Kauai Backroads Adventure Shore Excursion Detail
Activity Level
  • 4.125/5 Stars.
(8 Reviews)
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Port: Nawiliwili, Kauai
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $99*
Child Pricing: $59*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Adventurous:
  • 4.125/5
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.25/5
Family Oriented:
  • 3.625/5
Fun:
  • 4.125/5
Get way off the beaten track and learn about Hawaiian history while you’re at it. Head up to Kilohana Crater for a breathtaking panorama, drive through the historic town of Koloa and make a stop at Mahaulepu Beach.
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Kauai Backroads Adventure

Get way off the beaten track and learn about Hawaiian history while you’re at it. Travel by air-conditioned 4x4 van along seldom-used roads to areas of incredible beauty. Meander past reservoirs and fields en route to Kilohana Crater. On the way up the plant life changes from sugar to guava, to a mixed pine and bamboo forest. Wild orchids sprout beside the road. On top you can see into the bowl of the crater about one half mile across. Now filled with vegetation, the area is home to wild pigs. The 360-degree panorama from the summit of the crater is breathtaking.


Along the way your guide will provide insights into Kauai's history and culture – the formation of the islands, migration of the Polynesians, the sugar industry and the crops that replaced it. You’ll drive through Koloa, Hawaii’s oldest plantation town, and along the pristine Mahaulepu Coast, where you’ll stop by the beach for a light snack and a nature walk. On the return ride you'll pass through the cane tunnel. Built after WWII, the tunnel saved many miles for trucks hauling cane to the Koloa mill, and delivering raw sugar to Nawiliwili Harbor, where your ship is docked.


Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems, those prone to motion sickness, or who are pregnant. Children under 4 years of age must ride in a car seat.
Activity Level
  • 4.125/5 Stars.
(8 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Nawiliwili, Kauai
Approx. Duration: 4 hours
Adult Pricing: $99*
Child Pricing: $59*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Adventurous:
  • 4.125/5
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.25/5
Family Oriented:
  • 3.625/5
Fun:
  • 4.125/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.