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Afternoon Na Pali Sea Cave and Lava Tube Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Check in for the tour at the Tahiti Nui restaurant in Hanalei and dry transfer to the cruising raft waiting in Hanalei Bay via a luxury dinghy. The inflatable-hull raft is ideal for getting close to the coastline to explore a network of sea caves and lava tubes (weather permitting). Stow any gear you have, though you’ll want to keep a camera handy to capture the spectacular coastline illuminated by the golden afternoon light.

    Take a seat and hang on for a high-speed ride out of the bay and around the North Shore to where the rugged, inaccessible Na Pali Coast begins. Marvel at the towering sea cliffs as they come into view, jutting straight up from the water and punctuated by lush green valleys, waterfalls, and remote beaches. If conditions are right, get an up-close perspective on the landscape as the raft darts in an out of mythical sea caves and lava tubes.

    Learn about the history of the legendary coastline as your captain and crew share tales of the ancient Hawaiians who once lived and trained for battle among its valleys. Keep your energy up with a refreshing snack of soft drinks, tropical juices, chips, and locally made Kauai Kookies, and be sure to keep an eye out for native wildlife like spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and migrating whales.

    The adventure concludes back at the departure point in Hanalei Bay.

    Please note: This tour does not include snorkeling. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    5-5134 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Gratuities
    • Does not include snorkeling.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Passenger Policy
    • No expectant mothers.
    • Not recommended for individuals who have or have had back problems, recent injuries or surgeries, or suffer from severe motion sickness (no refunds are given for sea sickness). Seasickness is best prevented with an over the counter remedy.
    • This is an adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. It may not be suitable for some folks (all physically challenged individuals are subject to Captain’s discretion).
    • If you do not have your prescribed medication with you, i.e. Inhalers, EpiPens, diabetic medication and/or any other medications taken daily, you must reschedule your tour for another day.
    • All tour routes and destinations are subject to change without notice. Ocean conditions can and will sometimes turn rough. Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions.
    • Cancelled tours by Holo Holo Charters are fully refundable or gladly rescheduled.
    • “No shows” or any cancellation of reservations with less than 24-hour notice prior to check-in time is subject to a 100% charge of the total fare including tax.
    • Children must be at least 6 years old for snorkel tours, 5 years old for non-snorkel tours.
    • Non-swimmers are not allowed in the water.
    • All tours are “Bare-Foot”. Passengers will remove their shoes prior to boarding. Only Orthopedic/Diabetic exceptions will be made at Captain’s direction.
    • You should bring your own towels, sunscreen, a light jacket, and camera. We will provide everything else.
    • Spray-on/aerosol sunscreen is a safety hazard and may not be used on board the vessel. We encourage using reef-friendly sunscreens.
    • No smoking of any kind on board the vessel or on the dock.
    • We do not land on shore.
    • Do not park at the harbor or bay. Please use Holo Holo parking lot only or your car will be towed. Place parking pass in a visible location inside your car.
    • We are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
    • We reserve the right to refuse service.
    • Drones/unmanned aircraft are not allowed on board the vessel.
    • Our vessels are equipped with sensitive marine heads (toilets) that will clog if any foreign objects are flushed. If you flush something other than what your body produces and the toilet paper we provide, you may be responsible for the cost of repair.
    • No coolers or alcoholic beverages allowed on board.
    • Due to vessel transfers, guests should be prepared to wade in the water and be able to assist themselves onto vessel.
    • Full-face snorkel masks are not allowed, guests are required to use traditional two-piece snorkel and mask sets that are provided by us or they may bring their own.
    • Certifications and Awards
    • Best of Kauai 2017 – The Garden Island Newspaper People’s Choice Awards - 1st Place – Best Kauai Boat Tour
    • Best of Kauai 2018 – Hawaii Magazine – Best Napali Tour Company, Best Guided Tour, Best Dinner Cruise, Best Sunset Sail, Best Extreme Tour
    • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
    • 2017 Viator 5-Star Travel Award
    • Kauai-Made
    • Dolphin SMART
    • Hawaii Ecotourism Association
    • Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant
    • Safe Sunscreen Certified
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Experiencing the Napali Coast was very high on our bucket list and we were really glad to have picked Holo Holo Charters for the trip. The ship was spacious and well maintained, the crew friendly and had great storys to share along our tour. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Frederik K
    HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    We are so happy to be a part of memories you'll be looking back on for years to come! Thank you for choosing us here at Holo Holo Charters and for letting us know what a great time you had! We do suggest taking medication...More

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