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Must-See Museums in Kauai - page 3

Must-See Museums in Kauai

Although Kauai is best-known for its emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, and white-sand beaches, the island also has a rich Polynesian culture and history. Visitors interested in learning more about Kauai’s indigenous cultures and history can head to one of the island’s museums. Here are some of the top picks.

Kauai Museum

Located in Lihue, Kauai’s capital city, the Kauai Museum offers a great introduction to Kauai’s geology and culture, and the history of the Hawaiian Monarchy. The museum also features many Native Hawaiian artifacts, and works of art by local artists and sculptors. 

Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

Learn about the history of Kauai’s sugar cane industry during a tour of the Grove Farm Sugar Plantation. Visitors can tour the original plantation house, gardens, and grounds by booking in advance. 

Kokee Natural History Museum

The Kokee Natural History Museum is located near Waimea Canyon and Koke‘e State Park on Kauai’s West Coast. Here, you can learn about Kauai’s geology, flora and fauna, and unique micro-climates, as well as get tips for visiting Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park. 

Waioli Mission House

Tucked in the foothills of Bali Hai is the historic Waioli Mission House, one of the first Christian missionary homes built on Kauai. The Waioli Mission House offers guided tours and gives visitors insight into how Christian missionaries lived in Kauai during the early 19th century. 

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Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure

Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure

Our friends the humpback whale or gentle giants as we call them make their journey to our Hawaiian waters during the months of December through May, during this time you will witness these gentle giants breaching and hear their song from a distance. Kauai whale watching tours are a must see in Hawaii, this always leaves families with a lifetime of memories and children are always left with a whale of a story for all to hear when they return home. Come join us for a great adventure. **No snorkeling on whale & dolphin adventure.
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Shared Arrival Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

Shared Arrival Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

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Keep your trip to paradise peaceful with a shared transfer to your Kauai hotel in Lihue, Kapaa, Poipu, Kahala or Princeville from Kauai's Lihue International Airport. After landing, a driver will meet you at baggage claim and lead you to a cool, air-conditioned shuttle, where you can sit back and travel to your accommodations comfortably. Enjoy a ring of fresh island flowers around your neck if you upgrade to the lei option. Please note that you must select a hotel that coincides with the areas listed in the Itinerary section below.
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Adventure Photography Session

Adventure Photography Session

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Capture the memories of your Kauai vacation with an adventure photography session. With a local guide and photographer explore secluded spots such as sea caves, lava tubes, waterfalls, and remote beaches where you can take incredible photos without all the crowds. This one-of-a-kind  combination tour and photography session includes five edited images with more available for purchase. 
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  • 3 hours
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Kauai Adventure Bundle: 4 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Kauai Adventure Bundle: 4 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Kauai Adventure Tour Bundle comes with four socially-distanced audio driving tours: • Waimea and Na Pali Tour (6-8 hour tour) • Wailua Valley and Waterfalls Tour (6-8 hour tour) • Poipu and Koloa Tour (4-6 hours hour tour) • North Shore Kauai Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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Kauai Hiking Adventure

Kauai Hiking Adventure

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Walk in the footsteps of Kauai Locals as you begin the most beautiful hikes on Kauai. Let our guides take you on the adventure of a lifetime to all the secret locations on Kauai beautiful mountain cliffs. or sacred saltwater baths fit for a queen. If you are brave and don't mind using a rope assist, then we might even see a dragon or two? Please remember all hiking adventures require a certain fitness level, so please be prepared to walk on public trails for a extended amount of time. Exact location will depend on abilities of group and weather, so contact us directly if you have questions or are concerned about your groups abilities? With this reservation you will receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, then you will have a link send to you where you can have access to all the photos from the shoot with a light edit for a small fee per photos.. WITH ACTIVE RESERVATION PLEASE CONFIRM 24 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE!
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  • 3 hours
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Kauai's Ultimate Group Surf Lesson

Kauai's Ultimate Group Surf Lesson

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Make the most of your time in the birthplace of surfing by learning to surf, Hawaiian style. In a small group of no more than five people per instructor, you will learn the fundamentals of surfing and ocean safety before getting into the water to ride your first wave. Lessons are timed to avoid crowds so you can enjoy plenty of space.
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  • 2 hours
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Kauai East Side and North Shore Private Guided Tour
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Kauai East Side and North Shore Private Guided Tour

