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Kauai Water Adventures

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Although Kauai is known for its lush scenery on land, the waters of Kauai are also the venue for truly unique adventures. Kauai is the home of the only navigable rivers in Hawaii. The three rivers are the Hanalei River, Huleia River, and the tranquil Wailua River, which is the most popular for kayakers. The breathtaking cliffs of the Napali Coast are best photographed from the panoramic views of a boat tour. For the less adventurous, Kauai’s magnificent beaches offer plenty of activities from swimming, snorkeling and surfing lessons. For an off-the-beaten-path adventure, you can even go mountain tubing in the plantation irrigation ditches of Lihue. Be prepared to wear out your bathing suit in the warm waters of Kauai.

  • Beaches of Kauai

    50 miles of white sand beaches surround Kauai, offering nice spots for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
    • Boating on Kauai

      Whether you’re sailing to the Napali Coast or taking a sunset catamaran cruise, exploring Kauai’s seas by boat is unforgettable.
      • Fishing on Kauai

        Whether you’re chartering a boat or fishing from shore, Kauai is ideal for both deep sea and freshwater fishing.
        • Kayaking on Kauai

          Kayaking the navigable rivers of Kauai offers visitors the chance to discover beautiful vistas and tropical landscapes.
          • Mountain Tubing on Kauai

            Take to Kauai’s historic waterways in a mountain tube and discover a whole new way to access the island's tropical interior.
            • Snorkeling and Scuba on Kauai

              Beyond Kauai’s flourishing gardens, the island offers a wide range of snorkeling and scuba spots to explore under the sea.
              • Surfing on Kauai

                From Hanalei Bay to Poipu Beach watch Kauai’s surfers or take a surfing lesson of your own.
                • Whale Watching on Kauai

                  From December to May, go on a whale watching tour or spot humpback whales from Kauai’s southern beaches and coastal areas.