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Na Pali Coast

Northwest shore (end of Hwy 56), West Side, Kauai, HI 96714
(800) 262-1400
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Ranked #1 of 156 attractions in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
Description: A scenic area offering beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Capt. Andy's crew keeps everyone's safety in mind in foremost. They will not go on any adventure that is not safe for your day's weather … and weather changes greatly. Capt. Ted and assistant Jason took our dozen passengers up 30 miles into the Napali Coast on a hard-hulled zodiac. Noting that all passengers were having a good time, Capt.... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were fortunate enough to get to go out twice with a charter group named Na'pali Experience, and once with a group named Captain Andy's. All three days were absolutely wonderful, and provided memories for a lifetime for all of us. The Captain Andy's boat is a larger boat, and the Na'pali Experience trips were much more private and personalized... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

If you go to Kauai, you must take a catamaran tour with Catamaran Kahanu! Just got back from our third trip with Capt. Lani. Always breathtaking. You will not find a better, more intimate, authentic tour offered by native Hawaiians who know the land, sea and its beautiful creatures and respects them all. Do not miss Catamaran Kahanu.

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We are two couples from Australia and experienced the Na Pali coast at the end September last year. We used a company called "Na Pali Experience" with Nate as our skipper and guide. Two boats went together and both skippers handled the slightly heavy swell with ease using throttles and direction to make the ride quite comfortable. Nate was fantastic,... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I took the Zodiac adventure tour up the Na Pali Coast this past weekend. It was amazing! Words cannot describe the beauty. The weather was perfect and the Captain was able to back the boat into the caves. The coast line is stunning!. We landed on a deserted beach and had a great lunch and then snorkeled. We were fortunate... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

As I write this review, the Na Pali Coast is the #1 attraction of Kauai and when you see this stunning coastline you will no doubt agree. My wife, teenage daughter and I visited Kauai for three days and this was on the top of our wishlist. Fortunately we had time to see the Na Pali coast by car, foot... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Among the Hawaiian Islands we visited, Kauai is our absolute favorite! While most of the Kauai is commutable, Na Pali Coast can only be accessible by either air or water. We preferred water over air and loved every moment of our day trip to Na Pali. Its beautiful and a must do when in Kauai. Do check the whether conditions... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took the sunset dinner sail up the NaPali coast on March 28, 2014. The crew was fabulous- Monte, Thomas, Mark and captain Sterling were the best- friendly, fun, informative, and attentive. We saw amazing spinner dolphins and more whales than we have seen on any whale watching trip. We saw a mom and baby whale breaching over and over-... More

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Highland Village, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you've made it to Kauai, this is a must see attraction. Even if you forgot your camera, it is a beauty that you would never forget. We've been fortunate enough to see the coast by helicopter and cruise ship (Norwegian spends the half of the second day in Kauai cruising the coast). We've been unfortunate enough to have set-backs... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Some of earth's most amazing scenes can be captured on this coastline; but alas, there are only three ways to see most of those scenes: by air, by water or on foot. We chose an aerial tour with Wings over Kauai and one of the kids hiked the 11 mile Kalalau trail that starts where the roads ends on the... More

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