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Boat Tour Guide – Kauai

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Na Pali Boat Tour Kauai

Lauren enjoying the Na Pali Coast Tour

Tour Destinations

Marvel at the magnificence that is Kauai. Get your camera ready for a wonderful sightseeing boat tour while your guides share interesting facts. Most tours include a buffet and many feature snorkeling and scuba options. Almost all morning tours encounter dolphins, sea turtles are a regular sight and whales are around from November to March..

Kauai Boat Tour Map

Kauai Boat Tour Map

Tour Routes

Most Tours depart from Port Allen on the Westside near Eleele

  • Red Route: Na Pali coast, Port Allen or Kekaha departure
  • Orange Route: Na Pali coast, Hanalei departure (summer only)
  • Green Route: Na Pali coast and Ni’ihau, Port Allen departure
  • Purple Route: South coast and whale watching, Port Allen departure

Tour Attractions

  • Na Pali Coast, sheer cliffs of granduer, sea caves and lush valleys
  • Ni’ihau, sail past the forbidden native island
  • Snorkel, snorkel along the Na Pali with colorful fish and sea turtles
  • Scuba, discover the most pristine waters along Na Pali & Ni’ihau
  • Whale Watching, whales are frequent visitors from November – March
  • South Shore, secluded Maha`ulepu coastline, great whale watching

Vessels

All catamarans feature bathrooms, fresh water showers and swim ladders

  • 65-foot Catamaran,
  • 50-foot catamaran
  • 40′ RHIB, inflatable with fiberglass bottom
  • Raft

Departure Harbors

  • Port Allen, Small Boat Harbor past McDonalds in Ele’ele, Westside
  • Kekaha, Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor past Waimea, Westside
  • Hanalei, Hanalei Pier in summer only, North Shore
  • Poipu, Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor in Koloa, South Shore

 

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Tour Packages

 

Na Pali Coast + Ni’ihau + Snorkel / Scuba Tour

Activity #B1

Check out Lauren’s blog post for her personal review on this adventure

Our most adventurous tour features sightseeing along the Na Pali Coast before crossing the 17-mile channel to the forbidden island of Niihau. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and sodas. While there is no landing on the coast of Niihau, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters where visibility is sometimes as great as 150 feet. Snorkel, scuba dive, float on boogie boards or noodles, play on our water slide or dangle your feet in the water Scuba is offered with reservation ahead of time and no experience is required. On the way back a lunch buffet is offered as you take in the beauty of Kauai’s coastline.

Duration: 7.5 hours
Dates / Times: Daily, departure at 6am and returns around 2pm
Refreshments: Continental Breakfast, Lunch Buffet, Water, Juice & Soft Drinks, Unlimited Beer, Wine & Mai Tais (21+) with lunch
Cost: $185-205 adults; $129-139 children; $225+ with scuba option

 

Na Pali Coast + Snorkel / Scuba Tour

Activity #B2

Enjoy guaranteed dolphin sightings on all of our morning tours! Head up to the breathtaking Na Pali Coast the crew keeps you entertained with local stories about the sights and provides information about the variety of marine life you will see. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and plentiful deli buffet lunch. Once the captain reaches your snorkeling spot, it’s time for fun in the water! Snorkel, scuba dive, float on boogie boards or noodles, play on our water slide or dangle your feet in the water Scuba is offered with reservation ahead of time and no experience is required.

Duration: 5.5 hours
Dates / Times: Daily, departure around 7am and return around 1pm
Refreshments: Continental Breakfast, Buffet Deli Lunch, Water, Juice & Soft Drinks, Unlimited Beer, Wine & Mai Tais (21+) with dinner
Cost: $147-149 adults, $107-109 children, $186+ with scuba option

 

Na Pali Coast + Sunset Tour

Activity #B3

Check out Lauren’s blog post for her personal review on this adventure

Take in breathtaking views as you cruise along the Na Pali Coast for this dinner tour complete with a luau-style buffet. Explore the coastline while the crew entertains with local stories. The afternoon lighting is unforgettable as it streams into the valleys of the Na Pali Coast. Your tour finishes with the beauty of the Kauai sun sinking into the ocean along with a champagne toast at sunset.

