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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Address: Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Great sights, generally a great trip

Really enjoyed the trip out last Sunday. The dolphins, turtles, coast, caves and history are all worth it. I definitely recommend the trip, but with a few cautions so you know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really enjoyed the trip out last Sunday. The dolphins, turtles, coast, caves and history are all worth it. I definitely recommend the trip, but with a few cautions so you know what you are getting. (1) The snorkelling itself is just OK. If you've snorkelled at all, you've probably seen better locations and more interesting fish. (2) The Zodiac should... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Although this rough & tumble zodiac trip might not be for everyone, I LOVED it! Deposited right in the middle of some of the most beautiful snorkeling locations and guided by the stellar Capt.Tara, this trip was so much more interesting and unique than the catamaran tour of the Na Pali coast we took last year. Being close to the... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was our second snorkel experience on our trip, the first was on the Big Island. This outing was much different in regards to the boat and size of the group. Tara and her crew were amazing. Tara is a marine biologist and obviously loves what she does and takes the time to educate the guests about the area and... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our first nature trip on a Zodiac and it will be hard to go back to a Catamaran, no matter how deluxe it is. Captain Tara and her first mate were everything we had been told. While we may have been lucky to be in the right place at the right time, Capt Tara was just great as narrator and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did the 7:45 trip with Tara as a last minute adventure before jumping on the plane back to the mainland. So, so glad we did. Tara was truly a wealth of knowledge and bundle of energy for our snorkel trip. Rachel and Nick, you guys were awesome too! I would recommend this for children as well as adults. Tara... More 

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Quzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nick and Elijah gave us a very memorable experience. We saw many turtles, spinner dolphins, and thousands of tropical reef fish. I'm an inexperience snorkeler so it was nice to be in such a small group. I highly recommend this tour. Nick and Elijah were funny and easy-going, yet professional and highly competent.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Tara is an incredible marine biologist, and she knows the area. She and her crew have a high regard for the ocean and the oceanlife. Anytime we were in the water, Tara and her crew were very helpful, and made sure that everyone felt safe in the water. We saw many sea turtles, eels, and tropical fish. Before we snorkeled,... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As first time snorkelers and novice swimmers, we had a fantastic experience on the snorkeling tour! Both of us are novice swimmers and a bit concerned about snorkeling in the open ocean. But captain Tara was very considerate and provided us boogie boards for support. Further more, she hung around us, supporting and advising us on how to snorkel. And... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a great morning snorkelling tour today with Nick, Elijah and Tony. The weather was perfect and the sea was very calm so we had excellent conditions. The crew was very friendly and took great care of us. The equipment was all in good shape. Even with the calm conditions a couple of people were seasick and they were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took our 9 year-old granddaughter on her 1st whale watching tour and we saw so many whales! This activity has been her favorite so far. Captain Tara, a marine biologist, provided us with an informative and exciting tour. Even in calm water this is a bumpy ride with most seating along the sides of a zodiac, a rigid inflatable... More 

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