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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 164 attractions in Kauai
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are 2 things you MUST do when you go to Kauai and that is 1) Take Capt Andy's Dinner Cruise Sailing Adventure and 2) Take a 1 Hour Helicopter Tour by Sunshine. It is THE best way to experience the Na Pali coast. For the dinner cruise, just wear something comfortable, but make sure you have a jacket. I... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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24 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took a helicopter ride, and it was beautiful, but quick Friends of ours hiked it, in two days, and other friends kayaked it in a 12 hour day. We thought the best was by boat, we did Captain Andys dinner cruise and enjoyed it. Check out our review of them also.

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Ridgecrest, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This time we went with Holoholo. It was a smaller boat which I enjoyed. The scenery is always phenomenal and the chance to snorkel along with viewing the astoundingly beautiful cliffs is always a pure pleasure. Our crew was excellent, giving information and helping us be comfortable. However, if you're inclined to get sea sick, take your ginger or whatever... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you come to Kauai, this trip is a must and it is best to be experienced by air, sea and land. There are multiple aerial tours via airplane or helicopter, sea tours by boat, raft, or kayak, and several hiking options. The views are amazingly beautiful from all aspects. Our favorite was by sea as you experienced the cliffs,... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We saved this trip for our last full day on Kauai and it blew away anything else we had ever done here. The Na Pali Coast is nature at its best, mostly unspoiled by man, and jaw-droppingly beautiful. We chartered a "zodiac" snorkel cruise tour thru HOLO-HOLO which left from Hanalei Bay. Captain Aaron and First Mate Claudia were expert,... More

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Laguna Niguel, California, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Don't miss out on the most beautiful side of the island, take a boat tour with NA PALI EXPERIENCE! A small 6 passenger boat that actually goes into sea caves and snorkels in areas bigger boats can't access. If you want to really experience Na Pali and it's magnificent coast by water, this is the company to use! Na Pali... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We kayaked the coast with Outfitters and it's spectacular. One of the best days ever. The guides are excellent and know every cave and nook on the coast for the best views, stops, etc. It was rigorous but fun and when paced perfectly with snacks, etc., it's a great time. It's hard though! Don't sign up unless you are ready... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must do and see! Spectacular views of arches, caves, mountain ranges and beautiful blue, turquoise and green water changes. Then the wild life! Spinner dolphins, several types of birds and goats on sheer cliffs. Then if you go during the winter months whales and more whales. We have been 4 times by boat and twice by helicopter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This coast can only be seen from the sea or the air - choose the sea and take a cruise. We went with Holohol for a sunset cruise. The scenery is majestic with cliffs rising 3000ft out of the sea, awesome valleys and exciting sea caves. The captain took the 65ft catamaran right in to one sea cave! This has... More

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Union, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A absolute must for a visit to Kauai! Drive past the Pacific Grand Canyon for an awesome view and the take a boat ride up the coast the following day! You will not be disappointed and a definite highlight to our vacation.

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