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Kauai: Buffet Dinner with Open Bar and Luau Kalamaku Show

Kauai: Buffet Dinner with Open Bar and Luau Kalamaku Show

Experience an unforgettable evening at Kilohana Plantation's 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Savor a delightful buffet dinner and watch a spectacular 45-minute main show chronicling an epic sea voyage between Tahiti and Kauai along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Browse the wares at the craft fair of local artisans. Witness the unearthing of the pig from the imu. As you arrive at Kilohana Plantation, enjoy a traditional lei greeting and drinks from the open bar. Sit down to a luau buffet of poi (mashed starchy vegetables), fresh salads, Kalua pork baked in the imu, and seasonal fish. Dig into teriyaki chicken, noodles, fresh fruits, salad, pineapple upside down cake, haupia (coconut pudding), and a banana crème tart. After dinner, relax with live Hawaiian music and marvel at the cast of entertainers, including graceful hula dancers and traditional fire knife and fire poi ball dancing. The interactive stage design with transport you back in time to ancient Polynesia, during the time of the people’s remarkable migration to the Islands. Watch the story of an epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi on one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. Have the chance to take a photo of the cast at the end of the show.

Kauai: Air Tour of Na Pali Coast, Entire Island of Kauai

Kauai: Air Tour of Na Pali Coast, Entire Island of Kauai

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 Garden Island. What makes Wings Over Kauai unique is a dedication to customer satisfaction and attention to detail. The ultimate goal for every flight is to make sure every passenger has the best experience possible.

Lihue: Scenic Helicopter Tour of Kauai Island's Highlights

Lihue: Scenic Helicopter Tour of Kauai Island's Highlights

Explore Hawaii's Garden Isle, Kauai, from the best vantage point possible: the sky. Get a bird's eye view of some of Hawaii's most gorgeous scenery on this helicopter tour. See the island's most iconic locations, including the Na Pali Coast, the Waimea Canyon, the Jurassic Falls, and more. Uncover waterfalls, towering red cliffs, emerald green jungles, and the lush paradise of one of Hawaii's oldest islands on this tour. See these natural marvels from a different perspective all while listening to your pilot's information about each sight. Soar above the thundering Jurassic Falls — the iconic waterfall featured in Jurassic Park. Fly above the rolling red hills and valleys of the Waimea Canyon, and glide through the air over Kauai's most iconic location: the Na Pali Coast. Marvel at the countless waterfalls nestled in Waialeale Crater. Best of all, snap pictures of these natural wonders without having to stop along the way, all from the comfort of your helicopter seat.

Kauai: Hughes 500 4-Passenger Doors-Off Helicopter Flight

Kauai: Hughes 500 4-Passenger Doors-Off Helicopter Flight

Discover Kauai from above on a turbine-powered 4-passenger Hughes 500 helicopter tour. The doors are removed, so you experience the best views possible with glare-free photography opportunities. Depart from Lihue Airport and fly over some of the most amazing areas of the islands, such as the Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic), Waimea Canyon, Napali Coastline, and so many more striking locations. Listen to your pilot as you fly high in the sky over the two-way intercom, so you can ask as many questions as you like. Feel safe and in good hands with your highly experienced pilot, who is known for flying to remote locations on the island and has extensive helicopter-flying experience.

Kauai: Entire Kauai Air Tour with Window Seats

Kauai: Entire Kauai Air Tour with Window Seats

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: Zipline Adventure

Kauai: Zipline Adventure

Ziplining is the perfect way to experience truly authentic Hawaii. Get the best view of three unique valleys and dramatic backdrops of mountains and Kauai's southern coastline while gliding through the jungle canopy. Kauai is called the Garden Isle because 97% of its land is undeveloped mountain ranges and rainforests. There's no better place to see all that untouched beauty than on a 5 or 8-Line Zipline Tour. After checking in at the Poipu Shopping Village, hop in one of the 4x2 adventure vans and take a scenic ride to the zipline course where your adventure tour begins. Enjoy some family fun as the whole crew learns about Kauai’s rich cultural history and untouched flora between thrilling zips over rich, green valleys. With a dramatic backdrop of mountain and ocean scenery, this zipline adventure is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Kauai's natural beauty. Uncover Kauai’s rich history while your guides keep you safe and smiling throughout the tour. Your guides are experts at what they do and will make sure you stay safe and have fun.

