Kauai Backcountry Mountain Tubing Adventure

Duration: 3 hours Location: Lihue
Kauai Backcountry Mountain Tubing Adventure
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The Mountain Tubing Adventure is truly a unique and memorable experience for the entire family!

Hop in a  four-wheel-drive adventure vehicles and traverse former Lihue Plantation lands deep into Kauai’s pristine emerald green interior. Enjoy breathtaking vistas and spectacular scenery, while your guide shares information about our island. When you arrive at the launch site you’ll grab a tube, don a headlamp, and jump in the gently flowing waters. Witness Kauai’s spectacular, historical engineering feats as you float down the open canals, through several amazing tunnels and flumes engineered and hand dug circa 1870. Enjoy the wonder and magic of each tunnel, lit by headlamps. At the end of your adventure enjoy delicious snacks and a cool dip in a natural swimming hole.

Booking this tour far in advance is a must.

Activity Details

Tour Includes:

  • Helmets
  • Headlamps & gloves
  • Tubes
  • Delicious lunch and water (two hours into the tour)
  • Hand sanitizer

What to Wear & Bring:

  • Secured water friendly shoes required,  NO FLIP FLOPS (rental shoes available)
  • Swimsuits or clothing that can get wet
  • Towel and a dry change of clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Mask, if you do not have one they are available for purchase.
  • Hat (recommended but not required)
  • Bug repellent

Tour Times:

  • Tour operates 7 days a week
  • 8am, 9am, 10am, 1pm & 2pm
  • More tour times available throughout the year call for current availability
  • Check in time is 30 minutes prior

Tour Requirements:

  • Everyone must be in good physical condition
  • Not recommended for people who have bad backs or recent knee, neck or back surgery
  • Everyone must be at least 5 yrs of age & 43 inches tall to participate
  • Must weigh under 300lbs to participate
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

Please Note

  • 72 hour notice of cancellation is required for a refund.
  • There are no timeshare visits required to enjoy our discounts!
  • Call 1-866-897-1637 for additional discounts available for large groups!

Reserve This Tour

Adults
$135.00
Reg: $149.00
Save: $14.00
Children (5-17)
$135.00
Reg: $149.00
Save: $14.00
Duration: 3 hours Location: Lihue
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Reviews, Comments, & Questions:

  1. Nancy McMullen says:

    Do you provide wet suits if the water is too cold? We are planning on coming the last week of April 2011.

    1. Susan — Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Nancy. YES, they do have wetsuits (tops only) for rent at $6 per person. Mountain Tubing is extremely popular and does sell out so do not wait much longer. As you know April is a Spring break time. We discount all the Kauai activities and will be happy to answer any questions you may have on any activity.

      Feel free to call us on our toll free with any other questions you may have. 1-866-897-1637

  2. debbie williams says:

    Is there any hiking involved in this tour?

  3. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

    This tour actually has very little hiking. You will need to be able to walk up & down 13 steps. Call me toll free @ 1-866-897-1637 I can answer any other questions you might have & get you reserved for this awesome tour!

  4. Linda Schnaufer says:

    What is the best way to get to your adventure? We will be coming from the Pride of America cruise ship. I heard there was very little parking available if you have a rental car. Looking forward to this excursion!

  5. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

    This tour is about a 10 minute drive from the cruise ship dock in Nawiliwili. If you do have a rental car there will be parking available for you. Otherwise I would recommend taking a taxi cab. I will email you directions when you make your reservation.

    Call us toll free at 1-866-897-1637 to make your reservation, this tour sell out far in advance!

