Meet Your Hosts at Na Pali Riders Raft Tours

Captain Chris

Chris is your captain aboard your Zodiac raft tour. Chris is a full-time resident of Kauai since 1981, and has been captaining Zodiac raft tours for over 23 years. He has countless experiences on the seas, taking guests to extremely wild and remote areas along Kauai’s coastlines. His favorite time of year is whale season (Dec.-May) when the Humpback whales visit Kauai’s waters to breed and give birth. Chris holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master 25-ton Near Coastal Captain’s License.


Why We Are Different from Other Kauai Boat Tours

Our team at Na Pali Riders Raft Tours has led expeditions along Kauai’s coastal waters since 1997. We have the knowledge, experience and accommodations to get you to the remote parts of Kauai where breathtaking scenery abounds. We proudly utilize a Zodiac 30’ Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat. Zodiac is well-known in the marine industry for safety and quality, and is the leader for use in the Military, Special Forces, and Search and Rescue. When ocean conditions are favorable and safe, we can enter and explore the marine sea caves that are located along the Na Pali Coast’s cliffs, giving passengers a very up close and personal view of our volcanic island. Additionally, our expeditions will cover all 17-miles of Na Pali Coast wilderness. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile, literally.

Customized Raft Tours

We give you a very personalized experience, and make sure every tour is memorable for you, your friends, and family. We let nature take the lead, allowing dolphins, whales and turtles to be a part of our tours. Seabirds fly above us while the fish are below, waiting to be seen during the snorkeling time. We will be educating you about the history of each valley along the Na Pali Coast, where native Hawaiians used to live and thrive. This is truly wild Kauai, and a must for all outdoor enthusiasts. Our tours are available for private charters, or you may choose to share your experience with others, making new acquaintances in a friendly environment.

Best Kauai Raft Tour Reviews

Make Sure You Pack Your Camera for This One!

Would highly recommend this boat trip to any group of any age. Our party of 8 is filled with a range of ages from 13 to 87 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only is the scenery absolutely spectacular but due to the flexibility of the zodiac we were able to get into many of the caves along the shoreline and close to the cliff faces where we saw an enormous number of spinner dolphins and sea turtles.

Tripadvisor Reviews Kauai Boat Tours
pixiir, March 25, 2017

Worth Every Cent

Truth in advertising, detailed, accurate and informative briefing before tour. Not a Disney ride. Fast paced, thrilling, exciting ride. Knowledgeable and skilled captain, gifted photographer/crew. Good snacks, spectacular scenery, awe inspiring whale encounters. Cash option attractive; we bought disc of photos after so we could focus on the experience. Can check off bucket list.

Tripadvisor Reviews Kauai Boat Tours
debbyberggren, February 13, 2016

Tried Others, Choose This!

Having recently completed yet another NaPali Coast tour (with a different company– have now done 8 total, several different companies) I can truly say NaPali Riders is my favorite!! They are the only ones that really do cover the majority of the NaPali coastline (most recent one left from Port Allen/west side and turned around at Kalalau Valley!)…

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kewtexas, May 20, 2016