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Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

Free admission
State Highway 56, Lihue, Hawaii, 96746

The Basics

For the most comprehensive view of the Na Pali Coast, take a helicopter or flightseeing tour from Lihue or Princeville that will take you over top sights like Waimea Canyon and the Manawaiopuna Falls. For a closer look, opt for a guided kayaking trip along the dramatic Na Pali cliffs or choose a boat tour that includes a snorkeling or sailing adventure or a sunset dinner cruises.You can also hike the Kalalau Trail, which traverses 11 miles (17 kilometers) and provides access to remote beaches and hidden sea caves.

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
$229.48 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Memorable sights, snorkeling, food and dolphins
It was truly beautiful to see the coast. Liked it better than a helicopter. The food was excellent, fresh and better than we expected. The catamaran was comfortable with lots of seating options to either get wet or stay dry. The stories and lore are my favorite. The length of the excursion was just right. Also loved seeing the spinner dolphins with their babies jumping. Would have preferred more sun during the snorkeling but it was a beautiful spot. Missed the actual sailing this round as we used motor only
Yolande_L, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Kauai

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Never too old for an adventure!!
CathyB, Aug 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
What a fun trip!! The guides were so much fun, very safety conscious but adventurous! We went into a couple of caves on the NaPali Coast, jumped waves, stopped and played with a pod of dolphins! It was my 61st birthday and I was the oldest one on the raft by 20 years! They asked several times if I was okay. Taking care of the geriatric passenger lol. Highly recommended!!
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Awesome adventure
Theresa_L, Jul 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Our captain, Ian and crewmate, Landon were great. They were friendly and fun but also very professional, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. The Napali coast and caves were breathtaking and the water was such a beautiful blue. It was awesome to see the dolphins and our captain had a great music play list! Aside from being a little sea sick when the raft wasn’t moving, I would highly recommend. Thank you, Ian and Landon
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Adventure - not a tour
Jay_W, Oct 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour
Booked this sunlight cruise last minute after our helicopter tour was cancelled the day before. We had an excellent captain “Kauai” who was all about the customer experience and not rushing the tour. He was so upbeat and professional the whole night. The rest of the crew checked in with us frequently and provided drinks and assistance getting around safely. This was one of the best tours we have had. Beautiful night on the NaPali coast. A “must see” adventure.
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Na Pali snorkeling trip
DesiRae_F, Oct 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
The views of the Na Pali coastline were Amazing!! The crew were super friendly and knowledgeable. Being able to enter the caves was an awesome experience and one that can only be achieved on the raft boat.
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Landon & Drake made is so...
Priscilla_G, Oct 2021
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Landon & Drake made is so much fun and I felt safe Na Pali coast was gorgeous. Definitely would recommend for everyone
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Super fun/Worth it
Justen_T, Sep 2021
Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
We had a super fun time on this sunset cruise. It was wet for us, but didn’t have to be, definitely places to sit where you could remain dry. Chloe & Gabe were rockstars in taking care of everyone with drinks, food & info. I took my Dramamine & was glad I did. The Napali Coast can be an adventure & even on the catamaran there was quite a bit of “up & down.” I’m prone to motion sickness but it was doable with some Dramamine & fresh wet air. Super fun, great crew…do it! Worth it!
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May the Mana spirit be with you!
Derek_R, Oct 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour
Very special day! A big thank you to Capt. Amber and her crew. From beginning to end, my wife and I felt cared for, safe and comfortable. Under fairly rough seas at times, service and attention to needs were met for all 49 passengers. The Na Pali coast is a must for any ones bucket list, you will not be disappointed. Aloha 🌺
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Beautiful Napali coast…...
Rebecca_R, Oct 2021
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Boat Tour
Beautiful Napali coast… Amazing sites, attentive staff… thank you I’m just sad I lost my favorite hat
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Amazing ride down the beautiful Napali Coast making lasting memories
Madelyn_B, Jul 2021
Na Pali Snorkel Adventure
What a memorable experience! Seeing the dolphins and turtle and the beautiful Napali coastline. Tour guides we amazing and very friendly
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Great trip
Dawn_Z, Sep 2021
Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
Great captain and crew. They went above and beyond to assist the passengers. Beautiful views. Be prepared to get wet and encounters big waves on the Na Pali coast.
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A Must Do Kauai Adventure!
Sadie_M, Sep 2021
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour
The Na Pali coast is a once in a lifetime experience! It is beautiful. The staff on board provided the best customer service I have ever had. They were constantly ensuring everyone was happy and safe. They made the excursion a fabulous experience.
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A must!
Cynthia_D, Sep 2021
Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
Wonderful experience! Beautiful day-fantastic food & drinks. Gorgeous views of Napali Coast. Would highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Na Pali Coast is a must-visit for first time visitors to Kauai.

  • Bring a rain jacket for boat and kayak tours and for hikes as it rains often on the Na Pali Coast.

  • Permits are required to hike the Kalalau Trail.

  • Some helicopter and boat tours are wheelchair accessible; inquire in advance.

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How to Get There

The Na Pali Coast stretches for 16 miles (26 kilometers) along Kauai’s northwest shore. No roads lead into the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, and much of the coast is inaccessible due its extremely rugged terrain and sheer cliffs. To reach the trailhead for the Kalalau Trail, follow highway 560 to the end of the road, just past Ha’ena State Park.

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When to Get There

Kauai’s weather is stable all year round, which makes it an excellent destination anytime of the year. The best time to hike the Kalalau Trail is during the dry season, which lasts from May through October. Winter is whale watching season, making it a great time for boat tours.

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Hiking the Kalalau (Na Pali Coast) Trail

The Na Pali coastline is only accessible by foot via the Kalalau Trail. Backpackers typically take 3 days or more to make this incredibly scenic 22-mile (34-kilometer) round-trip journey. The trail traverses steep cliffs, requires several river crossings, and is very strenuous in spots. Day hikers can venture to Hanakapi’ai Falls, but permits are required to hike past the falls, even if you don’t plan to camp.

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