Kauai - Niihau
Adults $195.00; Children 6-12 $139, no children under 6
aboard Holoholo's 65-foot high speed powercat specially designed for
this 7 hour supertour of the Na Pali coastline and the island
of Niihau. Check-in is at 6:00am at the Holoholo office one
block from the Port Allen small boat harbor on the south
shore of Kauai. A continental breakfast is served as you enjoy the
cruise up to the spectacular Na Pali coastline. The rugged
beauty of this area is truly a sight to behold! Witness sea caves,
waterfalls that drop from hanging valleys to the ocean below, and
see the Na Pali coast trail and the remote beaches that mark
this pristine wilderness area.
enjoying the Na Pali, your real adventure begins! The boat
crosses the channel to the forbidden and mysterious island of Niihau.
On the crossing it is common to encounter dolphins and melon-headed
whales! Upon arriving at Niihau the boat stops for snorkeling
at Lehua Rock, an islet on the northern tip of Niihau.
This volcanic caldera provides crystal-clear water for snorkeling.
Sometimes larger sea life can be seen swimming on the bottom almost
a hundred feet below!
gear is provided, and a deli lunch and beverages are served.
After you are done snorkeling the boat features an open bar for
beer, wine, and champagne.
Because the ocean is typically calmest early in the morning, this tour has a checkin around 6:15am (exact time varies slightly with the seasons; see your email confirmation for exact time). This
is a long tour ... about 7 hours in length. The channel crossing
can be rough; no pregnant woman, no one with neck or back injuries,
and no children under 6 are permitted.
reservations are necessary!
credit card number is required to guarantee a reservation with Holoholo
Charters. A 25% deposit will be charged on this tour by Hawaii Travel and Tours and the balance of the tour cost will be paid at check in.
HHC / D
The Niihau Supertour has
an early morning start time and leaves too early for day 1 in port.
The return time is too late for day 2 in port. We recommend that you do a
while you are on Maui, or
Kai snorkel tour
is an apt description for this adventure. No other trip will
allow you to see and do so much in one day! When I went out on
this tour I saw two different types of dolphins, melon headed
whales, snorkeled with a Hawaiian monk seal, watched a school
of mahi mahi frolick just a few yards away from the boat ... I
could go on and on. Generally, I find the Na Pali coast trips
to be outstanding for sightseeing but the snorkeling isn't all
that great. With this tour you get to see the beauty of the Na
Pali, AND combine it with wonderful snorkeling at Lehua. I've
never been on a tour where I saw so much diversity in terms of
larger marine animals.
This tour does NOT
actually stop and land at Niihau. You do get some nice views of the
island from just off-shore. You get a much better feel for the
geography of Niihau when you see it from this perspective.
I highly recommend
this tour but, and I repeat BUT ... the channel crossing on the way
back to Kauai can get rough. They do not allow anyone who is
pregnant, has neck or back injuries, or is under the age of 6 on