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!
Dolphins swimming past a boat

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.

Rave Reviews for Our Tours from Kauai's North Shore!


Captain Sundown Favicon Best day of vacation!

This day trip was full of great experiences and I would recommend this tour to anyone seeking a more personal view of Napali. This trip had dolphins, monk seal, and more, while seeing the most beautiful sites ever.

– Christina T., TripAdvisor
Captain Sundown Favicon Absolutely Loved It

Everything about this trip was wonderful. The views were incredible, we saw whales in addition to the snorkeling, which was also great. The lunch was also really good. I'd highly recommend it.

– Peg L., TripAdvisor
Captain Sundown Favicon A Perfect Day

We had a wonderful time cruising along the coast and snorkeling. We saw a ton of fish and 3 massive sea turtles. I'd highly recommend a tour with Captain Sundown!

– Tom R., TripAdvisor
Captain Sundown Favicon A Beautiful Sail

My family of four had a great time. Nick was informative, friendly, and patient with my boys. Sailed up the coast and motored back. Snorkeling was a hit. Saw several sea turtles. A good time was had by all.

– Kelli R., TripAdvisor
Captain Sundown Favicon Gorgeous Sailing Trip

The trip with Captain Sundown was amazing. Gorgeous views of the stunning NaPali coastline and incredible snorkeling. The captain was great and his first mate made sure everyone had an enjoyable, relaxing experience.

– Elaine C., TripAdvisor