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Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise provided by Holo Holo Charters

Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise

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Cruise the Na Pali Coast on a sunset dinner cruise that explores an area of Kauai that’s impossible to reach by car. Travel in a comfortable catamaran with indoor and outdoor seating as you see emerald valleys, waterfalls, and sea caves from the ocean. As the sun goes down, enjoy drinks, appetizers, and a buffet dinner served on deck while someone else handles the navigation.
  • Capture gorgeous sunset photos of the Na Pali Coast
  • Choosing a catamaran means a more stable ride
  • Chance to see sea turtles, dolphins, and whales
  • Enjoy beer, wine, fresh juice, and Mai Tais
What to Expect
Grab a jacket and make your way to the Port Allen Marina to board a 65-foot (20-meter) power catamaran for the scenic trip to the Na Pali Coast, which wraps 16 miles (26 kilometers) around Kauai’s northwestern edge. Watch for sea turtles and dolphins as you cruise, with the chance to see whales during the migration season of December through April. Drinks, Champagne, and appetizers are served as you approach the Na Pali Coast’s jagged cliffs and valleys, and as the sunset turns the coast a rosy hue. Enjoy dinner on the boat, then begin the return trip to the Punta Allen Marina, traveling back along the coast for an entirely different perspective. This Na Pali Coast dinner cruise concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
4353 Waialo Rd, Eleele, HI 96705, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • See the Napali Coast, amazing marine life, and more!
  • Hot buffet dinner
  • Mai tais, beer, wine, and soft drinks during the cruise. Sunset champagne toast
  • The chance to see humpback whales (in season)
  • Gratuities
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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.
  • Parties of 6 and up must contact Holo Holo a week in advance if needing to make cancellations or changes
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Safe Sunscreen Certified
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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packerfan1a wrote a review Mar 2020
Greenville, Texas28 contributions11 helpful votes
Captain Glenn, along with his merry crew of Jay and Jake, showed us humpback whales slapping the water with their tail, soaring cliffs, sumptuous buffet, and rousing native tales. Mahalo to Holo Holo cruises for a great adventure.
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing to join us here at Holo Holo Charters and for sharing your unforgettable review! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
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Eric S wrote a review Mar 2020
Austin, Texas7 contributions5 helpful votes
Cap'n Doug and crew of Jay and Christian were exceptional. Even though the wind and waves were up, the boat was handled well. Captain kept us informed and had some good humor. The views of Napali were fabulous. We slowed at times to get some whale watching in, too. Jay and
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1 Helpful vote
Response from HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Responded 8 Mar 2020
We are elated to hear it! Thank you so much for joining us out on the water! Mahalo and Aloha
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Suebooboyce wrote a review Mar 2020
Commerce Township, Michigan49 contributions9 helpful votes
We took the holo holo sunset buffet dinner cruise along the napali coast! The captain Glen was excellent! His crew Christian and Jay were spot on with their service. The food was good and the drinks plentiful. Some cruises wait till you are halfway thru to offer a cocktail NOT
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1 Helpful vote
Response from HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to let us know what you thought of your experience! We are beaming and hope to see you out on the water again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
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rsmadj wrote a review Mar 2020
Carlsbad, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
First off and most importantly... we did not go on a cruise. This review is completely set on the staff in setting up the trip. I made a reservation months in advance for the day after we arrived on the island. I was excited about the reviews I had read and was looking forward
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Responded 8 Mar 2020
We'd like to thank you for taking the time to share your honest review and would like to apologize for the service that you received, as this does not reflect the standards we hold to as a company. Please contact us at 1-808-335-0815 to speak with our General Manager to ensure we resolve this issue. Mahalo and Aloha
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Kim P wrote a review Mar 2020
Irvine, California25 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent cruise! The crew, Aaron & Bronson, and the captain, Glenn, did their utmost to make it an enjoyable time for everyone. They let us know what to expect ahead of time so we weren’t wondering about anything. They were GREAT about taking pictures of us with that beautiful
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1 Helpful vote
Response from HoloHoloCharters, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Responded 8 Mar 2020
We are so glad to have had you aboard, and are beaming reading how much you enjoyed your adventure! Thank you so much for joining us and for letting us know what you thought of the experience! We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo and Aloha
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By: Holo Holo Charters
Excellent experience with Holo Holo
Weather, seas, whales and sights were all in alignment. Crew went above and beyond to make sure we all had a good
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Bucket List- check
Despite the windy weather conditions our captain and crew made sure our day was amazing! The food was first rate f
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Skipper Kelly, and Crew Ian and Max were great, very friendly, very professional. Food was great too, especially ch
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Napoli Coast Cruise
Very nice boat ride, informative captain, beautiful sights, decent food and drinks. Recommended for anyone not pron
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Great Scenery and Friendly, Knowledgeable Crew
Highly recommended trip to see the amazing sights of the Napali coast. Crew was helpful, friendly and had lots of i
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Fantastic Day!
This was the highlight of our trip! The boat is very clean and has all the right amenities. Breakfast and lunch w
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Rough weather
The day we went for our dinner cruise was a little rough. We had at least two getting sick over the back of the boa
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Gary M
Best trip in Kauai
We had a great time on the tour. Very knowledgeable staff. Saw more whales and whales breaching on this tour than o
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Excellent Cruise
My husband and I had a great time with Hoho. Captain Glenn was knowledgeable and professional. Not only he showed
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Jacki T
Sunset cruise
If you're on the island of Kuaui you must take this cruise. My daughter and I took it and enjoyed every second of i
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Alyssa R
Fun adventure day!
My husband and I took the tour on 3/10/20 with Capt. Rich, Jess, Christian, and Kama. It was a fantastic experience
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A day we will never forget
This tour was outstanding. The crew were extremely friendly, and let their good personalities shine so we felt welc
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A wonderful boat tour
he crew went out of there way to ensure we had a FANTASTIC day on the water. We were even able to watch whales for
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My family and I had an extraordinary day. The captain and crew were superb. We saw dolphins and whales. The sno
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Beautiful sunset
Most of our group thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We saw some whales and the sunset didn't disappoint! The food was
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Key Details
  • Na Pali Coast
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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