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Makana Charters and Tours

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“napali coast”(199 reviews)
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Native-Hawaiian owned and operated tours of Kauai's scenic Na Pali Coast. We use spacious catamarans that are large enough to walk around and be stable in the ocean, yet small enough to fit in the many sea caves along the coastline (weather...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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4516 Alawai Rd., Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96796
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Really enjoyed our trip with Makana Charters. As a returning local I was getting really turned off by other tourists' disrespect for the 'āina and the instant the captain met the group for the tour, he made it clear that we were to all respect...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank morosego
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful charter and tour; Rob and Tim provided wonderful tidbits of knowledge regarding the Napali Coast as well as the flora and fauna; We saw honu, spinner dolphins, a huge pod of tail slapping, breaching humpback whales and a multitude of birds...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Taylor T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The seas were too rough for snorkeling but otherwise we saw all we hoped to see. The boat was comfortable and the captain tailored our excursion to our desires as much as was prudent.

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hilary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience. Our whole family including grandparents and kids ages 10 and 14 loved it! Staff were friendly and helpful. We saw whales and dolphins!

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DayTrip477808
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Captain and crew did a fantastic job getting us close to the coast for great views and pictures. We saw whales and the crew gave the guests great info on Hawaiian culture and history. Highly recomend!

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Explore56243
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew was very knowledgeable about the island and took extra steps to see whales. The coast was breathtaking

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venture63742804047
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing traveling alone is not always easy but had an amazing experience, they knew where to go and show us the best places

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Makana knew that the surf was going to be too high for us to go on our original date, so they texted us on new year's eve to see if we wanted to go the next morning! Great customer service.We had a fantastic crew and...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sjacobs11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Captain and crew were wonderful, attentive, informative, and entertaining. There were 5 in our party, and we all had a good time.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shellywmf
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I took the morning Na Pali Coast snorkel tour on the 32 person catamaran. We got lucky and only about 20 people were on our boat. The boat was a nice boat that provided good accommodations. The captain was really good. He...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Discover201865
11 January 2019|
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Response from Scenic61497725824 | Reviewed this property |
We were also on the 32 passenger boat
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IziMoana
19 April 2018|
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Response from trailergypsy | Reviewed this property |
As a result of the weather, snorkeling wasn't an option.For snorkeling,, there are lots of great options from shore or a boat around Kauai. During the winter, when we visited, wave action does not allow any boats to go... More
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val s
9 September 2017|
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Response from AN4 | Reviewed this property |
Always moving. We were also on the Na Pali Kai III? It was wonderful. You get to go into the sea caves with them. Snorkeling sightseeing and dolphins in the water, what a treat!! We went on the morning boat.
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