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Review of Catamaran Kahanu

Catamaran Kahanu
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Eleele
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Na Pali Coast Tour experience the majestic cliffs, sea caves, and marine animals. Enjoy swim and snorkel. Best day on your vacation with Captain Lani Tours.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We did the 5-hour tour. If you're looking for a catamaran trip that's a little more unique, you'll enjoy Catamaran Kahanu. A father & son run a smaller boat, with typically less than 20 guests. You get some good history and narration of the islands and sights as you sail up to the north coast to tie up at a sheltered spot for lunch and a snorkel. We saw a pod of porpoises on the way up, and the kids are encouraged to lay down on the netting up in the bow to reach out and try to interact with them. They're playful creatures that love to look at you, and leap into the air, so that was a real highlight. If you're lucky you'll see whales (we didn't, but another couple in our hotel did) and we saw a turtle at the reef. What's really neat is that the captain actually treats you to some up close looks at the caves carved out of the lava by wave action. His smaller boat can actually back right into one, which you can't do on a larger cat! It was a fun experience, and much more personal. The son was a great tour guide, spending time talking with everyone while the captain is sitting up top. I definitely recommend this trip! Howard N., Calgary, Alberta.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience on Catamaran Kahanu! With or group of 8, ages 6 to 66, we were so happy to have found ourselves on a family boat with interaction directly with he captain and his family who have been on Kauai for generations. The captain for us to within 20 feet of a mama and her baby whale and porpoises swimming with the boat right under our noses. The story telling was captivating and so many laughs were had. THANK YOU, KAHANU! We will be back and tell all of our friends about you.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Highly recommend!! We saw everything we could have asked for and much more! The captain was AMAZING!!!

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