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$137.60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Na Pali Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise

To begin your cruise, make your way to the Port Allen marina center in the afternoon, where you’ll hop aboard a 65-foot (20-meter) power catamaran and set off around Kauai to the Na Pali Coast, stretching for 16 miles (26 km) along the island’s northwestern shore. A spectacular landscape of towering, jagged cliffs plunging into emerald valleys and the blue expanse of the Pacific, the Na Pali Coast is inaccessible by car, so the best way to see it is from the water.   One of the fastest touring boats on Kauai, your catamaran offers comfortable seating both inside and out, with a mix of deck space and open-air cabins. Soak up the scenery as your captain takes you along the coast, and keep an eye out for marine life such as spinner dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. On board, enjoy provided drinks, appetizers, and dinner.  Expect to get wet, and bring a lightweight jacket. The landscape will change with the setting sun, as the slanting light bathes the cliffs in the rosy hues of sunset. Buffet Dinner Menu Pupu Platter: Cheese, Cold Cut Meats & Crackers Vegetable platter: Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cucumber with Homemade Ranch and Hummus dip Kalua pork and island fish tacos, beans, flour and corn tortillas, salad mix, cheese, sour cream, homemade salsa and guacamole, along with corn chips Homemade Chocolate Chip and Ginger Molasses Cookies Beverages include: Beer, Wine, Mai Tai’s, Margaritas, Champagne, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices

$140 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight

Climb aboard the new Australian- made GA8 Airvan airplane for a personalized deluxe tour of the most beautiful landscape in the world – the Hawaiian island of Kauai! The GA8 Airvan is the ideal plane for touring Kauai's skies. It holds a maximum of six people for an intimate experience and was specifically designed for observational flights – it has a high wing design, large windows for optimal photo-taking opportunities, and a slow, stable cruising speed of 125-135 knots.Soar through the Waimea Canyon before catching your breath as the majestic cathedral spires of the Na Pali are suddenly beneath you. Fly alongside the ridgeline behind the lovely Hanalei Bay, and travel south to see the numerous waterfalls of Hanalei Valley, as well as the crater below Kauai’s Mt Wai`ale`ale. In the winter months, you may even spot whales. As you fly, your experienced pilot will share with you the rich history and mythical lore of Kauai. Against a background of Hawaiian slack-key music, your state-of-the-art, noise-canceling Bose headset allows for open communication throughout the flight between you and your pilot. Feel free to ask any questions, ask to spend extra time in areas that interest you most or ask to revisit that last waterfall for the best photograph you've ever taken!You’ll hear expert agricultural commentary from the chief operating pilot and research scientist. At approximately 65-70 minutes, this safe and thrilling experience is the ultimate air tour of the Garden Island.Please note: Port pickup provided ONLY if customers contact supplier ahead of time

$114.69 Outdoor Activities

Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

You'll enjoy unmatched comfort and superb views from spacious, deluxe big window Premier Mini coaches as you tour the famous fern grotto, cruise the Wailua River and enjoy picture-postcard views of Kauai's natural attractions.This highly personalized scenic Waimea Canyon Kauai tour is fully narrated by specially trained driver/guides and features many stops to allow you to get the most from your day.It's an experience you'll long remember! SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS: Hanapepe Lookout Waimea Canyon Spouting Horn South coast Poipu Resort drive-through View Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria's profile and Nawiliwili Harbor Cruise the Wailua River (Cruise fare included) Fern Grotto Coco Palms Grove, Birth Stone Opaekaa Falls

$145 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

Experience the magnificence of Kauai from the air in our GA-8 Airvan!  Specifically designed for aerial sightseeing, it's able to fly safely at a slower pace for optimal viewing and photography. The Airvan is recognized for its huge bubble windows and smooth ride and comfortable seating. Some of the sites you may see include: Kipu Kai (Baby Napali) Menehune Fishpond (Raiders of the Lost Arc was filmed) Secluded Mahaulepu Beach Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees Manawaiopuna Waterfall also known as Jurassic Falls Captain Cooks Landing in Old Waimea town Breathtaking Waimea Canyon (Grand Canyon of the Pacific) Magnificent Napali Coastline Waterfalls, waterfalls, and more waterfalls Lumahai Beach (Movie South Pacific was filmed) Hanalei Bay and Hanalei Valley Kilauea Lighthouse Mokuaeae Island (Northern most point of the Hawaiian Islands) Waialeale Crater (one of the wettest spots on Earth) Anahola Mountain Range (King Kong's Profile) Wailua Falls (Fantasy Island was filmed) Opaekaa Falls

$56.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner

Your journey begins in the early evening at Kauai’s Kilohana Plantation with craft demonstrations and Hawaiian games. You’ll have the option to ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway (additional cost), the first new railroad built in Kauai in nearly 100 years.Then, witness a traditional imu ceremony, where one of your main courses (pork) is unearthed from an underground oven. You can also order some yummy tropical drinks at the bar (own expense). You’ll then be treated to a scrumptious buffet dinner of lomi-lomi salmon, pork, ono and teriyaki chicken with vegetables and salads. Top it off with some fresh tropical fruit and dessert.After dinner, head to your seats in the Luau Pavilion and watch a colorful performance of traditional Polynesian dancers, fire twirlers and knife dancers. Watch as they paint a vivid story of the journey of the first Tahitian voyagers to the Hawaiian Islands, displaying their hardship, drama and finally triumph. Sit back, relax and become immersed in the state-of-the-art media system and stage design.At the end of the show, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos with the cast!

$169.61 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

The best way to see the spectacular scenery of the Na Pali Coast is from the water. This tour departs from Port Allen every morning for this snorkeling and sailing adventure. Meet your friendly captain and crew, then climb aboard a 50-foot sailing catamaran and settle in among spacious sun decks or an open-air cabin. Enjoy breakfast on-board as you make your way along the dramatic coastline of jagged, 4,000-foot (over 1,200 meters) cathedral spires, dotted with sea caves and waterfalls. Keep an eye out for passing marine life, such as dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April only). When the winds are favorable, your crew will hoist the sails for a thrilling wind-powered ride. Weather permitting, you’ll stop at a calm spot and splash into the clear, warm waters to snorkel. Get an up-close look at Kauai’s amazing underwater world and swim with brightly colored tropical fish. When hunger strikes, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch while you soak up the island sun and breathtaking scenery. Expect to get wet and bring a lightweight jacket. Continental Breakfast: Assorted Fresh Baked Pastries and Mixed Tropical Fruit Platter Beverages Include: Hot Tea, Coffee, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices Gourmet Deli-Style Buffet Lunch: Assorted Fresh Baked Bread Select Deli Meats and Cheeses: Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Salami, Swiss and Cheddar Condiments & Vegetables: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sprouts, Carrots, Pickles, Pepperoncini, Onions, Black Olives and Cucumber Italian Style Penne Pasta Salad with Assorted Vegetables and Homemade Pesto Vegetable Platter: Carrot Sticks, Celery Sticks, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cucumber with Homemade Ranch and Hummus dip Homemade Chocolate Chip and Ginger Molasses Cookies Beverages Include: Beer, Wine, Water, Assorted Soft Drinks and Island Juices