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😷 Health & Safety

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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Sea Cave Raft Adventure Snorkel

Napali Coast is famous for its numerous sea caves, beaches, and waterfalls so we have created an excursion that gets you up close to the action for adventure seekers looking for something exciting!

In our rigid inflatable raft we'll speed along and explore the hidden corners of the incredible coastline. Our nimble speed boats are maneuverable enough to enter multiple different miraculous caves, some with open ceilings and waterfalls flowing through them before finishing our adventure with snorkeling over the tropical coral reef.

*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

We'll shuttle you by dinghy from Hanalei Beach to our adventure tour boat waiting just offshore in the bay. Our crew will help dry transfer you onboard our tour boat, stow your gear safe and dry, and start up the twin 225hp engine. The adventure begins as we speed towards the Napali Coast, faster than any boat around at speeds of up to 30kts.

Once we are along the Napali Coast we will hug the coast and dodge in and out of multiple sea caves (open-ceilings caves, waterfalls caves, lava tube caves, etc) enjoy sightseeing the untouched beaches and valleys of Honopu and Kalalau, gaze at giant waterfalls running straight down to the ocean, while our guides tell stories and history of the area.

Next, we will find calm anchorage for snorkeling. The snorkeling location will depend on the conditions as the Captain has expert knowledge of the area and its numerous snorkeling locations to provide you with the best experience. If you’re new to snorkeling, our crew will be on-hand to provide instruction and pointers so you can get the most from your adventure.

Because of the Napali Coast's 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 you have a chance to snorkel and relax on the Napali Coast, we’ll serve a tasty sandwich lunch before we head back up the coast to Hanalei Bay.


Lunch Menu

  • Featuring sandwiches served on sub roll or gluten-free roll, locally sourced produce and house-made sauces
  • Turkey with Provolone Cheese, Lettuce and Red Onion
  • Veggie with Feta Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, Cucumber, Lettuce, Red Onion and Tomato
  • Kurobuta Ham with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce and Red Onion
  • Condiments: Basil-Garlic Aioli, Pesto, Mayo or Mustard
  • Assorted Chips & Local Kauai Kookies
  • Beverages Include: Bottled Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices

Tour Includes

  • Narrarated Napali Coast Tour with Snorkeling
  • Gourmet Deli Sandwich Lunch
  • Lots of dry storage space in the boat
  • Outside boat seating
  • Underwater ladder for easy entry and exit
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction is included
  • Snorkeling Flotation available
  • The chance to see humpback whales (seasonally Dec-April)

Disclaimer

This is a once-and-a-lifetime adventure. It may not be suitable for individuals who are physically challenged. Those who suffer from motion sickness should take precautions. Safety and your experience are always our top priority. Ocean conditions can sometimes turn rough, therefore all tour routes and destinations are subject to change due to weather. Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions.


Duration

5 hours

Address

Check-in is located at:

The Tahiti Nui Restaurant - 5-5134 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714


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. For parties of 6 or more people, reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to avoid charges.
• There is a late rescheduling fee (24 hours prior to check in) of $25 per person plus tax.