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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

Address: Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The concierge at the Hyatt set this up for us and boy did we have fun. Chellen and Sean couldn't have been nicer and we felt completely safe the entire ride. It was obvious they were both experienced with boats and boat safety. We zipped around in boat effortlessly and saw whales, dolphins, turtles and monk seals. Such a great... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. Four of us booked the dinner tour through the Marriott at a little under $400 total. We met at the tour office approx. 20 minutes from the Marriott Beach Club. The boat departed around 2pm and returned after sunset about 6:30. Due to high wave activity on the north shore our... More 

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Medicine Hat, Alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We recently went on the zodiac whale watch with Captain Tara. The boat was overcrowded and uncomfortable. The snacks provided consisted of sharing a bag of chips with everyone on the boat which due to hygiene reasons I declined. We did see some whales which was fantastic but with the no refund policy, sharing of snacks, discomfort, overcrowding and the... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was one of the best tours we have taken on Kauai. Do believe their warnings, no pregnant women or people with back problems. We took two 10 year olds and they were wildly excited throughout the trip. We went on a windy day while waves and swells caused some major jolts and bumps. We got soaking wet while holding... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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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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