• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Kauai Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Part of the Hawaiian archipelago, Kauai is an island in the Central Pacific. Much of it's surface is covered by tropical rainforest giving it the nickname "the Garden Isle". It's been a popular destination for Hollywood movies and is any hikers dream. Below is a list of activities you could o while there.


Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Unless otherwise noted, prices listed for each activity are for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Journey to Waimea Canyon

Take a half-day tour to Waimea Canyon, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific'. In stark contrast to Kauai’s lushness is Waimea Canyon State Park. The canyon offers one of the best views of the island's western coast. Drive through Hawaii’s first sugarcane plantation and to the town of Waimea, made famous by Captain Cook hundreds of years ago. Before concluding your tour back at your original departure point, stop to see the water fly high at Po’ipu’s Spouting Horn on the island's southern side.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Thursdays at 8:30am

Price

$79 per person

Alternative


Kauai Movie Tours

See the Garden Island through a filmmaker’s lens on this full-day tour of Kauai’s most famous movie locations. Travel aboard a comfortable minibus to the beaches, towns, waterfalls and lookout points that you may recognize from movies like ‘Blue Hawaii,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Castaway’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’ Watch clips on board the bus, and then compare the Hollywood scenes to the breathtaking beauty right before your eyes.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7am

Price

$149 per person

Alternative


Kauai's Ultimate Guided Snorkeling Adventure

Avoid crowds and embark on a Kauai snorkeling tour that limits group size to six people. Head for Kauai’s pristine south shore reefs to see tropical fish, sea urchins, and sea mammals. You may also see a turtle nesting on the beach or a Hawaiian monk seal basking in the sun.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am and 12pm

Price

$102 per person

Alternative

Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River

Embark on a Garden Isle adventure with a half-day kayak trip on Kauai’s legendary Wailua River. Paddle through lush tropical landscape with a guide, passing a traditional Hawaiian village and learning about the river’s ancient, sacred history along the way. Feel like an island explorer as you hike to a sparkling waterfall, and keep your energy up with a riverside picnic lunch.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 7:45am and 8:45am

Price

$120 per person

Alternative


Napali Sunset Sightseeing Dinner Cruise

Wine & dine you as we sail off into the sunset along Kauai’s spectacular Napali Coast. Enjoy appetizers, craft beer, wine, and Koloa Rum Ginger Mai-Tais aboard our sleek and spacious sailing catamaran, Leila. Your captain will share legends and stories of this sacred and historical coast as we bask in the glory of her 4000’ cliffs, emerald valleys, sparkling waterfalls, secluded beaches, and majestic wildlife including Hawaiian spinner dolphins and humpback whales (seasonally, December- April).


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 3pm

Price

$195 per person

Alternative


Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure

Humpback whales migrate along the coast of Kauai from December through May. Maximize your chances of seeing these gentle giants, as well as dolphins, with this whale-watching tour. Unlike many similar tours, the Zodiac boat takes no more than 14 passengers, ensuring that you will enjoy excellent views and photo opportunities.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am and 3:45pm

Price

$130 per person

Poipu 8 Line Zipline Adventure

Soar over three unique valleys with an amazing backdrop of mountain and ocean scenery on an award-winning 8-line adventure family fun tour.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8am and 11am

Price

$157 per person

Alternative

Koloa Zipline - $164 per person


Ultimate Ranch 4x4 Tour

This scenic ranch tour is our most popular eco-adventure. After instruction and some practice time, your experienced tour guide will lead you along Kipu Ranch for an exciting journey through the diverse landscape and history that makes this one of the top Hawaii eco-tours in the state. Be ready to share the area with cattle, wild pigs, pheasants, peacocks, and wild chickens!


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Friday at 9:30am, and 1pm

Price

$131 per person

Alternative


Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner & Show

Discover the passion and flavors of Hawaii at Luau Kalamaku! Savor a buffet of traditional Hawaiian favorites, beginning with an imu roast pig ceremony. You’ll then be dazzled by a talented troupe of dancers and musicians as they enact legends from Hawaii’s history. The enchanted entertainment includes Polynesian hula dancers, flame throwers and a parade of colorful costumes for a night out in Kauai you won’t soon forget.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 9am and 11am

Price

Starting from $164 per person

The Cessna Kauai Airplane Tour

At approximately 65 minutes, this is the ultimate air tour of the Garden Isle. There are no middle seats, every seat has large bubble windows for unobstructed views of Kauai! Communication with your pilot and each other is easy using our noise canceling Bose headsets. You can enjoy the pilot’s expertly crafted narration and artfully selected music, ask questions, share stories and have an unparalleled emotionally charged and rewarding visual experience of what many describe as one of the most beautiful places in the world.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Tuesday - Saturday at 9:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm

Price

$149 per person

Alternative


Best Food Tour on Kaua'i

An excellent way to start your time in Hawaii, this Kauai food tour offers three options: south, north, and west shores. With a local guide, sample artisan foods, meet chefs and farmers, and indulge in some of the best cuisine the island had to offer. Locations and dishes vary by season, and dietary preferences can be accommodated with advance notice.


Duration

3 - 4 hours

Availability

Monday - Thursday & Saturday at 11am

Price

$120 per person


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