Ni'ihau And Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise - Kauai

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Holo Holo Charters, 4353 Waialo Rd #5a, Eleele, HI 96705, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Sail past the soaring Na Pali sea cliffs on this 7-hour snorkeling adventure, and discover the secrets of the "Forbidden Island" when cruising the waters offNi'ihau.Voyage in style and comfort aboardKauais fastest 65-foot (20m) power catamaran, and snorkel a remote, pristine reef that bursts with colorful fish. This amazing tour is offered daily,where you'll experience the beauty of 4,000-foot cliffs, sea caves, and cascading waterfalls, andenjoy a delicious on-board lunch as well as a continental breakfast.


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly

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Meet your captain and crew in Port Allen at 6:30am, where you'll climb aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran for your Kauai snorkeling adventure.

Find a seat on the outdoor deck, or a shaded spot in the cabin, and kids will love the trampolines where you can stretch and relax by the bow. Enjoy continental breakfast as you cruise alongside the jagged Na Pali sea cliffs, which soar to heights of up to 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) from the cobalt ocean below. Here you'll cruise by remote beaches, hidden sea caves, and waterfalls, and learn the unique geology and history behind these rugged cliffs.

While comfortably relaxing out on the deck, keep an eye out for Spinner dolphins that leap up out of the water, and there's always the chance they could choose to swim along the bow of the boat. In the winter months from December-April, Humpback whales arrive from Alaska to mate and give birth in these waters, and are commonly spotted either breaching or splashing on the channel crossing toward Ni'ihau.

Known as Hawaii's "Forbidden Island," Ni'ihau is home to a handful of residents who live a traditional lifestyle, and while the island itself is closed to the public, its pristine reefs offer some of Hawaii's most vibrant and colorful snorkeling. Explore the ancient coral formations and abundance of tropical fish, and then refuel with drinks and a gourmet deli lunch before journeying back to Port Allen. Bring a light jacket and expect to get wet if you sit toward the front of the boat!

Continental Breakfast:

  • Assorted Fresh Baked Pastries and Mixed Tropical Fruit Platter
  • Beverages Include: Hot Tea, Coffee, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices

Gourmet Deli-Style Buffet Lunch:

  • Assorted Fresh Baked Bread
  • Select Deli Meats and Cheeses: Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Salami, Swiss and Cheddar
  • Condiments & Vegetables: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sprouts, Carrots, Pickles, Pepperoncini, Onions, Black Olives and Cucumber
  • Italian Style Penne Pasta Salad with Assorted Vegetables and Homemade Pesto
  • Vegetable Platter: Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cucumber with Homemade Ranch and Hummus dip
  • Homemade Chocolate Chip and Ginger Molasses Cookies
  • Beverages Include: Beer, Wine, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices


Sample Menus:

Continental Breakfast:

• Assorted fresh-baked pastries, bagels and mixed fruit platter
• Hot tea, coffee, bottled water and assorted soft drinks
Gourmet Deli-style Buffet Lunch:

• Assorted fresh-baked bread
• Select deli meats and cheeses: turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, Swiss and cheddar
• Condiments and vegetables: lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, carrots, pickles, pepperoncini, onions, black olives and cucumber
• Italian style penne pasta salad with assorted vegetables and homemade pesto
• Vegetable platter: carrot sticks, celery sticks, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber with homemade ranch and hummus dip
• Homemade chocolate chip and ginger molasses cookies
• Beverages include: beer, wine, water, assorted soft drinks and island juices


Lehua Crater, Niihaus North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more!

Continental breakfast and buffet lunch

Snorkel instruction and equipment

Free beverages all day with beer and wine served after we snorkel

The chance to see humpback whales (in season)



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

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 Captains 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 cancellation of reservations with less than 24-hour notice prior to check-in time is subject to a 100% charge of the total fare including tax.

Children must be at least 6 years old for snorkel tours, 5 years old for non-snorkel tours.

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 Captains 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.

Pacemaker and/or defibrillators are prohibited on all Napali coast tours departing from Port Allen.

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.

