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Niihau - The Forbidden Island

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Jan 11, 2017
“Snorkel cruise near Niihau ”
Aug 4, 2015
“Amazing scuba diving”
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Not easy to organize a visit to the island. Best option is to take a snorkel cruise out to the island to see it but you will not be allowed to go on the island. Informative cruise. We went with Holo Holo and it was...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Took a trip with Fathom Five and had amazing dives. We saw monk seals, sandbar sharks, spotted eagle Rays, pilot whales and spinner Dolphins (as well as a boatload of beautiful fish). Amazing vis and epic conditions with beautiful swim thrus. Best diving i have...More

4  Thank Dustin R
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I suppose when you are told you cannot visit an island it adds to the allure. But the diving truly is the best I have done in Hawaii and probably anywhere else. I already posted a review for Fathom Five regarding the dive. You can...More

1  Thank JD-70point3
Reviewed 17 October 2014

As I mentioned in my Na Pali Coast review, being on the Holo Holo Charters boat we came pretty close to the Forbidden Island. Being a few hundred feet away we were given an informative talk and took beautiful photos. Even from a few hundred...More

1  Thank Olowalu_Life
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

You can't get on the private island but diving around the island and at the Lehua crater is amazing. Probably the only dive spot where a Hawaiian Monk Seals encounter is almost guaranteed. We did a 3 tank dive (air, then 2 nitrox). Monk seals...More

2  Thank LuvtoSafari
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Went to Ni'ihau for a three tank dive with Bubbles Below from Port Allen. It is a two hour trip over and three hours back because the wind almost always picks up and the return is rougher. It is the Forbidden Island because it is...More

6  Thank Halems
Reviewed 28 January 2012

We took a helicopter ride to Niihau with Niihau Helicopters. Dana was a fantastic guide, pilot and person. Once we got to the beach, there were lots of biting flies whose bites were painful and itchy, but Dana told us they're not there all the...More

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