- 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
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.
We had a great time, always felt safe and informed, thanks to Hollywood our guide. Thrills and laughs and great suggestions for our time on Kauia. Hey Hollywood, I got me a shiny Spork.
Great guides. Knew the aria made it lots of fun.
The tour was fantastic. I highly recommend this great family friendly adventure.
I loved this so much!! And being a plus size women I was scared to do this! But the staff is so friendly and out guide Eric was the best! And the tubing was so fun it goes fast and slow and has one hump in it! It was so worth doing! I would do it again in a heart beat!
It was a great day. Dreyke was a wonderful guide. Good for all ages. Probably should avoid if have back problems though.
We had so much fun on this Tubing trip. The guides were fantastic very knowledgeable about the island.
This is a must do for anyone visiting Kauai!! Eric made our trip fun, entertaining, safe, and educational. We went on other tours while visiting the island however, when we return, this is the only one that we will definitely do again AND we'll tell all our friends to sign up and take this tour back through time!!
This was a lot of fun, interesting history of the plantation, and fun event. Worth doing and a fun day.
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!
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!