Niihau & Napali Coast Tour

(8 customer reviews)


For the ultimate adventure, climb aboard this 65-foot power catamaran to the Napali Coast and Niʻihau. Departing from Port Allen, this 7-hour tour explores the nooks and crannies of the Napali Coast and Niʻihau – from gaping sea caves to vibrant coral reefs. You’ll take in all the stunning vistas of this remote coast and private island, and as an added bonus, you’ll also get the chance to explore the waters off Niihau with an unforgettable snorkeling session. This Niʻihau & Napali Coast Tour is not to be missed!


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Niihau Napali Coast Tour ArchYour Boat

Climb aboard the “Holoholo” for the Niihau & Napali Coast Tour. This 65-foot power catamaran was designed and built on Kauaʻi and hosts one of the most iconic tours on the island.  Equipped with dual Cummins QSB diesel motors and specifically designed to cut through wind and waves, this boat covers around 60 miles on this tour. The Holoholo has a low center of gravity making for a safe and secure ride that is more comfortable than the big double-decker boats.

The Adventure

With a full day of exploration, this tour begins at 6 am with a continental breakfast of scrambled eggs, pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice.  Enjoy your breakfast as you cruise toward the world-famous Napali Coast. History, stories, and info about the areas are shared by the captain as you approach the core of the dynamic Napali Coast with her 4000-foot sea cliffs, incredible rock formations, waterfalls, rainbows, and more! Sea turtles, monk seals, spinner dolphins, and humpback whales are commonly seen on this tour.


Where most tours would head back to port, it’s time to head to Niʻihau, the Forbidden Isle, for some snorkeling and lunch. The crew provides everything you need for a day underwater, like snorkel gear and snorkel instruction. Because of the extremely low traffic in this area, the water has up to 100 feet of visibility and is full of sea life making it the perfect spot for snorkeling. After snorkeling, enjoy a satisfying lunch and some Hawaii craft beers or hard seltzers on your way back to Port Allen.



Nearby Areas:
Lihue • Kilauea • Hanalei


Niihau & Napali Coast Tour Photos

Napali Snorkel Collage


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8 reviews for Niihau & Napali Coast Tour

  1. tbo

    WOW WOW WOW! That was INCREDIBLE! That was everything I wanted and couldn’t even imagine. Thank you so much for taking such good care of my family and showing me the perfection of your home!

  2. Jenny Hansen

    This was my favorite thing in Kauai.

    • Maui Hawaii

      CHEEE!! Great to hear!

  3. James Byrd

    Thank you for a wonderful snorkel tour. We didn’t know what to expect since we’ve never gone snorkeling in Hawaii, so this was a treat. What I was definitely not expecting was the incredible views of the cliffs and beaches. So beautiful. Awe-inspiring.

  4. Dave Rendle

    I absolutely 100% recommend this rafting tour. I’ve been sailing to Na Pali before but this was more intimate. The ride was faster and more exciting. We got wet while riding to the snorkel spot, but it felt good since the sun was out and blazing. The snorkel spots we went to were straight out of National Geographic or the screensaver on my Apple TV.

  5. Estelle F

    It was a little bumpy and I get very motion sick on boats. I was ok, and my husband and kids really enjoyed it, but I think I would’ve brought pills next time. I still had fun, but towards the end, I was little uneven.

  6. Steph

    The scenery of this stretch of coastline is breathtaking – the deep blue ocean, rugged cliffs, and lush green mountains make for a magical sight. I was the one that kept taking photos. The crew were knowledgeable and attentive, helping us navigate around coral reefs, clusters of tropical fish, and even sea turtles. We also got some interesting tidbits about Hawaiian history.

  7. Sharon Gomez

    The equipment provided was top-notch, but I got a little cold when it rained. Highlight was watching a pod of spinner dolphins swimming around our boat. Other than being cold, it was good. I would tell you to bring a rain jacket and extra towel.

  8. Brian Flores

    I’d definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for the best snorkeling in Kauai – you won’t be disappointed! The crew and captain are passionate about their job and take every necessary precaution to ensure everyone has a safe yet fun experience. Perfect for all ages as we’re on the older side.

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