Snorkeling & Diving
Slip into the silence below and discover the other half of Kauai’s population. Here you will swim alongside giant Honu (sea turtle), play with brightly colored fish and observe some out-of-this-world sea life. An experience so worthwhile you’ll wish you could sprout gills and a fin.
Paddling & Kayaking
Try your hand at the ancient art of outrigger canoe paddling. Consisting of a 6-person crew (or simply by yourself in a “one-man” vessel), this is a great way to explore the island. Much like kayaking, which shows you the sights in a true “hands on” fashion.
Surfing & Board Sports
Whether your goal is to try something daring or simply enjoy a leisurely afternoon, we recommend trying your hand at one of the many board sports here on Kauai. From wind surfing (and traditional surfing) on the south side to stand up paddling on the north, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained!
Every year from December to May, Humpback and Kohola whales make their way to the warm waters of Kauai. Hop on a zodiac or post up under an umbrella and keep an eye out for massive waterspouts, tails and playful newborn calves!
Hop on a sailboat, zodiac or sunset cruise and enjoy a whole new vantage point of the Garden Island. Seasonal whale watching, deep sea fishing and cruising to Na Pali Coast are a few favorite boat tours. Additional chartered tours offer further exploration of sea caves, wild life and even going out as far as the Forbidden Island, Niihau.
Discover the most gorgeous bird’s eye view of Kauai in a nonstop adrenaline rush. Soaring above the canopies you’ll catch glimpses of hidden waterfalls, untouched valleys and winding streams. Ziplining is fun for the whole family and a great way to experience Kauai!
Explore the canyons, valleys and coastline from high above. Waimea Canyon, known as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific” offers some of the most beautiful landscape views on all of Kauai. Fly over the iconic “Jurassic Park Falls” in Hanapepe Valley and on to the majestic Na Pali Coast. Witness the breathtaking beauty of Hanalei Bay and luxurious Princeville Resort.
For the avid bike riders, start your day with a 12-mile downhill ride from the top of Koke’e State Park. This action-packed ride offers lookout points unlike any other.
Take the sand dunes in Polihale, mountain trails in Koke’e or ride through the old sugar mill on the south side. Whether you’re on 2 wheels or 4, Kauai’s tour operators are sure to get your heart racing.
Hiking on Kauai can be as easy or strenuous as you like and every view more rewarding than the next. Work off those Mai Tai’s and explore the hidden gems of Kauai. From all-day treks in the lush, back mountain trails to relaxing nature walks, there are options for all levels and ages.
Kauai is home to the wettest spot on earth (Mt. Waialeale), which means that there is never a shortage of waterfalls surging down the mountains and into nearby valleys. Whether you’re looking to swim in their icy waters or simply stand in awe, there are waterfalls waiting to be found from Koke’e to Hanakapiai!
See the island the way native Hawaiians have seen it for centuries. Gain a better appreciation for the land and its people through coastal rides or further back against the dramatic countryside.