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“15 WHALES!”
Review of Catamaran Kahanu

Catamaran Kahanu
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Eleele
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Na Pali Coast Tour experience the majestic cliffs, sea caves, and marine animals. Enjoy swim and snorkel. Best day on your vacation with Captain Lani Tours.
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Highly recommend the 2-hour whale watching tour. Don't want to make your expectations too high, but we saw 15 whales on our 2-hour tour, as well as a few breaches! The tour is low-key and has a local, down-to-earth feel, which is refreshing. Our captain had a real knack for finding whales and the crew was informative.

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Our best trip up the Na Pali coast, & perfect for our family. Captain Lani, Auntie Debbie, & Crewman Emma were great and very helpful. We especially liked the ohana spirit by Captain Lani - a true Hawaiian sailor with great love & knowledge of the Kauai’i Coast. Have previously done the trip by zodiac & big catamaran. This was the best!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Catamaran Kahanu never disappoints! From the start of your day you are greeted by the wonderful Debbie who will assist you with a smile and make sure your trip is perfect. Once you get to the boat you will be shocked at how private it is and that you are going aboard a boat owned and operated by a loving, local Kauai family. Captain IS THE BEST. His knowledge of Kauai waters is essential in navigating the coast. He was able to get us so close to the Humpback Whales and the small group aboard was all smiles, cheering for the whales as they continuously breeched during our 2 hour trip. While the other, much larger tours took their guests down the rough NaPali coast to find Whales, Captain's knowledge and cautious observation of the water lead us straight to DOZENS of whales. While guests on other tours were probably sea sick, surrounded by 30+ people, fighting to see whales, we were surrounded by Whales and only 10 passengers. If you are looking for a Whale Watching, or snorkel trip, look no further, Kahanu is the BEST!!!

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145Debbie, General Manager at Catamaran Kahanu, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Aloha Erica,

We are happy you had another wonderful time with Captain Lani and Emma. It is so wonderful that you enjoy sharing part of your vacation with Catamaran Kahanu. The whales are always a added bonus!!!

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We had a great time aboard the Catamaran Kahanu. Actually got to see a whale up close and it was beautiful. Enjoyed the catamaran as well as Captain Lani and Emma. Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

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