Discover Kauai’s stunning Na Pali Coast on this 5-hour rafting and snorkeling adventure. Cruise alongside towering sea cliffs and emerald valleys aboard a motorized raft, which allows the flexibility to dart in and out of sea caves and under waterfalls. Explore the archaeological site of a 12th-century Hawaiian fishing village and splash into clear, warm waters to snorkel among tropical fish and reef formations.
Snorkel adventure off the coast of Kauai
Breathtaking oceanside views of Waimea and the longest white sand beach in Hawaii
Raft into sea caves and under cascading waterfalls
Explore the archaeological remains of an ancient fishing village
With 3,000-foot (915-meter) cathedral spires plunging into the ocean, the rugged landscape of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is among the most spectacular scenery in the world. Your Na Pali adventure begins in the morning at Waimea harbor, where you’ll meet your crew and board one of two different motorized raft options (see Itinerary below for raft details).
Your captain will provide narration on the area’s history and sights as you cruise out into Polihale State Park and up the breathtaking Na Pali Coast, which stretches 16 miles (26 km) along the island’s northwestern shore. Weather permitting, your boat will dart in and out of majestic sea caves and under waterfalls for a thrilling coastal adventure.
Visit Nualolo Kai, the remote site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village that dates back to the 12th century and is only accessible by boat. Depending on the specific itinerary, you may have a chance to hike around the archaeological remains of the site on a guided tour. Don a snorkeling mask and fins, and splash into the warm, aquamarine water to explore a coral reef and swim along tropical sea life.
Enjoy lunch among the superb scenery, and relax on the return ride down the coast. Your 5-hour journey concludes back at the harbor.
Please Note: Specific itinerary and vessel options may vary depending on weather conditions during the winter season.
Explorer I (May – September)
• Lands on the beach, snorkel from the shore (conditions permitting) • Narrated walk at archeological site (Nualolo Kai ancient fishing village) • Minimum age 8 years • Maximum 18 passengers per raft
Explorer II (January – December)
• No beach landing • Snorkel from the vessel at a protected reef, lunch on board • No narrated walk at archeological site • Minimum age 5 years • Maximum 36 passengers per raft
Reviews by Viator travellers
This was the worst experience of my...
, Jan 2014
This was the worst experience of my holiday!!! I confirmed as requested, but I received faulty information on three counts...wrong time (off by 3 hours), wrong dock (they sent me to an abandoned building) and wrong boat.. As a women travelling with her daughter I was very uncomfortable and both the tour company and the on island tour agent did not take amy responsibility for the confusion. The tour itself was a bust because of high winds, the snorkelling was murky, and we couldn't get off the boat for lunch or a swim. I would not recommend this tour company or viator again.