Nā Pali Coast Zodiac Raft Expedition on Kauai: Personalized Journey with Marine Wonders
102 Ratings
Embark on a personalized journey with marine wonders on our Nā Pali Coast Zodiac Raft Expedition. Explore hidden caves, sheer cliffs, and experience a thrilling adventure in Hawaii.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor - Your Nā Pali Ocean Raft Tour begins on our 30-foot Zodiac© rigid-hull, inflatable raft. We take you to Kauai’s remote Nā Pali Coast for an unforgettable day of fun and excitement! Be ready for a wild adventure! Along the way you will be treated to playful pods of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins and/or Bottlenose dolphins. In the winter months, Hawaiian Humpback whales abound from Dec.-Apr.
    The Nā Pali Ocean Raft Tour will continue past miles of white, sandy beaches, until the first cliffs of Nā Pali Coast are reached. You will be treated to incredible scenery including magnificent beaches, towering cliffs, verdant valleys, thundering waterfalls, and mysterious sea caves (entering caves may occur if conditions permit). The entire tour is narrated and filled with history and lore. There will be snorkeling in a pristine bay with amazing underwater sea life (snorkeling will only occur if conditions permit). Light snacks and beverages are served.
What's Included
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
Additional Information

Join us for an unforgettable adventure on our Zodiac Raft Tour, as we bring you face-to-face with the enchanting NaPali Coast. Discover secret caves, towering cliffs and a variety of marine life on this exhilarating escapade, providing you with a truly unique Hawaiian experience. During this extraordinary voyage, we will serve you freshly sliced fruit coupled with locally made Hawaiian chips and a selection of chilled drinks to keep you refreshed! Run by a family of USCG Veterans, NaPali Riders puts your safety and that of your loved ones above all. Consequently, all our tours, including sea cave exploration and snorkeling, are subject to weather conditions. Charter your journey today with the leaders in safety!

Na Pali Riders
Kaumuali'i Highway
First, check-in with us at the NA PALI RIDERS OFFICE at the Waimea Canyon Road stoplight to grab your gear. Meeting time is 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(102 Ratings)
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Mar 9, 2024
Had a blast - What an awesome adventure! Highlight of our trip. Crew was first class and the snacks were so good! The Na'pali coast is beautiful.
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Mar 8, 2024
My favorite adventure!! - We absolutely loved our trip with Na’Pali Riders! Mikayla and Brandon were amazing. Mikayla was attentive to the guests. Checking in on us during the ride. She had a way of connecting to each party of the group. She and Captain Brandon were knowledgeable about the area and were able to tell us about the history of the views and got us up close and personal to caves and sea life. For my first time to snorkel, I saw so many beautiful creatures. On our ride, we saw sea turtles and humpback whales and were in the middle of a crew of dolphins. So beautiful! Mikayla you really are the Zesty Italian! Thank you both for my favorite adventure ever!
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Mar 8, 2024
Best experience on Kauai - The trip to see the Napali coast with Napali riders was incredible. Our 9 year old daughter said it was the best experience of our whole trip - seeing whales, dolphins, sea turtles and of course the caves and cliffs of Napali. Snorkeling along the Napali coast, watching spinner dolphins - the memories go on and on. The early wake up was worth it! This is time well spent with an experienced captain seeing things only seen by boat.
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Mar 6, 2024
Such a cool experience - This tour was amazing. The boat ride was so much fun and had me and my daughter laughing so hard. Captain Brandon and Makayla were so so friendly, knowledgeable and held our safety as their number one priority. The views of the Napali Coast were stunning. Since its winter the surf was a bit too rough snorkel, but we were still able to find a calm area to swim. We also saw so many dolphins, a sea turtle and several whales including some close up time with a Momma whale and her baby calf. Would 100 percent recommend this tour.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 6, 2024
Best tour - Awesome tour. Staff (Brandon and Nathan) were extremely friendly and helpful. We were fortunate to see whales and dolphins while on tour. Guides were extremely knowledgeable about the history of the island. Definitely recommend this your.
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Mar 4, 2024
best day of my life potentially - Can’t recommend this expedition enough!! It exceeded my expectations by far, even with so-so weather/wave conditions. Captain Brandon really knows what he’s doing and made us feel adventurous and safe all at the same time. Mak was such a fun guide and ensured that we had fun and saw as much beauty and wildlife as possible. We saw hundreds of bottlenose dolphins both near and far away, spinner dolphins, mama and baby humpback whales, goats climbing on the cliffs, and got to swim in the crystal clear water. 1000% worth it!!
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Mar 4, 2024
Amazing Experience! Would go again! - This was an amazing experience! The views were absolutely beautiful and we had the privilege of seeing several humpback whales and tons of dolphins. Captain Brandon and Makayla were great! Very friendly and accommodating. They made the best of the weather conditions in each area to ensure we had a terrific time.
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Mar 3, 2024
Napali Riders is 'the choice' for a sporty adventure of the Napali Coast. - Captain Brandon and Croix of Napali Riders delivered an amazing experience. If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure, their boat is the fastest and most sporty boat running the Napali coast. Brandon and Croix are experts in maritime, both with Coast Guard backgrounds. Captain Brandon navigated the boat into sea caves with exact precision ( no one else on the Napali coast can do that because their boats are too large). Captain Brandon and Croix shared stories about the coastline's history, taught us about geology, and shared amazing facts about ocean wildlife. They included whale watching every time we spotted whales. We enjoyed dolphins racing with the boat, and we got to snorkle crystal clear waters. I've been to Kauai 5 times, and this was, by far, a "best -of-the-best" experience. They deserve all 5 stars!
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Mar 1, 2024
Great Experience!! - We went to this tour as we wanted to cover whale/dolphin watching along with snorkelling and to visit the caves in one tour. We witnessed huge group of spinner dolphins and we got to literally pass beside our boat. This was the closest live encounter we have got and got to see whales The ride was super fun. Just be prepared for a bumpy ride anytime it is fun.
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Feb 27, 2024
The tour guides were... - The tour guides were wonderful! They provided great background, made sure we were safe with not as ideal weather and helped out when seasickness arose. Loved the tour and had a great time viewing the beautiful coast!
Review provided by Viator
Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024