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Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

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

Soak in spectacular views of the lovely island of Kauai from the air on a sightseeing flight tour. Let your pilot fly you over places that are completely inaccessible by car and remain untouched by human hands. Experience the untouched beauty of this spectacular island from a unique perspective. Aboard your scenic flight tour, discover the best of Kauai on an incredible flying adventure. Fly over the Garden Isle's most scenic areas to truly get a sense of this majestic place. Soar over the cathedral-like spires of the Napali Coastline and high above Hanalei Bay's white crescent sand beach. Snap some pictures of the azure blue waters below, as well as the monumental red valley walls of Waimea Canyon.

Kauai: Napali Coast Sunset Sail with Dinner

2. Kauai: Napali Coast Sunset Sail with Dinner

Marvel at the stunning beauty of the Napali Coast glowing in the afternoon sunlight during an unforgettable evening on the water. Hop onboard a modern, state-of-the-art, fully-equipped vessel for a ride along Kauai’s coastline. The 50’ catamaran features indoor and outdoor seating areas, restrooms, and unrestricted views of the coast. On your journey, the friendly and knowledgeable crew will share their knowledge of the coast and stories of the people who made this area their home. Watch the colors of the coastline change as the sun heads toward the horizon. Be on the lookout for marine life like manta rays, dolphins, turtles, seals and humpback whales (in season). A delicious selection of appetizers and a Hawaiian-style dinner are provided, along with island juices, soft drinks, beer, wine, and mai-tais. Sip champagne at sunset before heading back to Port Allen to complete the evening. The tour operator is committed to responsible tourism by minimizing their impact on natural resources and preserving the natural beauty and unique history of Kauai. Certified as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant and member of the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, help the operator encourage others to travel lightly by taking the Holo Holo Pono Pledge.

Kauai: Napali Coast Sail & Snorkel Tour from Port Allen

3. Kauai: Napali Coast Sail & Snorkel Tour from Port Allen

Climb aboard a custom-built catamaran for a true sailing experience along the remote coastline of Napali. Discover why 'Napali' means 'the cliffs' as you gaze upon its world-renown 4,000-foot heights, lush valleys, waterfalls, and hidden beaches that have attracted painters, photographers, and Hollywood throughout the years. As you head for the first destination, your crew will entertain your imagination with legends and stories of the ancient Hawaiians who once lived along the cliffs.  Once stopped, jump or use the waterslide off the back of the vessel to slip into the warm, turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean. Snorkel (ocean conditions dependent) above a tropical reef along Kauai's coastline. Snorkel gear, including floatation and professional instruction, are provided to ensure you have a great time in the water. After your snorkeling experience, enjoy a continental breakfast, gourmet deli lunch, and beverages served on board. The tour operator is committed to preserving the natural beauty, unique history, and rich resources of Kauai. The tour operator supports ecotourism and encourages you to take the pledge to travel responsibly by respecting the land (aina), sea (kai), and traditions of the Hawaiian people.

Kauai: Allerton Garden Guided Group Walking Tour

4. Kauai: Allerton Garden Guided Group Walking Tour

Embark on a relaxing and informative guided tour of Allerton Garden. Discover a tropical paradise with decades of history dating back to the 1800s.  Allerton Garden extends along the banks of the Lawai Stream where the valley narrows before opening onto the coast past the Spouting Horn. Along the way, you might even encounter koi fish, large bullfrogs, chickens, and ducks. This picturesque setting has been used in a number of films and TV shows including Pirates of the Caribbean, Magnum PI, Starsky and Hutch, and Donovan’s Reef.  Trek through winding pathways and marvel at towering rainforest trees providing you shade from the warm Kauai sunshine. You can’t miss the tall curving roots of the Moreton Bay fig trees made famous in the movie Jurassic Park.  Walk through a grove of swaying golden bamboo, a flower garden, and tropical fruit trees nestled amongst bronze statues and water features. Here the focus is on landscape design but your guide will be sure to point out important species including varieties of palms, flowers, and gingers.

Kauai: McBryde Garden Day Pass

5. Kauai: McBryde Garden Day Pass

Board a tram into the lush Lawai Valley and see the magnificent coastline of Kauai’s south shore while listening to commentary about your surroundings. Arrive at McBryde garden and walk amongst the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian plant life, with endangered flora and flora that are extinct in the wild.  See and smell exotic spices ranging from allspice to vanilla on the Spice of Life Trail. Take a journey back in time in the Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden and along the Biodiversity Trail. This garden showcases a multitude of plants that the ancient Polynesians brought to Hawaii that provided materials to make cloth and build canoes and structures and for medicine and food. Explore the agroforestry project with spices, glimmering water features, and a canoe garden reminiscent of the voyages of ancient Polynesians. Delight in the wide variety of palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world. You can even visit the living laboratory where scientists are still discovering the secrets of these plants. You might catch sight of various birds living in this pristine location.

