Our most adventurous tour features sightseeing along the Napali Coast before crossing the 17 mile wide channel to the forbidden island of Niihau. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast with coffee, tea, juices, and sodas as you take in the beauty of Kauai’s coastline. While there is no landing on the coast of Niihau, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters where visibility is sometimes as great as 150 feet. Snorkel, scuba dive, float on boogie boards and noodles, play on our water slide, or dangle your feet in the water on our convenient swim step at the back of the boat. On the way back to Port Allen, relax with a delicious and plentiful deli buffet lunch complete with beer, wine and the best Mai Tais off the coast of Kauai. Scuba diving is offered with reservation ahead of time for certified and introductory divers. For more information about scuba diving on Kauai please visit our Scuba Diving activity page!
The Forbidden Island:
Niihau is the smallest of Hawaii’s inhabited islands. The island is known by its nickname of the ‘Forbidden Island’ as it is generally off limits to the public and only relatives of the island’s owners and invited guests are allowed to step foot on the land. The 4.9 million year old Island of Niihau is approximately 6 miles wide and 18 miles long and has only a few hundred permanent residents, almost all of whom are native Hawaiians. Our Niihau adventure offers an up close look at the the coast of Niihau and gives you the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and even scuba dive in its seldom explored crystal clear waters.
- Continental Breakfast
- Buffet Lunch
- Snorkeling Equipment
- *Scuba offered at add on price
- *Wetsuit rentals available
- Water, Juice & Soft Drinks
- Unlimited Beer, Wine & Mai Tais (21+) served with lunch
What do I need to bring?
- Bathing Suit
- Photo ID (For 21+ Access to Open Bar)
- Motion sickness preventatives if necessary
Restrictions: This is a barefoot tour (see our Frequently Asked Questions for full details). No children under 2 years old (5 years old for Niihau and 8 years old for raft). No recent surgeries. No neck or back problems. All passengers must be able to walk across the boarding ramp without assistance. No expectant mothers. All tours are weather permitting.
Please contact our office at (808) 335-5553 to request assistance due to a disability. Accommodations cannot be guaranteed without adequate advance notice.