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“Adventurous view of the Na'pali Coast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Captain Na Pali Adventures, Inc.

Captain Na Pali Adventures, Inc.
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Snorkel the majestic Na Pali coast of Kauai off of Captain Na Pali's zodiac. Ride alongside dolphins, turtles, and whales with unbelievable vistas from every angle. Explore sea caves, visit remote beaches, waterfalls, and more!
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Adventurous view of the Na'pali Coast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We lucked out - our raft ride up the Na'Papali coast turned into a private tour as we were the only ones signed up the day we went. It's a "hold on tight" and enjoy the view adventure. Waves were rough at times but the views were beautiful. Captain Joe made sure we spent plenty of time watching the spinner dolphins (they were amazing - too many to count - riding the waves, right next to our boat, spinning out of the water) and then right to the sea turtles. Our 12 year old daughters (born and raised in the midwest mind you) were too afraid to get out and snorkel in 30+ feet of water so Joe nicely brought us back by the dolphins so we could eat our lunch watching them. We went inside sea caves and Joe gave us a full background on the coast. I'd say it's not for kids under 10 unless they love the water and can hang on to a rope for a long period of time - your body gets a good shaking. Just beautiful though.

Visited June 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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“An adventurous & fun way to see the Na'poli coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This tour, and Captain Kallen were awesome! The ride was adventurous and fun and this was a great way to explore the Na'poli coast of Kauai. This is a zodiac ride though folks, so if you are not into a rough, bouncy and wet ride, don't do it. If however, you are into wild rides and adventure, don't miss this tour. We explored several sea caves up close, going into a couple of caves and actually going through an entire cave (in one side and out the other!). We also got a chance to snorkel a reef and saw many tropical fish and a reef shark. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. This is definitely one of the best tours on Kauai.

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Bedford, Texas
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Sunset Dinner Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

First class boat, crew, and food. Outstanding service and very romantic. The attention and service from the crew was top notch, and the cooked on board dinner was outstanding.

Visited June 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Fabulous from start to finish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Our zodiac snorkeling adventure with Captain Joe was the highlight of our trip to Kauai this summer. The boat ride itself was a lot of fun, and Captain Joe made it even better with the information he shared and the effort he put into showing us the many beautiful things about the land he so obviously loves. He slowed down when he spotted dolphins jumping nearby to see if they would come closer. He asked us questions to get to know us a bit and seemed to take a sincere interest in showing us a wonderful time. The beautiful places he took us to were made even more special because of the way he presented them to us. We saw breathtaking waterfalls, spectacular sea caves, pristine beaches, even a sea lion sunning himself on shore. And the snorkeling was wonderful as well - along with a multitude of colorful fish, we swam with a giant sea turtle. A huge thumbs up for Captain Na Pali Adventures!

Visited June 2014
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noosa
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“Awesome experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my trip with Captain Joe, he shared lots of information about the area and the sea life. We were so lucky with the weather, it couldn't have been better, we were surrounded by a large pod of dolphins, saw turtles and even an endangered seal, he came really close to the boat. The cliffs are spectacular and the snorkelling was amazing.
Captain Joe offers better value for money than the other boats but he doesn't skimp on providing a fantastic experience, thanks for a great day!

Visited March 2014
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