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Niihau Boat Tours

In addition to our signature Niihau & Napali Coast Boat Tour, which covers the Napali Coast, Lehua Crater and Niihau Island all in one impressive excursion, we offer several other tours that each pack a lot of punch while covering a little less ground.

Which Boat Tour is Right for You?

With our four boats and two departure locations (Port Allen and Hanalei), Holo Holo Charters offers a variety of morning and afternoon tours featuring activities including sightseeing, whale watching, snorkeling, sailing, storytelling, and toasting the sunset! Let’s find the best Boat Tour for you.

Fun fact: when Holo Holo Charters was founded in 1997, we were the only company that offered boat tours to Niihau Island and Lehua Crater; it was our niche for years. And while that Niihau Boat Tour is still our pride and joy, we’ve grown and expanded over the years and are now able to offer several other Kauai boat tour options.  Call our office 808-335-0815 if you have any questions or would like assistance deciding which tour is the best option for you. We strive to provide the safest, most unique and authentic Kauai boat tours with the highest level of customer service.

Niihau and Napali Boat Tours Options

Let us help you choose the excursion that’s best for your specific budget, location, time considerations, and priorities. Our boats and tour itineraries are unique, but we assure you that they are all fabulous in their own ways and will certainly leave you with a glow on your skin, a smile on your face, a better understanding of Kauai Island, Niihau Island, and Lehua Crater’s beautiful landscapes, fabulous pictures, and cherished lifelong memories!

For guests interested in sailing, our catamaran Leila is the vessel of choice. Leila is as efficient as she is beautiful and consistently carries our guests comfortably and safely at speeds of 8-12 knots. What a sensational feeling to be cruising along the magnificent Napali Coast by the power of the wind alone! Leila makes a sightseeing and sailing trip up the Napali Coast every morning that includes breakfast, lunch, and snorkeling—perfect for families. In the afternoons, Leila takes on a more romantic vibe and heads up the Napali Coast again for dinner, drinks, sailing, and sightseeing during the golden hours.

Adventurer II and Adventurer III are identical rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) that take guests on wet and wild Napali Coast snorkeling excursions that depart from Kauai’s iconic Hanalei Bay, on the north shore. These RHIBs are not to be confused with Zodiac-type rafts—our boats feature fiberglass hulls, powerful motors, front-facing seating, and bathrooms! Small enough to get right into Napali’s sea caves, big enough to do so safely and comfortably— the best of both worlds. Due to the winter swell in Hawaii, our Hanalei boat tours are offered seasonally, from April-October, and provide a convenient option for guests staying in Kilauea, Princeville, and Hanalei, and for anyone looking for a sporty snorkeling boat tour on the Napali Coast.

And of course, Holoholo (a boat so great we named the company after it!) is the vessel for those that are ready to “go big or go home” and tour the Napali Coast, Lehua Crater, and the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau all in one incredible trip. When Holoholo is finished with her action-packed 7-hour, 90-mile morning voyage that includes breakfast, lunch, and snorkeling, she slows down and chills out a bit for a more relaxed and romantic sunset dinner cruise on the Napali Coast in the evening.

Lots of choices, we know! We’ve done our best to provide detailed descriptions of each tour’s itinerary, but we also fully understand that sometimes you just want to talk to a human that knows this stuff like the back of their hand. Keep our friendly front desk staff occupied! They live to hear about who’s in your group, what you’re looking for, where you’re staying, etc., and help you determine which of our Niihau and Napali Boat Tours can check all the boxes, for you. Call us during the daytime (808) 335-0815 or email anytime [email protected]

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Niihau + Napali Super Tour

7 Hours · Niihau, Lehua Crater and the Napali Coast

What a day! No other company offers this amazing trip. Our premier trip aboard Holo Holo begins with a continental breakfast as we head west and north to the majestic Napali Coast with waterfalls, lush valleys, and sea caves.

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