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“Z” stands for “Zodiac” and Tourz are what we do best. Kauai Z Tourz operates a zodiac 25 ft. hard hull inflatable vessel “Hokupaʻa”. Our zodiac is a US Coast Guard approved vessel for sixteen passengers that take visitors to areas of marine interest along Kauai’s coastal shores. This in fact is one of the only raft companies on Kauai that specifically targets the gentler waters off of Kauai’s southern coasts and known for popular snorkeling destinations. Our Captain and crew share their passion and knowledge of marine life and island history.

Z Tourz is the best snorkeling Kauai has to offer. Snorkel the south shore and see our Hawaiian Honu, TURTLES, TURTLES, TURTLES…. lots to see with less boating and more snorkeling. Then Go beyond the beach and off to our beautiful Na Pali Coast. Majestic mountains sweep down to the white sandy beaches. See fresh waterfalls and whisk into sea caves. Lots of fun and Aloha for everyone.

Hokupaʻa (name of vessel): This star “Hokupa’a”, unlike other stars, does not change it’s position no matter the longitude. Hokupaʻa means “Fixed Star”. The Hokupaʻa star is used to navigate the path for a “Hokuleʻa’” voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti.


Established in 1999, Kauai Z Tourz has explored the Na Pali Coastline of Kauai with visitors and kamaʻaina since 1999. We introduced a South Shore Snorkel, Whale Watching Tours, and Shoreline Snorkel tours to our activities within the first year of operations. We are happy to be Kauai’s Premiere Zodiac Tour company.

Meet the Business Owner: Josh H.

Josh Helmin is the owner of Kauai Z Tourz. He has been exploring Kauai for 2 decades, with Kauai Down Under Scuba (experienced Scuba Tours since 1999), and Kauai Z Tourz (Premiere Zodiac tours of Kauai). His professional leadership and knowledge of Kauai brings the best experience to all of our guests. Josh’s love and passion for the island of Kauai has brought him to this beautiful island that he now calls “home”.