It’s an unforgettable day of wonder kayaking along Kauai’s famous Na Pali Coast. This full day activity is packed with adventure! Dip your paddle in the deep blue ocean and breathe in the fresh smell of the sea. You’ll feel the power of the ocean as you paddle beneath breathtaking 2,000 foot sea cliffs — this is Kauai adventure kayaking.
Experience the mystery of mist-covered valleys and sea caves that have become legendary. See waterfalls flowing from towering peaks into the blue Pacific. An epic, world-class ocean experience, and a day on the water you’ll never forget.
Vigorous & active 15-mile (24-km) ocean kayak ride
The Na Pali Kayak Adventure includes a great lunch. Your choice is either a turkey or veggie sandwich with a build-your-own buffet of assorted vegetables, mayo and mustard. Lunch also includes fruit and a delicious fresh-baked brownie. Cold bottled water and Hawaiian Sun fruit drinks are available throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring along their own sports drinks or energy snacks to enjoy during the day. No alcoholic beverages, please.
What to wear and bring
We recommend you bring a swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt , and/or windbreaker or light raincoat, sport-type sandals or aqua socks, waterproof sunscreen, billed hat with keeper, sunglasses with keeper, towel, and waterproof camera. These items can be purchased at our Poipu shop. We also recommend an over-the-counter medicine for seasickness that won’t cause drowsiness (i.e. Bonine). We suggest taking it the night before the tour, as well as the day of the tour. You can rinse off some salt at Polihale before the van ride home, so you may also want to bring an extra set of clothing and extra towel.
Restrictions For This Tour
The Na Pali Kayak Adventure is a somewhat strenuous 17-mile paddle in typically heavy seas of the Na Pali Coast. Don’t sign up unless you are up for a good workout and a challenge. This tour is best enjoyed by people who are physically fit and have some basic paddling experience. However, you may join us as a first time kayaker if you are athletically inclined and quick to learn new sports. No children under 15 on this tour please. Of course, this trip is not for non-swimmers.
Warning: If you are prone to severe seasickness this trip is not for you. If you feel that you may get slightly nauseous, we recommend motion sickness medicine such as Bonine, Dramamine, or Triptone (over the counter).
We’ll start at 3,600 feet elevation and take an easy cruise down to sea level. We take frequent stops to marvel at dramatic canyon cliffs, enjoy deep forest scenery, and look out over the majestic Pacific Ocean.