Hanalei - North Shore & East Side 5 Hour Tour
Perfect for cruise ship passengers
Discover why Kauai is dubbed the “Garden Island”
Stunning, tropical scenery
Why you can't miss this
Kauai’s North Shore is an enchanting lush wonderland that looks like it’s been plucked straight from a movie. In fact it has – and I was an extra in one! Packed with jagged mountains, luscious green paddy fields, spectacular waterfalls, historic Kilauea Lighthouse and some of the best beaches in Kauai, there’s something for everyone. This privately guided sightseeing tour is absolutely breathtaking. And the best part? Your friendly local expert (that’s me, Doug) will be on hand to inform and answer any questions you may have about this stunning island.
Visit Hanalei, a gorgeous town with countless lookouts over the mountains and taro fields
Take a sneak peek at Mark Zuckerburg’s private Kauai property
Stop at some of the most spectacular Hawaiian beaches
Take the Kauai backroads in my 4Runner, and discover territory where no bus can go!
Enjoy the picturesque clifftop Kilauea Lighthouse and the National Bird and Wildlife Refuge
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The tour breakdown
$235 single $150 per pass
Cruise ship passengers: I will pick you up in the reserved “pre-arranged tours” parking next to the ship. I have a special permit for this convenience
Kauai guests: pre-arranged pick up locations in Kapaa or Lihue area (confirmed upon booking)
*35$ pick-up fee from Poipu
Any pre-approved day—just ask!
9am until 1pm
A beautiful drive to Kauai’s North Shore, the Kilauea Lighthouse and bird sanctuary, Hanalei Bay, stunning lookouts and other favorite photo ops along the way. Cold Water, No Lunch.
Snacks & drinks, but we can stop for coffee on the way!
What to bring
Camera, snacks, water, light jacket, cash, light walking shoes, sandals (optional comfort), curiosity…
1 x local expert and friendly guide—Uncle Doug
Good to know
No long walks/hikes. There are non-stair options for the lookout spots—just let me know if you need to use them. If weather happens I’ll do my best to follow the sun and have some fun!
This tour is more suitable than the Waimea Canyon Tour for those who suffer from motion sickness.
What you'll see
I call this the ‘express tour’ because it is a two hour drive round trip to Hanalei and North Shore but we see all the highlights as described below. If you wish a more comprehensive sightseeing experience then I suggest either the 10 or 8 hour tours.
This tour isn’t just any Kauai North Shore shuttle tour though. It’s an expertly guided private tour that offers you the chance to see stunning sites with a very friendly and informative local guide. Kauai’s North Shore is tropical and generally cooler and more jungle-like compared to the drier, sun-baked south side.
The famous North Shore is the side that people think of when they think of Hawaii. Packed with coconut trees, stunning volcanic mountains and far more scenic lookouts than on the westside, the tropical north end offers a completely different perspective of this ancient Hawaiian island. If you’re wondering what to do in Kauai, wonder no more! Join us on this exciting sightseeing tour and see why it’s named the “Garden Island”. Here are some of the sights we’ll see throughout the day:
- The pretty little town of Hanalei – I’ll show you where I jogged on the beach with George Clooney as an extra in “The Descendants”!
- The awe-inspiring cliffside Kilauea Lighthouse and National Bird and Wildlife refuge
- Some of the best beaches in Kauai – Lumahai, Haena, Ke’e
- The upscale and luxury Princeville – see Bali Hai from “South Pacific”
- Off-the-beaten-track destinations – let’s take the backroads and go where many others can’t
Have we mentioned we’re gonna have fun? Life is too short for me to have started this tour business at the ripe age of 62 without the opportunity to enjoy myself. I want you to feel like your uncle or old high school buddy just gave you the tour of a lifetime. That’s how I roll. I have friends and couches waiting for me all over the world, and I want you to become a part of my friends list!