Kauai Snorkeling Charters and Snorkeling Boats
If Kauai snorkeling tours were ranked with other activities on the island in popularity, Kauai snorkel adventures would be ranked #1.Kauai's coastline provides ideal conditions for snorkeling and the ocean surrounding Kauai contains a plethora of sea life, much of which you can see while snorkeling Kauai's coastline is both varied and beautiful ranging from the more gentle inlets and coves of the Poipu and south shore region to the dramatic, isolated and incredible shoreline of the Na Pali Coast, each of which providing for a great Kauai snorkel experience.
Wildlife - Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Turtles and FishAmong the likely candidates of fish and marine life you might encounter while snorkeling on Kauai are: the Hawaiian Monk Seal, the Sea Cucumber, the Hawaiian Squirrelfish, the Moorish Idle, the White Mouth Moray Eel, Butterfly Fish, Trigger Fish, Parrot Fish, Goat Fish, Cornet Fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Hawaiia12:09 PM 7/14/2010n Spinner Dolphins, and in season, the Hawaiian Humpback Whale. If you're an inexperienced snorkeler and your concerned about your Kauai snorkel adventure, don't worry. The myriad of snorkel boats that travel the waters around the Garden Isle will provide you with all the gear and instruction you need to make your Kauai snorkeling tour easy and fun.
Kauai's fleet of snorkeling boats and snorkeling charters
offer trips that traverse the Kauai shoreline. Here are a few of your Kauai snorkeling boat options:Large and very stable sailing and power catamarans that offer sailing before or after your snorkel and take you all the way down the awesome Napali coast.They'll guide you there, give you a quick lesson, and even (on the sunset cruise) feed you a great meal and ply you with some of the more esoteric beverages on the sail home. Some of these charter companies include Captain Andy, Blue Dolphin, Holoholo Charters, Kauai Sea Tours, and Liko Kauai Cruises... There are also Zodiac or "rigid hulled inflatables" designed for small and more intimate snorkel experiences often providing you with Kauai snorkel locations that are inaccessible to other snorkeling boats. And some smaller and private six passenger power catamarans that would provide a Kauai snorkel tour that would be just for you and your private group of friends and family. You'll get wet, but what a blast!
Shoreline Snorkling Trips on Kauai
Kauai is also one of the few islands that provide snorkeling trips that depart from the shoreline rather than from a boat. These Kauai snorkel tours will take you via van to some of the very best snorkeling locations and the water entry from the beach often makes the snorkel experience a bit less intimidating for the less initiated. These are great family activities for snorkeling.And if you're lucky, as part of your wonderful Kauai snorkeling experience you are likely to find Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins, Hawaii Green Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales may become a part of your snorkeling adventure.
Maybe you could go on a Kauai Snuba (Hooka) Tour.
They are similar to Kauai snorkeling tours and provide you with the ability to stay underwater for longer periods of time.. Snuba tours are included in the complement of Kauai snorkel trips. Snuba is a cross between scuba diving and snorkeling. A scuba tank is allowed to float on a floatation device at the surface above you. You swim perhaps twenty feet or so below and inhale air through a tube or hose. There are no tanks on your back. You get into the water at the shoreline, so many beginners feel a bit more comfortable in trying this new experience.Whatever you decide on, Stay safe and enjoy Hawaii nei! Oh, and check out the tides before you go.