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Na Pali Makai

Kikiaola Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
+1 808-639-9352
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Enjoyable way to see the coast and marine life

Small (6 max) double hull boat. Just right for 6 people. We got great views of the Napali coast up... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2017
Lindsay M
Swift Current, Canada
via mobile
Best Na Pali Cruise EVER!

We have cruised the Na Pali coast 6 times now. Big boats, zodiac rubber rafts, snorkel catamarans... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Bradd E
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
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Kikiaola Harbor, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Small (6 max) double hull boat. Just right for 6 people. We got great views of the Napali coast up close and personal. Water was a bit to rough for snorkelling but we saw lots of whales and turtles. Great views of the coast and...More

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We have cruised the Na Pali coast 6 times now. Big boats, zodiac rubber rafts, snorkel catamarans, sunset cruises, etc. This is BY FAR the best cruise! Small boat that can hug the coast and Captain Makai catered to whatever we wanted to do. It...More

Thank Bradd E
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I set up a private charter with Captain Makai to see the Na Pali Coast at sunset. We were able to charter his new catamaran. We happen to be there on the tail end of hurricane Madelaine and Lester. The water was a little rough,...More

Thank lkharvey
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Great experience with 2 adults and 4 kids. Was a little worried about the ride being rough but the boat (and Captain) handled it well. Captain Makai was great, very accommodating and had a good history of what we were doing. At one point we...More

Thank worldvinotraveler
Reviewed June 25, 2016

My family with two kids (8 and 10) had a fantastic tour with Captain Makai. We shared the tour with a really great couple from Germany who we met up during the tour. Captain Makai is chilled out Hawaiian style and makes you feel totally...More

2  Thank apak
Reviewed March 19, 2016

Captain Makai mostly does trips in the summer as his boat is smaller and less suitable for rough seas. So it took some coordination to get a right weather in March. But it was worth it. Having a boat for ourselves made all the difference....More

2  Thank yshmul
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Makai was an excellent guide, host and captain -- we were blessed with a rare day of moderate ocean conditions, sun and terrific sights! Swam with spinner dolphins, saw many interesting sights and enjoyed the history of this beautiful area courtesy of our guide who...More

Thank mint427
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We found Captain Makai through reviews from tripadvisor and decided to book a private charter for my husband and I. We have done the Napali Coast on a raft the year before but we wanted to go back again and spend more time doing what...More

2  Thank Hess84
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I were keen to get up close and personal with the Na Pali coast so we searched for a small boat charter just for us Na Pali Makai were awesome. Despite getting ready to close for the season they agreed to take...More

1  Thank donojames
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Camped for 30 days all over the island and the Napali Coast was the least crowded but incredibly hot during the summer. Just down from the PMRF and way off the normal trails (roads are rough and the rental folks will tell you not to...More

1  Thank Thorn71
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This looks like a wonderful activity for Kauai lovers and I would love to try it with my husband and 12 year old daughter, however.... I am very sensitive to being sea sick. Can anyone suffering from similar condition advise for or against this attraction?
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