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Boat Tour Along Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K

No trip to Kauai is complete without seeing the Na Pali Coast, a must do in Kauai. We took a boat tour sailing along the coast of Na Pali, along the way we saw lots of sea life (such as turtles, dolphins), and waterfalls. The coast was so dramatic that is why Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong had scenes shot there.

Have you ever seen a cave with an open ceiling? The sea caves along the Na Pali Coast are formed from the harsh wave action of the Pacific Ocean slamming into the porous lava. The first cave is actually a hollowed-out lava tube, and may have served as a place where ancient Hawaiians could rest in their canoes when traveling along the coast. We do not know what the early Hawaiians called this cave, hence the “Open Ceiling Cave” best describes it. This natural cathedral boasts turquoise blue water, massive walls, and a bright sunlit interior. On calm days, people can safely enter the Open Ceiling Cave in small boats. The interior is large enough to circle around and treat passengers to a view of the sky above through the enormous open ceiling.

The second cave we show you is long and deep. When we reached the end, it was pitch dark.

Kauai is millions of years older than the other inhabited islands in the Hawaiian island chain. To be honest, it does not offer the quantity or quality of snorkeling spots of say the Big Island or Maui — you may not find the coral to be colorful and exotic, although there is no doubt that the natural beauty of this location adds to the enjoyment of the snorkeling. Kauai is beautiful, and you can certainly enjoy being in the water, but don’t have great expectations for what you will see under the water. (And this is the only slightly negative thing we have to say about this gorgeous place.)

Tags:
open sea caves
turtle
snorkel
swim
snorkeling
Na Pali Coast
Kauai Island
Hawai
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w

Snorkeling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai-UHD 4K

Kauai is millions of years older than the other inhabited islands in the Hawaiian island chain. To be honest, it does not offer the quantity or quality of snorkeling spots of say the Big Island or Maui — you may not find the coral to be colorful and exotic, although there is no doubt that the natural beauty of this location adds to the enjoyment of the snorkeling. Kauai is beautiful, and you can certainly enjoy being in the water, but don’t have great expectations for what you will see under the water. (And this is the only slightly negative thing we have to say about this gorgeous place.)

Tags:
snorkel
swim
snorkeling
Na Pali Coast
Kauai Island
Hawai
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Sea Cave With Open Ceiling at Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/Y_UGBdGIE6w

Sea Caves of Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawai UHD 4K

The sea caves along the Na Pali Coast are formed from the harsh wave action of the Pacific Ocean slamming into the porous lava.

The first cave is actually a hollowed-out lava tube, and may have served as a place where ancient Hawaiians could rest in their canoes when traveling along the coast. To this day, we do not know what the Hawaiians called this cave, hence the “Open Ceiling Cave” best describes it. This natural cathedral boasts turquoise blue water, massive walls, and a bright sunlit interior. On calm days, people can safely enter the Open Ceiling Cave (small boat). The interior is large enough to circle around and treat passengers to a view of the sky above through the enormous open ceiling.

The second cave is pretty long and deep. When we reached the end, it was pitch dark.

Tags:
Open Ceiling Cave
Sea Cave
Sea Caves of of Na Pali Coast
Kauai Island
Hawai
lava tube
UHD 4K

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q