  6. Judy says:

    Are children welcome on this tour or is there an age requirement?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Judy! For the Mountain Tubing Adventure children over 5 years old are welcome, we’ve had them as old as 82! This tour books up quickly, call me toll free to reserve your tour today! 1-866-897-1637

  7. Keith says:

    Our 15 year old daughter said it was the highlight of our week on Kauai!. We enjoyed it all: the scenery on the trip up the mountain , the exciting ride downriver through the dark, dark tunnels, the tranquil picnic spot for lunch and the humor of our guides. It was a memorable experience which we have recounted to many friends back home

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Keith! I am so glad to hear you guys had such a fun time on the Tubing tour. It has been a family favorite for years. I look forward to assisting you with more awesome activities on your next trip here to Kauai!
      Mahalo,
      Kaya

  8. Terry says:

    The best activity on Kauai. Whenever our friends are going to Kauai we tell them that Kauai Tubing Adventure is not to be missed.

    We are coming back for more in February 2012.

    Love, love, love it!!!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Terry! The Tubing adventure is loved by all & does sell out quickly!! I am happy you & your family got to enjoy it. Be sure to give us a call, we would love to assist you with more awesome adventures! Mahalo & Aloha!

  9. Michelle Mauerhan says:

    Is the water cold?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      The water is cooler than the air, but comfortable for the duration you are in the water.

  10. Rachel says:

    My husband and I will be coming in just a few weeks and are very interested in this tour. I will be 16 weeks pregnant at the time of our trip. I have seen some that do not recommend this tour if you are expecting. Is this strictly a recommendation or will they not allow you to do this tour? We have several friends and family members who have done it before and seem to think it would be fine.

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Rachel! This is a good question, you can go on this tour if you are pregnant. You just need to have been in contact with you doctor and have been given the ok to be active during your pregnancy. This tour books up fast so call us toll free at 1-866-897-1637 to reserve your tour today!

  11. Shekhar says:

    My daughter is 11 yrs old. Can she ride with me or does she ride separately?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Shekhar! You just have to be 5 yrs of age and older to participate in this tour. Your daughter will have her own tube and ride by herself. However you can stay close to each other on the tour. Call us toll free at 1-866-897-1637 to reserve your seats or fill out our online reservation form today. This tour books up weeks in advance!

  12. Laura says:

    My Husband, myself and another couple visited your site about three years ago and LOVED it! We are planning a trip with our Family of 6 in August and have a few questions.
    We are planning on doing a day tour to Kauai from Oahu just to do your tour.
    I was wondering if you could tell me about how much it would cost to possibly take a shuttle from the airport to your facility.
    Are there any other discouts for a group of 6, or government rate? Mahalo!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Laura! This is a great tour for a family! We are offering this tour at a great price this summer, only $89 per person! So we can not go any lower than that. Your check in point is about a 8-10 min cab ride away from the airport. I would guess it would cost around $20 each way. Call us toll free at 1-866-897-1637 or fill out our online reservation form today, this tour books up weeks in advance!

  13. Linda says:

    It was awesome! We met lots of great people and it was totally fun.

  14. Sarika and Dave says:

    We had a blast with the tubing adventure. It poured on us and we still had a amazing adventure. The water was super warm, the team leaders were fun, the tour was overall GREAT!!!
    Thanks for such a fun afternoon on a rainy day, bet the sunny days are FAB!
    Sarika and Dave
    Calgary AB Canada

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Sarika & Dave! I am so happy to hear even in the rain this tour was a blast for you two! That is something extremely nice about Kauai is even in the rain it is still warm!

  15. Shekhar says:

    Great experience. We totally loved it. Our guides were great, kept us entertained all through the experience. I would highly recommend this activity.

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Shekhar! Mahalo for your feedback, I am glad you had a great time. This is such an awesome tour!

  16. Nina ponterio says:

    Our party of 14 very interested in doing this the week of 7/24 and I have to say I’m impressed with just the responsiveness of this company.sent a reservation request.

