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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Long Island, NY
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Although this rough & tumble zodiac trip might not be for everyone, I LOVED it! Deposited right in the middle of some of the most beautiful snorkeling locations and guided by the stellar Capt.Tara, this trip was so much more interesting and unique than the catamaran tour of the Na Pali coast we took last year. Being close to the... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We did the 7:45 trip with Tara as a last minute adventure before jumping on the plane back to the mainland. So, so glad we did. Tara was truly a wealth of knowledge and bundle of energy for our snorkel trip. Rachel and Nick, you guys were awesome too! I would recommend this for children as well as adults. Tara... 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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