Mountain Tubing On Kauai
Down Historic Canals And Tunnels
For something truly unique, float in an inner tube down the hand-carved waterways of a historic sugar plantation surrounded by towering mountains and the Waialeale Crater! Gently flowing waters will carry you down the former irrigation system of the Lihue Plantation that traverses this magnificent, remote landscape. Flumes and tunnels along the waterway will make sure to entertain the whole family. This is understandably one of the most popular tours on Kauai, so make sure to book well in advance to make sure you don’t miss this memorable mountain tubing adventure.
The Mountain Tubing Adventure is perfect for all those aged 5 and over, and in generally good physical condition. The gently flowing waters, beautiful scenery, flumes, and tunnels are combined for a relaxing, fun, and fascinating experience. And when we say we are unique, we mean it! This is the only tubing activity of this type on Kauai.
There’s nothing quite like floating down a river to get your adrenaline pumping. And when that river is set amidst the majestic beauty of the mountains, it’s an even more exhilarating experience. That’s what you can expect when you go mountain tubing. And best of all, it’s suitable for people of all ages and skill levels. So if you’re looking for an exciting adventure, be sure to give mountain tubing a try.
Your mountain tubing adventure has exclusive access to the historic irrigation system of the former Lihue Plantation. This ditch and tunnel system that once irrigated vast sugar crops had been unused since sugar was taken out of production in 2000. This water system runs through some of the most beautiful and remote lands on the island. It includes spectacular views of the mountains and Waialeale Crater. The waters which originate near the top of Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots in the world, are channeled through ditches and tunnels hand-dug by plantation workers over a century ago!
Lihue Plantation was once one of the largest sugar plantations in Hawai’i. Situated on the east coast of the island of Kauai, the plantation covered more than 20,000 acres of land. Today, the plantation is no longer in operation, but its history is still very much alive. The former plantation grounds are now home to a museum, as well as a working farm and botanical garden. Visitors can tour the plantation grounds and learn about the role that sugar played in Hawaiian history. They can also see firsthand how sugar was produced, from crushing the cane to boiling the syrup. The Lihue Plantation is a fascinating glimpse into Hawaii’s past, and a must-see for anyone interested in Hawaiian history or sugar production.
Four Wheel road drive through Lihue Plantation
Tube down historic canals
Ride through 5 darkened tunnels built over a century ago
Helpful, informative local tour guides
Picnic Lunch Included
Tubes, Headlamps & Gloves
Multiple tour times throughout the day to fit us into your busy schedule
Rental wetsuits and booties are available
After checking in at our base camp, we load up on our four-wheel drive off-road vehicles for a tour through Lihue Plantation lands. Our exclusive access to this facility gives you a rare glimpse of a century’s old industry that help to shape the Hawaii of today.
Guided by our highly knowledgeable local staff you’ll be shown the History of the rainforest you’re walking through and learn of the foliage and animals who call it home.
We continue our journey toward the Lihue plantation’s 100-year-old irrigation system where our water tubes await us. Once there, we’ll begin our trek down the waterway through five darkened tunnels and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
Our tour concludes with lunch and an optional swim at a pristine jungle waterhole where you can continue to enjoy should you choose to.
Mountain Tubing Experience With Lunch From Lihue
|RidersAges 5 years and older, max weight 300 lbs||$149.00|
We require at least 72 hours’ notice for cancellation before your tour or scheduled pick-up time to avoid a full charge penalty.