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Our most recommended Kauai Sightseeing Tours

  • Kauai 65-Minute Grande Deluxe Air Tour

    1. Kauai 65-Minute Grande Deluxe Air Tour

    Climb aboard the new Australian-made G8 AirVan for a personalized 65-minute Grande Deluxe Air Tour of Kauai. Fly through the Waimea Canyon and then catch your breath as the majestic cathedral spires of the Na Pali are suddenly beneath you. Continue alongside the ridgeline behind the lovely Hanalei Bay and travel south to see the numerous waterfalls of Hanalei Valley as well as the crater below Kauai's Mt. Wai`ale`ale (weather permitting). In winter months whale watching may also be possible! The experienced pilot will tell you about the rich history and mythical lore of Kauai, and using the 2-way intercom you can ask questions. Only Wings Over Kauai features an expert agricultural narration by the owner and chief pilot, the research scientist Dr. Bruce Coulombe. For approximately 65-70 minutes, you’ll experience a safe and thrilling experience that’s the ultimate air tour of the Garde...

    it’s the perfect way to see the beautiful island from the top, especially the canyon and napali coast are even more impressive from above. The flight is very calm and communication is very easy with the head sets. We were a group of 4, and everyone got a spot on the right side for the best view. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and showed us a lot of fanatics places. We started out flight at 2:30pm and some clouds did built up at the end of napali coast. Maybe an earlier time would be even better, as clouds build up over the day.

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

    2. 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 +++!

  • Allerton Garden: Small Group Tour

    3. Allerton Garden: Small Group Tour

    Embark on a relaxing and informative guided tour. 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 Carribean, 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 ...

  • Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    4. Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    Let an expert show you the real Kauai on this tasting adventure through the island's unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Specially curated tours run daily from different sides of the island. Select the tour option that best suits your schedule, depending on the day you're looking to go, or the neighborhood you want to visit. Tour Options: Tuesdays - North Shore Tour 11 AM-3 PM Adventure through Kauai's famous North Shore to try local fruits, teas, grass-fed beef, and fresh-caught fish. Learn about Hawaiian food culture and meet the makers of some of Kauai's locally grown and raised food. Enjoy tastings on this North Shore adventure. For guests staying in Princeville, this is a convenient location for you to meet and explore the lush farms and restaurants on the North Shore. Wednesdays - South Shore Tour 12:45 PM-4:45 PM Savor the flavors of the Sunny South Shore on a full day of eatin...

    This was an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Susan, has lived on Kauai for decades and was very generous in sharing information. Not only on the places we visited, but Kauai in general, especially restaurants. We have a new appreciation for Kombucha - delicious, not the vinegary stuff I've had in the past. I never would have tried Saiman unless I went on the tour, it was a delicious experience. The mahi mahi burger and beef burger were sooooo delicious, and the Shave ice was one of the best. Tour was very well organized and smoothly run. DO take this tour, and arrive hungry! Definitely something we'll do again!

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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Kauai: Kayaking Adventure with Photos

    7. Kauai: Kayaking Adventure with Photos

    Enjoy a family-friendly kayak trip at your own pace. Explore all the river has to offer including secret waterfalls, sacred fern grottoes, and local cliff jumping spots. Meet your guide, who is a trained naturalist and wildlife photographer. In addition to showing you the river, they will capture your precious memories in pictures during the adventure. Receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, and potentially more if you write a timely review about your experience. Go on this adventure to explore the natural beauty of Kauai by kayak.

    Beyond the Best. Jen was an incredible guide. My whole family loved her. Her photos were great. The snack she served us was just perfect.

  • Lihue: Private Scenic Flight over Kauai

    8. 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: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    9. 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!

  • McBryde Garden: Day Pass

    10. 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, or...

    This is a big, beautiful garden. Actually it covers several acres and has a variety of paths to the different areas. Although there are several fellow travelers with the variety of areas to cover you have the luxury of taking your time to enjoy the many verities of plants and trees by yourself and at your leisure.

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What people are saying about Kauai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

This is a big, beautiful garden. Actually it covers several acres and has a variety of paths to the different areas. Although there are several fellow travelers with the variety of areas to cover you have the luxury of taking your time to enjoy the many verities of plants and trees by yourself and at your leisure.

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 +++!

Great private tour through Waimea canyon. Our tour guide Patrick was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the canyon, culture, and history. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the island.

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.