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Address: 9841 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea Area, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Description: Adventure Tours, Sunset Cruises, and plenty of amazing Sightseeing on our...
Adventure Tours, Sunset Cruises, and plenty of amazing Sightseeing on our "Zodiac" style boats. Daily tours on the coastal waters of Kauai. Don't forget to check out deep sea fishing with Explore Kauai Sportfishing, part of the Na Pali Explorer family.
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Very nice tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
DeeTanker
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Such a great time! Amazing scenery and great staff. Very friendly and one of the owners was there (owned by 2 women) and the cruise ship was late so we had to wait for them. To apologize she sent us Hawaiian chocolate. I would recommend any adventure they have and the chocolate gesture was so nice that we decided to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

*** We took the 2 hour whale watch in early Feb, 2015 out of Kikiaolo Harbor on their 40’ inflatable boat. Wind was up and there was a considerable chop so that the trip was not as productive as one would hope. However, with these conditions in mind, the captain and crew did a very credible job of getting us... More 

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california
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We booked a 2-hour trip and were thrilled with the result. The captain was friendly, the price was right, and with only 6 guests we were taken out in a 20-foot zodiac that rode the 2-foot swells just fine. You can get a little wet from spray but it was hardly noticeable. The captain had been out on he water... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice boat, great time. The crew is awesome and very flexible if you want to chage the day of your tour to have a better temperature. Breathtaking view of the Na Pali coast, and interesting explanations from the captain. Make sure you do the north tour on the explorer II and that the temperature is warm and sunny. The snorkeling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This time of year is hit and miss on whether boats can get very far up the west Na Pali coast line due to high swells from wind and storms. We sailed on Friday 12/26 with Captain Amelio and Nancy. The 48 ft raft is very effective and seemed to have a better ride than the smaller boats we saw.... More 

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San Diego, California
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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did the last Explorer 1 tour departing from the north shore with Captain Jason and Nancy, and had a blast! We were lucky enough to have no cloud coverage or rain that morning, so we got to see the Na Pali coast in all its glory. Since I don't know how to swim, I was a bit nervous thinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We toured the Na Pali coast with our 3 children on the Explorer 2. We were only 11 passengers on a boat that holds 36 so we all had plenty of room. The raft boat had a hard bottom and cushioned seats - more comfortable then the smaller rafts. The kids had a great time sitting on the edge. Our... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We did the Explorer 1 tour out of the North Shore and it was fantastic! The boat was a blast in the swells. Although, be prepared for a lot of hanging on and sometimes jarring moments, but all in all, my 50 year old body made it through just fine! Being able to get into several caves and so close... More 

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