With artifacts, vintage photographs and exhibits,
Kaua‘i Museum presents a factual look into
Kaua‘i’s history. The galleries include a permanent
collection of ancient Hawaiian artifacts. Located
4428 Rice Street. Admission is $5. Call (808) 245-
6931 for more information.
The beautiful falls are popular with locals and
tourists alike. The falls are fed by Hule‘ia Stream
on its way to Nāwiliwili Bay and drops off into an
inviting crystal blue pool. Never dive into the pool
and evaluate the water conditions before entering.
It’s a good idea to wear reef shoes since the rock
wall can be very slippery. Keep in mind that
leptospirosis bacteria can be present in freshwater
streams. Located off Kīp Road one mile past
Puhi. Turn left onto the dirt road before the
bridge. Park your car near the gate. Short walk
downstream leads you to the falls.
Kukui O Lono Park
Because the park is set up on top of a hill, you
will enjoy spectacular panoramic vistas in every
direction. Stroll through the lovely serene
Japanese-style garden or play the public golf
course. The tranquil park is a lovely place to have
a romantic picnic with sweeping ocean views and
of Lāwa‘i Valley. Kukui O Lono means light of the
god Lono. Located on Papalina Road off Hwy 50
The National Tropical Botanical Garden is an
exceptional preserve and houses the world’s
largest collection of rare and endangered plants
and includes the Allerton Garden, McBryde
and Limahuli (North Shore). The gardens are
stunning examples of native landscape and
design. The NTBG provides a haven for tropical
endangered plant species to thrive and focuses
on the cultivation of traditional medicinal plants.
The Allerton Garden sits on the site of Hawai‘i’s
Queen Emma’s summer cottage. This 80-acre
tropical retreat hosts the Island’s living treasures in
an enchanting garden and also has a private beach
turtles use to lay eggs. It’s a good idea to make
advanced reservations for the Allerton Garden
since tours are limited. McBryde Garden is set in
seclusion between rugged cliffs ideal for learning
about the native plants while viewing rare and
endangered Hawaiian species. Call (808) 742-
2623 or visit www.ntbg.org.
Prince K hīo Park
At Prince K hīo Park you can pay your respects
to Hawai‘i’s first delegate to the U.S. congress,
Prince Jonah K hīo Kalaniana‘ole. He is
known as “People’s Prince” because of his great
accomplishments for native Hawaiians. A state
holiday is observed in his honor while the park
honors his birthplace with a statue. You can see
the Hoai Heiau, the foundation of Prince K hīo’s
home and the royal fishpond. Located on Lāwai
Safari Helicopters family owned and was founded
in 1987 by Preston Myers, retired commander in
the U.S. Naval Reserves. Voted 1 as the Best
Helicopters air Tour Company on Kauai and People
#1 Choice. The first to coin the phrase, “Cadillac of
Helicopters” due to the ASTAR 350B2 helicopter’s
luxury comfort and floor to ceiling window front
and back for unsurpassed visibility. Feature the
BOSE X noise cancellation stereo headsets and
FAA Approved multiple camera system to record
a video of the passenger’s actual tour. After over
20 years of service, Safari Helicopters continues to
offer FAA Part 135 Certified flight-seeing tours on
two major Hawaiian Islands – Kaua‘i and the Big
Island. Most of our full time pilots are military
veterans; have Airline Transport Pilots License
(ATPL) the highest level of certification by the
FAA. Reservations (808) 246-0136 or 800-326-
Experience Kaua‘i’s hidden wonders that can
only be discovered from the air. See areas where
no one has ever set foot. Your tour will include
famous areas that make Kauai a favorite location
for Hollywood filmmakers. You will see lush
valleys dotted with waterfalls, colorful Waimea
Canyon and the impenetrable Nāpali coast known
for its towering razor sharp cliffs and secluded
beaches. Depart from Lī‘hue Heliport or the
exclusive Princeville Heliport. For reservations call
To the west of the park is Spouting Horn, a cascade
of water that shoots up like Old Faithful from
an opening of an ancient lava tube with every
incoming wave. Located across from the National
Tropical Botanical Garden on Lāwai Road.
