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“Great Customer Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Na Pali Sea Breeze

Na Pali Sea Breeze
P.O. Box 594, Kilauea, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Kilauea
Type: Ships, Landmarks
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Sacramento, California
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5 attraction reviews
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“Great Customer Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

There are lots of different providers for taking a sea cruise along the Na Pali coast but this tour stands out on its customer service. Bob is very friendly and his ship team of Don and Bret are exceptional guys! All three are very knowledgeable about the coast line, sea life, and water conditions. Yes, it is true it is not a true catamarran but the views are still beautiful, the tour informative, and the ride thrilling. You will not regret taking the time or spending the money for this adventure.

Visited August 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Napali Sea Breeze: a great ride!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We literally just got back from a four-hour tour of the Napali Coast. The trip was a lot of fun with a very friendly an knowledgeable crew.

Pros: what i mention above - plus great views, dolphins, turtles, sea caves, etc. Also a wild and wet ride back. My 13-year-old daughter felt like she was on an endless water ride.

Cons: Spend more time snorkeling. This may just be me as I love to snorkel and was way last out of the water. Also, add a veggie sandwich (no meat).

BOTTOM LINE: I definitely recommend!

Visited August 2012
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“Great trip up the amazing Na Pali coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had a wonderful boat trip up the Na Pali coast with Captain Bob's boat and crew. The comfortable motorized catamaran (carrying no more than 16 passengers, so never crowded) leaves from Anini Beach, about 10 minutes east of Hanalei Bay, and goes up the coast for more than an hour, stopping at and entering cool caves with waterfalls and terminating at a reef where you can enjoy about an hour's worth of snorkeling in five- to 25-foot waters. They provide excellent sandwiches and beverages, along with the snorkeling gear, as well as very good tour guide info.
The Na Pali coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth, certainly, with verdant cathedral-like spires towering over the unbelievable azure of the Pacific crashing against the rocks in gorgeous sunshine. It's mind-blowing.
We also drove along with a pod of dolphins on the way back, perhaps a hundred together, and we saw sea turtles in the reef at Anini. Awesome!
I cannot pretend to compare this company with others, since this is the only such boat trip we went on. But I think most of the companies are about the same price and the same kind of trip. However, we saw some inflatable boats stuffed full of people in what looked like uncomfortable cramped quarters and were glad to be aboard our comparatively cushy catamaran.
In any case, I highly recommend Na Pali Sea Breeze.

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“Overpriced for the average experience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Good napali coast views. Place they take you to snorkel at the end is a dead reef with 5 or 6 fish. Not a real catamaran. Was a charter fishing boat with split hull like a cat. Will go elsewhere next time for 160 bucks per person. Not worth the cost. Dive trips are cheaper and see more. Go to Maui

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“Great tour of the na Pali coast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

After reading a lot of different reviews of different boat tours we decided to book with this company. It's definitely expensive, but all the highly rated tours of the na Pali coast see to be about the same price. The staff were really friendly and informative and the coast was breathtaking. We didn't get to go in the caves and it was a little too murky for good snorkeling (the water was also a little rough), but we did get to see a lot of dolphins and the captain always slowed down to let us take pictures. The ride home is pretty rough so be prepared for that! I'd definitely recommend this company.

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