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Na Pali Riders, Kauai

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3.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • 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 complain...  read more »
  • 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 t...  read more »
  • 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 f...  read more »
  • One of the best adventures you can do while on the island. The best captain and staff. All very nice and accommodating. They also take professional photos for you for purchase at the end of the trip.
  • SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!! This is the biggest fraud scam I have ever seen. Did not get anything that was advertised. We paid over $500 for absolutely nothing! They are not willing to refund my money so I have started the procedure to get my money back through the atty general consumer complaint dept. I have never been ripped off this bad in my life. The guy that left the other review was spot on. Take it from us DO NOT EVER BOOK WITH THESE PEOPLE, THEY WILL FRAUD YOU. I also asked before our tour date and made sure that they have life jackets on board. THEY INSISTED they did. So when we did stop for a bit, not where promised to snorkel, my daughter wanted in the water. His exact words were "if they need a life jacket they shouldn't be in the water" yet that is the only place there is to go when you have a tiny bladder. I told him that I was pissed that he wouldn't give me a life jacket for her and offered to get it for him since he seems to have forgotten how to get them out. He still did not get one for me. Luckily another tourist let us borrow a blow up one that she had brought. If they shouldn't be in the water without a life jacket then why do they accept tourists as young as 5? How many 5 yr olds are strong enough to swim in the ocean without life jackets??? My 5 yr old isn't. I honestly don't think they even have life jackets on board. After going on a real snorkel tour in Maui for less than half the price through the pacific whale foundation, I saw how extremely bad we were frauded. And guess what, yep even the adults on the Maui tour wore life jackets. All of my kids did too. They had a blast. Completely different from the horrible experience with Na Pali Raft Riders! In closing I will not give up until I get my money back!!! Save yourself and your money.
  • Great captain and perfect views (with good weather). Get ready for the bull ride of your life if you sit in the front!
  • This is an action adventure boat ride. I certainly wouldn't take kids as it is rough. They get you really close to the astounding Na Pali coast, with stories and history. I was really excited to go in the sea caves and snorkel, but the sea was too rough.
  • This tour had the potential to be good if the sea conditions are smooth. Unfortunately, due to what I assume are financial reasons, the owner runs tours when conditions are uncomfortable and unsafe. (And I'm not just being a wimp). The owner advised that the sea conditions were "3-4 feet" (I saw waves of at least 10 feet) and they they are "often much worse". It was basically 3 hours of hanging on for your life. One lady was crying, another woman puked over the side. There was no snorkeling, no sea caves, no snacks/drinks, no wildlife sightings and no refunds. We were stopped probably a total of 3 minutes on the entire 3 hour tour. The rest of the time we were flying over waves getting soaked. When we inquired about conditions prior to the tour we were told "oh, they're fine, no problems". Well, we really got to do none of the activities they advertised, so I'm not sure how they were "fine". If conditions are right, I'm sure it's good, but you will not be told if conditions are bad, they take your money and take you for a long, rough wet ride with decent scenery and that's it.
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