Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures & Raft Expeditions

By Dr. Rookmin Maharaj
June 27, 2016

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Whale flukes of a nursing female emerge from the water. / K&S Media

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Up close views of Kauai’s coast / K&S Media

Departing from Port Allen for imposing views of the north shore, the Nāpali Snorkel BBQ Sail (among many adventures to choose from) includes a snorkel adventure and lunch

The boat sails toward the Nāpali coast after an early departure from Port Allen on the West shore of Kaua’i. We see Ni’ihau, Polihale and the ridges of Koke’e, numerous waterfalls and lava tubes.

Our captain Tony shares the history and legends of the ancient civilizations that once inhabited these verdant valleys. After a relaxing and beautiful sail, we pull into a remote snorkel area and anchor to reveal colourful fish of yellows, blues and greens. We are fortunate to encounter a pod of spinner dolphins, and green turtles.

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A green sea turtle comes up for air/ K&S Media

The most spectacular sight however is the most unusual – the tail of a humpback whale rising out of the water for almost a half hour. We are awe struck (as is the captain) who explains that this female is actually nursing her baby – a true wonder of the natural world! It is also a real surprise, as whale season on Kauai usually starts in December and ends in April.

Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures & Raft Expeditions
(808) 335-6833.

Want more Awesome Adventures in Kauai? This original travel article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.