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Best Kayak Tour in the World? Kayaking Kauai's Napali Coast

So you've conquered the Kalalau Trail and have seen the Napali Coast on foot and have the hardened heels and leg cramps to prove it. Now it's time to put those shoulder muscles to work and Kayak the NaPali Coast.


Na Pali Kayak Tour

Napali Coast, Kauai, HI

Kayaking the Na Pali Coastline, reap with pockets of white sand shores, sea caves, and abundant sea life, is a once in a lifetime experience that you will want to repeat again and again. But on your first excursion be sure to secure the services of the fun, friendly, and very capable crew at Na Pali Kayak for your first water vessel tour of the Na Pali Coast.

While Na Pali Kayak offers Private, Honeymoon, and Camping packages, their most frequented adventure is the Day Trip tour that starts at Hanalei at 6AM sharp where you and your party will be shuttled to Haena beach park for orientation.  Once everyone is comfortable and ready for the task ahead, the 17 mile paddle journey to and through paradise begins. Right from the launch it is not uncommon to be greeted by Honu (green sea turtles) just off the shore - a good sign and great way to start the day.

On the way to stop number one – Milolii Beach (lunch break!) - kayakers can witness Spinner Dolphins and Monk Seals playing in the waters while a sharp eye will catch mountain goats scaling the edges of the 4000ft beveled, waterfall cascaded cliffs of Na Pali. For over an hour, you can choose to soothe your muscles by relaxing on the shores of Milolii or explore the terrain and even find a waterfall for a refreshing cool down splash.

After Milolii it’s off to Polihale, the most expansive plot of sand in the area and the ultimate reward of the tour. If the surf is rolling just right, you can glide to shore on your kayak as smooth as if you were perched on a 10 foot longboard in Waikiki. Even the fittest of the participants plop on the sandy shore, breathless from both the physical undertaking AND the breathtaking scenery they just soaked in.

After a few celebratory hugs and handshakes the crew gets you packed up and shuttled back to Hanalei HQ where you'll want to head off to well earned dinner and drinks in the evening to "talk story" about the experience, often with the new found friends you made on the journey along the Na Pali Coast.

Never were the words “worth the reward” more applicable than with the Day Trip Kayak Tour of the Na Pali Coast.

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Napali Coast Kayak Tour Map


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