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Things to do on Kauai
There are lots of fun activities and things
to do on Kauai such as Napali
Coast Boat Tours, Helicopter tours, Zipline
Tours, Tubing, deep sea fishing,
ATV Tours, Eco Tours, Kayaking, Horseback riding,
Movie Tours and much more.
and jump on your tube for a leisurely cruise.
Witness Kauai`s spectacular engineering feats
as you float down a tropical waterway consisting
of open ditches, tunnels and flumes dating back
to 1870. At the end of your Mountain Tubing
Adventure, you will be guided to an enchanted
area by a natural swimming hole for a swim and
a delicious picnic lunch.
TOURS - This is true adventure
and a great way to see parts of the island that
are not accessible any other way. Venture deep
into the heart of Kauai, through a historic former
sugar plantation. Descend a lush tropical mountain
side via a series of seven breathtaking ziplines.
Fly over layers of forest canopy on your way to
the valley floor below. Glide above a tranquil
mountain stream to a bamboo grove where you can
enjoy a refreshing swim and delicious picnic lunch.
You can book Kauai
zip line tours online.
TOURS - Traverse Lihue’s
old sugar plantation into Kaua`i’s pristine,
emerald green interior. Enjoy breathtaking vistas.
Grab a tube, don a headla book a Kauai
tubing tour online in advance as the tours
fill up quickly.
TOURS - This activity is for
all age groups and is truly great family fun.
Hop on the hottest and newest All Terrain Vehicle
available and go to places more spectacular than
you have imagined. Some ATV tours traverse private
lands never before open to the public.
Many go to waterfalls where they provide wonderful
picnic lunches. You can book Kauai
Atv tours online at a discount.
TOURS - Kauai
Bike Tours - This activity is also for all
age groups and is a great way to get a real feel
for the island. Comfortable helmets and safe operating
procedures make for a ride that's safe and controlled,
but still fun and exciting. Guides usually stop
along the way for photos and narrative on history,
culture, folklore and legends.
You'll be able to quiz your guides about native
plants, birds and trees and the best Kauai hiking
trails located in Koke'e State Park and Waimea
Canyon State Park while you're in the area. As
well as having a fun ride in a beautiful place
you'll learn about what makes Kauai special! Several
bicycle tours can be booked online at a discount.
TOURS - Eco tours are rapidly
becoming Kauai's most popular outdoor activity.
Sound Eco tourism involves travel to natural destinations,
minimizes impact, builds environmental awareness,
provides direct financial benefits for conservation,
provides financial benefits and empowerment for
local people, respects local culture, and supports
human rights and democratic movements. You can
book a wide variety of Kauai
eco tours online at a discount.
TOURS - Movie tours take you
to all of the famous movie locations on Kauai
- which are quite a few. You will see where scenes
were filmed in movies such as: Jurassic Park to
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Donovan's Reef to Outbreak,
Gilligan's Island to Fantasy Island to Blue Hawaii
to South Pacific. New air conditioned mini-buses
are very comfortable and act as a theater on wheels
featuring individual reclining seats, large center
aisle, a TV monitor, vcr and surround sound to
bring the movie scenes front and center.
Kauai movie tours can be booked online at
- The torches are lit, the night is filled with
music, and family members gather to bring you
a casual, relaxing and romantic dining experience
that starts off with the Imu Ceremony - the unearthing
of the traditional pig, cooked to perfection in
an underground oven.....and thirst-quenching tropical
cocktails are served inside the luau hale. The
luau meal features traditional luau favorites,
tropical fruit and a special Hawaiian dessert
table Hawaiian musicians serenade dinners during
the luau meal. Young members of the family take
the stage during the entertainment, and even invite
guests up on stage for a hula lesson!
grotto tours and Kauai
Luaus can be booked online at a discount.
are a full range of GOLF
COURSES on Kaua’i from a
Kaua’i County course with fees under $15
to World Class PGA championship courses. In Poipu
is the Kiahuna Golf Club, 18-hole course renovated
in 2004 and the ocean front Poipu Bay Golf Resort,
36 holes and home of the PGA Grand Slam. On the
scenic hillside of Kalaheo Town is The Kukuiolono
Golf Course with nine holes for under $15! This
90-year-old course and adjoining Japanese Gardens
are a hidden treasure few visitors are aware of.
