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Address: Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-826-5585
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Description: Family operated Na Pali Sailing Catamaran Company. Offering North Shore...
Family operated Na Pali Sailing Catamaran Company. Offering North Shore departures from Hanalei Pier Beach. Enjoy white sandy beaches, ancient volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and pristine blue ocean waters. Captain Sundown welcomes you aboard 40' Catamaran Ku'uipo for 360 degree views of Na Pali cliffs and personalized (15-17 passenger) Na Pali Snorkel tour (Nu'alolo Kai) or romantic Bali Hai Sunset Sail in Hanalei Bay. Seating choices include: fully shaded cushioned cabin seating or wrap-around open deck seating. For more fun, try our wet and splashy trampoline nets for a wet and wild adventure ride. Come face to face with marine life including Bottle-nose Dolphins, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Honu the Green Sea Turtles, Flying Fish and Rare Marine Birds. Troll Fishing lines for Tuna, Mahi Mahi or Ono. Let the young ones hand line in Papio, Rainbow Runners and Aku! Snorkel Sail inc: Snorkel gear, deli meal and bottled water, sodas. Sunset Sail inc: Light Snacks and bottled water, sodas History Established in 1971. Born and reared in Hawaii, Capt. Sundown honed his ocean skills as a young man surfing and sailing Hawaiian waters. His passions include his faith in God, love of family and spirit of Aloha. Sailing on deck with a small group of people is the core principal of this company. Returning passengers who share our love of sailing off the beaten path, are the epicenter of our success. From your first telephone call until we shuttle you back to your car from your sailing adventure, you will always be in the tender care of a Capt. Sundown family member. We love people and it shows in every aspect of our jobs.
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Wonderful sail

Our choice to book a sail with Captain Sundown was absolutly the best one. We had a great day on the morning sail with Nick and Captain Larry. They make a great difference with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Cantù, Italy
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Cantù, Italy
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our choice to book a sail with Captain Sundown was absolutly the best one. We had a great day on the morning sail with Nick and Captain Larry. They make a great difference with their professionalty and kindness, explaining you everthing about the Na pali Coast, from geology to history. We loved when Captain Larry decided to swicht off the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was my second time with Captain Sundown and it was amazing once again! I always stay on the north shore and its so nice that they leave out of Hanalei bay! The staff are amazing and incredibly knowledgeable about the island and all of its adventures. Leaving for the north shore gives you a unique view of the NaPali... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our family of 8 had a fabulous time out with Captain Sundown! Larry and Nick were great! As there were no trade winds, we couldn't let out the sail. No matter. Larry took us in close to shore all the way down the Na Pali coast for breathtaking up close views and even backed us into a waterfall shower!! Snorkeling... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't even think about going anywhere else. The Captain Sundown ohana will treat you like family. We were looking for a sailing cat with a trampoline (we love being able to lay out on the tramp) and found it!! Next requirement was a small group. I HATE being packed in like sardines on a boat. There were 15 of us... More 

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went in the morning trip on August 11th. It was a great trip by all means. I have to started saying that my husband and came to Kauai with the intention of visiting the Napali Coast so we did the helicopter and of course we wanted to sail the coast but i am terrified of big waves (and everyone... More 

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washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This tour was great! The kids enjoyed laying out on the front of the catamaran in both directions - lots of water spray on the return journey. The crew was very informative about the coastline and the lunch/fresh fruit was very refreshing. Would definitely recommend!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our third time out with Captain Sundown. Captain Larry and Nick were great to sail with. Very personable and laid back, but very attentive and informative about all things related to the experience. Enjoyed the relatively small boat with only 17 passengers. Leaving out of Hanalei allowed us to cruise the entire length of the incredible Napali Coast before we... More 

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Smithtown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a great day - beautiful ride out to some great snorkeling, then lunch on the anchor and a splash filled adventurous journey back. We had about 15 of us on this big cat, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We hooked an Ono on the way, saw lots of fish while snorkeling, and saw dolphin and turtles on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fantastic day trip! The views of the Na'Pali coast are amazing, as well as the guides! We loved all the information that was shared and the ride! They weren't kidding when they said bring a jacket! We would definitely recommend this tour!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a family run business, who treats you like family. We had an amazing day seeing the Napoli coast. We snorkeled, had lunch, and learned the history. We saw sea turtles, fish, and dolphins. The 6 hour ride has been my favorite attraction of our vacation.

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