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Captain Sundown

234 reviews
Hanalei, HI, USA
About Captain Sundown
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not the best sailor in the world, but with 1 anti-nausea pill I was okay on this strip. At no time did I feel unsafe and I always felt well taken care of. The views of the napali coast were of course breathtaking...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Walker73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We truly loved our sail and would 100% recommend it. This is the only catamaran that leaves from the north side of the island, so the entire sail is along the Na Pali coast. The other catamarans on the island leave from the south shore...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Mrs. Sundown is the perfect example of excellent customer service . Although we did have a number of issues , some of which were weather related , in the end , she came through . She went above and beyond to stand up to their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

This day trip was full of great experiences and I would recommend this tour to anyone seeking a more personal view of Napali. This trip had dolphins, monk seal, and more, while seeing the most beautiful sites ever. If looking for a perfect day experience,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChristinaT2765
Reviewed September 3, 2018

So, let's get the disappointments out of the way. Yeah, due to the recent flooding, we were required to walk ten minutes on the beach to our boarding area (But you're walking on the beaches of Hanalei Bay to the pier, which is the only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We are so thankful we booked a Napali Coast tour! First moments on the boat we were awestruck as Captain Sundown led us directly to dolphins who were frolicking in the bay! We sat for about 10 minutes watching them jump in the air and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sheli F
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Captain Bob and guide Nick were expert, friendly, informative and helpful on our very fine day on the ocean along the NaPali coast. Under sail for the trip from Hanalei past Kalalau valley was wonderfully peaceful. No motors, just wind and waves and sun. Wind...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our day on the water with Captain Sundown & Nick. Unfortunately the sea was rough and we were not able to snorkel, but that is life on the sea and not Captain Sundown’s fault. Nick was very engaging and entertaining, adding lots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TheMonte
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Our group of 4 sailed with Captain Bob and Nick on July 13th. This is a well run, friendly operation with experienced sailors. We felt comfortable and confident in their hands in the rough seas. It was a fun and relaxing way to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank hermosamary
Reviewed June 24, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from nene347 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. Odds are against it, but not to worry. Plenty of decent snorkeling available all along the north end of the Island. Just enjoy the ride, the view, and the new friends.