From golden sand beaches to tropical rainforests, there is plenty to explore on the island of Kauai. Given the fact that around ninety percent of Kauai cannot be reached by road, in addition to a beautiful hike, the air, sea or ATV is often the way to go. Here are our top recommendations for island tours of Kauai.
Feature image: Hanalei pier/GPA photo archive
Private Island Tour — Explore Kauai's South Shore
Pick-up: From Lihue hotels, Poipu hotels and cruise ship pier
Price: Starting at $199
Kauai ATV Off-Road Tour & Waterfall Swim — Longest Trail on Kauai
Check-in: Kauai ATV — Koloa (Poipu)
Price: Starting at $162
Twenty three miles of rugged land is explored on this exciting ATV tour. This 3–4 hour tour takes you through plantation lands, a hidden tunnel and the movie site of Jurassic Park before reaching a spectacular waterfall with a mountain swimming pool.
Sunshine Helicopters Kauai Na Pali Coast Air Tour from Lihue
Check-in: Lihue Heliport — Sunshine Helicopters Check-in Desk
Price: Starting at $309
There is no better way to experience the beauty of Kauai than by air. Sunshine Helicopters allow you to see the island’s top sights such as Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls and the Na Pali Coast. They offer discounts for early morning or late afternoon flights.
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Kauai Eco Adventure Flight from Lihue
Check-in: Lihue Heliport
Price: Starting at $339
Explore the rugged landscape of Kauai by air. You’ll have the best of Kauai at your window as your pilot takes you over the rippling stone of the Na Pali Coast, and over Waimea Canyon – often called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Finally, your pilot will take you to the mist-covered vegetation as you fly over Mt Waialeale and 3,000 ft. of cascading waterfalls.