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Tubing Adventure - Kauai Backcountry Adventures

There have been 39 reviews written about the Tubing Adventure with Kauai Backcountry Adventures.

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5

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  • Not really a kayaking tour but essentially a tubing tour where you jump in an inner tube and float down miles of a flume system built in the early 1900's.  Float over trestles, through tunnels, through forests and end up at a fresh mountain pool and water fall.  Reserve early, this often books out a month or more in advance. 
  • Departs in Hanamaiulu about 15 minutes from the airport.
  • Daily:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 3 hours
  • Gloves, headlamps and tubes.
  • 18 guests with 3 guides.
  • 'Build-your-own' Deli Sandwich lunch.
  • Minimum age of 5 years old.
  • Maximum weight limit 300 lbs.

Easily one of the coolest things I did on Kauai! Really relaxing, fun ride. Our only rule: "Have fun and don't say sorry when you bump boats!"

Andrea Divis
Fantastic time, highlight of my trip. Our guide made our experience memorable with his ukelele playing and jokes.

Judith Alderson
Fantastic better than a Disney ride. Wanted to do again. Guides were great were fantastic. Lunch was yummy

Julie DeGarmo
Amazing experience, already recommended it to other tourists we met at a Luau last night.

Eric & Pohoa were fantastic

Deanna Shively
WE LOVE YOU GUYS!! Talk about a fun and relaxing thing to do! The crew is fun, the water is cool, the view is amazing and the food is delicious!!

Kelly Luttrell
Awesome!!! If you go ask for Eric for your guide you won't regret it

Bonnie Ivy
Really enjoyable and good for all ages. Great staff and one of a kind experience in a very unique setting. It's always fun to be on the water but this is easy duty tube riding in fairly gently moving water and the caves make it fun. This is not boring.

al barman
Great trip, great guides.. Hope you get Drake, Isaiah and Rudy. Those guys made the trip fun fro all. Would reccomend this for couples, families and kids. Water was great and the guides were really informative about the island (great places to eat and things to see) Fun time.

Jennifer Mikulka
Tubing was a blast! The staff was very friendly & entertaining. We will so be doing this on our next visit.

Karen Frigo
We all thought this tubing adventure was fantastic. Our guide (Ikaika) was great too.

Jeff OSullivan
Awesome experience. Very relaxing. Thanks too the "Rock" for a memorable experience.

Billy Louvier
The tubing was great, we really wish it had lasted a little longer. Wish we could have got some pictures but they were too expensive.

Denice Farwell
Relaxing and fun! Great guides! Loved it!

Sue W
This tubing adventure was wonderful! The water was refreshing and the guides were awesome! Don't miss your opportunity to do this - great, safe fun while visiting Kauai!!!

Corey Lieber
My family and I enjoyed the float. It was very casual and Drake was very welcoming.

Dave Lott
I highly recommend this tour for singles, couples, and families. I did the tour with my wife and 10 year-old son. The staff is friendly and informative. The lunch provided is great. Kudos to Mallory and Josh, our tour guides.

Stephanie Geer
The tubing adventure with Kauai Backcountry Adventures was awesome! The drive up was beautiful, tubing was an experience of a lifetime. Kai and Darren were awesome guides and provided plenty of entertainment. We would do this again, no doubt about that. Thank you for the memories.

Carly Childers
We had an amazing trip! Our guides Maci and Sierra and Steven were hilarious and so helpful! I can't wait to come back and do it again. It couldn't have been more perfect. The introductions in the van made it so comfortable for everyone so when we bumped tubes later it took the awkwardness out of it. Some people in our group were really scared but the guides made it so much less intimidating and allowed us to relax and enjoy it! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!!!

Miriam Moenich
Loved our tubing trip! We had such a great time and our guides were hilarious (Sierra, Kaylie and Macie). Sean, our driver on the way back, had a lot of information about places to go and things to see. What a wonderful way to spend our day. So glad we decided to include this trip in our stay.

Denise Reckamp
The tubing adventure was totally awesome. We had a great time and learned a lot about Kauai. I noted to go around again!

Laura Penske
Super relaxing and fun activity- book early because tours fill up!