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[FOR UP TO 6 PASSENGERS, private tour] This 7 hour tour includes Wailua Falls, Wailua River, Opaeka'a Falls, Kauai Hindu Monastery, Anahola, Kalalea mountain, Kilauea Lighthouse, Moloa'a, Nepalese Stupa, Larsen's Beach (wild beach), Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge/Sea Bird Sanctuary, Anini Beach, Kalihiwai Beach and lookout. Stop to feast on and drink water from fresh coconuts. See and feed some wild pigs, Hawaii's pua'a. Learn some historical tales about the island, take photos at all the best places, and take some walks in some of the most beautiful natural places on the planet. Stop at a market or restaurant of your choice for lunch or picnic. Include some shopping if or change the itinerary anyway you like. Customize your tour to include an activity (hiking/snorkeling/etc) should you choose. Cooler and cold water are provided.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide

Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide

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Swap sitting on a tour bus all day for an adrenaline-fueled adventure on Kauai. This zip lining experience takes place on a 3,000-acre private working cattle ranch and promises thrills and great views of lush scenery as you fly through the air on the longest line in the State of Hawaii.
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Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons

Kauai Learn to Surf Private /semi privates (2 or 3) /Full group (4)Lessons

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Learn to surf Kauai’s famous waves with this 2-hour surf lesson on the shores of beautiful Hanalei Bay. Your instructor, a local surfing expert, will teach you fundamentals of paddling, reading the waves and standing up. It’s a great introduction to surfing for beginners, and group size limited to four people to ensure a personalized experience. Toward the end of your lesson, enjoy free time in the mellow waters of Hanalei Bay to practice your new surf skills.
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Kauai Movie Adventure
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Kauai Movie Adventure

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Immerse yourself in the cinematic history of Kauai during this full-day movie-focused tour. This multi-stop tour is made easy with round-trip transportation, so you can focus on the Hawaiian scenery and spotting the backdrops for some of your favorite movies. Listen to commentary on many of the movies that have been made here, including little-known facts and figures, from your guide.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Private Hawaiian Waterfall Adventure

Private Hawaiian Waterfall Adventure

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Experience the true beauty of Kauai’s backcountry away from the crowds on this private 4x4 and hiking adventure led by the self-proclaimed “Hawaiian Dundee.” Your guide will tailor a route based on your interests and abilities, leading you past lush jungle landscapes, hidden beaches, tropical waterfalls, sacred Hawaiian sites, and mountain peaks featured in Hollywood movies.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private Kauai North Shore Tour
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Private Kauai North Shore Tour

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Discover Kauai’s highlights and hidden gems on a full-day private tour that offer a personal glimpse of the island’s local culture and history. Navigate the Garden Isle in a private minivan, and feel the mist from a pair of beautiful waterfalls. Look out to sea from the Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay, and watch for whales and endangered geese at a wildlife refuge. Visit Kauai hidden beaches and ancient sites and learn about Kauai's history and local culture along the way.
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  • 7 hours
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$270.00
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Kauai's Ultimate South Shore 2 Tank Dive (Certified Divers Only)
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Kauai's Ultimate South Shore 2 Tank Dive (Certified Divers Only)

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Diving from the shore offers easy entry and exit, a short surface swim and plentiful marine life. This small-group dive on Kauai is for certified divers and takes place at the most popular south shore dive site, in the protected Hanaka’ape Bay. The large horseshoe-shaped bay allows you to dive in two distinct areas, perfect for a two tank excursion, where you may encounter Hawaiian green sea turtles, up to seven species of moray eels, octopus and hundreds of tropical fish.
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Wailua River Paddle

Wailua River Paddle

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A Safe and Tranquil Taste of the Wailua River This three-hour guided tour is a wonderful paddling adventure for the whole family, idyllic paddling on the Wailua River Great panoramic scenery with the landscape and natural history genuinely and safely explained by your water borne guide. The Wailua River became the center of activity for early Hawaiians and is known as one of Hawaii’s two most sacred places. At night, it is said that one can still hear ancient drums thunder in concert with the nearby surf. This tour is perfect for those who want a “taste” of this wonderful river.
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  • 3 hours
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Ultimate South Island Zodiac Boat Snorkel Adventure in Kauai

Ultimate South Island Zodiac Boat Snorkel Adventure in Kauai

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Join our team, who are Local Marine Naturalists, on a three hour snorkel adventure to two unspoiled snorkel sites in pristine waters off Kauai’s southern shore. Enjoy vibrant environment of coral reefs, sea turtles, tropical fish, dolphins and more on this eco snorkel adventure. You'll have a chance to mingle with undersea life at 2 different locations. You'll get to the fun faster on our Rigid Hull Zodiac Boat, which is the same style the US Navy and US Coastguard uses.
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Saturday Sunset Food Tour on Kauai

