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Links to ALL Boat Options: Na Pali Boats Na Pali Rafts Sunset Cruises Whale Watch Poipu Boats


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When on Kauai, call (808) 245-3564 for a easy update from the National Weather Forecast at Lihue Airport

All Tours may vary seasonally Rates & Venues are Subject to Change
Lucky Lady Custom built 60 ft. Sailing/Power Cat
Coast Guard certified for 49 Passengers.
 
South Shore Snorkel Picnic Raft Tour 4 Hour
(adult) $109 + 6% tax & fees = $115.54
child 5-12) $79 + 6% tax & fees = $83.74
Check-ins @  8:30 AM ~ Please reconfirm for seasonal changes.
Note that this event must have 6 to make it a go!

These tours, dependent on the season, tend to book up a week in advance because they accommodate only 15 passengers on their rigid hull raft.  I highly recommend that you consider advance reservations.  If you prefer a catamaran, you have the option to go on their new 60' cat that offers a raft beach landing for a limited 15 passengers (ocean permitting), while the others on board are snorkeling off the boat. Please be advised  that parents should use their disgression in regard to their children in choosing the type of vessel.  For the rafts the cut off age is 5 years old.  The raft experience is more physically challenging than a tour on a catamaran.

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                  Dolphin Charters
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All Tours may vary seasonally Subject to Change Check  Link Below for Updates
Click Here to Check Availability and Reserve a 2 Hour Poipu Sunset Dinner Cruise Today
2 hour Seasonal South Shore Sunset (Begins typically by September 1st) 
or Whale Watch Cruise (Whale Season December - March)
Adults $75 pp Youth (12-17 yrs of age) $70 pp Children (2-11) $55 pp
Usually Tuesdays & Fridays Only but subject to changes
Check-ins usually at 3:30 pm
A Kauai sunset, whales, delicious pupus (appetizers) complete with sodas, juices, beer, wine and Mai Tais set the mood for this special time of the day. Cruise the calm south shore waters of Kauai on one of our spacious 65? catamarans while enjoying the magnificent sight of whales and other marine life. As you sail back, take in the sunset with a champagne toast.
Recommended Minimum age child: 2 years old
Note their Policy for Children on Na Pali Coast Trips
Parents must sign a medical waiver for all children.
Not Recommended for Infants * No Longer accepting children under 2 years of age on any tour.
Unfortunately, for most vendors ... there are no refunds for motion sickness :(.


Submitted by Bob & Janet Lefevre 
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Mahalos-Feedback: Aloha, Lilikoi! We had a wonderful vacation on Kauai! It was hours of relaxation punctuated by the exciting excursions you arranged for us. Our sunset dinner sail and whalewatch was spectacular as well. We saw more than 50 whales. 

Once again, mahalo for all your help. Bob and Janet Lefevre
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                  Captain Tara
All Tours may vary seasonally Subject to Change Check  Link Below for Updates
Please feel free to leave a voice message for Jennifer: (808) 652-9417 for any activity reservations. Mahalo
Snorkel Fun with Captain Tara
Kauai Sea Riders with Captain Tara A Whole Day of Fun in 3 Hours !
Maximum Passenger Count is 14

North Shore Destinations are available May 2012
Tours departing daily from Kikiaola Harbor in Kekaha at 8:00 AM and at 2:00 PM.
$144.67 adults  $133.95  kids ( 13-17) $123.25  kids ( 5 - 12) 7.167% Tax Included
Poipu Snorkel Destinations are available until end of April 2012
Winter Departures daily from Kukuiula Harbor in Poipu at 8:00 AM and at 12:00 PM.
$106.10 adults  $85.73  kids ( 5 - 12) 7.167% Tax Included

Bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a smile!
Not recommended for children under 5 years of age, pregnant women, and those with chronic back and heart conditions. 
Whale Watch with Captain
                  Tara
Cancellation policy: Within 24 hours & no shows will be assessed a 100% charge.
Join Captain Tara and local marine biologists for an exciting 3 hour snorkel adventure on Kauai's southern shore in Poipu aboard her 24 foot Zodiac "Hurricane", a rigid hull inflatable used by Navy Seals and valued for its quickness and maneuverability. It is certified for 20 passengers. You are in good hands with Captain Tara - she has a Masters License from The US Coast Guard. She is also a Marine Biologist, published underwater photographer and a dive master well acquainted with Hawaiian waters and especially the waters off Poipu's sunny coast. The 3 hour tour departs from Kukuiula Harbor near Spouting Horn. The adventure takes you to 'out of the way' snorkel spots that are accessible only by boat. You will have the opportunity to explore Poipu snorkel spots that others rarely see, and swim with colorful tropical fish and green Sea Turtles. The South Coast of Kauai offers many opportunities to see Dolphins, Flying Fish, and Humpback Whales (in season). You will receive a free underwater photo of your snorkel excursion. The tour includes all snorkel gear and wetsuits. Also, the tour offers a great lunch of gourmet sandwiches (Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, and Veggie) local fruit, Kauai cookies, Hawaiian juices, bottled water and soda.
Please note that afternoon tours are sometimes dependent on seasonal ocean conditions (yes, we do have a winter & summer).  You late risers may be asked to reschedule your event for a morning departure in the winter months.  Be prepared for this possibility.  It is also recommended that you consider making your reservation for boating activities as early to the beginning of your visit to allow for any unforeseen weather cancellations. This will give you a chance to reschedule and not depart Kauai disappointed.

Caution is advised regarding pregnant women and persons with special health concerns.  It is crucial that anyone on board has the physical ability to hold on and walk on board the vessels safely. Please inform us at the time of making a reservation if you are pregnant and/or have a health concern or disability. This will also help to guide you to the best vendor that can accommodate your special needs.  Mahalo!

Tip for those of you who are prone to seasickness.  My son and my husband both avoided boat rides for years because they get very seasick.  We all take motion sickness medication before bedtime the night before our adventure.   Check with your physicians for what they recommend.  Being prepared will enhance your experience!   * A popular local remedy is pickled or preserved ginger root, some even drink the tea.

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