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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Address: Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: 808-332
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AWESOME TRIP!

I have wanted to take a trip like this for over 20 years since I lived on Oahu in early 90's. We booked this trip and it was awesome. Tara gives you an insight to the Na Pali... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have wanted to take a trip like this for over 20 years since I lived on Oahu in early 90's. We booked this trip and it was awesome. Tara gives you an insight to the Na Pali Coast like no one else will or can. She is an absolute authority on the coast and the wildlife. If you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Capt Tara and Elijah were two awesome guides. Both very knowledgeable of the marine life as well as the topography. Got to see Spinner Dolphins up close, must have been 3-4 pods or more. Smooth ride and lots of fun. Great commentary and conversation. Highly recommended if you want to see the Napali Coast, up close and personal. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

9We did the zodiac tour with three kids 6,12 an 14. Despite the ocean not cooperating with all of the fun, captain tara made the trip so much fun! We weren't packed into the boat like sardines (the other three boats we saw leave looked awful). She was knowledgeable, fun and an amazing boat captain! i highly recommend this company

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We did the tour with Greg and Elijah as our guides. As we were heading out, we had a large group of Dolphins follow us out. We were all excited. At our first snorkel spot, we saw lots of sea turtles. Great fun snorkeling with these great animals. Our second snorkel spot we saw schools of fish plus more sea... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our second time to Kauai and far and away the best snorkeling tour I've taken in all of Hawaii. We did the 7:45 trip with Tara who was wonderfully knowledgable and informative. We saw tons of spinner dolphins and swam with more turtles than I've ever seen on any snorkel trip. Tara is a wealth of knowledge and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I was a bit concerned signing up for a nonrefundable snorkel trip even if Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel cancelled the trip as I was a tourist and would have been unable to reschedule. The day before, another tour operator cancelled a trip I had signed up for due to high waves but they refunded me as they had cancelled the... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went on a south shore half day excursion and it was amazing. The views were fabulous the entire ride. We were first taken to the shore of the botanical garden which was beautiful. The first spot snorkeling was joyous--the second we dropped into the water you were surrounded by hundreds of fish! Next we stopped to whale watch and... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I loved riding in the Zodiac, but a couple people on our trip got queasy - Captain Tara took wonderful care of them resting on a boogie board while her two crew kept us safe and entertained during the snorkel stops. It was a blast to see dolphins and dive with turtles, but probably the part I enjoyed best was... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I had the best time with Tara and Nick on a snorkel tour. We started at 7:45 getting fitted for gear and got back to the harbour by 12 noon for lunch (included and yummy) We spotted heaps of Spinner dolphins from the boat and also checked out some of the coast and private beaches accessible only... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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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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