    1. Susan — Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha. Please give us a call on our toll free as soon as possible 1-866-897-1637. This TUBING adventure fills up quickly so do not wait since you
      are with a larger group. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  17. Belinda says:

    We are coming over from Australia in March and are interested in doing both the ziplining and the tubing there is it possible to schedule both tours for the one day. Also we are planning on staying in Lihue so would it be expensive to get a taxi to and from there and are taxi’s easy to get

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Belinda! You could do both Zipline and Tubing in the same day for sure! If you are staying in Lihue you will be close to the check in point. When you fill out the online reservation form in the comments field ask for some local taxi phone numbers and I will be sure email you some so you can easily arrange your transportation. Keep in mind the Tubing and Zipline tours do sell out so it is never to early to reserve your tours!

  18. susan says:

    Is this ok for kids 9-11?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Susan! Yes this tour is great for all kids over 5 years old. The Mountain Tubing Adventure is a lot of fun for families and books up weeks in advance so be sure to reserve your tour soon!

  19. LK says:

    Hi, what time slot would you recommend booking for the tubing? Just curious what time is best to go. I’m not a strong swimmer. Is the water flowing fast or deep? It looked shallow to me. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha! The Tubing tours start as early and go through the day into the late afternoon depending on availability. I like to remind people that you will be served a deli style lunch on the tour so the morning tours are nice because you eat lunch at a normal time. However it is up to you and your schedule. Keep in mind Kauai has great weather all day, not to hot & not to cool! The water is less than 3 ft deep and life jackets are provided if you would like to wear one. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Tubing sells out weeks in advance!

  20. Courtney says:

    Do you require a full payment up front or is just a deposit required? Thank you!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Courtney! You will pay a deposit at the time of booking and pay the balance due when you check in for the tour. Feel free to call me toll free at 1-866-897-1637 if you have any other questions or to check availability, this tour books up quickly! I look forward to hearing from you soon, mahalo!

  21. Laura says:

    To celebrate my 50th birthday we decided to go “Hawaii 5-0” and spend a week on Kauai. First off 7 days was not enough. We’ll definitely do 10 days next time. My husband and I really enjoyed this adventure. It’s an easy float down and the tour guides were a lot of fun. After the float taking a dip in the pond was fun and lunch was good. I would recommend this to everyone of all ages (except if your claustrophobic, you probably won’t enjoy going through the tunnels).

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Laura! Mahalo for your sharing your experience with us. I am happy to hear you had a great time. We look forward to helping you plan activities for your next trip here to Kauai.

  22. Helen Lord says:

    Questions please:

    (1) Re: the tubing – is there a reduced rate for a child (aged 7)

    (2) What other activities do you have for this age group (7/nearly 8)- I notice the biking and zip wire are minimum age 12.

    Many thanks

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Helen! We offer lots of great activities for young children. Some of my favorite are the ATV tours, they can ride along as a passenger in several of the vehicles. The Napali Coast Snorkel Tours are awesome as well. Luaus, Air Tours too! I have a couple ziplines they can do as well. Check out our Nui Loa Zipline and Iki Mua Zipline. You just have to be 7 years old for both of those! As for the Tubing Tour the price is per person with no different child rate. Feel free to call me toll free at 1-866-897-1637 to ask any other questions or to get your tours reserved. Aloha!

  23. Alina says:

    Hello,
    I am coming in July with my mother who is 65. She’s not much into water sports or vigorous activities, but I want her to experience this. How strenuous is your mountain tubing experience? Is there someone to catch you if you fall out of tube and how often do people actually fall out? Is there possibility of injury? Can I coordinate to be in a tube right net to hers or that’s impossible?
    thank you so much!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Alina! These are great questions. This tour is not strenuous however you do need to be in good physical condition. The water is only about 3ft deep, there is no one to catch you if you fall out, there are guides with you in the water. You can put your tube in next to hers and stay by her. A good rule of thumb for this tour is can you stay in a reclined position (like you are sitting in a recliner) for 45 minutes? Children as young as 5 and adults as old as 82 have been out on this tour, just be sure she is up for the adventure!

  24. Chuck says:

    Does the tube ride include the 4 wheel transportation to the starting point? If not do you have transportation BACK to the starting point? Thanks

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Chuck! You will have to check in at the Tubing location in Hanamaulu. From there in an old military vehicle you will be driven to and back up country to the actual canal where you tube.

