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Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Super Snorkel Cruise

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    What to Expect
    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. Prepare to get wet, and bring a light jacket to stay comfortable on this unforgettable sailing adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Holo Holo Charters, 4353 Waialo Rd Suite 5A, Eleele, HI 96705, USA
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Lehua Crater, Niihau’s North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more!
    • Continental breakfast and buffet lunch
    • Snorkel instruction and equipment
    • Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel
    • The chance to see humpback whales (in season)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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 pier. Please use Holo Holo parking lot only or your car will be towed.
    • 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.
    • Alcohol will be served only after snorkeling. If passenger will be consuming alcoholic beverages an ID will be required on the vessel. No coolers allowed on board.
    • Pacemaker and/or defibrillators are prohibited on all Napali coast tours departing from Port Allen.
    • 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
    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 4 days ago

    Captain Glen, Christian and Jess made our day perfect. My husband had wanted me to see the Napali coast since we first got together. I wanted to experience the "forbidden" Ni'ihau. The boat was in wonderful shape, built to handle the somewhat rough waters of...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank KaZThisisproaging
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Our Captain and Crew were the BEST!!! This cruise was so amazing, words cannot even describe it. 7 Hours seems like a lot of time, however, we didn't want it to end!! We were treated like royalty and we highly recommend Holo Holo Charters and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Michelle M
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We had a great captain and crew members. Unfortunately, the waves were too high and we didn't get to go to Ni'ihau. Such a disappointment, but appreciate the captain keeping our safety in mind. We did stop to snorkel at a different spot, so not...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank luv2travel6354
    HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    It's wonderful to hear that, although there were alterations to the original tour route, you thoroughly enjoyed your time on the water and the overall experience! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your great review! Mahalo and Aloha

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My wife Karen and I took my Son, his wife, and our 11 and 12 year old grandchildren on The 7 hour tour on the Holoholo. Captain Wendell, Kolo and Jay made this trip so spectacular and personal that all of us are still talking...More

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

    This is what we love to hear! Thank you so much for choosing to join us here at Holo Holo Charters and for sharing your fantastic review! Mahalo and Aloha

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Incredible...highly recommend this company for cruise...there are others to choose from that might be cheaper...this is the best by far...Captain Wendall is informative and takes charge of this boat and all of passengers....his concern for safety is first and also having a good time for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Diane B
    HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Holo Holo Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    We are thrilled to have had you out on the water, and couldn't be happier knowing how much you enjoyed it! Mahalo and Aloha

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    3:30 ish - have a great time!
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    They were not allowed on Holoholo. You may want to call.
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