While we were on Kauai, we took a catamaran tour with Holo Holo to see the coastline.
For this, we got up at 4:30 AM in order to be at the dock on time. If you know me, you know this comes under the heading “Almost Impossible”, but nevertheless, we did make it. Early, no less.
It was So Worth It.
Sunrise, looking at the wake behind the boat. We were really moving, too – over 25 knots! Glad I took my jacket.
Spinner dolphins. We slowed WAY down and drifted through a whole pod. Spinner dolphins don’t survive in captivity, so you can only see them do their cool spinning leaps in the wild.
Napali cliffs as the sun rose over them.
Having myself a great old time. No worries about seasickness here! I wanted more waves, the bigger the better!
The colors of the coastline were just… and the cliffs! We were dwarfed.
What a way to celebrate 20 years of marriage!
Mr. Caffeinated, looking fierce. Must not have had that third cup of coffee yet.
Sea cave. Massive. We motored right up into this thing. You could have lost several semi trucks in there and had space for more.
More coastline. Some of this was actually farmed at one time.
The island, playing peekaboo over the horizon.
A keyhole in the cliff of the “forbidden island” of Niihau. It’s privately owned; you can’t land there without permission.
We snorkeled just off the coast of Niihau. The water was this amazing color… and so nice and warm.
Returning to Kauai. The patchwork of farms on the coastline contrasted with the mountain in the middle of the island.
Wouldn’t this be a beautiful place to farm?
The catamaran boat.
The tour was a blast. We had a great time. If I were to go again, I’d try to find a boat that had more outside seating on the sides and in the rear, but the tour was SO very well worth it!
I enjoyed our white-water rafting trip near Mazama years ago, and everything else on water since then gets compared to that. This was, in comparison, pretty tame… I would have loved to have had larger waves. We were told by the crew that it was an unusually calm day.
It was really neat to see the cliffs from both the air and the water. I don’t think I would have enjoyed hiking them, unless I was 20 again.