The Na Pali Coast Sea Kayak Tour is a 17 mile tour along the famous shorelines of Kauai known for its beautiful and remote scenery. We meet in Poipu early, and ride to the launch site in Haena. After only an hour of paddling we come upon Na Pali’s sea caves, where we enter weather permitting. After a short break and mid morning snack we paddle next to Milolii which is about an 11 mile paddle with arrival time around 1 to 2 pm. This is the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing site, where we break for lunch. The last leg of the trip is a 4 mile paddle to Polihale, with calm waters to finish up. Here we are picked up by the van and you have just circumnavigated the entire island!
A little reminder that this tour is a very long, somewhat strenuous paddle in typically heavy seas. Please don't sign up unless you are up for a good workout and perhaps a challenge. While this tour is best enjoyed by people who are physically fit and have some basic paddling experience, you may join us as a first time kayaker if you consider yourself to be athletically inclined and quick to learn new sports. Of course, this trip is not for non-swimmers. Warning: If you are prone to severe seasickness this trip is not for you. If you feel that you may get nauseous, but not severely so, we recommend motion sickness medicine such as Bonine, Dramamine, or Triptone (over the counter). Lunch and refreshments are provided: includes spring water, juice, snack bars, deli sandwiches and sodas. Vegetarian is available upon request. There's lot's of room in the kayak, so feel free to bring along additional drinks and snacks- please, no alcoholic beverages.
- Paddle along the entire stretch of the Na Pali Coast on Kauai’s north shore
- Spectacular views of 2,000-foot sea cliffs and secluded beaches
- Enter sea caves (conditions permitting)
- Delicious lunch
- Lunch is usually a turkey or veggie
sandwich with a build-your-own buffet of assorted vegetables, pasta
salad, brownie, clif bars, and cold drinks (bottled water and Hawaiian
Sun fruit drinks)
- If you have dietary restrictions, please make sure to give advance notice to see if they can be met.