Kauai offers the oldest and most protected reef ecosystems of all the major Hawaiian Islands. Hundreds of species of fish can be found in these delicate "rain forests of the sea," one-third of which are found nowhere else in the world. Learn more
The Ultimate Charter on the Ultimate BoatRetail (adult / child)
$169 / $119
web only $159 / $109
Explore Na Pali & Tropical ReefsRetail (adult / child)
$149 / $109
web only $139 / $99
Land at an Ancient Hawaiian Fishing VillageRetail (adult / child)
$159 / $119
web only $149 / $109
Explore Sea CavesRetail (adult / child)
$139 / $119
web only $129 / $109
Some of Kauai’s best snorkeling is found on the remote Na Pali Coast, an area accessible only by boat. Schools of vibrantly colored tropical fish mingle with the ancient Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) that graze on the limu (algae) growing on the coral reefs of these waters.
Our Na Pali Snorkel trips offers an easy and safe way to discover the incredibly diverse ocean life found in the waters off Kauai's coast. Some of the island's best snorkeling is found on the remote Na Pali Coast and Capt. Andy's provides a safe and fun way to experience Na Pali's underwater ecosystem. With steps that lead into the water with ease and a friendly crew there to assist with support and instructions, our snorkeling tours are suitable for the entire family.
Are you a beginning snorkeler? We're famous for our friendly and safe instructions. Snorkeling is not complicated. We'll have you exploring Kauai's tropical reefs in no time.
Captain Andy's carries only the finest and most comfortable snorkel gear for your underwater adventures.
Proper fitting gear is one of the most important factors for an enjoyable snorkeling experience. One leaky mask or sore feet from tight fins can be frustrating. Our knowledgeable crew is here to help. We will fit you with proper size gear and even provide you with snorkeling instructions.
For those less confident swimmers, we provide snorkel vests which assist with floatation.
What good is snorkeling if you can't see the fish? Our soft silicone masks with corrective lenses are a perfect fit for people who wear glasses.
Just about anyone can snorkel, as technique is more important than your fitness level. The fundamentals are easy to learn. Basic swimming skills are required, but snorkel vests can be used to assist in floatation. Depending on how adventurous you are, different levels of physical ability are required. If you have any doubts, consult your physician regarding any conditions that might be limiting for this activity.
You will need a swimsuit. The waters of Hawaii are warm, so a wetsuit is not required. Snorkeling equipment includes a mask, snorkel and fins. Comfortable, well fitting equipment is very important. Proper use is key to fully enjoying your snorkeling experience. Sun protection such as waterproof sunscreen or a shirt are also necessary as the sun’s rays are more intense when they reflect off of the water.
Na Pali has some of the most pristine and rich sea life anywhere in Hawaii. Choosing a snorkeling location is critical to experiencing this underwater beauty. You want clear water so you can see abundant, colorful wildlife. Reefs offer a more diverse view of fish than sandy bottom areas. Water should be calm because snorkeling in choppy water is challenging and not much fun.