Napali Coast Boat Tours: Everything You Need To Know [2024]

If you’re coming to Kauai, there’s almost surely one thing that’s on your bucket list—seeing the rugged and green Napali Coast. But getting to this stunning place isn’t exactly easy—the only way to get there is via air, hiking trail, or boat. While all of these ways have their merits, seeing the Napali Coast via boat tour uniquely affords you the ability to explore its caves, get up close and personal with some of Hawaii’s incredible sea life, and appreciate the grandeur of its 4,000-foot cliffs from the water. Here’s everything you need to know about seeing the Napali Coast via boat tour, including what to expect and exactly which tours you should book.

Ho’opi’i Falls Trail in Kauai: Everything You Need to Know

The Ho’opi’i Falls Trail is the quintessential Kauai hike, with a path winding through a lush rainforest of vines and primeval ferns and two beautiful waterfalls, cascading down rocky cliff sides. While the hike is stunningly gorgeous, it definitely has a few quirks along the way, like some sections with EXTREME mud and sketchy scrambling down a steep slope. Here’s everything you need to know about the Ho’opi’i Falls Trail. 

Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail: Everything You Need to Know

One of the most bucket list-worthy hikes in Kauai is the Kalalau Trail, which winds across 11 miles of the rugged Napali Coast. But if you aren’t lucky enough to snag a backpacking permit for this coveted trail or you don’t have time to go on a multi-day adventure in Kauai, the next best option is the Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail, which consists of the first two miles of the Kalalau Trail with an offshoot to a jaw-dropping 300-foot waterfall. But you’ll still need to do some planning ahead to hike to this beauty—and there are some tips that will make your hike a whole lot more enjoyable. So here’s everything you need to know about hiking the Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail.

Doors Off Helicopter Tour in Kauai: Everything You Need to Know [2024]

Kauai has a few unmissable activities—-hiking the Kalalau Trail, peering over the rim of Waimea Canyon, and seeing the island’s spectacular landscape on a helicopter tour. If you want to kick the level of adventure up a notch, though, you should definitely consider booking a doors off helicopter tour in Kauai, with nothing between you and and the jaw-dropping landscapes of the Napali Coast or the Wai’ale’ale Crater, a thousand feet below, other than your seat belt. Here’s everything you need to know about booking a Kauai doors off helicopter tour, including exactly which one to book and what to expect.

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