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Our most recommended Kauai Cruises & Boat Tours

Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

1. 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 your 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. 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 – the perfect location to be serenaded and entertained by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers. 

Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

2. Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

Your guided kayaking tour will begin as you check-in at the store front to sign your waivers, grab a bottle of complimentary water, and gear up for the kayak and hiking adventure. You will also be provided with a dry-bag to put all your personal belongings in to keep everything dry on the hike. From here, your group will head out with your professional guide to the Wailua River for an epic kayaking and hike adventure. You will paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Not only will your guide show you the pristine and natural wonderment of the Wailua River, but they will also teach you about the rich history of the area. Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trail head for Secret Falls. Here, you will dock up your kayak before heading out on a moderate hike through the Wailua Rainforest, the original home of the first Hawaiians. These original explorers of the island paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1,500 years ago. You will hear about the legends of Hawaii and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai’s most sacred area. Hike through Kauai rainforest to the beautiful Secret Falls. The final portion of your hike is to the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125 feet into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and rainforest. You can take a refreshing dip and play in the pool while your guide prepares your picnic lunch for you and your crew. When booking, please select a sandwich option: • Turkey Rose: Rosemary mayo on whole wheat, tomato sprouts • Ham & Cheese: Cheddar on whole wheat, tomato sprouts • Veggie: Hummus on multi-grain, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts • Turkey Rose on Lettuce wrap: Rosemary mayo on lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts • Ham & Cheese on Lettuce wrap: Cheddar on lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts • Veggie on Lettuce Wrap: Hummus on lettuce wrap, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts

Kauai: Secret Waterfall Paddleboard Adventure

3. Kauai: Secret Waterfall Paddleboard Adventure

Explore the rivers and waterfalls of Kauai, Hawaii, on a guided paddleboarding adventure that explores the hidden gems of Kauai. Paddle along the Waialua River and, if the weather and conditions permit, explore even more places. Arrive at the starting location in Kauai to start. Exact locations visited will depend on the abilities of group and weather conditions. With personalized instruction, you will be up and standing on your own in no time. Benefit from a guide with local knowledge of all the must-see hidden locations on Kauai. See and learn about special parts of famous rivers, eatable and native plant species, forests, Hawaiian cultural and historic sites, and more. Your guide is also a trained naturalist and wildlife photographer, so you will have someone with you capturing all your precious memories. Receive five free edited professional photos from your paddleboard adventure.

Kauai: Private Kayaking Adventure with Photos

4. Kauai: Private 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.

Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

5. Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

Whether you are gliding on the quiet Kauai bay waters or floating along the tranquil Wailua River, your stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and yoga adventure will offer a tranquil experience for body and mind. SUP, said to have originated in Hawaii centuries ago, is a growing water sport that provides a relaxing experience while challenging your body. Your seasoned instructors will customize your day to your experience level, guiding you safely to the most serene waters for an SUP tour followed by a hatha yoga flow and meditation session. Soak up the breathtaking setting and learn to embrace the element of water surrounding you while you focus on your balance, core, and serenity.  Feel the ebb and flow of the water underneath you as you start with a leisurely paddle to warm up your muscles. Along the way, you might even encounter turtles, dolphins, and whales in the beautiful waters of Kauai (for ocean lessons). Next, get ready to take your yoga practice offshore and settle into a hatha yoga flow while you skim the surface of the water. Your instructor will guide you through poses that will help you enhance your balance and strengthen your muscles. Sync your movements with each breath and begin to wind down with a meditation session on your board. Finish your experience with a peaceful meditation to calm your mind and expand your consciousness.


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What people are saying about Kauai

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our driver/guide, Domi, made this an incredible tour. He was knowledgeable, personable and it was great to be in his company. He obviously loves and quite proud of his home island and brought that love to the forefront through out the tour. Least to say it was the most enjoyable tour in my short visit to Hawaii (Maui/Kauai). We have a wonderful experience.

Highly recommend!!! Loved it!! (We are over 70 and a bit out of condition, so the Kayak portion was a tad long for us). GREAT GUIDE, Nathan!! Loved the hike and the waterfall, but know that you WILL get wet.

Amazing trip!!! Beautiful views, rough hike with the muddy trails, but so worth it getting to the waterfall. Nathan our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable about the island.

Steve was an excellent guide! He took us safely to beautiful sites! Very knowledgeable about what we were seeing. Best tour we went on!!

Our guide Steve was amazing..the tour was full of historic and interesting facts about an island of Kauai