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Napali Snorkel Sail | Holo Holo Charters

For true trade wind sailing on Kauai, join Holo Holo Charters aboard Leila a beautiful 50' sailing catamaran. Nobody sails more and it's not uncommon to attain speeds up to 18 knots (about 20mph)! Napali means “the cliffs” and you will see how apt that name is when you gaze upon its world-renown 3,500-foot heights, green valleys, waterfalls and hidden beaches. As you head for our destination your crew will entertain you with stories of the Hawaiians who once lived there. The Napali Coast is a sight to be enjoyed from sea level!

 

  • 3,500 Foot Heights, Green Valleys, Waterfalls & Hidden Beaches
  • Continental Breakfast And Gourmet Deli Lunch
  • Snorkeling Equipment Included, Waterslide

Napali Snorkel Sail

Say yes to adventure and get ready for an activity-filled morning on their exclusive Kauai snorkeling tour. Holo-Holo Charters invites you to go sailing on their Kauai-built catamaran named, Leila. To top off the experience you will go snorkeling and voyage to Kauai’s world-famous Napali Coast! Breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snorkel gear are all included in this exciting, action-packed tour for the whole family.

Once on board, they will set up a continental breakfast to enjoy as you motor west and north, beginning your incredible Napali boat tour. Your captain and crew will point things out along the way and narrate the journey with the impressive facts, history, stories, and legends of the fascinating Napali Coast. Every day on the Napali is a unique blessing, and she will charm you with her nai’a (dolphins), honu (turtles), her steep, dramatic pali (cliffs), wailele (waterfalls), anuenue (rainbows) and so much more. Photo opportunities abound so make sure you bring your camera!

Your captain will use his or her discretion and pick out the optimal snorkeling location for the day depending on the ocean conditions. All of the snorkel gear you need; including fins, goggles and flotation devices are provided. They’ll give you some snorkeling best-practices as well, so you can feel confident and have the best time in the water. There’s no better way to enter the water than by going down Leila’s waterslide! It makes for one of the most memorable, family-friendly things to do on Kauai. As long as conditions permit, you’ll hang and enjoy the snorkel session for about fifty minutes, so take a few trips down the waterslide and spend some time getting to know the underwater world.

They’ve got some tasty, locally made lunch with all the fixings, to keep your belly full as you fill up on memories and quality time with your loved ones. Water, juices and sodas are provided throughout the day, but only after snorkeling we can start enjoying beers, wine and seltzers for those that care for a midday adult beverage. It’s five o’clock somewhere, right?

After snorkeling and sightseeing is typically the best time for your crew to raise the main and unfurl the jib. Your captain will kill the motors and swoosh, your sailing, and experiencing this ancient and beautiful custom of traveling by the power of the wind. This is no doubt Leila’s favorite part of the day; she’s definitely living her best life when she’s sailing on Kauai and especially when she’s sailing the Napali Coast! Here’s the thing with sailing, if you’re heading downwind, you’re in heaven. Whereas, upwind can be a bit bumpy and wet. Leila is a motorized sailing catamaran, so we get the best of both world’s—they cruise on her motors upwind in the morning (much more comfortable!) and she sails later in the day, when we’re going downwind. When weather is cooperating, you’ll typically get about thirty minutes of true, trade-wind sailing.

Safely back at the dock in Port Allen, they’ll say aloha and let you carry on the afternoon with a little extra pep in your step–having just experienced one of the most refreshing, awe-inspiring, and visually spectacular mornings of your life!

Your Tour Includes

  • See the Napali Coast, amazing marine life, and more!
  • Continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch
  • Soft drinks and water; wine and beer served after snorkeling
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction
  • The chance to see humpback whales (peak season Dec-Apr)

Tour Details

  • Check in at 7:30 a.m. at their Port Allen location (time varies by season).
  • For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 are allowed on this tour.

What to Bring

For this one-of-a-kind adventure bring along a towel, change of dry clothing, sunscreen, hat and of course your camera!

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