I know there are a lot of threads on this topic, but I've been over-analyzing a bit the selection of a Na Pali coast boat tour operator leaving from the north shore. We're staying in Princeville, so we will only be interested in cruising from the north shore. The party of 4 will be me and my wife, both late 30s, my wife gets mild sea sickness. Our 8 year old daughter, who like her dad is fairly adventurous thrill seeker. And my mom, 60 years old, in good health.
We will snorkel, but its not a big concern. Sea caves would be nice, but not mandatory. I am very interested in photography.
- we have ruled out Na Pali Catamaran primarily due to lack of shade, which will helps minimize my wife's sea-sickness.
- Captain Sundown and Na Pali Sea Breeze are basically feeling like a coin flip. I am leaning slightly toward Captain Sundown as their boat appears to best meet our ideal and I like the idea of sailing and fishing more than entering the sea caves.
- Holo Holo Adventurer rigid hull tour is another consideration. The shade canopy looks good, but the boats appear to be pretty crowded and photography around the canopy framing may not be ideal. And my wife is initially not a fan of their boat.
So, for shade, comfort and photography, would I be happy with Captain Sundown or would another operator better meet our top criteria?