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.