Top Kauai Tours and Things To Do

Are Looking for the best things to do on Kauai? Ask us!  We can help. We live here, play here and exploring Kauai and helping you plan your trip is what we do. Give us a call at 1-800 652-8248 or just remember 808 VACATION 808-822-2846. Kauai is the perfect destination for family vacations, adventure seekers, romantic escapes and pure relaxation.  Kauai’s various attractions and activities cater to just about every interest.

Here are our top picks for your Kauai Vacation: ( in no specific order) This is up to you!

napali-tours#1 Na Pali Coast Snorkel Whale Watching and Sightseeing Tours

Na Pali Coast is among the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Well in our opinion the #1 coastline in the world. Lush green valley, dramatic cliffs jetting out of the ocean, hanging valleys, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches and an abundance of playful marine life.  Choose from a large luxury catamaran for sightseeing and snorkel adventure, or an exciting rigid hull inflatable raft exploration along the coast and the adventure of exploring the coastline Napali sea caves. You’ll cruise on the water and see Kauai from a different perspective. Be on the lookout for dolphins, a Hawaiian Monk Seal, the Hawaiian Sea Turtle Honu  and the majestic humpback whales during the winter months.


hiking-hanakapiai#2 Kauai Hiking

Kauai offers the best selection of hiking in Hawaii.  Explore Kauai on foot and discover some of the most beautiful backdrops and vistas in the world. Check out our Kauai Hiking Guide for the top hiking trails on Kauai. You will find a great map and trail description for each trail.  Why not get off the beaten path with one of the guided hiking tours and four wheel drive adventures. Make sure to bring plenty of water and sunblock, because the sun can kick you when you least expect it!


northshore-kauai-helicopter tours#3 Helicopter Tour

There’s no better way to discover the beauty of Kauai than by Kauai Helicopter.  Eighty percent of Kauai is inaccessible by car or foot and on this flight of a lifetime you will see astonishing cliff waterfalls, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, the awe inspiring Na Pali Coast and Hanalei Bay. You will lose count of the waterfalls as you travel to the wettest spot on Earth at the center of the Waialeale Crater.


kauai-tubing-adventure-tour#4 Tubing Tour

Enjoy this fun and exciting Kauai Tubing adventure as you explore lush jungle scenery of Kauai’s interior while you and float down a historic waterway of the historic plantation ditches. The tour begins with a four-wheel-drive adventure where you will make your way through Lihue Plantation lands deep into Kauai’s pristine interior.  This is a great activity for families with children 5 years and older.


kauai-best-luau-review#5 Luau

Everyone one has to experience a Luau on their lifetime so why not on Kauai. A night filled with music, fire dancing storytelling and a Hawaiian feast.  There are a few to choose from and Luau Kalamaku and the Oceanfront Luau our among our favorites.


kauai-activities-and-tours#6 Zip-line Adventure

Kauai’s zip-line tours among the top adventure seeking tours and activities in Kauai Check out some of the unique and exciting tours that soar over the treetops high above the tropical jungle floor through some of the prettiest back country terrain with amazing mountain backdrops and a spectacular variety of flora and fauna.


kauai-mudbug-tour-atv#7 Off-Road Adventure Tour

The whole family will have a blast on one of the Kauai Off-road Adventures. Get muddy and explore Kauai . Choose form either a scenic Ranch Tour  or a waterfall picnic tour.  Different tours offer a selection of vehicle options double or ohana (family) Mud Bug or single Mud Bunny! Explore back-road trails and learn about the history of the south shore of Kauai. After your 4×4 expeditions take a dip in a mountain pool at the base of a cascading waterfall and enjoy a deli style picnic lunch.


kauai-sunset-dinner-cruise-napali#8 Sunset Dinner Sail

There is no better way to savor the flavor of  Kauai than from the relaxing comfort of a Catamaran Sunset Sail. If your goal is a romantic getaway, a sunset dinner, or relaxing sightseeing tour, then defiantly book one of our favorite catamaran dinner sails for an exceptional evening of sightseeing, dinner and cocktails  as the tropical sun sets into the Pacific.


snorkeling on Kauai#9  Snorkeling

Explore the underwater world of this tropical paradise. Snorkeling on Kauai is an easy water sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. Kauai’s underwater world will surely enchant you with the expanse of blue-water, tropical fish, sea turtles, the Hawaiian Monk Seal and living coral reefs. Check out the best north shore snorkeling beaches.


