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Protect our Hawaii Reef

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The ocean is such a big part of what we do here at Na Pali Experience. It is super important to us to take care of the ocean which we operate our daily tours and the marine life that live in it. With that being said, there is something that we can do to help…

3 Ways to See Na Pali


  The Na Pali Coast is one of the most amazing and beautiful sights to see in all of Hawaii. If you visit Hawai’i-more specifically Kaua’i-taking a tour of the Na Pali Coast is a must! There are several different tour options when considering seeing the Coast of the Na Pali. The first option is…

Reef Safe Sunscreen

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At Na Pali Experience we are committed to keeping our precious Na Pali Coast pristine and preserved for everyone to enjoy. We are proud to take responsibility in being sustainable, low-impact and eco-friendly operation. Nualolo Kai, our Na Pali snorkeling spot on our Na Pali Coast tour, is home to an active reef with a lot of…

Hawaiin Words for Your Na Pali Coast Tour

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At Na Pali Experience, we love sharing Hawaiian culture with our guests! One of the easiest ways to get started is to share the beautiful language of the islands. Here are some Hawaiian words that you might hear on your Na Pali Coast tour. Aloha – Hello, Goodbye, I Love You. Aloha is a common…

4 Tips for Ecofriendly Travel in Hawaii


1) Rise Above Plastics Buy a reusable water  bottle opposed to buying plastic water bottles at the store. Americans are using 50 billion water bottles each year and only recycle 23% of the plastic bottles. This adds up to 38 billion water bottles into the landfills. Hawaii’s landfills are at max capacity, needed us to export…

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

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Hawaii is home to five species of sea turtles. Olive ridleys, loggerheads, green, hawkbills and leatherbacks. Green sea turtles nests in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and are the most commonly seen near shore on Kauai. In Hawaiian culture, the green turtle, Honu, is a spiritual guardian or aumakua, not to be hunted or harmed. Honu…

Dolphins You’ll See on Na Pali Coast Tour


Dolphin encounters are one of highlight of any Na Pali Coast Boat Trip. We have over a 90% chance of seeing dolphins out on our Morning Magic tour. The Hawaiian word for dolphin is Nai’a. There are 4 kinds of dolphins in the Hawaiian waters, and the two most common species spotted in the waters…

Na Pali Coast Clean Up

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We were so stoked to take part of the 1st Annual Na Pali Coast Clean Up. Na Pali Experience, Na Pali Pirates and our friends who work and play on the coast got together to collect trash along the 17 miles of coastline. 2,000 lbs of marine debris were collected and almost all of it…