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Address: Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-826-5585
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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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We were extremely pleased with the Na'pali coast boat tour. Captain Larry and Nick did an excellent job of making us feel safe and comfortable. They let us know everything we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
avalonbride36
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We were extremely pleased with the Na'pali coast boat tour. Captain Larry and Nick did an excellent job of making us feel safe and comfortable. They let us know everything we needed to know and had an easy-going manner. Nick explained what we were seeing as we travelled down the coast. You could tell that he wanted to share what... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We had the best time with Captain Larry and Nick adventuring along the Napali Coastline! Such a great way to see the coastline. We had done the hike before but this view was unreal. They made us all feel really comfortable and were very knowledgeable about the area. We had a relaxing sail out laying on the trampolines in the... More 

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plymouth, mn
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Extremely friendly, family-run operation. Clear communications, professional Yep fun. Possibly one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Snorkeling was great but visibility was limited on this particular day. Sailing was epic and everyone had a blast.

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1 Thank texasotan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Don't miss this experience of viewing the Napali Coast -- sailing -- with Captain (Bob) Sundown. The crew (Nick) and Captain Bob are experts on the history and natural phenomenon, and the snorkeling at a remote location was a delight. This was a highlight of our trip, and we'll repeat it someday!

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Thank Don Z
New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We went with these guys on our last night in town. A group of 4 adult family members. You meet up at the local liquor store, grab a couple of beers and they drive you down to the beach. The coast is not really great for people who are sea sick, but the benefit of this group was that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Very impressed by the entire experience. They were super responsive when we booked the Na Pali Coast catamaran tour (not everybody picks up the phone or calls you back promptly), were easy to find, had friendly and helpful staff (second-generation family business - gotta love that), and provided fascinating info about the areas we toured. Their boat was the perfect... More 

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Cantù, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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 18 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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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