Captain Sundown takes you sailing from Hanalei, where we often have dolphins playing and leaping alongside as we sail! See marine life, jump in and snorkel, and even enjoy some fishing on this unforgettable sail.
Hanalei's Only Na Pali Sailing Catamaran
No Other Tour Boat Company Fishes The Na Pali
- For the fishing portion of our Na Pali Sailing tours, we “troll” fishing lines. To troll means we fish by trailing a baited line along behind our sailboat Ku’uipo.
- We’ve caught Ono, Ahi, Mahi Mahi, Kawakawa, Papio and a variety of small tuna like Rainbow Runners and Aku.
- We have two “14-O” Reels placed in built-in holders on the boat for any fish over 30 lbs and two hand lines for any fish under 30lbs.
- No licenses required! In true Hawaiian style we give away our fish or bring it home for our family, we do not sell. Wish to share in a portion caught? Please know we don’t portion the fish on board (that is to carve on board.. too messy) we ice the fish down for 48 hours off site and then fillet it. If you are staying at a North Shore resort, we are happy to meet up with you there or at the beach for a portion!
About Captain Sundown
Established in 1971, we are a family-owned and operated Na Pali Coast sailing catamaran company from Hanalei Bay, located only five minutes north of Na Pali. Our departures from Kauai’s North Shore allow memorable sailing opportunities filled with wild sea life encounters such as dolphins and sea turtles, flying fish, humpback whales (in the winter), rare marine birds, and fishing fun! We promise you a day out on the water that you won’t soon forget. Join us for a real and special sailing opportunity out on open Pacific Ocean waters.