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Kauai Whale Watch Tours

Kauai Whale Watch Tours

We are expecting a great Whale Watching Season this year! The calves that were born last winter will be coming back to wean and the whole wonderful process will begin again! We always call the North Pacific Humpbacks that are born here “The Locals” and  these “Yearlings” have already traveled a minimum of 4000 miles with their Mama’s. They are usually the first to arrive in the islands.  Click here to book a Whale Watch Tour on Kauai. The Kauai Seariders Whale Watch Tour “Difference”: TWO DEPARTURE LOCATIONS: The 2016 “Sea Riders Whale Watch” tours  will be departing from both the South and West Shores this year! South Shore: (1) Kukuiula Boat Harbor in Poipu is perfect for our Snorkel/ Whale Watch which departs @ 7:45AM and 11:45 AM. Sunset Whale Watch departs @3:45 PM. West Side: (2)Kikiaola Boat Harbor in Waimea cruises “Whale Alley” off the airstrip on the West Side on our 6 passenger Coast Guard “Willard” for 2 hour charters during the day. DISCOUNTS We are offering a discount if booking on line or by phone – before December 20th, 2015.  Call (808) 332-RAFT (7238) for more information. A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Our Captains and Crew are dedicated to narration and answering questions on our Eco-Charter! Providing the BEST visions of the Whales that nature provides. On our Zodiac RHIB’s the whaless are not as spooked by the diesel engines as on catamarans. HEAR THE WHALES! Both vessels have underwater microphones (hydrophone) which enable us to listen to unique male Whale Songs. Every year the song varies or evolves. Can’t wait to hear this years’...
New Zodiac for Sea Riders

New Zodiac for Sea Riders

Kauai Sea Riders has recently purchased a new Zodiac!  “Papio” is a 20′ rigid hull Zodiac (formerly a Coast Guard Search Air Rescue Boat) that will be used to run our South Shore snorkel adventures during the summer months while our main vessel, Hookahi (24′ zodiac) is used for Na Pali Coast Tours.  “Papio” is certified for 6 passengers plus captain and crew.  The new boat has shade and pole holders for fishing on private charters which are perfect for families and small groups who want the boat all to themselves. Kauai Sea Riders had an official boat blessing, Nalani Taylor officiating.  It was an awesome event with chanting, a traditional Hawaiian Salt and Ti leaf blessing of the boat, a prayer by Captain Tara and then a whole lot of celebrating!  Kauai Sea Riders is a local small business with an Ohana (family) of support.  ...
Working WITH Nature: North VS South

Working WITH Nature: North VS South

So often we get calls or inquiries about the Na Pali Coast Charters.. in Winter. Please realize that we are a small charter business -intent on quality and integrity of our ocean adventures. It is very difficult  to nail down a day in the winter months, in advance, where the Na Pali is going to be calm enough for the Sea Caves and Snorkeling. So to simplify in planning your Sea Rider Adventure: Summer Na Pali is Epic; Winter Southshore is Steller!! So just call us to see what’s going on with the weather, we get a forecst 7 days in advance. It’s difficult to 2nd guess nature, but here in Hawai’i we are so isolated in the central Pacific, that winter swells from both the North and South Pacific affect the islands in the form of big surf. Come to think of it, the sport of Surfing was first invented by ancient Hawaiians. At this writing, the Northshore surf is HUGE!“Best of Kaua’i” Publication states why our charters have become so popular:” On Kaua’i Sea Rider Adventures, it’s all about the Snorkeling, spending More time in the water than on the boat and on the Whalewatch charter, spending More time with the Humpback...
Na Pali Eco Charters 2015

Na Pali Eco Charters 2015

  Perfect for those who want an intimate raft tour of the Na Pali Coast. We provide the same safe and remote snorkeling as on our South Shore charters, USCG Certified Captain and a Dive master to guide and educate. You will swim with Sea Turtles, ride along with dolphin! Adding to that- in summer- Sea Caves and that personal touch away from other tour vessels. Lunch, Snorkel gear provided and Private charters available at a discount.        ...
NA PALI ECO CHARTER 2014

NA PALI ECO CHARTER 2014

BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER! CALL US DIRECT (808)332-7238(RAFT) FOR LAST YEARS’ PRICES AND SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS AND PRIVATE CHARTERS! ” I look forward to a magical season on the Na Pali Coast! We are beginning our Na Pali Season in May, when the surf is down and we are able to snorkel below the magnificent Sea Cliffs of the North Shore of Kaua’i. Departing from Kikiaola Harbor, the westernmost harbor on Kaua’i we get to the coastline spending time with dolphin along the way- take a swim off Polihale Beach and then experience the sea caves, waterfalls and snorkleling-away from other vessels. As always, our crew will guide and educate with an emphasis on fun and hanging loose” Captain...