We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Shore Private Charters

4270 Kilauea Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
808-828-1379
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 14 activities in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
55 visitor photos
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    77
    4
    0
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cary, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was definitely one of the top things we did during our trip to Hawaii. We went to Big Island, Kauai and Maui. We did this adventure on July 15th, 2014. To begin with, Janelle was great with the entire booking process. She's very sweet! The price is also worth it because you get to see the stunning cliffs of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This had to be one of my favorite experiences while in Kauai. Janelle made the booking process so easy and she was so nice and pleasant over the phone. She really took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. Captain Gary and and guide Drew went out of their way to make sure everyone was comfortable and having... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's a small, family run business that only operates a few months per year due to weather conditions. Taking off from the north shore of Kauai, it operates a hard shell zodiac to one of the most beautiful, undeveloped places in the world, the Na Pali coast. Captain Gary and Crewman Drew were professional, knowledgeable and fun to be with.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What an amazing tour. My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Kauai and did many excursions but this was our favorite. It even beat out the helicopter ride which was the coolest thing I had ever done until this boat ride. The Na Pali coast is simply breathtaking. Our captain Sean and guide Drew were a lot of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventura CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the morning trip which departed around 7.30am from Anini Beach. The Napali Coast scenery was amazing, especially the sea caves, waterfalls and pristine beaches. Our guides had a deep knowledge of both the coastline and Kauai history. We did not snorkel at the first choice site due to the large swell, but the second choice of the outer... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chandler, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wow, this tour exceeded my expectations. Myself and 10 year old daughter had a blast. The guides were friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The snorkeling is not fantastic, but we did swim with four turtles. The coast is beyond words and the caves were amazing. I would definitely use this company again as everyone from the front office to guides were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our captain Gary was ok but where is Captain Mike? We took this tour last summer n it was the most thrilling boat ride we had ever done! My wife and I were amazed by the beauty of the Napali coastline and the stories and history that our captain Mike shared with us. Thank u to North shore charters, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What an amazing boat ride! If you want to see the Na Pali Coast this is the way to do it. I was hesitant to do the tour solo, but I am thrilled that I did! The views of the coast cannot be put into words. My favorite of the ride were the beautiful sea caves. If you are interested... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

While the boat trip was excellent the personnel were even more impressive. From Janelle who booked us to Captain Gary and mate Drew everyone was capable, competent, responsive to questions. Leaving from the north shore saved us over three hours of driving and the trip in the hard-hulled zodiac allowed us to enter sea caves, see turtles and spinner dolphins... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Three of us took the morning zodiac trip along the Napali coast from North Shore Charters. We lucked out with perfect weather, but it was complemented by the excellent work of North Shore. Check in was easy and we were shuttled to Anini Beach where we boarded the zodiac. Gary showed us a number of sea caves and then we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed North Shore Private Charters also viewed

 

Been to North Shore Private Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage North Shore Private Charters, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing