A four-day, three-night kayaking trip with childhood friends led to some epic adventure and amazing photos of the Na Pali Coast. Somehow, six months of planning and coordinating all led to an almost perfect trip. The weather was in our favor the whole time, nobody got injured, and none of our stuff got lost in the ocean. It was definitely one of the elevated moments in my life. You can check my Guide to Kayaking the Na Pali Coast here.
The kayaking trip left from Haena and spirits were high.
Seven miles and two hours later, we arrived at the infamous Kalalau Valley. The dramatic cliffs, rising high above the sea, ending in a perfectly placed waterfall, made the place seem so surreal. I didn’t expect this place to be so beautiful.
Which then led to exploring the area – leaving our kayaks on the shore to rest until we came back. And an unexpected rainbow during sunset that lasted all the way till the sun set below the water.
The boys were happy and everything was working to plan (it might have worked out even better than expected).
The next morning, a pod of dolphins came close to shore and we kayaked towards where they were swimming. I hopped in the water to see them swim gracefully by.
The water was so glassy that morning. Everything was calm and peaceful. In the afternoon we did a hike into the valley to check out the river.
Then it was back for another Na Pali sunset.
Until next time, Kalalau.