Kauai Activities – Fun Things To Do On the Garden Island

Take a boat tour down the majestic Na Pali.

Twenty Exciting Kauai Adventures Offer Something for Everyone

There are many great activities on Kauai providing something for everyone. Check out these ideas for creating the perfect Kauai vacation.

Go for an ATV Riding Adventure

Traverse Kauai’s backcountry on an ATV and take in the expansive scenery. User-friendly ATVs make this an exciting way to see remote wilderness areas.

Pedaling in Paradise

Ride the new community bike path on the Coconut Coast or take a bike cruise down the mountain from Koke’e State Park along the rim of Waimea Canyon. Spectacular views!

Go Deep Sea Fishing

Go after big game fish like marlin and the tasty delicacy ‘Ahi. There are few thrills as exciting as having a big fish on the line!

Hike Hanakapiai

Explore Kauai’s amazing Na Pali Coast with a two mile hike to Hanakapiai Valley. If you are feeling adventurous hike another two miles up Hanakapiai Stream to a thundering waterfall!

Soar Kauai Skies In A Helicopter

Get a bird’s-eye view of Kauai’s diverse terrain on a helicopter tour around the island. Helicopter tours include Waimea Canyon, the Na Pali Coast, North Shore beaches and the summit crater of Mt. Waialeale!

Go Horseback Riding

A horseback riding adventure will take you through mountain meadows or along rolling coastal terrain. Both young and old enjoy experiencing Kauai by horseback!

Paddle A Kayak

From placid rivers to protected bays, Kauai offers many great kayaking opportunities. Guided tours are recommended, the most spectacular being the trek from Ke’e Beach on the north shore along the Na Pali Coast to Polihale.

Go For A Hike

From the scenic trails of Koke’e and Waimea Canyon on the west side to the Mahaulepu coastal trail on the south shore, Sleeping Giant on the east side and Okolehau Trail on the north shore, Kauai has many great hiking trails. And don’t forget the renowned Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast!

Go To the Beach

Kauai has the most beaches per mile of coastline in all of Hawaii and each one is special in its own way. Swimmers should use lifeguarded beaches—snorkel, stand up paddleboard, surf, take a beach walk or just relax in the warm sunshine by the clear blue water.

Relax With a Massage

Soothe your muscles and relax in luxury with a seaside massage. Many massage styles are available including the traditional lomi lomi!

Try Snuba

Get up-close and personal with Kauai’s undersea life without having to stay at the surface like snorkeling and without having to wear tanks like scuba diving.

Take A Boat Tour

Enjoy a snorkeling tour on the famed Na Pali Coast or take a sunset sail off Poipu Resort. There are many different options for Kauai boating adventures including humpback whale watching tours during the winter months.

Take A Movie Tour

See where major Hollywood movies were filmed and where the stars walked, from Elvis and John Wayne to Harrison Ford and George Clooney.

Go Scuba Diving

Explore Kauai’s underwater world on a guided scuba diving adventure! See colorful coral reefs and an array of amazing fish and other marine life.

Visit Kilauea Lighthouse

Set atop a scenic peninsula at the northernmost spot in the Hawaiian Islands is the historic Lighthouse with spectacular views of the north shore coastline and great native birdwatching. The Lighthouse is part of a National Wildlife Refuge.

Go Wakeboarding

Enjoy the glassy conditions of the Wailua River as you experience the thrill of being pulled by a ski boat on a course that goes about two miles upriver. Also available is waterskiing.

Go Skydiving

Fly 10,000 feet up on Kauai’s west side and then jump out of the plane. It begins with an exciting free fall and ends floating peacefully back to the ground with the help of your instructor.

Learn To Surf

Take a surfing lesson for a fun and safe ocean adventure and the next thing you know you will be riding a wave!

Go To A Museum

Kauai Museum in Lihue has interesting historic exhibits, the Waioli Mission House Museum in Hanalei offers free tours of a historic mission home, and Koke’e Natural History Museum has natural and cultural history exhibits.

Take A Zipline Tour

Glide above the treetops and soar over rivers and valleys to see the lush terrain of the Garden Island like never before on ziplines.

Whatever activities you choose on the Garden Island make sure and follow all proper safety precautions for a fun and safe vacation. For important safety advice see Kauai Safety Tips – How To Stay Safe On Kauai.