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Hawaiian Sea Turtles

The marine life seen on a Na Pali coast tour is definitely a highlight of the trip, and no creature is treasured more then the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, often seen at our snorkeling spot at Nualolo Kai. Hawaii is home to five species of sea turtles. Olive ridleys, loggerheads, green, hawkbills and leatherbacks. Green…

History of Na Pali Coast [Kaua’i]

Na Pali Coast is located on the North-west side of the island of Kaua’i. The  17-mile stretch of coastline is not connected to any roads, makes it nearly inaccessible, except by boat or helicopter. The coastline is regarded as the most beautiful portion of Hawaii, and is the number #1 must do when visiting the island. “Na…

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…

3 Travel Apps for Your Kauai Vacation

Three fun apps for you to download to use on your Kauai vacation. Kauai Beach Guide This app is a great resource for anyone who is looking to find which beach to go to. It lists the recommendations of beaches for different activities: water sports, swimming, snorkeling. It also lists amenities at each beach, such…

Best Quality Snorkel Gear

Quality is important at Na Pali Pirates. We believe that our guests deserve the very best. To make sure that we give our guest the best Na Pali snorkeling and swimming experience, we always make sure of two things: that conditions in the water are good and our snorkel gear is the best in the…

3 Easy Ways to Travel Green [Eco-Friendly]

Na Pali Pirates is committed to keeping our precious Na Pali Coast pristine and preserved for everyone to enjoy. Our annual beach clean up is just one of the many ways we take responsibility in being sustainable, low-impact and eco-friendly operation. Here are some other easy solutions we encourage all of our captains and guests to…

Na Pali Tour: North Shore vs South Side vs West Side Departure

When picking a tour company to go on our Na Pali Coast raft tour, one of the factors you will be weighing is location, location, location. Depending on other activities planned during your time on Kauai, you might default to booking something that is closer to your lodging. The most common spots for a Na…

Most Fun Na Pali Coast Tour

Are you looking for fun and adventure on the open seas? Na Pali Pirates is the choice for you! Our Na Pali Coast Rafting Tour does it all and more! Fast, exciting, and boat loads of fun, Na Pali Pirates is the perfect adventure for anyone wanting to explore their wild side. Our 27 foot…

Top 5 Must Do on Kauai

Eat Local Kauai has an abundance of freshly grown local fruit and vegetables and Kauai-made products. Some of our favorite places to eat local are Cafe Lure in Waimea, Koloa Fish Market, and Aloha ‘Aina Juice Cafe in Puhi. Hike in Koke’e Koke’e State Park is a great place for day hiking. The trails are full of lush native vegetation,…

Now Offering Tours 7 Days a Week!

Na Pali Pirates is the premier rafting tour of Na Pali Coast. We are now doing tours DAILY from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Na Pali Pirates operates a 27 ft Zodiac Hurricane Rigid Hulled Raft for its Na Pali Coast adventures on Kauai. Our vessel started life as a Navy Special Operations Vessel prior to being acquired…

Pineapple: The Golden Treasure of the Pirate Tour

The reviews are in – people love our pineapple! Our crew slices and dices up the pineapple right there while the Na Pali Coast tour is anchored at Nualolo. Something about the combination of the salt water, warm weather and sweet local pineapple, perfectly chilled and freshly cut, make it the very best! “…if that is not enough…

Dolphins You’ll See on Na Pali Coast Tour

Dolphin encounters are one of highlight of any Na Pali Coast Boat Trip. The Hawaiian word for dolphin is Nai’a. There are 4 kinds of dolphins in the Hawaiian waters, and the two most common species spotted in the waters around Kaua’i are Bottlenose Dolphins and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. Bottlenose Dolphins are the most common…

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