Duration: 4 hours
Dates / Times: Daily, departure around 2:30pm and returns around 7pm
Refreshments: Dinner Buffet, Water, Juice & Soft Drinks, Unlimited Beer, Wine & Mai Tais (21+)
Cost: $110-199 adults, $85-99 children

 

Whale Watching + Sunset Tour

Activity #B4

A Kauai sunset, whales, delicious pupus (appetizers) complete with sodas, juices, beer, wine and Mai Tais set the mood for this special time of the day. Cruise the calm south shore waters of Kauai while enjoying the magnificent sight of whales and other marine life. As you sail back, take in the sunset with a champagne toast.

Duration:  2 hours
Dates / Times: Seasonal (November – March), departure around 4:30pm and returns around 7pm
Refreshments: Appetizers, Water, Juice & Soft Drinks, Unlimited Beer, Wine & Mai Tais (21+)
Cost: $75+ adults, $55+ children

 

*Rafting* Na Pali Coast + Snorkel Tour

Activity #B5

This adventurous raft tour travels up the Na Pali Coast where you will get up close and personal with dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life. Adventure into sea caves and snorkel, observing fish and other sea life. This raft adventure comes complete with Underwater camera and wetsuit rentals are available. Cave exploration is weather and sea conditions permitting.

Duration: 5.5 hours
Dates / Times: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, times vary
Refreshments: Lunch, sodas, juices and water
Cost: $129-189 adults, $89-174 children ages 8+

 

 

Requirements

Booking: Deposit required upon booking. Most providers charge the balance due upon tour check-in.

Age Requirements: 2+ on sunset tours, 5+ for snorkel tours, 8+ for rafting

Restrictions: Passengers need to be in strong, healthy, physical condition. Barefoot boat tour, non-orthopedic shoes must be left on dock.  No expectant mothers. Health conditions, disabilities and special needs may be accommodated but must be disclosed prior to booking, contact us for special consideration.

Cancellation / Alteration Policy: Cancellations and any alterations must be done 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund. Cancellation/changes or no-shows that fall outside will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of the tour.

 

Recommendations

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Motion-sickness preventative, if needed

Reviews

Check out Lauren’s blog for personal reviews

 

FAQs

Rain

Tours happen rain or shine as long as conditions are safe. In the case of inclement weather, you will be contacted to postpone

 

 

Free Concierge Service

Party Aloha offers our FREE concierge service for booking all your Kauai activities. We will arrange your activity(s) for you so no more spending time comparing companies, packages, availability and varying restrictions. Spend your money and time adventuring around Kauai and leave the rest to Party Aloha’s free online concierge service.

 

 

Boat Tour Companies Directory

 

Concierge Providers A-Z

Party Aloha can book activities with these providers for you!

 

Blue Dolphin Charters

BlueDolphinKauai.com

808-335-5553

Book through Concierge Service Now!

Holo Holo Charters

HoloHoloCharters.com

808-335-0815

Book through Concierge Service Now!

 

Additional Providers A-Z

Not currently offering concierge service 

 

Na Pali Riders

NaPaliRiders.com

808-742-6331

 

Liko Kauai

Liko-Kauai.com

808-338-0333

 

Kauai Sea Tours

KauaiSeaTours.com

808-335-5309

 

Kauai Sea Riders

KauaiSeaRiders.com

808-332-7238

 

 

Book Now using our Free Concierge Service

Party Aloha offers our FREE concierge service for booking all your Kauai activities. We will arrange your activity(s) for you so no more spending time comparing companies, packages, availability and varying restrictions. Spend your money and time adventuring around Kauai and leave the rest to Party Aloha’s free online concierge service.