The Cat's Meow Hanalei Adventurer Scavenger Hunt

Hanalei, United States
Creative Soul of Kauai Scavenger Hunt

From $35.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a break from the traditional tours of Kauai by exploring Hanalei through an interactive scavenger hunt. This experience is ideal for those who love adventure and challenging themselves. You'll become an amateur detective for a few hours as you search for the type of local stories a good tour guide would tell you. Correct answers get additional stories from your host who journeys with you via WhatsApp.
  • Scavenger hunt game: A non-traditional tour experience
  • Uncover the secrets and stories of Hanalei by solving puzzles
  • Great activity for traveling families or groups of friends
  • Flexibility to play at a time and date that suits you

What's Included

  • Clues
  • Bring your fully charged phone w/ WhatsApp.This game was designed to use WhatsApp & its not optional
  • Optional gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hanalei Market
    55161 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA

    The game starts at the wooden tables at AMA restaurant across from Big Save. It is important to get in touch on whats app the day PRIOR for important pregame info for the best results for your adventure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You do need to be able to walk on a flat surface for 2 hours. This hunt does require 2 hours of energy and focus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I didn’t know, which made it a bit tricky at the beginning, but easy as I learned!


34 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great time had by all!
Vikki_B, Jul 2023
Working as a team together. Discovering interesting new things about the island and the local people. Discovering strengths of each team member. Sharing our experiences with everyone once the game had ended. All the laughter and smiles that followed!!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Mahalo nui loa! Great creative clues by both teams! I would love to host you for a rematch at my Hanapepe hunt or on another island- Lahaina in Maui, Kona or the Volcano Park on the Big Island or Waikiki!
Fun hunt!
Alexandra_H, Nov 2022
Although we had to cut our hunt short, we really enjoyed finding several of the items on the list. I would do this close to when you arrive. It gives you a fun way to learn lots of things you may not have known.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
I'm so glad you had fun.. lesson to others- don't let your teenage son eat the supersize bag of m&ms before you start the hunt!
The fantastic 5
David_T, Oct 2022
All of them!!!! Great way to meet people and see the city. Netting the local people & taking to them was awesome.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks Fantastic Five! Its really both fun and an honor to host guests such as yourselves.
Great little competitive activity
Vanessa_D, Jul 2022
This was a fun experience for our family of 4 (2 under 16). It made us talk to locals and step out of our comfort zone a bit. Tara was a wonderful host. She even went above and beyond to tell us a fun story as a prize when the youngest of our group (10) asked for it.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Mahalo nui Vanessa! Thanks for doing my hunt and I am glad your little rabbit liked my story of the Jade Rabbit in The Moon!
Scavenger hunt feedback
Julia_A, Dec 2021
Talking to locals about their culture It was good. The majority of the questions were interesting to find the answers, Unfortunately this was done remotely, it took us about an hour and a half to finally get the questions on our cell phone. The reception was not good in that area where we were supposed to meet someone and no one was there but us. The host lived in Arizona. It was only two of us on the scavenger hunt we advise you to change the name because it was not a scavenger hunt as we know it. we are over 65+ years old and some of the activities was too strenuous and jumping off a pier no we could not do that. Then we were told we had to walk a mile and a half and in our condition we cannot do that. We had a really nice time but it was not worth the money we paid.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Glad to hear you had fun talking to locals and had a really nice time! Unlike a lot of activities where you just roll up and start this activity is better to think of like bowling.. you need your correct shoes on and to get lined up for your success. In the same way you do need to make contact on whats app before the hunt. Sending your team name and photo before the game so we develop a communication style is part of the game so skipping that is not optimal. And yes, although I do tell my hunters they can drive if needed it is true this is an active and challenging hunt that normally includes 1 to 1 and 1/2 miles of easy walking. I believe being on foot is the best way to explore a new place. As my listing explains it is not a traditional scavenger hunt like any you have done before. It has creative challenges social interaction and being detectives on the hunt. I do host it remotely. I am like a game show host in your pocket. Come ready for something new!
Great Scavenger Hunt!
Kelly_H, Oct 2021
We had a great time and enjoyed learning more about the Hawaiian culture. The clues were fun and easy to follow and we learned many interesting things from the people we met! I would highly recommend this to do with friends or family. It was a good time had by all and we enjoyed making fun memories along the way!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Your team of 4 ladies in leis rocked Hanalei! Thanks for allowing me to be part of your group adventure!
Unique experience
Camille_A, Jun 2021
Our family is a huge fan of scavenger hunts and this one did not disappoint! Tara was so great to work with! She made the experience so fun and gave our family a unique experience! We enjoyed learning more of Hawaii! People we interacted with made the experience amazing and something we will remember forever. So happy we did it!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you for being part of such a fun day.. its been really great to see how much fun locals have been having with this hunt with visitors!
Fun family experience
Joy_C, May 2021
We had a great family experience learning about the area. We all enjoyed ourselves and learned in the process.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thanks for allowing me to be part of your Kauai adventure!
2 hours of fun
Margaret_R, Feb 2020
Great time had by all! It brought together creativity, interaction with the locals, and fun. Every clue was very attainable by everyone- some a little bit silly. The host was great too! The only suggestion is make sure you know how to use WhatApp. I didn’t know, which made it a bit tricky at the beginning, but easy as I learned!
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thanks for your review! Yes I always recommend to my guests to get used to Whats App the day before so we are ready to rock and roll during the hunt! PS. I now host an online game Creative Connectivity Game Hawaiian Style which can be done worldwide with friends and family for all of us missing Hawaii!
Quite Enjoyed It
Ryan_H, Jan 2020
Really enjoyed this and learned more about this wonderful place on the planet. Organized and run well, very energetic and super spiritual vibe with our host. The entire family took some goodness from it. Would recommend it to anyone.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Mahalo nui! Your family was so fun!

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