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Napali Snorkel Adventure

4 hours · Napali Coast Tour

Quick Details

Your Napali Coast tour includes:

  • All snorkel gear and instruction
  • Gourmet sandwich lunch
  • Soft drinks and bottled water
  • Unique departure from Hanalei Bay
  • Snorkeling along Kauai’s coastline
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 5-12
Tax not included

Napali Coast Snorkeling Boat Tour From Hanalei

Come aboard our custom-built rafts and let’s explore all the Napali Coast has to offer including 4,000-foot cliffs, echoing sea caves, ancient lava tunnels, waterfalls for days, outstanding snorkeling, and plentiful wildlife and pelagic seabird viewing.

This is a very adventurous tour, be ready for rain and wind, often times a bouncy and wet ride, fun for some, but not for all! Give us a call to discuss other tour options if you and your guests may prefer something lower on the adventure level.

Holo Holo Charters is the one and only licensed company to run raft boat tours departing from Hanalei Bay. Let our experienced captains and crew guide you and show you a fabulous time on our safe and comfortable boats that were designed and built specifically for the unique waters of Kauai’s unbelievable Napali Coast.

When we say “raft boats” what we really mean is rigid-hull inflatable boats or “RHIBs” as us boat-heads say. Regular Zodiac-type raft boats and our Holo Holo RHIBs may look similar to the untrained eye, but there are actually quite a few important differences going on.

Our identical RHIBs, Adventurer II and Adventurer III, both feature:

  • Twin outboard motors– power is safety
  • Front-facing seating—so much better than sitting sideways on a tube craning your neck all-day
  • Marine bathrooms—when you gotta go, you gotta go
  • Freshwater showers—feels so good to rinse after snorkeling
  • A sunshade—to provide some relief from the sun if you want while we’re stopped, snorkeling and eating sandwiches
  • The most knowledgeable and capable captains and crew—we hire the north shore’s finest




Here’s the story if you’re wondering whatever happened to the original Adventurer. When we first obtained our two north shore permits, we didn’t have boats for them. So, we leased a boat called Ocean Adventurer while we designed, built, and launched Adventurer II in 2012, and Adventurer III in 2013.

No matter where you are in the world and no matter what kind of ocean adventure you’re taking, you want the appropriate boat for the job—it’s a comfort thing but more importantly, it’s a safety thing. Be assured that these two RHIBs were built here on Kauai from the hull up, very specifically for these permits and these Hanalei boat tours on this Napali Coast. You and your loved ones are in good hands with Holo Holo Charters.

Also, we know how to have fun and treat our guests! Your captain and crew will entertain you with legends and stories of the coast as your eyes feast on the dramatic volcanic geology and stunning water features that have made the Napali Coast a world-famous destination.

Keep your eyes out for wildlife including spinner dolphins, humpback whales (seasonally), turtles, pelagic sea birds, goats, and even humans—it’s not uncommon to see hikers braving the notorious and dangerous Kalalau Trail.

As we’re cruising along, your captain will be using his or her discretion to determine the day’s best snorkeling spot, depending on the day’s ocean conditions. We have all sizes of fins, masks, snorkels, and even flotation devices if you’d like one. We’ll go over some basic snorkeling practices and general safety reminders and then spend about forty minutes swimming and exploring the glorious world below the water’s surface.

After snorkeling, we’ll have some sandwiches and sodas to tide us over for the ride back to beautiful Hanalei Bay where you can carry on with your fabulous Kauai day.

As a company who puts sustainability at the forefront of goals, we would like to invite you to bring your own reusable water bottle on tour with you and know that we’ll have plenty of water available for you to refill through the duration of your tour. A great tool in your arsenal to keep motion sickness at bay is to stay well hydrated, so keep your water intake consistent!


  • Turkey Ciabatta – Turkey, Cheddar, Lettuce, Cucumber, red onion and Sprouts
  • Veggie Ciabatta – Avocado, cheddar, lettuce, cucumber, red onion and sprouts served w/ side of hummus
  • Gluten Free/Vegan Mixed green salad – Mixed greens w/ avocado sprouts, cucumber and red onion served with side of hummus and balsamic
  • Assorted Chips & fresh baked cookies
  • Beverages Include: Bottled Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices

For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 allowed on this tour.

Note that our Napali Coast and Niihau tours often fill up 2-3 weeks in advance. Booking your tour early in your vacation window is a good idea in case weather forces us to postpone your tour.

To reserve a private charter of Napali Coast on one of our rafts: Contact Us.

Girls fun in the sun day tripping around gorgeous Kauai

We loved the tour and loved especially the humor that the boat captain displayed. He was very thorough in his explanations on our sightseeing tour. and it not only made it very fun but very culturally enlightening as well. We will definitely recommend it to your family, friends and visiting guests to Kauai. Mahalo Nui Loa and keep up the great job! We're very happy that we picked Holo Holo Charters!

– Millicent A · TripAdvisor
Easy way to see the Napali coast

We took the sunset cruise which was about 3.5 hours. The captain and the crew were very friendly and level of customer service was very high. First part of the journey is just speeding towards to Napali coast so you can just sit back and enjoy the occasionally bumby ride, but it’s not bad at all. At least if the sea is not rough. Once the boat gets to the Napali coast you have plenty of time to take pictures of the magnificent cliffs of Napali coast! Dinner was tasty make your own tortilla type buffet.

– Henry K · TripAdvisor
Amazing Adventure

This is one of the most professionally guided boat adventures we have ever experienced. Captain Kelly and her crew Max and Nicole were outstanding. Their care and attention to our comfort along with their authentic efforts to ensure that our trip was safe, fun and adventurous.... gave us an experience we will never forget.

– Carol D · TripAdvisor