Kauai for the Adventurous Family Vacation
Many people when they think of any of the Hawaiian Islands they envision lounging around on the beach, hula dancing, and parties on the beach, however, there is another to Kauai. There are several different adventures awaiting those that are active and energetic.
Some of the most popular adventures on Kauai include such things as biking, bird watching, boating, body boarding, bodysurfing, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, camping, and many other water sports.
when it comes to biking the best places for riding a bike is in the Poipu area and between Kealia Beach and Anahola just a bit north of Kapaa. Renting bikes on Kauai is not a problem. You can rent mountain bikes at Outfitters Kauai for between $10 and $20 per day according to the type of bike you desire.
Bird watching may not seem like an adventure, however, when you consider bird watching at the Kokee State Park, which is a 4,345-acre wilderness you will change your mind. All that hiking to see the unique native birds will be quite the adventure.
Boating adventures on Kauai can bring you up close and personal to the Na Pali Coast unless you wish to hike here or take a helicopter ride to see it from the sky. There is no other way in which to see this beautiful coastline. You can also enjoy whale watching; go by boat through freshwater areas to see sights such as Fern Grotto, Huleia, and Menehune Fishpond.
Bodysurfing, body boarding, and boogie boarding is most popular on Kalapaki Beach and Poipu Beach. A couple of places where you can rent boogie boards include Activity Warehouse and Snorkel Bob’s.
Fishing on Kauai is not your normal fishing that you see on the mainland. Here you can choose to go deep-sea fishing or freshwater fishing. If you want to try to catch a really big one then deep sea fishing might be your forte. You can charter a sport-fishing trip through Sportfish Hawaii. There are several lakes where you can enjoy freshwater fishing as well. One of the most popular places is the Puu Lua Reservoir in Kokee State Park. Here you can find rainbow trout, large mouth bass, small mouth bass and peacock bass.
Horseback riding is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime. You can start off riding across a working ranch, ride under the volcanic peaks, and then rest along side a waterfall pool. The CJM Country Stables in Koloa can help with all the arrangements.
Kayaking along the Huleia River into the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge will be one of the most enjoyable adventures on your vacation where you will be able to learn what Kauai is all about by viewing the awesome cliffs, the quiet beaches, ocean views, and even a few monster waves.
What would a trip to Kauai be if you did not take the time to see what is below the surface? The most popular place to scuba dive is known as the Caverns along the south shore just off the Poipu Beach resort area.
There are quite a few hiking and camping adventures awaiting your family in Kauai such as guided tours. You are sure to find one that will put a smile on everyone’s face. For guided tours, you can contact Sierra Club at 808-246-8748, Kokee Natural History Museum at 808-335-9975, Hawaiian Wildlife tours at 808-639-2968, and Princeville Ranch Hiking Adventures at 808-826-7669.
As you can see, Kauai offers something for everyone from quiet secluded beaches to adventures under the sea, from golf to hiking, from fishing to horseback riding. Kauai will keep you busy if all you wish to do is lie around on the beach or hike through the wilderness.