Kauai
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Our most recommended Kauai Beach Trips

  • Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

    1. Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

    Experience the beaches of East Shore, the striking geology of Fern Grotto and the lush Waimea canyon. This tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land, by water. Your day starts as a friendly tour guide picks you up on Kauai's North or East Shore. The comfortable, air-conditioned touring van offers large viewing windows on all sides for you to admire the beaches, mountains, and waterfalls. So make sure to have your camera ready! Arrive at the Wailua River and step aboard a spacious open-air riverboat for a leisurely journey to the Fern Grotto landing. A short walk through the rainforest brings you to one of Kauai's geological wonders, where ferns grow upside down in a natural amphitheater of lava rock. This is the perfect location to be serenaded and entertained by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers. 

    Domi was one of the best tourist guides I have ever had! He was so knowledgeable and shared the history and culture of Kauai in such a fun way. I would take any tour I could with him and would rate him an “excellent +++!

  • Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    2. Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    Explore Kauai at your own pace with this narrated, self-guided driving tour. Visit some of the island's most popular and memorable attractions, including white sand beaches, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Take breathtaking hikes through the jungle while learning about the history and natural wonders of this beautiful island or go snorkeling and swimming at the local beaches. Make the most of your vacation time with the freedom to stop and go as you please. Drive around Kauai while listening to relaxing Hawaiian music, stories, and fun facts about the area. Your narrated audio guide will lead you safely where you want to go, so don't worry about getting lost or wondering where to go next.

    I took my three young sons 12,10,6 to Hawaii for the first time and this tour was a hit!! We loved it! Can’t wait to do the beach tour in a couple days. They loved the story’s of the narrator. Memories for a life time!

  • Kauai: Adventure Photography Tour

    3. Kauai: Adventure Photography Tour

    Venture to unforgettable tropical locations on this private photography adventure, which is personalized to suit your interests and needs. With a local guide, experience the beauty of the Garden Isle and capture spectacular memories along the way. Hike to secluded spots including sea caves, lava tubes, waterfalls, and remote beaches where you can take incredible photos without the crowds. Let your guide share their inside local knowledge of all the must-see locations on Kauai, which are missed by most visitors. If you want to make the experience even more romantic, let your guide bring along a selection of beautiful garments. At each photography location, pop on a new outfit and pose next to breathtaking landscapes. With this experience, you will receive 5 complimentary edited professional photos from the shoot with access to all the photos from the shoot.

    Jen and Val are wonderful. They catered easily to the needs of our group (2 78+ year olds) and really took some great pictures.

  • Kauai: Small Group Surf Lesson on Poipu Beach

    4. Kauai: Small Group Surf Lesson on Poipu Beach

    Meet your guide at Poupi Beach, Kaui's most popular beach and the perfect venue for beginner surfers, due to the mild waves. The owner and operator of the surf school is a world-champion surfer, and the rest of the instructors are highly-trained and experienced professionals. They will share their knowledge and expertise of wave riding, helping you to understand the ocean's swells and reefs, and offer coaching on how to improve your surfing ability, whether it’s your first time or you're looking to take your surfing career to the next level. In a small-group setting, you'll get more hands-on experience and walk away with more.

    Great communication with the owner and instructed. He was early and ready to go. The family had a great time!

  • Kauai: Private Tortoises, Caves, and Cliffs South Shore Hike

    5. Kauai: Private Tortoises, Caves, and Cliffs South Shore Hike

    Walk along the edge of lithified limestone cliffs, feel the power of the ocean, and smell the salt-infused air as you climb from the heights of the South Shore cliffs down to the cool caves facing Oahu. The compacting of air within the cliffs creates a special surprise, which you really shouldn't miss on your trip to Hawaii.  Hike with your friends and family to Maha'ulepu, an area rich in natural and cultural history. Learn about the epic land and sea battle that was fought and won by the people of Kaua'i in the 1300s, which has given the area its name of Maha'ulepu, literally meaning "and falling together." After the hike, you will be given the option to snorkel at a beautiful South Shore location. Snorkeling will add approximately two hours to the tour time.  As one of the last remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline on the South Shore, the Maha'ulepu area is still fiercely pr...

