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Captain Sundown

Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #11 of 22 Activities in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Family run sailing business offers longer excursion for just a few dollars more. Although the weather was not very cooperative on the ride out along the Na Pali coast (grey skies with intermittent drizzling rain), the voyage back was outstanding. To make up for the less than impressive beginning of the trip (no fault of the captain or NIck, his... More

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Eugene, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Most Na'Pali cruises are based out of Port Allen on the south end of the island. Captain Sundown is based in Hanalei bay. Convient to North shore. You don't have to drive all that way to get to and from the embarkation point. No wind in the morning so no sailing. He only puts the sails out for the outbound... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I will say that this is not the most picturesque snorkeling but it is the best way to see the island. The Captain and BJ are very personable and they make sure that everyone is having a good time. Great experience!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We gave a lot of thought to how we’d spend a last precious day in Kauai. After looking at lots of options, we chose Captain Sundown Snorkel Sail. We wanted to slow time down, so our holiday would not end. We wanted to be close to the beautiful ocean, and to witness more of the unique scenery of Kauai. The... More

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Merrick, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As east coast land lovers, our family's trepidation about sailing and snorkeling was quickly forgotten. Upon our friendly greeting from Captain Bob and his first mate David, the convenience of setting sail from the north shore was key to us and having a limited number of guests on the boat allowed for ample room and movement on the boat during... More

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Vancouver, WA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We sailed the Na Pali Coast with Captain Sundown on August 4th. We deliberately avoided a sunset cruise and chose the day trip. This is what we knew going in: 1) it is an open bow catamaran, 2) the trip involved sailing with the trade winds going out, 3) the trip involved sailing into the trades coming back, 4) some... More

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San Francisco
13 reviews 13 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I did a lot of research (both on TripAdvisor and in guidebooks) before booking w/ Captain Sundown. My husband and I had high hopes that our "romantic" Sunset Tour would be the highlight of our recent Kauai stay — and worth the hefty price tag. Sadly, it didn't live up to our expectations. Before I launch into the reasons why... More

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HanaleiSailor, Director of Sales at Captain Sundown, responded to this review

Aloha from Captain Sundown's Reservation Staff There are certain untruths that we wish to speak on in this review along with information necessary to share about our business currently celebrating it's 43rd year in operation. We strongly feel there were things that this reviewer could have done to not only better prepare for her Na Pali tour but also certain... More

Richmond, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a pleasant time sailing on the Napali coast with captain Bob. A small dingy shuttles you out to the sail boat, shoes left behind for the trip, they can be a slippery hazard on board, you will get wet. There was only about 14 of us, so it's a little more intimate then some of the bigger snorkel... More

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Yucaipa, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having spent over a week researching the best (or what I thought would be the best) Napali coast boat tour I decided on Captain Sundown. I didn't want to drive from Princeville to Port Allen so choosing someone close to us was ideal. Email communication with them was great. I have no complaints about that. Every question I had was... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Looking for a great boat ride to the Napali Coast with snorkeling....this IS your ticket! Bob the captain and Dave, his sidekick, extremely experienced and knowledgeable! This trip was phenomenal and you could see fish and sea turtles from the boat is snorkeling not for you! Nice picnic lunch packed and well worth the price! I wouldn't miss this opportunity... More

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