Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Napali and Ni'ihau 'The Forbidden Island' Kauai Snorkel Cruise submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Staff was well trained. They were super, super customer service oriented, almost too attentive to your needs. The boat got close enough to the cracks and caves to get a good feel. The snorkeling was great. No other groups around. Saw lots of dolphins, a whale, monk seals, fish etc. Highly recommend.Reviewed by: Zach P, July 2013
Crew was great and captain was friendly and very informative. Amazing scenic views and snorkeling experience as well. Definitely worth the moneyReviewed by: Scott K, July 2013
The sights along the Na Pali coastline and the snorkeling off of Ni'ihau were spectacular. The crew was professional and fun. One of the best experiences of our time spent in Kauai.Reviewed by: Brian K, June 2013
Absolutely amazing! Very authentic and non-commercialized.Reviewed by: Mashutochka, June 2013
Very well-conducted cruise. The crew was very attentive and always safety conscious.Reviewed by: George H, May 2013
Our trip was with the HoloHolo tours. Their vessel, crew and provisions were excellent handling our every need in a willing and graceous manner. The skipper was quite informative. He spoke of the islands and structures, the care and concerns for the environments and made the journey quite enjoyable. The crew were fun and made everyone comfortable and accommodated each need. Everyone was friendly.
Although we didn't expect to see everything in the brochure (as the seasons were coming to an end) we did see manta rays, monk seals spinner dolphins, pods of dolphin families and several whales. The scuba time was excellent. We were well prepared and informed and completely safe (we were told that there had been 11 deaths from drowning already this season compared to only two last year).
The Na Pali coast was magnificent and Captain provided running commentary along its entire length.
I appreciated the crew's expressed concern for the sanctity of the various tribal communities, their traditions and their sacred areas. Respect for the land and the peoples was very present.
The beauty of the island areas cannot be express fully in a few words. The magnificence of God's Creation and what He has done in this part of the world is fully expressed. Enjoy it if you get the chance. Reverence it when you do. Leave it better than when you came. Celebrate it to the fullest.
Overall great experience. Lively, friendly, knowledgeable captain and crew made the tour very enjoyable. The ride along the Na Pali coast was absolutely stunning, and we were treated to plenty of whale sightings – dolphins even came and swam alongside the boat, which was magical! Snorkeling was fun, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the ice-cold beers were a nice refreshment after snorkeling. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone visiting Kauai!Reviewed by: Rachel, March 2013
It was great!Reviewed by: Anna V, February 2013
Great crew, good food, good times! Highly recommended!Reviewed by: Douglas T, May 2012
It was sooooo awesome. Riding the front of the catamaran to the Forbidden Island was the best time of my life. Oh the beautiful colors of the water. One of the best snorkel spots I have ever been to. Highly recommendedReviewed by: KELLY W, July 2011