A very rigorous adventure, recommended for the very few
The Na Pali Coast a 17 mile paddle
4 paddler minimum to consider this tour a go
WHEN AND WHERE:
Check in at 6:00 a.m. at our Wailua River Marina
Free shuttle pick up for points North
Tour start and ends at Marina
If picked up North, you are responsible after the tour, for arranging transportation from our Marina Shop.
Shuttle departs 6:15 a.m.
After you complete this epic, you will be issued a Na Pali Sea Kayak Diploma, suitable for framing and which will look good not only your wall but on your resume.
Our Guide to client ratio is: one guide to seven clients
Our guides are CPR/Ist Aid trained and State of Hawaii sanctioned
WHAT TO BRING:
Light long sleeve shirt
Footwear (tabis, aqua socks or tennis shoes)
Towel and change of clothes
This is a strenuous journey. Paddlers under 16 years need guide approval, in order to participate.
Participants should be comfortable in the water, in good physical condition and not prone to sea-sickness
Recommended only for active individuals, couples and families
About five to six hours of intermittent paddling This activity is rated Rigorous!
**Solo paddlers paddle doubles with either guide or another client.
Before you sign up, please be aware
This is the roughest and longest sea kayak trip offered on the planet. Remember not only is it a 17 mile paddle, but surf launching and landings are often the norm. We usually have surf to negotiate at our take out at Polihale. The wind is a double-edged sword. When the winds dont cooperate it is a long long and for some, a very strenuous day. When the winds are up you will sail, down the Coast for a price. These same wind that help, can also agitate the ocean and when accompanied by a ground swell,can make your kayak harder to manage with consequent flip overs the norm. If you flip over, will you flip-out?
This is not a beginners sea kayak tour. If you are having trouble handling your kayak you may be asked to exit 30 to 45 minutes at the Kee exit point.
Another companion of rough seas is sea sickness. Sea sickness is our #1 malady and is a real concern. There is no refund if we pull you out for blowing chunks. A seasick person does not paddle very well and can hamper an expedition.
For many experienced sea kayakers, they find the water off the Na Pali Coast to be generally some of the biggest waters that they have paddled. We have had many paddlers bail out because the seas were intimidating; over their heads; so to speak.
As with sea sickness there is no refund for the above mentioned scenarios.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 12 Hrs
Departure Time :
6:00 a.m. check in time Wailua River Marina Monday thru Sundays
Departure Details :
Wailua River Marina in Kapaa
Return Details :
Wailua River Marina
Cancellation Policy : Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
A one-day guided sea kayak adventure along Kauais Na Pali Coast the Mount Everest of sea kayaking! This will be a long, impressive day of warm coastal paddling and caving along the monumental Na Pali Coast with your island guide(s). Marvel at sea caves. plunging waterfalls, hanging valleys and secluded beaches. Paddle beyond the verdant valley of Kalalau, past the arches of Honopu, and into the azure waters of a volcanic sea cave. Encounter Dolphins, Tropic Birds and upon occasion, the elusive Monk Seal. Later, pulling ashore, well spend a few hours stopping to rest and have lunch on the quiet beach of Milolii. At Milolii we can swim, beach comb, and visit an old Hawaiian fishing heiau (fishing shrine). Polihale State Park, where the cliffs meet the sand dunes, is our final destination. After a refreshing shower, a van awaits, ready to whisk you back to our Wailua River Marina around 7:30 p.m., with memories to cherish.
Know More about this tour
- Bottled water
- Buffet lunch
- Landing and facility fees
- Local taxes
- Local taxes
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for child aged 16 and under
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant women