Sunday, October 7, 2012

Na Pali and Niihau Boat Tour

Over fall break we went on Holo Holo Charters "Na Pali and Niihau" tour!  First we went up the Na Pali coast, and then across to Niihau.  Since Niihau is privately owned, we were not able to set foot on the island.  It was nice to see it up close though, especially after only seeing it as a hazy blur for the past year!  We stopped at a crater called Lehua to go snorkeling.  Lehua is basically an uninhabited huge rock and a bird sanctuary.  We saw a monk seal sleeping on the rocky shore.  The snorkeling was definitely the best I have every done!  The water was incredibly blue and clear.  There were really cool rock formations under the surface which was fun to look at.  The water was pretty deep, which is actually how I prefer to snorkel.  Of courses, there were plenty of interesting colorful fish to look at too.  After snorkeling we had some delicious sandwiches on the boat and headed back.  We had a great time!

 Lehua Keyhole

 Lehua

 Niihau




For more information about Lehua:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehua

- Emilie

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