Kauai Tours and Activities

Kauai is a special place with unbelievable natural beauty and so many wonderful experiences right at your fingertips. Our hand-to-heart, must-do Kauai activity is a boat tour of the Napali Coast. Sail and snorkel, raft and snorkel, or sunset cruise are available so pick what is right for you. Our second favorite activity is Mountain Tubing Adventure – only found on Kauai!

Each activity listed here is from a company we know, respect, and love. We’ve hand-picked these based on our experiences, reviews from others, and the quality of the tour. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

🍍 Napali Coast Tours

🍍 Mountain Tubing Adventure

🍍 Wailua River Kayak Tour

🍍 Sightseeing Tours

🍍 Zipline and UTV Tours

Napali Coast Tours

Adventures in Paradise Hawaii Kayak tour

Napali Coast Boat Tour and Snorkeling (+ Niihau)

Step aboard Holo Holo’s 65-foot catamaran for a 7-hour snorkeling and sightseeing adventure. The tour begins with a cruise up the Napali coast before heading over to Niihau, the forbidden island, for snorkeling. Continental breakfast and deli-style lunch are included and during the tour portion of the day, a knowledgeable guide gives you the history and information about the area.

Napali Coast Boat Tour and Snorkeling (+ Niihau)

Departs from: Port Allen, Eleele

Tour operator: Holo Holo Charters

Adventures in Paradise Hawaii Kayak tour

Napali Coast Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Take a ride up the coast and view the famous and stunning 4,000 foot Napali Coast cliffs. This sunset and dinner cruise allows you ample time to sit back, relax, and take in the natural beauty. You can enjoy your afternoon with a Mai Tai in hand while you enjoy the delicious buffet. It’s a night for the memory books.

Napili Coast Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Departs from: Port Allen, Eleele

Tour operator: Holo Holo Charters

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Napali Coast Hanalei Tours – Snorkel and Rafting

If you are ready for adventure, Holo Holo Charters is ready for you! On Kauai, there is only one licensed boat tour company departing from Hanalei Bay that offers Napali Coast Hanalei Tours, and that’s Holo Holo Charters. If you are looking for the ultimate Hawaiian Napali Coast Hanalei Tours, then this is the one for you! (This tour operates seasonally from April through October)

Napali Coast Hanalei Tours – Snorkel and Rafting

Departs from: Hanalei (North Shore)

Tour operator: Holo Holo Charters

Mountain Tubing Adventure

Mountain Tubing Kauai Tour

Mountain Tubing Adventure

After a 4WD ride through a jungle, hop on a tube to float down a 100-year-old, hand-dug plantation canal system that will take you through caves and small waterfalls. Get wet and have a blast!

Mountain Tubing Adventure

Location: Lihue, East Coast Kauai

Tour operator: Kauai Backcountry Adventures

Wailua River Kayak and Waterfall Tour

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Wailua River Kayak and Hike to Secret Falls

Explore Wailua River on Kauai’s east coast with a 2-mile guided paddle up the scenic river valley and then embark on a 1.5-mile rainforest roundtrip hike to the 120-feet Uluwehi Falls, aka Secrets Falls.

Wailua River Kayak and Hike to Secret Falls

Departs from: Wailua River (Kapa’a, East Coast)

Tour operator: Ali’i Kayaks

Sightseeing Tours

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Pearl Harbor Tour from Kauai

Want a done-for-you-trip to Pearl Harbor from one of the neighbor islands? Planned and operated by Hawaii Tours, this trip takes you from Kauai to Oahu for a one-day adventure, where you experience a fully guided tour.

Pearl Harbor Tour from Kauai

Departs from: Lihue Airport to Honolulu

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours

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Kauai Movie and TV Tour to Scenic Hanalei

This wonderful movie tour of Kauai will give you the opportunity to explore adventurous, exciting, and romantic movie locations, while you learn about the rich culture and history of the island.

Kauai Movie and TV Tour to Scenic Hanalei

Departs from: Hotel Pickup

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours

Zipline and UTV Tours

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Koloa Zipline Adventure on South Shore Kauai

The Koloa Zipline course consists of 8 lines and gives you a ride of a lifetime through the south shore of beautiful Kauai and 22,000 acres of Hawaii’s first sugar plantation just right beneath your feet!

Koloa Zipline Adventure

Located: Koloa Town, South Shore

Tour operator: Koloa Zipline Adventure

Kauai Waterfall 4WD Off road tour

Waterfall Triple Trail Expedition

Hop on a top-of-the-line Kawasaki 4WD to ride on three trail systems, check out movie locations, and drive right up to a private waterfall. Your guide will show you around while you do the off-road driving.

Waterfall Triple Trail Expedition

Located: Lihue, East Coast

Tour operator: Kipu Ranch Adventures

Ultimate Kauai Off-Road Ranch Tour Kipu Ranch

Ultimate Kauai Off-Road Ranch Tour

Signature tour by Kipu Ranch. This off-road adventure tour rides through lush green pastures, ventures down into tropical Huleia Valley, and ascends from under the canopy of the rainforest, as it leads you to the breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Haupu, Kauai’s untouched paradise.

Ultimate Kauai Off-Road Ranch Tour

Located: Lihue, East Coast

Tour operator: Kipu Ranch Adventures