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Water Sports on Kauai

Kauai has water sports on both its oceans and rivers.

There are 82 tours in this category with adult prices that range in price from $7.00 to $567.75 Skip Directly to Tours.

Kauai Water Sports

I guess you'd expect Water Sports to be a big deal on Kauai, considering it is an island that's completely surrounded by water! Kauai actually has more Water Sports than any of the other islands because not only does it have ocean surrounding it but it is the only Hawaiian Island that actually has navigable rivers upon which to play in the water.

When we're thinking Kauai "water sports" on a river

  • We're primarily referring to Kayak Tours.
  • But Kayak Tours also extend out into the ocean so water sports would include the 'ocean kayak' adventures as well.
  • But actually we're not done with rivers yet, if you want to include 'water flumes' in that category, because we also have the Kauai 'tubing adventures' which is one very cool Kauai water sport.

Back on the ocean we also have of course:

  • Surfing....
  • And the latest craze in water sports is stand-up paddle-boarding!

Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride of America Cruise Ship:

Watersports Tours on Kauai will not pick you up at the cruise ship pier. Your best bet is to either arrange for a taxi to take you to and from the departure location or to have Tom Barefoot's Tours arrange for a Rent-A-Car shuttle to pick you up at the cruise ship pier. The best timing for most of these Kauai Watersports Tours is going to be on the Thursday or Friday of your cruise schedule.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

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NaPali Explorer

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Na Pali Coast Snorkel and Raft

Boasting two very fast and maneuverable rigid hull inflatables, Napali Explorer provides adventurous boats that are ideal for the conditions that can be found along the Napali Coast. The small groups taken on these tours make them very personalized and these boats are perfect for exploring the numerous caves and sheer cliff formations that make the Napali Coast so famous.
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Snuba Tours of Kauai

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SNUBA off the sunny south shore of Kauai, Lawai Beach Diving

The owner of Snuba Tours of Kauai is Kevin Cram. He's been a SCUBA instructor since 1988 and has run his SNUBA business since 1991 and has enjoyed introducing people from all over the world to this unique underwater experience. Snuba Tours of Kauai is a great activity for all members of the family over eight years of age. Snuba diving is actually a bridge between snorkeling and SCUBA diving.
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Catamaran Kahanu

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36' Sailing Catamaran, 36' double hull Hawaiian Catamaran

Catamaran Kahanu is a boat tour company that offers tours of the spectacular NaPali Coastline on Kauai's North Shore and also offers dinner cruises and whale watches. With a maximum capacity of only eighteen passengers these tours are very personalized and your captain and crew are of Hawaiian ancestry and have been lifelong residents of Kauai.
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Kayak Hanalei / Hanalei Wave Riders

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Kayak Hanalei

Kayak Hanalei and Hanalei Wave Riders provide three ways to enjoy the Hanalei River and the ocean areas surrounding Hanalei bay. Kayak, Stand up Paddle or Surf the coast along Hanalei Valley on the North side of Kauai, one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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Princeville Ranch Adventures

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Ranchland Riding, Hiking and Kayaks, Kayaks and Hiking, Zipline, Zipline Tour and Adventure, Kids Ad

The Princeville Ranch is certainly one of the most beautiful of any in the whole state of Hawaii. With its backdrop of the romantic Hanalei Mountains and it rolling hills to the sea, the Princeville Ranch is the home of a spectacular zip line course, river kayaking, hiking and some of the most amazing horseback riding country to be found anywhere.
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Kauai Z Tourz

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Dolphin tours on a 24 foot Zodiac Inflatable Raft.

