Na Pali Snorkel Adventure in Ele`ele, HI

Holo Holo Charters5-5134 Kuhio HwyHanalei, HI 96714
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Explore the Napali Coast in this signature Kauai snorkel tour from Hanalei by Holo Holo Charters. The tour departs from Hanalei Bay on Kauai’s North Shore aboard a custom 40-foot Adventurer boat designed for exploring the coast's nooks and crannies, including getting under waterfalls and into caves like the 'Open Ceiling Cave'. Knowledgeable captains will point out all the hidden beaches along the way, share history and legends of the coast, and facts about the local wildlife. Lunch, and snorkeling gear including fins, goggles and snorkels are provided.

1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hanalei Travel Experts
  • Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.
  • Snorkeling time is about 40 minutes.
  • Look for dolphins, sea turtles, and tropical fish.
  • Lunch, bottled water, soft drinks, and snorkeling gear is included.
  • Bring a towel, change of dry clothing, sunscreen, hat and camera.
  • For safety, pregnant travelers and children under age 5 are not permitted to participate on on this tour.
  • No changes to the menu allowed – you may take your own food if on a special diet.
  • Guests should be prepared to wade in the water and assist themselves on board.


from Na Pali Snorkel Adventure
The adventure begins when you leave from the shore of scenic Hanalei Bay and we shuttle you by dingy to your rigid hull inflatable raft which is anchored just offshore. There, you’ll do a “dry-transfer”, stow your gear, grab a seat and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Minutes after leaving the bay, the spectacular Napali Coast comes into view and you see why its dramatic cliffs and beaches have enchanted painters, authors and travelers for centuries… and we’re just getting started!

As we travel down the coast, your crew and Captain entertain your imagination with stories of the Hawaiians who once made this coast their home. From sea-level you really get a feel for the tremendous scale of Napali. Keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles and seabirds which are often seen on our tours.

Depending on the ocean conditions the day of your raft tour, we’ll stop and snorkel at one of several protected and shallow areas which will be teeming with tropical fish. Fins, goggles (with corrective lenses if you need them), snorkels, and flotation aids are all provided. If you’re new to snorkeling, our crew will be on-hand to provide instruction and pointers so you can get the most from your adventure.

After you have a chance to snorkel and relax on the Napali Coast, we’ll serve a tasty sandwich lunch before we head back up the coast to Hanalei Bay.

Fresh Lunch:
  • Turkey Sandwiches on a Ciabatta Bun with Provolone Cheese, Lettuce, Sprouts and Cucumber
  • Vegetable Wrap in Spinach Tortilla with Provolone Cheese, Cucumber, Carrot, Sprouts, Red Bell Peppers and Olives
  • Condiments: Chipotle Mayo, Pesto Cream Cheese, Mustard and Basil Mango Dressing
  • Assorted Chips & Local Kauai Kookies
  • Beverages Include: Bottled Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices.

Tour Duration: 4 hours
Seasonal: April - October

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Frequently Asked Questions about Na Pali Snorkel Adventure

Where should we park?

This tour departs from Holo Holo Charters' Hanalei location at 5-5134 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714. Parking is located in the back of the Tahiti Nui Restaurant. Look for the Holo Holo Charters sign, and an agent will direct you to an appropriate parking space.

What does it mean to be barefoot? 

The deck has a non-slip surface best fitted for bare feet. Flip flops, shoes, water shoes, etc., can grip too much or not enough.

Are we going to get wet? 

Yes. Minimally, you can expect to get some "sea spray" on our Kauai tours. The farther upfront you are on the vessel, the wetter you will get. The driest part of the vessel will be in the covered cabin area.

Are there restrooms on your boats? 

Yes! All our boats have restrooms. Our Adventurer rafts each have a single bathroom on board.

If I can't swim, will I be able to snorkel? 

It is not recommended to snorkel for non-swimmers. All our snorkel locations are in areas that are over-head deep, so "wading" or standing up on the bottom isn't possible. This makes it a danger to non-swimmers.

How cold is the water? 

Water temperatures vary throughout the year but mostly stay around the 70-degree mark.

Will we need swimsuits/wet suits? 

You should wear a swimsuit for our snorkel tours (bring a towel and dry clothes to change into after snorkeling). Wet suits are not needed on Kauai, but if you are one to get cold easily, you can rent or buy a wet suit from an outside vendor as we do not carry wet suits.

How many passengers does your boat take? 

The Adventurer rafts take up to 25 passengers each.

Is food included? 

Yes, the Na Pali Snorkel Adventures provides a sandwich lunch. Please note: Currently they are unable to provide any alterations to this menu and can’t offer any gluten-free options; you may pack your own food if you have dietary restrictions.

What happens if the weather is bad? 

Tour routes and destinations cannot be guaranteed as sometimes the weather does impact our itinerary. If we expect we need to alter our route or are unable to snorkel due to weather or ocean conditions, we will provide as much notice as possible. The captains are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to Kauai weather and ocean conditions. If there is a concern from the captain at any time, they will come up to the office after check-in to let you know about their concerns.

What about seasickness? 

It is a possibility, especially if you are sensitive to motion. If you are not sure, it is recommended to take an over-the-counter treatment. Better to be safe than sorry.

Do I really need my photo ID? 

Yes. All passengers partaking in alcohol are required to have a photo ID. Passengers will not be served alcohol if they are not able to show a photo ID upon request.