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Kauaʻi Water Activities

Kauaʻi is known for its lush scenery on land, but the waters of Kauaʻi offer many additional unique adventures. Kauaʻi is the home of the only navigable rivers in Hawaiʻi. The three rivers are the Hanalei River, Hulēʻia River, and the tranquil Wailua River, which is the most popular for kayakers. The breathtaking cliffs of the Nāpali Coast are best photographed from the panoramic views of a boat tour. For the less adventurous, Kauaʻi’s magnificent beaches offer plenty of activities from swimming, snorkeling and surfing lessons. Be prepared to wear out your bathing suit in the warm waters of Kauaʻi.

Kauaʻi Travel Tips: Ocean Safety

Kauai Travel Tips: Ocean Safety video
Kauaʻi is known for its beautiful beaches. What’s not as well-known are all the ways to stay safe in the water. Ocean safety expert, Kalani Vierra, has a few pointers before you hit the beach.

Things to Do on the Water

Snorkeling & Scuba on Kauai

Snorkeling & Scuba on Kauaʻi

Underwater adventures await.

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Surfing on Kauai

Surfing on Kauaʻi

Surfing lessons and more

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Whale Watching on Kauai

Whale Watching on Kauaʻi

Spot earth's largest mammals

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