Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
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The Na Pali Coast Snorkel and Sail cruise begins as you depart Port Allen and head to the Na Pali Coast. When the winds permit, you'll be able to sail while having breakfast. Then head up to Na Pali, considered to be 'The Jewel of Kauai', with 3,000 foot (915 meters) cliffs, green valleys, hidden beaches, secluded waterfalls and breathtaking beauty.
When the vessel turns around to find the perfect snorkel spot, you may get the chance to experience sailing at speeds exceeding 12kts (if wind conditions permit). It's not uncommon to attain speeds up to 18kts! When conditions permit, you'll snorkel in the beautiful waters along the coast. Enjoy a delicious lunch before your return sail to the harbor.
Whale watching included from December through April!
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Port Allen Marina Center
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:00pm - 2:15pm
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Na Pali Snorkel
- Sightseeing cruise on a 50ft. sailing catamaran
- Tour narration
- Continental breakfast
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Gourmet deli style buffet lunch
- Assorted soft drinks served throughout; beer and wine served after snorkeling
- Whale watching (seasonal December through April only)
- Local taxes
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
"Leila" is a 50ft. sailing catamaran. The idea for the catamaran comes from the ancient Hawaiians who sailed their double-hulled canoes regularly between Tahiti and Hawaii. The catamaran design allows for level sailing; with no more than 10 degrees of "heel", you won't be sailing sideways! Although Leila's two-hull design is based on a historical prototype, she is truly a modern, state of the art vessel. Leila has two entry/exit points for convenient movement on and off the boat while snorkeling. She also has two heads, one located on each side of the boat. They are spacious enough to change from "sailing" to "swimming" attire. Because Leila is 28' wide there is ample area to lounge around - you can rely on a non-crowded experience. Leila is US Coast Guard certified to carry 45 passengers. We choose, however, to keep our passenger numbers below 35 to ensure the comfort of all aboard!
Assorted fresh baked pastries, bagels and mixed fruit platter
Hot tea, Coffee, Bottled Water and assorted soft drinks
Gourmet Deli-style Buffet Lunch
Fresh Baked Bread: Whole wheat, French rolls, Rye
Select Deli Meats: Roasted turkey breast, Smoked turkey, Roast beef, ham, Italian salami
Cheese: Swiss, Provolone, Cheddar
Vegetables: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sprouts, Red Onion, Cucumber, Olives, Jalapenos
Pasta Salad and Vegetables crudites platter with Spinach dip
Homemade chocolate chip cookies
Beverages: Bottled water, assorted soft drinks, beer and wine
- This is an adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair passengers (frail or physically challenged individuals are subject to captain's discretion)
- Pregnant women are not permitted
- Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems, recent surgeries, or suffer from severe motion sickness
- Seasickness is best prevented with an over the counter remedy taken the night before and again the morning of your trip. Refunds are not granted for seasickness
- If passengers do not have they prescribed medications with them we ask that they reschedule their tour for another day. This is mandatory. I.E Inhalers, Epipens, Diabetic medications and or any other medications taken daily
- If passengers will be consuming alcoholic beverages and ID will be required on the vessel
- Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions
- Alcohol will be served only after snorkeling
- No coolers are allowed on board
- This is a "bare-foot" tour (orthopedic shoes are allowed)
- Smoking allowed according to Captains instruction only
- You should bring your own towels, sunscreen, a light jacket, camera and film. Everything else is provided
- No landings on shore
- Tipping is permitted only in the case of excellence
- All tours routes and destinations are subject to change without notice. Ocean conditions can and will sometimes turn rough
- Tour operator are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items
- Tour operator reserve the right to refuse service
- Minimum age is 6 years
Reviewed by: Marilyn M, February 2015
We left 31 January and originally had scheduled this tour for Monday but I cancelled--weather was very iffy so we went on Friday. We didn't get to sail up the Na Pali coast because of the swells and the wind but we had five hours heading south and then back. The weather cleared up and it was a great day on the water! This cat was a little different as there were only two benches; one on the bow and on the stern in front of the wheel. There's also banquettes facing the stern but one doesn't see much except where you've been. I don't do sitting on the mesh between hulls but they advise you if you'd like to stay dry, don't do it!
We stood for the majority of the time hanging on to the port side railing, usually with both hands as we were hitting the swells rather decently! Wound up doing involuntary knee bends a couple of times at that. We hit hard! Only pictures one got without worrying about the camera getting wet is on stops for either whales or the spinner dolphins. We met up with three pods of dolphins! We saw several whales but only one was fairly close. The best thing ever was when the captain lowered an underwater microphone so we could hear the whales. We had picked up a baby talking to mom...no singing..."talking"...can't describe how amazing that was!
We had a great crew who after getting everything set, put out bagels and cream cheese for breakfast as we shoved off around 8:30. Later in the morning they put out a cold cut lunch which was well done. After snorkeling they allowed beer. There's water and soda as well. We did go to a quiet cove and several people snorkeled for about 30 minutes. As we went south we passed Spouting Horn blow horn. We'd already seen it from shore but it was a different perspective from the cat and got some good shots!
I can definitely say we'd go again! Everyone was just great! There's parking right down from them as well. Right across from them is Kauai Chocolate Co. Spring for the bars of chocolate!
Reviewed by: Renae S, February 2015
AWESOME, Mike was the captain and he did his best to get the boat back to safe waters. We left hoping to have a great day of sail. We started out with a nice place to snorkel where we actually saw lots of variety of sea life, fish, turtles, and even whales. Too bad the weather was not in our favor, but Captain Mike and his crew of Wade and Max did a great job in meeting our needs and putting our safety first to bring us back to safe harbor.