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North Shore Private Charters

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Address: 4270 Kilauea Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1379
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Ripper of a ride!

Hey, if you like the water, this is an experience you should strongly consider. We went for a helicopter ride a few days before, and although that was awesome, the zodiac... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Hey, if you like the water, this is an experience you should strongly consider. We went for a helicopter ride a few days before, and although that was awesome, the zodiac ride/snorkel trip was much better value for the dollar. I recommend the morning trip if given the choice, as the water will be likely to be calmer and clearer.... More 

1 Thank hjauman
Middleburg, Virginia
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

So glad I picked this tour, we had a blast! We had a spectacular sunny day, my Facebook friends thought my photos were photo shopped. Yes, it is bouncy and wet but we felt safe with Captain Zack. We went in all the caves, stopped for jaw dropping photos and had a great time snorkeling with turtles and tropical fish.... More 

1 Thank Manassas_VirginiaGlw
Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A great way to see the Na Pali Costa. Loved every minute of it. I'd recommend this to any person, but if you have knee or back issues then maybe going on one of the more sedate catermarans would be advisable. I happily go again with this company.

Thank jlfutari
Hoboken, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We got a call the day before we were supposed to go and were told that our afternoon tour (better for pictures) had been canceled because the waves had been too choppy in the afternoons over the past week. We had to reschedule for the 7:15AM trip on the only day they had available while we were there and shifted... More 

Thank epl210
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Mind Blasting experience! Such a great tour with such knowledgeable and helpful staffs!! First of all, I would like to thank Janelle, the tour guides and everyone on the tour that showed care and provided assistance to both my dad and I when he injured his finger. He didn't break anything. Just dislocated the finger and the doctor popped it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We chose to use North Shore Private Charters for our trip along the Napali Coast because, unlike the bigger boats, they are able to to get into the caves. You travel in an inflatable boat which holds a dozen people. Be warned, it's quite rough and you bounce around a lot, but it is also exhilarating! If you have knee,... More 

1 Thank gillian892014
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was the most exciting day we had on Kauai. From the start the boat ride was a thrill. They use a small inflatable (Just like the navy seals kind of boat) fun ride out to the Napali coast. We then went in EVERY cave (bigger boats can't do this). The guide and captain were very knowledgeable about the coast,... More 

1 Thank sczulu2015
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

First of all, do your research so you know what kind of boat this is. This was booked for me so I was a little surprised to find myself on a boat with no sun cover and total awesome exposure to the elements and great maneuverability for getting into the caves. I always wanted to see inside that cave with... More 

2 Thank Luna1967
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you're staying on the North Shore (I stayed in Princeville) this is a great option to going all the way around the island for most of the other tours. Process: very easy phone booking and check-in procedures. People, please don't be late, other people are waiting on you. After check-in you'll get shuttled down to Anini Beach to board... More 

3 Thank cdewys
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Awesome experience. Janelle is fabulous at her job! We had Capt Shawn and Kai on our trip. They were very informative and attentive. Such beauty to see on the Napali Coast! Highly recommended excursion.

Thank thinabina

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