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Na Pali Riders

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Address: Kauai, HI
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08:00 - 20:00
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Na Pali Riders is in Kauai. We specialize in Zodiac raft adventures along...

Na Pali Riders is in Kauai. We specialize in Zodiac raft adventures along Kauai's infamous Na Pali Coast. Tours include dolphins, whales, snorkeling, entering mystic sea caves, and an unforgettable journey not to be missed.

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for adventurers!

This is a really fun half day out for those with an adventurous spirit! The zodiac boats are not for the faint-hearted. You sit up on the inflated sides, holding on to ropes to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really fun half day out for those with an adventurous spirit! The zodiac boats are not for the faint-hearted. You sit up on the inflated sides, holding on to ropes to keep you stable, zipping across the ocean at high speeds. I had been in zodiacs before, so it didn't occur to me that I might get... More 

Thank KazAndTheBoys
Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were instructed to check in at 7:00 am for a 7:30 am departure. When we arrived at 7 am, "Captain Chris" was not there yet. We ended up not leaving until 8:30 am because two of the other passengers were late, which was frustrating. Once you are on the raft, the ride is VERY rough. You sit on the... More 

Thank cmegayers
Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so sorry you felt displeased with your tour with us, and hope we can make it better based on the feedback you've provided. Please email us at info@napaliriders.com so we can work on a method of compensation for your tour. Again, thanks for joining our tour and hope your vacation on Kauai was a good one. More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Clearly Captain Chris and Brad know their way around Kauai! We saw spectacular views along the way and got up close the the sea caves. We were told ahead of time that snorkeling was not in the itinerary as it was cold and a little rough m, but we spent what felt like a really good amount of time chasing... More 

Thank tms221
El Granada, California
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I first hopped aboard the zodiac boat with Cap'n Chris and a bunch of our wedding guests back in 2006. We took another run with him up to the Na Pali in 2011. So today, my wife and I took our 9 yr old daughter with us for our third trip; my kiddo's... More 

Thank Keith G
Redmond, Washington
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We were told we needed to reschedule our trip from noon to 7:30 am because of wind warnings. Turns out going earlier worked in our favor. This tour allowed us to see amazing views of the na pali coast line. We weren't able to enter the caves because of the rough weather this time of year but we got close... More 

Thank berlykim55
Greenwood, Indiana
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

First and for most - i wish I had read all the reviews before booking! Second - the 4 hour trip is actually barely 3! Third - we didn't even snorkel! If want a roller coaster ride on the ocean - go here. If you have ever been white water rafting? This is to the extreme! Go here. The waves... More 

Thank NancyCarroll
Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and we understand your disappointment in not being allowed to enter the sea caves or snorkel on your tour date. As we get into fall and winter season, the northwestern shores of the Hawaiian Islands will receive greater surf height conditions, and if it is unsafe to enter the sea caves, it is usually unsafe... More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Since there are no roads to see the Na Pali coastline, you have to view it by sea or air. The 30 foot Zodiac rafts are very safe and give a thrilling ride. Captain Chris is very experienced and points out things of interest and history along the way. You can see the sites where MANY movies and TV shows... More 

Thank Penny V
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

You know when you come across someone who has been doing the same thing for too long...Captain Chris is one of those guys. If you want the bad joking, dismissive, angry yelling tour guide who complains about previous clients and mumbles through the information at breakneck speed then this is the tour for you. To be fair the boat is... More 

1 Thank Katherine C
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The tour started by getting bogus directions from the receptionist. Then we were met by the owner of the company who didn't introduce himself. When we got on the boat he made a inappropriate comment to my wife which was rude. He was insensitive and was in such a hurry for the duration of the trip. One of the older... More 

3 Thank skidude3331
Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our tours. There was an incredible amount of traffic on the island of Kauai on your tour date (due to the fixing of a guard rail on the main highway), and we remember how frustrated you were when you arrived at the office because you had been driving for so long, and had accidentally... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Kauai. Captain Chris and his crew are very professional and made every effort to make this activity memorable. We traveled the coast in a 30 ft Zodiac which was fast and fun. Chris navigated the waters perfectly. We were able to visit several caves along the way up the coast. He got... More 

1 Thank Bruce H

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