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Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

Free admission
State Highway 56, Lihue, Hawaii, 96746

The Basics

For the most comprehensive view of the Na Pali Coast, take a helicopter or flightseeing tour from Lihue or Princeville that will take you over top sights like Waimea Canyon and the Manawaiopuna Falls. For a closer look, opt for a guided kayaking trip along the dramatic Na Pali cliffs or choose a boat tour that includes a snorkeling or sailing adventure or a sunset dinner cruises.You can also hike the Kalalau Trail, which traverses 11 miles (17 kilometers) and provides access to remote beaches and hidden sea caves.

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
$227.03 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience
It was a great trip. I expected to see more fish but you have no control over that. Saw turtles and dolphins. Great breakfast and lunch. Captain Mike and crew did an excellent job all around.
Anonymous, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Kauai

star-5
Great Tour
Jody_W, Jun 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour
Crew was excellent. Emphasized safety and a great experience for all onboard and delivered! Na’Pali coast is beautiful and we had a super time!
star-5
Perfect adventure to finish our trip
Stephanie_G, Jan 2022
Na Pali Coast Super Raft Adventure
This was perfect in order to see the Na Pali coast up close. We saw whales & dolphins, and had the option to snorkel. Captain J. was so sweet and funny. I love that he chose to build this business during Covid because it was his dream he stayed the course. I have huge respect for him. He took time to talk with everyone and I liked that. I will absolutely come out with them again on my next trip. Thank you for the great experience!
star-4
Really fun adventure
Jerome_S, Jul 2022
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
The trip was definitely an adventure and was lots of fun for the teenage kids. The captain and crew were awesome and very experienced. We saw all kinds of dolphins and even dolphin babies, which was really cool. The only part that was a bit disappointing was that the tour ended at Kalalau beach and did not go just a bit further to see the Kalalau Valley, one of the major attractions of the NaPali coast.
star-5
Great boat trip to the Na’pali coast
David_C, Apr 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
The crew was great - Captain Greg, Jane, Ethan & one more. The meals/snacks were great, the boat was very nice & clean, very easy to schedule & we even had to change our day (was also easy), snorkeling was very good & the equipment was clean & worked well, the captain’s history of the Na’pali coast & the getting us under one of the waterfalls was great, finding two pods of dolphins & a breaching whale was cool, & the adventure was worth every dollar. Would do it again & recommend it to others.
star-5
Highlight Of The Trip
spencer_s, Jun 2022
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
From the beginning to the end was all memorable. Captain Max and his crew were all so awesome and very friendly. Max and the crew made sure that everyone was taken care of the entire trip with food, drinks, conversation, information about each stop and snorkel gear. The food was outstanding, snorkeling was beautiful and seeing the entire Napali coast was breath taking. I would 10/10 recommend this trip with this company every time.
star-5
A great experience
James_N, Jun 2022
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
One of the best tours we've ever done. The crew was amazing and really informative. (Ask for Skye and Landon) The Na Pali coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth and on this tour you get to drive into sea caves along the coastline. Could not recommend this more.
star-5
Lucky Lady Deluxe Na Pali Coast sunset snorkel tour
Mariya_S, Jun 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour
Great tour with an awesome captain Kauai and his crew! We had so much fun. The Napali Coast is a must see experience. The food they served on a boat was delicious and overall we had a great time with snorkel and sightseeing.
star-5
Beautiful Scenery and an Awesome Staff!
Sonny_C, Jun 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
This was our first trip to Hawaii. This excursion was one highlight of our trip. Great way to experience the beautiful Na Pali Coast and the life under the sea up close. The staff were very friendly and greatly added to the value of the excursion. We highly recommend!
star-5
Would do it again !
Terry_B, Jun 2022
Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
Captain Mike, shipmates Chelsea and Maddie were so great. Super relaxed, very informative, made us feel welcome and safe on the trip. Was a great day surf and weather wise for a beautiful view of the Na Pali Coast. Would totally do it again.
star-5
Lucky Day on the Lucky Lady!
June_A, Jun 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour
Seeing the Napali coast is just stunning, snorkeling is fun, saw turtles and spinner dolphins three times and the sunset was spectacular! Dinner on boat was delish ! The Mai tais were an added touch …. Just loved this trip! Crew was wonderful!
star-5
Crew was amazing, so kind...
Bri_H, Jul 2022
Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour
Crew was amazing, so kind and helpful the entire trip! The views were absolutely incredible. The boat was so clean! Food was better than anticipated, I don’t go to restaurants with a yelp review lower than 4.4 for reference.
star-5
NaPali Magic
Lee_K, Jun 2022
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Extremely well organized and professionally done. Captain Drake and Noah showed incredibly attention to safety, yet made the experience extremely informative and fun. Views of NaPail were breathtaking, and going deep into the sea caves was awesome. One of the best days of our lives! Would highly recommend, giving it 7 out of 5 stars!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Na Pali Coast is a must-visit for first time visitors to Kauai.

  • Bring a rain jacket for boat and kayak tours and for hikes as it rains often on the Na Pali Coast.

  • Permits are required to hike the Kalalau Trail.

  • Some helicopter and boat tours are wheelchair accessible; inquire in advance.

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How to Get There

The Na Pali Coast stretches for 16 miles (26 kilometers) along Kauai’s northwest shore. No roads lead into the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, and much of the coast is inaccessible due its extremely rugged terrain and sheer cliffs. To reach the trailhead for the Kalalau Trail, follow highway 560 to the end of the road, just past Ha’ena State Park.

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When to Get There

Kauai’s weather is stable all year round, which makes it an excellent destination anytime of the year. The best time to hike the Kalalau Trail is during the dry season, which lasts from May through October. Winter is whale watching season, making it a great time for boat tours.

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Hiking the Kalalau (Na Pali Coast) Trail

The Na Pali coastline is only accessible by foot via the Kalalau Trail. Backpackers typically take 3 days or more to make this incredibly scenic 22-mile (34-kilometer) round-trip journey. The trail traverses steep cliffs, requires several river crossings, and is very strenuous in spots. Day hikers can venture to Hanakapi’ai Falls, but permits are required to hike past the falls, even if you don’t plan to camp.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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