Raft vs Large Catamaran
When researching the Na Pali Coast it can be overwhelming due to all the choices that come up on the search engine. Should you go with a large catamaran? How about kayaking the coast? How do you choose between eight different zodiac raft companies?!
Look no further than Na Pali Pirates!
Our raft is the most comfortable and adventurous ride along the Na Pali Coastline and our 5 hour tour is an endless amount of fun from the moment you reach the harbor!
The larger boats depart from Port Allen Harbor, which is generally a closer drive. However to access the Na Pali Coastline, a good portion of the tour is taken up by getting to and from the coast. There are also 49 other individuals on the larger boats and the captain is talking to you via microphone which (to us) is very impersonal. Not to mention, the larger boats cannot access the sea caves which is one of the most exciting and awe-inspiring things!
The list of pros to our small boats are endless!
Our raft is a former Special Operations Navy vessel and it has bulletproof hull and a sleek design which makes for the best raft along the coast. Travel in comfort and safety and enjoy the ride!
We are also able to snorkel at Nualolo Reef which is hands down the best along the Coast! Larger catamarans are not able to access this reef and must swim elsewhere.
Sea sickness is rather uncommon on our boats! Our small boats are quite similar to a jet ski in the manner that it is a fun and exciting ride. The wind is in your face and you are constantly engaged the entire tour!
Our boats leave from the West Side in Kekaha, which is the closest boat harbor to the Na Pali on the west side of the island. In no time, you will have incredible views and be able to experience the entire Na Pali Coast from one end to the complete other! (Most large catamarans turn around at Kalalau Beach)
Being a small boat, our raft is able to access all of the sea caves along the Na Pali Coast! If traveling with a large catamaran, they pass by the caves as if they didn’t even exist. We believe the caves are some of the most incredible parts along the Coast and couldn’t imagine not being able to explore them!
To join us and have the time of your life along the Na Pali Coast, book your Na Pali Pirates Adventure today, call us at 808-635-RAFT!! We cannot wait to show you everything the most beautiful coastline in Hawaii has to offer!