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Address: 9814 Kaumualii Hwy Ste a, Waimea Area, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96796
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Description: Adventure Tours and plenty of amazing Sightseeing on our "Zodiac" style...
Adventure Tours and plenty of amazing Sightseeing on our "Zodiac" style boats. Daily tours on the coastal waters of Kauai to the Na Pali Coast. Don't forget to check out deep sea fishing with Explore Kauai Sportfishing, part of the Na Pali Explorer family.
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Na Pali Zodiac Tour

Our jovial Hawaiian tour guide knew what he was talking about and told interesting stories about how ancient Hawaiians explained their landscape using gods and goddesses, made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The first thing Kevin said was: "you signed up for an adventure, not a tour", and this is what it was. Looking for the champagne cruise? This is not it! But adventure it was. Kevin and Nancy, Nancy and Kevin. We were a party of 4 (kids are 12 and 15), this is out of the 12 people that they... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I booked this trip the day after we took a helicopter tour of Kauai. Probably should have done it the other way around. The captain, Kevin, was nice enough as was the first mate but the ride was very loud due to the diesel engines and crappy music being played over the speakers of the boat. Some... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The first half of the tour was great. Our captain was informative and the scenery was amazing. The snorkel was horrible. We stopped at a site where there were several other boats. Several people including my husband jumped right in and four were immediately stung by Portguese Man of War. They were right at the boat and the ones in... More 

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Na_Pali_Explorer, Owner at Na Pali Explorer, responded to this review

It is extremely rare that we have an occurrence such as yours. Unfortunately, this was never brought to our attention while you were here. We encourage anyone that has an experience not to their liking to speak with us directly so that we may remedy the problem. I sincerely apologize for your experience and hope that you will give us... More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My wife and I did the zodiac boat ride and we had a great time. This is the small boat where you have to sit on the side tubes of the boat. It is a rough ride and will leave you sore for a few days, but completely worth it. The guide and crew were very friendly and made the... More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our jovial Hawaiian tour guide knew what he was talking about and told interesting stories about how ancient Hawaiians explained their landscape using gods and goddesses, made funny jokes along the way, and drove us into huge waves just for giggles. It was a great tour, the only drawback was that the lunch they served wasn't very satisfactory, turkey sandwiches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Best trip excursion that I have ever done! This company and trip is an absolute must if you go to Kauai. The captain was excellent. Dolphins, Napali coast, beach landing, army missiles, awesome!!!!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We really wanted to experience a Na Pali boat tour during our stay, so booked and paid in advance. There are 3 companies who do beach-landing - which we specifically wanted - with very similar offerings, we chose this one mostly due to a little shorter boating time. However, about 40h before our trip, we received a short email simply... More 

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Na_Pali_Explorer, Owner at Na Pali Explorer, responded to this review

Aloha, First I want to sincerely apologize for your experience. Customer service is extremely important to us and we regret how this situation was handled. At this time we are not able to call international phone numbers and it is my intention to change that so we never have this situation again. I would like to invite you to give... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

If you go to Kauai you must book a boat ride/ snorkeling tour of the Na Pali coast with this team. The captain stopped to let us hang out with the dolphins, backed the boat into a few caves (which was so cool) and brought us to a perfect snorkeling spot. The captain has a splendid sense of humor and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very nice tour. Fast boat and lots of wildlife when we went. The weather did not cooperate so we took the alternate coast which was not as nice or photographic. Not a fault of the tour though, just rain and lots of rough seas.

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Morris, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is easily the worst excursion I have ever had. There were whales everywhere but we went no where close enough for pictures. We had the same view of whales from the shores of Poi Pu Beach. As far as the Na Pali coast goes...it seemed like we were there for five minutes. I have been on other amazing tours... More 

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Na_Pali_Explorer, Owner at Na Pali Explorer, responded to this review

I would like to apologize for your experience on our tour. We always strive to give the very best tours available. One thing that we always stress to all of our guests who visit during the winter months; we can't guarantee that we will see the Na Pali Coast. Weather will always be a factor in any boat tour. However,... More 

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