Kauai Snorkeling Tours

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

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.

Snorkel Tours

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.

Beginning Snorkelers

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.

Included in Tours

  • Expert snorkel instructions for beginners.
  • Trained professionals certified in CPR.
  • High quality, well maintained, snorkel gear.

Snorkel Equipment

Captain Andy's carries only the finest and most comfortable snorkel gear for your underwater adventures.

  • Soft silicone masks (corrective lenses too!)
  • "Dry" easy purge snorkels.
  • Comfortable fins in all sizes.
  • Snorkel vests - for buoyancy.
  • Non-fog spray

Proper Fit

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.

Corrective Lenses

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Snorkel?

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.

What Equipment is Needed?

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.

Are there Safety Concerns?

Always check current ocean conditions before going out. Be informed of important ocean safety tips:

  • When in doubt, don’t go out.
  • Always snorkel with a buddy.
  • Use a point of reference on shore and check periodically to make sure you have not drifted too far.
  • Also, for the novice, going with an experienced guide or on a snorkel tour is a great introduction.

Where Should you Snorkel?

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.

For 6 years running Capt Andy's has been voted best Kauai boat tour
Garden Island Newspaper

"So, of course the views are incredible, the experience unique, and the snorkeling fantastic."

Stina262, Rigid Hull Raft Ride

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