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Guest Health & Safety Policies

Holo Holo Charters knows the importance of protecting beautiful Kaua’i. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of our guests, employees, and small island community. We look forward to providing safe and exciting ocean adventures for you, our extended ‘ohana.

Guests are required to complete a digital health waiver as well as a COVID-19 health screening prior to proceeding on tour.

We are taking additional care to minimize the risks associated with travel and group activities. We ask that all guests follow the guidelines below and practice care with health and hygiene. If you or any member of your party has been feeling ill, please let us know as soon as possible.

  1. Face masks are required for all guests and Holo Holo employees when indoors.

  2. If you or any member of your party have had symptoms related to COVID-19 including sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. we request that you stay home and seek medical care.

  3. Please sanitize your hands prior to entering our office and prior to boarding our vessel. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

  4. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times. Maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other guests who are not a part of your family/group whenever possible.

  5. Please cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Company Health & Safety Policies

We are taking additional steps in our daily operations by cleaning, disinfecting and updating protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees. Our policies adhere to the U.S. Coast Guard’s COVID-19 safety requirements, CDC recommendations and local requirements.

Our commitment to you:

  1. We have increased our cleaning and sanitization procedures onboard the vessels to exceed CDC guidelines, including physical cleaning with EPA-approved disinfectant. Additional hand sanitizer stations are available throughout our office and the vessels for your safety.

  2. Frequent wipe-downs of high-touch common areas are performed in our office and onboard our vessels.

  3. Holo Holo checks all employee temperatures daily. Any employee having a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be permitted to work to ensure the safety of our employees and guests. Each employee is required to pass a health screening before clocking in for their shift.

  4. All complimentary snorkeling gear (snorkel, mask, fins, and flotation devices), are cleaned and sanitized before and after every use, using protocols and products suggested by the CDC.

  5. All on-board meals are served in accordance with state requirements.

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Niihau Island Snorkeling Catamaran

This is the ultimate adventure in the Hawaiian Island chain, a boat charter out along the Napali Coast and onward to the Forbidden Island of Niihau and snorkeling off it's neighboring Lehua Crater.

Locals regard Niihau and Lehua as the most remote area in all of Hawaii. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to see it with your own eyes, and snorkel it's pristine reef in a safe and comfortable setting on one of the finest boats on Kauai.

*Please book early as tours often fill up 3-5 days in advance. Booking your tour early in your vacation window is a good idea in case weather forces us to postpone your tour.

*For safety, no children under 6 years of age or pregnant women allowed on this tour.

What to Expect

Leaving Port Allen, located on the South Shore of Kauai, our luxurious 65ft power catamaran will head up towards the Napali Coast where we will enjoy sightseeing the untouched beaches, pristine valleys, sea caves, and waterfalls while our guides tell stories and history of the area.

We will be serving a continental breakfast during this portion of the tour.

Breakfast Includes

  • Scrambled Eggs with Sautéed Veggies
  • Assorted Fresh Baked Pastries
  • Mixed Tropical Fruit Platter (GF/V)
  • Beverages Include: Medium Roast Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices

Next, we head across the channel to the "Forbidden Island" of Niihau. When we arrive at Niihau your captain will choose our snorkel spot with the best conditions. Once chosen, our friendly and highly trained crew will assist you with snorkeling instructions to make sure your having a relaxing and enjoyable experience in the water.

Because Niihau / Lehua are the oldest of the islands in the chain, and had the most time for erosion to shape and carve the lava rock, they are the home to the most unique underwater lava formations such as lava tubes and arches. And because of the area sheer remoteness, the coral reef is the healthiest in Hawaii attracting a variety of marine life such as tropical fish, green sea turtles, spotty eagle rays, eels, and even the occasional pod of dolphins.

After snorkeling, enjoy a gourmet deli-style buffet lunch. Choose from a variety of deli meats, cheeses, veggies and breads to make your sandwich a work of art! Also included are pasta and fresh fruits. Assorted soft drinks are served throughout the tour, with beer and wine served after snorkeling. While you are eating we talk story about the island, the people and history of Niihau

Lunch Includes

  • Whole Wheat Loaf + Sourdough Rolls
  • Select Deli Meats and Cheeses: Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Salami, Cheddar, Jack, Provolone and Swiss
  • Condiments & Vegetables: Lettuce, Tomato, Clover or Local Sprouts, Onion, Pickles, and Pepperoncini
  • Bowtie Penne Pasta Salad with Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Parmesan Cheese and Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette (V)
  • Vegetable Platter: Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (GF/V) and Spinach Dip (V)
  • Homemade Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
  • Beverages Include: Beer, Wine, Ginger Beer, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices

Tour Includes

  • Lehua Crater, Niihau’s North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more!
  • Continental breakfast and buffet lunch
  • Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel
  • Comfortable seating inside and outside the boat's cabin
  • Dry space in the cabin for storage
  • 2 large tables with seating for dining
  • 2 bathrooms onboard
  • Swim step at the stern for ease of ocean entry and exit
  • Freshwater Shower for rinsing after snorkeling
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction is included
  • Snorkeling Flotation Available
  • The chance to see humpback whales (seasonally Dec-April)

The Charter Boat


7 hours


Our Boat are Located in Port Allen - 4353 Waialo Rd Suite 5A, Eleele, HI 96705

Cancellation Policy

The Captain reserves the right to refuse service due to safety and/or health conditions.

  • All tour routes and snorkel destinations are subject to change or may re-route due to weather and sea conditions.
  • All no-shows or tours cancelled within 24 hours of check-in time is a 100% charge of full fare.
  • Parties of 1-5 people must cancel before 24 hours of their check in time to receive a full refund.
  • For parties of 6 or more people, reservations must be cancelled at least 7 days in advance to avoid charges.
  • There is a late rescheduling fee (24 hours prior to check in) of $25 per person plus tax.