The Na Pali coast, located on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, offers all anyone could desire in a vacation to Hawaii. The lush volcanic island, which served as a filming location for Jurassic Park, gives way to a breathtaking tropical coast with an amazing variety of vegetation and marine life and endless options for cruises, snorkeling, ATV riding, or simply relaxing. Here is a list of guided tours anyone visiting the area would be sure to love.
10 Hawaii Movie Tour in Kauai
Hawaii, and especially the island of Kauai, has been home to a long list of famous movie sets, including Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean. This tour which is great for families, carries visitors by bus to numerous filming locations chosen for Hawaii’s astonishing tropical landscape, and clips of these movies are shown in between stops.
9 Na Pali Coast Boat Tour And Snorkeling
Blue Ocean Adventure Tours offers a boat tour that provides the full Na Pali coast experience to travelers. The group traverses the coast full of marine life like turtles, tropical fish, and the occasional whale before visiting waterfalls and sea caves. This includes snorkeling and a quick visit to a small fishing village. This tour with a morning and afternoon option includes drinks and light snacks.
8 Cruise The Coast On A High-Speed Raft
Prefer to see the Na Pali coast without having to get wet? No problem. Holo Holo Charters offers tours without snorkeling along the coast on a high-speed raft where one can take in all the scenery while getting a historical commentary and free snacks.
7 Have A Dinner Sail At Sunset
This boat tour, also by Holo Holo Charters, provides dinner on a sail down the Na Pali coast. Dinner and beverages, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, are included in this cruise on a 50-foot catamaran when it comes to extravagant dinner scenes, a sunset dinner with a champagne toast while whale watching is hard to beat.
6 Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour
One of the best ways to view the Na Pali coast is certainly from above, and this tour by Blue Mountain Hawaiian Helicopters takes visitors on a thrilling ride above the vibrant coast and over Waimea Canyon. This 50-minute tour provides guests with a two-way radio with which to connect directly with the pilot in a noise-reduced eco-friendly helicopter.
5 Bike Ride Down Waimea Canyon
Biking through Waimea Canyon is a popular choice for travelers in the area, and this particular guided bike tour of 12 miles brings participants down the Waimea Canyon with views of the coast, Waipo’o Falls, and three different state parks. Free bottled water is included.
4 Half-Day Kayak And Waterfall Hike
This tour option is great for visitors who want to explore Hawaii but still make it back to their room in time to rest and prepare for nighttime activities. This tour first takes you by kayak through the impressive Wailua River before guiding you into the rainforest to the Secret Falls waterfall where a light lunch is also provided.
3 Princeville Botanical Gardens Tour With Chocolate Tasting
Some visitors may find themselves ready for a break from the water during their stay visit to the Na Pali coast, and a visit to Princevilla Botanical Gardens is a perfect solution. Guided tours give you a look at the botanical diversity of Kauai with the help of a knowledgeable guide, but that’s not all. Guests also get an inside look at cacao processing, including free samples of gourmet chocolate and local honey and fruit.
2 Full Day Na Pali Super Tour
This boat tour is for travelers ready to take the plunge into all the Na Pali coast has to offer. The 7-hour guided tour greets guests with breakfast at sunrise before hitting the water in a 65-foot catamaran which will carry everyone through the variety of landscapes and marine life of the Na Pali coastline. The journey includes highlights like snorkeling and a visit to the “forbidden island” of Niihau before ending with a lunch including beer and wine.
1 ATV Backroads Adventure Tour In Kauai
Yet another exciting method of navigating the exotic landscape of the Na Pali coast comes in the form of ATV tours. There are a wide variety of tours available that will guide guests through the lush volcanic landscape of Kauai. This one by Kauai ATV provides thorough safety provisions and includes bottled water and locally made granola bars.