Kauai Z-Tours operates 16 passenger rafts along the southern coastlines of Kauai. Their complement of tours includes snorkeling excursions, whale watches and dolphin watches. The southern coastline of Kauai is ideal for rafting the majority of the year as opposed to the 'north shore' where the waves can become too dangerous in the winter. Sunny weather is usually on hand all year also so it makes for a great snorkeling destination.
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Fathom Five Divers

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Custom Built Dive Boats

Fathom Five Divers is a highly respected dive company offering a full service dive shop as well numerous diving tours throughout the island. Started years ago by Jeanette and George Thompson, Fathom Five Divers is one of the highest rated dive companies on the island.
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Hawaiian Surfing Adventures

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Surfing Lessons

Hawaiian Surfing Adventures is a surfing school on the North Shore of Kauai. They offer classes for the beginning surfer as well as 'Stand-Up Paddle' lessons, special surfing lessons for children and a private surfing safari that takes surfers who already have some competency in the sport to the best surf breaks of the day dependent upon their surfing abilities.
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NaPali Riders

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Inflatable Rafts and Snorkel Tour

Departing from their location in Waimea the Na Pali Riders takes a maximum of 36 passengers on its large zodiac rafts to experience the full 17 mile Na Pali Coastline. Not only do they view the coastline and snorkel but they are one of the few boats to visit and snorkel in the area of the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. In addition, viewing dolphins and whales from one of these speedy vessels is half the fun.
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Explore Kauai SCUBA

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Make Reservations for Explore Kauai SCUBA

Scuba diving in Kauai county can be absolutely amazing! Explore Kauai SCUBA caters to beginner or experienced divers. Their small groups allow them to give plenty of attention to each diver. When you dive with Explore Kauai SCUBA you will go with a small group of just six that will be led by a professional, fun and knowledgeable crew.
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Blue Dolphin Charters

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56 foot wide-beam sailing Trimaran, 27' Raft and 63' Catamaran

Blue Dolphin Charters offers spectacular motor sailing cruises to the NaPali Coast of Kauai and to the 'forbidden island' of Niihau. In addition Blue Dolphin also offers whale watches, snorkeling, snuba, dinner cruises, sunset sails and rafting excursions. All emphasis is placed upon customer comfort and its large boats each maintain large walk-in restrooms, fresh water showers and plenty of deck space.
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Kauai Backcountry Adventures

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Tube Kauai's Cane Plantation, Zipline across valleys and gulleys

Known as one of the longest zipline courses on the island, Back Country Zipline Adventures, lives up to its reputation. This three-and-one-half hour zipline excursion is also partially traversed on a 4-wheel drive vehicle that negotiates its way up to the zip course through rugged roads at the base of Mount Wai'ale'ale. At tours end you'll be treated to a dip in a waterfall fed pond.
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Holo-Holo Charters

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61' and 48' Sailing Catamarans, 38' Raft

Holo Holo Charters offers a variety of boat tours on Kauai on large, powerful and stable catamarans. Tours include beautiful snorkel and dolphin watch excursions to the NaPali Coastline, raft tours of NaPali during the summer months, dinner sunset cruises, whale watching and tours to the forbidden island of Niihau.
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Kauai Sea Tours

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24' Rigid Hull Inflatable Rafts, Lucky Lady' 60' Sailing, Power Catamaran

Kauai Sea Tours is a large charter boat company that offers tours off the coast of Kauai and particularly the NaPali Coast with its beautiful 'signature' boat , Lucky Lady. In addition it also provides romantic dinner cruises and whale watches and also has a fleet of specially designed raft boats which are great for exploring caves, snorkeling and racing dolphins.
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Alii Kayaks

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Kayak Wailua River

Join Alii Kayaks on an unforgettable journey up the famous Wailua River. This is truly one of the most beautiful rivers in the world and Alii Kayaks offers both kayak tours and stand-up paddle tours up its serene tributaries. A hike is also included which takes you through the remarkable Kauai jungles to a beautiful waterfall and pond for a refreshing swim.
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Wailua River Guides

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Hiking and Kayaking

Wailua River Guides offers special guided tours up the famous Wailua River on Kauai. Tours are fully guided by professional and knowledgeable guides and will include paddling, swimming, hiking and a picnic at the base of the 120' waterfall 'Secret Falls'. Though you will be paddling, swimming and hiking on this excursion, the exertion level will be just moderate and leisurely so you'll have plenty of time to appreciate your surroundings.
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Captain Andy's Expedition

