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“A great adventure”
Review of Na Pali Experience

Na Pali Experience
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Kekaha
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dreams can come true! - Join us for a five-hour experience you will remember forever. Kauai's Na Pali coast is one of the most spectacular attractions in the world. Avoid the crowds and climb aboard a vessel that allows you to have a closer look. Our boats are the most practical size and design for touring Na Pali. Large enough for comfort and small enough to enter and explore ALL of the sea caves! Allow our small family operation to provide you with your Na Pali experience. Space is limited; reserve your tour today!
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had a great day with Captain Nate. A beautiful fast boat, a small group and a knowledgeable captain who clearly remains awestruck by his own home grounds. A great day despite some rain!

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We read the reviews and went with Nate. He delivers a fun and educational tour. Mixed in with some humor and of course fantastic eye candy. He has surprises up his short sleeve too. The first half hour he fills you in on some history while makeing miles in front of the Navel Station. Try to sit close to Nate if your hearing is poor. Nate's vessel is cushy comfort compared to the zodiac boats. Don't bring a lot of stuff you won't need it.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you were to do one tour in Kauai, it would have to be the Na Pali Experience! What a great experience and definitely the highlight of our time in Kauai. You go out in a 7 seater boat and able to travel into the caves, which the larger boats can't. You can't beat the scenery, the amazing sea life, and awesome snorkeling sight. And...Captain Nate, what a great tour guide! He was so knowledgable on the island and made the tour. I can't wait to take this tour again!

2  Thank Jporter81
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

This company, Na Pali Experience, is the only one to see, really see the Na Pali Coast and its caves. Nate, the captain of the boat, was born and raised on Kauai and his knowledge and love for his island is very evident. Not only did we feel like we were his friends immediately upon meeting, but he is able to make you feel very comfortable on the entire trip (5 hours) whether you are going through the caves or snorkeling (some of the best fish we have seen). What makes this tour company a must is the fact that his boat is small enough to fit into the caves like the zodiaks, but you have the comfort of a beautiful boat with an awning!!! You aren't bounced all over the water and you have a comfortable seat. We were able to go into the most beautiful caves and really see and learn about the Na Pali Coast. Another plus is that only 6 people go on the tour at a time. Thus making it feel like it is a private tour. No crowding of 14 people strapped on a boat. We can't wait until we return to Kauai and go on this trip again. Thanks, Nate. Hope they don't get tooo popular so as to not be able to get a reservation.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Ok, so the title is a bit over the top. However, I can't recommend this trip enough to people going to Kauai. Book early, so you don't miss out on this trip! The boat is extremely well kept, and only allows 6 people. This boat trumps every other boat on the Na Pali coast. We saw others that were crammed into very small boats, and it looked extremely uncomfortable. On Nate's boat, we were lounging like rock stars, as we passed by the other people on the water. Believe me, they were wishing they booked with Nate. Nate is extremely knowledgeable, and told us so much about the coast. I can't stress it enough, pay a little bit more than the other charters, and you won't regret it. One tip I'd give to people going on this tour...don't leave your nice camera at home!! Nate supplied dry bags so your valuables don't get wet when you are traveling to/from the coast. You'll regret it if you just bring a cheap water camera with you. Snorkeling was an added bonus to the trip. Only tour I've been on that everyone said 'wow, these snorkel masks are nice!'. They definitely do not cheap out on anything with this outfit. This will certainly be a tour that I'll never forget, and hope to do it again sometime in the future.

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