Hanalei Bay Tours

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One of Kauai’s most beautiful stretches of water, Hanalei Bay is a hub for watersports on the island’s north shore.

Flanked by idyllic stretches of beach and backed by mountains, the bayside town of Hanalei is filled with shops renting kayaks, sailing boats, surfboards.

Come here to soak up the rays on the beach, dip your toe in the water, take a stroll on the pier or bring a picnic to enjoy on the sand.

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Hanalei Bay is on the northern coast of Kauai, reached via State Highway 56 from Lihue.

Location
Address: Weke Road, Hanalei 96714, USA
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Admission: Free
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Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight

Choose 1 passenger when booking to see your pricing options on this bird’s-eye view of Kauai’s spectacular scenery with a deluxe air tour! Marvel at natural wonders like the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Hanalei Bay and tropical waterfalls. Soar over the Garden Island in an aircraft specially designed for sightseeing as your pilot provides narration through high-tech headsets during the 1-hour flight.
  • Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
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$140.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
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$140.00 USD

Kauai: Hawaii Movie Tours

See the Garden Island through a filmmaker’s lens on this full-day tour of Kauai’s most famous movie locations. Travel aboard a comfortable minibus to the beaches, towns, waterfalls and lookout points that you may recognize from movies like ‘Blue Hawaii,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Castaway’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’ Watch clips on board the bus, and then compare the Hollywood scenes to the breathtaking beauty right before your eyes.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$122.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$122.00 USD

Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure

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 knowledgeable private guide will take you to numerous local highlights, including charming towns, the best beaches, secluded waterfalls, and other natural attractions.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$269.80 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$269.80 USD

Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson - Private & Group Lessons

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$78.12 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$78.12 USD

Kauai Learn to Surf Semi-Private Lessons

Not only is Hanalei Bay on Kauai one of the most beautiful spots in Hawaii, but it’s also one of Kauai’s best places for first learning how to surf. On this private Kauai surf lesson, your expert instructor will teach you how to paddle and pop up on waves, and will have you up and riding faster than you ever thought was possible. With the sun on your shoulders and the green mountains in front of you, you’ll experience the thrill, joy, and beauty of surfing on Kauai.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$208.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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$208.00 USD

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

Soar over the entire Garden Island for unforgettable views on this air tour of Kauai. From aboard an aircraft designed for sightseeing, soak up breathtaking views of natural attractions like Waimea Canyon, Opaekaa Falls, the rugged Na Pa Coast, and Mt Waialeale — the wettest spot on earth. Your experienced pilot will provide informative narration during the thrilling 70-minute flight.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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$145.00 USD

Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

Explore the natural beauty of Kauai with a combo hiking and kayaking adventure on the Wailua River. Enjoy a leisurely paddle down this sacred river surrounded by lush tropical scenery, and then disembark for a guided nature hike to a waterfall. Refuel with a picnic lunch, and then take a dip in the refreshing waters of the pool at the base of the falls. No kayaking experience is necessary — just bring your sense of adventure! Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$88.59 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Best of Kauai Land & Helicopter Combo Tour from Oahu

Visit Hawaii’s ‘Garden Island’ on a full-day tour from Waikiki to Kauai that includes a 50 to 55-minute helicopter tour above the Na Pali Coast, Hanapepe Valley, and Waimea Canyon. You’ll see towering waterfalls, pristine beaches, and tropical jungle, as well as film sites from popular movies. This full-day Kauai tour includes all ground transport, round-trip flights from Oahu, and lunch at a famous tiki-themed restaurant, and it’s limited to 9 people for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$685.28 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$685.28 USD

Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Explore the tropical waters of the Hanalei River and Hanalei Bay on this guided kayak and snorkeling tour. Paddle through the lush tropical surroundings as you make your way down the Hanalei River out into the open Hanalei Bay, where you can glimpse the famous cliffs of Makana Peak (also known as Bali Hai). Snorkel through the marvelous underwater world of the Bay Reef Lagoon, home to sea turtles and brightly colored tropical fish.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$98.99 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$98.99 USD

Private Kauai North Shore Tour

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$135.20 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$135.20 USD

Best of Kauai Tour by Land, River, and optional Air

Spend a whole day exploring the best of Kauai’s beauty and culture on a tour combining land, water, and aerial sightseeing. Skip the car rental and let a local driver and guide show you the Garden Isle’s top sights, from romantic Hanalei Bay and the Kilauea Lighthouse to a bird sanctuary and historic sugar cane plantations. Catch a boat up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto for a traditional hula show, and upgrade to soar over the entire island on a fixed-wing airplane tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$155.21 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai

Soar over Kauai aboard a vintage biplane for unmatched aerial views of the Garden Island! On a 70-minute flight, get a bird’s-eye perspective on Kauai’s diverse topography and amazing natural attractions. Fly above the Waimea Canyon, Hanalei Bay, Mt Waialeale, cascading waterfalls, white sandy beaches and more while your expert pilot provides narration on the island’s history and geography.
  • Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
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$525.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
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$525.00 USD

Kauai Movie Adventure

Step into the scenes of some of your favorite island blockbusters with this full-day movie tour of Kauai. Visit the picturesque filming locations of hits like 'Jurassic Park,' 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' and 'South Pacific,' and watch clips onboard a comfortable coach to compare the Hollywood versions with the real-life backdrops right before your eyes. Along the way, stop for lunch and see many of Kauai's most famous and beautiful spots including Opaeka'a Falls, Hanalei Pier, Kapaa Town, and Ahukini Landing.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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$129.61 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Na Pali Snorkel Adventure

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$246.24 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Afternoon Na Pali Sea Cave and Lava Tube Adventure

Experience Kauai’s magnificent Na Pali Coast on a 3-hour afternoon tour conveniently departing from Hanalei Bay on the North Shore. Cruise past towering cathedral spires, emerald valleys, and lava sea caves in a nimble, high-speed raft that allows you to explore up close. Enjoy on-board snacks and hear legends of ancient Hawaiians who once inhabited the coast for an unforgettable adventure.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$213.98 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Drive and Walk Photo Tour

Capture some of the Garden Isle’s most spectacular natural scenery on a guided photo tour of Kauai’s east and north shores. Drive to some of the island’s most inspiring and photogenic landscapes, and get out to explore by foot and set up the perfect angles. Get tips on lighting, composition and technique from a professional photographer so you can return home with a collection of beautiful, frame-worthy images to memorialize your Kauai vacation. Tour size is limited to seven for a more personalized, small-group experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$123.96 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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