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Captain Sundown

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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
+1 808-826-5585
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Will Come Back!!!

What an incredible day from start to finish. I was amazed at the friendliness and helpfulness from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jenifer P
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Corvallis, Montana, United States
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Such a great tour of the Napali coast

We went out with Captain Sunday on Friday June 8th with about 15 others (not in our party). It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SarahEtraveler
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Family operated Na Pali Sailing Catamaran Company. Offering North Shore departures from Hanalei Pier Beach. Enjoy white sandy beaches, ancient volcanic cliffs, waterfalls and pristine blue ocean waters. Captain Sundown welcomes you aboard 40' Catamaran Ku'uipo for 360 degree views of Na Pali cliffs and personalized (15-17 passenger) Na Pali Snorkel tour (Nu'alolo Kai) or romantic Bali Hai Sunset Sail in Hanalei Bay. Seating choices include: fully shaded cushioned cabin seating or wrap-around open deck seating. For more fun, try our wet and splashy trampoline nets for a wet and wild adventure ride. Come face to face with marine life including Bottle-nose Dolphins, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Honu the Green Sea Turtles, Flying Fish and Rare Marine Birds. Troll Fishing lines for Tuna, Mahi Mahi or Ono. Let the young ones hand line in Papio, Rainbow Runners and Aku! Snorkel Sail inc: Snorkel gear, deli meal and bottled water, sodas. Sunset Sail inc: Light Snacks and bottled water, sodas History Established in 1971. Born and reared in Hawaii, Capt. Sundown honed his ocean skills as a young man surfing and sailing Hawaiian waters. His passions include his faith in God, love of family and spirit of Aloha. Sailing on deck with a small group of people is the core principal of this company. Returning passengers who share our love of sailing off the beaten path, are the epicenter of our success. From your first telephone call until we shuttle you back to your car from your sailing adventure, you will always be in the tender care of a Capt. Sundown family member. We love people and it shows in every aspect of our jobs.
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Hanalei Bay, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible day from start to finish. I was amazed at the friendliness and helpfulness from the get go. Nick greeted us promptly and directed us to parking and packing our dry bag. He had to shuttle us to the launch area (working around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out with Captain Sunday on Friday June 8th with about 15 others (not in our party). It was an absolutely gorgeous day. After being on the north shore for a few days, this was the first day the skies were totally clear ALL...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

While Nick was very helpful with our older guests and guests that became ill, our tour should have been cancelled due to extremely rough waters. We couldn’t stop for snorkeling or lunch and 2/3 of the participants were either down below staying dry and warm...More

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HanaleiSailor, Public Relations Manager at Captain Sundown, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

Upwards of $25,000.00 has been refunded this season alone by Captain Sundown for bad weather days and rough ocean conditions. We hope this fact will assure you that our first priority is the safety and comfort of our passengers. Captain Sundown is the most conservative...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Nick and Bob provide a most enjoyable day, they really care about the customer's experience. The scenery is unreal, their knowledge of geology, marine life, and Hawaiian history is limitless. Very, very worthwhile and memorable!

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Best Na Pali cruise on the island. Very nice catamaran, captain has been sailing around the Hawaiian islands for the past 50 years. Tour comes with ice cold drinks, sandwiches and chips. Views are amazing, deck hand is very knowledgeable of the island and does...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The wind and swells were too much to get out and snorkel, but it was a fun adventure nonetheless. Hanging off the front photographing the spinner dolphins was so much fun ...especially when they spin! The scenery of Na’Pali takes your breath away. Nick and...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Everything about this trip was wonderful. The views were incredible, we saw whales in addition to the snorkeling, which was also great. The lunch was also really good. I'd highly recommend it.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding! Beautiful views. Excellent weather. Nick our tour guide and Captain Bob were wonderful, professional, and informative. Had a captivating group of dolphins swimming at the front of the boat for 20 minutes. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Would highly recommend doing a trip with Captain Sundown from Hanalei Bay! The trip is super casual and relaxing. We were lucky enough to see a pod off over 30 dolphins on our way out. Nick is super super knowledgeable of the area and its...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best experience from start to finish! When calling to book, we were greeted with friendliness and all questions were kindly answered. The crew was timely with transport to/from the ship, knowledgeable of the culture and coast, and polite the entire cruise. I cannot...More

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HanaleiSailor, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Sundown, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

What a wonderful way to end the season with your glowing report of our small family business! Your efforts to promote us in this way on social media means the world to our family. We can only say thank you but know that it's from...More

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