Certifications and Awards

Best of Kauai 2017 The Garden Island Newspaper Peoples Choice Awards - 1st Place Best Kauai Boat Tour

Best of Kauai 2018 Hawaii Magazine Best Napali Tour Company, Best Guided Tour, Best Dinner Cruise, Best Sunset Sail, Best Extreme Tour

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

2017 Viator 5-Star Travel Award


Dolphin SMART

Hawaii Ecotourism Association

Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant

Safe Sunscreen Certified

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Jan-2020

    The boat was great, the crew was awesome, super friendly and liked to talk story. The coast was incredible, breathtaking wonder that is unique to the planet and truly a lifelong memory was made. The dolphins and whales were out and brought tears to my fiances' eyes, the crew did their absolute best to make it an amazing and memorable day and it certainly was. The winter conditions could've been more detailed on the listing. I love snorkeling and was jacked to get out to the Forbidden Island, didn't know there was 25% chance of heading there due to the conditions of the ocean. While its out of there control being more upfront than 15 min prior to departure about this scenario would've been nice to temper expectations. 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. I think a reduced upfront winter rate would make this 5 stars no doubt, if I'm on island any other season I'd do this again in a heartbeat and give them the Excellent Rating.

  • 14-Aug-2019

    We had an outstanding time on this excursion. The no sail / engine only Catamaran was a dream to travel on. With refreshing ocean spray sometimes breaking over the bow of the boat. Making this scenic / 90 mile journey very possible because of the speed of this sleek water craft. The entire Crew could not have been better. Captain Glen was just outstanding! A very good communicator who let's everyone know how to stay safe on both the journey and the snorkeling portion of the trip. We had some older, first time snorkelers who were able to conquer their fears of never snorkeling and have a great time. Captain Glen took us into some water caves in the scenic Na Pali Coast where waterfalls cascaded down on the bow of the boat and washed across those of us who wanted to experience this; cool fresh water - just awesome. Combining both a cruise along the beautiful Na Poli Coast along with a snorkeling adventure was a great way to experience some of the best which Kauai has to offer.

  • 13-May-2019

    Brilliant trip from start to finish.
    Very friendly and knowledgeable crew. An amazing experience. Would recommend!

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Really fun trip. The crew was great, very engaging and professional. They had the best snorkeling location of all the tours out of Port Allen.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    Great experience! The snorkeling in Hawaii is not as great as it in St John. I think a lot of that has to do with the rough waters. Bring your own wet suit. We were here in April and really could have used one. The food was actually REALLY good and they had tons of it. It is definitely a must do. If you don't have the time to dedicate a day, Blue Helicopters is an amazing way to get it all in.

  • 29-Mar-2018

    The tour was great despite the less than perfect weather! The company was very professional and informed us ahead of time about the weather concerns and offered rescheduling/reimbursement. We stuck to our booking and enjoyed a great cruise though with more waves than expected. The view of the Na Pali coast was very impressive and the snorkling was great they even had diving glasses with prescription!

  • 10-Oct-2017

    Nice boat trip, nice scenery, nice food....snorkelling wasn't great

  • 11-Sep-2017

    What an amazing and see inspiring day! Our crew were so attentive and extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the marine life and history of the areas. We had the fortune of seeing melon headed whales, which is rare, as well as spinner dolphins and a friendly monk seal when we began our snorkel adventure. Of you have the time, highly recommend the trip to the forbidden island. The variety and amount of fish was incredible! I also recommend riding on the front of the catamaran of you don't mind getting drenched and enjoy an adventurous ride!! Would do this trip again!!

  • 28-Aug-2017

    We chose this over a helicopter tour and we weren't disappointed. The captain and crew were amazing! Wendel, Nicole, Drew, and Jacob are super friendly and helpful. Quick to make sure we were comfortable, happy, and safe!. Full of great tips for places to see/places to eat/things to do from a local's perspective. We got a great view of the beautiful Na Pali coast with some great snorkeling to boot. The ride out to and from Ni'ihau was a lot of fun!

    Tip - You're on the open ocean to and from Ni'ihau, so expect a bumpier ride. Sit on the front deck of the boat. You'll get wet, but A remember this is a snorkeling trip in warm/sunny Hawaii, B You're far less likely to get sea sick, C The view is better, and D Beer tastes better with a little salt spray .

  • 26-Aug-2017

    This cruise was truly amazing. Had to get up early but the trip especially the view of the Na Pali Coast was worth it. Holo Holo Charters, Inc staff were wonderful. Highly recommended.

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