Tour Summary: The only licensed boat tour company offering raft tours departing from Hanalei Bay!
- See the Napali Coast with a dramatic departure from Hanalei Bay.
- We commonly see dolphins, sea turtles, and tons of tropical fish on this tour.
Important: This tour operates seasonally from April through October. Keep in mind, this is a true adventure! Conditions vary, but it can be rainy, windy, bumpy and wet at times, if you aren’t up for that level of adventure, we suggest checking out our catamaran tours departing from Port Allen.
|(excluding taxes & fees)||$315|
Tour Provider: Holo Holo Charters
Tour start time: 06:15 am, 06:45 am
Duration: 4 hours
Departure from: Hanalei
Pick-up available? No
Included: A delicious sandwich lunch + all snorkeling equipment and instruction.
Cancellations: All no-shows or tours cancelled within 24 hours of check-in time is a 100% charge of full fare. Larger groups of 6 or more have a 7 day (1 week) cancellation policy. There is a late rescheduling fee (24 hours prior to check in) of $25 per person plus tax.
Read more: about snorkeling on the Love Big Island website in our snorkeling guide.
Get up close and personal to the majestic Napali Coast on custom-built rafts while we explore lava tunnels, sea caves, waterfalls, and hidden beaches. To top off the experience, we will stop for a brief snorkel session at a tropical reef for a view of the underwater world below.
This tour operates seasonally from April through October. Keep in mind, this is a true adventure! Conditions vary, but it can be rainy, windy, bumpy and wet at times, if you aren’t up for that level of adventure, we suggest checking out our catamaran tours departing from Port Allen.
Your vessel will be a custom-built, rigid-hull inflatables (RHIB’s) that was designed for getting you to the Napali Coast in record time from Hanalei. Your trip will be special because of the powerful (225hp!) twin outboard motors, bench seating that faces forward (so you’re not sitting sideways all day, craning your neck), a marine head (bathroom), and sunshade (while parked).
Departure from Hanalei
Your Napali Coast boat tour actually begins at the iconic Tahiti Nui Restaurant in the heart of Hanalei town. There, you will greet our friendly staff, grab your gear (we will provide dry bags for your items), and shuttle you to the world-famous Hanalei Bay.
After a short briefing from your Captain, we’ll toss the mooring lines, hit the coast and start peeling our eyes for wildlife such spinner dolphins, turtles, sea birds, and maybe even goats along the cliffs! It’s also not at all uncommon to see hikers, braving the notoriously brutal Kalalau Trail.
Sit back and enjoy the stories about history and legends of the coast, facts about wildlife, and how this beautiful island was created. Our crew are here to show you an unforgettable time, and to help you in every way. Please don’t be shy if you have a question or if you need anything during your Napali Coast boat tour.
Using his or her discretion, and depending on ocean conditions, your captain will choose an area to stop and snorkel for around forty (40) minutes. We provide fins, goggles, and snorkels in every shape and size and will offer flotation devices (pool noodles) for those who need a little extra support in the water. Your safety is our number one priority, we will be there for you, above everything else, to assist in making this a safe and memorable adventure.
Our snorkel spot is usually our lunch spot too—we’ve got fresh deli-style sandwiches, chips, island juices, and a Kauai Kookie to enjoy for lunch. Once we’re all on board and fed, we’ll turn it around to soak up all those “salty hair, don’t care” vibes on our way back to beautiful Hanalei Bay, where you can carry the magic with you, into the afternoon, on Kauai’s unbelievable north shore.
Holo Holo Charters has been offering Niʻihau boat tours from Kauai since 1997, longer than any other Kauai boat tour company. Overall these years, they modified and upgraded their boat, refined the menu, and dialed in all the details. They consistently strive to give you the most fun, exciting, and visually stunning day of your Hawaiian vacation!
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