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Must-See Museums in Kauai - page 4

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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Private Departure Transfer to Kauai Airport (LIH)

Private Departure Transfer to Kauai Airport (LIH)

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Why use a taxis or shuttle services when you can enjoy the peace of mind with a private transfer to the airport? Just relax and leave the driving to us. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a Luxury Sedan transfer for 3 passengers or a 6 passenger SUV
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Shared Departure Transfer: Kauai Hotels to Kauai International Airport

Shared Departure Transfer: Kauai Hotels to Kauai International Airport

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Enjoy a relaxing end to your trip in paradise with a shared transfer to Kauai's Lihue International Airport from your hotel in Lihue, Kapaa, Poipu, Kahala or Princeville. Travel to the airport comfortably in an air-conditioned shuttle with direct pickup from your hotel. This service is available 24 hours a day to accommodate your travel plans. Please note that you must select a hotel that coincides with the areas listed in the Itinerary section below.
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  • 30 minutes
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Conceptual and Surreal Wave Photography on Kauai

Conceptual and Surreal Wave Photography on Kauai

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Want to do something fun and exciting on your vacation? Well then, come join me for a fun photographic whimsical and surreal Wave Photography adventure here in Tulum? Sure I do weddings and all the events other photographers do, but my specialty is Wave adventure photography! Let's arrive at a breathtaking location, like one of the beautiful beaches of Kauai or a location of your choosing and make beautiful pictures together! I have inside local knowledge of all the must see locations here on the garden isle which are hidden from the eyes of most visitors! Exact location will depend on abilities of group and weather, so contact us directly if you have questions? With this reservation you will receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, possibly more if you write a review about your experience in a timely manner, then you will have a link sent to you where you can have access to all the Photos for a small fee..Please remember to confirm your reservation in advance!
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  • 2 hours
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Private 6 hour Tour of Kauai North Shore with Local Guide

Private 6 hour Tour of Kauai North Shore with Local Guide

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This private tour makes it easy to see the natural wonders of Kauai’s lush north shore, all without renting a car. Soak up the views and learn about the island’s history and legends while your driver handles the roads, stopping to explore must-see sites like Hanalei Bay, Tunnels surf beach, Wailua Falls, and the Kilauea Lighthouse. Plus, visit a sacred Hindu monastery tucked into the slope of a volcano—a place that most visitors don't know about.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: North & East Shores

Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: North & East Shores

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Make the most of your time on Kauai with a private tour tailored to suit your interests. Select from an East and North Shore itinerary or a tour of the island’s West and South Shores. Your private guide takes you to numerous local highlights, including charming towns, the best beaches, secluded waterfalls, and other natural attractions.
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Private Airplane Tour in Kauai

Private Airplane Tour in Kauai

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This aerial sightseeing tour of Kauai provides unobstructed views through large windows aboard a high-wing aircraft. Spend about an hour in the air and soak up Kauai's stunning beauty from the window seat of a privately chartered plane, with commentary provided by the pilot. Along with cascading waterfalls you’ll fly above the rugged Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon.
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  • 1 hour
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Kapaa - Sleeping Giant Hiking Tour

Kapaa - Sleeping Giant Hiking Tour

Nounou Mountain Sleeping Giant Hike This is one of the most satisfying hikes in all Kaua’i with ready rewards all along the way. On the lower reaches you will go through one of the largest groves on Kaua’i of stately Cook Island pines growing on the western flanks of this charming mountain. To name a few, bird watch for Brazilian cardinals, shama and melodious laughing thrushes. Shade is the rule with great vistas from the ridges over Kapa’a, with the possibility on a clear day to see the distant island of Oahu to the Southeast. The reward at the end, panoramic views of the hinterland of the Wailua Homestead and the awe-inspiring fluted ridges of Mount Wai’ale’ale draped in the clouds beyond. At the summit we will pause and lunch.
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  • 3 hours
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Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams and Hike
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Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams and Hike