Kauai: Na Pali Coast Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks

6. Kauai: Na Pali Coast Sightseeing Boat Tour with Snacks

Acquire a nice overview of Kauai and the Na Pali Coast with a comprehensive tour that will bring you to majestic natural formations, iconic ancient buildings, and a unique diving spot. Jump into pristine waters and discover the marine wildlife that populates the local reefs. Take in the views along the 17-mile Na Pali Coast from every angle. Hop on a small boat that provides the versatility of entering the many caves and waterfalls of this site. Travel along this secluded coastline and come across the imposing cathedral of Kalalau. Put on your snorkel gear to come face to face with Hawaiian sea turtles and a variety of colorful reef fish. Have a light snack, water, or a soft drink on board, and enjoy the possibility of spotting playful spinner dolphins.

Kauai: Allerton Garden and Estate Tour with Sunset Dinner

7. Kauai: Allerton Garden and Estate Tour with Sunset Dinner

Join this early evening tour of an immense 80-acre tropical oasis filled with lush foliage, European sculptures, and carefully-landscaped garden rooms. Allerton Garden extends along the banks of the Lawai Stream, where the valley narrows before opening onto the coast past the Spouting Horn. Stroll through expertly crafted garden rooms that feature exotic plants, sculptures, and water features with a knowledgeable guide by your side. Then, venture to the Allerton Estate and listen to fascinating stories about the former owners and visit the home where they once lived. Admire the Allertons' personal collection of pictures and keepsakes. The Allertons hosted notable individuals such as Jackie Kennedy. See Queen Emma's cottage, now nestled into the cliffs next to the Allerton Estate House. Complete your garden and estate excursion with a delicious sunset meal on the lanai, surrounded by a picturesque garden and the sounds of ocean waves in the distance.

Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Valley Bus Tour

8. Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Valley Bus Tour

Explore Kauai's striking and unparalleled nature on a bus tour to the iconic Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Valley. Discover the latter on a short nature trail to truly immerse yourself in the area and see Waimea Canyon from above with its red and green hues. Journey through the heart of Kauai’s countryside and ascend a mountain via a meandering road engulfed by trees and endless fields to reveal the impressive Waimea Canyon. It’s hard to believe the immense cliffs and deep gorges of the Waimea Canyon could exist on a small island. Head back down the mountain to watch ocean waves propel jets of water through lava rock at the Spouting Horn Blowhole. In quaint Hanapepe town amid sugar cane fields, view Hanapepe Valley from the lookout and cross the famous Hanapepe Swinging Bridge. Then stop for a delicious lunch at the charming Waimea Plantation Cottages' Chicken in a Barrel BBQ restaurant. Stroll through the picturesque grounds with stunning ocean front views fronting a two-mile black sand beach. Next, venture down a nature trail in Koke’e State Park for an easy hike surrounded by native Hawaiian flora and fauna. The first portion of the hike is a gradual uphill stroll for about 30 yards, then the land levels, hugging the contours of the hill. On your walk, listen for the lyrical chirping of the rare red 'apapane or i’iwi bird species who sip nectar from the blossoms on the native trees. Then, peer at the expanse of Waimea Valley from Puu Hinahina lookout point and visit the recently unveiled King Kaumuali‘i Statue at Pa‘ula‘ula, more commonly known as the Russian Fort. Finally, stroll through the Kauai Coffee Plantation beneath the warm Hawaiian sun near the coast and see the entire coffee process from initial blossoming and harvesting to the final roasting. Sample the exclusive line of estate-grown Hawaiian coffees.

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 Waialua 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.  Hopping back into the helicopter, explore the forests and emerald cliffs of the awe-inspiring Ka’a’awa Valley, flying in close for a view of Oahu’s highest waterfall, Sacred Falls. The tour ends with a flyover of the Dole Pineapple Plantation and low-altitude views of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Propose in-flight or at the Ranch; your local partner will be sure to make it a total surprise so you get that “Yes!” you’re hoping for.

Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

10. Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Explore Kauai on a self-guided audio tour that you can do from the comfort of your own vehicle. Drive along the most famous stretch of Kauai's historic highway and see the island's must-see sights. Visit Grove Farm, see what remains of the once-booming sugar plantation industry, and learn how the ultra-rich sugar barons lived. Also, learn about the industry's connections to the American Civil War. Then, head to the beautiful Poipu Beach and see the surfers hitting the waves. You might also spot Rocky, the Hawaiian monk seal who’s something of a celebrity on Kauai. Catch a thrill as you pass by the Hanapepe swinging bridge. This precarious bridge spans a vast valley for amazing views and an exciting adrenaline rush. Then visit the 3,000-foot Waimea Canyon and take spectacular photos of the lush green landscapes. The last stop on this audio tour is the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, a secluded slice of paradise complete with jungles, cliffs, and crashing ocean waves. As you drive along, you'll also learn about the island's best hiking spots and the fascinating, complex history of Kauai and Hawaii. Hear about the first people who cross the ocean in tiny canoes to get there, and discover their culture and traditions. You'll also learn about the arrival of American businesses, and how it changed the islands forever.

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Our trip with our Pilot Justin was truly an eyesight party. The views are spectacular and his stories of each area completed the tour like cherry on a cake. Will highly recommend. Also noticed that they fly higher than the helicopter rides, so depending what you want. I enjoyed this most.

Awesome! Great for kids! Self paced! Remember to bring snacks as there is no food available in the gardens.

Do this if you are hiring a car and have a free day. Very informative and well worth it.

This was an exceptional $ value for the nearly hour plane ride for my husband and me.

The staff are very proud and offered a great experience