The island of Kauai is very much like a precious jewel. As we move offshore,
Kauai's many facets are revealed.
If you decide to travel the waters off of Kauai's North Shore we are blessed
with breathtaking views of the spectacular Na Pali Coast to the west and
Kilauea Lighthouse (the Northern most point in the State of Hawaii) towards
The view encompasses 20 miles of coastline, from 5 miles offshore.
In the center of this panoramic view is Hanalei Bay, with waterfalls cascading
from majestic Namolokama,as its backdrop. On a clear day we see across
the island to Kauai's highest peaks. Breathtaking!
Steady summer tradewinds increase the enjoyment of these offshore excursions.
The "leeward shore" of Kauai is the drier side of the island.
Offshore we witness a spectacular view of Kauai's hot, dry southwestern
coastline. The view reaches up through the Waimea Canyon and the Hanapepe
Valley to the Highest peaks on the island of Kauai. Mt. Kawaikini and
Mt. Waialeale, known as the wettest spot on earth, are mile high peaks.
Haupu Range, visible to the east, is believed to be the first land in
Hawaii to be sighted by Captain Cook on Jan. 18, 1778. The western rim
of the Waimea Canyon leads down to the coffee and sugar plantations along
Kauai's West Side.
The view encompasses 25 miles of Kauai's coastline. Also visible (another
25 miles to the west) is the island of Ni'i'hau.
Ni'i'hau is known as "The Forbidden Island". Privately owned
by the Robinson family, since 1864, the island has been set aside for
indigenous Hawaiians. Ni'i'hau creates a beautiful backdrop for our colorful