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What Months Have Na Pali Coast Boat Tours

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The Na Pali Coast is a breathtaking stretch of coastline on the island of Kauai. Many travelers are drawn to it because it has been featured in many major motion pictures, including Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. This beautiful landmark boasts tropical rainforests, lush valleys, and steep cliffs with panoramic views from the sea. Visitors come from all over the world to experience its beauty first hand by taking guided tours, such as ours at Kauai Sea Tours.

Taking boat tours is the best way to experience the Na Pali Coast in all of its glory. In fact, it’s the best way to experience the coast year-round.

May – August – Snorkeling Tours (Lucky Lady, ‘Imiloa, Rafting)

Snorkeling tours near the Na Pali Coast are a great way for travelers who may not be as experienced on the water to see all of the sea life that flourishes beneath this stretch of ocean. Kauai Sea Tours offers a variety of guided Na Pali tours including snorkeling, dinner, sunset and morning tours. These fun snorkeling tours usually take place in the warmer months of Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Not only can you take a day tour, but you can also take a sunset snorkeling tour which runs from April through September. Sunset snorkeling tours last about five and a half hours and operate daily. At Kauai Sea Tours, we provide all of the gear–snorkels, life jackets, and fins–you just need to bring your towel, sunscreen, camera, and jacket, and wear a swimsuit! You will also have the opportunity to view some of Kauai’s spectacular scenery including waterfalls and lush valleys, all lit up by a gorgeous sunset.

September – April – Sunset Tours (Lucky Lady, ‘Imiloa)

Sunset dinner tours are another fantastic way to explore the Na Pali Coast. This tour is ideal for families, older travelers, and couples looking for a romantic adventure. Some sunset snorkeling tours, as mentioned above, take place from September through April. However, for those that don’t care to snorkel, there are Sunset tours of the Na Pali Coast from October through March.

Year-Round – Rafting Tours (half-day tours)

Rafting tours are another great way to explore the Na Pali Coast! The rugged Na Pali coast is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, so getting a closer look by rafting along the coastline is an absolute must.

Raft tours are available through Kauai Sea Tours. They use rigid-hull rafts that are perfect for exploring this coastline. Because of the terrain, it is necessary to include a guide on your trip who is an expert at navigating the waters. They will know exactly where to go and how to avoid snags or other obstacles that might damage their vessel. These tours also use professionals equipped with first aid training. These raft tours offer snorkeling opportunities as well as a chance to explore the numerous sea caves along the coast. Na Pali Coast rafting tours usually run between April and September.

Kauai Sea Tours is also one of the few companies that have a permit to visit Nu’alolo Kai Beach. This is a sacred place and is only reachable by boat or raft from May through August. Nu’alolo Kai was once home to an ancient fishing village and is considered a Hawaiian temple (Heiau). Across this sacred area, you’ll find petroglyphs, monk seals, tropical fish, and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Year-Round – Private Charters

Want a private tour of the Na Pali Coast? You can charter any of our vessels to give you a tour of the Na Pali Coast. You can charter a catamaran or raft year-round for all sorts of fun adventures on the water.

Take A Na Pali Coast Boat Tour with Kauai Sea Tours

Kauai Sea Tours offers great day tours, snorkeling tours, dinner tours and much more. Our guides are knowledgeable about the area and will help to show you the Na Pali Coast like never before.

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