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Kauai Sea Rider Snorkel & Whale Watching Tours

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Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741
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We did the 3 hour zodiac snorkel tour on April 7, 2018. It was a really fun trip. We saw a pod of... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
ClaireJCIA
Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience!!!!

Aloha! What an unforgettable adventure with Tara and Julie. My husband and I went on the whale... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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At team Sea Riders we pride ourselves in what makes us different from other companies. Kauai Sea Riders has been providing specialized small group Zodiac Eco Tours on Kauai since 2005. As a Marine Biologist, I have always focused on providing Eco Tours to our guests – focusing on education while at the same time having a great time. All of our staff are professionally trained and share the same passion and reverence for this amazing ocean environment we get to play in everyday! We choose snorkel locations that aren’t over crowded or common, and you will have a Divemaster guiding your snorkel adventure ensuring you have an exceptional snorkeling experience. At the end of the day, our goal is to have our customers feel that they have been expertly cared for, had an experience of a lifetime, and have learned something new about the ocean and its incredible inhabitants.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kukuiula Boat Harbor, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96741

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the 3 hour zodiac snorkel tour on April 7, 2018. It was a really fun trip. We saw a pod of spinner dolphins which swam along with us for a long time! We went to 2 really cool off shore spots for snorkelling...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aloha! What an unforgettable adventure with Tara and Julie. My husband and I went on the whale watching tour and got to see at least 10 whales, and 1 whale that breached twice. We also got to see a bunch of bottlenosed dolphins that swam...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our family’s favorite activity all week! We were a little lost but they were super patient to wait for us. Robert was our captain and he was great! He was friendly and a great host with fresh pineapple, drinks and snacks! It was...More

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This was a fun excursion. Our guides did everything they could to make sure we saw some whales and what an amazing experience it was seeing several breaches of this magnificent creature! We had such a great time but take some Dramamine if you get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an up close and personal experience that the whole family enjoyed. Captain Tara was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable, patient, and worked hard to ensure that we had a truly memorable experience. Would absolutely recommend the whale watching tour to anyone!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 7:45 a.m. trip on an overcast day, but we saw lots of turtles, fish, and one small white tipped reef shark. Captain Tara and her crew of two made us feel welcomed and happily helped us get our gear on/off, enter/exit the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our snorkel trip with Sea Riders! Captain Tara took immediate care of our 8 year old daughter, tethering to her and touring with her while sharing her amazing knowledge with all of us. Her crew were wonderful- we saw spinner dolphins, a sea...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went out snorkeling with Julie on a cold day in Kauai. We were very happy the tour wasn’t cancelled (it was only lightly drizzling) and the sea was a bit choppy but the staff were very professional and I knew our safety was on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to guided by Captain Adam and super diver Julie! The boat ride out was so smooth on the water. Julie and Adam both were very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable on our very first snorkeling adventure. They have everything...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start this off first with how unbelievably excited my family and I were to take this tour. We live in a landlocked state so we were thrilled to be in Hawaii while the whales were there, and had planned on crossing "see whales"...More

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Nrselori
20 April 2018|
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Response from MissPuakai | Property representative |
Many companies choose to run their Napali Coast tours year round while we limit our trip to the summer months. We start our season when the North Swells end, and that is usually some time in May. I think May 15th is likely... More
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Hannah F
26 February 2018|
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Response from MissPuakai | Property representative |
Aloha Hannah- We definitely provide dry bags, and as the others have commented your camera should be safe in the dry bag and when we see something we will buzz over quickly then give you time to pull out cameras while we... More
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Peter L
3 January 2018|
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We offer 3 trips - South shore snorkel, winter time whale watch, and summer time NaPali Coast tours. There aren't any navigable caves on the south shore trip, but the snorkeling is awesome. Almost guaranteed turtle... More
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