A world class surfer, Nick was born and raised on Kauai’s North Shore. Nick’s father, “Whitey,” started Na Pali Catamaran in 1973. That said, Nick was essentially raised on the Na Pali coast and when not running our Kamahele Kai, Nick can be found on his own boat, the Uli Uli. Nick is our lead captain and has been piloting for us since 2005. Nick’s many interests include diving, fishing, jet skiing and sharing his knowledge of the ocean with any and all interested.
Half Hawaiian and a life long resident of Kauai’s Northshore, Sam offers a perspective of the Na Pali coast like only the Hawaiians can. One of our premier captains, Sam has been with NPC since 2004. Not only is Sam a legendary surfer in these parts, it has been said that Sam is “universal.” Sam and his beautiful wife share a home on Kauai’s Northshore and aside from boating and surfing, Sam is an avid photographer and many of the pictures you see on this website were taken by Captain Sam.
Also born and raised on Kauai’s Northshore, Sean is the epitome of a “waterman.” He is a world class free diver and is very knowledgeable about boats and the ocean (from both above and below!). Sean is into all things fitness and when not in or on the water, Sean is traveling, snowboarding, in the gym or racing his dirt bikes.