Pirates Blog

Our Favorite Kauai Dinner Restaurants

  When traveling, we understand how difficult it can be choosing where to spend an evening enjoying dinner. Googling and searching yelp for the best places can be overwhelming! We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite restaurants by different sides of Kauai perfect for a delicious and enjoyable meal, one that you…

Best Way to See the Na Pali Coast!

The raft speeding along the coast

Na Pali Pirates is one of the best ways to experience the Na Pali Coast. It is a fun and wild adventure and is an ideal way to spend a celebration, birthday, or family reunion! Our raft can seat up to 14 people so its a perfect fit for the entire group! If you have…

Hawaii Sunscreen Ban

Nualolo Snorkel on Na Pali Coast

The ocean is such a big part of our world, and not to mention what we do here at Na Pali Pirates. It is super important to us to take care of the ocean which we operate our daily tours and the marine life that live in it. With that being said, there is something…

Nualolo Reef

Na Pali Pirates Snorkel Adventure Tours

Nualolo reef is the best snorkeling along the Na Pali Coast and fortunately for us-is our go to destination for a swim and snack break during our tour! Due to a regulation in place by the DLNR, larger catamarans are prohibited from stopping here which allows only the small boats to tie up and snorkel…

The Garden Island

Raft with coastal cliffs in the background

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

People on a beach next to a waterfall

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

Open Ceiling Cave, Na Pali Coast

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)

Beach and cliff on the Na Pali Caost

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 Coast, Honopu beach

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

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…