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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Ranked #4 of 15 Activities in Poipu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Cordova, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our snorkel with Tara. There were 6 of us total, our 4 plus another couple. We first were fitted for snorkel gear. Amazingly, she had prescription lenses which really helped out my husband who is too near-sighted for contacts! She had wet suits for the kids, but the adults opted out because it was already so warm.... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We'd booked a private charter several months ago, so with the arrival of Hurricane's Iselle and Julio we were concerned that we might have to cancel. Tara was great, recommending the best alternate date and suggesting an earlier start as the seas would be calmer. This was a fantastic tour, we saw three separate groups of spinner dolphins, flying fish... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I booked this particular trip because of the opportunity to go with a marine biologist and learn about the reef systems and ocean while snorkeling. We went on July 3, 2014. First let me say, the two young brothers who provided the trip were very sweet and had tons of aloha. The disappointing part is, no Tara, no explanation about... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great views of the Napali coast. We had spinner dolphins put on a great show right in front of our boat and we spotted a couple of turtles when snorkeling. However the highlight of the trip was seeing one of the very endangered monk seals sunning itself on a remote Napali beach. The crew were very organized, they went out... More 

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Toronto
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is our second time enjoying the south shore tour with Captain Tara. It is definitely high on our "must do" list whenever we are lucky enough to return to Kauai. Tara and her crew are so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. My 9-yr old son was a bit nervous at the beginning but Tara made sure everyone felt super comfortable... More 

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Shawnee, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went on a Whale tour at the end of the season. Right away we spotted a Momma and her baby. We stopped and watched them travel slowly along. A mic was put in the water and we listened to the male whales talking. We were educated on the whates habits. Very interesting and so glad we actually saw whales!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Despite a strong current, Cap'n Tara did a great job with the kids in the group. She stayed close to the kids, and provided them with a boogie board for flotation. At our first stop, it was nonstop turtles. It was a turtle swarm. At our second stop, there were lots of fishes and scary eels. We have to say... More 

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