One of our favorite ways to take in the breathtaking and remote valleys of the Na Pali Coast of Kaua‘i is from the sea. This inhospitable landscape of towering sea cliffs, soaring pinnacles, and dazzling waterfalls is only accessibly by foot on the Kalalau Trail, but thanks to Holo Holo Charters you can enjoy this pristine wilderness over a sunset dinner while you cruise the northwestern coast of Kaua‘i. One of the most romantic adventures on the entire island, you will spend your day chasing dolphins, enjoying delicious island refreshments, and soaking up a fiery Hawaiian sunset over a delicious 3-course meal with a Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise.
Set Sail for Adventure
The fun begins in Port Allen on the south shore when you step aboard your ride for the day, a state of the art 65-foot catamaran. The Classic Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail is a 4-hour downwind cruise along the western shores of Kaua‘i, culminating with your arrival off the breathtaking, 4,000-foot high cliffs of the Na Pali Coast. Enjoy complimentary champagne, island cocktails, or non-alcoholic drinks as you cruise, keeping one eye on your bottomless refills and the other out for migrating humpback whales, regulars on this coast during the winter months, as well as green sea turtles lounging in hidden coves and dolphins chasing your boat’s wake. As you arrive at the remote stretches of Kaua‘i’s Na Pali Coast you will marvel at the dazzling transformation of the cliffs’ vibrant hues of red, green, yellow, and brown shift to fiery ochres and oranges beneath the rays of the setting sun. Drink it all in and take as many photographs as you can, but be sure to appreciate this magical, once in a lifetime sunset.
Dinner is Served
Dinner on a Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise features a selection of island favorites served buffet style. Sample the flavors of Hawai‘i with succulent Kalua pork, teriyaki chicken, fresh fish, macaroni salad, delicious local and exotic fruits, and the always popular purple poi dinner rolls. No meal is complete without dessert, and the chocolate haupia pie never disappoints!
Enjoy a Gorgeous Na Pali Sunset Cruise
Your chariot for this incredible journey is the magnificent Holo Holo, 65 feet of luxury sailing perfection. She boasts plenty of outdoor seating (the ship is built for 65 passengers, but is never more than 2/3 full) as well as a comfortable, shaded interior cabin. Her powerful engines ensure a quick and smooth ride, and dual marine toilets (“heads,” if you don’t want to sound like a landlubber) are available for your convenience. Daily departures of this Na Pali sunet cruise are between 2 and 3pm, depending on the season, and online reservations are highly recommended.