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Napali Coast Boat Tours

Kauai’s rugged and roadless northwest Napali Coast is sacred, protected, and can only be experienced by sea, air, or on foot. Holo Holo Charters will take you by sea, aboard our spacious and comfortable catamarans. Departing from Port Allen, you’ll experience Kauai’s entire northwest coastline– traveling along Kauai’s beachy and arid westside, past the towns of Waimea and Kekaha, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands Beach, Hawaii’s longest beach- Polihale Beach, and to the heart of Kauai’s incredible Napali Coast.

Our Napali Coast Kauai boat tours from Port Allen are the best way to experience this amazing yet difficult-to-access part of Kauai. Whether you say yes to an action-packed morning of snorkeling and sailing, an offshore adventure to the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau, or a more relaxed dinner, drinks, and sunset experience— a drive to Port Allen on the southwest shore is well worth it.


Niihau + Napali Super Tour

7 Hours · Niihau, Lehua Crater and the Napali Coast

What a day! No other company offers this amazing trip. Our premier trip aboard Holo Holo begins with a continental breakfast as we head west and north to the majestic Napali Coast with waterfalls, lush valleys, and sea caves.

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Kauai Boat Tours

For most people, “by sea” is the optimal way to experience Kauai’s amazing Napali Coast. Hiking is too time-consuming and hard core, and helicopter tours are super cool– they’re just too short! On a boat, you’re able to spread out, get some sun, eat, drink, and relax while we do all the work. On a boat, we’re right there with ocean wildlife such as Hawaiian spinner dolphins, humpback whales (seasonally), and green sea turtles, and we’re staring straight up the 4,000’ sea cliffs of the Napali Coast and its iconic geological features such as the Kalalau Valley, Cathedrals, Open Ceiling Cave, and Honopu Arch.

There are many options for Kauai boat tours, so the question becomes: what boat do you want to be on? Comfort and safety are the priorities at Holo Holo Charters. Holoholo, our 65’ cruising catamaran and Leila, our 50’ sailing catamaran were both designed and built here on Kauai for style, stability, and efficiency. Both vessels offer plenty of seating and storage, and each have two bathrooms, for everyone’s convenience.

Kauai Boat Tours to the Napali Coast

On a Holo Holo Charters tour, you’ll feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and appreciated. Our crew members are trained to anticipate your needs; if you need a napkin, need help adjusting your snorkel mask, or need a hand to the bathroom, they’ve got you! Our professional Captains will use their experience and expertise to choose the day’s optimal route and itinerary, including when and where to stop for snorkeling, sailing, relaxing, and eating. They’ll narrate the journey with interesting information, history, stories, and legends of Kauai and Hawaii.

We serve fresh, filling, high-quality meals that are prepared daily using whole ingredients, by a local catering company, and our beverage selection offers a little something for everyone— from juices and sodas to Ginger Mai Tais mixed with local Koloa Rum.

No matter where you’re staying on island, it’s worth planning a Kauai boat tour departing from Port Allen on the island’s southwest shore. Pack the car, make a day of it, and come aboard with Holo Holo Charters for a high-value experience that’s action-packed and relaxing at the same time. Come see for yourself the amazingness that is Kauai’s Napali Coast and journey with the company that was named 2022 Best Boat Tour in America by the USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice.


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 Port Allen.

"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!