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About Na Pali Pirates
Arrrrg you ready to discover Kauaiʻs finest treasure? Our raft does it all and more. Fast, exciting, safe and fun, Na Pali Pirates is the perfect adventure for anyone willing to get on their wild side. Our raft specializes in entering and exploring all of Na Paliʻs sea caves. Join us for a 5 hour experience you will remember forever!
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Andrea H. wrote a review Yesterday
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Captain Colin and Captain Jake are the absolute BEST guides to the beautiful Na Pali Coast. They made the entire experience unforgettable and my friends and I laughed so much our faces hurt. I would definitely recommend at any point of your trip as they give you a full on geography and history lesson, punctuated with jokes and well timed music throughout. We received context for every location and it was SO helpful for me (a Kauai newbie) to more effectively learn and appreciate the sights I would see throughout my trip. Not only did they take care of us, they also do their part to educate us about the wildlife and protect the reef - helping pick up trash we saw floating in the water and pointing out the MAJESTIC spinner dolphins, birds, turtles, and fish we saw along the way. I was constantly asking Captain Colin & Jake about random animals and even plants I saw on the cliffs and he knew what LITERALLY everything was. And I mean EVERYTHING. (Like WHY IS THIS WATER SOOO BLUE?) If the guys hosted a college course I would absolutely take it. They also ABSOLUTELY know what they're doing. I've never felt safer in a boat, while also going at exciting speeds. We also happened upon a VERY lost looking tour group from another company, and Captain Colin and Captain Jake even helped advise them on safety and how to best view the seacaves. Let me reiterate, it was a tour group from a completely different company -- and they went out of their way to even help the competition stay safe. They are TRULY the best humans and you will NOT find a more knowledgeable, safe team than at Na Pali Pirates! This trip had the perfect mix of exciting boating set to amazing music, quiet and meditative moments looking at nature, history and folklore, and all through the lens of two men who evidently grew up on and love the island so, so much. Captain Colin and Captain Jake knew exactly when to excite everyone and also when to give you space to soak in nature. They also are excellent cellphone photographers and make sure everyone has a chance to get their photos in! :) During the trip, they even thoughtfully had skewers of pineapple, chips, and other snacks and refreshments for us. The snorkeling equipment they provided us was TOP NOTCH and as someone who is usually scared of snorkeling / open water, I never felt safer and was emboldened to look around more than usual! We had a couple people who said they usually feel seasick but they did not on this trip! (Likely Captain Colin's expert driving!) I can't say enough how thrilled I was with the music selection. I'm sure Captain Colin changes it up for each trip, but for our boating group we were singing along with most every song and he even played true Hawaiian music for us as well. It was amazing hearing his selection and I will always cherish this experience as one of the best of my life. Thank you guys again! I will continue to tell anyone going to Kauai to DEFINITELY use Na Pali Pirates over any other company. It will be the best decision they could possibly make!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Sschai wrote a review Yesterday
Sacramento, California12 contributions19 helpful votes
Best experience on the island!! Jake and Colin are great!! It is an exhilarating adventure. I saw the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. The ride is like a water rollercoaster. I tend to get motion sickness but I took Bionine ahead of time and they made sure I sat in the back of the boat. Never got sick and the guys were super helpful about it. We saw a huge pod of Spinner dolphins, eagle rays and the most breathtaking cave. These guys know what they are doing! Money well spent, I would do it again!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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N9958KJdenisec2021 wrote a review Aug 1
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
We did our Napali zodiac tour with Napali Piates and are so happy. Colin and Jake are well versed guides along the journey. We enjoyed choosing a smaller group/business because we wanted a personal touch for our family of 3, especially since I am not a seafaring person. it was bumpy but not too bad. Take motion sickness meds beforehand.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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taw1988 wrote a review Aug 1
Columbia, Missouri8 contributions
This trip is incredible and well worth it. If you take a bigger boat you won't have the same experience. The staff was great and I will never forget this tour. The trip we originally booked got cancelled because the county unexpectedly started construction on the harbor. We booked this a few months in advance and found out a few days before the excursion. While this wasn't ideal, the operator reached out to help find a way to accomodate us on this trip instead of just refunding the money. We had a pretty firm schedule with other activities and they still found a way to make it work. While the circumstances weren't ideal, it wasn't any fault of the operator and they went above and beyond so we didn't miss out.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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KarenAndy S wrote a review Jul 2021
Mill Valley, California3 contributions
Captain Colin and Captain Jake were outstanding guides for our day. They were fun and enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable about the history and geography of the Napali coast. We saw a huge school of spinner dolphin, entered several amazing caves and snorkeled. Captain Jake and Colin are also extremely environmentally conscious and maintained a safe boat the entire time. I highly recommend this trip!
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