we are planning a trip to Kauai for next summer, and looking into various hotel and tour options. We would love to do the Napili Coast boat tours, but am concerned because I have a bad back and do get seasick. 5 hours just seems so long if it is bumpy and choppy the entire time. I was looking at either CAPTAIN ANDYS catamaran morning tour, which seems to be a large catamaran, or th NAPILI EXPERIENCE with appears to be a smaller motor boat with maybe 6-8 passengers. JUst wondering if anyone has tried either one and has any advice on how hard the journey is on ones back. I know the zodiac boat is not a good idea, just cant decide if the large Catamaran or the smaller motor boat would give better stability for the "pounding on your back" and secondarily the motion sickness. I really would love to do this tour, just wondering if its not a good idea.
SECONDLY... IF i choose not to do the boat tour, is there any drive up toward the NOrth shore that will give a scenic view of the island to at least allow us to see the beauty of kauai without doing it by boat?