel so we did not go and could not reschedule so we were awarded a complete refund. I highly recommend this company.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We hope you can feel our smiles while reading over your great review! Thank you so much for planning on joining us and for letting us know how much you appreciated our communications about what to expect, and options to opt out if you weren't comfortable with the changes stated! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
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