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Na Pali Explorer

Address: 9841 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea Area, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-338-9999
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Ranked #11 of 19 Activities in Waimea
Owner description: Adventure Tours, Sunset Cruises, and plenty of amazing Sightseeing on our "Zodiac" style boats...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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visalia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were a group of 15 with 8 kids ages 5 to 15. Several of us were concerned about the ocean swells and our queasiness but the boat was very stable so no problems with sea sickness. There was also ample shade for those needing it. The highlights were the incredibly beautiful coast and the dolphins and sea turtles. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The snorkeling and sightseening trip aboard the Napali Explorer 2 was the highlight of our trip. The 48 footer provides a great ride for all ages. Captain Jason and Nancy were very informative and catered the trip based on the personal goals of everyone aboard. By the end of the trip everyone got exactly what they wanted especially if their... More 

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Huntington, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had already viewed the Na Pali coastline from an awesome helicopter ride, but it was nice to be on the water motoring along. You can sit in the shaded area at the center of the boat, or ride up front and enjoy the spray of water from the swells. The coast line is beautiful but the snorkeling was just... More 

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NAPA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Second time with this company and crew. Great for kids..shaded and with a bathroom! Good size zodiac-small enough to go into the sea-caves but big enough to ride smoothly on the ocean!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

What a great trip! The Captain and crew were fun and informative. They knew the perfect spots to see hundreds of spinner dolphins. Close up pictures and video of these dolphins were amazing. We also saw several whales and actually experienced a humpback whale fully breach! The Na Pali coast line was beautiful and the crew pointed out the profile... More 

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