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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

Address: Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Ranked #7 of 20 Activities in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My family loved this experience. We are a family of 5, all adults and first time snorkelers. Captain Tara was the greatest personality. She is also an experienced marine biologist, so it was a cool learning experience as well. We went in December and saw tons of dolphins, a whale, a manta ray, and so many sea turtles that were... More 

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Blacklick, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have done several other whale watches but this was the best way to see them. Captain Tara did a great job of explaining whale habits. Saw some good breaches, spy hops and many tails.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went out with 'Captain Tara' on the most perfect sunny calm morning (very cool though) and the trip was amazing..... we saw a pod of 400+ spinner dolphins in a sandy bay, a mom and baby whale pretty close up, many many turtles. The snorkelling was great but best of all was Tara's obvious commitment to these waters and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Tara gave us a great adventure! We had several whales close and my husband got some great pics. We were fortunate enough that the waters were calm so we could go around the south side of the island past Shipwreck beach to see an unspoiled part of Kauai that not many see (even saw a mountain goat). The sunset was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a great time with Nick, Nick and Tony on our snorkel tour. They were all really knowledgable about sea life and had a generally fun demeanor. We saw a ton of sea turtles. There weren't too many tropical fish but the turtles made up for it. The lunch they provided at the end was fine but the scenery... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a day! The tour was the perfect length. Not too long or short. I loved that the tour was small and on a little fast boat! All the gear was well maintained. I was there in the winter so they gave us wet suit tops to wear along with the fins and snorkel. The tour was great! I loved... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Tara and her crew were fabulous and really knew their stuff! We saw dolphins, whales, a manta ray and they guaranteed we'd swim with sea turtles which we did plenty. We stopped at two sites which were both exceptional. I loved this tour and would totally go with them again.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went with a small group, only four of us. Tara was very helpful and knowledgable with gear, proper riding in the boat and the sea life. We were given a brief tour of the area and had two spots to stop and snorkel. The fish, turtles and dolphins were amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Just finished swimming with the sea turtles and many colorful fish. It was a really cool adventure and well worth the cost. You won't get these experiences doing it on your own from the beach. First dive was for turtles - I saw at least 4 up close and personal. The second dive was along a barrier wall. Lots of... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did the south shore snorkel with Tara and Nick. Tara has incredible knowledge and several decades of experience as a marine biologist so out of all of the snorkeling cruises we have done over the years, this one took the cake on several fronts. We went out on a raft with a very small group of 7 so very... More 

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