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Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

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4,225 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
$229.48 per adult
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Well worth it
A very fun, knowledgeable, and personable staff. Plus, an incredible view of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Couldn’t recommend the experience more!
Ben_L, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Kauai

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Never too old for an adventure!!
CathyB, Aug 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
What a fun trip!! The guides were so much fun, very safety conscious but adventurous! We went into a couple of caves on the NaPali Coast, jumped waves, stopped and played with a pod of dolphins! It was my 61st birthday and I was the oldest one on the raft by 20 years! They asked several times if I was okay. Taking care of the geriatric passenger lol. Highly recommended!!
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Awesome adventure
Theresa_L, Jul 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Our captain, Ian and crewmate, Landon were great. They were friendly and fun but also very professional, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. The Napali coast and caves were breathtaking and the water was such a beautiful blue. It was awesome to see the dolphins and our captain had a great music play list! Aside from being a little sea sick when the raft wasn’t moving, I would highly recommend. Thank you, Ian and Landon
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Recommend
JJW, Sep 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Boat Tour
Excellent from start to finish. Great customer service, tasty food, saw everything: the beautiful Napali Coast, a huge pod of dolphins and a stunning sunset. The captain’s voice over along the way showed deep knowledge of the landscapes at Kauai.
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Amazing ride down the beautiful Napali Coast making lasting memories
Madelyn_B, Jul 2021
Na Pali Snorkel Adventure
What a memorable experience! Seeing the dolphins and turtle and the beautiful Napali coastline. Tour guides we amazing and very friendly
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Great tour!
Cheryl_W, Sep 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Boat Tour
The views were spectacular. The crew was very attentive snd efficient. The captain, Christian, gave an excellent overview of the NaPali coast and history of the island. Wish we had booked directly through Holo holo -would have been cheaper.
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Awesome trip!
Deborah_K, Sep 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
It was an amazing trip. We saw a lot of dolphins and the Na Pali coast was beautiful. The caves were amazing as well. Our captain Drake was awesome as well as Landon.
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Great cruise
Bonnie_S, Sep 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Boat Tour
I loved viewing the Na Pali coast from the south side. The service was outstanding. The crew was very attentive, especially Josiah!
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Amazing views and friendly crew
Eric_and_stephanie, Sep 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Cruise
The views of the Na Pali coast were breathtaking. Sunset was perfect. We spotted dolphins!! Snorkeling spot was very cool. The crew was knowledgeable, friendly, and really went above and beyond to ensure every guest had a great time (shout out to Captain Kauai, Matthew, Jane, and the fourth crew member whose name we don’t know how to spell, but you know who you are!). We would recommend this tour to anyone considering it!
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Breathtaking
Sue, Sep 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
The Napali Coast was breathtaking ! We enjoyed seeing the spinner dolphins on our catamaran cruise up the coast. The crew was very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this trip!!!
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Best boat tour on Kauai
Devyn_E, Aug 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
If you love adventure and don’t mind getting a little wet this tour is for you! Our tour guides Drake and Mercedes were awesome! Very friendly and knowledgeable about the island. On the way we saw dolphins and beautiful sites. They made sure they were taking safety precautions when we got out to snorkel and we saw tons of fish and even some sea turtles! This was probably the best part of our trip here on Kauai so far. Highly recommend!!
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Absolutely would do it again
Kindy_P, Aug 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Cruise
The crew was great, very fun to talk to, wonderful drinks, food and service. Tofu and pork dinners were quite good. They cared about our safety, but weren’t overbearing.
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Organized, attentive and clean
Carol_T, Jul 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
Very organized and great service. Very clean, with fresh water shower and toilets. The three assistants were very attentive. Once we started sailing, we were offered drinks, then a small box of fresh fruits and banana bread. Drinks throughout the entire tour. Lunch was wrap and chips and chocolate chip cookie. Mai Tai, and beer and wine. The view of course is spectacular. The snorkeling part was fun and safe. Great experience!

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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