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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Go for the views! Amazing beautiful Kauai Nāpali coast. Snorkeling sucked, but that’s typical of... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
jeremycU6250XY
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Roseville, United States
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We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Nick as the captain, and Elijah, (not sure of the... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
justsayin2018
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Boise, Idaho
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At team Sea Riders we pride ourselves in what makes us different from other companies. Kauai Sea Riders has been providing specialized small group Zodiac Eco Tours on Kauai since 2005. As a Marine Biologist, I have always focused on providing Eco Tours to our guests – focusing on education while at the same time having a great time. All of our staff are professionally trained and share the same passion and reverence for this amazing ocean environment we get to play in everyday! We choose snorkel locations that aren’t over crowded or common, and you will have a Divemaster guiding your snorkel adventure ensuring you have an exceptional snorkeling experience. At the end of the day, our goal is to have our customers feel that they have been expertly cared for, had an experience of a lifetime, and have learned something new about the ocean and its incredible inhabitants.
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Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Go for the views! Amazing beautiful Kauai Nāpali coast. Snorkeling sucked, but that’s typical of Kauai. However, you will see a lot of turtles and spinner dolphins during your boat ride. Not recommended if you a prone to sea sickness.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Nick as the captain, and Elijah, (not sure of the correct spelling). Elijah was beyond patient with one member on the boat who had extreme anxiety and was in tears. By the end of the trip she was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with a small group during my recent trip to Kauai and it was such a great time! We saw Spouting Horn from the ocean, raced with spinner dolphins, and got up close and personal (but no touching!) with green sea turtles. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Tara is a true top notch captain. She handled the rough waters with skill and ease and made everyone feel safe even in the choppy waters. Her knowledge of the wildlife and the area was top notch!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being my first time in Hawaii, I decided to do the snorkeling trip as I really wanted to see the sea turtles. Not only did we see several sea turtles, but also saw a huge variety of fish. Nick and Elijah were very fun, knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Our captain and guide were professional, friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure that we were safe and really enjoyed the experience. We saw heaps of turtles and lots of colorful fish and the sea adventure was followed up with a fabulous lunch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is in the morning for 3 hours, which fit our schedule perfectly. There were two guides and one driver of the boot that went out with 8 or 9 passengers. They did an excellent job taking us out to the sea to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a little concern we adventured on the smaller zodiac to go snorkelling with the turtles. There was no need to worry as both Nick and Elijiah gave us a terrific tour in a number of dive sites off shore. They are really laid back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During the summer months, Kauai Sea Riders can take you on Na Pali coast snorkel tours. It definitely is an adventure as you go on a small, fast moving boat with no cover. Bring sunscreen. If you want a cosy tour, pick a different company....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crew were very nice and the trip was well organized. Wouldn't recommend this for beginners as the snorkeling was in fairly deep waters and no floatation is provided (other than the crew members' assistance). The ride on the zodiac was also pretty bumpy so...More

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Nrselori
April 19, 2018|
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Response from MissPuakai | Property representative |
Many companies choose to run their Napali Coast tours year round while we limit our trip to the summer months. We start our season when the North Swells end, and that is usually some time in May. I think May 15th is likely... More
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Hannah F
February 25, 2018|
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Aloha Hannah- We definitely provide dry bags, and as the others have commented your camera should be safe in the dry bag and when we see something we will buzz over quickly then give you time to pull out cameras while we... More
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Peter L
January 3, 2018|
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We offer 3 trips - South shore snorkel, winter time whale watch, and summer time NaPali Coast tours. There aren't any navigable caves on the south shore trip, but the snorkeling is awesome. Almost guaranteed turtle... More
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