Outdoor activities in Kauai

Top Outdoor Activities in Kauai, HI

Outdoor Activities in Kauai

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Full-day Tours
50 minutes
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₹25,243.83
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Adventure Tours
3 hours
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₹13,004.54
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Helicopter Tours
55 minutes
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₹24,529.38
per adult
Adventure Tours
5–6 hours
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₹9,491.84
per adult
5 hours
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₹9,922.89
per adult
Nature Parks
3 hours
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₹7,246.88
per adult
6 hours
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₹9,491.84
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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₹12,883.88
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Bus Tours
7–9 hours
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₹15,378.10
per adult
Day Trips
5 hours
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₹15,797.24
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2–3 hours
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₹10,357.91
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Day Trips
4–5 hours
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₹44,057.63
per group
6–7 hours
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₹17,593.68
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Walking Tours
1–2 hours
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₹1,984.58
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
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₹12,385.35
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Adventure Tours
330–420 minutes
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₹14,209.58
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  • Monaco8888
    San Diego, CA1 contribution
    Amazing - I've also never been as scared in my life sitting on the edge. Warning there aren't any grab handles in the back seat, when the helicopter banks to the side you need to trust that one seatbelt buckle with your life. :)

    ... I'd do it again.

    Definitely a bucket list check for me.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Dennis B
    3 contributions
    Awesome trip. Went in the morning and it was an overcast day. Was rained on a few times which only made the experience that much better. They are very well organized. I felt like my safety was there top priority. The guides, Peyton and McKenna, were amazing. Would highly recommend this place
    Written 17 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • diannebenham
    3 contributions
    After 10 trips to the Hawaiian Islands, we finally did a helicopter tour! Safari Tours, on Kauai, exceeded our every expectation! Our pilot, Kyle, was fabulous—so calm and confident. The views were spectacular! I highly recommend the Deluxe Waterfall Safari!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Food Junkie
    12 contributions
    Amazing tour! I originally booked for afternoon but got moved to 7am. I was unhappy at first but the early morning was so much better. The group was smaller and the weather wasn’t unbearable. Our tour guides, Jordan and Mana were the best! They were knowledgeable and funny. If you’re not a group tour person this isn’t for you, but after reading the poor reviews, I completely disagree. The stops are beautiful moments from a gorgeous island and there is lots of off roading time. Go early! Take a hand towel to wipe the dirt off you and maybe an extra shirt to change into after. You do get dirty! You might want to book directly to ensure you get the time you really want.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Scarletflash600
    Oregon40 contributions
    We were fortunate to have Brody as our pilot. He grew up in Kauai, and his love and passion for the island really made this trip special. Our weather was a bit 'ify', and I appreciated that the staff and Brody continually checked the weather to be certain that the trip was safe. Kauai provides the beauty, but Brody brought the beauty to life for us. This is an expensive tourist endeavor. I am kind of 'cheap'. The trip was worth my money. We even bought the video, and it was fun to watch it on our huge TV in the rental condo. Don't be disappointed if there is some rain. Assuming the conditions are safe, the rain really enhances the beauty, particularly the waterfalls.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Lois H
    3 contributions
    What an awesome experience, we had a brochure kind of day with all the marine life we saw. The crew was exceptional and so was the food. Would highly recommend this tour, you never know what you're going to encounter swimming alongside the boat.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Cynthia M
    Columbus, OH1 contribution
    A tour you don’t want to miss! Kayaking down a lovely river….so relaxing!! Allan, our tour guide, was great!! The waterfall was beyond impressive and very refreshing! Definitely something I would do again!!
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Megan M
    1 contribution
    This was one of the best things we did in Kauai on our family vacation. You start off by kayaking up the river about 45 minutes. You then dock your kayak and start off on the 1 mile hike as you make your way to the waterfall. You do trek through some mud and have to cross a stream, but the hike was relatively easy! You end up at a beautiful waterfall where you can eat your picnic lunch and swim!

    We would highly recommend wearing water shoes with some traction/grips on the bottom (not the classic pull on, really thin ones). We ordered some for $30 a pair off of Amazon and wore them the whole way! Since you are stepping in mud, little puddles, and crossing a rocky stream, it was so much easier and more comfortable then wearing soaking wet running shoes and socks!

