You can book your guided private tour as far or as short ahead of time as you need. The advantage to planning way ahead is you can secure your date and, as long as you keep me abreast of any changes, you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Once you have an airline confirmation, start booking and usually an orientation, sightseeing tour should be first on your Kauai agenda.
Now for the last minute planners—and I do welcome last minute tour opportunities—text me at 8086312674.
While it is true there is basically only one road ¾ of the way around the island there are a lot of places and information you might miss if you are either the navigator or the driver! One very important thing that always gets a positive response is I know from bus driving days where all the public restrooms are and the ones to avoid. No worries, I am usually the first to need the break so no shame.
Oftentimes it can be rainy on one side of Kauai and sunny on the other. I will be the one to determine if we must reschedule. This is where my 13 years of living here and driving a school bus from one end to the other come in very handy. If we have to cancel that day, I will give you another possible day or you can get a full refund. I know you have planned and looked forward to your day, as you should, and I don’t want to disappoint! And, perhaps most importantly, if you have booked a two day tour with the second day 1/2 off it is a hedge against losing a day of touring.
You can book your guided private tour by car as far or as short ahead of time as you need. But once you book your airlines then start to confirm and book your activities. The advantage to planning way ahead is you can secure your date and, as long as you keep me abreast of any changes, you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
I do welcome last-minute tour opportunities—text me at 8086312674 if on the island. You never know if I had a last-minute cancellation.
Both! It’s a King Solomon’s choice when it comes to the two sides of Kauai. Most people elect to see the Waimea Canyon but the North Shore has so much to offer as well. Don’t miss out and book the 10hr tour in 2 days which leaves your afternoons free, a backup date if rainy on one of your days, and secures you a tour date with the Kauai Tour Guy. Remember, the second day is half price!
Picking up in Poipu or Princeville, regardless of Hotel or accommodation, adds 2 hours to my driving time but does not take away from your tour time. That charge is $35. Due to the unique geography of Kauai the most effective way to tour Kauai is from Kapaa, where I live. We can make arrangements where you can leave your car in Kapaa if you prefer. That charge is $35 or you can meet me in Kapaa. I am happy to start and end your tour from wherever is most convenient for you.
There is no pick up charge for Lihue Airport or Nawiliwili Harbor for the cruise ships.
I know some travelers have time constraints and you only have one day for Kauai. You’ll need to book the 2-day (10 hours total) private guided tour by car. You can book the day you want (5 hours) and the following day (5 hours). That makes 10 hours and you get a discount for the second day. We will tour the ten hours in one day and I take the next day off! On that tour, we go from Hanalei to Waimea Canyon. As far as I know, I am the ONLY tour company offering guided private tours of the entire island in one day. I can pick you up at the airport and drop you off.
Have fun! I’ll pick you up and we’ll talk about what we are going to do that day, why we’re going to one side or the other of the island and make sure you didn’t forget to tell me about any special interests. I’ll drive to different outlooks and sights to see, usually, we get out of the car periodically to stretch our legs and of course stop for the all-important bladder break and I know where all the restrooms are. Speaking of water, I will have bottled cold water but you are welcome to bring your own for ecology’s sake and I have a small cooler along with us.
You’ll need to book the 2-day (10 hours total) private guided tour. On those tours, we go from Hanalei to Waimea Canyon, covering the entire accessible portions of Kauai. As far as I know, I am the ONLY tour company offering guided private tours of the entire island for individual parties at this time.
Yes! Join me today and let’s explore Kauai together. Life is too short. I am honored you have chosen me to share a day with you.
In America the answer is of course, but only if I gave you a tour that went above and beyond your expectations! I believe a tip should be earned and not expected. My tour pricing does not reflect a built-in gratuity. A customary tip for a private tour guide is $20 per person-per day or 15-20% of entire tour cost not including the taxes. Truly, the knowledge you enjoyed Kauai is my reward, but tips help too!
My tip for you is “you always tip on the amount of the meal or service, not the taxes and fees that might be included.”
You have 5 days before your tour to make changes or cancellations without penalty but once inside that 5 days any cancellations made can result in a 10% service charge. I am only one person and I need the possibility of rebooking your dates.
Yes, with the uncertainties in our covid 19 world this is the booking protocol for now.
As a traveler myself, I know it is difficult to decide on trip plans while sitting at your desk. I have a lot of website space devoted to the ‘About Me’ section to give you an idea of who I am and where I am coming from. I invite you to read those sections, my blogs, and especially my reviews.
On my tours, I will always give you recommendations and help you in any way I can to make your visit to Kauai as fulfilling as possible. Once you book with me you can ask for recommendations, however, that is not part of my business.
My BIGGEST recommendation is not to leave the Island without seeing the NaPali Coast. The Napali (nuh-PAW-lee) is accessible only by catamaran or helicopter. I can show you the rest.