"See Nā Pali Coast By Boat" Hawaii (State of) Off The Beaten Path Tip by BlueCollar
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Nā Pali Coast is one of the most breath-taking sites on Kaua?i. Whether you hike the Kalalau Trail to be on it, view it from a helicopter tour, or see it from boat, you'll certainly be mesmerized by the dark green, lush, spiring peaks jutting from the deep blue ocean and sprinkled with a few small, isolated, white-sand beaches below them. It seems to be screaming PARADISE at you.
During our trip in 1997, we rode a hard-hulled, inflatable powerboat operated by Capt. Zodiac to tour this beautiful coast. We had launched from Hanalei in the morning and headed west. The highlight of the trip was when the guide took the boat into one of the seacaves. He had to time the ocean swells and then gunned it. Once inside, it was a huge cavern. On our return to Hanalei, we stopped at Tunnels Beach for some snorkelling.
Most, if not all, of these tours were halted by the State of Hawai?i. The state was worried about pollution and erosion in Hanalei Bay. The tours then had to operate from a port on the south side of the island and riders had to endure a long trip to this side. All I can say is that you should hope they will resume these smaller tours.
***Update Nov. 2003*** It seems that they are back in business. Try these links. Capt. Zodiac: http://www.top-10-hosting.com/~zodiac/thetours.php
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