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Hanalei to Na Pali Coast Boat

Depart from Hanalei, on the lush North Shore or Kauai – just 15 minutes away from the Na Pali coast!

Experience the boat IKAIKA, the limousine of the catamaran boats - a sleek, stable and 32 feet long with 500 horsepower, we get there fast. Our unique design allows our power catamaran to be the only company out of Hanalei to get in all the caves (conditions allowing).

Explore secluded beaches, ancient Hawaiian sites, tropical reefs, majestic valleys, sea caves and thousand-foot waterfalls. See where movies like South Pacific, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more!

What to Expect

Start the Na Pali Coast adventure from the beautiful and romantic Hanalei Bay. Hanalei Bay is a beautiful natural port that makes for easy beach loading. From here we embark on an adventure of a lifetime covering the full 15 miles of the Na Pali Coast.

As we first head out, be camera ready and keep your eyes open for pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, monk seals, whales (in season) and other marine life.

Our knowledgeable crew provides narration as they take you down this secluded coastline to a land lost in time. We love to pull under cascading waterfalls that drop into the ocean, alongside majestic cliffs and explore ancient sea caves. We’ll stop for a 45 min. – 1 hour for lunch on aboard and jump in the water for swimming and snorkeling. The return ride back to Hanalei is a guaranteed Hawaiian roller coaster ride!

Tour Disclosure: Northerly surf swells can affect snorkel spots and prevent safe exploration near sea cliffs and caves. Sea cave entry and snorkeling cannot be guaranteed in advance for safety reasons at anytime during the year. From the months of October - February there is no snorkeling at all.

Seasonal Disclosure: Due to heightened ocean activity September – February, and because the boat is not stationary when boarding near the tide line, this tour is not recommended for anyone over 70 years old for safety reasons.


  • Knowledgable and Friendly Crew
  • Narrated Boat Tour
  • Light sandwich lunch
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Snorkel gear (summer months only)
  • Max Capacity of only 18 people


  • Guests must be prepared to be exposed to the elements and ride an open vessel with NO bathroom. It always rains in Hanalei but we travel west towards the drier side!
  • Guests must be in good general health and able to climb a vertical dive ladder from shallow waters to board and disembark, sometimes in small surf. Hanalei Bay is a natural port with NO loading docks.
  • Anyone pregnant, under age 4, with a serious health concern (ie neck or back issues, heart condition, etc.), weighs 300lbs +, gone through recent surgery or who tests positive for COVID-19 is not permitted.


4 hours


Kauhale Center, 4489 Aku Road, Hanalei, HI 96714

Cancellation Policy

Advance notice required to rebook without penalty and cancel with full refund:

  • 1 - 4 passengers = 48 hours
  • 5 - 9 passengers = 72 hours
  • 10 + passengers = 96 hours
  • Private charters require a 7 day advance notice.

No refunds for reasons including but not limited to late arrivals or no show, late cancellation or late request to rebook, rainy conditions, sea sickness, modified tour route and/or water activity.
Note: If a 4 hour tour is reduced to a sight see only tour due to unforeseen circumstances, then a partial refund will be issued to honor the lesser tour rate. Na Pali Coast Hanalei Tours reserves the right to deny service for any reason.