We did the sunset cruise and it was fantastic! The crew was great and very personable. Definitely would recommend. More
We did the sunset cruise and it was fantastic! The crew was great and very personable. Definitely would recommend. MoreShow less
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Mahalo and Aloha
Staff was great! But the trip was terrible... people were throwing up left and right and it didn’t seem unusual to the staff. We were not able to eat anything!
On Sunday, November 4th, my wife and I had the pleasure of taking Holo Holo Charter's Nihau and Napali Super Tour out of Port Allen, Kauai. It was an excellent adventure, and, as I have said in the title it may have been the best small boat excursion I have ever taken, and I have done a lot for sightseeing, snorkeling, bird watching, etc. I say this primarily based on the quality of the crew. Led by Captain Drew, and 3 assistants; ( Sorry I only remember Jess by name, but the other two were great as well ). All were professional, friendly, courteous, and very attentive to customers' requests and needs.
The 7 hour cruise, including snorkeltime at Nihau was pretty special. We were lucky ( for November ) to have calm seas, at least in the morning, and the views along the Napali Coast were spectacular. Captain Drew even managed to navigate the catamaran into relatively small sea caves for close up looks at the geology, and wildlife that was in and around these areas.
I may have been the only one on board who was mostly interested in the local seabirds, and there were lots around. My only suggestion in this area would be to have the skipper, ( or other crew members ) spend a bit more time talking about the local birds, although I realize that, for most passengers, there might be limited interest. I did, however, find myself answering questions from fellow passengers about what birds we were seeing. Understandably, most of the passengers were more interested in seeing dolphins, seals, fish and the possibility of seeing Humpback Whales.
Considering the limited amount of space on board, I was impressed by the quality of the food served which was a continental breakfast, and lots of sandwich, and salad possiblities at lunchtime. An open bar, ( after snorkeling of course ), was enjoyed by many.
The snorkeling itself on the lee side Niihau was pretty good. The water was very clear, but, not suprisingly, the coral itself was not in great shape, and, therefore, there were not " tons " of fish. Having said that, I was not expecting anything different. If 40-50 people are heading out to this spot on an almost daily basis all slathered in sun screen, over time there has to be some degredation of the habitat. Still, for Hawaii, based on my snorkeling experience on the islands, it was fine.
Coming back in the afternoon, after the seas have had a chance to build up a bit, was a rougher ride than going out. Captain Drew had informed all about this and, for those prone, to take the necessary precautions. For most of the passengers, it was a fun experience " riding the waves ", on a fast boat, listening to some nice tunes.
All in all, it was a great day, and we would like to thank Holo Holo Charters, and their great crew for a fun, and memorable experience.
Captain Kelly and her mates were the BEST. Safety first, this gracious crew made the day a fabulous one with their attentive service, interesting fun conversations, and terrific sail. Captain Kelly stops for wildlife and thanks to her, we saw tons. Thank you! I'd go again in a heartbeat.
Advertised was the Na Pali coast, but the day we had signed up for the waves were apparently too big on that side of the island. So that part was a big bummer. Nevertheless, our day was super fun! We still saw 20+ dolphins (some that swam right with us for several minutes!) and swam with tropical fish and turtles. Breakfast was eh but lunch was awesome! The crew were all awesome and the boat was BEAUTIFUL. Highly recommend booking with these guys.
From the moment we got on the boat, until the moment we stepped off , we felt taken care of, safe, and saw dolphins, whales in the far distance, and a lot of fish.
We did the na pali tour and snorkel. The surf was a little rough so we were unable to visit some of the normal spots, but Captain Wendell and the crew still made it an excellent trip---they serve their guests really well. They focus on safety first but they were entertaining and really fun to be around. Each crewmember knew different things about diving or marine life which is a bonus and they're all happy to share some knowledge. My wife got a little sea sick toward the end and Jess (crew) even went out of her way to check in every 10 minutes or so to help out. Despite the weather and sea sickness, we would definitely do this again! Mahalo, Holo Holo!
We vacationed with our 3 adult children. I have to say this was a great way to spend a day on Kauai. The Napali Coast is definitely something you don't want to miss. The views are amazing. Our Captain Mike and Crew were fantastic, very informative and made the trip a great one. The food was very good as well! Thanks again HoloHolo Charters.
We loved our sunset sail in Kauai! The crew @holoholocharters was friendly, funny, and thoroughly professional. From rainbows to spinner dolphins, to a gourmet dinner in a picturesque cove on the south side of the island- our trip could not have been more perfect! #HoloHoloOhana
We are loving your review! Thank you so much for joining us and for letting us know what a great time you had! Mahalo and Aloha
We were disappointed not to get to see the Napali Coastline due to swells/winds on the northside but loved our cruise along the south side just the same. We say dolphins, sea turtles and even a hump back whale. Crew members were very friendly and gracious in answering questions. We'll have to come again to see Napali!
We are glad to know that, although weather kept us from our original plan, you still had a great time out on the water with us! Mahalo and Aloha
This was the best ting we did our whole trip! We went on a boat without a sail so we were able to go inside a few caves. The most beautiful views of the Napali coast, great food and service.
Your review has got us floored! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your review! Mahalo and Aloha