  25. Mike says:

    Does your tubing adventures have weight restrictions like the NCL tubing adventures.

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Mike! Yes the Tubing weight limit is lbs. Let me know if you have any other questions! Keep in mind Tubing has to be booked far in advance, it is so popular!

  26. Ralph says:

    My wife and I will be in Kauai in September. She will be 5 months pregnant. Is she allowed to participate in the tubing tour?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Ralph! Yes she can participate. As long as she has her doctors approval to be active. She does not need a doctors note. This tour books up weeks in advance so give us a call today to book your spots!

  27. julie says:

    We are coming in July 2013. How far in advance would you recommend booking this tour for 9 people?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Julie! As soon as you can pick your date reserve this tour. Tubing always sells out. There is a 72 hour cancellation policy. If you need to change your reservation, or cancel it, you can do that without penalty up to 72 hours before your tour.

  28. Sharon says:

    There is 10 of us in our group, do you offer or reccommend transportation from NCL cruise port to and from you location?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Sharon! You will need to take a taxi or rent a car. This tour does not offer transportation. The cruise ship port is about 10 minutes away from the check in point. Be sure to book your Tubing reservation as soon as you can it always sells out in advance.

  29. Arlene says:

    Question:
    We notice that helmets are not listed on your “Provided” list; however, the person in the photo on your web page is wearing a helmet. Our concern is safety for our 5 yr. old. Do you have a helmet for her to wear?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Arlene! Yes helmets are provided for each person on the tour.

  30. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

    Mahalo for the feedback! We look forward to your return!

    We had several guides during our vacation on Kauai that were great. However the best by far was Micah @ Kauai Backcountry Adv. He convinced my leery grandson that he was brave enough to tube alone. Both he and Christian were excellent guides! ~ Mueller Family

  31. Kallie says:

    Aloha! How much walking is required for this? My father has a bit of trouble with walking.

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha! You will need to be able to take a short walk from the tour bus to the edge of the canal. Then there are 5-6 steps down you need to do to get into the Tube. Please call toll free at 1-866-897-1637 to make sure this tour is ok for him to do.

  32. Fanessa says:

    Is this tour safe for pregnant women or do you have restrictions on that?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Fanessa! This tour is ok for women who are pregnant if they have the ok from their doctor to be active. You need to be able to sit in a reclined position for 45 minutes. Please let us know at the time of booking how far along you are. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  33. Lisa C. says:

    We stayed in Kauai last May 2014. This was by far the best activity we did as a family. We are going to Maui this year, but plan to fly to Kauai for a day just to take this very unique tubing tour. It was so much fun. They start the tour with a short walking tour and give information and history about the area as you make your way to the tubing area. Tubing had dark tunnels and some rushing water. Gloves are necessary (they provide) because you will occasionally need to push off of rocks. After tubing, there is a cold cut sandwich style picnic. I wish the tubing portion of this excursion was a little longer, but we had a great time!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Lisa! Awesome you are coming back to Kauai for this unique adventure tour! This is by far one of the most popular tours. We look forward to your return. Be sure to get your reservation in as soon as possible if you have not already. I am booking for September already!

  34. Gloria says:

    My family had a great tubing experience today. We have visited Kauai several times but this was our first time tubing. Kaylee and Kerry really added to the experience and made the trip fun! Thanks for a refreshing new experience! Mahalo.

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Gloria! Mountain Tubing on Kauai is a one of a kind adventure for sure! Mahalo for your feedback, I will make sure to pass this on to your tour guides. Keep us on your favorite for your next trip to Kauai, we seek out the best of the best tours for our customers!

  35. Jessica says:

    Does the 5 year old have to be a certain height to ride?

  36. Jon says:

    I had a question regarding the footwear and is meant by “water friendly shoes”. Could you recommend some brands or even links to shoes on amazon/zappos or what your guides wear? Thanks.

