Discover the Garden Island

Sail Kauai’s Na Pali Coastline


Huge swells crash into the jagged cliffs and white sandy beaches of Kauai’s famed Na Pali coastline. This remote 15-mile stretch of imposing cliffs on Kauai’s northwest coast is recognizable as a backdrop for movies such as Jurassic Park and King Kong. Heavy rain, wind and ocean have sculptured the remains of a former shield volcano into the striking ridges, waterfalls and lava tubes that give the Na Pali coast its drama, and the ideal spot for a leisurely boat cruise. Watch out for spinner or bottlenose dolphins leaping in the air or alongside the boat. Only one word describes this bucket list activity: cinematic.

Length of Trip : Cruises take place at sunset, dinner and lunch time. Budget 6 hours.

Cost : Depending on the package you choose, prices range from US$79 to US$169. Click here for rates and online specials.

Best time to go : Kauai has its best weather between September and November, or between April and June.

Wheelchair friendly : Call ahead to make arrangements

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : A delicious lunch or dinner BBQ is served onboard the catamaran.

Official Site : For more information about Capt Andy's Napali cruises, visit Go Hawaii's guide to Kauai

Where to Stay : For excellent home rentals, contact The Parrish Collection. For resort accommodation, The Grand Hyatt in Poipu Beach.

Getting There : To find Capt Andy's Cruises: After Kalaheo, heading West on Hwy. 50, when you enter Ele'ele, turn Left on Waialo Rd. at the Ele'ele shopping centre. Their office is located in the Port Allen Marina Center. Look for the signs as you head down Waialo Rd. towards the harbour.

Note from Robin : Here's my Top 10 Experiences to tick off in beautiful Kauai Sail along the Na Pali coast Take a helicopter ride over Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” Go stand-up paddleboarding beneath the Hau’pu Mountains. Go bodysurfing in Poipu Beach Go scuba diving off the island of Ni’ihau Take a scenic drive along the Hanalei Valley Hike the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail See the double-tiered waterfall of Wailua Falls Snorkel off the coast of Ke'e Beach Hike the Kalalau Trail



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