Kauai Tours

Things to Do — By charlottetallman on July 4, 2010 at 3:37 am

Tours are abundant on the island of Kauai. There is so much to see and do, and tours are an excellent way to take in the island. Helicopter tours are the best way to get a bird’s eye view of the magnificent mountains rising up out of the ocean. Deep valleys filled with lush vegetation, watered by flowing waterfalls and rivers, are sometimes only seen from the air . . . particularly Mt. Waialeale. The extinct volcano is one of the wettest places on earth, and the beauty of the valleys below can only be seen by air. Check out Blue Hawaiian for a helicopter tour company that has over 20 years of experience and many recognitions. Jack Harter Helicopters and Island Helicopters provide great narrative tours and Niihau Helicopters takes you over the forbidden island of Niihau, which is only viewable by air and sea.

For a tour of the island on four wheels, take an ATV tour. Offroading tours are a great way to see more off the island quicker. While many spots, like flowing waterfalls, are accessible by hiking, you can get their quicker on ATVs. Kipu Ranch Adventures provides a variety of tours through old sugar plantations and stunning waterfalls, highlighting the beauty of Kauai around each corner.

For a tour of the island from sea, try a boat tour. Many charters schedule snorkeling tours or romantic evening tours. Most provide food, and all provide wonderful narratives about the island. Holo Holo Charters is a great choice, providing two catamarans and a variety of packages. We recommend the Na Pali sunset tour, complete with gorgeous views of the Na Pali Coast, informative and entertaining crew and a champagne toast at sunset.

View from the Boat

The Na Pali Coast viewed from a Holo Holo catamaran.

Kayaking is another great way to see the island from the water, while working off that hula pie you ate earlier in the day. Kayaking tours move along the rivers of Kauai and waters of the ocean. Try Kayak Wailua for a tour of Wailua River, then a hike into the rainforest’s jungle to Secret Falls.

Wailua River

The Wailua River is perfect for kayaking tours.

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