From Lihue: Kauai Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

From Lihue: Kauai Sightseeing Helicopter Flight

Soar above the Garden Isle and soak up the dramatic views across Kauai's lush landscapes on a sightseeing helicopter flight taking off from Lihue. Enjoy panoramic views of Manawaiopuna Falls, Olokele Canyon, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast. Climb aboard a modern helicopter and set off for a panoramic flight above the sprawling jungles, red canyons, choppy seas, and breathtaking landscapes of Kauai, the oldest island in the Hawaiian Islands archipelago.   Marvel at Manawaiopuna Falls, also known as Jurrasic Park Falls, thanks to its feature in the hit 1993 Steven Spielberg film. This privately owned location is only accessible by helicopter, making it part of the 80% of Kauai that isn’t accessible by car. Land in Olokele Canyon, home to rare and endangered plant life. Once forbidden, enjoy an exclusive opportunity to explore this paradise valley. Set off once again and glide above Waimea Canyon with its characteristic crimson and emerald-jagged cliffs. Before heading back to the starting point of the trip, take in the views of the world-famous Na Pali Coast. Marvel at rugged cliffs towering above the glittering sea, making for one of Hawaii's most famous destinations.

Kauai: Allerton Garden Guided Group Walking Tour

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: Napali Coast Sunset Sailboat Tour with Dinner

Kauai: Napali Coast Sunset Sailboat Tour 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: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

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: Mondays and Tuesdays - North Shore Tour11:00 AM-3:00 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 eating delicious bites and exploring what’s fresh and seasonal on the Garden Isle. Gain exclusive access to local upscale restaurants, learn about the history of Kauai's diverse cultures, and enjoy 6 tastings along the way. For guests staying in Poipu, this is the best tour for you. Thursdays - East Side Tour 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Explore Kauai's famous Royal Coconut Coast as you visit East Side's best farm-to-table restaurants. On this small-group tour, learn about Kauai's diverse foods, meet with local business owners, and enjoy 6 tastings along the way. For guests staying in Kapa'a, this is the perfect location for you to meet your local guide and experience delicious food on the East Side. Fridays - Hanapepe Old Town Tour 2:00 PM-5:15 PM Experience the food and fun of Hanapepe by joining this unique walking tour for a fun afternoon exploring the area on foot. Learn about the rich history of the historic town, the culture of Kauai, and the modern cuisines that are continuing to shape the people and the place today. On this food walking tour, savor 5 different tastings. After the tour, you end up right at the start of Hanapepe’s weekly Friday Art Night. Food stands, artists, and local craft makers line the street and make for a fantastic local experience. Saturdays - Downtown Lihue Tour 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Embark on a sustainable agriculture farm tour as you learn about Kauai's unique farm culture. On this Lihue Farm Tour, learn about the agricultural connection to food on the island. Kicking off at the Farm Bureau Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, have a chance to meet with local farmers and farm-to-table vendors first-hand in the market setting. After the market, continue on a culinary romp through the town of Lihue and taste farm-to-table restaurant cuisine, meet local chefs, visit Kauai’s best brewery, and more. Sunday - Hanalei Walking Tour (North Shore) Come down to Hanalei and taste the best of Hawaiian Food straight from the farmers. Learn how to eat Hawaiian food while visiting this little town. Select the day and tour that sparks your interest. Each Kauai food tour option offers a unique and incredible experience. When booking, please inform the local operator of any food allergies they should be aware of. All tours require you to drive your own vehicle. Guests will follow their guide to each destination along the food tour.

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What people are saying about Kauai

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4.7
(48 reviews)

Traveling with a young child can be a bit limiting in Kauai, so we were happy we could find a place for the whole family to connect with nature and have fun with the animals! Our time at the farm was amazing! Our 21 month old loved seeing the animals, touching them/feeding them and exploring there area. The staff is super nice and lovely, they are very excited to share their farm with families! We met also one of the owners who was super nice, we loved hearing about their goals for the farm! We wish them all the best in this adventure as they are only at the beginning and have great ideas for future activities/programs they want to add. Please go support them as they are hard working people who love nature and animals and you won’t regret spending time at the farm! Excited to go back next time we visit! Also just FYI bring a change of clothes especially if it rained recently as baby goats get very excited when you feed them and can get mud on you.

It was breathtaking! It is a very expensive adventure (like many things in Hawaii), but it is a highlight that you will probably never do again in your life. If you want to take a helicopter flight, then definitely do this one on Kauai! On the tour you see unique and dreamlike scenery. The tour lasts 1 hour and the pilot tells you something about all the viewpoints. When the pilot isn't talking, very good music that matches the scenery plays over the headphones! Really breathtaking! It was amazing! As I said at the beginning, yes it is expensive, but if you want to take a helicopter flight, then definitely do this one!

One of our most memorable experiences on the island. Captain Glenn was amazing, as was the other staff on the boat. We learned about the island and wildlife. The staff did a great job with the snorkeling part of the trip. A total of 4 staff looking out for swimmers and one on the water the entire time. Food was good ! Enjoyed beer and wine on the way back.

Great snorkeling experience. Liked it so much I’m goin* to buy one of these scooters. The staff were top notch. Knowledgeable and very helpful. They go to the extremes to make their customers happy and satisfied. I highly recommend and would use them again.

The flight in the open helicopter took some getting used to. I overlooked that when booking. The pilot was great. Unfortunately the weather wasn't so good. But we definitely lost our fear of heights👍😂