    Our guide Kyle was awesome! He was so knowledgeable about all the plants and birds as we made our way through the tour. He even let us get up close with some of his bird friends as he fed them! When we got to the waterfall, Kyle made sure he helped all of the couples and families get group photos before we settled in for our lunch! During the whole tour Kyle was so friendly - asking people about where they are from and sharing some of his own stories.

    This tour was amazing and if we ever come back to Kauai, we would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks Kyle - from the Meyer Family (Toronto, Canada)
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Julia C
    3 contributions
    Awesome adventure! Definitely more adventurous than expected, but super fun. The ride out into the wind and waves was like an adult rollercoaster ride on extreme splash mountain for those who wanted to go all in up front (back deck stayed dry). Crew was fun, knowledgeable and kept us safe. Dinner was tasty and served during the calm portion of the trip. The Napali coast was gorgeous. Would recommend if you (1) don’t get sea sick and (2) are up for an adventure. P.S. wear your swimsuit or board shorts as you’ll be wet.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • HBSnowFlower
    Huntington Beach, CA645 contributions
    What a great adventure and fantastic crew we had on this half-day snorkel catamaran tour of the Na Pali coast. With some 40 passengers, our highly-organized Captain Max had given us an overview of the day with detailed safety instructions and had us motoring out by 8 a.m. After drinks were offered, a breakfast buffet with eggs, pastries and fruit were out on deck shortly. Those who didn’t mind getting wet from the splashing waves sat up on the bow of the boat, while others claimed seats below the covered deck for a warmer ride. First stop was to snorkel for an hour – snorkel and fins provided – and I took advantage of the waterslide to be the first in. Snorkeling was fair and we were lucky to see a turtle and spotted ray along with a smattering of butterfly and parrot fish. Three other boats were at the same spot beneath the reddish green cliffs. Second stop was for a buffet lunch of sandwich and salad fixings and then a swing by the Na Pali’s caves, valleys and trickling waterfalls. Captain Max was able to maneuver the bow of our boat close enough for passengers to dip their heads under the falls. Our two crew, Chesnia (sp?) and Coral were absolutely delightful and competent sailors, handling everything from helping passengers walk the decks, and picking up lunch dishes to serving as lifeguards and sharing Kauai stories. Be sure to bring a waterproof jacket for the wind and spray.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Zekeobadiah
    Murfreesboro, TN1 contribution
    This is a mixed review. I don’t feel it’s fair to give them less than five stars. However, I was disappointed. We did not travel all the way up to the quintessential Napali Coast that you’d see in pictures. We stopped just short. I realize the captain is using his best judgment. However 3 other tours went past us to see it. I wish I had sunk the money into a helicopter tour as I booked the trip to see that site. You just never know. Is it worth the risk? They scared my wife into not coming. But they were very gracious to refund her money. Honestly, I think she would have been fine. The crew was FANTASTIC. Very attentive. Very friendly. Food was good. They earned 5 stars. Don’t understand the decision not to go all the way. For me, I regret the gamble of booking the cruise.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Ronda E
    1 contribution
    Absolutely stunning garden and extremely informative and down-to-earth botanist guide. The chocolate was the icing on the cake. Really fantastic.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Andrew D
    Adams, MA8 contributions
    Eric was an absolutely amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and easy going. He was very encouraging for people that was their first time kayaking. He informed us of all the local customs and plants. Simply amazing and fun!!!
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • Christopher A
    Cheektowaga, NY4 contributions
    Adam was an excellent pilot and tour guide. I wish the check-in process was a bit more condensed as there was a bit of waiting around, but everything else was fantastic. We were on the fence between this tour and a 2 hour one, but this was the perfect amount of time to see everything. Highly recommend!
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Vicki A
    4 contributions
    Want an amazing way to see some of the best spots of the island in comfort? This is the tour you need to take. We love sitting back and not having to drive around the island. Coco is such a fun and engaging host. Along the way she fills the van ride with fun legends, historical knowledge and then lots of laughter. We loved our lunch spot at Lava’s and all the stops along the way. She doesn’t rush her gas and she is willing to take all the pictures of you along the way and they are some great shots, trust me. I will definitely be booking with Coco the next time we come to Kauai!
    Written 5 April 2022
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