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Na Pali Coast Explorer Ocean Rafting Snorkel Tour (from Kikiaola Harbor)


Catch a ride on the Na Pali Explorer I!

Embark on a ocean rafting adventure along Kauai's majestic Na Pali Coast Cliffs! Snorkel among tropical fishes, see sea caves, waterfalls & marine life.

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Embark upon a non-stop narrated rafting and snorkel adventure and explore the exquisite valleys, waterfalls, secluded beaches, and possibly sea caves of Kauai's famed Na Pali coastline. Keep a lookout for flying fish, monk seals, sea turtles, and more! The valley, Nu'alolo Kai, is an extremely sacred setting, and this is one of the few companies with a special permit to land and explore the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. After hiking and snorkeling, the friendly staff serves a delicious picnic lunch before cruising back to the harbor in the warm sunshine.
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    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with neck, back or joint problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be able to embark or disembark vessel with little or no assistance.
    • The snorkeling and sea cave entering are based on weather and ocean conditions permitting and is therefore not guaranteed.
    • If less than 6 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • If less than 10 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Towel
    • Wear swimsuit under clothing
    • Change of clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Motion sickness preventative
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Complimentary parking available.
    • No alcoholic beverages will be served on board, but you are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages with you.
    • You must listen carefully and follow all Captain and Crew instructions for your safety on-board.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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How much hiking will I do on this tour?
  • There is a very short hike/walk to a historical site that will only take about 5-10 minutes.
How much time is spent doing each the snorkeling, hiking and boat ride?
  • Time duration for lunch, hiking and the boat ride will vary and is at the discretion of the captain as well as the guests on tour. Your captain will try to allot 1 hour of time for snorkeling.
Are we allowed to bring in our own food and drinks?
  • Yes, but lunch is provided and vegetarian options are available. If you decide to bring your own alcohol it must be in cans, not bottles. Snacks include cookies, chips, and lollipops for the kids. It is also at the captain's discretion when you'll be allowed to consume your alcohol (usually after snorkeling).
What kinds of boats will be used?
  • Explorer I: A 26-foot Coast Guard Certified, 16-passenger Hurricane Zodiac with twin 130-horsepower engines. Features the lowest incidents of seasickness, as it is an inflatable boat that is closer to and moving with the waves, decreasing the likelihood of seasickness.

    Explorer II: A 48-foot Coast Guard Certified RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) with twin 315-horsepower Cumming Inboards. It is equipped with a flushing toilet, canopy-covered shade, padded seating, and a fresh waters shower. Like the Explorer I, it is closer to the water and moves with the waves, decreasing incidents of seasickness.
Will we see whales?
  • Every year Humpback Whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii, and although not guaranteed, they are often seen between the months of December and April.
What is on the lunch menu?
  • The lunch menu includes sandwiches, chips, and cookies.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(4.44/5.00) 4.44 / 5
(16 reviews)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4.5 - 5 hour(s)
Availability Daily


Great trip but do the morning excursion only. The ocean waves and winds can be brutal in the afternoon. We did the morning trip and the ocean waves were not too bad on the way to Na Pali. We saw do...more
This was the best trip next to our helicopter ride that we took! The crew were wonderful and a lot of fun. We had great weather and a small group which allowed us more time to go further up the coas...more
This tour started at 9 am with a very friendly introduction of the island of kauai as well as how the coast was formed with a local flare. We set out with Captain Dennis shortly after 9:30, he and his...more