About Holo Holo Charters
Holo Holo was founded on Kauai in 1997 with a simple idea: build amazing, high speed boats that can take Kauai’s challenging ocean conditions in stride and deliver visitors to remote and dramatic locations like the Napali Coast, Kipu Kai, Lehua Crater, and Niihau; combine that with an exceptional staff that’s focused on giving our passengers a first-class vacation experience and we’ve found a recipe for success. Contact us today at 1-800-848-6130 and choose one of our Napali Coast Tours.
We support the Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s principles of sustainable tourism, which addresses operating principles in the following content areas:
- Environmental Management
- Staff Management
- Interpretation Management
- Consumer Evaluation Management
- Marketing Management
Holo Holo Charters is the only company on Kauai certified by NOAA as Dolphin SMART, a voluntary program designed to promote responsible viewing of marine life. This involves educating our guests on the importance of responsible viewing practices and making sure we don’t disrupt the natural activities and behaviors of dolphins and other marine life. We recognize the importance of being stewards of the natural environment and strive to have minimal impact on the ecosystems that we utilize daily.
Holo Holo Charters is the only Kauai boat company featuring certification from the Kauai-Made program. All four of our vessels were designed and built on Kauai by the owner of Holo Holo Charters, Kevin Millett. These custom vessels were designed specifically to navigate the challenging ocean conditions around Kauai and Niihau. We are proud to be locally owned and operated, and our store in Port Allen features several Kauai-Made products available for purchase.
Take a Closer Look at Our Kauai Tour Fleet
Holo Holo: Our 65' Power Catamaran
Holo Holo is Kauai’s fastest tour vessel. At 65′, this agile power cat is long and wide enough to give you a swift, adventurous ride even at her top speeds. She’ll get you to the Napali Coast or Niihau faster than anyone else! She can carry 65, but we keep the numbers to 49 or less, which means more room to sightsee, snorkel, relax and enjoy all that Kauai has to offer.
Built with safety and comfort in mind, Holo Holo’s design is wide enough to eliminate any long, side-to-side rolling motion and the hulls are narrow to slice easily through the water, resulting in a smooth ride. And Holo Holo was designed and built specifically to handle the channel waters that separate the islands. With twin 450hp turbo diesels for propulsion, we get you to the beautiful sights of Napali and Niihau faster than any other vessel.
There are two heads (bathrooms) located on deck for your convenience (no need to climb or descend a ladder to use the facilities), with ample room to change into your bathing suit in privacy. Holo Holo also boasts a huge shaded cabin with windows that open to allow fresh ocean breezes.
Leila: Our Sleek Sailing Catamaran
With her sleek construction and design, Leila slips quickly and smoothly through the waters. The catamaran design allows for level sailing. With no more than 10 degrees of “heel,” you won’t be sailing sideways.
Although Leila’s two-hull design is based on a historical prototype, she truly is a modern, state-of-the-art vessel. The space-age epoxy/glass construction used to build Holo Holo was used in making Leila as well. This composite makes for a strong and safe structure. The mast and sail are of the best quality and modern design.
Leila has two entry/exit points for convenient movement on and off the boat while snorkeling. She also has two heads (bathrooms), one located on each side of the boat and are spacious enough to change from “sailing” to “swimming” attire.
Leila has all the modern luxuries and, at 28′ wide, there is ample room for lounging. She’s licensed to carry 45 people, but we keep it down to 37 to give you plenty of space to take in the views.
Adventurer II & III: Fun, Fast, Rigid Inflatables
Adventurer II & III are super-fast, modern, rigid-hull inflatable boats. Not to be confused with a Zodiac-type rubber raft, they’re made with a channeled fiberglass hull that cuts through the waves. Twin 225hp outboard motors allow for a top speed up to 30 knots!
The high speed of these rafts, combined with our unique North Shore departure brings the Napali Coast into view just minutes after we leave Hanalei Bay—no one gets to the coast faster.
These boats are designed for comfort as well as speed and safety.