Holo Holo Charters - Na Pali & Niihau Snorkeling Supertour
This ocean adventure is unlike any other in Hawaii. Much more than a simple shoreline cruise, this tour takes you all the way to Hawaii’s “Forbidden Isle,” a place few people ever get to see. The island of Niihau is privately owned and not open to tourism. So the only way to see this isolated Hawaiian island is on a boat tour.
Departing from Kauai’s south shore, you’ll first cruise along the island’s west shore while enjoying a delicious breakfast served on board. You’ll get to see Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, with its stunningly beautiful 3,000-foot sea cliffs, isolated beaches, sea caves and waterfalls.
Then you’ll head across the channel to Niihau, where the boat will anchor at a great snorkel spot. Since Niihau has no modern industry to speak of, the offshore waters are pristine. Enjoy some fantastic snorkeling in this aquatic paradise.
Later, you’ll be served a gourmet deli-style buffet lunch. Assorted soft drinks are served throughout the day, and beer and wine are available after snorkeling.
- Cruise along Kauai's beautiful west and north shores and see the Na Pali Coast
- Head over to Niihau Island and snorkel at a prime snorkel spot
- Unique photo opportunities of Hawaii's "Forbidden Isle"
- All snorkeling equipment and instruction is included
- Turkey + Cheddar Wrap or a Vegetarian GF Hummus Wrap
- Somen Salad: Vegetarian
- Veggie Crudite: Vegan/GF
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Vegan/GF
- Ranch: Vegetarian
- Chocolate Chip Cookies & Oatmeal Craisin Cookies: Contains Butter + Eggs
- Beer and wine available after snorkeling
Deli-Style Buffet Lunch:
- Turkey & cheddar wrap OR vegetarian wrap with hummus
- Somen salad
- Vegetable crudite
- Beer, Wine, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices
Kauai Sea Cave
Kauai Sea Turtle
- Where and When:
- Check in at 6:00 am. Returns at 1:30 - 2:00 pm.
Check in at Port Allen Harbor, 4353 Waialo Rd, Eleele, HI 96705 View Map
Arrive at least 10 minutes early and park in the designated dirt parking lot just past the Holo Holo Charters office on the right side of the street. Look for the Holo Holo sign. Do not to park in the paved parking lot behind the office building.
- No expectant mothers.
Children must be 5 years or older.
You must bring your prescribed medication with you (i.e. inhalers, epipens, diabetic medication or other daily meds).
Non-swimmers are not allowed in the water.
Full face snorkel masks are not allowed due to them not being deemed safe. You must use a traditional 2-piece snorkel & mask set which will be provided or you can bring your own.
Guests should be able to assist themselves onto tour vessel. Not recommended for individuals who have or have had back problems, recent injuries or surgeries, or suffer from severe motion sickness (no refunds are given for sea sickness). Seasickness is best prevented with an over-the-counter remedy.
No smoking of any kind on board the vessel or on the dock.
Drones/unmanned aircraft are not allowed on board the vessel
This is an adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. It may not be suitable for some folks (all physically challenged individuals are subject to captains discretion). Snorkeling depends on ocean conditions. We do not land on shore.
Spray-on/aerosol sunscreen is a safety hazard and may not be used on board the vessel. We encourage using reef-friendly sunscreens.
All Holo Holo tours are "bare-foot" - passengers will need to remove their shoes prior to boarding. Only orthopedic/diabetic exceptions will be made at Captain's direction.
All tour routes and destinations are subject to change without notice. Ocean conditions can and will sometimes turn rough. Cancelled tours by Holo Holo Charters are fully refundable or gladly rescheduled.
Holo Holo vessels are equipped with sensitive marine heads (toilets) that will clog if any foreign objects are flushed. If you flush something other than what your body produces and the toilet paper we provide, you may be responsible for the cost of repair.
- Special Notes:
- Operation Days:
- 7 hours
- HoloHolo Charters
- The Holo Holo is a 65-foot power catamaran and Kauai's fastest tour vessel. She can carry 65 passengers, but this tour is limited to 45 passengers or less, which means more room to sightsee and relax. Built with safety and comfort in mind, Holo Holos design is wide enough to eliminate any long, side-to-side rolling motion. The hulls are narrow to slice easily through the water, resulting in a smooth ride. The Holo Holo is equipped with two heads (bathrooms) located on deck (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.