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Washington, District of Columbia
March 16, 2011
Palo Alto, California
January 10, 2008
From journal Kauai on a Budget. Is this Possible?
January 25, 2005
From journal Aloha Kauai, HI
July 28, 2003
The catamaran sails west and north from Port Allen to the Na Pali coast, where you see towering peaks, hidden valleys, and mysterious sea caves. As we cruised along the coast the crew (Mike, Lisa, and Scott) narrated the history of the coast and the people who had lived in the area, including the "Lost Tribe." We then headed back toward Port Allen to enjoy the sunset and have a champagne toast.
The water was rough at times. We had taken Bonine for motion sickness and didn't have any problems. Some on the boat were getting sick. I stood outside part of the time and got soaked, but it felt great. I did put the sweatshirt on I took with me after I got wet. It was a little cloudy, but the sunset was still magnificent. This was absolutely the best boat cruise I have ever been on.
We used Hawaii Entertainment Book 25% off coupons for this cruise ($64.90 each with discount.) We were asked for the card number when we made reservations, but only needed to give them the coupon when we arrived at the boarding site. This is a barefoot cruise so NO SHOES ARE WORN. It's in the small print and many of us didn't see it. We didn't mind, but some folks weren't happy about leaving their shoes behind.
From journal Introduction to the "Garden Island"
Grand Canyon, Arizona
August 20, 2002
You go right to the Na Pali coast. You slowly motor along the coast while the captain gives you the history of the coastline which is very informative! The captain pulls the catamaran into sea caves when weather permits. We saw feral goats and a very large sea turtle by one sea cave. You then cross the channel to the Forbidden Island where you first snorkel in the clearest 90 feet of water you have ever seen! Its off a bird sanctuary near the Forbidden Island of Ni'ihau.
After snorkeling, you have a great deli lunch. You then cruise along the coastline of Ni'ihau where you gain knowledge of Hawai'ian's last stand. Ni'ihau is owned by the Roberts family and is forbidden to visit or dock on. Then it is back to the harbor where the captain tells you about Kauai, and gives ample opportunities to photographic the marine life of Kauai's oceans. The staff is attentive, professional, and extremely informed on the history and seamanship!
From journal Kauai, Hawaii