Discover the Napali Coast by kayak. This 17 mile Ocean Kayak Adventure begins on Kauai’s north shore and ends at Polihale Beach Park on the west side of Kauai. This is a 12 hour impressive day of coastal paddling, sea caves, plunging waterfalls, hanging valleys, secluded beaches and caving. The Napali Kayak tour is an epic ocean journey. You will paddle beyond the valley of Kalalau, past the famous arch of Honopu, and into the turquoise waters of volcanic sea caves. While you make your way along the coast you will paddle next to playful dolphins, sea turtles, and possibly a rare glimpse of Hawaiian monk seal.
Kayak through an ice cold waterfall that makes its way to the ocean from the mountains of Waialeale and paddle into a magical open ceiling cave. The best and safest equipment is offered to paddlers. Sit-on-top kayaks with self-bailing scuppers and comfortable backrests. Your kayak is equipped with a rudder, which improves steering and greatly improves forward paddling efficiency.
This is a one-way paddle that is done downwind. At about the halfway mark on the coast you will be able to make a beach landing and spend a few hours discovering Milolii, have a lunch and rest up for the remaining part of the tour. While at Milolii you beach comb, hike up the valley and visit an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. The final destination is Polihale Beach Park. The dramatic cliffs of the Napali Coast meet the longest white sand beach of the Hawaiian Islands. Here a shuttle van will pick you and your kayaks up and you’ll be transported back to Hanalei with an arrival around 7:30pm.
Tour Time Summer OnlyÂ May to September
- Available Monday Wednesday Fridays and Saturdays
- Check-in 6:00 am
- Duration 12 + Hours SUMMER ONLY
Check-in Location: Varies by Tour
- What To Bring:
- Kauai Activities E-Voucher#
- Sun protection
- Light long sleeve shirt
- Towel and change of clothes
- Guides are State certified in water safety
- Personal Flotation Devices
- Sit on top, two person kayaks with foot pedal, rudders and back rest
- Water resistant bags
- Lunch: turkey, roast beef, ham, or vegetarian, refreshments, juices and water
- Lightweight carbon fiber touring paddles
Restrictions: This tour is offered only in the Summer. Age Requirements: 16 years old . This is a strenuous journey.Â Physical Requirements: Participants should be comfortable in the water, in good physical condition and not prone to sea-sickness. About five to six hours of intermittent paddling.
Cancellation Policy: Because of the popularity of this tour and the fact that we can only guide 12 clients per day, our cancellation is 72 hours. Cancellations of tour within the 72-hr period (before activity date) will be charged at 100% of activity cost.