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Napali Coast Boat Tours

No trip to Kauai is complete without an ocean adventure on the Napali Coast — 3,000-foot cliffs with cascading waterfalls, sea caves, rainbows, dolphins, turtles, snorkeling—it just doesn’t get any better than a day on Kauai’s world-famous northwest coast!

Holo Holo Charters is the only permitted company operating rafts for a Napali Coast Boat Tour departing from Hanalei on the north shore — offering a convenient option for our guests, from mid-April through October. Skip the drive and say YES to an epic adventure that departs right out of iconic Hanalei Bay.

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Napali Snorkel Adventure

Departing from Hanalei Bay to the Napali Coast, the Napali Snorkel adventure is a unique, one-of-a-kind tour with limited seating. Swim with tropical fish in the world’s most beautiful snorkeling spots. Book your ocean adventure today!

FROM $315

Departing from Hanalei Bay to the Napali Coast, the Napali Snorkel adventure is a unique, one-of-a-kind tour with limited seating. Swim with tropical fish in the world’s most beautiful snorkeling spots. Book your ocean adventure today!

FROM $315

Tours departing from Hanalei are seasonal (Apr-Oct) – Explore these tours operating year-round out of Port Allen

From $275

The Napali Afternoon Adventure is a seasonal tour (June – August), departing out of Hanalei on the north shore of Kaua’i. Explore our year-round tours that depart out of Port Allen on the southwest side of the island.

Hanalei Boat Tours

Both Adventurer II and III are super-fast, modern, rigid-hull inflatable rafts. These comfortable vessels should not be confused with a zodiac-type rubber raft, they’re made with channeled fiberglass hulls that cut through the waves. The efficient design and twin 225-hp outboard motors allow for top speeds of up to 30 knots.

Dive ladders and freshwater showers offer the perfect platform for snorkeling. These vessels offer stadium-style seating and even an enclosed marine toilet. They are designed for comfort as well as speed and safety.

Kauai Boat Tours to the Napali Coast

When we say “raft boat tours” what we really mean is rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) tours. Our two Hawaii-built RHIBs, Adventurer II and Adventurer III are not to be confused with Zodiac-type rubber rafts; they’re much sturdier and much more safe and comfortable in the water. Their channeled fiberglass hulls cut through waves with efficiency and their twin 225 horsepower outboard motors allow for top speeds of up to 30 knots.

Our seats face forward, so you won’t be sitting sideways on a tube craning your neck all day. The RHIBs have dive ladders for easy entry in and exit from the water, and we have freshwater showers so you can rinse after snorkeling. “Salty hair, don’t care?” Only if you choose!

We even have enclosed toilets, which is a big deal when you need one.

The RHIBs are ideal for Napali boat tours because they’re big enough to offer creature comforts, yet small enough to get right under the waterfalls and into the sea caves (weather permitting).

Our knowledgeable and helpful Captains and Crew will talk story all along the coast, pointing out interesting geological features and telling local legends. When Captain chooses the best snorkeling spot for the day, we’ll set you up with everything you need—masks, snorkels, fins, flotation devices, helpful advice, etc. After snorkeling, we’ll enjoy lunch and bask in the glory of the Napali Coast before we head back to beautiful Hanalei Bay.

Come see for yourself why Napali has enchanted artists, authors, storytellers, and travelers for centuries and why Holo Holo Charters is known for providing the safest and most unique ocean experiences, with the most aloha. Let’s holo holo!

The Napali Coast comes into view just minutes after leaving Hanalei Bay. The dramatic cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and white-sand beaches have you in awe from the start. Your knowledgeable captain and crew share the history and legends of this enchanting area, which was once home to hundreds of Hawaiians.

Along the way, we’re looking for sea life, including dolphins, turtles, whales (in season), seabirds, and even mountain goats that can often be spotted high up on the cliffs. Your captain anchors at one of several protected shallow reef areas that are teeming with tropical fish. We provide all of your snorkel gear and instruction so you can get the most out of your Kauai snorkeling adventure.

After snorkeling near the gorgeous Napali Coast, we take some time to relax and enjoy the magnificent coastline. We provide a tasty sandwich lunch, with chips, soft drinks, juices, water, and cookies for dessert. When you have had your fill, we make our way back to Hanalei Bay.

"Outstanding experience!"

From start to finish my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon trip down the Napali Coast. The captain and crew were engaging and interesting - and their enthusiasm was palpably genuine. This was my third Napali experience and by far the best - I wholeheartedly recommend Holo Holo Charters.

"A Very Fun and Well Organized Trip!"

We had a spectacular trip down the Na Pali Coast; saw lots dolphins, turtles, and a Monk Seal. The young men were very knowledgeable, fun, and helpful. I was amazed at how comfortable the boat was, and we enjoyed the snorkeling and a yummy lunch. Thank you for making this experience possible; I will definitely do it again when family visits.

"Highlight of our trip!"

We had the best time. Every minute was unforgettable. Worth every dollar and our captains were fantastic. Highly recommended!