One of the best ways to see the lush Hawaiian island of Kauai is by sailing along its picturesque shores. Captain Andy’s offers one of the most popular Kauai Dinner Cruises – the Na Pali Sunset Dinner sail.
Captain Andy’s has been operational since 1980, and the company has rightfully earned a stellar reputation, offering a premier sailing service.
We had the pleasure of enjoying Captain Andy’s Na Pali Sunset Dinner sail. It’s an amazing, four hour tour on a luxury catamaran, that explores Kauai’s magnificent Na Pali Coast.
We departed from Port Allen on the south side of Kauai, then sailed along the calm and protected waters off the western coast of Kauai.
Our boat was the luxury 65 foot Southern Star catamaran. This amazing yacht is simply incredible, offering customers large shaded cabin areas, clean restrooms, and very comfortable seating.
Andrew Evans is the owner of Captain Andy’s and stated, “Southern Star is the culmination of some 25 years experience specifying and operating Hawaii charter boats.”
During our sail along Kauai’s western shore, we viewed Captain Cook’s Landing, the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, and Polihale State Park.
We were extremely pleased to be able to see a large number of Humpback Whales. Seeing a whale up close is a moment one will never forget.
We spotted numerous breaching humpbacks, along with female whales swimming along with their calves. As whale season winds down, these majestic whales begin their migration back to the waters off Alaska.
We also had several sightings of spinner dolphins as they swam along our boat, playing and leaping out of the water.
As our sail continued, we approached the breathtaking Na Pali coastline.
Words cannot adequately describe its beauty. From the side of our catamaran, the entire boat was amazed as we gazed upon the Na Pali coast. Looking up at 3,500-foot high peaks literally towering straight up from the ocean, the rich green valleys, cascading waterfalls, white sand beaches and sea caves.
An open bar offers a choice of available beverages throughout the tour – water, soft drinks, beer, wine, and tasty “Sneaky Tiki” cocktails. Fresh sliced seasonal fruit was served prior to our dinner.
As we dropped anchor to enjoy the stunning Na Pali coast views, it was time for a terrific tasting dinner.
The buffet style meal was delicious! We had Kauai garden salad served with Na Pali sunrise papaya seed dressing, Teriyaki chicken topped with diced pineapple, Pulehu of beef with sautéed mushrooms & onions in garlic sauce, Kaffir lime & lemon rice pilaf, and various types of breads. For dessert, we had mouth watering Pineapple bars.
As the sun began to drop below the horizon, we all experienced an amazing sunset with the sun’s rays reflecting off the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The entire boating experience was a class act. The well trained captain and his entire Southern Star crew were top notch. They were all professional, knowledgeable and lots of fun. The crew waited on our every need, from the moment we departed until we finished our unforgettable dinner sail.
Anybody visiting Kauai must take a sunset dinner sail and we highly recommend Captain Andy’s. Our memories will last forever.
To learn more about the Captain Andy’s Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail and all the other boating activities, please visit: http://www.napali.com/