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3 Ways to See the Na Pali Coast

View of the beach and cliffs from the water

The Na Pali Coast is one of the most amazing and beautiful sights to see in all of Hawaii. If you visit Hawaii-more specifically Kaua’i-taking a tour of the Na Pali Coast is a must! There are several different tour options when considering seeing the Coast of the Na Pali.

The first option is by air. Most air tours are by helicopter and it is truly magnificent to be flying above the entire island to see the ariel view. The tours run for about 50 minutes and focus more on seeing the entire island rather than the Na Pali Coast. Although it is an amazing way to see the coast, the time spent along the coast is limited.

The second option is hiking the Coast. Taking the Kalalau Trail is truly amazing! It is a trail that I recommend taking if you are an avid hiker with several days to spend hiking and enjoying the journey. It is rated 10 in Beauty and 9 in Difficulty according to the Sierra Club so you can imagine the intensity and determination to hike the trail. If you hike the Coast, unfortunately you will not be getting the panoramic views but you will be hiking in the valleys!

The third (and our favorite) option is to see the Na Pali Coast by boat. Our zodiac raft provides paramount safety and comfort during a 5 hour tour, while allowing you to get up close to the waterfalls, go in the sea caves, and see the panoramic views from the boat! We even include an hour of snorkeling at Nu’alolo Reef which has an amazing backdrop and the best sea life along the Coast. It is the most fun way to see the Na Pali and appreciate the sheer magnitude and unmatched beauty. When you come with us on our raft, you also get to see the most beautiful waterfalls along the Coast-there is no better way!

If you are looking for the absolute best way to see the majestic Na Pali Coast, join us and let our captain and crew show you the very best time! Na Pali Pirates is the most fun and comfortable zodiac tour along the Coast!