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Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour

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Eleele, United States
Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour
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Spend the day in comfort and style on our sleek, Kauai made 65’ power catamaran
Learn interesting facts, history and legends about the land and its people
See and snorkel with dozens of fish and see spinner dolphins, sea turtles, monk seals, manta rays
Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel
The chance to see humpback whales (Dec-Apr)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Holo Holo Charters , 4353 Waialo Rd #5a, Eleele, HI 96705, USA

Departure Point: Port Allen Address: Port Allen Marina Center 4353 Waialo Road Ele'ele HI 96705

6:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passenger Policy
  • No expectant mothers.
  • Not recommended for individuals who have or have had back problems, recent injuries or surgeries, or suffer from severe motion sickness (no refunds are given for sea sickness). Seasickness is best prevented with an over the counter remedy.
  • This is an adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. It may not be suitable for some folks (all physically challenged individuals are subject to Captain’s discretion).
  • If you do not have your prescribed medication with you, i.e. Inhalers, EpiPens, diabetic medication and/or any other medications taken daily, you must reschedule your tour for another day.
  • All tour routes and destinations are subject to change without notice. Ocean conditions can and will sometimes turn rough. Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions.
  • Cancelled tours by Holo Holo Charters are fully refundable or gladly rescheduled.
  • “No shows” or any cancellations are subject to a 100% charge of the total fare including tax.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old
  • Non-swimmers are not allowed in the water.
  • All tours are “Bare-Foot”. Passengers will remove their shoes prior to boarding. Only Orthopedic/Diabetic exceptions will be made at Captain’s direction.
  • You should bring your own towels, sunscreen, a light jacket, and camera. We will provide everything else.
  • Spray-on/aerosol sunscreen is a safety hazard and may not be used on board the vessel. We encourage using reef-friendly sunscreens.
  • No smoking of any kind on board the vessel or on the dock.
  • We do not land on shore.
  • Do not park at the harbor or pier. Please use Holo Holo parking lot only or your car will be towed.
  • We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service.
  • Drones/unmanned aircraft are not allowed on board the vessel.
  • Our vessels are equipped with sensitive marine heads (toilets) that will clog if any foreign objects are flushed. If you flush something other than what your body produces and the toilet paper we provide, you may be responsible for the cost of repair.
  • Alcohol will be served only after snorkeling. If passenger will be consuming alcoholic beverages an ID will be required on the vessel. No coolers allowed on board.
  • Full-face snorkel masks are not allowed, guests are required to use traditional two-piece snorkel and mask sets that are provided by us or they may bring their own.
  • Guests are required to complete a digital health waiver as well as a COVID-19 health screening prior to proceeding on tour.
  • As a company that puts sustainability at the forefront of goals, we request you bring your own reusable water bottle with you on tour.
  • No expectant mothers are permitted to join the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Holo Holo Charters, Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Making this scenic / 90 mile journey very possible because of the speed of this sleek water craft." See review
  • "Note this is the only cruise on offer that goes to Ni'ihau daily." See review
  • "We heavily researched masks as my fiance has braces, we picked an Aqua Lung full face mask for her comfort just to find as we boarded that they are not allowed, not cool, not stated on the listing." See review


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Excellent tour. Great crew. Bring dramamine.
, May 2022
The boat, the crew, the snorkeling, the sites were all excellent. We saw spinner dolphins, bottle nosed dolphins, monkfish seals, short-finned pilot whales and three humpback whales. The food was solid too. The only negative (which is not the company's fault) is that the water is really choppy to and from ni'i hau and at least a dozen people on our trip got seasick. The crew was incredibly helpful offering chipped ice, paper towels, barf bags, etc. but not for those who get queasy easily. Bring dramamine.
Great crew!
, May 2022
Great crew! Rough ocean. Crew did the best they could under the circumstances. We had a great time even though the weather limited what we were able to do.
Super Trip!
, May 2022
We are a couple in our 50’s and enjoyed this adventure very much. The catamaran has an inside section with seating and tables which was nice for a break from the sun, wind, occasional rain and to eat. I highly suggest taking something to prevent motion sickness as many people who did not got sick on the way back. The catamaran is huge and handles the waves well but the waves are quite large and inevitable so getting sick can put a damper on your experience. The staff were friendly and worked great as a team to make sure everyone had a fabulous time. The views at NaPali are outstanding. Lots of dolphins follow the ride. Ni’ihau is an island that you don’t actually go on because it is forbidden and privately owned but you will snorkel nearby and learn about it.
A day too remember
, May 2022
The views were beautiful. The boat crew were excellent. The captain really knew how and where to put that boat. He put us right underneath a waterfall and soaked the entire boat. It was awesome!! Saw some whales. Saw a shark. Saw a few monk seals fight it out. Saw a lot of fishies. We had a great time!! Would do it again. Hopefully with the same crew.
It was a memorable day to...
, Apr 2022
It was a memorable day to us and the view is amazing. The crews are helpful and attractive, food is great too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The crew was great!!!
, Apr 2022
Great boat ride and snorkeling, crew was very good and attentive and knowledgeable. The caption Glen and the crew were awesome.
I had a great time on...
, Mar 2022
I had a great time on this excursion! The crew was amazing everybody was super nice! I highly recommend!
, Mar 2022
The whales we saw was great. The food was not like the spread shown in the advertisement, should really work on that aspect. The boat was pretty small with all the people that were on board, limit the amount of folks then it might of been a more pleasant experience. The crew was very nice though.
Saw soooooo many humpback...
, Feb 2022
Saw soooooo many humpback whales!! Great crew that was super attentive. Incredible way to see the coast.
Amazing Na Pali Tour, HoloHolo
, Feb 2022
Loved the day trip along Na Pali. Went in winter during high swells so very rough waters. I don’t get sea sick or motion sick so not an issue and the rough water made it fun!! Captain and crew were fun and informative and took care of everything. They ensured everyone was fed and had drinks. Food tasted great and can’t wait to come back and tour with them again!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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