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North Shore Private Charters

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Address: 4270 Kilauea Rd, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754-5239
Phone Number: 808-828-1379

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Excellent adventure,

Very smooth booking experience. Going out with a small group made it very fun. Gary and Kai were very personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. This is a trip my husband and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very smooth booking experience. Going out with a small group made it very fun. Gary and Kai were very personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. This is a trip my husband and I took during our honeymoon but we would definitely do it again. The views are extremely beautiful, the trip includes going into several caves and stopping for photo opportunities while... More 

Thank Karen B
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did everything in Kauai (Helicopter tour, multiple hikes, Queen's bath, on and on)... but our favorite was this boat cruise. The raft is way better than other boats because you can go in and out of caves. Gary (the owner and the captain of our tour) is super knowledgeable about Kauai history and culture... he mixes the history and... More 

Thank joelucas33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across North Shore Charters by happy accident. My husband and I waited too long to book a Nepali coast tour. We spoke to Janelle and she was able to fit us in on the last day that we were in Kauai. We went in with very low expectations given our last minute booking, however, Sean and Kai blew... More 

Thank Jlaw0521
New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't end up going on the charter and had a terrible experience with their owner. I fell on some rocks and hurt my neck the day before the charter--I called them that day to discuss rescheduling, and they didn't accommodate that or offer to let me cancel. In the end I was forced to cancel. After a week of... More 

Thank William F
El Paso, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Kauai and taken three previous Napali Coast excursions, this excursion with North Shore team has been by far my favorite. Very personalized and well planned and executed. You will not be left disappointed!

Thank Redeemed_I_Am
Benicia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Beginning with the phone call to Janelle to obtain information about the tour, all the way to the end of our amazing tour with Janelle's van ride back to our car, this trip was 100% perfect!! My husband and I and our two adult aged children took the Na Pali Coast tour which included sea cave adventures, dolphin sightings, knowledgeable... More 

Thank Chaneyent
Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My 18 year old daughter and I went on the Napali coast tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Gary was an amazing captain and showed us beautiful sea caves. He and Asher were very friendly and knowledgeable. Janelle was so friendly and helpful also. The trip was beautiful and the snorkeling was amazing. I highly... More 

Thank ChristineF0206
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was my second trip out with Kauai North Shore charters. It is a true seafaring experience and definitely an adventure tour. Such an amazing adventure and the captains Gary and Shawn are excellent boat handlers and knowledgable tour guides. Both times we saw spinner dolphin pods and enjoyed spectacular views of the Na Pali coast. I highly recommend it,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Trip was amazing. The lady at the front desk was great, very polite and helpful when I called to make a reservation. I told her what dates we were going to be on the island and she called me the afternoon we got there and said that the weather for the morning I scheduled showed thunder storms but there was... More 

Thank Squats21
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Amazing tour!!! Went in the late spring and was able to venture into many of the caves for the first time of the summer season. Four hours is the perfect amount of time along the Na Pali coast! The captain, Spencer, and 1st Mate, Asher, are super informative and answered many questions. They made a fun trip, into an amazing... More 

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