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Snorkeling in Na Pali

Na Pali Tour experience turtle snorkeling

Nualolo Cove

There is something to be said about snorkeling with 2,000 foot high cliffs towering over you. Whether your face is below or above the water, youʻll be in complete awe with natures stunning beauty.

NaPali’s Best Snorkel Spot

Nualolo is our primary snorkeling destination which is easily the best snorkeling area on the entire Na Pali Coast. Fortunately for us, the majority of the Na Pali tour boats are prohibited from snorkeling in this area due to strict DLNR regulation which prevents higher capacity vessels from entering this protected reef site. We fall below the set passenger limit which allows us access to this pristine area.

Top Quality Equipment Supplied

Na Pali Experience provides and includes top quality snorkel gear for all passengers. This includes mask, snorkel, fins, and defogger. As for safety equipment, we have different styles of life vests in a variety of sizes for those who want a little extra help while in the water as well as noodles to use fore more support to float on.

Abundant Marine Life

Expect to see a variety of Hawaiian fish, green sea turtles, and maybe even a friendly white tipped reef shark or endemic and endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal. Octopuses, Eagle Rays, lobsters, and eels have also been spotted at our beloved Nualolo snorkel location.

Relax & Enjoy the Refreshments

For those who would rather stay high and dry, feel free to relax on the boat, listen to some music and get to know your captain. Our expert captains know Kauaʻi like the back of their hand and are always happy to share their island knowledge with you. Cool drinks, tasty snacks, and fresh fruit will be served during our one hour snorkel stop at Nualolo reef.

Epic Fun No Matter What!

On the rare days that we are unable to snorkel at Nualolo due to conditions, our back up plan is to find a deserted white sand beach with crystal clear water, anchor out, and have a fun swim. Sometimes we are unsure if this should be our back up plan or our preferred plan because the clarity of the water over the white sand bottom is a gorgeous and inviting sight. As you can see, Na Pali Coast makes it easy for us to have fun regardless of conditions.