Niihau and Napali Coast Snorkel
Views of Two Beautiful Islands
Our most adventurous tour features sightseeing along the NaPali Coast before crossing the 17-mile-wide channel to the island of Niihau. Niihau is sometimes called the “Forbidden Island” because it is off-limits to most visitors. However, you can snorkel in the crystal-clear waters off Niihau where visibility is sometimes as great as 150 feet. On the way back to Port Allen, enjoy lunch complete with beer, wine, and Mai Tais. This tour is the perfect way to see two of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands.
Beautiful shoreline views of “The Forbidden Isle”
Delicious tropical breakfast and deli-style lunch
Hear local legends and stories along the way
Snorkel gear included
Our most adventurous tour features sightseeing along the NaPali Coast before crossing the 17-mile-wide channel to the forbidden island of Niihau. Secluded Niihau is only accessible by boat or helicopter, keeping it truly wild and pristine. Enjoy a delicious tropical breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and sodas as you take in the beauty of the coastline. While there is no landing on the coast of Niihau, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters where visibility is sometimes as great as 150 feet. On the way back to Port Allen, enjoy lunch complete with beer, wine, and the best Mai Tais off the coast of Kauai.
Kick off your shoes at the dock. We have a shoe bin on the dock for you on this barefoot cruise (if you do want to wear shoes, please ensure they are close-toed and appropriate for boating). Then, sit back and relax as our crew keeps you entertained with local stories and legends. While crossing the channel to Niihau keep an eye out for local dolphin and even whales in the winter months. Then, once we reach our destination you will want to snorkel and play in the pristine waters few visitors ever see.
The morning light over the ocean is gorgeous and the opportunity to see Niihau is simply exciting. After swimming and snorkeling, Enjoy a delicious deli-style lunch complete with beer, wine, and Mai Tais as we sail back toward Port Allen. This is the perfect tour for the whole family.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the tour or activity is honored with a full cash refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.
Niihau is often called “The Forbidden Island” because it’s so difficult to get access to, but our tour makes it easy to see this beautiful place and go snorkeling in its pristine waters. You’ll have the chance to swim among the colorful coral with fish and turtles, exploring an underwater world that few people get to see. Our friendly and experienced staff are always on hand to answer any questions and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Niihau is a truly special place and we’re excited to share it with you on this tour.
Off the coast of Niihau there’s an abundance of colorful fish. Many butterflyfish frequent the area, including four spot, longnose and the saddleback. Other colorful reef fish include wrasses, tangs, and bandit angelfish. Wrasses are often neon yellow, blue, orange, purple, and black. Scorpionfish, also known as Hawaiian turkey fish, or lionfish, are a very colorful fish easily recognizable by its feather-like multicolored spines. Warning: These spines are poisonous and should not be touched. Niihau is a beautiful place to go snorkeling and see all the amazing colors of the reef!
Niihau is known by its nickname of the ‘Forbidden Island’ as it is generally off-limits to the public. Only relatives of the island’s owners and invited guests are allowed to step foot on the land. However, our Niihau adventure offers an up-close look at the coast of Niihau and gives you the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and play in its seldom explored crystal-clear water. The 4.9-million-year-old Island of Niihau is approximately 18 miles long and has only a few hundred permanent residents, almost all of whom are native Hawaiians. As a result, Niihau provides a rare glimpse into traditional Hawaiian culture and way of life.