Best Kauai Activities
Find and book the best activities on Kauai, including Na Pali Coast and whale watching cruises, jungle river excursions, helicopter tours, mountain tubing adventures, ziplines, ATVs, luaus and more!
The unique beauty, geography and culture of Kauai provide a wonderful range of activities to enjoy on your visit to Kauai. Na Pali Coast cruises showcase the island’s extraordinary sea cliffs while helicopter tours unveil the island’s jaw dropping mountainous interior. Warm waters and golden beaches present gorgeous opportunities for kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and rafting adventures. Inland, opportunities such as mountain tubing, ATV tours, zipline adventures and horseback riding abound in the island’s lush green interior. Kauai is truly an adventurer’s paradise.
For a more relaxing pace, sightseeing tours showcase island attractions such as the impressive Kilauea Lighthouse National Wildlife Refuge, the colorful Waimea Canyon and the impressive Wailua, Hoopi and Opaekaa waterfalls. Farmers markets, historical landmarks, museums, fire shows and luaus are wonderful ways to experience the island’s fascinating culture. Whatever your desire, Kauai has something extraordinary for you to discover and experience!
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Best Activities on Kauai
1. Kauai Mountain Tubing Adventure
Experience Kauai’s most fun-filled activity as you float down irrigation ditches and through tunnels at the Old Lihue Sugar Cane Plantation property. This is one of the island’s top rated and most popular activities. Book in advance to guarantee your participation. More info...
2. Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour
Witness the incredible beauty of Kauai aboard a new Eurocopter Eco-Star. With much of Kauai’s vast interior inaccessible by land, a Kauai helicopter tour is the perfect way to see the island’s exquisite beauty.
3. Na Pali Coast Sunset Tour
Take in the scenery of one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines aboard the luxury catamaran Lucky Lady.
4. Kauai ATV Backroads Adventure Tour
Explore Kauai’s backroads and discover some of the island’s hidden treasures on this popular ATV tour. (PHOTO: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tommy Lundberg)
5. Secret Falls Kayak and Hike
The secret is out about this popular kayak and hike to Uluwehi Falls. The activity includes a 4-mile round trip paddle on the Wailua River and a moderate 2-mile hike to the waterfall.
6. Holo Holo Charters Na Pali Coast Sunset Cruise
Enjoy a deluxe 4.5 hour cruise along Kauai’s majestic Na Pali Coast. Then relax with dinner, drinks and a champagne toast as the sun sets over the horizon.
7. Entire Kauai Island “PRIVATE” Air Tour
See Kauai locations such as Waimea Canyon, the Na Pali Coast, Hanalei Bay and Wailua Falls from the comfort of a sleek 3-passenger Cessna 182 Skylane equipped with the latest safety features.
8. Na Pali Coast Sailing and Snorkel Tour
Double the fun with both sailing and snorkeling on this half-day adventure along Kauai’s splendid Na Pali Coast.
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9. Luau Kalamaku with Buffet Dinner and Show
Experience an enchanting evening with a lavish island buffet and an immersive theatrical production that includes Polynesian hula dancers, flame throwers and a troupe of entertainers that reenact ancient Hawaiian legends.
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Kauai Activities 2024 by Category
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Kauai Helicopter Tours
Hughes 500 Doors-Off Helicopter - ALL WINDOW SEATS
Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour
"PRIVATE" Kauai DOORS OFF/ON Helicopter Tour & "NO MIDDLE SEATS"
Doors Off Air Kauai Helicopter Tour
Deluxe Waterfall Safari
Amazing Air Kauai Helicopter Tour
Discover Kauai Helicopter Tour from Princeville
Ultimate Kauai Adventure
Olokele Canyon Helicopter Tour including Canyon Landing Kauai
Discover Kauai Exclusive Helicopter Experience from Princeville
Kauaʻi: Photography Flight: Doors-Off ALL WINDOW SEATS
Kauai Airplane Tours
Kauai Boat Cruises
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Tour
Na Pali Sunset & Sightsee Boat Tour
Kauai's Ultimate SOUTH SIDE Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure
'IMILOA - Express Na Pali Sunset Tour
RAFT ADVENTURE - Na Pali 1/2 Day Snorkel
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Morning Snorkel Tour
Leila Na Pali Sunset Dinner Sail
Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail
Nā Pali Coast Zodiac Raft Expedition on Kauai
Ni'ihau and Na Pali Coast Snorkel Boat Tour
Kauai's Ultimate WEST SIDE Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure
RAFT ADVENTURE - Whale Watch Discovery
LUCKY LADY - Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour
Kauai's Ultimate Na Pali Coast Zodiac Snorkeling & Sea Cave Eco Adventure
Kauai ATV Tours
Kauai Zipline Tours
Kauai Water Activities
Secret Falls Kayak Hike in Kauai
Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai
Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore (NO BOAT) Snorkeling Adventure
Half-Day Kayak and Waterfall Hike Tour in Kauai with Lunch
Hanalei Bay AM Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Wailua River Kayak and Sacred Fall Hike (Includes lunch)
Small Group Waterfall Rappel in Lihue
Stand Up Paddle Rental- Wailua River to Secret Falls
Hanalei River Paddle and Bay - Snorkel Tour - 8 am
1 Tank Discover Scuba at Koloa Landing with No Experience needed
Wailua River Paddle
Ultimate South Island Zodiac Boat Snorkel Adventure in Kauai
Kauai's Ultimate Group Surf Lesson
Princeville - Snorkeling Shore Excursion
Kauai Sea Kayaking 10 mile tour - Na Pali Iki (Polihale to Milolii)
Kauai Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Tour w/ Lunch
Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Boat Tour
Princeville Botanical Gardens Tour and Chocolate Tasting Ticket
Guided Secret Falls Tour with Snacks and Drinks
Kauai South & East. Small Group Tour. Legends & Waterfalls. 6 hrs
Kauai: Hawaii Movie Tours
5 Hours Kauai-Hawaii small group tour
Kauai Movie Adventure Tour
Secret Kauai Canyons & Coastlines Tour
Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure
Best Food Tours on Kaua'i
Full Day Kauai Highlights Small Group Tour
Walking Food Tour Exploring Hanalei
Cruise Ship Excursion: Kauai – Wailua River Cruise & Fern Grotto
Private Kauai North Shore Tour
Waimea Canyon Private Tour with Local Guide
Explore Waimea Town on a Walking Food Tour