Private Kauai North Shore Tour

Kauai, United States
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From $320.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Kauai’s highlights and hidden gems on a full-day private tour that offer a personal glimpse of the island’s local culture and history. Navigate the Garden Isle in a private minivan, and feel the mist from a pair of beautiful waterfalls. Look out to sea from the Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay, and watch for whales and endangered geese at a wildlife refuge. Visit Kauai hidden beaches and ancient sites and learn about Kauai's history and local culture along the way.
  • Private tour of Kauai’s north shore
  • Visit the stunning cascades of Wailua Falls and Opaeka’a Falls
  • Take in sweeping vistas from the Wailua River Overlook and Hanalei Valley Lookout
  • Look for humpback whales and the endangered Nene goose from Kilauea Lighthouse
  • Walk along Hanalei Pier and Tunnels Beach at Hanalei Bay
  • Includes bottled water, juice and minivan transport from Lihue

What's Included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit drinks
  • Hotel, airport or harbor pickup and drop-off (Visitors from Princeville or Poipu meet in Lihue)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Kauai
    Kauai, Kauai, Hawaii

    Wal-Mart in Lihue town (3-3300 Kuhio Hwy. Lihue)

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up from hotels and resorts in Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua. For guests staying in Poipu, Princeville, Hanalei, Kalaheo, Waimea, Anahola our pick up location is Walmart in Lihue town.

