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Traveling Consciously – Protecting Hawaii’s Marine Life

Whether you are relaxing on the beach or on a snorkel tour its important to remember to respect the land and wildlife while in Hawaii. Residents throughout the islands are making serious efforts to protect marine life that are critical to our ecosystems. When visiting, always remember to keep a safe distance and do not…

Best Waterfalls on Kauai

Wailua Falls – You’ve probably already seen a photo of Wailua Falls without knowing it. It’s one of the most photographed falls on the island. This glorious waterfall is located right above Lihue off Highway 56. It’s a short scenic drive to the lookout point at the end of the road. This waterfall doesn’t disappoint! Don’t…

Winter on Na Pali

Winter is here and you know what that means… big waves and big whales! We are stoked to announce that we had our first whale sightings in October this year. There were even killer whales seen in the waters off Oahu, which is EXTREMELY uncommon! With the winter season upon us, you can expect to…

Our Sister Company – Na Pali Experience

Did you know Na Pali Experience is our sister company? You can enjoy virtually the same tour, but on a different vessel. We even have the same great crew! Nervous about the raft but still want to see the Na Pali? We got you covered! Our 6 passenger vessel is great for our smaller groups…

The Shops at Koloa Village

If you haven’t been to Koloa in a while, we suggest checking out the new shopping center. The Shops at Koloa Village offer an array of local eateries and boutiques to visit. Some of our favorites include; -Porky’s -Friendly Waves -Kauai Juice -The Village Fish House -Hoku Food’s Natural Market -742 Collective They often host…

Locals Only Day

We are proud to announced that the companies that are partnering with the new Kikiaola Boat Alliance will be offering a locals only day on Na Pali. We are stoked to offer free tours to the people of Kauai, many of whom never had to chance to experience Na Pali. We cannot thank the community…

Preparing for Your Tour on the Na Pali

If you’re going on a tour, it’s essential to be prepared, especially when it comes to the sun. We recommend bringing items that can protect you from the sun and are okay to get wet. To ensure you’re fully prepared, it’s advisable to depart early enough to reach the harbor on time. It’s crucial not…

Koke’e State Park

The breathtaking Waimea Canyon was formed over millions of years as the Waimea River relentlessly carved through the island’s volcanic terrain, which was further sculpted by the collapse of the central volcano that created Kauai. The canyon’s stunning beauty is a testament to the powerful forces of nature that shaped it. When visiting Kaua’i, it…

Help Save Kauai’s Local Boat Charters

We need your Help! Bill HB1090 has been passed without public knowledge by our state legislature and is now awaiting Governor Green’s signature. If signed, this bill would result in the revocation of 15 permits from Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor. This action would have devastating consequences for our local small businesses, leaving a significant number…

History of the Na Pali Coast

The Na Pali Coast is a breathtaking stretch of coastline located along the northwest side of Kauai. With its dramatic cliffs, secluded beaches, lush valleys, and striking waterfalls, Na Pali Coast has become a favorite destination for hikers, kayakers, and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. One of the most distinctive features of the Na…

Kaua’i Farmers Markets

Nicknamed the Garden Isle, Kaua’i is known for its rich flora and fauna. From the cascading waterfalls of Hanalei to the misty cliffs of the Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Its rich climate is what makes it so ideal for farming. Throughout the island, you’ll find vendors scattered alongside the roads and small stands in residential areas. Many of these stands will carry flowers, citrus, apple bananas, macadamia nuts, or whatever happens to be growing in their yard at the time. The larger farmers markets are held Monday-Saturday in high traffic areas and are filled with fresh exotic fruits and vegetables. Specialty items include fresh prawns, macadamia nuts, honey, baked goods, seasonings, and even plant starters. Here are a few market tips: bring reusable bags have cash on hand (most of the vendors…

Booking With Na Pali Pirates

2023 is an exciting year for us and for the first time, we are running our charters year round! We also opened up bookings online so that you can plan your trip with us years in advance. We’re pretty stoked about this and hope you are too. Now, keep in mind that the prime months…