Day Trip from Oahu to Kauai: Movie Adventure

Honolulu, United States
Day Trip from Oahu to Kauai Movie Adventure
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  • 16 hours
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
    • Interisland R/T airfare (overage charges may apply)
    • Gratuities
    • Airline flight overage charges
    • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

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    Start time

    05:30 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Ahukini State Recreational Pier

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Lydgate State Park

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Opaekaa Falls

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Kapaa (Pass By)

    Kalalea (Pass By)


    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Tahiti Nui

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Hanalei Pier (Pass By)

    Hanalei Valley Lookout

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Passengers must provide date of birth and gender at the time of booking per TSA requirements
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Once reservation is made, tour is non-refundable and non-changeable
    • Stroller accessible
    • Interisland flight times and routes are subject to change
    • Service animals allowed
    • Special needs requests must be called in to the local supplier at least 1 week prior to tour date
    • The interisland airfare may fluctuate based on flight availability. Additional fees may be required to be paid by the customer in these cases.
    • IMPORTANT: The name you enter at the time of booking must exactly match what appears on your valid government-issued I.D. photo I.D. that you will use during travel. This is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FAA requirement and there is no flexibility with this policy. A valid government-issued ID (passport for non-US citizens) is required on the day of travel. If a passenger is denied boarding, there will be no refund.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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        Featured review
        Our tour guide was Jeff & he was outstanding! The tour was amazing & the knowledge he shared: unreal!


