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“Stunning and fun!”
Review of Na Pali Riders

Na Pali Riders
Ranked #7 of 115 Shopping in Kauai
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Owner description: Na Pali Riders is in Kauai. We specialize in Zodiac raft adventures along Kauai's infamous Na Pali Coast. Tours include dolphins, whales, snorkeling, entering mystic sea caves, and an unforgettable journey not to be missed.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

First off, if seeing dolphins is paramount for you, book yourself on the early morning tour. We got lucky and saw a pod on the later tour, but Capt. Chris and Brad told us its much more likely to happen early morning. The tour is amazing and well worth the $130 ticket price. The views you'll see are once in a lifetime. We continually felt like we were in another world, or least some far away country. Captain Chris was super knowledgeable and had a great, sarcastic sense of humor. Brad takes amazing pictures and I definitely recommend you buy the disc at the end. It's $40, but I felt it was well worth it. Don't be afraid to take your own camera or iPhone either. You have plenty of calm moments to snap pictures and the dry bags they provide work great. Also, your footwear doesn't matter because all shoes are collected and you ride barefoot. You may want to bring a hoodie or light windbreaker as well. We got pretty wet via splash and a few rain showers. Nothing to worry about though; this will probably be the best part of your time in Kauai. Simply amazing!

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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Seeing the na Pali coast from the water is breathtaking and we lucked out with a perfect day. Calm ocean and light breezes. Any tour provider would have looked good today. The "Riders" did a decent job and we got to see dolphins and entered 5 sea caves, so that was outstanding. But the captain couldn't always be heard when he was detailing facts about the coast and the snorkeling was a disappointment (no fish!). Still, it seemed like a decent value and I'd use them again.

Thank KDA58
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I originally went on this trip when I was 10 years old and have been waiting to come back for 20 years since!! It was all that I remembered! Exciting, fun, breathtaking, relaxing, and overall memorable! There was a guide and a photographer (Chris and Brad) who led the trip and were great. The boat ride itself is fun because you go over waves, which feels like a mini rollercoaster (I don't like rollercoasters, but this is very fun!). Then the views of the coast are unbelievably breathtaking! You will go through caves, get to swim/snorkel, and also stop near to a pod of dolphins who swim right next to the boat and jump out of the water. It is wonderful! I would recommend to purchase the disc of photos that the photographer takes - they are professional photos of your actual trip for dirt cheap! It is well worth it! This trip is a must-do when you are in Kauai!!!!

Thank Monique C
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The people at Napili Riders are professional, friendly, and experienced. The adventure lasted 4 hours. Chris is the captain, and Brad is the first mate. We enjoyed historical background on the customs of Native Hawaiians. Brad took hundreds of stunningly beautiful pictures and video footage. we bought both available for $40: the discs were quickly burned when we return from the trip. They are great souvenirs of our trip. Chris knows the waters well; we saw numerous pods of spinner dolphins and explored breath-taking sea caves. We took many photos of the Napili coast. A helicopter could not offer such awesome views. We enjoyed snorkeling among sea turtles, lobsters,and parrotfish. The raft company provided us the use of all needed snorkeling gear free of charge. On the return trip, Brad passed around delicious fresh fruit, assorted bags of chips, cold bottles of water and cold cans of soda. We appreciated that Brad was careful to collect empty bottles and cans, empty chip bags. There were children on the trip, so we think it is appropriate for all ages. The trip was well worth our time and money. Brad and Chris are fun, easy-going environmental stewards who love the sea, their guests, and the island of Kauai.

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The people running this show are completely unprofessional. First off the business is a dirty shack in a secluded parking lot. We arrived a little early then sat and waited because the place was deserted. We called them over and over just getting a voicemail. They called us back almost 2 hours after our scheduled appointment to tell us they canceled the ride and we would have to reschedule. We blew the whole morning expecting to take this trip and they were like oh well sorry. They wouldn't even offer us a discount to reschedule. Although they warned us when we booked if we didn't show up they would have charged our credit card but they didn't show up and it's oh well. We ended up finding a company called Kauai Sea Tours which was awesome. I highly recommend them. They have a real established business with an all Hawaiian crew. Clean boats and a very knowledgeable crew. We had a wonderful tour of the Napali coast with them!

Thank MrMrsMoe
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Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

We understand your frustration, and thought you received our voice message left on your cell phone from the day prior to your scheduled tour, which stated the tour was cancelled. We would have gladly offered you a free trip for 2 persons, but you said you had no flexibility in your travel itinerary to accommodate our tour on any other day of your vacation. We are glad you found another tour company to go with, Kauai Sea Tours is a good choice. Aloha!

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