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9814 Kaumualii Hwy Ste A, Waimea Area, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96796
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Great Tour

I went on this tour with my son and my two Granddaughters. It was cancelled due to weather two days... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve A
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Calgary
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Good trip in spite of weather

Captain and crew were very nice and helpful. The Na' pali coast is stunning and the captain gave... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Adventure Tours and plenty of amazing Sightseeing on our "Zodiac" style boats. Daily tours on the coastal waters of Kauai to the Na Pali Coast. Don't forget to check out deep sea fishing with Explore Kauai Sportfishing, part of the Na Pali Explorer family.
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9814 Kaumualii Hwy Ste A, Waimea Area, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96796
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on this tour with my son and my two Granddaughters. It was cancelled due to weather two days previous but I'm really glad we were able to re-schedule. Five minutes after leaving the dock, we found some bottlenose dolphins, which the Captain indicated...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain and crew were very nice and helpful. The Na' pali coast is stunning and the captain gave interesting commentary about the history of the region. The rain stirred up the water so snorkeling wasn't really possible and the ride to the possible snorkeling place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVED our snorkel tour. The guides were awesome and the Napali coast even more amazing. The snorkeling was only so so. That was not the highlight, so if that is your #1 thing to do, find a different place to snorkel. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special treat to see the spinner dolphins! We loved the opportunity to go into a cave. Magical. Thanks guys!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captains were amazing. Definitely knew what they were doing but also so friendly and personable. On our trip, we had the pleasure of seeing a mama and baby humpback whale along with their escort, a bottlenose dolphin, sea turtles, flying fish, and massive schools...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a 7:30 am trip out of Kekaha. The motorized trip took us close to the coast and into several lava tube the bigger boats can't get into. The crew were attentive and turkey sandwich an cold drinks plentiful . We snorkelled before the other...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Captain Dennis & Deck Hand Justin did a great job making everyone feel comfortable with their skill & their knowledge of the area & it's wildlife.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We did a tour with Kevin, Drake and Brandon on 1/29/18 - it was myself, my husband and our 5 year old daughter. The staff was fantastic - they were knowledgeable, safety conscious and the boat was in great condition. We had the only child...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Na Pali Explorer is our "go to" every Winter when we want to see the whales up close and personal. Dennis, the Owner, was the Captain of this venture. He spent a great deal of time searching for our large friends who have been somewhat...More

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