Alan Lewis
Great adventure. Interesting information. Enjoyed the tubing. My only negative is they did not have a pick up from the cruise ship and we had to contact them for a number to get a taxi since they were few and far between at the port. Very thankful for their help in providing the number so we could do the excursion we had booked with them.

Laura Sivertson
Fun, relaxing way to see the back country. However, over priced for the
experience. Lunch was make your own sandwiches, thought it might be authentic
hawaiian food or something worth the money.

Adam Wing
We had a great time on the tubing trip through the old sugar cane plantation. The guides were also a lot of fun!

Kristen Alexander
Great fun, guides were awesome Shawn, BJ are the only names I remember but all the staff was great..

Terri Armstrong
I'm so glad I found Tom Barefoot's Tours!! It's a one-stop shopping spot for all your Hawaiian adventures!

That being said, when you visit Kauai, a MUST-DO is the Tubing Adventure with Kauai Backcountry Adventures!!! It's a leisurely 45-minute float down a river with rapids, tunnels, and even a drop and a little waterfall near the end! The guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the island and the sugar plantation, and did a great job involving all us adventurers. Lunch at the end was great, and there was never any feeling that we were being rushed along for the next tour to come through.

Robert Martin
This is an amazing adventure for any age. Truly relaxing and exciting all at the same time.

Linda Tenney
Awesome experience...floated with my 9-year-old great-granddaughter who wants to go on it again!! Awesome guides!! Thanks for the fun ride!!

Cherri Gerhardt
What a great time. Our guide Hollywood was fantastic. He made the trip. The only thing I would suggest is that u put the name of the company I. The confirmation emails as we were looking for toms barefoot tours not Kauai back country tours other than that a fantastic tour. Would highly recommend

Kim Fuqua
What a relaxing adventure!! No work out needed!! Just float and enjoy the scenery! It was good to have sandwich/chips lunch...just enough after that lazy tube ride! ;-)

Karen Woo
Kauai Backcountry Adventures run a very organized tour! They made sure that everyone had the right equipment before we boarded the vans. In the van ride to the water, our driver was informative and funny!

Our group have about 20 people with 2 guides.

Going down the in the tubes reminded me of traveling along a "lazy river" at a hotel resort. Inside the tunnels we used our head lamps to guide the way and outside the tunnels we enjoyed the lush green scenery. In the 45 minute tubing ride, you go through 5 tunnels...making 80% of the tubing trip in the tunnels.

Unfortunately for myself, the ride felt like riding the "Madhatter's Teacup Ride" in Disneyland. i was wishing that the trip would end because the inner tubes would bump against a rocky sides and spin me around. Everyone in the group seemed to enjoy spinning around in the tube...but not me. I wish that i would have taken Dramamine! (my husband did...and enjoyed the trip!)

Remember pack a waterproof neck pouch for the iphone....then you can take photos of the adventure!

Terri Sandoval
The tour was fantastic..loved being serenaded by ukele in the tunnels...the tour guides were fun, informative and entertaining!!Highly recommend...but beware the water is chilly, but on a hot day it felt refreshing..

Babara Goundry
This wasa awesome trip and a great time, all the guides were great and very helpful to all.

Yea! I would do it again Thanks to all Aloha!

Barry Kobe
This tour was excellent, what fun, best watersport you can do on this island. A lot of fun, just watch your feet.

Carie Wolf
Awesome! Had a great time! Guides were hilarious!

Steve Stamper
We had a Great day! Totally a cool way to see a part of the island that most people dont get to see.

Carol Pierski
Excellent activity. Age range of our group was 9 - 72 and a good time was had by all. I would highly recommend. Brit and Brandon were great to work with.

Charles Ahrens

Dawn Nelson
Kauai Backcountry Tubing was truly an adventure. All 7 of us loved the tour. There was a perfect mix of lazy river and fast paced floating. Best part is when the lights go out!

The only challenge is that they do not offer transportation and you have to check in by 7am. We found it difficult to coordinate a ride. There were taxis were scarce at the dock that early in the morning and the island only has about 2 Uber/Lyfte drivers. We found 1 driver who was willing to make two trips as our party did not all fit at one time. Transportation aside, we highly recommend this tour! 5 Star....