Family Activities:

Kauai Backcountry Adventures


Kauai Backcountry Adventures

Highway 56, Hanamaulu, Kauai, HI

Mountain Tubing Adventure is a unique activity that gives you a chance to travel back in time to the sugar plantation era. It’s a really interesting way to see another side of Kauai.

The ride takes you through a tropical waterway consisting of open ditches, tunnels and flumes all of which were engineered and hand dug circa 1870. The ride starts out slow and speeds up in the caves, the last two of which you ride through in the dark — kids will shriek with excitement.

The guides are keenly on top of everyone’s safety, providing instructions when to raise your bottom and what to do inside the dark tunnels. Your guides will fit you with gloves, a helmet and a headlamp, and check your footwear to make sure that they won’t come off and float away during your adventure. The water is typically knee deep in most places, and the current moves you along fast enough that no paddling is required. At the end of your tubing adventure, the guides serve up a picnic lunch at a beautiful, natural swimming hole.

The rate is $106 per person and the tour is recommended for kids age 5 and up.