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Sailing The Stunning Napali Coast, Kauai

February 03, 2011

 

Napali Coast

 Specatcular and majestic  rugged cliffs, awesome golden beaches, clear azure water make the Napali Coast on Kauai's north  shore one of the most beautiful pieces of paradise on earth which looks the same  today as it did when the first Hawaiians settled here centuries ago. Sailing this breathtaking coastal edge of Kauai is the perfect activity for families or for any age really, especially when you add dolphins, turtles and snorkeling to the mix!

We saw five or six large pods of dolphins which was really exciting even though we got to swim with them close up in Portugal, being with so many in the wild was thrilling and we also swam with sea turtles like the ones we saw got to feed in Bora Bora.

dolphins on Na Pali coast

sailing Napali Coast in Kauai

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With these stunning views and tropical breezes blowing through our hair, we were all smiles and definitely feeling that famous aloha spirit. We couldn't help our selves from giving that famous Hawaiian hand signal. The cascading waterfalls plummeting to the sea through velvety green cliffs just added to the polynesian flavored enchantment.

Beautiful Na Pali coast

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magical na pali coast

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The weather was perfect the day we went and the swells were not high ( as they can be). We took this cruise on a catamaran through Blue Dolphin Charters and they were terrific. Seeing the amazing Na Pali Coast this way is the ultimate in ecotourism and adventure travel, even as a family or with me and my mobility challenges.

snokeling Kauai Na Pali

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lunch on our catamaran in Kauai

Snorkeling amongst dophins, tropical fish and sea turtles in such pristine waters was a delight and we enjoyed the yummy lunch on board with our small group and the crew.

  sailing Na Pali coast

  Plantation in Kauai

 hula outfit

A sailing trip to the Napali Coast is a highlight of any vacation to Hawaii and not to be missed as it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  On our way home, we saw one of the last plantations to close and Mozart bought a hula outfit as a souvenir to wear for Halloween when we were in Bora Bora.

We want to thank the  Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau  which sponsored this wonderful family vacation to Kauai. This sailing tour and our surfing lessons in Kauai were dreams come true for our Mozart who has always wanted to visit Hawaii. I onced asked her why Hawaii ( since she has seen so much of the world) and she said, " I just love the name". It is indeed a fantasy name for a fantasy place!

Have you ever been to Kauai or sailed the Napali Coast? Do you dream of a tropical escape?

 

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Rachelle

Great photos! And what a peaceful video. Thanks for sharing!

Spencer

Excellent photos! I would love to go to Hawaii one day. I reckon it would be awesome!

soultravelers3

So glad that you enjoyed it Rachelle!

soultravelers3

Thanks Spencer! Hawaii is truly awesome and you would love it, especially Kauai's north shore!

Annette

Ohhhhh! How beautiful! We took that same tour 2 years ago when on Kauai, I think about once a week I wish that I could move to Hawaii!

alice

wonderful! we're going to Kauai saturday! will look into Blue Dolphin. adele, my 4 yr old, will love it!

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Annette - Thanks! It is wonderful isn't it?

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Have fun Alice!! You will all love it!

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Have fun Alice!! You will all love it!

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