The boats the company uses are the rigid hull inflatable zodiac boats. I like being right next to the water in these boats, sitting on the sides. We came across several pods of dolphins that came up and swam right along side of us.
As we continued along the coast the crew guided us into several sea caves that had been showcased in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean.
If you look at the 5th picture from the previous post you can see the aerial view of this cave that we had the day before.
The last time I took one of these tours along the coast it was just the boat ride. This time we stopped off and toured the Nu'alolo Kai State park for a quick hike through the area before snorkeling. This area is only accessible by boat and only tour companies with special permits can dock here.
The Nu'alolo Kai area is the remnants of a sheltered fishing village that was inhabited continuously for 800 years from the 12th to 20th centuries. It is accessible only by boat and is bordered by sheer cliffs rising over 1000' directly out of the beach.
After a quick lunch including a few cocnuts found on the beach, we hopped into the warm ocean waters and snorkeled for a bit.
This pic shows the effect training for Pavel's Bodyweight Certification course had on my back.
Once we returned to town we toured the local shops and galleries of Hanapepe and the "Western most book store in the United States."