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How Can We Help Protect Coral Reefs?

How Can We Help Protect Coral Reefs?

  The ocean is a busy place! I have heard the coral reef be compared to a bustling city, with activity such as sound, competition, mating, feeding and regular residents that form a community. If you can relate to this odd correlation, then corals are the structures...

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Kaua’i Sea Riders Quarantined Life and Re-Opening

Kaua’i Sea Riders Quarantined Life and Re-Opening

We are learning to smile with our eyes in our new masked world. Being blessed to have an earth that is 70% water and the "inner space" is the foundation of life on the planet. My passion for the ocean and it's inhabitants is shared by all our Captains and Dive Masters...

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Whale Count Volunteers

Whale Count Volunteers

Aloha kakou: For those of you who have been waiting to register for the 2018 Sanctuary Ocean Count on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, and Kauai, I am happy to announce that the online volunteer registration website is NOW LIVE!  Feel free to distribute this email to your...

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Ocean Conservation & Research Highlights for 2017

Ocean Conservation & Research Highlights for 2017

2017 Recap of Sea Riders involvement (Kokua) and Partnership in Ocean Conservation and Research on Kaua'i  We are pleased to inform everyone that has supported Kauai Sea Riders of the extensive and varied conservation and research projects that we were involved in...

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Marine Debris & Entanglement

Marine Debris & Entanglement

On March 4, 2017 an Entangled Humpback Whale was seen and photographed by our Kauai Searider Adventure Tour vessel and other operators off the South shore of Kaua'i about 300 yards from Koloa Landing in Po'ipu.  Sea Riders Crew noticed Tiger Sharks following the whale...

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Reef Safe Sunscreen

Reef Safe Sunscreen

Recent studies have taught us that a certain chemical commonly found in sunscreens, oxybenzone, is having a devastating impact on the coral reefs, specifically here in Hawaii. While this chemical doesn’t immediately kill the coral – it has been linked to causing deformities in the larvae of coral and makes it much more difficult for the corals to recover from damage, disease and bleaching.

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New Monk Seal Pup Born on NaPali

New Monk Seal Pup Born on NaPali

Seariders took Biologists to the Na Pali Coast last week to tag the new Monk Seal Pup born at Milolii.  It's a GIRL!!!!  This seal pup is the baby of the Mother Seal that was attacked at Salt Pond the end of April.   The photo says it all.  Very sweet.

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Na Pali Coast Tour Season is Here!

Na Pali Coast Tour Season is Here!

Its that time of the year again when we can resume our Na Pali Coast Zodiac Snorkel Adventure Tours. We will be running two tours daily from Kikiaola Boat Harbor on the west side of Kauai, just past Waimea Town. This is the closest harbor to the Na Pali Coast. We offer a 10% Discount for direct bookings, please call our reservations line at (808) 332-7238 (RAFT) or book through our website using Promo Code “ONLINE”.

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Kauai’s Newest Monk Seal Pup

Kauai’s Newest Monk Seal Pup

Meet Kauai's newest pup! Monk Seal #RK30 had her pup and we were honored to have NOAA's team out with us recently to observe the newest addition to Kauai's monk seal population! What an amazing experience! Only 2 weeks old and doing extremely well! Photo Credit: Jaime...

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Support for Fiji: From One Garden Island to Another

Support for Fiji: From One Garden Island to Another

Cyclone Winston - the strongest cyclone to ever hit the southern hemisphere - struck Fiji as a Category 5 on February 20, 2016.  Cyclone Winston inflicted extensive damage on many islands and killed 44 people.  Nearly 25,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and...

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Kauai Whale Watch Tours

Kauai Whale Watch Tours

We are expecting a great Whale Watching Season this year! The calves that were born last winter will be coming back to wean and the whole wonderful process will begin again! We always call the North Pacific Humpbacks that are born here "The Locals" and  these...

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New Zodiac for Sea Riders

New Zodiac for Sea Riders

Kauai Sea Riders has recently purchased a new Zodiac!  "Papio" is a 20' rigid hull Zodiac (formerly a Coast Guard Search Air Rescue Boat) that will be used to run our South Shore snorkel adventures during the summer months while our main vessel, Hookahi (24' zodiac)...

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Working WITH Nature: North VS South

Working WITH Nature: North VS South

So often we get calls or inquiries about the Na Pali Coast Charters.. in Winter. Please realize that we are a small charter business -intent on quality and integrity of our ocean adventures. It is very difficult  to nail down a day in the winter months, in advance,...

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Na Pali Eco Charters 2015

Na Pali Eco Charters 2015

  Perfect for those who want an intimate raft tour of the Na Pali Coast. We provide the same safe and remote snorkeling as on our South Shore charters, USCG Certified Captain...

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