        49 reviews
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        Amazing Trip! Everything taken care of!
        Ravi_S, Feb 2020
        A guided tour that provided reliable transport from our hotel and back. Airfare (both ways) taken care of, multiple spots seen, and lunch (while we had to pay) was arranged by the company so we didn't have to wait for our meals. Got to see all the highlights of the island: volcanic vents, lava tubes, black sand beach, and more. Had to be at pickup spot at 4:30am, but was well worth it!
        Elizabeth_S, Jan 2020
        From the beginning this tour was not as described. We were added on to a tour which originated in the Big Island of people vacationing there. We were left to wait for the bus for over half an hour after arrival in a parking lot. Bus was already packed, so we were not able to even sit close enough together to chat -- which is a big deal considering it's an all-day tour. When I spoke to the driver, he basically told me that's just the way it was, no attempt to help. Then he announced to the entire bus that "some" people (my family) were not happy with the seating but there was nothing he could do! We were treated like the "redheaded stepchild at the family reunion" for the duration of the tour. It was clearly NOT THE TOUR WE PAID A LOT FOR! At the end of the day, the driver dropped us at a different airport that the one we flew into that morning more than 3-1/2 hours prior to our flight, which the Big Island group continued the tour! Appalling. We ended up paying $50 each to catch an earlier flight back to Oahu. All the wonderful sights of the Big Island (which we had visited before and taken this EXACT tour as it was supposed to be conducted) could not make up for the way we were treated. Horrible company. Horrible driver -- Brian. Horrible tour.
        Response from Host, Jan 2020
        Aloha, thank you for posting a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. The driver's behavior as described is not consistent with our standard of service. Your feedback has been shared with our management team for follow up. Mahalo.
        Great tour and great tour guide!
        Renae_B, Dec 2019
        We went on a day tour of the Big Island of Hawaii. Flew in from Oahu. Every step along the way was very organized. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and we learned so much. It was great to be able to ask questions during the tour. Even though it was raining part of the day we made the best of things and still saw all of the sites. He even had umbrellas for us to use if we wanted to. He was able to answer all of our questions and the info he shared along the way was interesting. We would definitely suggest this tour to others. Loved it!!
        Long day but well worth it to see points of interest around Hawaii - the Big Island
        Maureen_M, Jun 2019
        Pick up from our resort and off to the airport to fly 45 minutes to the big island. Arrived and got on bus to start our full day of sight seeing! Our guide had a lot of knowledge of the island and filled us in on all of the rich history of the people and land. We stopped several times to experience the food or see the sights close up. If you are looking for a detailed stop of everything, this isn't the trip for you but if you, like us, just wanted highlights and volcanoes, black sand beach, Kona coffee, lava tubes, Macadamia Nuts, Water falls, etc...this is your trip! Guided by our tour guide, air conditioned bus,wonderful lunch....
        jennifer_p, Jun 2019
        Our tour guide was Jeff & he was outstanding! The tour was amazing & the knowledge he shared: unreal!
        This tour is better for those...
        Sarah_F, Mar 2018
        This tour is better for those travelling in a couple, I wouldn't recommend it for young families as is it a huge day, 21 hours. We were picked up from our hotel at 3:30am for a 5am flight over to the Big Island. Once we arrived we waited 45 minutes to be picked up and begin the tour. Unfortunately as it was such an early morning some of the sights driving around the island were missed as most passengers were asleep on the bus. We stopped at numerous places our favorites were the black sand beach, the Volcano national park and the waterfall. I would recommend spending a few days over here and driving around the island on your own time if you can afford it as it is such a beautiful place and so different from the mainland of Oahu, but for those looking to get things done on a time basis this is the best way to see the island in 1 day!
        Excellent tour. Although the day was...
        Heidi K, Mar 2018
        Excellent tour. Although the day was long, the trip was fantastic. Rainbow Falls, Black Sand Beach and Volcano National Park were tours best sights.
        This was a very fun tour. If you...
        Kelleen H, Sep 2017
        This was a very fun tour. If you have never been to Hawaii like me, it allows you to see more than you could possibly on your own. The stops were not long but if you want to see as much as you can, you have to stick to the timeline. Volcanoes National Park was my favorite. The only downside was that I thought that we would see the operations at the macadamia nut factory and Kona Coffee but it was just a gift shop. It was still interesting anyhow. Also, the samples were abundant! I would recommend that if you are flying in from another Island to make sure that you can get in bed early the night before. I accidentally scheduled this tour after spending the whole previous day at the Polynesian Culteral Center and did not get back to our motel in Waikiki until 10 PM. Then we had to be at the bus stop at 3:30 am for this tour on the big island! Our tour guide was awesome and full of interesting facts. His sense of humor was priceless. Also, be prepared, there will always be someone who is late getting back to the bus. That got on my nerves and I wanted to just leave them BUT that was all factored in by the tour guide and we didn't miss a thing. Hooray!
        This tour was well-worth our time...
        Thomas Z, Feb 2017
        This tour was well-worth our time, even though it started at 4:00 a.m. with a pick-up to the airport for the flight to the Big Island and didn't finish until we were back to our hotel at 10:45 p.m. An hour or two less would have been great. Tommy, our tour guide on The Big Island was amazingly knowledgeable and friendly. Thoroughly trustworthy and professional. In some ways, Rainbow Falls and the Black Sand Beach were more impressive than Volcano National Park, where we had hoped to get closer to the actual volcanoes. We were still very happy to see it all, though. The one thing that we didn't like was when we were approaching a sales place, like the shortbread cookie company, or the macademia factory. Suddenly our tour bus became a QVC-type hard-sell promotion for the 20 minutes before each stop where we were highly encouraged to buy, buy, buy. Tone it down, ok?? It was a turn-off to sit-through this sort of non-stop advertising each time we came to a place to buy coffee, nuts, or cookies. That said, the tour of the entire island's major tourist sites is outstanding and still to be recommended.
        Our drivers name was Fred. From the...
        Merrick J, Jan 2017
        Our drivers name was Fred. From the minute we boarded his bus, he made us feel comfortable and was very organized in his thoughts an communication. He is a 21 year Coast Guard retiree and was organized in his timing of the trip, the answering of questions, the knowledge of the Hawaiian island of Oahu and it's history and culture, etc., etc. There was not a single question that he was asked that he couldn't answer. He was very polite, orderly, kept us on time in getting to our destinations and making sure that our breaks were timely. I would highly recommend Fred for your guide.
        For what it was it was a good tour...
        Sarah M, Dec 2016
        For what it was it was a good tour however knowing that there was so much else to see on the island I'd suggest skipping it and spending more time. If you only have a day spare and are desperate to do it then definitely recommend.
        Although it was a very long day 4am...
        Jessica K, Oct 2016
