Kauai is home of two of Hawaii's most famous and spectacular features, The Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto Tour, two popular Kauai tours which goes hand in hand with Smiths Luau. Described by Mark Twain as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon will astound you with its wild, colorful beauty. This tour is offered by Polynesian Adventure Tours and is the most popular of the Kauai Land Tours. The Fern Grotto in Kauai, which you might recognize from Elvis' movie Blue Hawaii, remains one of the most beautiful and exotic places in all of Hawaii.
From the bottom of the sea to its highest point, Kauai measures three miles. The top of Kawaikini Peak is some 5,243 feet (1,598 m) above sea level. Almost as tall is Mount Waialeale with 5,148 feet (1,569 m). The northeastern slopes of it are among the wettest places in the world, with an amazing 450 inches of rain per year. The constant rain has eroded a series of deep valleys into the slopes of the mountains, including the impressive Waimea Canyon, which measures nearly 10 miles long and a half-mile deep in places and again is a location for one of the most popular Things to do in Hawaii.
This Hawaiian Island offers two great locations for snorkeling in Kauai which is one of the most popular Kauai tours. Float in the warm waters of the NaPali Coast, the "jewel of Kauai" on the island's north coast, or venture out to neighboring Ni'ihau, the privately-owned "Forbidden Island." Where both Captain Andys and Blue Dolphin Charters in Kauai take tours located at Port Allen. Both locations are home to pods of wild spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins and even resident pilot whales. Hawaii offers great Kauai Whale Watching tours. The Na Pali Coast is also the destination of the Kauai’s whale watching tours, which might bring you into contact with Pacific humpback whales, the great sperm whale of Moby Dick fame smaller Hawaiian pilot whales, false killer whales, beaked whales and melon-headed whales. And of course, there's the classic Kauai dinner cruises along the beautiful Na Pali coast of this beautiful island. There are many different Kauai Tours and Things to do in Kauai.
Once you experience Kauai's warm, turquoise waters, magnificent mountains and valleys, fabulous Waimea Canyon and the romantic Fern Grotto, you may never want to return home again. Kauai's grandeur has also been celebrated in numerous Hollywood films, including Jurassic Park and Windtalkers.