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Uncover the ancient legends and dramatic landscapes of the Na Pali Coast and the  ‘Forbidden Island’ of Ni’ihau on this sailing and snorkeling adventure. Cruise alongside the towering emerald spires and remote beaches of Kauai’s breathtaking, rugged shore in a state-of-the-art catamaran, and snorkel among native marine life in the reefs just off Ni’ihau’s mysterious shores. Hear tales of Hawaiian history and mythology from the friendly crew, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard.
  • Full-day snorkeling and sailing adventure to the Na Pali Coast and Ni'ihau
  • Cruise alongside the dramatic spires, valleys and beaches of Kauai's Na Pali Coast, best seen from the water
  • Learn about Hawaiian legends and history from a friendly crew
  • See native marine life like dolphins, sea turtles and migrating whales
  • Snorkel in the waters surrounding the "Forbidden Island" of Ni'ihau
  • Travel in comfort aboard a well-equipped catamaran
  • Includes a light breakfast and hearty buffet lunch
Discover the secrets of two of Hawaii’s most captivating destinations on this full-day sailing adventure. Meet your experienced captain and crew at Port Allen in the morning, and climb aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) catamaran equipped with an inside cabin, restrooms, spacious sundecks and lounging trampolines where you can relax and soak up the ocean spray.

Enjoy a continental breakfast onboard as the vessel makes its way along Kauai’s northwestern Na Pali Coast, characterized by green sea cliffs that reach dizzying heights of 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), pocketed by lush valleys, tropical waterfalls and remote beaches. As you cruise, hear royal Hawaiian legends that surround the coastline and keep an eye out for traveling sea life including spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April).

Next, head across a channel to the waters surrounding Ni’ihau, known as the ‘Forbidden Island of Hawaii’ due to its secretive community that’s closed to all outsiders. While it's not possible to visit Ni’ihau, admire the island from the water while learning about its unique history and mythology. Strap on a snorkeling mask and fins to explore the coral reefs around the island and the nearby Lehua Crater, considered among the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii.

A tasty buffet lunch and refreshments on board will keep you going throughout the day (see Itinerary for sample breakfast and lunch menus). Prepare to get wet, and bring a light jacket to stay comfortable on this unforgettable sailing adventure.


Sample Menus:

Continental Breakfast:

  • Assorted fresh-baked pastries, bagels and mixed fruit platter
  • Hot tea, coffee, bottled water and assorted soft drinks

Gourmet Deli-style Buffet Lunch:

  • Assorted fresh-baked bread
  • Select deli meats and cheeses: turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, Swiss and cheddar
  • Condiments and vegetables: lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, carrots, pickles, pepperoncini, onions, black olives and cucumber
  • Italian style penne pasta salad with assorted vegetables and homemade pesto
  • Vegetable platter: carrot sticks, celery sticks, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber with homemade ranch and hummus dip
  • Homemade chocolate chip and ginger molasses cookies
  • Beverages include: beer, wine, water, assorted soft drinks and island juices


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

Really fun trip. The crew was great, very engaging and professional. They had the best snorkeling location of all the tours out of Port Allen.

, Apr 2018

Great experience! The snorkeling in Hawaii is not as great as it in St John. I think a lot of that has to do with the rough waters. Bring your own wet suit. We were here in April and really could have used one. The food was actually REALLY good and they had tons of it. It is definitely a must do. If you don't have the time to dedicate a day, Blue Helicopters is an amazing way to get it all in.

, Mar 2018

The tour was great despite the less than perfect weather! The company was very professional and informed us ahead of time about the weather concerns and offered rescheduling/reimbursement. We stuck to our booking and enjoyed a great cruise though with more waves than expected. The view of the Na Pali coast was very impressive and the snorkling was great they even had diving glasses with prescription!

, Oct 2017

Nice boat trip, nice scenery, nice food....snorkelling wasn't great

, Sep 2017

What an amazing and see inspiring day! Our crew were so attentive and extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the marine life and history of the areas. We had the fortune of seeing melon headed whales, which is rare, as well as spinner dolphins and a friendly monk seal when we began our snorkel adventure. Of you have the time, highly recommend the trip to the forbidden island. The variety and amount of fish was incredible! I also recommend riding on the front of the catamaran of you don't mind getting drenched and enjoy an adventurous ride!! Would do this trip again!!

, Aug 2017

We chose this over a helicopter tour and we weren't disappointed. The captain and crew were amazing! Wendel, Nicole, Drew, and Jacob are super friendly and helpful. Quick to make sure we were comfortable, happy, and safe!. Full of great tips for places to see/places to eat/things to do from a local's perspective. We got a great view of the beautiful Na Pali coast with some great snorkeling to boot. The ride out to and from Ni'ihau was a lot of fun!

Tip - You're on the open ocean to and from Ni'ihau, so expect a bumpier ride. Sit on the front deck of the boat. You'll get wet, but A remember this is a snorkeling trip in warm/sunny Hawaii, B You're far less likely to get sea sick, C The view is better, and D Beer tastes better with a little salt spray .

, Aug 2017

This cruise was truly amazing. Had to get up early but the trip especially the view of the Na Pali Coast was worth it. Holo Holo Charters, Inc staff were wonderful. Highly recommended.

, Aug 2017

The crew was nice and provided good information. The food and drinks were great. The views of the Coast were really good I would have liked to go little further. Our snorkeling spot was not the best. We saw some fish and a monk seal was present when we arrived but quickly swam away. Too many people.

, Aug 2017

Very friendly and helpful crew. Very cool trip program. My girlfriend and I would definitely do it again.

, Jul 2017

This was truly a one of a kind experience! The scenery was amazing, the coast line was gorgeous, the staff was very knowledgeable about the area as well as the wild life, and also super friendly, good food and service, and all with a fun and enjoyable boat ride. The water was crystal clear and the captain really knew how to pick the best spot for snorkeling. We also got to se spinnner dolphins!

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