- Easy- to moderate-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
What You Can Expect
When you arrive, you’ll receive your tube. Following a brief safety orientation, it’s time to finally get wet! The flowing current that originates near the top of Mt Waialeale—one of the wettest spots in the world— gently carries you through the tropical waterways. The calm waters don't require paddling, making it an easy ride for most fitness levels. For close to an hour, you’ll zip in and out of tunnels, including one that’s almost a mile (1.6 km) long. Flip on your headlamp to examine the hand-dug tunnels and consider the labor that went into creating the waterways across the 17,000-acre (6,880-hectare) plantation.
Following your relaxing ride, get back on solid ground to enjoy a 45-minute lunch amidst the remote beauty of Kauai’s backcountry. Your picnic may include pita sandwiches, chips, cookies, and cold drinks. Take a dip in a natural swimming hole to cool off before saying goodbye to a seldom explored side of one of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands.
What a great tour! Even with rain this was so much fun - good for all ages. Tour guides Eric and George were some of the best we have ever experienced anywhere. The history of the tubing is also fascinating. We learned lots about the Garden Isle, the ranch the tubing is on - and some great recommendations on food. We tried them all and they were right on! Kauai Backcountry know what they are doing.
Absolutely loved this - so much fun. Definitely bring along a wetsuit or rash vest if you have one - the water is really cold!