Kauai's North Shore is filled with beautiful beaches, scenic hiking trails and picturesque resort towns. On this tour, you can snorkel at a beach surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, visit a scenic waterfall, check out a lighthouse and bird sanctuary, or explore a historic garden
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Snorkel at Anini or Tunnels Beach (past Hanalei)
• Visit the resort towns of Princeville and Hanalei
• Explore Limahuli Gardens
• Hike Okolehao Trail
• Hike the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast (past Hanalei)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kapa’a and Princeville
Direction: Loop, ending where you began
*VERY IMPORTANT* Entry to Haena State Park is limited and advanced reservations for all vehicles, walk-in entries, and shuttle riders are required. You can make reservations up to 30 days in advance at www.gohaena.com. PLEASE NOTE: you will NOT be able to drive past Hanelei without an advance reservation. Parking and shuttle reservations are also required and available on the same site.
Even without a reservation, there is still a lot to see on this tour!
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In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the land and culture when you visit.
And remember... when visiting Hawaii, always be sure to be a responsible and safe tourist! Here are 10 Ways to be a Safe and Responsible Traveler in Hawaii.
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
Please pay attention to all parking signs. Parking illegally on the Road to Hana can not only result in a ticket, it is extremely disrespectful to people who need to use this road everyday. The traffic on the road greatly impacts their lives, so you can help do your part by parking legally and adhering to all signs. We’ll advise you on where to park during the tour, and if there are no spots available, just wait for a spot to open up.
Sneakers & hiking clothes
Bathing Suit & sandals
Sun Glasses and/or Hat
Cash (see budget below)
How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs.
$14.99: Shaka Guide’s North Shore Kauai Tour
$15.00 per person: Lunch
$10.00 per person: Kilauea Lighthouse
$20.00 per person: Limahuli Botanical Garden
$5.00 per person: Local snack
$1 for walkers; $5 to park; $15 shuttle reservations (includes entrance fee): Haena State Park Entrance
No, this tour travels west along the north shore of Kauai.
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