Kauai Sports & Outdoors

  • down to the river...
    down to the river...
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  • fighting the waves
    fighting the waves
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  • The Kalalau Trailhead at Ke'e Beach
    The Kalalau Trailhead at Ke'e Beach
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Kauai Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking

    Kauai Sports & Outdoors

    On our most recent trip to Kauai, unfortunately Marc was recovering from surgery so we couldn’t be as active as we had planned. We were never more disappointed in this situation as we were the day we made it to Ke’e Beach. Of course we didn’t have our hiking shoes with us as we faced the Kalalau Trailhead so we decided to try a bit in our flip...

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  • Golfing

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    If you'd like to golf on a beautiful course designed by pro Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1989, the Mokihana has become popular with locals due to its lower fees. Not as challenging as the Kiele course, the Mokihana also seems to receive less maintenance and has been relegated to the status of the less deserving cousin course. (According to the...

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  • Sailing

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    If you have the means, time, & opportunity...you MUST sail the Na Pali coast. It is one of the most spectacular experiences I have ever done. We did a morning sailing out of Port Allen on the south coast with Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures. It was approximately 5 1/2 hours long & worth every second. They offer two sailings - one at 7am and one...

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  • Fishing

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    We went trolling for Marlin, Tuna, and Ono. We were lucky enough to each catch an Ono! Amy got a big one, about 45 pounds, Susan's was big too at about 30 pounds. WHAT A THRILL!!! Hana pa'a Charters - "4 person shared"... only we were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the boat... so it was like a personal charter! Our boat was the ONLY boat...

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  • Surfing

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    Hanalei bay is a good place to catch some waves, both the novice and the experienced can enjoy surfing this here. Several companies gives surfing lessons here and further out the breakers can be quite challenging, of course depending on the weather conditions. The sandy beach and relativley few rocks in treh bay make it a place where you dont have...

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  • Scuba Diving

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    We used Seasport Divers to go to Ni'ihau but Bubbles Below and Fathom Five are just as good. Charters leave early as its about a 2 hour trek to Ni'ihau. Most offer 3 tank dives with lunch. The dive sites themselves are pretty typical for Hawaii - alot of lava rock but not alot of coral. The fish life is amazing, with lots of colorful tropical...

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  • Kayaking/Canoeing

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    You wont believe how many choices you have to exercise yourself here: 1)Hiking, trecking, cycling, There are some easy trails but also some dangerous ones suggested only to experienced ones. The 11 miles of Kalalau trail will top it all as it is located on the Na Pali coast, even if you do the first 2-3 miles you will be reward with some great...

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  • move yourself!

    You wont believe how many choices you have to exercise yourself here:1)Hiking, trecking, cycling, There are some easy trails but also some dangerous ones suggested only to experienced ones. The 11 miles of Kalalau trail will top it all as it is located on the Na Pali coast, even if you do the first 2-3 miles you will be reward with some great...

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  • Hiking the Kalalau Trail to the Na Pali...

    On our most recent trip to Kauai, unfortunately Marc was recovering from surgery so we couldn’t be as active as we had planned. We were never more disappointed in this situation as we were the day we made it to Ke’e Beach. Of course we didn’t have our hiking shoes with us as we faced the Kalalau Trailhead so we decided to try a bit in our flip...

    more
  • Hiking Kauai

    Kauai has some of the most challenging hikes you can imagine. From the beginner to the professional, the trails of Kauai are awesome. Kauai hiking trails can take you along cliffs, moutains and beaches. Ensure you have a good pair of water resistant shoes, due to many trails will take you threw jungle streams and rivers. Due to the high rainfall...

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  • Dive the Forbidden Island!

    We used Seasport Divers to go to Ni'ihau but Bubbles Below and Fathom Five are just as good.Charters leave early as its about a 2 hour trek to Ni'ihau. Most offer 3 tank dives with lunch. The dive sites themselves are pretty typical for Hawaii - alot of lava rock but not alot of coral. The fish life is amazing, with lots of colorful tropical fish....

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  • Golf on a course designed by Jack...

