Visit an Ancient Hawaiian Village on the Napali Coast

By Hawaii.com Team

Photo: Kauai Sea Tours.

Kaua‘i Sea Tours offers a seaside adventure for visitors yearning to experience Hawai‘i’s profound scenic beauty, as well as its rich anthropological history. Guests travel aboard a 24-foot inflatable rigid-hulled raft that not only allows for easy access to incredible sea caves along the inaccessible northwestern edge of the Garden Isle, but is able to dock at the illustrious Nāpali Coast valley, Nu‘alolo Kai.

Na Pali Beach Landing Raft Adventure

Kauai Sea Tours can take you where others can’t! Explore the Na Pali Coast’s remote Nualolo Kai beach and ancient historical site. Book online and Save $10! Tour time: 6.5 hours. Seasonal Operation from April through October. Adults: $152. Teens: $142. Children: $112. Tours fill up. Please book a few weeks to 1 month early.

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Explore the Remnants and Artifacts of an Ancient Village

Photo: Kauai Sea Tours.

Besides an exploration of a gorgeous coastline, snorkeling with Hawaiian marine life and exploring scenic gulches with plunging waterfalls during a 6.5-hour long tour, what sets this adventure apart is its land-based guided cultural hike of a remote ancient Hawaiian village at Nu‘alolo Kai.

Accessible only by boat, this enchanting valley once accommodated a native population with an infrastructure that included agriculture, housing and religious sites. Inhabitants who resided within this traditional ahupua‘a (division of land from mountains to sea) made use of its natural resources to sustain life.

Nu‘alolo Kai was also known as a ceremonial center for events, including ‘ōahi (fireworks) where flaming sticks were launched from the cliffs into the ocean, and also a gathering place for activities such as the annual makahiki (ancient festival with sports and religious activities).

Thanks to the local nonprofit group, Nāpali Coast ‘Ohana, this area is perpetually protected and preserved, making it possible for people to recreate here, including those on a journey with Kaua‘i Sea Tours, which happens to be one of the only businesses permitted to land here. The area still contains many traces of human existence, including religious complexes like heiau (place of worship), which guests get to experience and learn about during this one-of-a-kind tour.

Napali Beach Landing Raft Adventure Information

Photo: Kauai Sea Tours.

Departures for this venture occur early in the morning on the westside of the island in ‘Ele‘ele, and tours operate from April to October when ocean conditions are most suitable.

This is an ideal experience for history buffs and anyone hoping to explore a region of Kaua‘i that few experience in their lifetime. Just make sure to secure a spot early, as these excursions fill up quickly. Several weeks to a month in advance is recommended, especially for those traveling in groups. Visit kauaiseatours.com/na-pali-beach-landing or call 800-733-7997 for more information or to book a tour.

Na Pali Beach Landing Raft Adventure

Kauai Sea Tours can take you where others can’t! Explore the Na Pali Coast’s remote Nualolo Kai beach and ancient historical site. Book online and Save $10! Tour time: 6.5 hours. Seasonal Operation from April through October. Adults: $152. Teens: $142. Children: $112. Tours fill up. Please book a few weeks to 1 month early.

$10 OFF GET DEAL

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