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Na Pali Riders, Kauai

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  • Disregard comments about disappointment when cancelling or postponing the ride. The ocean can get unruly quickly and you don't wanna be out there if they don't think it'll be safe. This was a great ad...  more »
  • Very unprofessional!! I booked the napali riders on Friday for Sunday since Saturday was completely full. I asked how many people were on Sundays raft and they said 8 with 10 being the the minimum to ...  more »
  • We loved the speed and personal nature of the rafting trip with Na Pali Riders, in and out of the caves and really entertaining and informative commentary as we cruised the coastline. A fabulous day!  more »
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  • It seems that all of the Kauia boat trips are almost double what is charged for the same type of excursions on Maui and the Big Island, with fewer frills ( no lunch, just fruit, chips and water). So the price of this company compared to others is the same,. There was no snorkeling and we did not go to Ke'e beach as promised because the water was too rough and they were concerned for 2 boatsick passengers. Those are valid reasons but then a partial refund should have been offered. We did get really close to whales and that was GREAT! If we had not spotted them, this would be a one star review. The rigid hull is a 3.5 hour ROUGH boat trip, so you need a strong stomach and sense of adventure, unless you are able to go in the summer when the waves are mostly flat. I would recommend skipping boat trips on this island ( other than summer, those should be great) until the prices come down. I think all boat companies should reduce their winter rate when they are unable to provide the advertised product. Go for the helicopter tour- money well-spent on Kauia.
  • Amazing tour. Dolphins and unmanned coast. Don't feel bad if you don't feel comfortable taking photos on the bumpy ride - they have a ride along photographer you can buy a CD from.
  • 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.
  • 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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