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Many popular activities are sold out days, weeks, or very often months in advance year around. Mahalo Nui Loa ... There are NO added fees & No Deposits required for booking assistance. Our expertise is assisting you with booking all your Kauai Activities in advance of your arrival or last minute after your arrival. Visit the All Links page below to review ALL the most current Kauai Activity Vendor Rates and Offerings along with Free Island Info.
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                and DavidTraverse Lihue’s old sugar cane plantation into Kaua‘i’s pristine emerald green interior and enjoy breathtaking vistas and spectacular scenery. Then, grab a tube, don a headlamp, and jump in for a leisurely cruise. Witness Kaua‘i’s spectacular engineering feats as you float down the tropical waterway consisting of open ditches, tunnels and flumes all of which were engineered and hand dug circa 1870. Glide on your tube through the underworld with a headlamp to lead the way. At the end of your tubing adventure, you will be guided to an enchanted picnic area for a great picnic lunch next to a natural swimming hole. Truly a unique and memorable backcountry adventure for the entire family!

Daily Tubing Tour Times – 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM

$106 per person plus tax

Cancellation policy: 24 hour notice required and for groups 6 or more 72 hour notice required

Weather: Unless weather prohibits tours go out rain or shine.

Age: 5 and over. (Must be a minimum of 43 inches tall.)

Weight Limit: 300 pounds.

Not recommended for those with back, hip or knee problems.
Women in first trimester pregnancy may participate with written physician approval.

What to Bring:
Water Friendly Shoes (rental shoes available)
Swimsuits or Clothing that can get wet
Towels & Change of dry clothing
Sunscreen
Hat and Bug repellent


Provided: Gloves, Headlamps, Lunch, Tubes

Skill & Basic Fitness Level:  Average
Water Depth:  2 - 2.5 Feet
Average water temperature is between 66-67 degrees. 
Wetsuits are available for a minimal rental fee.

East Shore • Lihue Area • Centrally located on the East Side of Kauai.
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Daily Zipline Tour Times – 9:00 AM and 1:00pm
Check-in: 1/2 hour prior to tour
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

$125 per person plus tax
Tour Size: Maximum of 11 guests with 2 guides
Cancellation policy: 24 hour notice required and for groups 6 or more 72 hour notice required
Weather: Unless weather prohibits tours go out rain or shine.

Age: 12 and over.
Weight: 100-250 pounds.
All guests will weigh-in at check-in. Those outside the 100-250 pounds range will not be able to participate and will be responsible for full fare. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for those uncomfortable with heights, or with back, hip or knee problems. Women in first trimester pregnancy may participate with written physician approval.
What to Bring:
Knee length shorts, capri pants or long pants
Closed toed, secure, covered shoes such as tennis shoes or hiking boots
No water shoes or No five finger shoes
Bring a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen and bug repellent
Hair ties to secure long hair
Provided: Helmets, Harnesses, Snacks and Cold Beverages

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Daily Waterfall Zipline Tour Times – 10:00am
Check-in: 1/2 hour prior to tour
Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Adventure Awaits! Delight your senses and escape to the beauty of the backcountry and enjoy the natural splendor of Hali’i Falls! Experience our exhilarating world class zipline and travel deep into the islands interior to an enchanting and secluded waterfall! Join us for a once in a lifetime journey!

$169 per person plus tax
Tour Size: Maximum of 11 guests with 2 guides and 1 driver
Cancellation policy: 24 hour notice required and for groups 6 or more 72 hour notice required
Weather: Unless weather prohibits tours go out rain or shine.

What to Bring:
Knee length shorts, capri pants or long pants
Closed toed, secure, covered shoes such as tennis shoes or hiking boots (may get muddy)
No water shoes or No five finger shoes for ziplining
Bring a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen and bug repellent
Bring water shoes to swim in the waterfall
Hair ties to secure long hair

Provided: Helmets, Harnesses, Snacks, Lunch and Cold Beverages

Restrictions for ALL Ziplines:
Age: 12 and over.
Weight: 100-250 pounds.
All guests will weigh-in at check-in. Those outside the 100-250 pounds range will not be able to participate and will be responsible for full fare. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Must be able to hike 1 mile. The hike to the falls is 1/2 mile in and 1/2 mile out over moderate terrain. Must also be able to ascend and descend 2 flights of steep stairs. Be prepared to get shoes wet and muddy during hiking part of tour. Not recommended for those uncomfortable with heights, or with back, hip or knee problems. Women in first trimester pregnancy may participate with written physician approval.

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A BIT OF INTERESTING HISTORY
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                via Kelley and DavidLihue Plantation, founded in 1849, was one of the oldest sugar plantations in Hawaii. The original investors were Henry Pierce, a Boston businessman, William Little Lee, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and Charles Reed Bishop, founder of Bishop Bank and husband to Bernice Pauahi, noblest of Hawaii's alii. Lihue Plantation was one of the best financed, most expensive and most modern sugar company in Hawaii.

Sugar is a thirsty crop. It takes approximately 4000 pounds of sugar or 500 gallons to produce one pound of sugar. It also takes 1,000,000 gallons of water per day to irrigate 100 acres of sugar cane. Thus, Kaua'i with its abundance of natural resources; land, sun and most importantly, water, was ideal for growing cane. Mount Wai'ale'ale(rippling waters)and Mount Kawaikini(waters or multitude), some of the wettest spots on earth provided enough water to meet the high demand that cane had for water.

In order to tap into Kaua'i's natural water resources, Lihue Plantation had to develop methods of carrying the water from the mountains to the cane fields that stretched, in some cases, all the way to the ocean. Hence, in 1856, Hawaii‘s landmark ditch, the Rice Ditch, was pioneered on Lihue Plantation by William Hyde Rice. It was the first irrigation ditch project in Hawaii and although it was not the success it might have been, planters no longer had to look for perfect conditions, now they could create them.

In 1870, the Hanama‘ulu Ditch, the ditch system currently used for Kaua‘i Backcountry Adventures Tubing Expedition, wass engineered and constructed. The makings of the 4 mile Hanama‘ulu Ditch was done by hand utilizing sledge hammers, spikes, picks and manual labor. Although, no records of the ditch building have been found as of yet, it was hard work which was done, most likely, by Chinese laborers. Each tunnel and waterway of the Hanama‘ulu Ditch was constructed a bit differently, some using hand cut rock, grouted and placed by hand and some cut out of existing mountain sides. " It was hard, manual work and could be dangerous. It is said that it took up to 1,000 workers at one time to build each ditch and no ditch took more than 2 years to build.

Lihue Plantation's water collection system is extensive and is made up of 51 miles of ditches with 18 intakes. The Hanama'ulu Ditch System draws water as far away as the Hanalei Stream and merges with the North and South Fork of the Wailua River before it turns into the Hanama'ulu Ditch System. The four mile ditch system provides water to the Hanana'ulu basin. Today, the Hanama‘ulu Ditch System provides water for cattle ranchers, farmers and feeds projects such as the Lihue airport gateway project.

In the late 1900's. Hawaii‘s sugar plantations closed their doors, one by one. Lihue Plantation was no exception. In November, 2000, Lihue Plantation was one of the last sugar plantations in Hawaii to close its doors.


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