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Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

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3,446 Reviews
Free admission
State Highway 56, Lihue, Hawaii, 96746

The Basics

For the most comprehensive view of the Na Pali Coast, take a helicopter or flightseeing tour from Lihue or Princeville that will take you over top sights like Waimea Canyon and the Manawaiopuna Falls. For a closer look, opt for a guided kayaking trip along the dramatic Na Pali cliffs or choose a boat tour that includes a snorkeling or sailing adventure or a sunset dinner cruises.You can also hike the Kalalau Trail, which traverses 11 miles (17 kilometers) and provides access to remote beaches and hidden sea caves.

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
$215.14 per adult
Wonderful boat ride and Sail
A must do! You will not be disappointed. Beautiful, totally worth a day out to sea there. The shipmates were were very pleasant and had a lot of knowledge. Food was good too. Next time, I’d like to go with adults only, since I do not have kids.
Dani_walnut, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Kauai

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Highly Recommend
Hailey_U, Jun 2021
Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise
Great crew and beautiful sights! Highly recommend joining HoloHolo for one of their Na Pali Coast sailing adventures!
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Will not disappoint!
Lance_R, May 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Was amazing to dart in and out of the sea caves and amongst pods of dolphins before taking a plunge into turquoise water with the dramatic backdrop of the Na Pali coast. The crew was nice and piloted our vessel with expertise. Highly recommend this over a catamaran booze cruise if you want to get closer to the beauty.
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Stunning NaPali Coast
Lisa_B, Jun 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Dinner Cruise
We had great weather for our cruise and despite chop on the way out, we had a smooth ride back in and a beautiful sunset. The NaPali Coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth IMHO. The Captain and crew will take good care of you. Highly recommend going out with Holo Holo Charters. Would not hesitate to do another trip with them.
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Fantastic 5 Hour catamaran experience
Cindy_Christner, Jun 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
The lady lucky and tour was absolutely fabulous! The boat is clean the crew was so catering, informative of the land and ocean, friendly and you knew they love the jobs and it reflected that in our experience . We saw a swimming monk seal, a turtle, many spinner dolphins and bottle nose dolphins. The snorkeling was excellent. The food was delicious. Again I can’t say enough about the Crew!!! #1 this was our 5th time and actually 3 rd time with this company.
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Smooth ride
Bill_Sl, May 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Dinner Cruise
Great crew Taylor and Jess top notch. Love the scenery food was good. The crew was very efficient catamaran very clean.
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An Awesome experience to remember
Roberto_C, May 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Dinner Cruise
Breathtaking views of the mountains Friendly Staff Clean Food was good. Captain gave lots of information on the trip It was fun
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5 starts
Alex_S, Apr 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Cruise
The crew made us feel like friends that invited for a boat ride. They brought snacks, drinks and dinner to our sits and they picked them up. They were so friendly, relaxed but responsible watching for our safety all times. Captain took his time to go under waterfalls, stopping the boat to see turtles and to let us enjoy the sunset in the middle of the ocean. Outstanding experience and we couldn’t have asked for a better adventure.
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Fantastic Napali Coast Tour
Angelina_J, Apr 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
Best tour ever! The staff was awesome, attentive to all the guests, and very focused on safety. Captain Kauai shared great stories about Hawaiian culture and history. The views were amazing and we even saw whales and dolphins as an extra bonus. Highly recommended!
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Don’t Miss This Incredible Tour!!
Bev, Apr 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Fantastic experience we will never forget! Our two Captains, Ian and JR, continuously watched over us for safety, were friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife and area, and their skill at piloting the zodiac was outstanding! We stopped to view whales, dolphins (while eating our lunch!), and turtles. The up close views of Na Pali were mesmerizing! The ending snorkel time finalized one of the best tours we have ever taken!!!! We are 79 and 83 and enjoyed it as much as the younger folks!!
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Beautiful view of Napali Coast
Jomon_J, Jun 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Dinner Cruise
The Rollercoaster ride to Napali coast was so good that we all got wet. And the close look to the cave gave us a cherishing memory to go. Jay and Erin were our hosts with infinte wine and beer and delicious lunch and then brownie as dessert. A must do activity if u are not seasick and want to get wet if standing outside the cabin
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Best excursion we chose! Beautiful views and amazing staff!!
Jennifer_S, Jun 2021
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
The views were breathtaking! The staff (captain Dave, Jackie & Stephan)(sorry if I spelled that name wrong) were so personable, knowledgeable, funny, and attentive! We saved for a long time for this vacation and they made our experience worth every penny!
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Wonderful boat ride and Sail
Dani_walnut, Jun 2021
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
A must do! You will not be disappointed. Beautiful, totally worth a day out to sea there. The shipmates were were very pleasant and had a lot of knowledge. Food was good too. Next time, I’d like to go with adults only, since I do not have kids.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Na Pali Coast is a must-visit for first time visitors to Kauai.

  • Bring a rain jacket for boat and kayak tours and for hikes as it rains often on the Na Pali Coast.

  • Permits are required to hike the Kalalau Trail.

  • Some helicopter and boat tours are wheelchair accessible; inquire in advance.

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How to Get There

The Na Pali Coast stretches for 16 miles (26 kilometers) along Kauai’s northwest shore. No roads lead into the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, and much of the coast is inaccessible due its extremely rugged terrain and sheer cliffs. To reach the trailhead for the Kalalau Trail, follow highway 560 to the end of the road, just past Ha’ena State Park.

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When to Get There

Kauai’s weather is stable all year round, which makes it an excellent destination anytime of the year. The best time to hike the Kalalau Trail is during the dry season, which lasts from May through October. Winter is whale watching season, making it a great time for boat tours.

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Hiking the Kalalau (Na Pali Coast) Trail

The Na Pali coastline is only accessible by foot via the Kalalau Trail. Backpackers typically take 3 days or more to make this incredibly scenic 22-mile (34-kilometer) round-trip journey. The trail traverses steep cliffs, requires several river crossings, and is very strenuous in spots. Day hikers can venture to Hanakapi’ai Falls, but permits are required to hike past the falls, even if you don’t plan to camp.

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