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Voyage to Niihau & Na Pali Coast - Premier Snorkel Cruise by Holo Holo Charters

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Beautiful scenery and a fun crew!

Reviewed by: Kari, 2019/01/08

We had a great time on this snorkel cruise! The Na Pali Coast is gorgeous and our crew made the experience that much better by being so friendly and accommodating. They were right there if you needed anything, ready to answer any questions you had and give background information on the island, and were even offering to take pictures for you. We were fortunate to get to see so much marine life from the boat--dolphins, whales, sea turtles, manta rays, and a baby octopus. The only downside is that we wish we could have snorkeled for a longer period of time (because we love it!). The ride back to Kauai from Niihau was definitely rough, but we took Dramamine beforehand and wore sea bands, which all seemed to help. The crew definitely lightened the mood with jokes and took efficient care of those unfortunate few who got sick. We would definitely recommend this excursion!

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2018/12/31
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Kauai Adventures!

Reviewed by: jqgossard, 2017/08/09

5 Star Yelp Review:
Amazing tour with Captain & crew out to the Na Pali Coast and Niihau island! We had an amazing time! Drew and Kamaile were awesome hosts making us feel comfortable and welcoming us all onboard. The other crew members made sure we were aware of safety and security while onboard and allowing us to experience the underwater world during our snorkeling adventures.

Lunch was light and filling at the same time, beers were always cold! Wine and beer was readily available anytime we wanted one. Fruit and humus was awesome! Homemade ranch dip and homemade humus was so delicious!

We watched the staff engage in great conversations with everyone onboard including the kids! Captain took us out to the sea caves and waterfalls up close and personal! It was such an enchanting tour and we look forward to going on another tour some time!

Bare feet on the boat is a requirement unless you have a medical condition. Dry cubbies available for personal belongings you wanted to keep dry.
I highly recommend you bring a waterproof bag to keep your personal items with you or close by you so you don't have to keep going back and forth into the cabin for the things you need. I had a large Calvin Kline bag that was waterproof and I was able to tuck it right under my seat without worrying about my personal belongings getting wet. You can bring your own snorkel gear otherwise you can use the boats gear anytime. If you haven't been on a boat or it's been quite sometime since you've been on a boat, I recommend you take dremamime or other motion sickness meds before boarding because the ride will and can be rough on the belly. Bring your own towels and don't forget your go pros and or other water proof cameras because you will be seeing lots of amazing things out there!

Holo Holo Charters, thank you for a fascinating experience!!!!

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2017/08/05
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Fantastic day trip !!

Reviewed by: CGTUR, 2016/06/24

Early start was well worth the effort,checked in at Port Allen at 06:20. we then boarded an were given a safety lecture an an explanation of what to expect during the trip.Breakfast and lunch onboard wer both excellent. The scenery up the Napali coats was truly breathtaking the comentary by the skipper was very informative,the crew were all very helpfull for the duration of the tour. On the whole a truly recomendable excursion. Five Stars .

  • Monk seal

  • Napali

  • 28 knots !!

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2016/06/21
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Snorkel tour

Reviewed by: Illusiv1, 2010/04/11

This was an awesome experience even though the weather did not cooperate and we could not go to Niihau. Due to the tradewinds and some seriously rough seas we could not make the trip to Niihau. We found the crew very pleasant and accommodating. The views were incredible and we were able to take in an amazing whale watching session. As noted by the several this is more of a summer time tour because the weather and seas are more predictable. I believe we missed out on a bunch by not going to Niihau but the whale experience made up for it. The large boat size provides plenty of room so it's not real crowded. We saw other boats on similar trips and they appeared to be more crowded. We would HIGHLY recommend this trip.

Attended as:Couples
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