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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7238
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We went to see Turtles and there were turtles all over. Green turtles. We came very close to... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Kapaa, Hawaii
Kauai Whale Watch Raft Trip

Trip was a lot of fun. Really like the boat - is much different than the catamarans, so it was a... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Salem, Oregon
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At team Sea Riders we pride ourselves in what makes us different from other companies. Kauai Sea Riders has been providing specialized small group Zodiac Eco Tours on Kauai since 2005. As a Marine Biologist, I have always focused on providing Eco Tours to our guests – focusing on education while at the same time having a great time. All of our staff are professionally trained and share the same passion and reverence for this amazing ocean environment we get to play in everyday! We choose snorkel locations that aren’t over crowded or common, and you will have a Divemaster guiding your snorkel adventure ensuring you have an exceptional snorkeling experience. At the end of the day, our goal is to have our customers feel that they have been expertly cared for, had an experience of a lifetime, and have learned something new about the ocean and its incredible inhabitants.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808-332-7238

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Reviewed yesterday

We went to see Turtles and there were turtles all over. Green turtles. We came very close to turtles on the surface that and lots of turtles down on the bottom of the ocean about 40 ft and the raft then went to a second...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Trip was a lot of fun. Really like the boat - is much different than the catamarans, so it was a nice change. We went right after very heavy days of rain, and did not see whales,,,but we also noticed we had stopped seeing them...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to snorkel and tour the sea coast; Adam and Julie took wonderful care of my spouse while I tended a mending knee on land. Whales, turtles, fish and seals abounded up close and personal with skilled crewing and excellent timing. Beautiful weather and...More

Thank Sensei-01913
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend & I signed up for the South Shore Snorkel Tour with Captain Adam & Elijah. It’s a 3 hour snorkel adventure on a zodiac raft. We stopped at 2 snorkel sites way out in the ocean away from all the beach snorkelers. There...More

Thank Roxannneeeee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Riders was certainly not concerned with their customers satisfaction or comfort on Feb 5th ! Do not book online....wait until you get here to check weather and surf !!! We booked online before we got here and called the previous day to find out...More

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MissPuakai, Public Relations Manager at Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Your feedback is really important to us as we are always striving to be better. The Hawaiian Islands represent one of the most isolated island chains of anywhere in the world and we are very vulnerable to weather. Conditions can change quickly and are not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually didn't make it out on the water, due to weather and visibility. They canceled our trip after taking all of the necessary steps to try to make it happen. I understand that it's a tough decision for the captain/company to make. I also...More

Thank Pete I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kauai in January and it was overcast and rainy when we arrived at our hotel so we hesitated on whether we want to go into the water, but we were so glad we did! We realized that the water on the south side...More

Thank Chiq4Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a whale watching tour with Kauai Sea Riders. Captain Tara and crew did a tremendous job of navigating the rough waters to give us a whale watching experience we will never forget. The zodiac was a really fantastic way to experience this. We...More

Thank LA150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My spouse and I took the 745am snorkel zodiac tour with Julie and capt. Ron. They are great! Friendly and helpful and dint act like this was just one more boat ride of tourists. They genuinely live what they do and shared with us. Major...More

Thank Renee W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with Captains Tara and Adam on a whale watch tour, and the passion that these two (particularly Captain Tara) has for the ocean is very commendable. The day we went was pretty choppy and presented some challenges, but Tara and Adam did a...More

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Peter L
3 January 2018|
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Response from Robin B | Reviewed this property |
We had an unusually calm day so were able to go along most of the entire coast and went into several caves. We did snorkel and saw a turtle and many fish. Also saw a huge family of spinner dolphin on he way out and back in... More
23 March 2017|
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Response from MissPuakai | Property representative |
We primarily operate out of Kukuiula Boat Harbor in Poipu. We do have a second boat that departs out of our west side harbor just past Waimea for West Side Whale watches in the winter, and our Napali Coast tours in the... More
9 April 2016|
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Response from wilcofan33 | Reviewed this property |
There really is no wrong answer. Totally a matter of personal preference.