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Captain Sundown

#8 of 20 Tours in Hanalei Features Animals
Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-826-5585
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Captain Sundown, you won't be disappointed!

My husband and I scheduled a tour with Captain Sundown 7/11/2017 for the all day snorkel tour. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lynn s
Billings, Montana
Combining Sailing with Snorkeling: a Wonderful Day!

Our first trip to Kauai and we spent lots of time planning beforehand. We very much liked the idea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, Massachusetts
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Family operated Na Pali Sailing Catamaran Company. Offering North Shore departures from Hanalei Pier Beach. Enjoy white sandy beaches, ancient volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and pristine blue ocean waters. Captain Sundown welcomes you aboard 40' Catamaran Ku'uipo for 360 degree views of Na Pali cliffs and personalized (15-17 passenger) Na Pali Snorkel tour (Nu'alolo Kai) or romantic Bali Hai Sunset Sail in Hanalei Bay. Seating choices include: fully shaded cushioned cabin seating or wrap-around open deck seating. For more fun, try our wet and splashy trampoline nets for a wet and wild adventure ride. Come face to face with marine life including Bottle-nose Dolphins, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Honu the Green Sea Turtles, Flying Fish and Rare Marine Birds. Troll Fishing lines for Tuna, Mahi Mahi or Ono. Let the young ones hand line in Papio, Rainbow Runners and Aku! Snorkel Sail inc: Snorkel gear, deli meal and bottled water, sodas. Sunset Sail inc: Light Snacks and bottled water, sodas History Established in 1971. Born and reared in Hawaii, Capt. Sundown honed his ocean skills as a young man surfing and sailing Hawaiian waters. His passions include his faith in God, love of family and spirit of Aloha. Sailing on deck with a small group of people is the core principal of this company. Returning passengers who share our love of sailing off the beaten path, are the epicenter of our success. From your first telephone call until we shuttle you back to your car from your sailing adventure, you will always be in the tender care of a Capt. Sundown family member. We love people and it shows in every aspect of our jobs.
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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-826-5585

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I scheduled a tour with Captain Sundown 7/11/2017 for the all day snorkel tour. We took our 11 year old and our 15 year old daughters and our friends came and had 15 year old twins. The experience was fantastic. There was...More

Thank lynn s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to Kauai and we spent lots of time planning beforehand. We very much liked the idea of sailing along the coast, snorkeling, then motoring back close to shore. We also liked that 15-17 were on board and that didn't feel crowded. We...More

Thank AliFromBedford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved the entire boat for the day. It was the highlight of our trip. Nick and Bob did a great job making us feel comfortable on the boat. We had children that loved to ride on the front nets of the catamaran! The boat...More

Thank kara740
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a all day tour total time from meeting Nick onshore to getting back to your car is about 7 hours. You meet on shore and get ferried to the catamaran. Bob (captain) and Nick (deck hand) are very organized, give good safety instructions,...More

Thank ijones002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Captain and Nick made this trip a great experience. If you are looking for a slower pace along the coast and not a speed boat experience, this is a good fit for you. We had snacks of fresh fruit as well as lunch. They...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A glorious wonderful amazing experience we will never forget! The weather couldn't have been a more perfect sunny day. And from the moment we signed up for the tour until the very end when we were dropped back off to our cars, we felt taken...More

Thank Sonika T
Reviewed 18 June 2017

One of those tours where everything was awesome, seriously a perfect tour, easily the best anyone of us ever had. And we were a party of 16, from ages 10 to 60. Captain Bob and Nick were kind, helpful, easygoing, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable about...More

Thank 452christian
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I am unsure of how to review this. The captain and nick was great but many of us got sick on the boat. And because the journey back was rough, many fell from their seats and scrape up their legs and arms against the rough...More

1  Thank Evie P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Best thing we did in Kauai. Bob and Nick were a great crew, funny and friendly with lots of knowledge to share. I really liked that they take a limited number of guests on their catamaran--everyone got a seat, it was easy to move around,...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Captain Bob and Nick made this a lovely, easy day of sailing along the NaPali coast. We motored close along the shore to catch views of everything (staying just ahead of bad weather) and got lots of information about the coastline from Nick. Snorkeling was...More

Thank snowtorch
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