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Your adventure begins at Port Allen on Kauai, where you'll board a catamaran at 6am for a 7.5-hour, thrilling cruise to the "Forbidden Island" of Niihau. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and sodas as you take in the beauty of Kauai’s rugged coastline and photograph the Na Pali sea cliffs. From here the adventure ramps up a notch, as you cross the channel to neighboring Niihau, a small privately-owned island, where the population barely exceeds 100 full-time residents. 

While there is no landing on the Niihau coast, you can swim in the warm, crystal-clear waters, where visibility is sometimes as great as 150 feet. Snorkel, scuba dive, float on boogie boards, or take a turn on the water slide, and relax while dangling your feet in the water from steps on the back of the boat. Prior to departing the office in the morning, you can also rent wet suits and underwater cameras to document the adventure, and scuba diving is offered by advance reservation—no experience required. 

On the cruise back across the channel, relax with a delicious buffet lunch complete with beer, wine, and Mai Tais, and your tour finishes in the early afternoon when you arrive at the dock in Port Allen.
Locations visited
Na Pali Coast State Park
Niihau Helicopter
Blue Dolphin Charters
Explore some of Hawaii’s most spectacular and mysterious landscapes on this full-day adventure cruise from Port Allen. Sail along the dramatic spires and emerald valleys of the Na Pali Coast while enjoying a light breakfast, and then cross over from Kauai to Niihau, known as the ‘forbidden island.’ Hear tales of the secretive island community from a friendly crew, and snorkel, scuba dive and swim in the crystal-clear waters just off shore. Refuel with a buffet lunch and Mai Tais on the gorgeous return ride.
  • Full-day island adventure cruise from Port Allen
  • Get a fantastic perspective on Kauai's rugged, dramatic Na Pali Coast
  • Relax and soak up the island sun on a comfortable cruising vessel
  • Swim, snorkel, and splash down the waterslide just offshore from the 'Forbidden Island' of Niihau
  • Upgrade to include a certified or introductory scuba dive
  • Includes breakfast and a buffet lunch with beer, wine, and Mai Tais
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing service

We had a great time despite my wife getting sea sick. The capt and crew were top notch. They kept us safe and served us well. One of the staff even took my 3 yo son to the bathroom while we were out snorkeling. Definitely...More

Thank Nilmarg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crew was awesome

August 1, 2018 —Just returned from the tour with Captain Chad, Peyton, Tim, and Rob. They were great! We rode up top and the crew was super attentive to everyone to insure we were both enjoying the trip and not feeling sea sick. Captain Chad...More

Thank janetnjk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Just amazing!

The tour was incredible. Everything was perfect. From the views to the wildlife to the service from the crew it was all extremely impressive.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Experience and fantastic crew

We were a large family group and we all had different objectives for our time in Kauai. Some of us wanted to snorkel, others to swim, others to take in the amazing coast and some really, really wanted dolphins. We got the lot. Two types...More

Thank 367john
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Adventure

What a great way to spend our last day on Kauai!!! Beautiful ride out from Port Allen. Capt. Chad and the crew, Tim, Sam and Dane were excellent. So attentive and easy going. Snorkeling needed a plan B due to rip currents, but we moved...More

Thank Andrea B
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