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Kauai Raft Tours vs. Boat Tours

A group of people Snorkeling on a Na Pali Coast Zodiac Raft Tour

Are you looking for an exciting adventure on your next trip to Kauai? If so, then you may be wondering whether raft tours or boat tours are the better options. Both of these types of tours offer a unique and unforgettable experience, but there are some key differences between them. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at both raft tours and boat tours and help you decide which one is right for you!

The Basics

Both boat and raft tours come with the same territory. If you’re prone to sea sickness neither a raft nor a boat will matter if the seas are very rough. Plan to take a boat tour on a calm day if you really want to get out there but are worried about how smooth the ride will be.

If you don’t get bothered by the waves and sea sickness, either of these types of tours will be great for you.

Boat Tours

Boat tours are a popular way to see Hawaii’s stunning coastline. From Maui’s Haleakala crater to the sprawling cliffs of Kauai’s coast, there are plenty of breathtaking sights to be seen from the water. Boat tours can also be a great way to spot wildlife.

Humpback whales can often be seen breaching near the shore, and dolphins are known to swim in the waters around Hawaii. Trying to watch the ocean life from the shore can happen, but it’s rare, and being on a boat gets you up close and personal with some of the coolest animals in Hawaii’s waters.

Whether you’re looking for a way to sightsee or simply want to enjoy some time on the water, a boat tour is a great option.

Raft Tours

These are the more adventurous ways to see the waters of Hawaii and really get the adrenaline flowing. They offer a bit more versatility and are typically used for snorkeling, exploring hard to reach places that have shallow water and many more fun activities.

The best part about rafts is they are much more versatile than boats, and can be used on any type of day depending on the ride you’re looking for.

Boat and Raft Tours with Na Pali Riders

If you’re looking for an adventure on Kauai, look no further than Na Pali Riders. They’ll take you to some of the most interesting places on the island. The views from the caves and ocean are breathtaking, and you might even see some dolphins or whales swimming by. You can also learn about the history of the area from your knowledgeable guide. Overall it’s a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else!

Our Sea Cave Tours

The only way to get up close and personal with the cliffs on the Na Pali Coast is in the water. If you’re only interested in the sea caves, be sure to visit us during the summer months so the surf is calm.

Our Zodiac Raft Tour

For our thrilling Zodiac raft tours, we use a high-quality Zodiac raft. It’s known in the boating industry for its amazing quality and safety. It’s even commonly used in the U.S. coast guard and by Navy SEALs. This makes for a fun and safe ride.

While the raft is exceptionally safe and well made, the waters of Kauai can get rough anyways. Expect a wild, fast, and thrilling ride when taking our raft tour. If you aren’t ready for an intense adventure out at sea, you are probably better suited for a casual boat tour!

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