Giant eucalyptus trees planted over 150 years ago
by Scotchman Walter Duncan McBryde create the
Tree Tunnel, the gateway into Koloa and Po‘ip .
Turn south on Hwy 520, Maluhia Rd.
A stunning 80-foot tiered waterfall is easy to
view close to the roadside lookout. Nicknamed
the Fantasy Island waterfalls for the prominent
opening scene of the falls for the hit television
show. It’s best to view the falls in the morning
when the sun adds to the beauty of the falls. The
power of the falls depends on the rainfall. Slippery
hike down a steep trail leads you to the bottom of
the waterfalls for a cool swim. Located off Hwy 56,
end of Ma‘alo Rd.
Zipline Treetop Tours-Just Live!
Zipline Kaua‘i! Come explore and experience
the ride of a lifetime on amazing Zipline Treetop
Tours with Just Live! 3 different zipline tour
options. Soar 60 – 80 feet above the ground in
200 foot tall Norfolk Pine trees as you fly over
mango, eucalyptus, bamboo, native plant and
bird life. Magnificent mountain and forest views.
Ecology narratives are included in every tour. This
unique outdoor adventure paradise also includes
Rock Wall Climbing, Rappelling, Monster Swing,
Challenge Course, Corporate Events and Team
Building. A hidden piece of Kaua‘i you do not
want to miss. Call 808.482.1295 for reservations.
Blue Dolphin Charters
The highlight of any vacation has to be a Kauai
Nāpali Coast sailing tour, sailing down the Nāpali
with dolphins surfing at the bow of your catamaran,
is the ultimate in ecotourism and adventure travel.
We offer the best ocean sightseeing experience and
whale watching tours of any charter boat company
in The Hawaiian Islands. Our Kaua‘i sailing tours
also venture to Ni‘ihau, The Forbidden Island, and
along the shores of Poipu Beach for a romantic
sunset sail. Everyone enjoys scuba diving,
snorkeling, fishing, and the true spirit of Aloha
from our experienced, fun loving, crew. (808)
335-5553. Visit us online at www.kauaiboats.com.
Located in Port Allen Marina Center in Ele‘ele.
Captain Andy’s Sailing
Nobody has more fun! With Capt. Andy’s Sailing
Adventures, it’s the expertise of our crew, it’s the
quality of our boats, it’s about having a great time.
We have a passion for what we do and we’ll share
it with you in every aspect of the journey. Take in
the splendor of Nāpali, learn Hawaiian history,
snorkel tropical reefs, spot dolphins and relax.
For thrill-seekers, Capt. Andy’s Raft Expeditions
offers a fast-paced adventure to sea caves with a
landing at an ancient Hawaiian fishing village.
With Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures, it’s more
than just a boat ride. www.napali.com (808)
335-6833. Located in Port Allen Marina Center
Captain Cook’s Monument
Captain James Cook, the British explorer, landed
in Waimea Bay in January 1778 with his ships
Resolution and Discovery marking his first visit to
the Hawaiian Islands. Facing the sea, a statue of
Cook stands in Waimea to mark the historic event
that would forever change Hawai‘i. Located in
Hofgaard Park in the downtown area.
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The memories should last a lifetime, not the trip
getting there. Our two boats, Leila and Holo Holo,
get you to the action quicker than anybody else, so
you have more time to snorkel, sightsee, relax and
enjoy the pristine waters and spectacular cliffs of
Kaua‘i’s Nāpali Coast, and the “forbidden island”
of Ni‘ihau. We offer morning snorkel sails along
the Nāpali coast with an optional tour to Ni‘ihau.
We also offer romantic Nā Pali sunset sails in the
evening. Call (808) 335-0815 for reservations
or visit us online at www.holoholocharters.com.
Located in the Port Allen Marina Center in Elee‘le.