North Shore Charters is a premier boat tour company located on the beautiful island of Kauai. They offer a variety of exciting and unique charters that allow visitors to explore the stunning coastline of the North Shore, including the famous Na Pali Coast.
Their proficient and knowledgeable crew is dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience for every guest. Whether you’re looking for a romantic sunset cruise or an adrenaline-pumping snorkeling adventure, North Shore Charters has you covered.
The most entertaining tour is the Na Pali Coast Snorkel Adventure, which takes you on a thrilling journey along the rugged coastline to discover hidden sea caves and breathtaking waterfalls. You’ll also have the opportunity to snorkel in crystal-clear waters and encounter an array of colorful marine life.
Take the Whale Watching Adventure in the months of November to March where you can witness the majesty of humpback whales as they migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. This tour is available from May to November and is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.
Summer is here and the season for sailing, boating and cruising the magnificent Na Pali Coast is open for business. Explore the magical shores of Kauai Island from the ocean perspective and you’ll fall under the love spell of the island; I guarantee it. I took the first test drive for the season with Captain Gary West and to say the least, I had a blast!! Island-born and longtime owner of North Shore Charters, Gary is perfectly equipped to imprint unforgettable memories for those looking for a real adventure. Take the custom-designed, 32-foot-long catamaran to explore the region and leave enchanted.
The catamaran takes off from Anini Beach and glides by Princeville’s Hideaway Beach, passing further by Hanalei Bay, nestled in the backdrop of the magnificent Namolokama Mountain range and we stay on course to Lumahai Beach. Advancing North to Haena you’ll see the most spectacular hike in the world- Hanakapiai, which starts at the sheltered Ke’e Beach — perfect for snorkeling and chilling with your family. Pirates Cave is next and finally Hanakoa and Kalalau Beach. Jump off the boat for snorkeling at the Nualoli and Tunnels Beach where a wild life of colorful fish, whales and turtles awaits you in a curious play of the ocean. On the way back, Gary and Lee will point out the mountain’s natural formations of an Elephant, Dragon and Owl watching you silently. As an added bonus, the ship is designed to enter the coast’s many sea caves, providing a fascinating perspective on these ancient structures.
Captain West has thought about everything you may need for your trip — from complimentary light lunch to snorkeling gear and dry bags for your fun exploration and play in the water. First mate and ocean stand-up comic, Lee Gushiken will wipe away your problems from the mainland and bring happy tears and belly aches from laughing. Be warned! Unavoidable thoughts about not going back home will rush into your head, so be prepared.
One last thing I must add. I have traveled all over the world, however, Kauai makes me feel more at home than even the place I was born. By noon, you’ll come back on shore pleasantly relaxed and hungry, feeling at peace and synchrony with nature. Come on board and keep on smiling!
To book your trip, go to the website at: kauainorthshorecharters.com or call Gary West at 808-828-1379
To become an Islander and never leave, call me and I’ll find your true home on Kauai.