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4270 Kilauea Rd, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754-5239
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I can't recommend this tour enough! My 10-year-old son and I took this tour together during our recent vacation, and we loved it!! Gorgeous scenery, incredible caves, interesting and fun information from our guide, snorkeling with a turtle and beautiful fish at Tunnels, AND seeing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This boat trip was amazing! The sights were breathtaking along the coast , in the caves and while snorkeling. We have 3 teenagers who loved it too. They especially enjoyed the exciting trip back. Yes we got very wet but it was great! Captain Gary...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

I am a full time Kauai concierge and I only recommend booking with North Shore Charters for your Kauai North Shore stay. It's a fun/fast boat that will get you in all of the caves when water conditions allow. Time after time they have never...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank KauaiByStephanie
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This trip was absolutely our highlight of Kauai. Not only is the coastline dramatic and stunning beyond belief but the experience of riding in the zodiac was the absolute icing on the cake for us. Myself, husband and teenage sons had a ball. Sean was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank OnnieMelbourne
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My family of six had the best time on the morning tour 3 weeks ago. Booking with Janelle was such a pleasure. Our captain navigated the waters with great care, and he and his assistant were very informative and friendly! The snorkeling was fantastic as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jlgoneill
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I originally planned on taking a catamaran with a different company, but got cancelled on, and how lucky i was! While the idea of riding a zodiac for a few hours concerned me, it ended up being a blast, as not only were the sights...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Great way to see the napali coast. Staff at the office was very nice. Captain Gary, and Mikey were great. I did read some of the bad reviews, and they were mostly about the boat. This is a 27 foot zodiac boat. I thought the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank N8835MBscottp
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing morning we had on the NaPali coast on this tour! Shawn and Kai were great tour guides/hosts, the NaPali coast is spectacular, and snorkeling with sea turtles and the beautiful fish was the highlight of the day. The sea caves were breathtaking....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Doreen D
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the team at North Shore Charters for a truly brilliant tour of the Na Pali coast. Janelle is not only friendly and polite but is also very efficient and helpful. The coastline is stunning but the experience was topped off by Gary and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SJB236
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I visit Kaua'i every year for 6 to 8 weeks and I always take a trip down the coast with North Shore Charters. Everything is organised exceptionally well. Once you have checked in at the Kilauea office, Janelle will provide dry bags for every passenger....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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10 February 2016|
Response from Marlana M |
I did this tour off this same beach 5 years ago, but it was a bigger boat. Can someone give me some tips about these smaller boats. Since it's open (the boat I was on had a canopy) any suggestions about smart... More