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Kauai Water Activities

Kauai is known for its lush scenery on land, but the waters of Kauai offer many additional unique adventures. Kauai is the home of the only navigable rivers in Hawaii. The three rivers are the Hanalei River, Huleia River, and the tranquil Wailua River, which is the most popular for kayakers. The breathtaking cliffs of the Napali Coast are best photographed from the panoramic views of a boat tour. For the less adventurous, Kauai’s magnificent beaches offer plenty of activities from swimming, snorkeling and surfing lessons. Be prepared to wear out your bathing suit in the warm waters of Kauai.

Things to Do on the Water

Snorkeling & Scuba on Kauai

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Surfing on Kauai

Surfing lessons and more

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Whale Watching on Kauai

Spot earth's largest mammals

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Na Pali Sail
Kauai
Blue Dolphin Charters
Summary

No visit to Kauai is complete without an adventure on Na Pali Coast! Blue Dolphin Charters is proud to run the two largest motor sailing catamarans on Kauai specializing in tours of Na Pali Coast and the forbidden island of Niihau. Let our outstanding crew make your trip an unforgettable experience!

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Outfitters Kauai
Summary

Enjoy the best Kauai water adventures and most exclusive parts of Kauai. Kayak or SUP to remote areas of Wailua and Hule'ia Rivers. Hike jungle trails through valleys to secluded pools and waterfalls on private Kipu Ranch. Sea kayak magnificent Napali Coast, or paddle the hidden beaches of Poipu.

Na Pali Coast
Kauai
Na Pali Riders
Summary

For 20 years, Na Pali Riders is still the only boat tour that takes passengers along the ENTIRE, 17-miles of Na Pali Coast. Our raft tours depart from Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, located in sunny Waimea Town. This is the west-side’s quickest route for for boats traveling to Na Pali Coast.

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Kauai
Kauai Bound
Summary

Kauai Bound is a locally owned snorkel, golf, underwater camera, and beach rental and retail shop located in Lihue at Anchor Cove Shopping Center. We carry quality dry snorkels with silicone masks, new Wilson golf sets, underwater cameras, and more!

Niihau + Napali Coast Super Tour
Kauai
Holo Holo Charters, Inc.
Summary

Our four Kauai built boats: Leila, Holo Holo, and Adventurer II & III; will get you to the fun faster, so you have more time to snorkel, sightsee, relax and enjoy the pristine waters and spectacular cliffs of the Napali Coast & Niihau. Reserve Your Kauai Tour today at 1-800-848-6130.

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Kauai
Makana Charters and Tours
Summary

Makana Charters is the only Na Pali tour company offering personalized or private morning and afternoon tours on the Na Pali coast on your choice of three vessels - a 32 or 12 person catamaran, or an adventurous tour on our shaded raft. Explore the sea caves, get under waterfalls, and snorkel.

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