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Embark into the heart of the Kauai jungle on a kayaking and hiking adventure. You'll paddle along the Wailua River, then continue another mile on foot to a spectacular 100-foot-tall waterfall. A picnic lunch awaits you, as well as ample time to cool off in a local swimming hole and savor the surrounding valley's lush rainforest scenery, such as tropical plants and streams. Your guide will offer plenty of details about the Wailua Valley, including its unique botanical offerings and the ancient cultures who thrived here, throughout the day.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Kauai Yoga on the Beach

Kauai Yoga on the Beach

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Invigorate your mind and body with a 1.5-hour beach yoga session in Kauai. Practice right on the sand of glorious Kapaa beach with a friendly, certified instructor, letting the gentle ocean waves and balmy island air inspire guided breathing and stretching. Conclude this morning class with a brief meditation for perfect balance. Namaste.
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  • 1 hour
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Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Audio Driving Tour

Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Audio Driving Tour

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Combine the convenience of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent travel. This app-based audio tour leads you to some of Kauai's most impressive forests and waterfalls, as well as ancient Hawaiian temples. Enjoy turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for and where to explore and interesting stories and legends that bring the landscape to life.
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  • 2 days
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Opaeka'a falls, Tree Tunnel, Poipu Coast, Spouting Horn, Historic Koloa Town

Opaeka'a falls, Tree Tunnel, Poipu Coast, Spouting Horn, Historic Koloa Town

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See some of the most stunning natural features of Kaui on this tour. You'll start at the Opaeka'a Waterfall and Wailua River Overlook, followed by a trip through a tea tunnel straight to the powerful Spouting Horn, a seafront geyser that shoots tall streams of water through the air. Your final stop is Koloa, a charming town founded at the beginning of the state's sugar cane industry.
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  • 3 hours
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Ultimate Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour of Kauai (Na Pali, Waimea), Hawaii

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Ultimate Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour of Kauai (Na Pali, Waimea), Hawaii

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Buckle up for a tropical adventure you’ll never forget! Cruise through lush jungles, walk along pristine beaches, and dive into the history of the beautiful island of Kauai. Learn about the culture and how everything changed when sugar plantations arrived. Hear about clashing cultures and… a failed Russian invasion? No, really! Recommended: Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you reach there, drive to the Visitor Center. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules & opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Sensational Sea Scooter Rentals

Sensational Sea Scooter Rentals

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Using our unique Sensational Sea Scooter allows you to see more of the reef than with traditional swimming. Prepare to dip below the ocean waters to view the ocean's unique sea life. All participants will be supplied with a Sea Scooter. * dry top snorkeling tube, mask, and adjustable fins. (Optional) You will check-in and meet Our Experienced Staff at our Tiki Hut (Kiosk) on the ground level of Harbor Mall. You will pick up and drop off all your rental items at our Kiosk at Harbor Mall all rentals must be returned by 3:45 pm Hawaii time the same day.
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  • 6 hours
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Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Driving Tour app

Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Driving Tour app

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Combine the convenience of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent travel. Simply download the tour of Kauai's famed Waimea Canyon and Na Pali overlook and follow along. The tour includes turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for and where to explore, as well as interesting stories that bring the landscapes to life.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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North Shore Kauai Audio Driving Tour

North Shore Kauai Audio Driving Tour

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Explore Kauai's scenic north shore with Shaka Guide and visit the beautiful beaches, gorgeous hiking trails and even a hidden waterfall. You will love the gripping stories we tell of this unique island. Skip the tour bus and explore Kauai at your own pace for a fraction of the cost. Shaka Guide's North Shore Kauai Tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots! Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Kauai with over 2K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! WHY SHAKA GUIDE: ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 2 days
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Kauai Poipu & Koloa Town Audio Driving Tour

Kauai Poipu & Koloa Town Audio Driving Tour

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The Poipu and Koloa Town Tour takes you on a trip back in time from when ancient Hawaiian villages dotted the area all the way to the sugarcane plantation era. Skip the tour bus and explore Kauai at your own pace for a fraction of the cost. Our app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to historic sites and popular spots while telling you interesting stories along the way. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Kauai with over 2K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! WHY SHAKA GUIDE: ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 2 days
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Family Photography session Kauai

