Top Kauai Activities

Top Kauai Activities

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Living on Oahu, Grace Towle knows all the best places where locals go.

Kauai is the oldest, and many would say, the most beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands. From  the beautiful, golden sand beaches to the lush, tropical rain-forests of Kokee, Kauai has something for everyone. 

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Smith's Wailua River Cruise to Fern Grotto with Live Entertainment

Departs: Wailua Marina State Park
Price: Starting at $30

Guests are welcomed aboard a spacious open-air boat to enjoy the views of the Wailua River while listening to live music and tales of this breathtaking island.

Kauai ATV Off-Road Tour & Waterfall Swim —Longest Trail in Kauai

Check-in: Kauai ATV — Koloa (Poipu)
Price: Starting at $179

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

Given the fact that around ninety percent of Kauai cannot be reached by road, there truly 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.

Voyage to Niihau & Na Pali Coast Premier Snorkel Cruise

Check-in: Port Allen Marina
Price: Starting at $290

Snorkel to the best locations on Kauai during this 7-hour premium expedition. Cruise the Na Pali Coast, the Lehua Crater and the Forbidden Island of Niihau on the Holo Holo, Kauai’s only snorkel boat to charter these waters.

Kauai Waterfall Rappel Adventure Tour

Check-in: Da Life Outdoor Private Property Main Gate
Price: Observer, $100 — Participant, $259

Challenge yourself on this safe and fully guided rappel adventure. During this 4.5 hour tour, you’ll have the unforgettable experience of rappelling down 30 and 60 foot waterfalls near the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai.

Sacred Falls Adventure — Wailua River Kayak, Hike & Waterfall Swim

Check-in: Kayak Kauai at Wailua Marina Shop
Price: Observer, $100 — Participant, $115

Kayak and hike your way through the rainforest of Kauai on this 5 hour outdoor adventure. Guides will take you to the Wailua River where you will discover a secret waterfall.

Luau Kalamaku — Kauai Polynesian Show with Hula & Fire Dancers

Pick-up: Poipu & North Shore hotels
Price: Starting at $89

No trip to Hawaii is complete without a luau. Luau Kalamaku offers a fun-filled evening showcasing hula dancers, knife dancers, fire poi ball twirlers, live music and a delicious buffet dinner at one of the most beautiful locations on Kauai.

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