Tour code: 3087TUBING
Take a wet ride through a historic backcountry setting on this 3-hour Kauai tubing adventure. Hop aboard an inner tube and float down a network of irrigation canals that run through a 200-year-old sugar plantation. Relax on calm stretches and prepare to get wet as you splash down flumes and through tunnels. After your ride, enjoy a refreshing swim in a natural pool and recharge with a picnic lunch surrounded by lush tropical scenery.


  • Tubing excursion through Lihue Plantation and lunch in Kauai’s backcountry
  • Learn the history of Lihue Plantation’s tropical waterway, engineered and built circa 1870
  • Float down man-made ditches, tunnels and flumes never before open to the public
  • Travel in and out of tunnels, one of which is up to a mile (1.6 km) long
  • Refuel with a picnic-style lunch near an enchanting natural water hole

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What You Can Expect

Kauai Backcountry Tubing Adventure

Backcountry Tubing in Kauai

Discover a seldom-seen part of Kauai from aboard an inner tube on this backcountry adventure. Choose from four different departure times to suit your schedule, then make your way to Hanamaulu to meet your guide. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, and gear up with a provided helmet, headlamp and gloves. 

Ride in an off-road vehicle through the tropical island interior while learning about the history of the 200-year-old Lihue Plantation; now shuttered, it was one of the first sugar plantations in Hawaii. You’ll arrive at an extensive network of irrigation canals that crisscross the 17,000-acre (6,880-hectare) plantation. These ditches and tunnels were dug by hand in the 1870s and have only recently been opened to the public.

After a safety briefing, climb aboard an inner tube and set out on the gentle currents of the waterways. No paddling is required, so the ride is suitable for all fitness levels. Sit back and relax through lazy open stretches and exciting flumes, and switch on your headlamp as you pass through dark tunnels as long as 1 mile (1.6 km).

At the end of your ride, refuel with a picnic lunch and enjoy the lush, historic setting of the plantation. If you like, cool off with a swim in a natural pool before the return drive to the departure point.

Please Note: When making your booking, please put all passenger weights in the ‘special requirements’ section. If you have children in your group, please specify their ages in this section as well.

Customer Reviews

Jerry P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a lot of fun, interesting history of the plantation, and fun event. Worth doing and a fun day.

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great time! You are Floating down an old irrigation channel and through 5 tunnels on an old sugar cane plantation which is on private land. The guides were great and very knowledgeable. The one guide played a ukulele and sang as we floated down which was a nice bonus. After the float you dry off and relax as you eat lunch at a pavilion and have the option to throw horseshoes, corn hole, volleyball or just check out the scenery. Definitely worth it!

Jennifer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is a must do and a must do with Erick! He made the entire tour and was such a great experience. We cant wait to go again and do this with our kids!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was great! Tuber Dan was so much fun to be with. Everyone on the team was attentive and good to be wit

Cynthia B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

You tube down an irrigation ditch and thru lava tubes. My mother, wife and I enjoyed the whole trip.

John J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Had a great time, very different experience, would recommend it to all, including us seniors 62 and 65

Thomas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

One of the best things that we have done in a long time. My wife has knee problems and she was still able to do this trip. The guides were very informative and helpful. Highly recommend to anyone coming to Kauai.

Julia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience. Easy to book. Well organized, good food, lots of fun. Would definitely do again!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The guides were amazing with our two kids. Highly recommend this tour to families!

Debbie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Don't do it if you are after thrills and chills. There is nothing scary about it. It would be appropriate for families, The staff was friendly and professional. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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