Holoholo Charters Na Pali Cruise Leila

Sail along the Na Pali coast to pristine snorkel sights

Holoholo Charters Na Pali Cruise Leila snorkeling

Snorkel with schools of tropic fish in crystal blue waters

Holoholo Charters Na Pali Cruise Leila sailing along Na Pali Coast

Along the way, you will see waterfalls, sea caves and shear cliffs!

Holoholo Charters Na Pali Cruise Leila waterslide

Slide into the crystal blue waters. Snorkel. swim, or just float!

Holoholo Charters Na Pali Cruise Leila snorkeling with Hawaiian green sea turtle

Close encounters with a "honu"- the gentle Hawaiian green sea turtle

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For true tradewind sailing on Kauai join the crew of Holoholo Charters on the Leila Na Pali Snorkel Sail tour. You will sail aboard “Leila”, a beautiful 48′ sailing catamaran. When the winds permit, they sail while having you are enjoying a continental breakfast on the way to the Na Pali Coast. As you head toward your destination the crew will be entertaining you with stories of the Hawaiians who once lived in this beautiful area. Considered to be “The Jewel of Kauai” with 3,000 foot cliffs, green valleys, hidden beaches, secluded waterfalls and breathtaking beauty, the Na Pali coast is a sight to be enjoyed from sea level.

Don’t forget about Holoholo’s signature trip to the Na Pali and Niihau!

General Information
Schedule: Daily at 8am (time may vary by seasons)

Duration: 5 hours

Reservations: A credit card number is required to confirm your tour date as Holoholo Charters will charge for this event when your reservation is finalized.

Check In: Holoholo Charters Office at Port Allen Marina Center. Check in time changes seasonally; summertime is around 7am and wintertime is around 8am. Your email confirmation will give you an exact check in time.

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

Included in the Tour: Snorkel gear, continental breakfast, gourmet deli style buffet lunch, soft drinks, beer, & wine.

Restrictions: The minimum age for this tour is 6 and pregnant women or those with neck or back injuries may not participate.

What to Bring & Wear: Wear swimsuits and bring a towel and sunscreen.

Vessel: 50 foot Sailing Catamaran

Capacity: 37

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

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Sail along the Na Pali coast
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Spend the day with sea turtles!

CLeila Na Pali Snorkel Sailruise Ship Passengers

The Sunset Motor Tour is available for cruise ship passengers who are on one of the NCL ships that overnight in Nawiliwili. You can do the sunset tour on day one; You will need a rental car since the check-in location is about 40 minutes from the cruise ship dock.

 

The Morning Snorkel Tour doesn’t work for cruise ship passengers. The departure on day one is too early and the return time on day two is too late. We recommend doing a snorkel tour on Maui or Kona instead. See Molokini Snorkel Tours on Maui and Kona Snorkel Tours on the Hula Kai for more information.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

The Na Pali coastline is truly breathtaking … because of the scenic beauty and open ocean exposure, these trips are often better for sightseeing than for snorkeling. This is especially true during winter when this area gets big swells. Sailing catamarans have a wonder feel to them … and Holoholo’s “Leila” is likely to sail for at least part of the trip. There is nothing like the silence of cutting through the water without the roar of a diesel engine! Lying on the trampoline at the front of the boat you’ll find yourself saying “Job? What job???”

The afternoon trip on the Holoholo powered catamaran has one advantage over the sailing catamarans though … because this boat doesn’t have a mast, it is possible for them to actually pull this large boat inside some of the sea caves. When I was out with Holoholo, the captain skillfully maneuvered us into one of these caves. As we approached the opening I said to myself, “There is no way this boat is going to fit in there.” Two minutes later the sky disappeared and my eyes adjusted to the dim lighting of one of Na Pali’s mysterious sea caves. This is possible in summer months, but only infrequently during lulls in the winter swells.

If you are staying on Kauai for your entire vacation, I’d do one of these morning trips … or maybe the Holoholo Supertour to Niihau (which has the best snorkeling of all the Kauai trips). A wonderful and romantic tour along the coast is the Na Pali Sunset Cruise. If you are going to spend some time on Maui or the Big Island, I’d do an afternoon scenic tour of the Na Pali while on Kauai, and then do a nice morning snorkel trip on either the Pride of Maui (a Molokini / Turtle Town trip) or the Fairwind (a wonderful snorkel trip that sails from Kona on the Big Island).

The Na Pali coast and snorkeling is “conditions permitting” … while the tours normally go to the Na Pali, the captain will select the tour destinations with the comfort and safety of passengers in mind.