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55' Sailing Catamaran, 55' Gold Coast Yachts, 30' and 38' RAIV

Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures for years has offered tours to see the spectacular NaPali Coastline of Kauai. Sailing large and luxurious Gold Coast Yacht Sailing Catamarans, Captain Andy's will take you snorkeling and dolphin watching as well as provide romantic dinner and sunset cruises. In addition you can enjoy rafting adventures to the NaPali Coast.
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Liko Kauai Cruises

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49' Catamaran

Liko Kauai Cruises offers morning and afternoon boat tours to the beautiful NaPali coastline. This 49 passenger vessel is specifically designed for the waters surrounding this coastline and every effort was made to make this ocean experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. Captain 'Liko' himself is a descendant of full Hawaiians from Kauai and Niihau and his trips reflect and educate about the culture of Hawaii.
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Kayak Kauai

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Kayak Tours

Kayak Kauai Outbound is one of the original kayak and adventure companies found on Kauai and specializes in kayaking, hiking and surfing. The owners and originators of the company are the Cuban born brothers Micco and Chino Godinez.
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Aloha Surf Lesson

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Surfing Lessons on Kauai

If you are looking for a professional surf school with a proven track record you might consider Aloha Surf Lessons. Put together by professional surfer Chava Greenlee who was born and raised on Kauai, all of the surfing instructors are surfing professionals and use the principles developed by Chava to teach the art of surfing.
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Outfitters Kauai

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Hike to a Zipline Adventure, Kayak Tours, Bike Tours and Rides

Outfitters Kauai is an adventure company on Kauai that offers a combination of ocean and river kayaking experiences, hiking tours, bike tours and zipline adventures. Methodically developing one adventure at a time over the course of years, this popular company has produced some of the most notable Kauai adventures available on the island.
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Wailua Kayak and Canoe

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Tours and Rentals

One of the best places to rent your kayak for a day's paddle up the spectacular Wailua River is with the company called Wailua Kayak and Canoe. Because they are located directly on the Wailua River, you will not have to haul your rented kayak to the river on your car so it is very handy. Single kayaks, doubles and tri-kayaks are available for 5 hour rentals. They also offer guided kayak tours up the river as well.
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Kauai Down Under Dive Team

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Beach and Scooter Dives

An extremely "quality" dive operation on the island of Kauai is "Kauai Down Under Dive Team" which is located on Kauai's sunny southern shore. Quality experiences and personalization are there trademark and they provide one instructor for every four divers which is among the best diver to instructor ratios in the industry.
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Aloha Kauai Tours

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4x4 tours to remote areas of Kauai.

Aloha Kauai Tours provides some of the most interesting tours to be seen on the island. These tours will take you behind the locked gates of many of Kauai's most cherished private properties and show you the Kauai that few people, and even few locals, have ever seen.
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Da Life Outdoors

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Rappel and  Hike Tours

Hike the lush forest, Rappelling down a private waterfall and learn about Kaua'i and the history and cultures that make up it's pacific paradise.
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Kauai Surf School

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Surfing Lessons

One of the most professional surfing schools on the island is the Kauai Surf School. These instructions are usually held in the Poipu area in surf that is usually fairly small but easy to learn on. Lessons taught by the Kauai Surf School are generally small and personalized with a small instructor to student ratio.
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Seasport Divers

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32' Dive Boat

"One of the most well known dive shops on Kauai, Seasport Divers, has locations in both Poipu and Kapaa. Seasport Divers offers a full selection of diving options from beginner through advanced and offers a wide selection of dive location options which may be dependent upon weather and wave conditions at a particular time of year.
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Hawaiian Style Surfing

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Reserve Surfing Lessons with Hawaiian Style Surfing in Poipu on Kauai

Hawaiian Style Surfing offers surfing lessons in Poipu on Kauai. Guests can book the small group lesson a semi-private or private lesson.
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