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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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Extra memorable 30th birthday!

I wanted something extra special for my 30th and this was it! It was my husband's first time... read more

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Julie was like a little kid jumping up and down in the boat at the site of dolphins and whales... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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+1 808-332-7238

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Reviewed yesterday

I wanted something extra special for my 30th and this was it! It was my husband's first time snorkeling as well, and he was thrilled. All the tour staff was friendly and knowledgeable (fully embraces and embodies the Aloha spirit!), and we had a great...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Julie was like a little kid jumping up and down in the boat at the site of dolphins and whales, even though she does this every day. That got us all excited. Elijah was knowledgeable about different species of fish and coral and it was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on both this snorkel tour and a larger catamaran napali snorkel tour and this was by far the better of the two. It’s a small fast boat that cuts thru the waves so I didn’t get sea sick like I usually do. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Capt Tara is incredibly knowledgeable, kind and passionate about taking care of our oceans. We started the trip off whale watching while she educated us about these beautiful species. Then snorkeled in two different locations. At the second location the sea turtles were swimming in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I wasn't prepared for the kind of boat this was (kind of looked like an enormous rubber raft and you sat on the sides of it), but it was awesome anyway!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tara and our captain were amazing. They worked together very well. Taras energy and excitement to share her knowledge of whales made the trip even better. We ran into three different pods and saw some pretty spectacular behaviors along with an amazing sunset.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want the chance to see whales in the most ethical way, then this is the best trip. Captain Tara and her colleagues provide an informative and interesting boat trip, offering the potential to see whales.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Captain Adam, Julie and Elijah. Incredibly personable and knowledgeable. Their professionalism and expertise around the waters of Kaua’i made for a quality excursion. Great value!Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip. Staff were great. Snorkeled with sea turtles and manta rats. Would definitely go again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauai Sea Riders were very professional, fun, and informative. My husband is not the strongest swimmer and they were able to help him so that he could still get the most out of our snorkeling adventure. We both had a great time whale watching and...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
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Handyrandy2
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
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powdergirl
10 April 2016|
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There really is no wrong answer. Totally a matter of personal preference.
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