Kauai has enough watersports to keep you busy for a lifetime. These tours involve either the ocean or freshwater and require ACTIVE participation from the guest. There are sooo many. The Kauai tubing is the most family friendly. Hunters will love the sportfishing tours Kauai has. You could also walk away from your vacation with a new hobby by taking a surf or scuba lesson. The main thing in this section is to be ready for adventure, be ready to get wet, and be ready to fun!
Tube da flume! Kauai has all these old canals that make for the perfect family adventure. This is an easy activity as float gently through rainforest and tunnels that certainly provide a little thrill. Especially if everyone turns off their headlamps! You're on the water for about 90 minutes and a picnic lunch/swim follow. The drive out to the tube location is also beautiful and otherwise inaccessible. This tour is usually booked up well in advance so sign up right away.
This is about as extreme as it gets! Descending down giant waterfalls with nothing but a harness is enough to get anyones adrenaline pumping. Especially if you have never tried reppelling before. Your guides will first train you on a hillside to get you comfortable with the the equipment before taking the short hike to the falls. Take the 30ft Bamboo falls first before the big one which is over 60 feet! Unlike most of our tours THIS one you should be in most excellent shape. You're walking on slippery rocks in some parts and you need to be thinking about what you are doing out there and not worried about an injury. If you're good to go this will certainly be one of the highlights of your vacation!
Kauai surfing lessons are great for people of all ages. The lesson begins on the beach where you'll learn the process of catching a wave. From here, you'll swim out with your instructor and put that practice to work. Most people are able to catch waves on their first try with or without a little help from the instructor! Group sizes are capped at 4 and you can also opt for a private lesson whose price is pretty reasonable. Anyone can try this as long as you're in a good health. It's great for kids.
Kauai ocean fishing is for the hardcore fisherman. You'll be casting for big game fish as soon as you leave the harbor so get ready! In Kauai, ocean sportfishing can be set up as a four, six, or eight hour charter. These are working boats built for killing animals so leave the high heels at home and strap on your party panties. Each boat can take up to six guests and private charters are super economical if you have a group of 4-6 people. Everything is included meaning fishing gear, bait, fishing license etc.
Shortly after departure your crew will set up the lines and get you ready to hopefully catch some fish! We've been out a lot and have come back with so much fish the boat sank (none charter experience) and on the other hand we've come back with not even a strike! Usually you'll get action though. The best time to go is in the morning but afternoons can be good too during the summer months.
The sporting fishing charters go where the fish are and the seas can get very rough. Be prepared, and understand this ain't no dinner cruise! Most charters depart From Nawiliwili Harbor in Lihue but we also have some on all corners of the island.