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Na Pali Coast

Seeing the Entire Na Pali

Here at Na Pali Experience, we understand the importance of getting your moneys worth for an entire tour. It is something that we’ve held our standards for during the past seven seasons. Thats why, we are one of the few companies that take you along the entire Na Pali Coast! The larger boats, turn around at Kalalau Valley because they come from a farther distance. Because we leave from Kekaha Harbor, it is the closest harbor to the Na Pali Coast that is located on the west side of the island. A good amount of time is actually spent along the west side trying to get to the Na Pali. What the passengers on those larger boats don’t realize is that beyond Kalalau Valley, there are amazing waterfalls, caves, valleys, and amazing must-sees! Thats why we explore and go the…

Na Pali Experience Captains

For seven seasons, Na Pali Experience has been providing the best tours along the Na Pali Coast. The company started back in 2012, with the owner as the only captain and a single boat. Seven years, four boats, and eleven captains later, we are the number one tour company on the Na Pali Coast!  With…

Miloli’i Valley

Milolii was once an old Hawaiian fishing village, with its own source of fresh water, the Hawaiians that once lived in this valley flourished. The Milolii reef protects sea turtles, fish, and monk seals from larger predators which was perfect for fishing and catching their own food.  Milolii also has a stream which flows from…

Waterfalls Along the Na Pali Coastline

Kauai is so fortunate to be the wettest island and is also nicknamed The Garden Island. Waterfalls are so abundant here, especially on the North Shore and in along the Coast. The Na Pali Coast is home to many water falls and each one of them is unique and special. In order to see every…

Brief Kauai History

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Island chain. Kauai is approximately 5.1 million years old and it was formed by volcanic activity, wind and other elements. Kauai has many special elements to it, The Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon are two that are most predominant and that stick out. No other island has…

Kauai Sea Cave-Wai’ahu’akua

The Na Pali Coast is filled with several amazing beaches, caves, reefs, and views. One of the benefits of exploring the coast with us on our small catamarans is that we are able to access every single sea cave! Adventuring each cave is one of our favorite things to do on tour. Each cave is…

Kauai Accommodations

Na Pali Experience leaves from Kikiaʻola Small Boat Harbor, which is located at the very far end of the island on the west side. We understand this can be a bit out of the way from where you might be staying on the island so we want to give you a few suggestions where to stay!…

Protect our Hawaii Reef

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…

Open Ceiling Cave

Visiting the Open Ceiling cave is a fan favorite when it comes to the sea caves along the Na Pali Coast! The cave was not always as it is today, it was once a hallowed out lava tube. Over the years, erosion and power waves caused the top of the cave to collapse and created…

One of the Wettest Spots on Earth

Kaua’i is home to One the wettest spot on earth. Mount Waialeale receives over to 450 inches of rain every year and is one of the reasons that Kaua’i is nicknamed the Garden Island. The amount of rain that Kaua’i gathers is why our island is so lush and green and has an abundance of…