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Napali Day Trip – Polihale

Quick Details

Due to the recent flooding and road closures on Kauai, please call to book only for reservations through the end of May. We are taking reservations for May via phone, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays. If access road is still closed we will be running round trip from Polihale. 

  • Age requirements at least 14 years old.
  • 10-12 miles
  • Approximately 5 hours
  • Check in time 4:45 a.m. at our Hanalei headquarters; or 6:30 a.m. at the Russian Fort.

Na Pali Sea Kayaking Day Tour

We now offer our Na Pali Day trip from Polihale State Park on Kauai’s west side.

This round trip sea-kayak adventure from Polihale to Milolii is approximately 10-12 miles (usually a five-hour trip). This side of the island is the leeward side which offers calmer conditions, smoother paddling, and less likeliness for sea sickness. As conditions allow, we kayak on for a snorkel at Nualolo Kai and cruise through sea caves.

The kayak caravan lands on the remote beach of Milolii for a catered lunch and a well deserved break. Here, guests have an hour or so to explore the valley, comb the beach for the elusive sunrise shell, or find a nice shady tree and let the wind whir you into a nap. We return to Polihale between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. (conditions permitting). Polihale landings can be thrilling and treacherous so have all your gear strapped, buckled, clipped, and be ready for action.

After everyone lands, we throw a big high five, take a quick swim, then do one last push to help portage gear and kayaks to the trailer. At the beach park, you can shower off and grab a cold refreshment before the ride out.

Tour Details

Check-in location options:

  • 4:45 a.m. at our Hanalei headquarters
  • 6:30 a.m. on the west side of the Waimea town at the Russian Fort.

Our transportation services are licensed to drive in the park areas. If you choose to drive yourself, please be aware of your car’s rental rules about driving on the park road.

If you decide to drive, park on the west side to have activity options after the tour. You can enjoy amazing sunsets, try Jojo’s famous shave ice, or shop and dine in Poipu!

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition
  • No major health issues or back problems
  • No pregnancies beyond first trimester
  • Strong swimming ability