Cruise Kauai’s awe-inspiring Na Pali Coast and see the forbidden Island of Niihau, Hawaii with porpoises and flying fish as your escorts. Snorkel Hawaii’s warm, clear sea amid a myriad of colorful reef fish. Glimpse rare endangered sea turtles and marvel at giant migrating whales. Create priceless memories of your Kauai adventure and the special beauty of Hawaii by sea.
Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is one of the most stupendous wilderness areas not only in Hawaii, but also in the entire Pacific. A favorite of film makers, its stunning vistas provided the primeval tropical backdrop in many films including Jurassic Park, Six Days, Seven Nights and King Kong to name only a few.
Precipitous cliffs and towering pinnacles form a natural barrier and limit access to its hidden verdant valleys, mysterious sea caves and pristine deserted beaches. Exploring the Na Pali by sea, one is treated to close-up sights viewed only by a lucky few.
From your relaxed vantage on deck, take in the awe-inspiring view of green peaks that dramatically rise into the clouds straight up from the ocean. Waterfalls cascade down their faces into blue sea caves carved into the lava cliffs below.
Niihau, the Forbidden Island of Hawaii
A relatively short ride in a catamaran across the Kauai-Niihau channel lies the mysterious “Forbidden Island” of Niihau, Hawaii visible only in silhouette from the west side of Kauai.
Your catamaran stays just offshore near Lehua Rock since the island is forbidden to all except those of true Hawaiian blood. Niihau’s population is roughly 250 people and the spoken language is Hawaiian.
Though no visitors are allowed onshore, its reefs are thriving with many types of rare and endangered sea life–Hawaiian Monk seals, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, sea turtles, rare sea birds and more.
Get a rare view of Niihau the Forbidden Island few have ever seen. Snorkeling in the open sea at Lehua Rock off the coast of Niihau is an unparalleled adventure in clear, warm waters.
Book an Exciting Boat and Snorkel Tour to the Fabulous
Na Pali Coast or to Niihau the Forbidden Island
Suite Paradise Kauai vacation rental guests receive a special 10% discount if they book in advance of their arrival.
No prepayment required so booking is as easy as making a telephone call.
Advance booking is a good idea to ensure space is available for these tours which entail some of the world’s most remarkable sights.
Choose from small and thrilling Zodiac boats (think Jacques Cousteau) to roomier, more comfortable and elegant catamarans propelled either primarily by sail with a power backup or solely by power.