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Niihau and Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel Cruise with Optional Scuba

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    Your adventure begins at Port Allen on Kauai, where you'll board a catamaran at 6am for a 7.5-hour, thrilling cruise to the "Forbidden Island" of Niihau. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and sodas as you take in the beauty of Kauai’s rugged coastline and photograph the Na Pali sea cliffs. From here the adventure ramps up a notch, as you cross the channel to neighboring Niihau, a small privately-owned island, where the population barely exceeds 100 full-time residents. 
    While there is no landing on the Niihau coast, you can swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters, where visibility is sometimes as great as 150 feet. Snorkel, scuba dive, float on boogie boards, or take a turn on the water slide, and relax while dangling your feet in the water from steps on the back of the boat. Prior to departing the office in the morning, you can also rent wet suits and underwater cameras to document the adventure, and scuba diving is offered by advance reservation—no experience required. 
    On the cruise back across the channel, relax with a delicious buffet lunch complete with beer, wine, and Mai Tais, and your tour finishes in the early afternoon when you arrive at the dock in Port Allen.
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    All reviews blue dolphin captain chad saw dolphins missile launch worked extremely sea turtles macaroni salad cinnamon rolls and fruit a great job keeping great insight snorkel spot super attentive great trip juice great captain colorful fish monk seal
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    Reviewed yesterday

    We went on the snorkeling cruise around the Na Pali coast and Niihau, what a wonderful time on the boat. Capt. Chad was awesome, we not only saw the beautiful views, snorkeled but also got to sing karaoke while cruising on the boat. We loved...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rcoblentz
    BlueDolphinCharters, Public Relations Manager at Blue Dolphin Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your Ni'ihau and Nā Pali Coast sailing and snorkeling experience with Captain Chad and our crew. We appreciate you spreading the word about sea sickness preventatives, and we are sure our future guests appreciate it too....More

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Capt Chad, Ahjah and Kai were a great crew! They made our trip so much fun and were very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this crew and trip. An amazing way to see the beautiful Napalli coast.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank michellepQ4457XI
    BlueDolphinCharters, Public Relations Manager at Blue Dolphin Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Mahalo nui loa for joining us and taking the time to review your time sailing out on the water with Captain Chad, Ahjah, and Kai. We are so happy you chose to experience the Nā Pali Coast with us and cherish the recommendation. Aloha!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    So glad we opted to go on this boat tour of the coast! The crew was fun, friendly, and extremely safety conscious. Beautiful views of the coastline with just the right amount of narrative from the captain for context. Great music choices played throughout the...More

    Thank brdiga
    BlueDolphinCharters, Public Relations Manager at Blue Dolphin Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your trip seeing the beautiful Nā Pali Coast, dolphins, and sea turtles with us. We are happy to have had you as our guest here at Blue Dolphin Charters. We hope you will join us again...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We enjoyed the trip a lot, we spotted sea turtles, dolphins and a amazing coastline with cliffs. The staff was very helpful, informative and relaxed! Super trip! A must do.

    Thank vltb
    BlueDolphinCharters, Public Relations Manager at Blue Dolphin Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing a review of your Nā Pali Coast experience, seeing dolphins and sea turtles while out on the water with us. It was a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your tour. Mahalo!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a wonderful trip with Chad, Matt, and Ruby as our crew. We snorkeled and saw fish and turtles. Snorkel gear, life jackets, boogie boards, and swim noodles were available. I believe we snorkeled near Gay and Robinson Sugar Mill Beach. The two catamarans parked...More

    Thank travelgirlia
    BlueDolphinCharters, Public Relations Manager at Blue Dolphin Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to write about singing, dancing, and seeing fish and dolphins while on your Nā Pali Coast morning snorkel tour experience with Captain Chad, Matt, and Ruby in such amazing detail. We know our future guests will appreciate it...More

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    hailey H
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    Response from H2648JXjimb | Reviewed this property |
    I think the boat can handle 10-15 people
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    Dianna F
    May 5, 2019|
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    Response from ande8527 | Reviewed this property |
    You can bring your own, but they have all the snorkel equipment you’ll need. Remember a swimsuit and towel though!
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