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Kauai Backcountry Tubing Adventure

Kauai Backcountry Tubing Adventure

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Wainiha, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

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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Gloves
Headlamp
Tube
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Hanama’ulu, HI

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Location Name: Hanama’ulu, HI Location Address: 3-4131 Kuhio Highway Hanama'ulu, HI 96715 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 5 yrs old
  • Minimum height is 43 inches
  • Participants must weigh a maximum of 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • OPERATED BY MC&A
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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close to lihue resorts, great guides...
sarah w
, Sep 2016
close to lihue resorts, great guides, water not as cold as you'd think refreshing on a hot day
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This was one of the highlights of our...
Kenneth E
, Aug 2016
This was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide Johnny and the others were very entertaining and informative. It was a unique experience we will never forget. Don't miss it!
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This trip was amazing and so much fun...
Lee Ann G
, Jul 2016
This trip was amazing and so much fun. The guides were great. So glad we made it part of our trip to Kauai.
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This is a fun trip that you will...
Steven L
, Jul 2016
This is a fun trip that you will remember forever. Your guides are great and the experience is enhanced by them with stories and tunes. I would say that this is a must do when you come to the island.
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tour guides did an outstanding job. My...
Francis A
, Jul 2016
tour guides did an outstanding job. My grandsons tube deflated and they were right on the spot to get him into their tube and made him feel safe.
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Had a very enjoyable time. Our guides...
Dave P
, Jul 2016
Had a very enjoyable time. Our guides were great and assisted with al of our needs, Would love to go back and do it again.
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We had a great time, always felt safe...
Warren T
, Jun 2016
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.
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The tour was fantastic. I highly...
Hal C
, Jun 2016
The tour was fantastic. I highly recommend this great family friendly adventure.
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I loved this so much!! And being a plus...
kass
, Jun 2016
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!
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This is definitely a low-key adventure...
Jeff
, Jun 2016
This is definitely a low-key adventure, but it's worth doing if you're looking for something to do. We were there when the water was high, and it was still really slow. It's a super laid-back activity, would be good for either children or older adults. It happened to be raining when we were there and there was a lot of complaining about it being cold, so be prepared to be chilly.
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