Air New Zealand Activities

Napali and Ni'ihau 'The Forbidden Island' Kauai Snorkel Cruise

48 Reviews

  • Location: Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2064HOLO7HR

Reviewed by: Fred M, March 2015

Great time, saw lots of whales, dolphins, and even a sea turtle. Tip, leave kids at the report, noticed most the kids were bored until snorkeling.

Reviewed by: JSCarterCRNA, January 2015

This was a great day trip. The 7-hour day trip starts out early (630 a.m. from Port Allen, near Hanepepe), but you begin with a continental breakfast, followed by beautiful views of Kaua'i as you head across the channel to Ni'ihau (The Forbidden Island). Once anchored off the coast, the snorkelling is excellent. There is a vast array of colourful fish, caves to swim into, and honu (sea turtles) gracefully gliding past as you snorkel. After snorkelling, a quick trip back across the channel takes you along the breathtaking NaPali coast. Drinks and lunch are provided before the return trip to Port Allen.

Captain Wendell and his crew (Zena, Jay and Kama) were great. They introduced themselves and asked about where we were visiting from, kept checking in to make sure we didn't need any more food or drinks, and answered our questions about the island and some of the things we saw. Captain Wendell did a great job narrating the snorkel cruise, and Zena spent time telling us some of the places the locals like to visit. Definitely worth it!

PS: If you get motion sickness, take some dramamine BEFORE hopping on board. You don't want to have your head in a bucket and miss these gorgeous sites!

Reviewed by: Johan, United States of America, January 2015

Anyone who visits Kauai must attend this message excursion. The beauty of the landscape cannot be captured in pictures and its a Must See trip.

Reviewed by: Suzanne Saville S, December 2014

Ship's captain and crew made sure every one had a good time. Even with the rough December weather we had a spectacular view of the Napali coast. I highly recommend this trip.

Reviewed by: John V, December 2014

Had a great time! Crew was wonderful and informative. Would love to go again.

Reviewed by: Jessica H, December 2014

Great trip! The crew was professional and we enjoyed the lunch. Some of the best snorkeling I've ever done!

Reviewed by: Shawn Marie W, December 2014

The crew was awesome! They made the trip very entertaining. We loved the boat, the trip and the service! HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! :-)

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Tour code: 2064HOLO7HR