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Catamaran Kahanu

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Catamaran Kahanu
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“captain lani”(174 reviews)
“smaller boat”(51 reviews)
Na Pali Coast Tour experience the majestic cliffs, sea caves, and marine animals. Enjoy swim and snorkel. Best day on your vacation with Captain Lani Tours.
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4353 Waialo Road, Port Allen, Eleele, Kauai, HI 96705
+1 808-645-6176
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are lots of boats that go up the coast but Captain's is smaller so you don't have to sit there with tons of other people. It's a great tour from someone who has lived his whole life there. When we went there were only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The best captain that the island of Kauaii can offer . He know the water he know the weather , he knew where the whales are . awesome captain over or excellent ..

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have sailed with captain Lonnie starting back in 2003 2004 2005, 2011, 2014 and a few days ago. We will not ever use another service. Thank you Captain, your son and Ms. Debbie

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was not our first boat excursion to the Na Pali Coast but I would say it is our favorite one. Catamaran Kahanu is a family run business so from the first phone call, you get that sense and you are speaking directly with one...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our experience on Catamaran Kahanu was exactly what my family and I were looking for. We had a great time out on the water with the Captain and his crew (including his grandson Kahanu). A great local experience! We were able to get up close...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fantastic experience. This 36 foot cat is locally owned and operated. The captain was very knowledgeable and having a marine biologist also onboard was an added bonus. I can’t say enough about what a great trip this was.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would recommend this to anyone! This smaller catamaran allows you to get close to some waterfalls and caves along with snorkeling at a beach (if the weather cooperates) that the large catamarans can't get to. You also have the advantage of having a local...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This whale watch provider has to be the best on the island. Small, comfortable boat means we were closer to the whales than anyone else. Emma is an actual marine biologist who really knows her stuff, is great with the kids and does a fantastic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was I believe my third trip on this boat and it is always amazing, hence why I keep coming back. The Captain is very knowledgeable about Hawaii and the waters and always makes sure to get us the best view of whales and dolphins....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emma and Captain really was helpful and we saw about 20 or so dolphins and saw whales 3-4times!! Other catamaran were always following us since the captain and Emma finds the whales first ! ;) Def worth the experience !!

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 23, 2018|
Response from RossmoorTravelors | Reviewed this property |
We took 1 three year old and 2 one year olds in our trip. The Captain was so nice and made the trip fun for them. He did not want them on the catamaran making noise bothering others. We didn’t bring life vests. You would... More
Maria C
May 19, 2018|
Response from Arielle-LMSW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, though technically they were porpoises as they were spinner dolphins.
January 14, 2018|
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Response from 145Debbie | Property representative |
We do a 5 hour Na Pali Coast Tour in the morning only. Check-in is at 7:15 a.m. and returning by 1:00 p.m. The after tour is a 2 hour Whale watch only. NO Na Pali Coast Tour.