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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.

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: 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.

Kauai: Niihau and Na Pali Coast Full-Day Boat Tour

Kauai: Niihau and Na Pali Coast Full-Day Boat Tour

Climb aboard a catamaran, custom-built on Kauai, and explore the awe-inspiring Na Pali Coast. Cruise along the coastline and snorkel by Hawaii’s Forbidden Isle of Niihau on an unforgettable day of adventure. Start your day with continental breakfast onboard, as you head northwest to explore the waterfalls, lush valleys, hidden beaches, and sea caves along the Na Pali Coast. Admire the views and learn the history of this beautiful region. Head across the channel to Niihau, known as the Forbidden Isle. Once you arrive at Lehua Crater, the captain will choose the best place for you to snorkel in the clear waters. Receive snorkeling instructions and gear up in the equipment provided. Admire the unique underwater formations, carved by ocean currents, and look out for diverse aquatic wildlife. After snorkeling, enjoy a deli-style buffet lunch including fresh bread, meats, cheeses, veggie toppings, and crudité, and pasta salad. Assorted soft drinks are served throughout the tour, with beer and wine served after snorkeling. During your meal, listen to stories about the island and history of Niihau, and connect with the culture of Kauai as you sail back to the marina.

Kauai: Napali Coast Sail & Snorkel Tour from Port Allen

Kauai: Napali Coast Sail & Snorkel Tour from Port Allen

Climb aboard a custom-built catamaran for a true sailing experience along the remote coastline of Napali. Discover why 'Napali' means 'the cliffs' as you gaze upon its world-renown 4,000-foot heights, lush valleys, waterfalls, and hidden beaches that have attracted painters, photographers, and Hollywood throughout the years. As you head for the first destination, your crew will entertain your imagination with legends and stories of the ancient Hawaiians who once lived along the cliffs.  Once stopped, jump or use the waterslide off the back of the vessel to slip into the warm, turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean. Snorkel (ocean conditions dependent) above a tropical reef along Kauai's coastline. Snorkel gear, including floatation and professional instruction, are provided to ensure you have a great time in the water. After your snorkeling experience, enjoy a continental breakfast, gourmet deli lunch, and beverages served on board. The tour operator is committed to preserving the natural beauty, unique history, and rich resources of Kauai. The tour operator supports ecotourism and encourages you to take the pledge to travel responsibly by respecting the land (aina), sea (kai), and traditions of the Hawaiian people.

Kauai Tour Bundle: Self-Drive GPS Road Trip

Kauai Tour Bundle: Self-Drive GPS Road Trip

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your gateway to the enchanting island of Kauai, Hawaii. Prepare to embark on a remarkable adventure through lush rainforests, breathtaking coastlines, majestic waterfalls, and vibrant cultural sites. As you begin your tour of Kauai with the Shaka Guide app, get ready to immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty and rich history. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing insights into the island's geology, flora and fauna, Hawaiian legends, and local traditions. Your journey begins along the North Shore, where you'll witness the iconic Napali Coastline, known for its dramatic cliffs, secluded beaches, and emerald green valleys. Continue your exploration of Kauai's wonders as you venture to the lush and verdant Wailua River Valley. Discover the mystical beauty of the Garden Isle's interior as you journey to Waimea Canyon, often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Visit the iconic Spouting Horn, a natural blowhole that creates a dramatic water spout when the waves crash against the lava rock formations. As you explore Kauai's east side, the app will guide you through the historic town of Kapaa, where you can discover charming boutiques, local eateries, and cultural landmarks. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the stunning beaches that grace the shores of Kauai. Throughout your journey, the Shaka Guide app will recommend local eateries, hidden gems, and cultural experiences that will enrich your visit to Kauai. Whether it's trying local Hawaiian delicacies, attending a traditional luau, or exploring ancient Hawaiian heiaus (sacred sites), the app will provide valuable insights to enhance your trip. With the Shaka Guide app as your knowledgeable companion, your tour of Kauai will be enriched with fascinating stories, natural insights, and practical information. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the breathtaking landscapes and rich culture of Kauai, Hawaii. *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

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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!

My goat experience was nothing short of magical! From the moment we stepped onto the farm, we were greeted by the team and the adorable farm animals and a mint tea. The highlight was undoubtedly bottle-feeding the baby goats, whose playfulness stole my heart. I loved Ashley who wanted to just jump all over to try to get more milk. We couldn’t stop laughing! The team there is also so welcoming and knowledgable. It was an unforgettable experience and I’ve already recommended that my family & friends come! Thank you so much!

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.

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👍😂