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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Address: Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: +1 808-332-7238
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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At team Sea Riders we pride ourselves in what makes us different from other...

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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Very nice guide and beautiful fishes

Tara is a very good guide. She was able to show us turtles, fishes, dolphins and also whale (in a distance though). She also took us around and showed us various different parts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vikrant J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tara is a very good guide. She was able to show us turtles, fishes, dolphins and also whale (in a distance though). She also took us around and showed us various different parts of the island. Overall, we had a great time and I highly recommend doing this tour

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Thank Vikrant J
Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking this boat tour was such a great experience seeing the Nepali Cost and the caves was so beautiful. The girls on the tour helped me enjoy the trip despise me being sea sick most of the time. The snorkeling was amazing with Tara naming out the different fish and seeing the sea turtles was a great addition to the... More 

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Kalaheo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic way to whale watch! Heading out of Poipu on Capt.Tara's Zodiac is such a unique experience. We were on the water looking for whales in no time. When we found the whales being on a Zodiac raft you really get the feel for how large these amazingly beautiful creatures are. The crew is super knowledgeable, there... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked the Napali Eco Tour and really enjoyed it. We went out with the rafting boat which was an experience while jumping over the waves. They've served very delicious sandwiches and beverages inbetween. Snorkeling was around 45min. Chris & Julie are awesome. Went out in a small group with 4 more people which made everything more... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were with a young family with children. The captain (Tara) and her assistant Julie had a super little former Coast Guard boat. We got to see green sea turtles very close up although we were careful not to get too close. They were amazing and the water in Poipu was crystal clear. We saw large schools of many other... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time on this snorkeling trip. I was staying in Poipu and wanted a fun, quick snorkeling experience. I choose the South Shore tour because I wanted to minimize my time in the boat and maximize my time seeing marine life. I have been on a few Na Pali coast snorkel tours and they are fabulous -... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for a 5 hour snorkling tour only 45 mins was spent in the water!! This wasnt a cheap trip either. The boat ride was fun for about an hour but then painful on the bones as we crashed through the sea. This wasnt advertised as a thrill ride and I wouldnt have gone on this if I knew the kind... More 

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MissPuakai, Manager at Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback as it gives us an opportunity to continue to focus on customer enjoyment, time in the water, and comfort. We do pride ourselves in that we can spend more time in the water than other companies (which typically have to maintain more rigid schedules), and yet still tour the sea caves and take in the beautiful... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect way to see the Na Pali coast. The views are incredible and the sea caves are amazing. Nick and Julie were a great team guiding us through our journey. We were lucky to have only 6 people on our boat, lots of personal attention and the ability to move around if needed. Our kids 11 & 12 loved it... More 

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Thank Oconnell04
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Tara was so energetic and passionate about what she does. This was a lot more stable of a ride than I first thought it would be. However, my butt was a bit sore so you may want to sit on a towel. Not sure there's much you can do. Comes with the territory. We saw spinner dolphins, sea turtles,... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice day. The crew put us right on the turtles and then a nice leisurely drift snorkel with some larger schools of various local fish and a bit of history about the area and a nice sandwich lunch afterwards.

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