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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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Amazing experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We toured with Kauai Sea Riders twice on our vacation, once for a whale watching tour and once for a snorkel tour. Our two experiences were pretty different from each other due to some weather that came in a little later during our stay making the south waters a little choppy. The whale watching was lovely and mild. We met... More 

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Glendora, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

To start, this is probably my 4th whale watching tour from San Diego to Alaska and now, Kuaia, HI. I love going on these. After reading that this particular tour was on a zodiac boat, the illusion of being able to quickly move through the water for multiple whale sigtings was all we could think about. We had a group... More 

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East Dubuque, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our family took this morning snorkel tour a few weeks ago and loved it. We saw Dolphins whales, turtles etc up close. Our grandkids age 5, 6, 8 & 11 snorkeled too and the crew were extremely helpful and kind and we all came away with a very positive experience. The captain Tara was a marine biologist who taught us... More 

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