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  • Address: State Highway 56, Lihue, Hawaii 96766, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Na Pali Coast

With its emerald mountains, secluded beaches, and turquoise sea, Kauai’s Na Pali Coast State Park (or Napali Coast) is a natural treasure trove that begs to be explored. And it’s no wonder Na Pali takes its name from the Hawaiian word for cliff: the coastline is dominated by jagged 4,000-foot (1,219-meter) cliffs that reign supreme over the Pacific Ocean.

The Basics
Although the coastline is only land accessible by the challenging 11-mile (17-km) Kalalau Trail trek, guided Na Pali kayaking trips and Kauai boat tours depart regularly from Port Allen in Eleele and Hanalei Bay. If you are an active traveler, you will want to take on the Kalalau Trail—a route that traverses through steep sea cliffs, waterfalls, and sinuous rivers in old Hawaii and allows travelers to explore secluded beaches and sea caves. Some adventurers choose to camp overnight in Hanakoa Valley during the summer months, although a permit is required.

Insider Tip
To capture the best panoramas on the Kalalau Trail, walk carefully down a path to the prime Kalalau Lookout just past the Waimea Canyon’s Kokee Park Geophysical Observatory.

Popular Things to Do When Touring the Na Pali Coast
Primeval, protected scenery makes the coast a haven for lovers of outdoor activities and water sports—snorkel, raft, swim, hike, and sail to your heart’s content while you contemplate natural beauty that only Hawaii is capable of displaying.

Another great way to absorb the panoramic beauty of the Na Pali Coast—particularly if you’re not up for the difficult 11-mile (17-km) Kalalau hike—is to take a boat ride. Opt for a sunset dinner cruise to see the landscape at its most magical, or a daytime power catamaran tour to observe spinner dolphins, go whale watching, and visit Niihau, the Forbidden Island. Swim amid tropical marine life and around sea turtles on a snorkeling or scuba diving tour; let your adrenaline levels surge on a rafting adventure; or experience waterfalls and red rivers while hiking. For the ultimate Na Pali experience, you can take a sightseeing flight or helicopter tour and get aerial views of the spectacular scenery.

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Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise, Kauai, null
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Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Discover one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world on a 3.5-hour Na Pali sunset dinner cruise. This natural wonder of dramatic scenery and colors is ...  Read more

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

From USD $129.00
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail, Kauai, Sunset Cruises
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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

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Sail the majestic Na Pali Coast and witness its beauty with 4,000-ft cliffs, cascading waterfalls, sea caves, secluded beaches, dolphins, turtles and ...  Read more

Location: Eleele, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.94
Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight, Kauai, Snorkeling
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Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight

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See Kauai on a deluxe sightseeing flight! For approximately an hour, you’ll enjoy Kauai’s stunning scenery from the air, as you explore this Hawaiian island, ...  Read more

Location: Lihue, Kauai
Duration: 65 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Deluxe Na Pali Snorkel Tour On Kauai With Optional SCUBA, Kauai, Family Friendly Tours & Activities
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Deluxe Na Pali Snorkel Tour On Kauai With Optional SCUBA

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Begin your day aboard a spacious custom-built 65′ catamaran. As you head to the breathtaking Na Pali coast the crew keeps you entertained with local stories ...  Read more

Location: Eleele, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $158.03
Na Pali and Ni'ihau The Forbidden Island Kauai Snorkel Cruise, Kauai, Snorkeling
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Na Pali and Ni'ihau The Forbidden Island Kauai Snorkel Cruise

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Sail past the soaring Na Pali sea cliffs on this 7-hour snorkeling adventure, and discover the secrets of the "Forbidden Island" when cruising the ...  Read more

Location: Eleele, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $215.00
Sunset Dinner Cruise Off The Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Snorkeling
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Sunset Dinner Cruise Off The Na Pali Coast

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Take in breathtaking views as you cruise along Na Pali coast on a spacious 65′ catamaran. The afternoon lighting is unforgettable as it streams into the ...  Read more

Location: Eleele, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.25
Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise, Kauai, Dinner Cruises
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Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Cruise the Na Pali coast aboard a luxury catamaran for an afternoon sail that features incredible North Shore scenery topped off with a spectacular sunset and ...  Read more

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

From USD $120.43
Na Pali Coast Snorkel and Rafting Adventure, Kauai, Dinner Cruises
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Na Pali Coast Snorkel and Rafting Adventure

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Pass towering sea cliffs and pristine beaches of the Na Pali coast on a 5.5-hour snorkel adventure aboard a 14-person motorized raft. An expert captain and ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.56
Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery, Maui, Snorkeling
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Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery

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This 5-hour Maui kayaking adventure takes you paddling from Papalaua Beach along the stunning sea-cliff shore off the Pali coast, where you’re treated to some ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.58
Snorkel and Sightseeing Tour on the Na Pali Explorer, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Snorkel and Sightseeing Tour on the Na Pali Explorer

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Na Pali Explorer II is a great combination of Comfort and Adventure to cruise the Na Pali Coast of Kauai. Enjoy the ride of a life time and get up close to one ...  Read more

Location: Waimea, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $148.96

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