The boat goes against the wind for 50% of the trip and if it VERY VERY SHAKY.
Helicopter Tours on Kauai are so different than helicopter flights on other Hawaiian Islands. We had never been in a helicopter, and optedto pay the few extra dollars for front row seating. I have only attended a Disney Luau in the past, so I was really looking forwardto a real Hawaiian Luau. The food wasokay, but from reviews I have read, it isn't suppose to be 5 star food. The pilot providedgreat local knowledge about everything from the geology to the coffee farms. Our guide provided greatinstruction, local knowledge, and navigation. We had four people and were able to split between 2 helicopters thatleft at the same time. Scott was very patient and kind with my 6 year olddaughter who also had a blast! Tony and Denise were excellent guides and instructors and they made the toursafe and fun.Captain and crew were very conscious of passengers.. The opportunity to enter sea caves was well worth the physical requirements needed to stay on the raft.The Napali Coast is beautiful and the excursion included several stops to stretch your back. Awesome crew, good food, amazing sunset views, recommended! He really brought our group together which made it so much more fun. Would highly recommend First--I usually don't write reviews but felt compelled because this trip was soamazing. I've takenmany tours all over the Hawaiian islands and this is by far the best I've beenon. This is a great kayak trip and the guides were excellent. Unfortunately in the area of customer service I would not rate so high. We paid extra to sit upfront and it was well worth it. Theambience around the grounds made for a perfect evening! Captain Coryalong with his crew were great and entertaining. The food was great and thelines were quick and organized. This was the perfect excursion to book for our group of 11. Might suggest wet suit tops if you areinclined to get cold. Captain Kauai and his crew really went over thetop to make sure everyone was catered to. The boat was perfect for our group of 4 and weswam with turtles which was a real highlight. We had a truly marvelous time aboard the Star Na Pali Dinner Sunset Sail. Nickspent about a half hour explaining what we would see and once we were in thewater helped.. My husband and I did one a few years ago and itwas a blast. The confirmationemails as we were looking for toms barefoot tours not Kauai back country toursother than that a fantastic tour. You felt like you were watching true professionals. The foodaboard was very good especially the mac potato salad. This tour was perfect for us on our second evening on Kaua'i. Our package had ideal seating, and the show was amazing-agreat story with all kinds of performance elements. Our tour guide was knowledgable and providedinformation on the plants, history and general facts about Kauai (includingrestaurant.. Linda Vanderwal and myself Jenny spent 2 hours with Nick snorkeling near thesouth shore this was our first time and I'm a little afraid of the water.