A one-day 10 mile guided sea kayak adventure along the South-West portion of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. This will be a long, impressive day of warm coastal paddling, caving, and snorkeling along a portion of the monumental Na Pali Coast ... More info ›
A one-day 10 mile guided sea kayak adventure along the South-West portion of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. This will be a long, impressive day of warm coastal paddling, caving, and snorkeling along a portion of the monumental Na Pali Coast. Marvel at a few shallow sea caves, secluded beaches and hanging valleys. Along the way encounter and swim with Dolphins, Green Sea Turtle, Tropic Birds and often Monk Seals. Pulling ashore, we’ll spend a few hours stopping to rest and have lunch on the quiet beach of Milolii. At Milolii we can swim, beach comb, and visit an old Hawaiian fishing heiau (fishing shrine). Treasure Beach is a great place to rest off shore or take time to snorkel. After a refreshing shower, a van awaits, ready to whisk you back to our Wailua River Marina.
- Guide(s) State certified and trained in water safety.
- Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) i.e. life preservers.
- Sit on top, two person kayaks with foot pedal and rudders
- Water resistant bags
- Scrumptious, mouth watering sandwiches ( turkey, roast beef, ham, salami, or vegetarian)
- Refreshments of tropical juices and bottled water
- Lightweight carbon fiber touring paddles
WHAT TO BRING:
- Sun protection
- Light long sleeve shirt
- Bathing suit
- Footwear (tabis, aqua socks or tennis shoes)
- Towel and change of clothes
- Participants should be comfortable in the water, in good physical condition and not prone to sea-sickness
- Recommended only for active individuals, couples and families
- About five to six hours of intermittent paddling — This activity is rated “Rigorous”!
- **Solo paddlers paddle doubles with either guide or another client..
We usually have surf to negotiate at our put in/take out at Polihale.
Polihale State Park is in the lee side of the island and morning are generally quite calm for our kayak launch. That said flipping over in your craft is a real possibility. If you flip over, will you “flip-out?”
Another companion of rough seas is sea sickness. Sea sickness is our #1 malady and is a real concern. There is no refund if we pull you out for “blowing chunks.” A seasick person does not paddle very well and can hamper an expedition.
For many experienced sea kayakers, they find the water off the Na Pali Coast to be generally some of the biggest waters that they have paddled. We have had many paddlers bail out because the seas were intimidating; over their heads; so to speak.
As with sea sickness… there is no refund for the above mentioned scenarios.
If you don’t get to Miloli’i
On our Na Pali tours, the immediate goal is always Miloli’i
At times weather and group dynamics can conspire against us.
Rounding the point to our lunch and rest site at Miloli’i can be extremely windy and coupled with surf can defeat a group and “deny entry”.
In those rare instances, we will “take a curve and make it a plus” and dedicate more time to snorkeling, exploring the shallow caves and lunching on the beach of Polihale.
There is no refund if we do not reach our goal of Miloli’i.
For clients who at or during launch time or soon after in the water decide to cancel, know that there is no refund; paddler(s) will be expected to wait at Polihale beach until the tour returns at the end of the day.