Kauai Vacation Activities You’ll Never Forget!

There is so much to see and do on the Garden Isle of Kauai that it is sometimes hard to decide how to spend your day. Here are three of Kauai’s top adventurous activities that make for a memorable Hawaii vacation.

Take a Boat Tour of the Na Pali Coast

Boats large and small offer tours along this spectacular seacoast accessible only by trail, boat or helicopter. The Na Pali is one of the world’s natural wonders with its steep seacliffs, deep-carved valleys and monumental peaks and pinnacles.

Some Na Pali Coast tours stop along the way for snorkeling and enter huge sea caves. One advantage of taking a boat tour to see the Na Pali is that you will be able to see more of this remote shoreline than you could hiking the arduous 11-mile trail to Kalalau Valley because the trail ends at Kalalau while boat tours allow you to see some amazing valleys farther to the south.

Another advantage of a Na Pali boat tour is that you are likely to see spinner dolphins riding in the bow wave of the boat or passing by in large pods with many dolphins jumping from the water and performing their acrobatic flips and spins. During the winter months humpback whales are often seen on Na Pali Coast boat tours.

Take a Helicopter Tour

A helicopter tour gives you unsurpassed views that few get to see.

Most of Kauai is inaccessible by road or even trail, and so a great way to see the whole grand glory of the Garden Island is to take a helicopter tour. In about one hour’s time you can take a full tour including flying over Waimea Canyon, the top of Mt. Waialeale, remote inland waterfalls used in Hollywood movies, along the stunning Na Pali Coast and over the pristine north shore beaches. Seeing the picturesque Garden Island from a birds-eye view is something you will never forget!

Zipline Through the Treetops

While most Kauai activities are understandably in or near the water, this Kauai adventure takes you inland to see some of the interior landscapes of the island. Zipline tours are often packaged with visits to swimming holes, river kayaking and guided hikes where you can learn about Kauai’s native plants, geology and local lore. Add to this the feeling of flying through the treetops high above the ground and you have a memorable Kauai adventure!


Kauai Vacation Accommodations and Real Estate Services

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, view Kauai Acreage for sale, or use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai property, home or vacation rental, and we can assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home or land.

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