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Hop On & Off Tour

Kauai Highlights

Check the Kauai Highlights off of Your Bucket List on Our Hop on Hop off Kauai Tour!

Embark on a captivating journey through Kauai’s rich history with our 20-mile scenic Hop on hop off Kauai Tour. Experience the birthplace and cherished playground of the esteemed kings, immersing yourself in the local heritage that has shaped this remarkable destination.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guides will provide live narration, sharing fascinating stories and insights. Prepare to be enthralled by the untouched natural beauty that graces this enchanting region.

Enjoy the freedom to customize your itinerary, as our tour allows you to hop on and hop off at your leisure, enabling you to stop at nine locations and explore captivating places of interest in Kauai’s historically significant area!

Our stops include: Lydgate Beach, Smiths River Cruise to the Fern Grotto, Smith’s Tropical Paradise Botanical Garden, local shopping, Kilohana Plantation, Kilohana Plantation Railway, Koloa Rum Company with free tasting.

Please keep in mind that extra charges apply for access to some of the stops listed above. The following locations required advanced booking to guarantee a spot: Kilohana Planation Railway, Koloa Rum tasting, Smith’s River Cruise

Why Choose This Tour?

Travel back in time & learn first hand the history of Kauai and the sugarcane industry, see over 50 fruits and vegetables with a stop at the farm yard to be greeted by herds of wild pigs, sheep, goats and an occasional horse & donkey at Kilohana Plantation!

Explore the Kilohana Plantation Mansion and take advantage of the free rum tasting!

Experience the best shopping, restaurants, cocktails, Kauai Ocean Discovery, Kauai Society of Artists, live music, Hawaiian cultural entertainment, and free WiFi at Kukui Grove Shopping Mall!

Swim and frolic at Lydgate Beach, a great family beach for swimming and picnicking, hiking or just relaxing!

Enjoy live Hawaiian music & song while learning the hula at the Wailua River Marina

Explore the quiet serene atmosphere of this beautiful garden on "The Coconut Coast”, AKA Smith Tropical Paradise Botanical Garden

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Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

$40 per person


Departure time

Every hour on the hour. Please keep in mind starting departure times are based on the arrival and departure schedules of cruise ships. Refer to the booking schedule for the most up-to-date information


Meeting point

Shuttle pick up from Nawiliwili Harbor to Kukui Grove Mall
Pick-up hop-on bus at Kukui Grove Center


Availability

Year-round, cruise ship days only
Check our booking calendar for the schedule


Duration

1 hour, 20-mile loop


Group size

Up to 85 people


Included

  • Transportation from Kukui Grove Center to eight attractions
  • Narrated Tour
  • Air conditioned bus

Not included

  • Water
  • Food
  • Gratuity

What to bring

  • Water
  • Sun hat
  • Sunblock
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bathing suit and towel if you plan to stop and swim at Lydgate Beach
  • Cash for incidentals & gratuity

Stops along the Route

1. KUKUI GROVE SHOPPING MALL – Shopping at its best, Restaurants, Cocktails, Food Court, Kauai Ocean Discovery, Kauai Society of Artists, Live Music, Hawaiian Cultural Entertainment, FREE WIFI and so much more.


2. KILOHANA PLANTATION – Plantation Railway Tour, travel back in time & learn first hand the history of Kauai and the sugarcane industry. Traveling by tropical forests and plantation era houses. See over 50 fruits and vegetables with a stop at the farm yard to be greeted by herds of wild pigs, sheep, goats and an occasional horse & donkey. *Requires separate admission.
Free Rum Tasting at Koloa Rum Co. Enjoy the legendary rum of the bygone era at Koloa free rum tasting room.
Kilohana Plantation Mansion – Explore the most expensive plantation home built on Kauai. Gift shop, galleries, dining at Gaylord’s Restaurant, cocktails at Mahiko Lounge including Kauai’s famous Mai Tai

Kilohana Plantation – kilohanakauai.com/


3. Kauai Museum -Exhibits on the history of Kauai. *Requires separate admission

Kauai Museum – kauaimuseum.org/

  • Mon-Fri (9am-4pm)
  • Sat (9am-2pm)
  • Closed Sunday
  • General admission ($15)
  • Senior 65+ ($12)
  • Student 8-17 ($10)
  • under 7 (Free)

4. Kauai Beer Company – House brews & global comfort eats, plus ciders & wines, are presented in simple, relaxed environs.

