If you are planning a visit to Kauai, one of the must-see areas you should plan to go to on your trip is the Na Pali Coast. This beautiful area showcases Kauai's natural beauty well and is one of the most popular areas for snorkeling on the island.
If you want to take one of the Na Pali coast tours, here are some tips to help you have the best time possible.
Choose The Right Time Of Year
While the weather in Kauai is typically beautiful all year round, there are certain times of the year that are better if you plan to take one of the Na Pali coast boat tours to see certain wildlife. For example, the winter months tend to be better for spotting Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, while summer is better for finding other types of birds or fish. You can check with your tour company to see what wildlife you can expect to see at different times of the year.
Also, the water tends to be calmer during the summer months so if you would rather have a calm, peaceful tour, these months might suit you better. Bear in mind, summer does tend to be warmer than fall or winter so prepare for that.
Pick The Right Type Of Boat
You might think you only have the choice of a larger tour boat when heading out on a boat tour but this isn't the case. When you are deciding on which Na Pali Coast boat tours interest you, you also have the choice of boat you would like to take as well.
You could choose a smaller boat just for your family and friends, or you can pick a larger boat for a party-type atmosphere. The size of the boat will also determine the type of tour you will get. Smaller boats can go under waterfalls and into cave systems for a unique experience. Larger boats will give you a panoramic view of the island and allow for snorkeling or scuba diving.
Bring Items For Comfort
While Na Pali Coast boat tours offer a comfortable experience, you can bring some of your own items to increase your feelings of comfort. For example, bring a light jacket, hat, and sunscreen to prevent sunburn or to protect against chilly weather on the boat. If you are prone to getting seasick, you might want to bring medicine to prevent it or to help you feel better.
Many tours offer a lunch or snack onboard or immediately after the tour, but if you need to, you can bring small snacks or drinks while on the boat, as well. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit and bring a towel so you can go swimming or snorkeling while on tour.