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Na Pali Riders

Kauai, HI
+1 808-742-6331
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Beautiful coastline but the captain isn't

You know when you come across someone who has been doing the same thing for too long...Captain... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Katherine C
Sydney, Australia
The Captain is a incentive jerk!!! 👎👎👎

The tour started by getting bogus directions from the receptionist. Then we were met by the owner... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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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...More

1  Thank Katherine C
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...More

3  Thank skidude3331
Napali_Riders, Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

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...More

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....More

1  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The short and sweet: Great customer service and communication A powerful and fast raft Beautiful scenery Cool animal encounters Some good and not so great provisions Plenty of photo opportunities and the option to purchase a DVD This is not for people who get motion...More

2  Thank Amy T
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Although the na pali coast is great and we got to see the caves which is something you can't if going on a catamaran. I would not recommend this option of tour, it is too long (4h) for a strenuous ride in which you get...More

1  Thank Silvia_bilbao_13
Napali_Riders, Guest Relations Manager at Na Pali Riders, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

The 30' Zodiac raft utilized with Na Pali Riders creates a very thrilling, adventurous ride for passengers who are seeking this type of experience when touring Na Pali Coast. Morning tours at 7:30 am are always calmer and have more dolphin encounters as this is...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Captain Chris, John and Brad were an excellent team to excursion with. They paid attention to safety, showed us all the best that the Napoli coast has to offer. They were fun, attentive and courteous to all guests. The boat was comfortable even at maximum...More

Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went on this tour as a family. We saw dolphins and sea caves. There was also snorkeling. It was a fantastic way to see the coast.

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Chris took us on an amazing adventure exploring the Na Pali coast! The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and we always felt safe as we explored the coast, waterfalls, and caves. Thank you and we look forward to the next adventure.

Thank Hailchaser
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Your in a zodiac raft and if it's a windy day, you're going to bounce and bounce your way towards the Na Pali which means as you hold on to the rope if sitting on the sides of the raft, your knuckles are going to...More

Thank TravelinWillers
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This tour is not what I expected. I was hoping for a nice calm ride along the coast where I could take pictures and relax. This was the complete opposite and I held on for dear life as this tour hits every wave and gets...More

1  Thank areimer99
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