Kauai
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Our most recommended Kauai Day Trips

  • Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

    1. Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

    Kauai offers the visitor spectacular and dramatic views at every turn. But this lovely island is only truly appreciated from the air. Aboard your scenic flight tour, you'll experience the best of Kauai on one incredible adventure. We'll fly you over the Garden Island's most dramatic and beautiful areas so that you can truly get a sense of this majestic place. Most of these places are completely inaccessible by car, and remain untouched by human hands. Your expert pilot will sail you over the cathedral-like spires of Napali Coastline and high above the Hanalei Bay's white crescent sand beach. You can snap some pictures of the azure blue waters below, as well as monumental red valley walls of Waimea Canyon. The hour-long flight takes you past all this and more, and is a chance to experience the untouched beauty of this spectacular place.

    Ray the pilot was an excellent host. I suffer from motion sickness and he took extra care to not have the flight be as bumpy to save me some discomfort. I appreciated that! The views were some of the best I've ever seen in my life. His wife Jill was kind & gracious as well. I highly recommend this tour/adventure.

  • Kauai: Eco-Friendly 5 line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    2. Kauai: Eco-Friendly 5 line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    Experience the "Garden Isle" from above an an eco-friendly zipline tour. Fly through the skies all while learning the rich history and unique culture of Kauai. Soar over 3 different valleys against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery on a 5-line family fun tour.  Ease into the course on sloping hill falling away from the take-off point and take in the views of the lush mountain valley filled with Kauai’s garden-like greenery. Be amazed as you fly off a steep hillside and across a different mountain valley filled with native Hawaiian fauna. Take in the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the tail end of a ridge where two valleys meet. Be enthralled as your expert guides will share with you Hawaii's culture and history while on the tour. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture, and wants as many people as possible to ...

  • Kauai: Eco-Friendly 8-Line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    3. Kauai: Eco-Friendly 8-Line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    Experience the "Garden Isle" from above on an zipline tour. Embark on a thrilling 8 line zipline adventure that will truly take your breath away.  Soar over three different valleys against a backdrop of majestic mountains and ocean scenery. Feel a mountain valley rush past you as you skim just a few dozen feet above the valley floor.  Learn the stories and legends of the island while experiencing an exhilarating adventure. Listen as your expert guides share with you Hawaii's culture and history while on the tour. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture, and wants as many people as possible to experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands. Part of your booking's proceeds go to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable nonprofits.

    My wife and I had alot fun. Great experience. Both of our tour guides were awesome.

  • Lihue: Private Scenic Flight over Kauai

    4. Lihue: Private Scenic Flight over Kauai

    Take off in the Cesena aircraft from Lihue Airport and enjoy a scenic flight over the island of Kauai. Discover some of the most beautiful scenery and natural landmarks on the island from the air. See areas of spectacular scenic beauty including the beach of Kipu Kai. Fly over Manawaiopuna Falls, famous for its appearances in the 1996 film Jurassic Park. Soar over the vast Waimea Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," as well as the famous Na Pali Coastline. Discover Hanalei Bay, Hanalei Valley waterfalls, and Wai’ale’ale Crater. If you fly in the winter, you may be lucky enough to spot whales in the water below. Ask questions, share stories, and enjoy a rewarding visual experience of one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii.

    Marcus the pilot was engaging and knowledgeable. Smooth ride and went too fast. Would recommend Any time.

  • Kauai: Private Luxury Full Island Sightseeing Flight

    5. Kauai: Private Luxury Full Island Sightseeing Flight

    Get a bird’s eye view of all the most iconic sights of Kaui on this exclusive 1 hour and 10-minute flight. Soar over rugged landscapes, sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and lush valleys. Your expert pilot will entertain you with personalized narration about the geography, history, legends, and culture of this tropical paradise. The aircraft comfortably accommodates 3 passengers, so it’s perfect for a small group or couple. First, fly up to the sunny and secluded coastline, Kipu Kai, nicknamed the baby Napali Coast. Your knowledgable pilot will point out notable sights including the sandy Poipu Beach, the Spouting Horn, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation, and the lush Hanapepe Valley, where you will have a great view of Jurassic Falls. Gain an entirely new perspective on the Garden Island’s diverse landscape as you cruise over dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, red lava fields, and c...

    All of the staff was very friendly. Our pilot (Ray) was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He goes out of his way to make certain everyone is comfortable and understands what they are seeing and it’s significance to the island and to the Hawaiian people. We have been coming to Kauai for 20 years and we still learned a lot. It was amazing! We recommend this tour for everyone, but especially if this is your first trip to Kauai. We will definitely go again.

  • Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

    6. Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

    Whether you are gliding on the quiet Kauai bay waters or floating along the tranquil Wailua River, your stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and yoga adventure will offer a tranquil experience for body and mind. SUP, said to have originated in Hawaii centuries ago, is a growing water sport that provides a relaxing experience while challenging your body. Your seasoned instructors will customize your day to your experience level, guiding you safely to the most serene waters for an SUP tour followed by a hatha yoga flow and meditation session. Soak up the breathtaking setting and learn to embrace the element of water surrounding you while you focus on your balance, core, and serenity.  Feel the ebb and flow of the water underneath you as you start with a leisurely paddle to warm up your muscles. Along the way, you might even encounter turtles, dolphins, and whales in the beautiful waters of Kaua...

  • Kauai: Small Group Surf Lesson on Poipu Beach

    7. 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

    8. 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...

  • Oahu: Exclusive Private Romantic Flight

    9. Oahu: Exclusive Private Romantic Flight

    Your private helicopter ride begins over the island’s South Shore for a chance to see the familiar Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from a bird’s eye view.  Continue on to Hanauma Bay’s beautiful, sheltered waters, and the nearby cliffs and volcanic outcroppings. Rounding Makapu’u Point, follow the Windward Coast and its long stretches of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, leading to the three sharp peaks of Mt. Olomana, characteristic of its English translation, “divided hill.”  Halfway through the flight, you’ll descend gracefully into a stunning valley on the Windward Coast. Your 15-minute stay inside this private and lush oasis includes Wailua chocolates, a champagne toast, leis — all the making of lifelong memories, far away from the crowds at tourist attractions. Gaze across the verdant field, surrounded on all sides by misty mountains, rising towards the blue sky.  Hoppin...

  • Kauai: Personalized Surf Lessons with World Class Instructor

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Kauai

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 75 reviews

All of the staff was very friendly. Our pilot (Ray) was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He goes out of his way to make certain everyone is comfortable and understands what they are seeing and it’s significance to the island and to the Hawaiian people. We have been coming to Kauai for 20 years and we still learned a lot. It was amazing! We recommend this tour for everyone, but especially if this is your first trip to Kauai. We will definitely go again.

Ray the pilot was an excellent host. I suffer from motion sickness and he took extra care to not have the flight be as bumpy to save me some discomfort. I appreciated that! The views were some of the best I've ever seen in my life. His wife Jill was kind & gracious as well. I highly recommend this tour/adventure.

Marcus the pilot was engaging and knowledgeable. Smooth ride and went too fast. Would recommend Any time.

My wife and I had alot fun. Great experience. Both of our tour guides were awesome.

The whole experience was great. Our guides were wonderful.