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The Garden Island

Kaua’i is home to one of the wettest spots on earth. Mount Wai’alie’alie receives up to 450 inches of rain every year and is one of the reasons that Kaua’i is nicknamed the Garden Island. The amount of rain that Kaua’i gathers is why our island is so lush and green and has an abundance…

Kalalau Valley

Kalalau Valley is one of our most favorite an incredible sights along the Na Pali Coast. Kalalau is the largest valley along the coast spanning two miles wide and two miles in depth to the back of the valley. At one time, it is said that approximately 2500 Hawaiians used to live in the valley…

Na Pali Coast; Open Ceiling Cave

Visiting the Open Ceiling cave is a fan favorite when it comes to the sea caves along the Na Pali Coast! The cave was not always as it is today, it was once a hallowed out lava tube. Over the years, erosion and power waves caused the top of the cave to collapse and created…

Favorite Outdoor Activities (as described by our Captains)

Kauai is such an outdoor, adventure filled island! Our captains have compiled a list of their favorite outdoor activities as a guide for you to enjoy. Kayak down the Wailua River If you are looking for a fun adventurous day on the east side of the island we recommend taking a Kayak tour by our…

Recommended Kauai Accommodations

Na Pali Pirates leaves from Kikiaʻola Small Boat Harbor, which is located at the very far end of the island on the west side. We understand this can be a bit out of the way from where you might be staying on the island so we want to give you a few suggestions where to stay;…

3 Ways to See the Na Pali Coast

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…

Humpback Whales in Hawaii

Every winter, humpback whales make a journey from Alaska to spend the winter in Hawaii. They come to Hawaii to breed and to birth their calves before the long journey back to Alaska. The whales can travel as much as 16,000 miles to reach their breeding ground but the whales we see in Hawaii travel…

Honopu Valley and Arch

  Honopu Arch is one of the most amazing sights you will see along the Napali Coast. Honopu consists of two beaches that are connected by the Arch which stands 90 feet tall and is 124 feet wide. It is the largest natural arch in Hawaii and has been featured in several different movies. Some…

Why we are closed during the Winter Months (Oct-April)

  One of the main questions we are asked every year is “Why are you closed during the winter?” Napali Pirates is open only during the summer months, with the season beginning May 1st and operating every day until the last day of September. We are closed during the Hawaii winter months, October-April. Our answer…

The Perfect Kauai Day [Must Do List]

We asked our social media manager Aria Juliet to describe her perfect Kauai day. “I would start off my day waking up at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Koloa. There is no better place to stay on the island. Sleeping between the luxurious white linens with the fresh ocean air coming through your lanai will guarantee you one of the best night sleeps of your life, and no better way to start the day. Na Pali coast is one of the most special places in the world to me, and taking a boat tour is the best way to see it. Na Pali Pirates is a thrilling adventure, on a comfortable raft that gets to explore all the sea caves and docks at Nualolo for snorkeling. The boat fits 14 people, so there is room for all of my friends to come on…

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