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Napali Coast Camping
Guided Camping Tours
We require a guide for anyone who has not paddled the coast before. Our guides have many years leading kayak tours along the Na Pali Coast and will not only enrich your paddle adventure, but also ensure a safe and good time is had by all.
The coast requires surf launches and landings as well as a 17 mile rough water paddle. We suggest you pick your paddle mates carefully as this is not a trip to convince someone to go on, and not an appropriate trip for children.
Minimum age is 15 years old.
Na Pali Coast Camping Permits:
There are only two remote camp sites along the coast. The first site, Kalalau, is about 7 miles. This impressive beach and valley is also accessible via the 11 mile hiking trail. When traveling to Kalalau by kayak, a maximum of five camping nights are allowed and require a standard camping permit.
Miloli’i, the second campsite, is about 11 miles down the coast. A maximum of three nights are allowed at this camp site. It is accessible via the ocean only so only a camping permit is required as landing is assumed.
A fee system is now in place for both camp sites.
Kalalau and Miloli’i permits are $20 per night and can be obtained through the DLNR State Parks Website.
If you should have further questions regarding camping permits, you may contact the DLNR directly:
Kayaks and Equipment:
We use Sit-On-Top Kayaks made by Ocean Kayak (singles or doubles). Singles are Scuppers, ruddered or un-ruddered tandems are ether Zests or Cabos with or without rudders. You can choose between ruddered or un-ruddered boats, although we strongly suggest you use a ruddered kayak as we generally get a following sea or “wind swell”. The safety of the group is of the utmost importance. For this reason, we ask you to take as many doubles as possible and we require at least one double in a group, (i.e. seasickness or fatigue).
Packing your Kayak
We will supply you with 1 extra large dry bag per person and we feel that is the max you should bring (essentially, a full camping backpack is the max).
We do not supply camping equipment although there are a few companies that rent everything (i.e. tents, sleeping pads, light sleeping bags and camp stoves or stove fuel on island). Peddle & Paddle in Hanalei has everything necessary. You can reach them at (808) 826-9069 or www.pedalnpaddle.com.
Hanalei is a small town on the north side of the island. In town, you will find a small grocery store, photo shop and some gift shops, although we suggest you do the bulk of your shopping in Kapaa or Lihue before you come to the north shore.
Camping before you go
There is a small camp site near the end of the road on the north shore that is perfectly situated for camping on the night prior to your departure. This camp site is known as Haena county park and is open every day but Monday night. Apply in advance for permits for $3 per night per person or, they can be issued on the spot for $5 per person per night.
Unguided Pre-approved Campers
If you’ve done business with us before or have a lot of experience along the Na Pali coast and don’t require a guide, you should talk to Josh or Ivan to get permission to go unguided.
We have a fleet of rentals with or without rudders priced accordingly..
We will drop your group off at Haena County Park in the morning for $15 per person and gear.
We will pick you and your gear up at Polihale and bring you back to our shop in Hanalei for $400 per group, plus a $10 flat fee for dry bags. This requires a 15 passenger van and trailer although we suggest no more than 10 people to allow room for gear.