This fifteen-mile stretch of rugged coastline on the northwest shore of Kauai literally means "the Cliffs." Much of Na Pali Coast is inaccessible due to its cliffs that drop straight down, thousands of feet into the ocean. Sailing, rafting and hiking are the best ways to experience Na Pali Coast.
There are numerous boat tour options to explore Na Pail Coast. The smaller boats have the ability to take you into the sea caves, which the larger boats can not. After much research, I decided we should take a smaller boat. We thought we would be sailing on the Na Pali Kai Boat (see photo), but were surprsed to see our small "raft" (picture on the top right) that I had booked instead.
The kids were a bundle of nerves, as we signed our lives away, watched a "safety" video, and were warned and re-warned about the risks of our excursion. When we met captain Erin, our fears were not eased. Fortunately, Hulk Hogan had snuck aboard, and all our fears were put to rest.
Our boat was able to actually enter the stunning sea caves. The cascading waterfalls, and velvet green terrain are spectacular.
Dolphins swam along side our boat. Spinner dolphins were displaying their acrbatic abilities as they spun in the air. Sea turtles swam with us as we snorkled.