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  • Location:Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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!

Johan
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Great trip and snorkling..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

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. :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Beautiful place, magical snorkeling - Great Crew.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Excellent equipment and crew. Recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. Wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Crew was great and captain was friendly and very informative. Amazing scenic views and snorkeling experience as well. Definitely worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Staff was well trained. They were super, super customer service oriented, almost too attentive to your needs. The boat got close enough to the cracks and caves to get a good feel. The snorkeling was great. No other groups around. Saw lots of dolphins, a whale, monk seals, fish etc. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The sights along the Na Pali coastline and the snorkeling off of Ni'ihau were spectacular. The crew was professional and fun. One of the best experiences of our time spent in Kauai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Absolutely amazing! Very authentic and non-commercialized.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Very well-conducted cruise. The crew was very attentive and always safety conscious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Our trip was with the HoloHolo tours. Their vessel, crew and provisions were excellent handling our every need in a willing and graceous manner. The skipper was quite informative. He spoke of the islands and structures, the care and concerns for the environments and made the journey quite enjoyable. The crew were fun and made everyone comfortable and accommodated each need. Everyone was friendly.
Although we didn't expect to see everything in the brochure (as the seasons were coming to an end) we did see manta rays, monk seals spinner dolphins, pods of dolphin families and several whales. The scuba time was excellent. We were well prepared and informed and completely safe (we were told that there had been 11 deaths from drowning already this season compared to only two last year).
The Na Pali coast was magnificent and Captain provided running commentary along its entire length.
I appreciated the crew's expressed concern for the sanctity of the various tribal communities, their traditions and their sacred areas. Respect for the land and the peoples was very present.
The beauty of the island areas cannot be express fully in a few words. The magnificence of God's Creation and what He has done in this part of the world is fully expressed. Enjoy it if you get the chance. Reverence it when you do. Leave it better than when you came. Celebrate it to the fullest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Overall great experience. Lively, friendly, knowledgeable captain and crew made the tour very enjoyable. The ride along the Na Pali coast was absolutely stunning, and we were treated to plenty of whale sightings – dolphins even came and swam alongside the boat, which was magical! Snorkeling was fun, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the ice-cold beers were a nice refreshment after snorkeling. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone visiting Kauai!

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