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Na Pali Riders

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Kauai, HI, USA
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About Na Pali Riders
NA PALI RIDERS RAFT TOURS has been in business for over 22 years, taking Kauai's visitors to the Nā Pali Coast on a 30-foot Zodiac© rigid-hull, inflatable raft. Raft tours are adventure-packed and include sightseeing the remote and majestic Nā Pali Coast, snorkeling, sea caves, waterfalls, and seeing dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and tropical fish.
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Keith W wrote a review Yesterday
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Na Pali Riders did not disappoint! The captain did a great job of expertly navigating us through the surf - keeping us safe but also giving us a thrilling ride. Be prepared to get wet on this trip! The surf can kind of kick up some water, but in going in and out of the caves there is one with a waterfall over its entrance! The caves are spectacular and well worth the trip. Not only did our captain have great stories and information about what we were seeing but his assistant (Makala I think) did a fantastic job of taking care of us and telling some additional stories of her own. The fruit they gave us was fantastic. We saw spinner dolphins who jumped and played with us on our way out. We did the late afternoon tour and everyone enjoyed it! We had done a catamaran tour on a previous trip and a lot more people had gotten sick on that. Nobody got sick on our trip with Na Pali Riders. Naturally the catamaran couldn’t get into the caves which was the highlight for us - very well worth it! Oh - they took great pictures and for an extra charge you can get theirs - also well worth it and you don’t need to worry about getting the shots. If the tide is high, they go through an additional one as well which is cool! Currently they have one boat that goes out three times a day so your experience should be very similar to ours. They are adding another boat and some of the stories we heard from Makala were about how the Captain is training her - she will be a great captain when the time comes! Overall a great experience and highly recommended!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Valerie C wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great trip!! It is a must do activity on the island!! Great sightseeing adventure. I highly recommend
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Date of experience: June 2022
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smskrov wrote a review Jun 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania24 contributions3 helpful votes
What a highlight of our time in Kauai! We had so much fun bouncing through the waves, exploring hidden sea caves, and admiring gorgeous waterfalls along the Na Pali Coast with Captain Chris and Lindsey. Seeing the dolphins so close up was an absolutely unforgettable experience! My daughter and I got to see many fish and a sea turtle while we snorkeled, too. Captain Chris was patient with my 4 children and had a great, dry sense of humor. The fresh fruit, chips, and ice cold water were a refreshing treat towards the end of the trip. We booked the morning time and had to get up very early, but it was well worth it for this adventure. I highly recommend this tour. Be aware that it can be quite bumpy, but it's perfectly safe if you are in good health and don't mind being jostled around. It adds to the fun, especially with the wind and sea spraying you! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Sonya L wrote a review Jun 2022
Vancouver Island, Canada21 contributions9 helpful votes
Really great experience touring the Napali Coast with Captain Chris and Lindsey. Would highly recommend booking the earlier morning time. Yes, you have to get up a bit earlier than you normally would but it was well worth it for the calmer waters and wind and visibility when snorkeling. Don't know why I waited this many visits to Kauai before booking this excursion and so glad we finally did it. The sea caves and the wildlife were amazing and the snorkeling/floating was a lovely way to finish our visit to the coast. The ride back into the harbor is it's own adventure and truly a wild ride at the end. Again, Captain Chris and Lindsey were both excellent and we felt completely safe and looked after the entire t ime.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Elizabeth G wrote a review Jun 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip. Captain Chris and Lindsey were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the geography, Hawaiian history and legends of the Na Pali coast. The scenery is spectacular! Best of all, on a zodiac, you can actually go into the caves, which was amazing. The colors of the water, which cast a blue glow onto the ceilings and cave walls, we’re particularly beautiful. One of my favorite memories will be the sunlight sparkling like diamonds as it shone through water droplets blowing off a cliff face at the mouth of one of the caves. I highly recommend this tour and the company: no frills, but reasonably priced - and it would have been worth it at twice the price! Mahalo Chris and Lindsey!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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