Kauai Sunset Cruise humpback whale breaching

See whales off the majestic cliffs and pinnacles

Kauai Sunset Cruise Holoholo Charter 65' power catamaran

Smooth sailing on Holoholo’s 65′ power catamaran

Kauai Sunset Cruise Na Pali Coast

3,000 foot cliffs, green valleys, hidden beaches

Kauai Sunset Cruise sunset over Niihau

Spectacular sunsets over Niihau

Kauai Sunset Cruise Na Pali Coast

Keep on the lookout for dolphins and whales

Kauai Sunset Cruise romantic sunset

Dinner, beer, wine and champagne at sunset

Kauai Sunset Cruise beautiful sunset

Romance and adventure!

COVID-19 UPDATE: This tour is operating now with reduced capacity … and it is selling out WEEKS in advance. Make reservations NOW for July and August!!!
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For those who are more interested in the scenery of the coast rather than the snorkeling, the Na Pali sunset cruise is perfect for you! Sightsee the Na Pali and experience a Kauai sunset on board Holoholo’s 65′ power catamaran. The late afternoon and early evening sun frequently cast a dramatic light upon the majestic cliffs and pinnacles of the Na Pali. On board you will enjoy a scrumptious light meal, soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne at sunset. As you head toward your destination the crew will be entertain you with stories of the Hawaiians who once lived in this remote 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 Ni‘ihau!

General Information

Schedule: This tour operates 7 days a week.

Reservations: A credit card number is required to confirm your tour. Holoholo Charters will charge your credit card at the time your reservation is finalized.

Check In: Check in at 2:00pm (time varies by season) at Port Allen Marina CenterUnit 2B.   From 2/1/2019 – 3/31/2019 check-in time is at 2:30pm.

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

Included in the Tour:  Heavy appetizers, Mai tais, beer, wine, soft drinks during cruise. Sunset champagne toast.

Tour length: 3.5  hours

Vessel:  65 ft.  Power Catamaran

Capacity: 49

Restrictions: Minimum age is 5. Holoholo Charters does not allow pregnant women or people with neck or back injuries on any of their tours. Pacemakers and/or defibrillators are prohibited on all Na Pali Coast Tours departing from Port Allen.

What to Bring & Wear: Casual beach attire. Light jacket.

Cancellation Policy: For parties of 1-5, cancellation must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event. For parties of 6 or more, cancellation must be made a minimum of 7 full days prior to tour date.

na pali sunset
A romantic evening on the Pacific
whale watching
Majestic whales int the winter season

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The Na Pali Sunset Cruise 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 in port.  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 in port 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 for 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 sheer cliffs and wide 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. The afternoon trip on the Holoholo powered catamaran has one advantage over the sailing catamarans … because this boat doesn’t have a mast, it is possible for them to actually pull this large boat inside of 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 most of the time 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 this trip… or maybe the Holoholo Supertour to Niihau (which has the best snorkeling of all the Kauai trips). If you are going to spend some time on Maui or the Big Island I’d do an afternoon sightseeing 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 tour and snorkeling is “conditions permitting” … while the trips normally go all the way to the Na Pali, the captain will select the tour destinations with the comfort and safety of the passengers in mind.