What To Expect

Kilauea Lighthouse

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Opaekaa Falls

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Pricing displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Featured review
Beautiful tour of Kauai. Highly recommend. Since it was a private tour we did the Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls
31 reviews
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Everything especially ...
William_C, May 2022
Everything especially Waimea Canyon. Our tour driver Elaina was outstanding would recommend her as their guide
Response from Host, May 2022
Mahalo Bill and Sally for your kind words and a lovely day! Enjoy your stay on Maui and don't forget to visit the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm. Aloha & Best wishes:) Elena
Debra_S, Apr 2022
Beautiful tour of Kauai. Highly recommend. Since it was a private tour we did the Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Mahalo Debra for your kind review! The flexibility of a private tour makes all the difference. We are happy we could provide an introduction to Kauai and hope you will return one day to experience more of the island. Aloha & Wishing you many more safe and fun travels:)
Lovely, informative day!
Vicki_W, Feb 2022
Spectacular scenery with interesting movie commentary; loved the Smith Family Botanical Gardens and Hindu Monastery especially the banyan tree there. Great lunch at new market cafe in ?Ka’apali.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Mahalo Vicki for sharing your experience! I had a wonderful day with you and Valerie. The wild boar "safari" was definitely a nice bonus to our tour. Best wishes & ALOHA!
See the island with a relative
Jacob_T, Dec 2021
A really wonderful tour. John was knowledgeable, responsive and flexible in shaping this tour as we went along. It felt like we were being shown around the island by a relative. I highly recommend doing the room tasting at Koloa run company and making all the stops as you make your way up the Wymea canyon... It will give you a different appreciation if/when you do the helicopter tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Big Mahalo for your kind words Jacob! We are very happy you enjoyed the experience with us. Peace, Joy and Aloha to you and Tim this Holiday Season!
Amazing Adventure
Shannon_M, Oct 2021
John was a great guide on our adventure . He took us to some amazing locations where we got to see the most amazing landscapes and marine life. He definitely made it a special day that won't be forgotten.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Mahalo Shannon for your awesome review! Wishing you many more fun and safe travels.
What A Day
Allan_B, Dec 2020
We had the best time, our day with John was excellent and will be remembered for years to come. We enjoyed so many sites and took some great pictures. We ate delicious smoked chicken and enjoyed fresh brewed local coffee you can only get on Kauai. We even witnessed a marriage proposal during the tour. The island is beautiful.
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Mahalo Allan and Sherri for your kind words and fantastic review! So happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring Kauai with me. Wishing you many more safe and fun travels & Happy Holidays! With warm Aloha, John A.
Private tour
theresatlc, Jan 2020
John was great! Not only was he very knowledgeable, but he customized our tour. In addition he gave us suggestions for places to go on our own. Very personalized! Thank.you John.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Mahalo Theresa for your kind words! It was my pleasure sharing beautiful Kauai with you and Gabriel. Wishing you more fun and safe travels! Aloha, John A.
Above and beyond
Footprints796264, Mar 2019
Our tour guide John was extremely knowledgeable. He went above and beyond showing us around. He even went out of his way when we would suggest a stop. A very good experience.
Great time!
Patricia_H, Jan 2019
Our tour guide, John, was very accommodating and helpful. He was very knowledgeable of Kauai and very entertaining. We had a really good time.
Great Private Tour
Lloyd S, Jul 2018
Our tour guide, Alaina (sp?) did a fantastic job. She adapted our tour to cover the places we had not yet seen and was willing to spend extra time to show us more. When we booked this tour, we were not sure we would like it - but we definitely did. This tour and our tour guide come with our highest recommendations!
Fantastic tour! Very exterienced...
talley_linda_m, Dec 2017
Fantastic tour! Very exterienced guide and we had the day to leisurely stop and take our time! Perfect way to see some places on the island that you would not be able to find otherwise! Highly recommend!
Our tour guide provided a wonderful...
Deborah N, Sep 2017
Our tour guide provided a wonderful day for us. We were able to experience highlights of the island, learn history and have great conversation. We stopped for a nice lunch mid way through our trip which was very enjoyable. I'm glad we made the decision to book the tour otherwise we would have missed some beautiful sites. P.S. She's a good photographer too!
Very comfortable tour in a clean...
DIANA D K, Jul 2017
Very comfortable tour in a clean, air conditioned van with plenty of stops for pictures and exploring. We scheduled this tour for the first day of our vacation, which worked out great because it gave us a really good variety of siteseeing. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
most wonderful guide, took time to...
curtis_l, Mar 2017
most wonderful guide, took time to stop for pictures and stop places you would not always stop at. this is a private tour for your group , and very accommodating. lighthouse stop excellent ... very easy and relaxed and most informative
Elena was a wonderful tour guide...
Gary A, Jan 2017
Elena was a wonderful tour guide! Since it was a private tour, she could customize the places we went according to our preferences. We had a fantastic day seeing so many beautiful places! I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a good overview of the island. We went on the northern route, but if weather is rainy there, our tour guide was prepared to take us on the southern route and out to see Waimea Canyon etc. Highly recommend this tour!!!!
Had a super wonderful guide on out...
KARENA_F, Jan 2017
Had a super wonderful guide on out private tour and really enjoyed the day seeing the beauty of the island! I recommended this to everyone!
Immensely enjoyed our tour of Kauai...
Michelle B, Jan 2017
Immensely enjoyed our tour of Kauai! Our guide Jon was excellent! Very knowledgeable of the area, accommodating to our schedule and preferences. We never felt rushed and got to enjoy the sites at our pace. Jon went out of his way to ensure that we got to see wild marine animals. Upon arrival, he asked whether we would like to alter our tour. The weather was amazing for a tour of the Waimea canyon and west side of the island -so we toured there instead.
Very intimate tour. Our tour guide...
Virginia_T, Jan 2017
Very intimate tour. Our tour guide was attentive, professional, and delightful. The tour was tailored to our needs. Our tour guide picked us up at our resort and gave us scenic and historical information throughout We were able to ask any questions we had about Kauai and she was know.edgable in her answers. I would highly recommend this company.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour...
RonaldW_B, Oct 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. John was excellent - very knowledgeable about everything. We were the only people on the tour and when John picked us up he went over what we would see in this tour, which is the south side of the island or the other tour that covers the north side. We asked which one he would recommend and he suggested the north side. We saw so many things and were lucky enough to see a Monk seal, sea turtles and several wild pigs. We would recommend this to everyone.
This was our first time to Kauai and...
Val E, Aug 2016
This was our first time to Kauai and our tour guide John was amazing!! He answered all of our questions, took us to the coolest places and was very professional and polite. He was also very knowledgeable about the history of Kauai. I HIGHLY recommend this tour while in Kauai. Thank you. :)