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Na Pali Riders

Kauai, HI
808-742-6331
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Owner description: Na Pali Riders is in Kauai. We specialize in Zodiac raft adventures along Kauai's infamous Na Pali Coast. Tours include dolphins, whales, snorkeling,... more » Owner description: Na Pali Riders is in Kauai. We specialize in Zodiac raft adventures along Kauai's infamous Na Pali Coast. Tours include dolphins, whales, snorkeling, entering mystic sea caves, and an unforgettable journey not to be missed. « less
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arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is an adventure. Enjoy it! Our morning ride began on a beautiful, calm sea day. The Na Pali coastline is majestic. The captain was very informative about the views, history & culture. He also knew how to handle that zodiac to give us the ride of our lives! Awesome! (Sit towards the front for the big bounces!) We saw... More

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Menlo Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Don't pay too much attention to those who say that the ride is too rough. That is part of the draw. Unless you are infirm or have serious back issues you should not have a problem. If you are not the adventurous type, there is always the catamaran cruise (which is also great...but in a different way). The guides were... More

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spfld
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had an absolutely beautiful day to go out. We went with the early morning and it was great. We had a smooth ride out, seen lots of dolphins, awesome scenery, snorkeled with sea turtles and fun ride back. Besides the incredible views the captain provided great details and his assistant did professional photography. He took some amazing pics. Nothing... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Be prepared to hold on. The raft can be pretty bouncy if you are sitting in the front. But that's what I wanted. The views that you will see will blow your mind. Riding the raft into the caves was amazing. Bring a waterproof camera that you can take some good pictures with. They do have a guide on the... More

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Beaumont, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our family of 5, grandma (59), husband (41), me (39) and kids (6 and 4 years old) went on the morning tour and experienced the time of our lives!! It was fun, adventurous and what we saw and learned about what was probably the best experience of our vacation. Captain Chris had a great sense of humor, especially when I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was a blast! We went out on the early ride, as we were told there was a better chance of seeing dolphins and the sea was a bit calmer. Plus, we had two littles with us (5 and two and a half). The team did a great job telling us what to expect and were funny and sweet. You... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was a great excursion. The Napali coast is so beautiful. The guide takes you to sea caves. It's incredible and well worth it. You will never forget this trip!

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Unfortunately the weather was a bit rough to get to Na Pali coast. After re-reading the reviews I guess it could have been worse. However, my understanding was this is a "Na Pali" coast tour primarily and whale watching is a bonus. After the captain bailed on the trip we spent the next few hours chasing whales without much success.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After arriving at the dock the captain hand picked who would sit where in the raft. He looked at me (5' 0" 100lb female) and said "I'll have you sit at the front - if you can handle a few bumps". I thought... a few bumps - no problem. The captain instructed us to hold on to the cord that... More

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I hate to give bad reviews but this was so painful that I can't help it. I wasn't expecting it to be on a luxurious boat as I knew it was a raft. There definitely was too many people booked on the excursion. My husband and I had to take turns sitting on a buckle on the raft. It's obviously... More

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CaptAndys808, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this review

Our raft expeditions are among the most complimented excursions we offer, and we’re truly sorry you didn’t enjoy your day on the water with us. We do our best to steer our potential passengers onto the boat that best suits them for the conditions of the day, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Sounds like you would have been... More

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