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Niihau & Napali Boat Tour

7 hours · Niihau + Napali Coast Super Tour

Quick Details

Your Niihau & Napali Coast Tour Includes:

  • All snorkeling equipment
  • The chance to see humpback whales (in season)
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Free beverages all day
  • Bragging rights
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 5-12
Tax not included

Niihau Island & Napali Coast Boat Tour

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the most ambitious and rewarding boat tour offered on Kauai—the Niihau & Napali Coast Super Tour. First, explore the extraordinary Napali Coast, and then cross the 17-mile Kaulakahi Channel to tour Lehua Crater and the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau. See and snorkel with ocean wildlife that’s only observed in these deep, remote waters.

The morning begins with a continental-style breakfast (including coffee, juices, pastries, scrambled eggs, seasonal tropical fruits, etc.) and a sightseeing trip up the world-famous Napali Coast. With her 4,000 foot cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and secluded, pristine beaches, experiencing Napali is an absolute must-do on any Kauai vacation, and that’s why there are so many different Napali Coast boat tours to choose from. But why limit your adventure to Napali when you can go offshore and see even more?

The biggest advantage of crossing the Kaulakahi Channel and visiting Lehua Crater and Niihau Island is wildlife, wildlife, wildlife. Spinner dolphins, turtles, and (seasonally) humpback whales abound on Kauai’s coastal waters but other species such as manta rays, striped dolphins, pilot whales, and pelagic seabirds prefer more remote conditions.

Encompassing more than 580,000 square miles, the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is one of the world’s largest protected areas and includes ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Naturally, the closer we get to these protected waters, the more likely we are to see unique species that are rarely observed closer to Kauai.

If snorkeling is great off of Kauai, it’s fabulous off of Niihau! With just a tiny fraction of the human activity and very little rainfall (and thus runoff to cloud the water), the snorkeling locations around Niihau Island and Lehua Crater are simply superior to those around Kauai.

Once your captain has chosen the best snorkeling spot for the day’s specific conditions and Holoholo is tied securely to the mooring, our crew members will set you up with properly fitting masks, snorkels, fins and if you’d like, flotation devices. They’ll give a brief talk going over basic snorkeling practices and safety precautions and then get in the water with you (on paddleboards) to be your lifeguards and help you with anything you might need to have the most comfortable and amazing snorkeling experience possible.

Once everyone’s all snorkeled out and safely back on board, it’s lunchtime– which includes a delicious spread made fresh from our caterers. And since nobody is going back in the water, your crew will also begin offering beer, wine, and seltzers to our guests of age. Hey, it’s 5:00 somewhere, and the bar will remain open for the duration of our trip back to Port Allen.

In 1997, Holo Holo Charters became the first company to offer Niihau boat tours. We’ve been doing it longer than any other company and to this day, we do it better than any other company. The difference is the boat. Holoholo was built here on Kauai, with power and design features specific to the unique waters of the Kaulakahi Channel. Holoholo is the vessel you can trust for safety and comfort on this ambitious 7-hour, 90-mile journey up the Napali Coast, around Lehua Crater, out to Niihau Island and back.

Say YES to this unforgettable ocean excursion!


For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 allowed on this tour.

Note that our Napali Coast and Niihau tours often fill up 2-3 weeks in advance. Booking your tour early in your vacation window is a good idea in case weather forces us to postpone your tour.

To reserve Holo Holo for private group tours of Niihau and the Napali Coast: Contact Us.

We pride ourselves on creating fun and memorable ocean adventures for our guests. Your safety is our top priority; therefore, all tour routes, destinations, and snorkeling activities are dependent on ocean and weather conditions. If you are joining us during our winter season November – March, tours can be more often impacted by weather. Conditions around Kauai can change quickly, so our expert captains are constantly analyzing and may wait until check-in time to determine the best route for the day. If that occurs you will have the opportunity to go on the altered tour, reschedule to another day (availability permitting), or cancel your tour at no charge if it is weather-related. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 808-335-0815 so we can help create the best experience for you and your family!  

Amazing boat ride!!

We took the super tour to Niihau and along the Napali coast with our kids, youngest 8 yrs old. It was beautiful and amazing snorkeling, pristine water, got to see the exquisite Napali coast, plus a bunch of cool marine life. Captain Drew and crew of Jess, David, and Ahren took fabulous care of us, were quick, helpful, and attentive. I especially liked Drew’s music picks. We all really enjoyed the super fun day!!

– justbeths · TripAdvisor
Napali & Niihau Super Tour is an Amazing Adventure

This was our second time doing this tour and we loved it just as much this time as the first. This time around we took our 16 year old son and he LOVED it! The Captain and Crew were fantastic. They were all so personable and went out of their way to make sure everyone on the boat was taken care of and having fun. They took the time to talk to my son and get to know him on a personal level making the trip even more memorable. We had lots of laughs, saw amazing scenery, ocean life and ate delicious local food. I would recommend this to anyone!

– Tabbatha P · TripAdvisor

We took the sunset boat tour. Everything was perfect heading out to see the winds were rough and the captain handled it perfect. The crew was phenomenal and fun!!!! They made everyone feel like we were all one big family, it was quite enjoyable. The captain was very educating on history of the island, respectful and got us up close and personal safely. On the way back to shore my daughter didn't handle the rough seas so well and the crew took such care of her it was reassuring. I highly recommend this by all means. It was a truly and extraordinary experience!!!!!

– Dawn W · TripAdvisor