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Catamaran Kahanu

4353 Waialo Road, Eleele, Kauai, HI 96705
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Eleele
Type: Water sports
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Edgerton, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Our initially scheduled boat ride was canceled due to the high winds and 10+ foot wave swells. We were concerned they would cancel, and were glad they did! When the national weather service issues warnings, it's best to pay attention. Fortunately, our trip with Catamaran Kahanu was scheduled on the 3rd day of our 7-day trip, so we were happy... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our family goes to Kauai quite a bit, and Catamaran Kahanu is always on the itinerary. This trip (5 April) was pretty awesome. It was me, my wife and two teenage boys. We saw a few whales, including a couple very close, which we felt pretty lucky as the season is pretty well over. The close couple Capt Lani spotted... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had an excellent time! We saw whales, turtles, porpoises, lava tubes, sea caves, fishing villages and more. We snorkeled for the first time, which was amazing. It was a great day and well worth the cost. The weather was also great on 3/26/14, the date we took the tour. The captain and crew were fantastic. We will definitely try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We've been fortunate to take three snorkeling/whale watching tours with Capt. Lani and Catamaran Kahanu over many years. Most recent was April 2014. Do not miss them on Kauai! Each trip has been breath-taking. You will not find a better, more intimate tour of Na Pali than this one. Capt. Lani is the real deal, a native Hawaiian who knows... More

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Amherst, NH
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were very lucky to have booked our visit to the Napali Coast with Catamaran Kahanu. This family owned and operated business can give you everything the commercial operators can and more. The Captain and crew were great and gave us all the personal attention you just can't get on the larger boats. We had plenty of room to move... More

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Poipu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We could not have asked for better. A wonderful safe journey with a truly knowledgable crew. We saw humpbacks breaching on the Napali coast with dolphins riding beside us. Food was great as well as the snorkelling. Loved hearing about the Hawaiian traditions and history.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We felt very fortunate that we picked this company to go on our snorkel/whale watching experience of the Napali coast on Kauai. We did the trip on March 22, 2014. Having only so many days on Kauai this one day boat trip was worth our time and money. The captain and crew were great with our children (7 and 9)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We seek out kahanu whenever we visit Kauai. Captain and Debbie are local people. Captain traces his family way back and knows the waters and Na Pali intimately. This time we saw lots of whales. Captain stopped so we could watch a mom and her calf. We have gone with kahanu summer, fall and winter and it is always a... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Not sure how this company got so many positive if you want to take a two hour boat ride, drink a juice and a handful of pretzels then this is for you. Captain wasn't interested in finding whales but just driving around for the two hours and heading back to the harbor. Complete waste of money. Try admire professional tour... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I have been on catamaran tours before but was surprised by the small intimate feeling that this tour included. I went on February 11, 2014. The captain, though gruff, was incredibly knowledgeable and skilled. We felt very safe and privileged to be able to get so close to the coast. We saw whales, porpoises and sea turtles. I enjoyed standing... More

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