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3 Reasons to Take a Rafting Tour of the Na Pali Coast

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The Na Pali Coast is a remote area on the northwest part of Kauai in Hawaii. It is inaccessible by roads and can only be reached overland by hiking or by sea via raft, paddleboard, or kayak. It is known as a terrific area for hiking, wildlife watching, snorkeling, and swimming. Rafting tours through the region are available, and they are an adventure you should not miss during your trip to the Islands.

3 Reasons to Take a Rafting Tour of the Na Pali Coast

1. Get a Close-up Look at Sea Life

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It is against federal law for boat or rafting tours to chase dolphins. However, they are such curious and sociable creatures that they very frequently approach boat and raft tourists of their own accord. They sometimes put on a veritable sideshow of leaping, splashing, and chattering and you know they’re just showing off. Another frequent—and popular—visitor to the rafts is the great Hawaiian sea turtle, with its huge flippers and stately shell. A chance viewing of either creature is something you’ll take with you and remember forever.

2. Explore Caves & Waterfalls

Weather and water conditions permitting, a rafting tour around the Na Pali Coast includes exploring some of the many sea caves that dot the island. Leaving the bright sunshine for the dim shelter of the caves is like traveling back in time—or even to another world. Moreover, the island features numerous waterfalls. Under the right conditions, your raft guide will take you in close enough that you can feel the spray.

3. Learn Hawaiian History

The rafting tour also includes a fascinating introduction to Hawaiian history and culture and a recounting of popular Polynesian legends. Some packages even include a hiking tour of an ancient Hawaiian village and a delicious picnic lunch on the beach.

Hawaii features some of the most beautiful landscapes and most fascinating tourist attractions in the world, and a rafting tour around the Na Pali coast of Kauai lets you explore some of the best of these. On your next trip to the island, contact Kauai Sea Tours to go dolphin watching, cave exploring, and to have an adventure you’ll never forget. Raft tours last between 3 and 6.5 hours. Also available are catamaran tours focused on snorkeling, whale watching, and sunset dinners.

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