  • Kauai: Napali Cliff Tops Private Hike

    6. Kauai: Napali Cliff Tops Private Hike

    Come hike a cliff-top ridge thousands of feet above the ocean. Accessible only by foot, this tour is designed to give you an in-depth look of the Nā Pali Coast from a unique vantage point few have seen. While these hikes can be muddy, slippery, and strenuous, you will be amply rewarded for your effort with sweeping views of the most dramatic sections of the famous 17-mile-long Nā Pali Coastline. Meet your guide and hop into a comfortable bus. Witness a change in vegetation and climate as you transition into the "rain shadow," characterized by the arid farmland of the island’s leeward side (the opposite side of mountains from typical trade wind direction). Along the way, pass through the agricultural towns of Hanapēpē and Waimea and learn the important role they played in Kauai's history. Your tour continues across the center of the island, winding along the rim of Waimea Canyon and to ...

    This is a beautiful hike. It has some steep parts that are tricky. But it is excellent. I would rate it moderate to difficult. Our guide, Malu, was spectacular!

  • Kauai: Private Sightseeing Biplane Adventure

    7. Kauai: Private Sightseeing Biplane Adventure

    Set out on a magnificent aerial adventure catching sights of all of the Garden Isle’s most notable natural wonders. Climb into Kaui’s only vintage-style biplane, where you'll even have the option to wear the "Snoopy" cap with built-in state-of-the-art headset and goggles. After a quick safety briefing, you will take off to explore many of Kauai's highlights, including Kipu Kai, Poipu Beach, Spouting Horn, Kauai's vast expanse of coffee fields, the picturesque Waimea Canyon, the lush Hanapepe Valley, and Jurrasic Falls. Experience the thrill of an open cockpit as you soar over the rugged landscapes of Kauai, all the while communicating with your expert pilot using a 2-way radio. Relish in the breathtaking views as you soar across the 21-mile long Napali Coast. Marvel at the majestic spires of this mountainous coastline before heading to the beautiful Hanalei Valley, Kilauea Lighthouse, a...

  • Kauai: Personalized Surf Lessons with World Class Instructor

    8. Kauai: Personalized Surf Lessons with World Class Instructor

    Experience an unbeatable surfing experience while drenched in the sunshine of Kauai’s iconic Poipu Beach. This beach boasts a series of golden sand crescents and crystal-clear waters perfect for all ocean activities. Whether this is your first time catching waves or you would like to take your skills to the next level, this course will be customized to your needs. Learn to surf from Rochelle Ballard, world-renowned pro surfer, and her elite professional team, who will encourage you every step of the way as you hone your skills. Delight in their proactive approach to identifying areas for improvement, while also taking the time to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Your world-class coaches will share their knowledge and expertise of wave riding, understanding swells, waves, and reefs to ultimately help you improve your surfing ability.

  • Kauai: Private Wildlife, Beach Hike with Snorkel Option

    9. Kauai: Private Wildlife, Beach Hike with Snorkel Option

    Grab a friend or 2, and take part in an eco-friendly private hike along the Northern coastline of Kauai. You will walk with the ancient Kauai lands and learn what it was like long before tourists left their footprints in the sand. It is in this untouched, natural setting that you will have a good chance of seeing the endangered species like the Hawaiian monk seal. You may also see honu (green sea turtles) basking in the sand and migratory seabirds, such as mōlī (Laysan albatross), ʻiwa (great frigatebird), and red-footed boobies soaring overhead. Hugging the rocky, wild coast, the trail will take you over beaches and shorelines for about two miles before reaching a peak that boasts epic views in all directions. If you chose to add the snorkeling option, you will then head into the waters for an underwater adventure. Keep an eye out along the terrain for shells. If you want to give bac...

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What people are saying about Kauai

Domi was one of the best tourist guides I have ever had! He was so knowledgeable and shared the history and culture of Kauai in such a fun way. I would take any tour I could with him and would rate him an “excellent +++!

This is a beautiful hike. It has some steep parts that are tricky. But it is excellent. I would rate it moderate to difficult. Our guide, Malu, was spectacular!

Our driver was super! He took us to many places and narrated the whole time. We truly enjoyed the day and recommend him highly!

Great way to learn about Kauai. Domi, our guide was fantastic! We even got to meet his pet Omar the 500lb pig!

Amazing tour guide app!! We feel like we know Kauai in a much deeper level now