|Port Allen and our chariot for the day|
We went boating on our 2nd full day in Kauai. I wasn't so sure about Captain Andy's Sailing Napali Snorkel Tour. I can't swim and I have fish phobia. I sure as heck am not going to jump off a boat into the middle of the ocean and swim with the fishes, but this is one thing MJ requested so we went with it and I'm glad we did. I purposefully scheduled this early on in our trip while we were fresh because it was not early in real life, but definitely early for vacation. 7:45am check in. Ugh. We had to set our alarms.
|My mom and I|
Zodiac which is basically a gigantic blow up raft. Zodiac's are tiny. They only hold 14, while Catamaran's hold 49. That is an option through Captain Andy's but it's very wet, bumpy, you have to hold on for dear life a lot of the time and sea sickness is a very real concern on boats of either size. For my first boating adventure I preferred the luxury of the larger catamaran where I could leisurely sit around, eat, drink and stay dry. We also had bathrooms which are not available on Zodiacs.
|This cute boy|
|MJ is the guy in the middle facing the camera|
|MJ and his mom|
|You had to climb up and down the ladder to get to the bathroom|
A big part of being on vacation for me is waking up whenever the heck I want. I don't want to lose half the day sleeping in, but I also don't want to have to wake up to an alarm clock like I do at home. I will never NOT do something on vacation just so I can sleep because that would be ridiculous, and this was totally worth the early wake up. It was such an amazing experience. I'm feeling brave enough to try a Zodiac if I ever get the chance again. Maybe I'll even be brave enough to snorkel? Nah. Not a chance.
Biking in Kapaa, Kauai