In Lihue is the 18 hole Puakea Golf Course with
new ownership and extensive renovations completed
in 2003. Also in Lihue is the oceanfront Kaua’i
Lagoons Golf Course, a 36 hole Jack Nicklaus designed
championship course. A few minutes further along
our East shore is The Wailua Golf Course, an ocean
front 18 hole Kaua’i County course, renovated
in 2003. Continuing north is the Princeville Golf
Club and former home of The Kemper Open with 76
holes, rated #1 in Hawaii by Golf Digest.
the best way to explore the magical Napali Coast.
Zodiac tours, catamaran cruises, and whale
watching tours, leave from Hanalei, Lihue,
Poipu and Port Allen. Five-hour combination snorkel
and sightseeing excursions of our ancient Na Pali
coastline are popular. You should reserve tours
early as they fill up fast. You can book Napali
Coast Boat Tours online. Vessel choices vary
with the seasons and include Power Cats and Full
Sail Catamarans, with passenger counts of 12 to
Winter months are limited to the larger boats
for open water off shore Humpback
Whale watching tours. The Humpback whales
are normally visible in our waters, from late
December to late March.
The North Shore of Kaua’i is a winter surfing
Mecca, and in the summer, Poipu Beach on the South
shore and our West shore beaches produce the best
Surfing lessons are available from Championship
Beach is known for great body boarding and body
surfing. Other breaks in the Poipu Beach area
are Shipwrecks Beach, Acid Drops, Waiohai, PKs
the West side is the famous Pakala’s Beach
just before Waimea Town. Far west beaches of
Kekaha and those of Barking Sands and Poli Hale
also offer big breaks and at times, giant expert
only surf. Kalapaki Beach and Hanamaulu Bay
in Lihue offer gentle waves for beginners, while
further North, Kalihiwai Bay and Hanalei Bay
is expert only in the Winter months. On Kaua’i,
there are nearly as many surf spots as there
to visit might be your most challenging
daily task. You can drive to Kee beach at the
road's end and enjoy some of the best snorkeling
in the world.
There are swimming beaches, shelling beaches,
sunset beaches, beaches with lots of activity,
and beaches where you can be totally alone. Some
of the more famous beaches are Hanalei Bay, Kealia,
Kalapaki, Poipu Beach, Salt Pond and Polihale.
Kauai is an exciting experience. There are companies
who offer 3 hour trail rides through Kauai's back
country to a waterfall, for a picnic and a swim.
There are also private rides available as well
as live cattle drives and sunset rides on The
South Side. You can book
horseback riding tour online.
There good places to snorkel from beaches such
as Anini Beach which is a 3 mile coastline enclosed
by a long outer reef. Inside the reef, you will
encounter a myriad of colorful tropical fish and
several species of coral. Ke'e Beach and Tunnels
Beach both known for their good water clarity.
The best way by far though to enjoy snorkeling
on Kauai is to book a Kauai
snorkeling tour online and get the benefit
of a guided tour from an experienced professional.
Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Parks offer
numerous hikes from easy to the most strenuous.
You can hike several trails that meander throughout
Kaua’i's ethereal mountain country, where
you will encounter plant and bird species found
nowhere else on earth. At the end of the road
at Ke'e beach is the Na Pali trail head to the
ancient Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coastline.
Day hikers enjoy hikes to Hanakapiai Beach or
the longer trek to Hanakapiai Falls. Hikes beyond
that point require permits and overnight camping.
From Ke’e Beach parking area, you can hike
to the magnificent Hanakapiai Falls. Short hikes
can be enjoyed from trails beginning from above
Opaekaa Falls lookout in Wailua. The best way
to go hiking on Kauai is to take a guided tour
from an experienced guide. You can book a wide
variety of Kauai
hiking tours online.
courts abound on Kauai. Princeville Resort has
two excellent Tennis Clubs. The Hanalei Bay Resort
has 7 courts overlooking Hanalei Bay, and
The Princeville Tennis Club has 6 courts. Both
clubs are open to the public, and have on site
tennis pros, a racquet shop, and equipment rentals.
