Bicycle down a canyon, visit movie sites, or maybe get married.
Whatever the goal of a Kauai vacation, there is a package ready to
fill the need. Below is a sampling of some of the packages
available through operators on Kauai.
Hawaii Helicopters. Sample Package: The Garden Isle Special,
priced at $135 per person, is a 45-minute flightseeing tour that
includes views of the Waialeale Crater and its 2,000-foot
waterfalls; the Waimea Canyon -- "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific;"
the Na Pali Coast, and Nurse's Beach, featured in the movie musical
"South Pacific." Contact: (800) 367-7095.
Hanalei Sea Tours. Sample Package: Kipu Kai Whale
Watch/Snorkel/Picnic by catamaran or rigid-hull raft, priced at $80
per adult ($60 for children) includes a narrated humpback
whalewatching and sightseeing cruise along the inaccessible (by
land) southeast shore of Kauai, vessels equipped with hydrophones
to listen to whale songs, swim/snorkel stop (snorkel gear included)
at secluded Kipu Kai Bay and a picnic lunch. Departs Mondays
through Saturdays. Contact: (800) 733-7997.
Kayak Kauai Outbound. Sample Package: Half-day guided Hanalei
River National Wildlife Refuge & Bay snorkeling tour, priced at
$55 per person, including snorkel gear. In addition to these and
other tours, the operator offers surfboarding lessons and kayak
rentals. Contact: (800) 437-3507; e-mail [email protected] The
Web site is planet-Hawaii.com/outbound/.
Outfitters Kauai. Sample Package: Canyon to Coast Downhill Bike
Ride, priced at $65 per person, includes continental breakfast,
drinks, a guide and transportation. The ride is a 13 mile downhill
cruise from Waimea Canyon to Kauai's westside beaches. Contact:
Smith's Tropical Paradise. Sample Wedding Package: Evening
Candle and Torchlight Wedding at Fern Grotto, priced at $1,075,
based on maximum of 20 guests/passengers, includes a private boat
to Fern Grotto with entertainers, minister and professional
photographer. Optional features, such as a video, are also
available at additional cost. Contact: (808) 821-6887 or fax
wedding specifications to (808) 822-4520.
South Seas Tours and Hawaii Movie Tours. Sample Package: Grand
Estate Tour, priced at $245 per person, combines helicopter, van
and motor launch sightseeing, to famous movie sites on the island.
Movies filmed on Kauai have included "South Pacific" and "Jurassic
Park." The five-hour van tour may be booked by itself, for $85,
through Hawaii Movie Tours. Contact: South Seas Tours (800)
367-2914 or Hawaii Movie Tours (800) 628-8432.