Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Napali and Ni'ihau 'The Forbidden Island' Kauai Snorkel Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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!
United States of America
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.
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.
Had a great time! Crew was wonderful and informative. Would love to go again.
Great trip! The crew was professional and we enjoyed the lunch. Some of the best snorkeling I've ever done!
The crew was awesome! They made the trip very entertaining. We loved the boat, the trip and the service! HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! :-)
Really enjoyed the catamaran and the crew. Captain Wallen was very helpful and we felt the crew was very considerate for the passengers. We had a blast swimming, riding around the island. The crew was a lot of fun to talk to and even give us local advice on restaurants! Thank so much to everyone
This was AWESOME!!! The crew on the boat were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The boat was clean and well maintained and the food was fantastic. We saw turtles, seal, dolphin and GORGEOUS fish as well as breathtaking scenery. Would HIGHLY recommend this tour!!
I highly recommend the snorkel cruise led by Holoholo outfitters. It was special beyond words. Breakfast was delicious, the cruise was totally out of this world, snorkeling was gorgeous and a new experience thanks to using the noodle instead of a life vest, lunch was good and filling and extremely welcome after the snorkeling. Thanks Capts. Wendel and Jeff. Many thanks to all the wonderful people working the decks with us all.
Amazing!! A must do on your vacation! We saw every animal possible that I wanted including a seal to swim with, turtles, dolphins and even a whale. Incredible experience, plus the Nepali coast is simply gorgeous!
Seven hour tour of pure pleasure and fun. Captain Wendel and his awesome crew.
Hump back whales, dolphines, seals and mantaray and even turtles, the views were breath taking. Crew caring, knowledgeable.Service beyond duty.
I recommend the seven hour because we go big or go home and you need the time to take it all in.
Thank you guys.
A big thank you to the owner Marcus. A smile that eases all. :)
Excellent trip. It covered all of the non-accessible coastlines of Kauai and the "forbidden Island" snorkeling was fantastic! Excellent food and service as well.
Fabulous trip - there were rough seas, but the captain and crew made it lots of fun. Excellent commentary on the Napali Coast and Ni'ihau. Food was good and appropriate for the trip. Snorkeling equipment was very good and good variety of sizes too. Interesting fish and great coral. Highly recommend this.