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Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Coast

Na Pali Coast

Free admission
State Highway 56, Lihue, Hawaii, 96746

The Basics

For the most comprehensive view of the Na Pali Coast, take a helicopter or flightseeing tour from Lihue or Princeville that will take you over top sights like Waimea Canyon and the Manawaiopuna Falls. For a closer look, opt for a guided kayaking trip along the dramatic Na Pali cliffs or choose a boat tour that includes a snorkeling or sailing adventure or a sunset dinner cruises.You can also hike the Kalalau Trail, which traverses 11 miles (17 kilometers) and provides access to remote beaches and hidden sea caves.

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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
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Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
$242.16 per adult
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Seeing the humpback whales, snorkeling, EVERYTHING! It was great! Staff was very knowledgeable and kind.
Renae_C, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Kauai

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Excellent Sunset Boat Tour!
Bennett_N, Dec 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour
This tour was beautiful and fun! The captain and crew on the boat were hospitable, friendly, and went out of their way to ensure passengers had a great time and learned about the area. The views of the Na Pali Coast were stunning and the boat was very comfortable with clean bathrooms. Food and drinks provided were delicious.
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Put this on your itinerary!
Paul_H, Sep 2022
Na Pali Coast Super Raft Adventure
Wow, what a great experience! Amazing crew, excellent knowledge of the history on the Napali Coast. Safety was stressed throughout. Definitely recommend this trip. A good mixture of sight seeing, adventure and fun. Worth every penny!
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Wonderful adventure
Gudrun_Z, Feb 2023
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
What a wonderful adventure- Greg and his team did a wonderful job. Whales, dolphins and sea turtles could be observed together with the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Mahalo!
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Na Pali Sunset Diner Cruise
Andrew_M, Jan 2023
Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
We highly recommend this charter. Captain Max, Kiley, and Gabe did a fantastic job. The Na Pali coast is breathtaking, the food was great, we saw dolphin and whales - we couldn’t of asked for more from our excursion.
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Spectacular
Rosa_S, Nov 2022
'IMILOA - Express Na Pali Sunset Tour
The view of the cliffs was more than I could ask for. Wonderful spectacular views of the Napali coast.
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Riding the waves so we...
Gail_K, Jan 2023
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Riding the waves so we could see the Na Pali coast. Seeing the whales and sea turtles. Enjoy Gods awesome creation with the best captain and crew
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We saw lots and lots of...
Kimberly_G, Jan 2023
Na Pali Coast Super Raft Adventure
We saw lots and lots of whales! Na Pali coastline is awe inspiring. Captain Miguel was wonderful and Cannon. The new super raft was a fun comfortable way to see the most beautiful parts of Kauai. Mahalo!
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Beautiful sunset cruise
Jeffrey_K, Jan 2023
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour
Although weather made the crew alter the original cruise off the Na Pali coast, the trip was just as beautiful. Dolphins…lots of playful dolphins putting on a show for us and whales highlighted the day. Amber and crew did any amazing job. Thoughtful and attentive. Good food, plenty of drinks and a wonderful time.
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Amber was our captain,...
Richard_B, Aug 2022
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour
Amber was our captain, and she did an amazing job letting us know when the waters were going to be rough. Her crew made sure we had everything we needed and was very attentive. Thank you for a great excursion up the NaPali coast!
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Amazing adventure
Laurent_F, Aug 2022
Kauai's Ultimate Na Pali Coast Zodiac Snorkeling & Sea Cave Eco Adventure
Nice adventure Great way to see, infuse and taste the NaPali coast; turtles, dolphins, caves, snorkling, scenic backgrounds, etc… It was all there….thanks to all the team Sea Riders
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Must see experience
Sean_R, Dec 2022
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
Great experience. The crew was exceptional and the views of the Kauai/Na Pali coast are a must see when on the island.
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Me and my friend both...
Ayisha_F, Dec 2022
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
Me and my friend both tested positive for Covid so we had to miss our trip but I will try to get one another time.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Na Pali Coast is a must-visit for first time visitors to Kauai.

  • Bring a rain jacket for boat and kayak tours and for hikes as it rains often on the Na Pali Coast.

  • Permits are required to hike the Kalalau Trail.

  • Some helicopter and boat tours are wheelchair accessible; inquire in advance.

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How to Get There

The Na Pali Coast stretches for 16 miles (26 kilometers) along Kauai’s northwest shore. No roads lead into the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, and much of the coast is inaccessible due its extremely rugged terrain and sheer cliffs. To reach the trailhead for the Kalalau Trail, follow highway 560 to the end of the road, just past Ha’ena State Park.

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When to Get There

Kauai’s weather is stable all year round, which makes it an excellent destination anytime of the year. The best time to hike the Kalalau Trail is during the dry season, which lasts from May through October. Winter is whale watching season, making it a great time for boat tours.

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Hiking the Kalalau (Na Pali Coast) Trail

The Na Pali coastline is only accessible by foot via the Kalalau Trail. Backpackers typically take 3 days or more to make this incredibly scenic 22-mile (34-kilometer) round-trip journey. The trail traverses steep cliffs, requires several river crossings, and is very strenuous in spots. Day hikers can venture to Hanakapi’ai Falls, but permits are required to hike past the falls, even if you don’t plan to camp.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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