    Jon

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Jon, Water friendly shoes meaning shoes you do not mind to get wet. You will be wearing them while tubing, they need to have a secure back strap so you do not loose them. Like Tevas, chacos & aqua socks. Any kind of sport sandal or old tennis shoes will work too!

  37. Sharon O'Keefe says:

    Thanks for making me feel like a kid again.

  38. Rebecca Bowling says:

    January 26, 2017
    My husband and I had absolutely the best time. We went on the 1:00pm adventure. Our guides were so great and helpful. If we get a chance to return we sure will. Thanks
    Becca & Will

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Becca! Mahalo for your feedback I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful time! This is a must do on Kauai!

  39. Sara says:

    How long is this tour?

  40. Carol clouser says:

    We will be in Kauai on May 31, 2018 On Pride of America and would like an 11:30 start time for 4 people . Is that possible ?

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Carol, This tour can sell out far in advance only the 9 am and 2 pm tours are available that day. Space is extremely limited so let us know if you would like reserve space.

  41. Jean Fishbaugh says:

    Kaya, This tubing trip was the highlight of my trip to Kauai ???. RJ , Joel, and gang made the trip even more fun with their outgoing personalities ?. Sign up early so you don’t miss this opportunity ‼️ I’ll be telling my son and his wife about the fantastic trip ‼️ J?

  42. Stevie says:

    Are Chacos and keens good shoe options??

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Stevie, As long as your chacos or keens have a strap that secures the shoe to your foot these will work great!

  43. Adelaide Foster says:

    My friend and I signed up after hearing from another friend that it was amazing, and my god it did not disappoint. Our tour guides, Marcus and BJ/PJ (honestly not sure which one it it, I apologize) made the tour 10x better. They were hilarious, kind, and quite knowledgeable about the island. Shout-out to our driver, Dustin, for being awesome! Another shout-out to whoever was playing the ukulele and singing, because it echoed through the caves and made the experience another 10x better. 10/10 would recommend!!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Adelaide, Mahalo for your feedback it sounds like you had a blast! I will pass this along to the guides.

  44. Leslie Richards says:

    Had an amazing time on our trip! Chasen was our guide and he was awesome! Kept us entertained and educated on the history of the island and the mountain. Would highly recommend this trip. If you are looking for fun and adventure this is your trip!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Leslie! We appreciate your feedback & so happy you had a fantastic time! Mahalo Nui Loa!

  45. Kathy Wilson says:

    We went today, there is not enough room to say all of the good things about this experience. So much fun, beautiful, well organized excursion I have ever been on. Not only was the float amazing, the people who guide, sign you up, and get you up to the site were AMAZING. Entertaining, friendly, and the best thing! We had our 7 year old Granddaughter with us and they were spectacular with her. We all enjoyed it so much. Don’t miss this place. So. Worth It.

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Kathy! Mahalo for the stellar feedback. So wonderful you had an epic experience!

  46. Allen Walters says:

    I just wanted to take a moment and give HUGE MAHALO‘S!!!! We went Tuesday Jan 25th at 1:00pm, Kannan was our main guide (might have spelled that name wrong, if I did, my bad). Our little daughter who has Down’s Syndrome, she’s 9 years old took to him very fast. He let here sit next to him, he talked to her the whole trip, even made sure she stayed with him during the floating portion. He was so sweet and awesome with her!! He has a huge heart!! Not many people see her for her, well, he sure did!! Thank you from a father of one who doesn’t get to see that kind of treatment most of the time.
    Your an awesome man!! That told me everything I needed to know about you and your family as well as the company you work for. Kauai Backcountry Adventures truly lives the ALOHA spirit!!

    1. Kaya— Kauai Activity Specialist says:

      Mahalo Allen for sharing your experience, that is totally AWESOME!

  47. Carly Scott says:

    How deep is the water while in the tube?

    1. Kaya – Activity Specialist says:

      Aloha Carly, The water will never be more than 3 feet deep.

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