Holo Holo Charters

Holoholo Charters – Go on Boat Tours to Remember Along the Napali Coast and Beyond
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Are you looking to explore the Napali Coast and beyond in style? If so, just sign up for a boat tour with Holoholo Charters. Their all-inclusive trips will let you enjoy scenic views while catching glimpses of dolphins, whales, and so much more. Excellent food and drinks plus great conversation abound, ensuring you have a truly delightful experience from beginning to end. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

When nothing else will do but an all-inclusive boat tour of the Napali Coast, you can get what you desire by taking a trip with Holoholo Charters. Every trip launches from their South Shore Kauai docks, giving you phenomenal views of the island’s beauty all around. Wonderful food and drinks, great conversation, and chances to see stunning marine life take the experience to the next level.

Before you head out, you’ll need to choose your own adventure by selecting between their many boat tour options. Each one offers a different boating experience as they take their sailboat, raft, and power catamaran to all their key destinations along the Napali Coast. The Lehua Crater near the Forbidden Island of Niihau is perhaps the most popular spot to explore, although all their trips offer incredible sights.

Beyond that, the tours offer a variety of ways to enjoy the local landscape. The snorkel and sail trip, for example, lets you ride their sailboat to the top snorkeling sites, and then get in the water to see all the marine life up close. The sunset powerboat tour is a little more extravagant with its memorable views as the sun goes down and a signature sparkling wine toast at just the right moment.

Select tours come with breakfast, lunch, and all the snacks you need plus tons of tasty drinks. They even serve up alcoholic beverages to order, made using all the best island ingredients, like Koloa Rum and tropical fruit. As you dine, sip on your drinks, and simply enjoy the views, the crew goes above and beyond in telling you all about the history and culture of the region. They keep the pleasant conversation flowing to your liking, so you can learn a little bit about the area while having a great time.

Their top tours include:

Niihau + Napali Super Tour
If you want to experience everything this tour group has to offer, sign up for the Niihau + Napali Super Tour. On their signature tour, you’ll get to ride in pure comfort on their flagship boat, the Holoholo, on a seven-hour trip along the Napali Coast and over to Niihau. At key points, you’ll stop to snorkel, check out the dolphins, and soar down the slide at the front of the boat. A continental breakfast and gourmet deli-style lunch will keep you well-fed, while the drinks keep flowing from the beginning to the end of the tour. 

Napali Adventure and Snorkel
If you have the need for speed and want to see all the top spots along the Napali Coast, take the Napali Adventure and Snorkel tour. On this trip, you’ll hop onboard their custom-built rafts to hit up lava tunnels, sea caves, and hidden beaches galore. Snorkeling is on tap as well plus opportunities to see dolphins, sea turtles, and everything in between.  

Napali Sunset Sail
For a truly chill way to watch the sunset go down behind the horizon, you’ll want to join the Napali Sunset Sail Tour. You’ll travel down the Napali Coast and back again on their 50-foot sailing catamaran, checking out tons of waterfalls, quiet beaches, and sea caves along the way. You’ll also get to enjoy a stir-fry dinner, plenty of drinks, and a champagne toast right at sunset. 

If you want to capture your memories to share far and wide, a nice camera or a phone that can take good pictures is a must. Just be sure to put your gear in a waterproof case, so it won’t get wet along the way. As you hit key points in your trip, the crew will happily take photos of you and your travel mates. Just let them know when you’d like to catch a few snaps, and then show off your best poses.

Insider Tips:
-Expect to get plenty wet while sitting at the front of the boat.
-If you’re prone to motion sickness, you might want to take an over-the-counter medication before your trip, especially if the water looks rather choppy.
-In addition to their daily trips, they offer private tours on request.