10 Essential Things You Should Bring for a Na Pali Coast Tour

10 Essential Things You Should Bring for a Na Pali Coast Tour

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Visiting the “Garden Island” of Kauai won’t be complete without a Na Pali Coast Tour. It is a must to explore and enjoy one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. You’ll want to make sure you get the most out of your tour; whether you are arranging a vacation expressly to see this wonder in person or viewing the Na Pali Coast is just a huge bonus to an already enjoyable trip.

With the Na Pali Coast Tour from Makana Charters and Tours, you’re in for a memorable experience, whether you want to dine on the catamaran while watching the sunset or snorkel with sea turtles and dolphins, and whales watching.

With all those activities and some unexpected ones lined up, you have to be ready for it all. Your trip’s success or failure may depend on the items you pack. Although you won’t need to carry many things, we have some recommendations on what to pack to turn a good trip into an amazing one.

These are the top 10 recommendations for everything you will need to enjoy your Na Pali Coast Tour.

Na Pali Coast Tour: Top 10 Essentials

1. Waterproof Camera

You’ll want to document your trips with images! Bring a waterproof camera, and take pictures of your family using the catamaran to load and unload cargo.

You can ask a crew member to take a picture of your family sitting together so no one misses out. You would want to capture the breathtaking vistas of the Na Pali Coast, the azure ocean, the Pacific Ocean sunset, and more on camera.

Being able to capture each moment as you witness dolphins, humpback whales, sea turtles, and tropical fish for the first time is something you will cherish for life.

Do you intend to go snorkeling? Take a few pictures while snorkeling underwater with your waterproof camera, and you can get to share them with your friends and family who are not with you on tour or even on social media.

2. Sunscreen

Feel the sun’s warm beams on your skin, but avoid getting burned. You don’t want sun damage or a lobster-red sunburn to appear in the other holiday pictures. Whether it is sunny or not, it is essential to put on sunscreen if you are going outdoors. Apply sunscreen before going outside and reapply it occasionally while you are out for an adventure.

Make sure to have sunscreen with at least SPF 30. SPF 30 sunscreen will shield you from around 96.7 percent UVB rays, whereas SPF 50 sunscreen will shield you from approximately 98 percent UVB rays. There is virtually little difference in the risk of sun damage over SPF 50, and no sunscreen provides 100% UVB protection.

3. Sunglasses

If you expose your eyes to the sun too much, UV rays can harm them just like they can your skin. You may shield your eyes from ultraviolet rays by simply donning a set of UV-protective sunglasses. You don’t have to spend a fortune. Just make sure to buy sunglasses that have UV-protective lenses.

On top of its functionality, sunglasses add to that tropical vibe. When was the last time you replaced your old sunglasses with new ones? You’ll live in your shades in Kauai, so take advantage of the opportunity now!

4. Swimsuit

Whether you are planning or not, it is a must to bring swimwear. Because more often than not, people say yes to swimming because the Na Pali Coast water is so inviting, you would definitely dive in.

Moreover, the Napali Coast Tours with Makana charters allows you to have time to go snorkeling, so you should bring a swimsuit or swim trunks, so your clothes won’t get wet.

5. Swimsuit Cover

The benefit of packing a cover-up is that you can go straight from the boat to the sea to snorkel and swim with the turtles or dolphins. You can be swim ready as you start the tour and skip waiting time and effort changing.

You can be in your swimwear comfortably because you have a cover-up and enjoy the Na Pali Coast tour.

6. Backup Set of Clothes

Are you going snorkeling? Then you will undoubtedly become thoroughly drenched. You should absolutely dry off with a towel and a spare set of clothes after swimming with sea turtles, dolphins, and tropical fish.

7. Towel

Bringing a towel won’t hurt, even if you’re not snorkeling. Although it doesn’t usually happen, occasionally, we come upon some untamed seas of the Na Pali Coast. Water has been known to splash on board, but our captain always steers through. Just in case, pack a towel in your suitcase!

8. Light Jacket

The rainy season on Kauai lasts from November through March. You might wish to pack a lightweight jacket if your vacation falls during these months in case it rains while you’re on your Na Pali Coast Tour with Makana Charters.

9. Food/Snacks

A tour is not complete without snacks. Make sure you pack something to munch on as you hop in on tour. You will undoubtedly want some refreshments once you’ve finished snorkeling or sailing around the coast.

10. Social Media on Your Phone

Don’t forget to share the incredible journey you’re having in Kauai, Hawaii, with your friends and family back home! Take some pictures of the sunset on the Na Pali Sunset Cruise as you cruise along the coast, or ask someone to take a picture of you wearing your snorkeling gear.

Remember to tag @napali.coast on Instagram and @MakanaChartersAndTours on Facebook when you share your story with us!

Napali Coast Tour

Have inquiries regarding the Na Pali Coast Tour? Native Hawaiian family-owned company Makana Charters takes pride in giving tourists to Kauai the greatest experience possible.

On specially constructed touring catamarans that were created to offer the best touring experience, we have been providing tours of the Na Pali Coast for more than 20 years.

We’re delighted to explore the Napali Coast with you because our crew is passionate about planning amazing trips in paradise.

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