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Kauai Boat Tours

Napali Coast, Niihau & Lehua Crater

Kauai Boat Tours

Napali Coast & Niihau Boat Tours

Since 1997, Holo Holo Charters has taken people on unforgettable adventures to Kauai’s, world-famous Napali Coast and remote locations like Lehua Crater off the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau. Say yes to adventure and come explore with us—4,000-foot cliffs, emerald valleys, secluded beaches, sea caves, lava tubes, dolphins, whales, snorkeling, sailing, sunsets, and much more!

On our Kauai boat tours, we help guests fully appreciate and absorb Kauai’s natural beauty, while respecting the island’s water, wildlife, land, people, and traditions, with our eco-friendly and meticulously maintained Kauai-built boats and talented staff. Whether you are seeking an all-day ocean adventure to the Napali Coast and Niihau, a sailing adventure with snorkeling, or a romantic sunset dinner cruise; we have an option for you.

Napali Coast Boat Tours

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The Best Kauai Boat Tours

More than just a boat ride, our mission is to take our guests on safe, educational, and awe-inspiring adventures that cultivate a sense of understanding and respect for Kauai’s ecosystem and cultural history. It’s our responsibility to conduct business using the best practices available to preserve the integrity of the water, land, and wildlife that we have the privilege of showcasing. Our intent is to strengthen Kauai’s economy by creating fulfilling jobs and careers, fostering our employees’ contributions to the island’s general health and well-being. By providing genuine aloha hospitality, we’re determined to earn and keep the reputation from our guests and our community of being the most professional and forward-thinking Kauai boat tour company, that we may exist and thrive for decades to come.

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Certificates & Awards

Holo Holo Charters has been named the #1 Best Boat Tour in the U.S.A. by the Newsweek Readers Choice Awards contest!


Providing the safest, most unique, and memorable ocean experience available.

Maintaining the best vessels and equipment on island.

Providing the highest degree of quality customer service available in the industry.

Being the best company to be a part of and work for.

Providing a solidly positive impact on both our ocean resources and our island community.

Fun fact—did you know that Holo Holo’s tour boats were all designed and built right here on Kauai? True story! Every other tour boat operating on Kauai was ordered and delivered from a faraway factory in a faraway land, but we’re proud to say that our company’s boats were designed by our company’s founder, specifically to tackle the unique and challenging ocean conditions Kauai faces as the westernmost island of the most remote island chain in the world. Our boats will enhance your Kauai boat tour experience, and so will our personnel.

Friends, winning the title of #1 Best Boat Tour in America is a major affirmation that 1.) our company’s ideals resonate with people and 2.) we’re succeeding in realizing those ideals.

Kauai Boat Tours to the Napali Coast & Niihau

Every single day, from sunrise to sunset, Kauai’s coasts sing a unique symphony of natural wonder. There’s the intensity of the rainbows, the fluctuation of the waterfalls, the playfulness of the spinner dolphins, and the majesty of humpback whales (seasonally). It is truly music to the eyes and sustenance for the soul watching the sun rising and setting into the ocean. We’re obsessed and we believe that it’s “the best thing to do on Kauai” and no visit to Kauai is complete without experiencing the island from the water.

Our Kauai-built boats are perfectly designed to take you and your family on an experience of a lifetime in the utmost safety, comfort, and style, to remote locations around the Napali Coast, Niihau, and Lehua Crater. Our talented team strives to provide impeccable service and deliver extraordinary ocean experiences. We’re ready to impress, so come holoholo with us and let us give you a big dose of vitamin sea!

Napali Coast Sunset Cruise

Holo Holo means to explore, to travel, and to go! We invite you to go the distance and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Travel in comfort and style to dramatic locations around Kauai and Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” of Niihau off uninhabited Lehua Crater. The waters of Niihau and Lehua are considered to be some of the best in Hawaii with over 100-feet of visibility and unique lava formations with rare endemic sea life you won’t find anywhere else. Experience ancient Hawaii from the water by power or sail during a Napali Coast Sunset Dinner Cruise and experience majestic waterfalls, hidden sea caves, towering cliffs, and lush valleys.

Holo Holo Charters offer Kauai private boat tours to sightsee and snorkel locations like Napali Coast, Niihau, Lehua Crater, Honopu, Kalalau, and Kipu Kai. It’s our promise to provide the cleanest, safest & most unique ocean experience available with the highest degree of aloha spirit customer service. Voyage with us today on one of our Kauai boat tours and see why we were voted in the top 10 “Best Boat Tour in the US” for three years in a row (2021, 2020, and 2019).

"Fabulous Cruise"

Great service! Saw whales, sea turtles, bottle nose dolphins and spinner dolphins. The crew Drew, Emily and Jess were fantastic! They were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of information about the island and the sea life. Highly recommend this cruise line!

"Beautiful Ride"

From the moment we took off our shoes it was a great ride. The guys were great and personable. Plenty to eat and drink and the group size was just great. Not too crowded. Beautiful sunset and beautiful water topped off the adventure.

"Highlight of Our Trip"

The Holo Holo snorkel/sail was a great excursion! The sailing was especially a fun experience. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. Wasn’t a lot to see snorkeling, but it was still fun. Great activity for families. We saw monk seals, dolphins, turtles, and humpback whales from the boat.