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Reef Safe Sunscreen

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

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…

Our Favorite Places to Eat on Kauai’s Westside

A day out on Na Pali Coast will certainly work up a healthy appetite. After 5 hours of riding on the coast, zipping in and out of sea caves and snorkeling at Nualolo, you will be ready to chow down! Waimea is the town right before Kikialoa Boat Harbor and has tons of great options…

Na Pali Engagements and Weddings

Kaua’i is lover’s paradise and Na Pali coast is the perfect place to take your beloved on a special trip of a lifetime. Our private tours are the perfect way to celebrate your trip to Kauai, and even a more perfect way to make your engagement or wedding extra special. Na Pali Coast Engagement We…

The Best Pineapple of Your Life

The reviews are in – people love our pineapple! Our captains have killer knife skills and carve up the pineapple right there while the Na Pali Coast tour is anchored at Nualolo. Something about the combination of the salt water, warm weather and sweet local pineapple, perfectly chilled and freshly cut, make it the very best! “…Abraham…

Snorkeling in Na Pali

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…

Na Pali Sea Caves

As beautiful as the Na Pali Coast cliffs are, its her sea caves that really make this place unique. While the majority of the boats that tour Na Pali Coast are too large to enter the sea caves, our catamarans are the perfect size to explore all the sea caves up close. Waiʻnapanapa Sea Cave Our…

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

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…

5 Things You Must Do When you Visit Kauai

  Hike in Koke’e Koke’e State Park is a great place for day hiking. The trails are full of lush native vegetation, unparalleled views of Waimea Canyon and Na Pali coast, and many native birds. Our favorites are Awa’awapuhi or Alakai Swamp trail, but there are many trails to choose from. Eat Local Kauai has an…

Private Na Pali Coast Boat Tour

Celebrating a milestone birthday? Family reunion?  Destination wedding? A private Na Pali Coast adventure with Na Pali Experience is the perfect group activity for any family or group of friends on vacation. Our small catamarans are the best to experience Na Pali and can fit up to 6 passengers per boat. If your group consists of more than 6 passengers,…

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…