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On this signature tour, you’ll explore Kauai’s extraordinary Napali Coast, and then voyage across the channel to snorkel the world-class waters of Lehua Crater off the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau, all in one incredible day.

Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 6-12
  • Only Tour Available To The “Forbidden Island” of Niihau
  • Continental Breakfast & Gourmet Deli Lunch
  • Snorkeling Equipment Included

Niihau & Napali Super Tour

If you’re looking for the biggest, baddest, longest, strongest, wettest, and wildest of all Kauai boat tours, look no further than Holo Holo Charters’ Niihau + Napali Super Tour. This is the tour that put the company on the map and has for years been recognized as one of the most ambitious and impressive boat tours in all of America. Say yes to adventure and come aboard the sleek, sporty, efficient catamaran for an incredible 7-hour Pacific Ocean experience!

The Holo Holo Super Tour combines Kauai’s iconic Napali Coast boat tour experience with an offshore excursion—traveling 17 miles across the Kaulakahi Channel to Lehua Crater Hawaii State Wildlife Sanctuary and the neighboring “Forbidden Island” of Niihau, then back to Port Allen– all in one epic, awe-inspiring, senses-stimulating day!

It will be dawn when you come aboard Holoholo, the company’s namesake 65-foot power catamaran that was designed and built right here on Kauai, specifically for these daily trips across the channel to Lehua, Niihau, and back. Holoholo is clean, spacious, comfortable, and capable– fitted with powerful twin Cummins QSB diesel engines that make it possible for us to cover more than 60 ocean miles on this tour. Holoholo’s hull design and low center of gravity provide for a safe and secure ride with less bouncing and less rolling than on more top-heavy, double-decker boats.

You’ll enjoy a continental-style breakfast as you cruise along Kauai’s arid & beachy westside and towards the world-renowned Napali Coast. Your Captain will narrate the journey with history, legends, stories, and information about the island as you travel further north and get into the heart of Napali where you’ll witness her  4,000-foot sea cliffs, sea caves, sea arches, deep, rich emerald valleys, distant mountain waterfalls, up-close waterfalls that splash right into the bright blue ocean, serene beaches, glowing rainbows, light, shadows, mists, and all the other amazingness that’s somehow different and somehow magical every single day, without fail.

Of course, remember to keep your eyes peeled all day for ocean wildlife including green sea turtles, Hawaii’s monk seals, playful Hawaiian spinner dolphins, and seasonally (December-April) North Pacific humpback whales that have migrated from their feeding grounds in Alaska, over 3,000+ miles to Hawaii for their winter breeding and calving season.

After sufficiently exploring and basking in all the glory of the Napali Coast, instead of turning around and going back the same way, as most Kauai boat tours do, the Super Tour points it west and lets it rip—17 miles offshore you’ll go!

The destination is Lehua Crater, an uninhabited crescent-shaped crater that’s a designated Hawaii State Wildlife Sanctuary. At Lehua, there are thousands of pelagic sea birds, including several endangered and native species, as well as a really cool “keyhole” rock formation that you’ll check out. Bring the binoculars if you have them.

After some sightseeing, we’ll find the best place to hang out, typically between Lehua Crater and the island of Niihau—Hawaii’s mysterious “Forbidden Island” that’s home to a private colony of Native Hawaiians that live there, off the grid. It’s illegal to go ashore at Niihau, however, it’s a fantastic place to anchor respectfully offshore for snorkeling and lunch!

Because of the unique underwater topography between the islands, the fact that there’s very little human and boat traffic, and due to the much drier climate, the waters off Lehua and Niihau are teeming with life! These are some of the clearest accessible waters in Hawaii and can offer 100+ feet of visibility on the best days. Here, amongst the underwater lava cathedrals, is the opportunity to see more elusive ocean species including fishes, monk seals, and manta rays, than you normally see on Kauai. Bring the GoPro!

Holo Holo’s fantastic crew will have all of the snorkeling gear–masks, fins, snorkels, flotation devices ready for you and their crew members will provide basic snorkeling instructions before jumping in the water with you on paddleboards to be sure everyone has a safe and positive experience. Depending on the day’s conditions, you’ll spend up to an hour snorkeling. Anyone that doesn’t want to swim is more than welcome to stretch out, relax on the boat, and simply enjoy being in nature.

Post-snorkeling, it’s time to renourish with a colorful, satisfying, delicious lunch of with all the fixings. With lunch, they also offer a nice selection of quality domestic and Hawaii craft beers, hard seltzers, and wine spritzers that you’re welcome to enjoy for the remainder of the trip back to Port Allen.

After the tour, you should be all smiles and ready for an afternoon nap!

Your Tour Includes

  • Lehua Crater, Niihau’s North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more!
  • Continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch
  • Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction
  • The chance to see humpback whales (peak season Dec-Apr)

Tour Details

  • Check in at 6:00 a.m. at the Port Allen location (time varies by season).
  • Tour length: 7 hours
  • 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 flip-flops or water friendly shoes, a towel, change of dry clothing, sunscreen, hat and of course your camera! All snorkeling equipment is included.

Know Before You Go

  • Please keep in mind that seven hours of adventuring on the water can be a bit much for some people. It’s important that all guests to have the best day ever, and your encouraged to consider the stamina of everyone in your party before choosing a Kauai boat tour. Please don’t hesitate to call Holo Holo staff at 808-335-0815; they are more than happy to answer all your questions.