Poipu and Koloa are two Kauai towns that reveal the history of Hawaii’s sugarcane era. Learn about the island’s distinct past while embracing its natural beauty. You’ll discover snorkeling beaches, gardens, a blowhole, and hike to a cave!

•⁠ Snorkel at Prince Kuhio Park
•⁠ Marvel at Spouting Horn a natural blowhole
•⁠ Stroll through Moir Gardens
•⁠ Walk quaint Koloa Town
•⁠ Walk through Hawaii’s largest limestone cave

Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Poipu and Lihue
Direction: Loop, ending where you began

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  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Prince Kuhio park

    Prince Kuhio Park

  • Lawai Beach

    Lawai Beach

  • Spouting Horn Blowhole Kauai

    Spouting Horn

  • Koloa Landing

    Koloa Landing & Bay

  • 16.Poliahu_Heiau

    Ancient Hawaiian Heiau

  • Moir Gardens18

    Moir Gardens

  • Kaneiolouma Cultural Complex

    Kaneiolouma Cultural Complex

  • Poipu Beach

    Poipu Beach

  • Shipwrecks beach

    Shipwreck Beach & Hike

  • Makauwahi Cave Hike

    Makauwahi Cave Hike

  • Pu’uwanawana Volcanic Cone

    Pu’uwanawana Volcanic Cone

  • Koloa Jodo Mission Buddhist Temple

    Koloa Jodo Mission Buddhist Temple

  • Alekoko Menehune Fishpond

    Alekoko Menehune Fishpond

  • Old Koloa Town

    Koloa Town



Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

The tour travels in a loop, beginning and ending in Poipu. You can also start the tour in Lihue near the airport. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Poipu Town
  • Prince Kuhio Park
  • Lawai Beach
  • Spouting Horn
  • Moir Gardens
  • Poipu Beach Park
  • Shipwrecks Beach
  • Makauwahi Cave
  • Koloa Town

For help planning your day check out our Poipu and Koloa Town suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!

What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Poipu & Koloa Town Tour
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch
  • $5.00 per person: Local snack

Can I join the West Maui Coastline tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

Customer Reviews

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Dan Powell | May 2022
Maui and Big Island Guides worked well on Ipad. Had difficulty with Kauai app on Android. Only worked going backwards on the route. Ignored all the markers going forward. Poipu and Waimea routes acted the same way. Didn't seem to understand which way we were going.

Shaka Guide

Responded | May 2022

Cindy Hansen | May 2022
I agree it needs a pandemic update. I loved someone else being my tour guide. Unfortunately, even though it says it is downloaded, when I lost cell service I lost the tour. When it was working it was great!

Shaka Guide

Responded | May 2022

A Must Have Guide!

KIK992 | May 2022
I could not imagine driving around the islands of Hawaii without Shaka Guides! I downloaded the Maui & Kauai guides, spent 3 days on Maui using the Reverse Road To Hana, Sunrise at Haleakala and West Maui guides and 5 days on Kauai using the North Shore, Waimea & Na Pali and Poipu & Koala driving tours. Shaka Guide was super helpful, gives great driving directions and good info on the history of Hawaii and the sights. I purchased and downloaded ahead of time and only had some very minor hiccups which were resolved within minutes. I highly recommend!
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