Family Photography session Kauai

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Make sure that you leave Kauai with high quality photographs to remember the trip by. Led by a professional photographer with inside local knowledge of Kauai's hidden gems, this private photography session guarantees beautiful images that are superior to the typical phone snaps.
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  • 2 hours
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Kauai Snorkeling Adventure

Kauai Snorkeling Adventure

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Sea Scooter Snorkeling Adventure, located on one of Kauai’s pristine beaches, will have you snorkeling like a pro. Prepare to snorkel next to a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, glide past a beautiful Butterflyfish, and do not miss the Hawaiian state fish Humuhumu-Nuknuk-Apua’a, a Reef Triggerfish. Using our unique Sea Scooter allows you to see more of the reef than with traditional swimming. Prepare to dip below the ocean waters to view the ocean's unique sea life. All participants will be supplied with a Map of the best snorkeling locations on Kauai, a Sensational Sea Scooter, dry top snorkel tube, mask, and adjustable fins. If you are easily intimated by the vast beautiful ocean, then this is the perfect adventure for you and your family. Having a Sea Scooter by your side will provide you all the confidence you will need for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Kauai.
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  • 6 hours
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Samoan FireKnife Experience On Kaua'i

Samoan FireKnife Experience On Kaua'i

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Located on the island of Kaua'i, in this unique hands-on experience, guests will get to first learn the history and art of Fireknife Dancing, learn the basic moves and see a full demonstration.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private Waimea Canyon 6 hour Tour with Local Guide

Private Waimea Canyon 6 hour Tour with Local Guide

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See why the Waimea Canyon is known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ on a private tour that makes it easy to visit this natural wonder, plus other highlights of Kauai’s south shore. A private driver handles the canyon’s white-knuckle roads so you can relax and enjoy the views. There's also time to stop and swim at one of Kauai’s best beaches and learn how Hawaiian coffee is made at the island’s largest coffee plantation.
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  • 6 hours
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Na Pali Snorkel Adventure

Na Pali Snorkel Adventure

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Discover the spectacular scenery and old Hawaiian legends of the Napali Coast on a half-day snorkeling cruise from Hanalei Bay. Speed through the water and get close to the dramatic emerald cliffs, beaches and sea caves on a rigid-hull inflatable raft while a captain shares the history and myths of this rugged coast, accessible only by boat. Splash into protected, crystal-clear waters to snorkel among native fish and coral, and recharge with a sandwich lunch back on board.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores

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See the Best of Kauai's south and west shores on this private tour! You'll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary with the help of your friendly guide, who'll take you to picturesque beaches, waterfalls and wildlife reserves. Depending ont he size of your group and the availability, experience Kauai in our luxury sedans, SUVs or Mercedes Sprinters.
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  • 6 hours
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Kauai Private Tour : Waimea Canyon and Southside

Kauai Private Tour : Waimea Canyon and Southside

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Spend a full day exploring Kauai’s sunny south shore on a private tour that fits in all the highlights, from Hanapepe town and Spouting Horn blowhole to the magnificent Waimea Canyon and the Kalalau Lookout. You can ditch the guidebook and let your personal guide for the day design an itinerary just for your group, whether you want to take photos, swim at the best beaches, or learn about Kauai's history.
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  • 8 hours
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Na Pali Coast Super Raft Adventure

Na Pali Coast Super Raft Adventure

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Operating on the most advanced and capable raft on Kaua'i, the brand new Kauai Voyager I, we are able to accommodate guests like no other. Our tour bring us right up close to the majestic cliffs and private beaches of the Na Pali Coast as well as into epic sea saves. We offer a smooth ride with individual seating and a full restroom while still having full access to the Na Pali Coast's spectacular features. *Please note that water activities such as snorkeling, sea caves, etc. are WEATHER PERMITTING but done on a vast majority of our tours.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$195.00
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