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Na Pali Day Trip

Quick Details

  • 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 local Big Save market.

Na Pali Sea Kayaking Day Tour

After a historic flood in mid-April which caused massive damage to our island, we are excited to be starting the 2018 season. It’s been a rough go for our entire community, but Napali Kayak is looking forward to being back on the water with our guests. 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 local Big Save market

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
  • Chevron down What WE Provide
  • We provide you with a fully outfitted tandem kayak, dry bags, life vests and other necessary gear. You also get an education on kayaking, Oceana, Hawaiian history, geology, & local sea life. Plus, you get an award winning catered lunch, cold refreshments, and best of all, our famous free advice!

  • Chevron down What YOU Provide
  • For starters, a great attitude! Additionally, each person needs three liters of water, sun protection, a hat, shades, sun screen, waterproof camera, sea sickness medication (aka: cheap insurance) and a dry change of clothes. There is a print out of what to bring and what you need to know on the FAQ page.

We offer this amazing experience seven days a week from April to October. We would be happy to speak with you to answer any questions you may have.