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Kauai Mountain Tubing Adventure

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NOTE: This activity is VERY popular and advanced reservations are required. Sometimes this tour sells out 3 weeks in advance in the summer!

$102 per "floater".

Tubing is available Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday). Minimum age is 5 and minimum height is 43 inches. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight is 300 pounds. No neck or back injuries. Pregnant women require a note from their doctor OK'ing them to do this tou. This tour operator requires NAME, AGE, and BODY WEIGHT of each participant.

This unique activity gives you a chance to travel back in time to the sugar plantation era. Circa 1870 a series of ditches, tunnels, and flumes was hand-dug by Chinese laborers to deliver water from the rainforest to thirsty sugar cane fields near Lihue. This land is privately owned and has never before been accessible to the public. The recent closure of the Lihue plantation has made this tour possible ... allowing Kauai visitors the chance to travel into the island's interior and witness this engineering feat in a fun and relaxing way!


Your adventure begins at Backcountry Kauai's office on Highway 56 in Hanamaulu, just a few minutes away from the Lihue Airport. Your guides will fit you with gloves, a helmet, and head lamp and check your footwear to make sure that it won't come off and float away during your adventure. (some sort of strap on the back of your sandals is required ... rental shoes are available if you need them). Your group will then load into a colorful 4WD transport vehicle ... and you head into the interior of the island ... crossing old sugar cane fields along the way. Your guides will tell you about the plantation's history and about the life of the men who maintained the ditch system you'll be enjoying. They also make up a few things along the way for your amusement ... the high tension power line that you encounter is NOT really their zip-line tour! (haha)


Your 4WD vehicle will stop for a great photo op at an overlook that gives you the best view into the heart of Waialeale Crater that you are likely to get on your vacation ... unless you take a helicopter tour (which we also highly recommend). A few minutes later you arrive at the start of the ditch ... and you get a brief safety demonstration to help you enjoy your float. 


As you get into your tube you just sit back and enjoy the ride. This isn't a whitewater adventure, but it isn't the lazy river at your neighborhood waterpark either. The water is typically knee deep in most places, and the current moves you along fast enough that no paddling is required. This tour goes in and out of many tunnels, one of which is almost a mile long! You'll glide along in the underworld with a headlamp to light your way.


At the end of your tubing adventure there is a stop at a natural swimming hole where the guides prepare your picnic lunch. The total trip length is approximately 3 hours including lunch and the travel time to and from the flume.


This activity is priced per "floater" ... there are no children's rates. Advanced reservations are required. In addition to our normal 48 hour cancellation notice policy, this vendor requires 72 hours notice of cancellation for groups of 6 or more. 


When you reserve this adventure on our website your reservation will be guaranteed on your credit card. A 20% deposit will be charged just a few days before you leave home for Hawaii. The balance of the tour cost is charged by the tour operator 24 hours before the start of the tour.

NOTE: This vendor only accepts VISA and MASTERCARD. They do not accept any third party billing.




Tubing is available for cruise ship passengers and it requires a short cab ride of 7-10 minutes (or we can arrange a rental car for you). This tour works for the afternoon of day one in port, or the first morning time can work on day 2 if your ship is scheduled to depart Kauai at 2pm or later.

Activity Tips

This is truly a unique family-oriented vacation outing. While the minimum age is 5, parents should also use common sense when planning this tour. If you have a 5 year old who can't sleep at night unless you leave a light on, this is NOT the tour for them. Some 5 and 6 year olds will find the tunnels frightening ...others will love the tunnels. Almost 70% of the time is spent underground ... while this trip is designed for everyone, even an occasional adult who suffers from claustrophobia might be better off going shopping while the rest of the group does this tour. While older folks enjoy this tour too, anyone with neck or back problems should consider if the posture you adopt when riding the tube will aggravate any latent injuries. 

The best rule of thumb in planning this activity is that if it sounds fun to you, you'll really enjoy it. If it doesn't sound fun to you, you probably won't enjoy it. If it does sound fun to you, BOOK IT NOW! This tour is insanely popular and sells out in advance. If you wait until you arrive on Kauai you might not get on. This is especially true for larger groups ... the more of you there are, the more important it is for you to book in advance so that your group doesn't have to split up and go at two different times.

This tour does go out rain or shine, although heavy rainfall may occasionally cause the activity provider to cancel the trip. The typically light rain showers that give Kauai it's amazing garden setting are a part of life on the island ... activities don't stop around here when it drizzles. 

The water temperature ... well, it is certainly cool and refreshing. You'll get used to it quickly. The only part of your body that really gets wet and stays wet the whole time is your butt, and we all have a little extra padding there that helps keep us warm!






Kauai Tubing Adventure


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Upon submitting your activity reservation for processing, we will make reservations for you and send an e-mail confirming all of the details. These confirmations are often sent a few minutes after your reservation, but some activities take longer to confirm than others. You will receive an e-mail confirmation by the end of the next business day at the latest. There are no tickets that you need to pick up prior to your event. Your e-mail confirmation will have all the details you need to check in and enjoy your selected activity. This saves you precious time when you arrive in Hawaii. 

Please be sure that you have typed your email address perfectly; an incorrect address will prevent you from getting your confirmation details, and we will have no way of knowing that you never received your confirmation. We cannot be responsible for errors that clients make which causes them to miss their tour. If you do not see your email confirmation within 24 hours please call us right away to check on the status of your order.

A credit card is required to guarantee payment for your reservations, but the activities on this page ARE NOT CHARGED when your order is placed. These activities are operated by vendors who charge you at the time of check-in for your activity. Adventureinhawaii.com will provide this vendor with your billing information so that your space is reserved. Even though your credit card is not charged in advance, it is import to realize that you are making a confirmed reservation. No-shows will be charged in full by the activity provider on the credit card used to secure the reservation .

After making reservations, you may reschedule or cancel your activity up until 48 hours prior to its start (a few activities have 72 hour cancellation policies ... see your confirmation e-mail for details). Within 48 hours of the start of your activity all reservations are final and non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled by the vendor due to weather or other factors ... in which case you are refunded in full). Due to our incredible climate here, weather cancellations are rare.  No-shows and cancellations without adequate notice are charged in full on the credit card used to secure the reservation and are non-refundable.





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