4. Kauai Beer Co. – kauaibeer.com/


5. Wailua Golf Course *Must have pre scheduled tee-time; requires separate admission.

Wailua Golf Course – kauai.gov/Government/Departments-Agencies/Parks/Golf#section-6

  • Open everyday
  • Tee time required
  • 18 holes weekdays ($80) Twilight after 2pm ($45)
  • 18 Holes weekends ($100) Twilight after 2pm ($50)
  • Motorized cart 18 holes ($24) 9 holes ($14)
  • Pull cart 18 holes ($7) 9 holes ($5)
  • Club rentals 18 holes ($40) 9 holes (30)
  • Driving range full bucket ($6) half bucket ($3)

6. LYDGATE BEACH -Protected calm waters, lifeguard and varieties of fish makes this a perfect beach for snorkeling. This beach is a great family beach for swimming and picnicking, hiking or just relaxing..

Lydgate Beach / Mamahune’s Tiki Bar & Restaurant – mamahunes.com/

  • Mamahune’s is a retro-inspired tiki bar and restaurant that offers contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and picturesque views of Kauai’s Wailua Bay. Located poolside at HGI Kauai.

7. SMITH’S FERN GROTTO – WAILUA RIVER MARINA – Fern grotto river cruise, a journey of songs & stories of ancient Hawaii. Enjoy live Hawaiian music & song while learning the Hula. Enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush fern grotto. *Requires Separate Admission

Smith’s Fern Grotto River Cruise – smithskauai.com/fern-grotto/

  • River Cruise 1hr 20 min
  • Mon-Fri( 9:30 11:00 2:00 3:30)
  • General Admission ($30) Kids under 12 ($15)

8. SMITH TROPICAL PARADISE BOTANICAL GARDEN – Explore the quiet serene atmosphere of this beautiful garden on “The Coconut Coast” where peacocks and tropical birds thrive in the lush garden. *Requires separate admission

Smith’s Tropical Paradise Botanical Garden – smithskauai.com/tropical-paradise-garden/

  • Garden open MON WED FRI 8:30-4pm
  • General Admission ($10) kids under 12 ($5)

9. KOA STORE – Kauai-made affordable Koa wood gifts

Koa store – thekoastore.com

  • Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Sun 10am-5pm

10. KAPAIA STITCHERY – Quit Shop featuring Hawaiian Prints ; Locally Made Crafts, Custom made Aloha Shirts

KAPAIA STITCHERY – kapaiastitchery.com

  • Mon-Sat 9am-3pm
  • Closed sunday

11. RED HIBISCUS GIFTS & CLOTHING – gift & souvenier store featuring locally produced items

  • Open everyday 9am-7pm
  • Discounts depending on money spent

What You’ll See & Do

Travel our 20-mile scenic Kauai Historic Tour and take in the local history of the birthplace and playground of the kings. Our stops include snorkel beaches, shopping areas, historic sights, Botanical Gardens, historic sugar cane plantation, train ride, Smith Clark’s Tropical Paradise, Wailua River, boating and kayaking, rum tasting as well as spectacular scenery. Please keep in mind that extra charges apply for access to some of the stops listed above.

Travel the ancient trail of the Alii (Kings) of ancient Hawaii where the royalty lived and played. Enjoy live narration from your tour guide and take in the natural Hawaiian beauty of this unique area.

Hop on and hop off as many times as you want throughout your day as you explore five places of interest along Kauai Clark’s exciting and beautiful historic area.

Our stops include: Lydgate Beach, Smiths River Cruise to the Fern Grotto, Smith’s Tropical Paradise Botanical Garden, local shopping, Kilohana Plantation, Kilohana Plantation Railway, Koloa Rum Company with free tasting.

Good To Know

No food or drinks are included on this tour nor is bringing and eating your own food allowed while on the bus. Due to this we highly recommend all of our guests eat prior to going on the tour.

Drinking water is allowed but you must bring your own water.

It will come as no surprise to all that Hawaii is a sunny place, so we also highly encourage wearing sun protection, a sun hat as well as comfortable shoes to provide the most comfortable experience, sans the sunburn!

The entire tour is a 20-mile loop, which is an hour without hopping off.

If you choose to hop off, your driver will inform you where and when to be there to hop back on.

The hop on hop off shuttle is non-refundable.

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