Other very good facilities are found in
Lihue at The Kauai Lagoons, and in Poipu at The
Kiahuna Racquet Club, and The Poipu Kai
Resort where National Senior's Champions Hattie
and John Sommerville teach on a daily
Kauai is known for excellent deep sea fishing.
Half and full day charters, with all fishing gear
included are available from several Kauai
charter fishing boats departing from Nawiliwili,
Poipu, and Port Allen. The captain usually divides
the fish according to the wants and needs of the
parties who are fishing. The boats usually provide
all fishing gear and some beverages. All charters
typically offer trips for individuals and groups
to offshore areas teeming with exciting game fish
such Sailfish, Stripe Marlin, Ono and Ahi tuna.
Good prices can be found if you book a Kauai
sportfishing charters online.
its best is found at Tunnels Beach and at Anini
Beach where companies offer equipment rentals
and lessons. Other favorite spots are Hanalei
Bay and Poipu Beach. You may rent equipment in
Hanalei, and drive to any spot you wish, but the
best and the safest way if you are a beginner
to get accustomed to Kauai's waters is to hire
a pro and book a Kauai
windsurfing lesson online.
can be enjoyed on several Kauai Rivers and in
the open ocean during the summer months. On our
East shore, the Wailua River is the most popular
location for river Kayaking with both guided and
self-guided trips. You can book Kauai
Kayak Tours online and Ocean
kayak tours are also available for the adventurous.
Paddle up river and take a short hike to
the hidden falls and pond. Guided trips up the
Hulei’a River in Lihue are a true Hawaiian
adventure through the wildlife refuge, past the
Menehune Fish Pond, with the Hawaiian family owners
sharing stories of ancient Hawaii. Self-guided
Kayaking with car top carriers may also be found
on the Kalihiwai River and the Hanalei Rivers
to the North.
Kauai's clean, clear offshore waters attract
scuba divers from all over the world. There
is a dive shop in almost every town on the island,
so gear rental, air, and instruction can be
easily found. Some adventurous tours included
Pali Coast Scuba Tour along with a stop
at the forbidden island of Niihau where you
can snorkel and dive in its crystal clear waters.
There are several Kauai
scuba diving tours that can be booked online
at a discount price.
TOURS - Several
boat companies host a variety of open ocean Kauai
sailing charters in large, seaworthy, ocean
catamarans. The most popular cruise travels far
up the Napali Coast where you will get the chance
to snorkel and scuba among turtle and tropical
fish. Sunset cruises complete with cocktails,
as well as leisurely Kauai
sailing tours down the Napali Coast can be
booked online and from many companies around the
TOURS - Your
Helicopter tour over the Kauai is the most scenic
and personalized tour of its kind. Everyone should
experience such a tour at least once in a lifetime,
and there is no better place than Kauai because
so much of the island can only be seen from the
air. This is the only way most people can see
the magnificent beauty of Kauai's remote interior.
Tours leave from Princeville Airport, Lihue, and
Port Allen.. There are few experiences that can
match a helicopter flight over the most beautiful
island in the world.
helicopter tours should be booked before you
arrive can be booked online at a discount.
largest shopping center is found in Lihue. Every
major town has a shopping center with a variety
of restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty
stores. The island has an abundance of small shops
that sell items which are crafted by local artists.
There are many roadside stands with exotic tropical
fruits, organic produce, and flower leis. In Poipu
, at the Spouting Horn Park, you will find an
outdoor flea market where you can buy shell jewelry
and all sorts of tourist items at good prices.
A great selection of Hawaiian
gifts is found in Lihue at Tropic Isle Music.
The finest Kauai
T-shirts are found in Eleele at Nite Owl T-Shirts
and in Kapaa you find one of the finest Hawaii
art glass galleries - Kela's. We are fortunate
to have a very good selection of Kauai
Artists and Kauai