    If you'd like to golf on a beautiful course designed by pro Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1989, the Mokihana has become popular with locals due to its lower fees. Not as challenging as the Kiele course, the Mokihana also seems to receive less maintenance and has been relegated to the status of the less deserving cousin course. (According to the...

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  • A lot of island out there waiting to be...

    About 10 percent of Kauai is accessible by road. That's great news if you enjoy hiking, because it means there's a lot of island out there waiting to be explored on foot. Of course, before you set out you'll need to know where you're going. Write to the Hawaii Geographic Society, P.O. Box 1698, Honolulu, HI 96806, and ask for their information...

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  • Sail the Na Pali Coast - a spectacular...

    If you have the means, time, & opportunity...you MUST sail the Na Pali coast. It is one of the most spectacular experiences I have ever done. We did a morning sailing out of Port Allen on the south coast with Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures. It was approximately 5 1/2 hours long & worth every second. They offer two sailings - one at 7am and one...

    more
  • Hanalei bay - Surfing or just a day on...

    Hanalei bay is a good place to catch some waves, both the novice and the experienced can enjoy surfing this here. Several companies gives surfing lessons here and further out the breakers can be quite challenging, of course depending on the weather conditions.The sandy beach and relativley few rocks in treh bay make it a place where you dont have...

    more
  • Sail the Na Pali Coast

    After seeing the Na Pali coast by trail a few days earlier, and by helicopter the day before, we still had to see this one of a kind landmark from another angle, the ocean! Sailing aboard a modern 55 foot catamaran (those prone to seasickness, beware!), the trip takes about 5 hours in all. During this time with "Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures"...

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  • Poipu Bay Golf Course

    Unfortunetly, we don't golf, but we heard many good things about the golf course at Hyatt Regency. The hotel guide boasts that the world's greatest golfers have played here - like Tiger Woods. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.The golf course has spectaular views, as does the entire property. If you are a golfer this hotel will be a dream...

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  • Outriggers in Hanalei Bay

    We stayed right on Hanalei Bay, so every late afternoon, we would watch the local outrigger club doing their training. An outrigger is 45 feet long, weighs 400 pounds and is manned (or womanned) by a crew of six. The trick is not to paddle with 6 paddles, but to move in complete synchronization so the six paddles act as one paddle.These crews had...

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  • Hiking the Kalalau Trail

    This is probably the most famous hike in Kauai. The trail goes for 11 miles and leads you to Na Pali Coast; the views along the way are simply beautiful. One needs a permit to go past the first 2 miles (it is assumed that you'll be camping if you go farther). At the end of the trail lies Kalalau Beach and above it the beautiful valley that you can...

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  • Fishing for Ono!

    We went trolling for Marlin, Tuna, and Ono. We were lucky enough to each catch an Ono! Amy got a big one, about 45 pounds, Susan's was big too at about 30 pounds. WHAT A THRILL!!! Hana pa'a Charters - "4 person shared"... only we were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on the boat... so it was like a personal charter! Our boat was the ONLY boat...

    more
  • aventure...

    kauai is the perfect destination for today'saventure traveler.for leisurely river kayak rides ,scuba diding and ocean sailing,to horseback riding,hiking or biking

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  • Swimming with the fishes

    Scuba diving! I always wanted to try it, but my husband was chicken. So my dad went with me. I was a bit surprised to find out that there are a lot of people whole really do have a fear of breathing under water---with an air tank , of course! My husband refuses to even use a snorkel. But we did get him to do the free resort course and he seemed to...

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  • Kia Bear Sport Fishing

    Trolling for anything that bit the hook! We got a Mahi and three small Tuna. It was my first Tuna that I caught! Boat is loaded with the equipment and the mate was very friendly and helpful.

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  • Somewhere under the Rainbow!

    Fishing from the pier near the airport. We caught several Bone Fish here. Talk to the locals, they will teach you how to set up your rig. Bring your rods, they have plenty of cheap fishing tackle in all the grocery stores.

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  • Surfing in Hawaii??? Go figure!

    This goes without saying, but surfing in Kauai is on the menu if you are so inclined. The tides are still quite strong, but the waves in Kauai are much smaller than the famous ones on the north shore of Kauai. Novice surfers will find this destination more conducive to catching some waves without killing yourself or competing with others for a...

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