Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Experience the beauty of Kauai's southern shore on a fun and fast rafting adventure!

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Witness the breathtaking humpback whales from the ocean level!

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Keep your eyes out for playful dolphins and sea turtles

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Learn about the gentle giants, and listen to their whale songs on a hydrophone

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Enjoy this bouncy, exciting, and educational tour!

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For those visiting Kauai in the winter months, the Kipu Kai Snorkel and Whale Watch offers an excellent opportunity for guests to encounter humpback whales, dolphins, and sea turtles.  View the humpback whales from the ocean level on their raft.   The gentle giants make Hawaii their home from November thru April, and you can listen to the mysterious whale songs on a hydrophone. Witness the natural beauty of Kauai’s southern shores, which is a spectacular area rarely seen by anyone other than local fishermen in their own boats. This coastline is sometimes referred to as Kauai’s “Little Na Pali Coast.” The captain will stop at different locations for snorkeling over reefs and observing tropical fish and sea turtles. Learn about Hawaii’s ocean life from a marine naturalist, as well as Kauai’s history and legends.  Although this raft adventure is less demanding than their longer Na Pali cruises, guests need to be in good physical condition. The tour is bouncy, fast, and you have to hold on and you WILL get wet. Be prepared for an exciting and educational adventure!

General Information
Schedule: 7 days a week from December through April

Check In: 8:15am at the small boat harbor in Port Allen on Kauai’s south shore.

GPS: 4353 Waialo Rd, Eleele, HI 96705 Click to view map

Tour includes: Snorkel gear, deli style lunch (ham, turkey, & cheese), fresh baked cookies, chips, juices, sodas, and bottled water.  Vegetarian wraps available on request.

What to Bring & Wear: This is an open ocean tour, and you will get wet.  Wear your bathing suit, light cover-up, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen.  They recommend wearing board shorts for extra comfort.  Bring a beach bag with non-spray sunscreen, towel, camera, and a cover-up.  Bring any medication you need to take, and any allery or insect protections.  If you are sensitive to motion of the ocean, they suggest taking preventatives well in advance.  They recommend leaving non-essential electronics and valuables on shore, and protect cameras and phones from the water.

Gear Provided:  They provide dry bags for you to share as well as gloves and rain gear.

Tour length: 4 hours

Vessel:  Custom designed 24 ft. adventure craft

Capacity: 14

Restrictions:  Minimum age is 7. No pregnant women, and no one with neck or back injuries permitted on the tour. Recommended for physically fit outdoor enthusiasts, takes some endurance. Maximum weight is 250 pounds.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event

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The Kipu Kai Snorkel and Whale Watch leaves too early in the morning for this tour to work for cruise ship passengers. We recommend that you do a Molokini Snorkel Tour while you are on Maui, or the Hula Kai Snorkel Tour in Kona.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

We highly recommend getting out on the ocean and experiencing the parts of Kauai that are inaccessible by any roads. The most famous of these area is the Na Pali coast, which is arguably the most beautiful ocean coastline in the world. Large winter swells make snorkeling on the north shore of Kauai impossible, so in those winter months Kauai Sea Tours offers this great snorkeling alternative. Kipu Kai is a remote beach on Kauai’s southeast coast with towering cliffs, blowholes, and fantastic rock formations along the way … you can’t drive to this area or see it any other way. It is one of my favorite areas to visit by boat. MANY people who LIVE here on Kauai have never had the opportunity to see Kipu Kai. We’re excited to offer this south shore adventure to our wintertime guests.