Things to do Kauai
Boating on Kauai
Some of the most humbling scenic sights on Kauai are the towering cliffs of the Napali Coast on the North Shore. One of the best ways to see these natural wonders is by taking a boat tour or cruise. Spend half a day in the sun, sailing the seas as dolphins ride the wake of your boat and honu (green sea turtles) swim curiously by. Many tours offer snorkeling time and experienced crewmembers keep things lively with fun facts and information about Kauai’s geography and marine life.
Hiking on Kauai
From the Kalalau Trail to Kokee State Park, hiking is a great way to see the island's natural splendor first-hand.
Kayaking on Kauai
Relax and take in the exquisite scenery as you paddle down the Wailua River. This popular river for kayaking weaves by lush, jungle landscapes along with island’s East Side. Other river routes include the Huleia River from Nawiliwili Harbor in Lihue, as well as the Hanalei River on the North Shore, the longest on the island.
Ziplining on Kauai
Capture a bird's eye view of Kauai while soaring at up to 35-miles an hour above its lush valleys, streams and rain forests on an exhilarating zipline tour. These eco-friendly tours will provide you with both a thrilling experience and educational insight into Kauai's rich history.
Horseback Riding on Kauai
Get back to nature and discover Kauai on horseback. Ride along bluffs, across foothills toward the coast, past secluded beaches and bays, across sugar cane fields, and even waterfalls. A couple of horseback riding companies offer guided tours ranging from 90 minutes to five hours, which includes stops for snacks, photos, picnics, swimming and time to soak in the views. Many of the tours take you into their privately owned ranches, complete with waterfalls and secret vistas seen by only few.