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“Unforgettable Sunset Cruise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Holo Holo Charters
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$129.00*
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Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Eleele
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Get to the Fun Faster! The memories will last a lifetime... Our four boats, Leila, Holo Holo, and Adventurer II & III, get you to the action quicker than anybody else, so you have more time to snorkel, sightsee, relax and enjoy the pristine waters and spectacular cliffs of the Napali Coast & Niihau. We are the only Kauai boat tours company that offers daily trips to the "forbidden island" of Niihau.
Richmond, Virginia
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“Unforgettable Sunset Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

The sunset dinner cruise up the Na Pali coast was fabulous. Great boat, fun and knowledgable crew, good food, and ohhhh, the sunset!

Visited October 2013
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Kit F, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanks for this short but sweet review! Sounds like it was a fantastic day to be on the water, thanks for joining us! Mahalo and aloha
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“Must Do!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

The only way to really enjoy the majestic views of the Na Pali coastline is either by helicopter or boat. This cruise is great. This was our third trip to the island and our third cruise with Holo Holo. The boat was very clean and the staff is very attentive. Being on the water at the Na Pali coast during sunset should be a "bucket list" check mark for everyone! If you plan to visit Kauai don't even think about skipping this tour. You will not be disappointed!

Visited July 2013
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Kit F, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
Agreed! We are slightly biased of course, but we totally agree that the Napali Coast in the late afternoon sunlight is really a special sight not to be missed. The Napali Coast is one of the most inaccessible coastlines in the world, the only way to see it is by air, sea, or hiking, we recommend you do them all! But, seeing it from sea level gives you an incredible view point, you are able to look up at towering sea cliffs, caves, and waterfalls. Thanks for being a “repeat offender” we hope you are able to visit us again soon! Mahalo and aloha
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“Good value for Kauai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Because I'm a cheapass I did a lot of research before booking Holo Holo. Compared to the competition $129pp was the cheapest for a 5 Hour Snorkel tour, which includes breakfast, deli lunch, 1 snorkel swim, and beer/wine on the way back. Due to crazy waves up north, we couldn't hit up the Napali coast, but they managed a fun impromptu sail along the south and west coast. The snorkeling spot was decent, but snorkeling at Poipu Beach was better, and not to mention free. The staff was friendly and knowledgable.

There was nothing wrong with this trip, but 2 years ago in Maui I booked a 6.5 hour boat trip with Pacific Whale Foundation (http://pacificwhale.org). Their trip included breakfast, hot bbq lunch, TWO snorkel swims at Molokini and Lanai, and booze on the way back...for only $86pp, so I don't feel like I got my money's worth.

Maybe its unfair to judge Maui against Kauai...are the two islands economies that much different? Regardless, Holo Holo is probably the best choice for boating on Kauai.

Visited November 2012
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Kit F, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanks for sharing your unique thoughts and perspective. Yes, boat trips on all the islands vary significantly in price and amenities. We appreciate your honesty and research to find the best deal; we strive to offer a quality tour at an affordable price. Unfortunately weather did not allow us to tour the Napali Coast that day, hope you can join us again so you can experience the incredible beauty of that area. Mahalo and aloha
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“Kauai By Sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We did the Napali Coast & Niihau tour. The captain and crew were great; very friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and safety conscious. The vessel was very clean and comfortable. The views are stunning from anywhere on the boat. The captain and crew were very engaging and provided great information of the many sites visited. I snorkeled briefly as I am not a very good swimmer, but my wife and daughter snorkeled for an hour. The experience was amazing. All snorkel gear is provided. Both a breakfast and lunch are provided. The ride back is an exhilarating, high speed experience. There is ample seating in the inner section of the boat, which is also covered, but we decided to brave the experience in the back row and had a blast. Remember sunscreen!

Visited August 2013
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Kit F, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanks for joining us for an adventure! We are so pleased to hear you had an excellent experience and thoroughly enjoyed the day with your family. We love providing a unique experience for families to create lasting memories together. A hui hou (until next time)! Mahalo and aloha
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“Fantastic time along the Napili Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

My husband and I just came back from a 5 hour trip on the Leila with Holo Holo. This is a 50 ft catamaran and they only allow 37 people on it. We lucked out and there was only 21 people on our trip. The entire trip was awesome, starting with the weather, and also the crew. Our captain, Glen is a salty old (sorry Glen, you're not that old... ha ha) sea captain with a cranky but fun attitude. Loved it and him. Kelly and Abraham were the other two members of our crew and they were fantastic as well. Couldn't have asked for better service, knowledge and attention to our safety and comfort. The vibe on the boat was very relaxed with awesome music. They started off with the theme from Gilligan's Island (you know, 3 hour cruise). Had a blast lying on the trampolines at the front and getting soaked. Saw so many dolphins, racing along the boat with us and spinning in the air. So amazing! We have done two of these catamaran sailing trips in Maui and this was as good or better. Breakfast was good with bagels with cream cheese, some pastries and fruit. Lunch was good as well, with everything to build your own sandwich and a nice pasta salad, vegies and fresh fruit. After snorkelling we were offered beer and wine. They aren't stingy on refills either. Snorkelling was really good and the water is so clear and so blue. The snorkelling equipment was in great shape and everything on the boat was spotless.
The coastline along the Napili is out of this world, and words can't even describe it. If you're hesitating to do this trip, don't. It was an awesome day that we won't soon forget.

Visited September 2013
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Kit F, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
Mahalo for this informative and glowing review! We always appreciate when guests share their honest feedback with us and other readers. We are so pleased the Captain and crew took good care of you, they are truly passionate about what they do and that always shows. Thanks for joining us, we hope you try one of our other tours during your next Kauai visit. Mahalo and aloha
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