5 star rating: Highly Recommended 117 Reviews

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  • Location:Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Na Pali Kauai Sunset Cruise

Take in unbeatable views of Kauai’s rugged Na Pali Coast on a memorable sunset cruise. Relax aboard a spacious catamaran as you sail alongside the spectacular green peaks and valleys of Na Pali for a perspective you can only get from the water. Snack on passed appetizers and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or tropical cocktail as the magnificent scenery becomes bathed in the golden hues of sunset.


  • A 3.5-hour sunset sightseeing cruise off Kauai
  • See the fantastic Na Pali Coast from the water
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Kauai's majestic coastline
  • Savor substantial appetizers on board
  • Sip champagne, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, included on the tour

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What You Can Expect

Na Pali Kauai Sunset Cruise

Na Pali Kauai Sunset Cruise

Stretching for 16 miles (26 km) along Kauai’s northwestern shore, the Na Pali Coast is a spectacular landscape of towering, jagged cliffs plunging into emerald valleys and the blue expanse of the Pacific. Completely inaccessible by car, the coast is best viewed from the water. 

To begin your Na Pali cruise, make your way to the Port Allen Marina Center in the afternoon, where you’ll climb aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) Holo Holo catamaran. The fastest touring boat in Hawaii, this catamaran seats up to 50 people among a mixture of deck space and open-air cabins. 

Soak up the magnificent scenery as your captain navigates along the coast. Keep an eye out for passing marine life, such as spinner dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Snack on hearty passed appetizers and sip on your choice of beer, wine, champagne, cocktails or nonalcoholic beverages (see Itinerary for a sample list of appetizers and drinks). 

The landscape will change with the setting sun, as Na Pali’s rugged cliffs become bathed in slanting golden light and the rosy hues of sunset. At the end of your 3.5-hour cruise, disembark back at Port Allen.


Appetizers include: 
  • Creamy chicken salad
  • Pulled pork sliders
  • Veggie wraps
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, sliced pineapple
  • Coleslaw
  • Pita chips with spinach dip
  • Chocolate chip Kauai cookies
Beverages include:
  • Bottled water
  • Island juices
  • Soft drink
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Mai tais
  • Champagne

Customer Reviews

Cathy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The sunset cruise was wonderful and the crew was awesome! We saw lots of whales and the scenery was breathtaking.

Lee O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Truly a must do when in Kauai. The captain and crew were great, the trip was awesome and it was a great, great experience. Due to heavy seas the day before, we were not sure if we would be going out, but Ian, our captain, said let's give it a try, as the seas seem to be calming. It was an exhilarating time! Many whale sightings, including one where two whales waved their tales! Beautiful scenery and a great cruise.

Dena K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a wonderful cruise. We highly recommend it!

Michelle O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

WOW what a great tour. The captain was awesome - so informative and engaging and the crew was attentive and friendly. We took another cruise while in Kauai and it didn't even come close to comparing to the one booked with this tour operator through Viator. Thank you

Gloria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Awesome! What a great way to se the Na Pali coast. Food was good, loved the crew members. Would do this again when I return.

Julie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a great time! The weather held out and the crew, Ian, Emily, and Camp cowboy were great. Everything was up to what we hoped for!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely magnificent, spectacular scenery...the crew were so kind and knowledgeable..highly recommend..wish I was there now!!

Robert B F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We did this tour on Oct 30. We had the perfect day weatherwise and our catain, Gen and his crew, Branson and Koma were terrific. Glen made sure that safety issues were addressed and reinforced and was diligent in attending to them throughout our voyage. This pwrticular vessel was designed specifically for the tours that it does. It is somewhat smaller than other catamarans and has two powerful 450 engines that allow it to navigte the large sea swells on the north coast. The smaller size and power allows the captain to sail inside the reef and closer to shore where larger boats can''t go. We were dazzled by the beauty of ghe cliffs with the colours and the shadows of the afternoon sun. There were drinks and snacks available onboard immediately and the crew made sure everyone had what the wanted and needed brining things to us as it was difficult to walk around holding drinks and plates wgile needing to hold on. Hey even very caringly and discretely looked after a gentleman who was quite seasick. Later were were served pulled pork and tuna buns with salad fresh veggies, fresh fruit and cookies. All very yummy. We stayed out on the water until just after the beautiful sunset when we then returned to dock. We were very impressed with this tour, our Captain and his crew, the scenery, the commentary, the dolphins that were playing around the boat, and the overall experience. We were also fortunate to have the perfect weather day, which, of couse is never guaranteed. This tour is worth every penny. Thank you Glen, Branson, and Koma. You helped to make this day one we will always remember.

Allyson H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour is amazing, the views are spectacular! Dinner was rolls with either Tuna or Pork. I eat neither and there wasnt enough rolls for everybody but it doesnt degrade the stars, worth doing this tour!!

Suzanne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This sunset tour was amazing! The crew was fun and attentive, Bronson and Jake did an awesome job catering to our groups every need. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone wanting to see the Na Pali coast up close and who are staying on the south side of the island.

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