Voyage to the Napali Coast and let us wine you and dine you, as we sail off into the sunset on our gorgeous & comfortable 50’ catamaran, Leila. Make sure to bring your camera on this spectacular Kauai tour.
Napali Snorkel Sail - 5hr
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 5-12
Napali Coast Snorkel & Sailing Tour
No trip to Kauai is complete without experiencing the iconic Napali Coast. Let Holo Holo Charters be the outfit to take you to this most magical location, on our comfortable catamaran Leila— for sightseeing, wildlife viewing, sailing, swimming, and snorkeling. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages are included on our Napali Snorkel Sail tour that’s an ideal Kauai activity for families, groups, and couples. Come aboard for lots of fun in the sun on this high-value, 5-hour excursion that’s both relaxing and action-packed.
Leila is a 50-foot long, 28-foot wide motorized sailing catamaran that was built right here on Kauai, by a crew led by our company’s founder. Leila’s sleek design was ahead of its time when she was constructed in the 1990s and she’s aged like a fine wine, having been meticulously maintained, modified, and updated with the latest marine technology all these years. Sailboat enthusiasts will appreciate her design that doesn’t just look beautiful but is functional as well– her skinny hulls and low center-of-gravity provide superior stability and comfort in comparison with top-heavy, double-decker boats. There’s plenty of room to spread out on Leila, lots of shade, two bathrooms, and even a slide off the stern!
Once on board, we’ll enjoy a continental breakfast of cheesy scrambled eggs, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate as we motor west and north out of Port Allen, along Kauai’s beachy and arid westside. Your captain will narrate the journey with authentic stories, legends, and facts about Kauai’s history and geology and our friendly crewmembers will be right there to anticipate your needs and help you have the best day ever—taking your picture, taking your plate, answering your questions, showing you to the bathroom, etc.
All day, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for ocean wildlife such as Hawaiian spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, flying fish, pelagic sea birds, and seasonally (December – April)—humpback whales that have migrated more than 3,000 miles from Alaska to Hawaii for their winter breeding and calving season.
After we pass the longest stretch of beach in Hawaii, Polihale Beach, we’ll begin to enter the heart of the sacred Napali Coast Hawaii State Wilderness Area. Here, your jaw will drop, and your heart will swell as your eyes behold one of the most stunning places on the planet. Words don’t do justice to the magnificence that nature has created over more than five million years of volcanic activity and erosion. Her 4,000-foot cliffs, dozens of waterfalls, pristine beaches, sea caves, sea arches, and general astounding beauty will have you feeling all the feels and then some.
Somewhere along the way, your Captain will use their discretion, taking into account the day’s particular ocean conditions, in choosing where to stop for Kauai snorkeling. We have quality snorkel gear in all sizes for everyone, including masks, fins, goggles, and flotation devices. Your crew members will cover basic snorkeling instruction before jumping in the water with you, on paddleboards, to be sure everyone’s having a safe and enjoyable swimming and snorkeling experience. Conditions permitting, we’ll spend about 50 minutes in the water and of course, anyone that doesn’t feel like snorkeling is welcome to stretch out on Leila and simply enjoy being out on the water, with nothing but the peaceful sounds of waves lapping against the hulls.
After sightseeing and snorkeling, it’s lunch time! We have a fresh, colorful, and satisfying lunch of build-your-own sandwiches, crisp veggies with ranch and hummus, noodle salad, and fresh baked cookies. Holo Holo Charters is the only Kauai boat tour company to be certified Ocean Friendly by the Surfrider Foundation, and all our meals are served on “real” plates with real silverware and reusable cloth napkins. No single-use serving ware here folks! Beverage-wise, we’ve got water, juices, sodas, and a nice selection of domestic and Hawaii craft beers, hard seltzers, and wine spritzers that you’re welcome to enjoy after snorkeling.
Heading south, back towards Port Allen, is typically when Kauai’s trade winds are favorable for downwind sailing. Your crew members will hoist Leila’s main sail and unfurl the jib sail, and Captain will turn off the motors, allowing us to travel along solely by the power of the wind. Sailing is such a feeling– so peaceful and yet so powerful! As the wind allows, we’ll typically enjoy about 30 minutes of sailing before it’s time to motor back to Port Allen, returning safely and on time.
When it comes to Kauai snorkeling tours, there are options. Choose Holo Holo Charters for comfort and stability on our vessel Leila, high-quality food and beverages, professional service with genuine aloha, and our company’s commitment to protecting Kauai’s natural and cultural resources.
The Napali Snorkel Sail tour offers a little something for everyone in your group and makes life easy by including breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snorkel gear. Once you’re on board, we’ll take care of absolutely everything, so you can fully relax and enjoy the experience. If you’re on the fence or having a hard time choosing between tours, please don’t hesitate to call our staff at 808-335-0815; we’re standing by and more than happy to help you select the most appropriate Kauai boat tour for you and your group.
- Medium Roast Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
- Breakfast Pastries
- Scrambled Eggs with Sauteed Veggies & Cheese (Vegetarian/GF)
- Fresh Fruit Salad (Vegan/GF)
- Oatmeal packets available
- Locally Made Bread (GF Option Available)
- Deli Meats (Turkey, Ham, Pastrami, Salami)
- Cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss)
- Sandwich Veggies (Lettuce, Tomato, Sprouts, Onion, Pickles, Pepperoncini)
- Sauces (Mayo, Mustard, Horseradish Mayo, Sriracha)
- Pasta Salad (Vegetarian)
- Veggie Crudité with Ranch (Vegetarian) and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Vegan/GF)
- Coconut Cookies
- Sugar Cookies
Your Tour Includes
- See the Napali Coast, amazing marine life, and more!
- Continental breakfast and gourmet deli lunch
- Soft drinks and water; wine and beer served after snorkeling
- All snorkeling equipment and instruction
- The chance to see humpback whales (peak season Dec-Apr)
- Check in at 7:00 a.m. at our Port Allen location (time varies by season).
- Tour length: 5 hours
- For safety, no pregnant women or children under 5 are allowed on this tour.
- Tax not included
Note that tours often fill up 2-3 weeks in advance. Booking your tour early in your vacation window is a good idea in case the weather forces us to postpone your tour.
We pride ourselves on creating fun and memorable ocean adventures for our guests. Your safety is our top priority; therefore, all tour routes, destinations, and snorkeling activities are dependent on ocean and weather conditions. If you are joining us during our winter season November – March, tours can be more often impacted by weather. Conditions around Kauai can change quickly, so our expert captains are constantly analyzing and may wait until check-in time to determine the best route for the day. If that occurs you will have the opportunity to go on the altered tour, reschedule to another day (availability permitting), or cancel your tour at no charge if it is weather-related. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 808-335-0815 so we can help create the best experience for you and your family!
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. – Learn more.
“We’ve been on many paid-tours, and I’m not sure we’ve ever had a more enthusiastic, helpful, fun and funny crew – they seemed to be having as much fun as we were!“