Saturday Sunset Food Tour on Kauai

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Are you a sucker for food or for sunsets? How about both? We put Kauai’s flavors and colors together in this special dinner and dessert tour. Start with a relaxing walk to find delicious appetizers, then a ride to more tantalizing morsels before the main event. No dining in. Experience how the locals do it, see and taste the colors of the south coast, this is fine dining with a view! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR INCLUDE: 3 stops 6 samples Explore 2 towns 1 hour 45 minutes Insider Information
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Limahuli Garden Self-Guided Tour

Limahuli Garden Self-Guided Tour

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A unique opportunity to engage with the rare and culturally significant plants of Kauai, their stories and how they connect with people who care for them. Experience a place that inspires and leaves you with a spirit of authenticity and aloha to last a lifetime.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Winter Whale Watching Adventure in Kauai

Winter Whale Watching Adventure in Kauai

Our Super Raft, Kaua'i Voyager I is perfectly suited for whale watching with great comfort including a full restroom, unobstructed views, and speed to bring us to the whales. We also utilize a hydrophone to listen to the whale song and have very friendly and knowledgeable captains and crew.
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  • 2 hours
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Kauai's #1 Sport Fishing Adventure Company
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Kauai's #1 Sport Fishing Adventure Company

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Lets create an exhilarating memory that will last a lifetime! Experience the thrill of catching your dream trophy fish while fishing aboard our beautiful 45ft Bertram Sport Fisher. Whether it is a Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Ahi Tuna, Ono Wahoo, or that elusive Sail Fish, our Captain and Crew will put you in the best position for success!
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  • 6 hours
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Kauai's Waimea Canyon and South Side Private Guided Tour
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Kauai's Waimea Canyon and South Side Private Guided Tour

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[FOR UP TO 6 PASSENGERS, private tour] This tour starts by heading directly to the Waimea Canyon on the west side. On the way there, we will stop to stretch our legs and take a look at the Hanapepe Valley overlook. At Waimea town, we will begin our ascent into the canyon. We will stop at about 1800 feet for our first view, stop at a miniature waterfall for pictures, take a short walk on a nature trail with native Hawaiian plants where you can stand at the very edge of the canyon, and then on to the main canyon viewing area. From there we will head to the top stopping to see the Waipo'o Falls on the way. At the very top we will view two different vantage points of the Kalalau Valley from 4700 feet down to the ocean. On the way back down, listen to a historical tale about the Kalalau Valley. Lunch. Then to the south side for Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach (monk seals) and a walk to see the Makauwahi Sinkhole Cave in Mahaulepu State Park.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Acua Park Adventure Package

Acua Park Adventure Package

Acua Park Adventures provides history, entertainment, and some of the most breathtaking views on the island of Kauai. Located in Koloa on the magnificent Waita reservoir, Acua Park Adventures delivers a multitude of non-motorized water vehicles to explore the beauty of Hawaii’s largest body of fresh water.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Kauai

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Kauai

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Kauai and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Kauai, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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Kauai's Ultimate Scooter Adventure 2 Tank Dive (Advance Certified Divers Only)
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Kauai's Ultimate Scooter Adventure 2 Tank Dive (Advance Certified Divers Only)

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Guaranteed small and personal groups of 4 or less No additional charge for equipment use Access to boat dive sites without the motion of the boat (Great for those prone to motion sickness) Feel like James Bond underwater with your very own scooter Learn about Hawaiian legends, myths, lore and more!
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  • 4 hours
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Wild Hanalei Kauai Scavenger Hunt

Wild Hanalei Kauai Scavenger Hunt

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Aloha nui and howsit! Who is ready for an adventure challenge in the stunning and friendly town of Hanalei? This game is an active and challenging NON TRADITIONAL( not normal in any way!) 2 hour hunt of creative challenges, social experimentation & being amateur detectives searching for the type of local stories a good tour guide would tell you. This game is a co-creation between you and your interactive host who is customizing and interacting as you play. Specific correct answers get additional stories and facts from your host who is in your pocket on Whats App. Come ready for an exhilarating and unique adventure. You may even make a friend or two. Now introducing Eagle and Turtle team options. Choose Eagle to play an active and challenging game to get all or most of the clues. Choose Turtle to cruise at your own speed,enjoy the scenery and just do some of the clues. Both team types have the same amount of allotted hunt time of 2 hours.
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