Kauai Sea Rider Adventures
What is your favorite place in the world you’ve traveled to and why? My favorite place that I have ever traveled to is probably Kauai. Now that I have been there multiple times, it feels familiar which is comforting, and it is so beautiful. I love to snorkel and want to take scuba diving lessons the next time I visit. – Emily Thompson
The beach at Poipu—a sandy strip on sunny Kauai’s south shore—stretches into the distance, enticing travelers who come here to top up their tan and watch the world go by. December brings temperatures that hover in the low 70s—reason enough to book a vacation for this time of the year—and kick-starts whale watching season, which runs until February.
Kauai Sea Rider Adventures provides boat and snorkeling tours that depart from Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor, a short walk from the beach, every day at 10:45 a.m. On the three-hour excursion across the Pacific Ocean, guests can see humpback whales splashing through the water as well as coral reef and sea turtles. Everything’s included on the trip—snorkel equipment, dry bags, wetsuits and even lunch—and boaters can jump into the water and explore the abundance of marine life that swims beneath.
The tour costs $112 for adults and $91 for children. Visitors can book a boat tour online.
Address: Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor, Koloa, HI 96756