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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Address: Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
Phone Number: +1 808-332-7238
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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At team Sea Riders we pride ourselves in what makes us different from other...

At team Sea Riders we pride ourselves in what makes us different from other companies. Kauai Sea Riders has been providing specialized small group Zodiac Eco Tours on Kauai since 2005. As a Marine Biologist, I have always focused on providing Eco Tours to our guests – focusing on education while at the same time having a great time. All of our staff are professionally trained and share the same passion and reverence for this amazing ocean environment we get to play in everyday! We choose snorkel locations that aren’t over crowded or common, and you will have a Divemaster guiding your snorkel adventure ensuring you have an exceptional snorkeling experience. At the end of the day, our goal is to have our customers feel that they have been expertly cared for, had an experience of a lifetime, and have learned something new about the ocean and its incredible inhabitants.

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First time to Kauai, not sure of particulars. Wanted to snorkel but had no clue on this island. I am about the adventure while learning about marine life. I got all that for a... read more

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to Kauai, not sure of particulars. Wanted to snorkel but had no clue on this island. I am about the adventure while learning about marine life. I got all that for a decent price. On top of that..old school PBJ. Tara, Julie and Elijah worked so well together giving everyone a great experience. See you next year guys!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Kauai a few times, so have tried most of the adventures. The zodiac snorkel tour was great! At one spot one of the guys took the ones who wanted to go over to the reef and it was like Finding Nemo. I only wished we could have stayed over there longer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started our day meeting Tara, an awesomely fun and informative captain and marine biologist, who made us feel welcome right away. Her crew got us all fitted with fins and snorkeling gear and then we were given important tips on how to be safe and get the most out of our snorkeling. Tara soon found beautiful spinner dolphins, which came... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was an awesome trip and loved seeing all the turtles! We had an awesome captain (girl, don't remember her name). She took us to the first snorkel sight which was an area with dozens of sea turtles living in lava tubes under the water. We saw so many and we just loved it!!!! The second area is the reason... More 

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Culver City, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A comfortable ride in the hard bottomed zodiac, and good gear really made the morning enjoyable. Tara was very knowledgeable of the area, and we went right to an area with lava tubes and the area had many, many turtles. We had a go-pro camera and got several amazing pics of animals.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our tour was lead by Tara a Marine Biologist who knew all the right spots! She took us to see dolphins and provided education on why the dolphins enter the bay. She saved a sea turtle and moved a star fish out to sea! They provided a safe and eco friendly adventure!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had a great time on this trip!!! Riding in the Zodiac is so fun and we were able to see and enjoy the spinner dolphins! We swam with too many turtles to count and loved the beautiful fish and input from the Sea Rider team that were able to answer all sorts of questions. Also loved that it was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We took this tour (even though my husband gets sea sick). The boat was one of those inflatibles but surprisingly sturdy and comfortable. However, we didnt go for the boat...we wanted to see marinelife and we did! The guides were immensely knowledgable about the fish varieties and coral etc. The even showed us where love boat and gilligan's island were... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tour guides were great. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Got to see a ton of turtles up close along with many fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Tara is a very good guide. She was able to show us turtles, fishes, dolphins and also whale (in a distance though). She also took us around and showed us various different parts of the island. Overall, we had a great time and I highly recommend doing this tour

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