        Although it was a very long day 4am pick-up! I would thoroughly recommend this tour! It is a great way to get a sense of the biggest island of Hawaii and it was surprising how many different landscapes/scenery the island has to offer. Our bus driver Kala was exceptionally knowledgeable and likable and made the tour insightful throughout. Personal highlights for me were the black sand beach at Punalu'u and the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park purely for the landscapes and the active magma. Unfortunately on this tour, we did not make it to the Macadamia Nut Factory as our bus experienced a tyre blow-out! This was disappointing and also slightly concerning about whether we would make it back for our inter-island flight. However Kala handled it all very calmly and professionally and we made it to the airport by alternate transport supplied by Polynesian Adventure Tours. There was a minor delay in being collected once back at Honolulu airport due to a change in the arrangements that we were not notified of. My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning to the islands and would be happy to use Polynesian Adventure Tours again!
        We flew over from Oahu so had to...
        Donald S, Aug 2016
        We flew over from Oahu so had to leave the North Shore at 3am. Got to the airport at 4 and was met by an agent from Polynesian Adventures. She gave us our tickets and got us to the counter. Our flight landed at 5:45am but no one was there to meet us. A call was made to the Polynesian office where we were informed that they don't pick up that early but would send someone in 15 min. hmmm? Aside from that the trip was fantastic!. Tommy our guide and bus driver was knowledgeable, funny and talked for 12 hours God bless him He drove that big bus like a pro!! Give that guy a raise :.The big island is so different from Oahu we were awestruck. A few recommendations if you are flying over take an empty water bottle as there is no place to buy water except lunch, which is on you . Also if you are a coffee person bring an empty container as you can refill it at your first stop free. I think a cooler on the bus with water would be a good addition that Polynesian could implement especially considering the cost of the tour All in all this is a tour that I highly recommend even if you are staying on the big island. Tommy got us to the airport in plenty of time for our flight home walked in the door at 9:30 pm exhausted but so glad we did this.
        We totally enjoyed the trip. Be...
        Stephen J L, Dec 2015
        We totally enjoyed the trip. Be prepared for a very early start but it was great to be picked up from our condo at Waikiki Banyan at 4.30am and taken to the airport, where we met a another guide to received our flight details. We had time for a quick breakfast after going through security so don't forget passports and/or Id. At the Big Island we met our guide and driver for the day. Tommy gave us great information flavoured with humor and some local community information to make our day enjoyable. Tommy described what we would see at each stop and made sure everyone knew how to appreciate and understand the enviroment, or the production process and history to produce the products we were about to sample. The number of stops were ok but I personally would have liked one on local art/crafts but really we were interested in the volcanic park so we both felt the tour met our main objective for the trip. It was a big day for us and all was going well untill we arrived at Honolulu Airport. Well when we met the transfer resentative she was confussed about our arrival time and indicated we were very late but in fact we came straight from the plane to meet her. The transfer driver was unimpressed that he would have to go out of his way to drop us off at our condo and instead dropped us off at a nearby corner. This was not appreciated but we really had no choice but to leave the shuttle, this was disappointing and discourteous after being up from 3.30am and very tired after a 17.5 hour day. One has to ask who would have taken responsibility if we had had an accident whilst walking from the corner to our accommodation. Perhaps the company used needs to make sure their staff are well informed and follow procedure in a courteous and considerate way.
        Very good tour. Interesting and...
        Robyn D, Nov 2015
        Very good tour. Interesting and informative. Shame about the weather. Only negative was the long wait at the airport until our flight back to Honolulu.
        Despite the early start this is an...
        Mrs P. J, Oct 2014
        Despite the early start this is an amazing tour, well organised, although it would have been appreciated if fellow travelers had been a little more considerate and arrived back at the coach on time. You see many different types of terrain, walking through a lava tube, how often will you get the chance to do that! Sightseeing interspersed with a lunch stop as well as visits to both sweet and macadamia nut factories, delicious!
        This tour was very interesting but...
        Mark, Jul 2014
        This tour was very interesting but not exactly what we were expecting. Most of your time is spent on the bus. We had 45 minutes for lunch (cost not included), and only 10-15 mins. at the few stops we made. We were led to believe we would be able to actually see fresh lava, but our tour guide said that could only be done by air and that we had been lied to. He said the same thing about waterfalls. He stopped at one and we "saw" several others as we sped by in the bus. Again, he said we were promised to see waterfalls, not get close enough to touch or get good photos. The majority of the tour you drive by lava fields, coffee trees, and macadamia nut trees. It was a good Island over view with some beautiful scenery, but after returning home to view our photos, many were blurred because they were taken out the window of a moving bus. We would not do this tour again, especially considering the $$ paid. If we knew then what we know now, we would fly over, rent a car, and stay overnight. Anyone could drive to any of the places we stopped themselves with a map for much less cost.
        Although the day is a long one...
        Sarah A, Mar 2014
        Although the day is a long one (3:30am pick up in Oahu to the airport) it was fun to visit the Big Island! We got to see most of the island, including volcanos (no lava) -- and we were kept well informed on the history by our tour bus driver, Sal. We were a little bummed because we got to the airport to fly back to Oahu only about 12 minutes before the plane took off - and this was after being driven for what seemed like hours at night time to drop off folks staying on the island at their hotels. A good tour though and glad we did it!
        Early start (4:30 a.m.) but...
        Beverly_J, Feb 2014
        Early start (4:30 a.m.) but everything was organized perfectly. I had never used Viator before and was nervous especially about this large group of 7 people and the details surrounding getting us where we needed to be. The pick up bus was a little late, but other than that, everything worked great and we enjoyed our day tour of the big island. The tour guide/bus driver was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I would suggest reminding people in advance to tip the driver well. We hadn't thought about this until later in the day and did not have much cash left.
        The trip advertises (as you can see...
        Sachin J, Dec 2013
        The trip advertises (as you can see by the main image on the left on this rate your trip page too - a trip to the molten lava area). This is false advertisement. Beware that you will NOT SEE THE MOLTEN LAVA. If we had known that, we would have rather taken our own car and did the trip. There is a lot of driving, and a lot of talk about multi-million/billion land deals and who's who on the island. The tour stops - Coffee company, and the lunch were mediocre at best. The tour operator should co-ordinate with some better restaurants with a wider menu choice. (13$ for a veggie burger and fries). The drivers at both end (Airport pickup/Drop-off and Mr. John on the main leg) were wonderful.

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