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Palikai Prices and Fees

Kaulana Palikai Charters of Napali Kai, Kauai

Compare our charter prices

Price Accomodations on board include: Lunch and drinks, snorkel equipment, floatation devices, fresh water shower,  private restroom, amenities, and easy boat access ladder.

Limited to 6 passangers for your safety and comfort.
( Certified for 12 passangers)
Personable guided captain

$179 :  The Na Pali Kai Kauwela Adventure Tour 

Individual Person
Shared guided tour
Incredible snorkeling experience
Season: Sweet Summer
Departure: Morning and Afternoon
Max 5 Hours
Weather Permitting


$1014 : The  Kaulana Pali Kai Private Charter   

Single Private Charter Reservation for a party 1-6pp
Custom Tour-locations stops, longer at specific location, varies
Departure times vary from 7am-1pm
Max 5 Hours

 

$169 : The Hoʻoilo Kohola Tour

Individual Person
Shared guided tour
Season: Whale Watch 
Departure: Morning and Afternoon
Max 4 Hours
Weather Permitting 

$954 : The Moana Private Charter

Single Private Charter Reservation for a party of 1-6pp
 Season: Whale Watch 
Departure: Early Morning
Max 4 Hours
Weather Permitting 

$169 :  The Imiʻloa Kauwela Adventurer

5 -12 years old (with current school ID)
Individual Person
Season: Summer and Whale Watch 
Departure: Morning and Afternoon
Max 5 Hours

$99 : Keiki and Kamaliʻi Child Fee

4 years old
Individual Person
Season: Summer and Whale Watch 
Departure: Morning 
Max 5 Hours

Varies  : Full Day or Specialties 

Varies

Varies : Children Marine Programs

Varies

Fees: Hawaii Sales Tax 4.712%

Fees: Harbor and Dock Tax 3%

Payments:

Credit Cards are Held for Verification.

Payments: Cash, Debit or Credit

Major Credit Cards accepted : Visa, Mastercard & American Express

See Boat Terms, Policy and Conditions for more information

Captain Kamu

THE CAPTAIN

Captain Kamu

Native Kauai’ian, Hawai’i Capt. Kamuela promises to provide a safe, fun, and adventurous outing based over 35 years of experience on the Napali Coast. Also very important, though, is that Kamuela and his family was born and raised on the Kauai Coast, which they spent most summers boating, rafting and hiking into – Nualolo Kai, Miloli’i Valley, Kalalau Valley, All of North shore & Hanalei Bay, Kauai. His family heritage brings with him the type of authentic Kaua’i knowledge and history that can greatly enhance not only your tour of the coast but also your entire stay on this island.

Capt. Kamuela and his family have put in years of traditional history restoring, preserving, conserving and education on the archaeological sites of the Napali coast without the need of non-profit organizations. It is part of the ethics of their Hawai’ian stewardship philosophies. You have come a long, long way to Kaua’i to see and learn some amazing things about this natural and secluded environmental monument that you can’t find on the world-wide web.  You will also share his families love of the water, whom are avid surfers, spear divers, traditional fishermen, shoreline gatherers, long-liners, kite surfers, canoe racing, biologist, culturalists, Polynesian sailors/ Modern sailors and scuba divers.

*When you book a tour through KaulanaPaliKai.com you are guaranteed to have Native Kaua’i guides.

*DA HUI- Captain and Crew can be seen on www.facebook.com/kaulana.palikai

 

Kohola Winter Whale Watching

We are the only private charter that focuses on Whale Watching and Research. You have the choice to avoid touring the coast and spend more time exploring whales and find out why and when they come to Kauai, Hawaii. You will be able to share the experience with a small group of people or just your family up close and personal.

The Hoʻoilo Kohola Tour $169 per person

Seasonal Winter Whale Watch

September thru April Seasonal

The Moana Private Charter is  $954 (option 1-6 people) per reservation

Seasonal Winter Whale Watch

September thru April Seasonal

OUR MISSION BY KOHOLA LEO

Our mission is to be a voice for the whales. Our goal is to ensure their protection along with the Ocean world in which they live and love. Through education and public outreach we hope to generate care, compassion and action from the public to help protect the whales and their habitat.
These highly intelligent, conscious, sentient, and gentle beings are in need of help. Hawaii is unique in that we are the only state which is the mating and birthing grounds for the endangered North Pacific Humpback whales. Their habitat is facing many serious threats: including entanglement, Sonar and acoustic impacts, vessel strikes, chemical pollution, fishing by-catch, overfishing, ocean acidification, plastic garbage ingestion, reef destruction….  Together, we can turn this around.

We include educational brochures, speaker and fun fact sheets and stickers for kids to take home. 

KAUAI

How is the weather on Kauai?

Weather on Kauai can be rainy at times, that’s how we got the name Garden Island. The north east side of the island gets the most rain up to 150 inches of rain per year. The weather comes from the northeast. The average weather is northeast trade winds 10-25mph light morning and afternoon showers. The west side of the island is the drier side which gets about 15 inches of rain per year. We depart from the sunny, drier side of the island going to the Napali Coast. Going to Napali Coast from the Westside is also a lot calmer because the trade winds are blocked by the island.

We are world travelers, what about hitchhiking?

We have been asked before many times. We donʻt recommend it, if your not the resourceful type, you are far away from your location. We also donʻt recommend it, if you are going on the charter because we leave on time.  These days, hitchhiking is not done by many locals and vacationing visitors, but it is pretty safe and done more here by world traveling backpackers.

Where will the Kauai bus take me?

The bus does have a route which runs between Lihue and Kekaha. You can download the Kekaha Bus Schedule from http://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments/TransportationAgency/BusSche… and also find the schedule of any connecting bus routes you need (for instance if you are in Hanalei you will need to take the Hanalei to Lihue bus and transfer at a shared stop). The “Old Kekeha Store” stop will take you slightly past the harbor but is not a very far walk. If you miss that stop you can jump off at the intersection of Elepaio road and Pueo road, but then you will be about a mile and a half away. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask the bus driver what stop is nearest the harbor and they will likely point it out for you as you pass.

What if I am on the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)?

THIS RECOMMENDATION IS FOR BOTH CREW & VISITORS

The NCL Cruise docks on Wednsday, where you will be able to hang out near the cruiseliner. You will be able to spend more time in the town of Lihue using the Kauaʻi Bus Shuttle provided to you, or the shuttles of other activities. You wonʻt get to sight see much unless you are on a guided tour. We suggest you rent a car or jeep to fit it in your 2 day schedule, especially if you want to see Kokeʻe State Park, Waimea Canyon, Kealia Beach Park, Polihale Beach Park, Hanalei Pier, Napali Coast or other waterfalls and secluded places. If you would like to know what areas are easy to find and access, or how to see certain areas, feel free to ask us. To see the Napali Coast up close and personal you would need to go by boat. Contact Us at Kaulana Palikai.

We at Kaulana Palikai, recommend the 1PM charter on Thursday. We will have all Thursday afternoon available as long as weather permits. In your submissions or questions please inform us that you are on the NCL. We would like to confirm you before your arrival to Kauai. You will not be confirmed until you have spoken with a staff member. All Thursday afternoon charter are 5 hours and leave at 1PM.

You can either take a taxi for $100 or rent a car for $25 ($300 safety deposit).