Kauai-massage# 10 Get a Massage

Hiking, snorkeling, zip-lining and roughing it on the beach can really take a lot out of you. Unwind with  a massage in a relaxing candle-lit room or a beach-side massage as the sound of waves relaxes you and the smells of blossoming plumeria and ocean air indulge the senses.


photo-tours-in-kauai#11 Photo Tours and Portrait Session

Take advantage of Kauai’s beautiful locations  to capture family memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’d like to shoot a family portrait, senior photos, or to commemorate a birthday or anniversary, a Kauai Photo session at a secluded beach, waterfall background or beach sunset  make for a truly idyllic backdrop for a photo shoot. Want more out of the the Photo experience book a photo tour with a local Kauai photographer and capture the hidden Kauai.


kauai-artist-andart-galleries#12 Visit Kauai Art Galleries

Kauai has dozens of hidden jewels in the way of art galleries and local artist. Check out some of our Kauai Art Galleries and Artist. Mark your calendar for one of the Friday Art Nights in Hanapepe, a block party of galleries, food vendors and local artist.


farmers-markets-kauai#13 Kauai Farmers Markets

Visiting the shops and tourist centers are fun, but there’s really only so many souvenirs  you can bring home. Kauai Farmers Markets are a must-see experience when you are on the island of Kauai. Dozens of local farmers sell a variety of unique organic produce and stunning tropical flowers in a festive and colorful outdoor atmosphere. Farmers Markets are located daily around the island.


shave-ice-kauai#14 Try a Hawaiian Shave Ice

Cool off with a tropical island treat of shave ice. While you might think this is just like an ordinary snow cone, it is not. Snow cones are made with crushed ice, rather than the finely shaved ice.  Fun tropical flavors of lilikoi, guava, coconut and li hing mui are a few of the local favorites. Try it and you will be hooked.


kauai-surfing-activity#15 Surf Lessons

Kauai is a great place to learn to surf. Always dreamed about riding the waves of Hawaii now is your chance. Take a Kauai surf lesson , and stand up in the same day. Poipu Beach and Hanalei bay are a few of the favorite spots to catch your first wave.



doggy-days#16  Take a Dog on a Field Trip

Missing your pup and on vacation? No problem! The Kauai Humane Society offers a fantastic program that allows filed trips with a a pet.. If you’re interested in doing a field trip just stop by the Kauai Humane Society
Beware! Kauai Humane Society makes it very easy to adopt a pet.  What better Kauai souvenir!



Kayaking #17  Kayak Trip

Explore the the lush interior of Kauai’s rainforest. Paddle up a gentle river and explore the hidden beauty and secret falls of the Wailua River. Take a guided kayak tour with experienced and fun local guides.  Enjoy a moderate hike to a secret waterfall swimming hole where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and swim. Ocean kayaking can be done in the summer time on one of the Na Pali tours.


What’s your Favorite Kauai Activity?  Need help planning Call 808 822-2846


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For help planning your Kauai Vacation Tour and Activities give me a call at 808 822-2846  Mahalo ~ Tanya


5 replies
  1. Dyan Semer
    Dyan Semer says:

    Fabulous list of things to do but what we did is not on your list. We got married on Poipu Beach in April of 1982 !! ❤️

  2. CAROL
    CAROL says:

    While on several trips to Kauai I’ve been sightseeing on the Na Pali Coast, helicopter tour, tubing adventure, luau, and of course, shave ice.

    AND enjoyed every minute of every trip – staying at both Poipu & North Shore. The island – my very favorite!

  3. Joseph Padilla
    Joseph Padilla says:

    Meeting the great people of Kauai. We not only those born on the islands but the people who moved to one of the most beautiful places In the world.

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