Kayaking Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Experience kayak adventures along the Na Pali coast in Kauai, Hawaii.
Paddle a 27km route along the Na Pali coast of Kauai – one of the most beautiful and remote shorelines in the world. Along the way glide beneath 1000m-high cliffs, see emerald-green valleys, paddle into sea caves and spot dolphins, sea turtles and, if you're lucky, a rare monk seal.
The trip begins at Ha'ena Beach on the north shore of Kauai, with a lunch stop at Milolii, the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village, then continues on to Polihale.
Rating A long and strenuous paddle in heavy seas designed for people with paddling experience
Time frame One day
Best time to kayak?
Balmy and warm all year round, with an average 27˚C, however the best time is summer from June to August
Other activities – Kauai offers numerous water sports, kilometres of hiking trails along ocean cliffs and through rainforests. Golf options range from championship links to local courses. Experience game fishing, scuba diving and Hawaiian-style spas to rejuvenate and relax.
Kauai – Known as Hawaii’s Garden Island, Kauai is a lush emerald landscape with tropical rainforest, towered cliffs and more than 60 stunning white-sand beaches. Possibly the most photogenic of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai has been the location of more than 50 films including King Kong, Raiders of the Lost Ark, South Pacific and Jurassic Park.
Kauai is just a 35-minute flight away from Honolulu. Don’t miss the other Hawaiian islands of Maui, Oahu, Big Island and Molokai. To get the most from your trip, allow one week per island.
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