Kauai's North Shore is filled with beautiful beaches, scenic hiking trails and picturesque resort towns. On this tour, you can snorkel at a beach surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, visit a scenic waterfall, check out a lighthouse and bird sanctuary, or explore a historic garden

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Snorkel at Anini or Tunnels Beach (past Hanalei)
•⁠ Visit the resort towns of Princeville and Hanalei
•⁠ Explore Limahuli Gardens
•⁠ Hike Okolehao Trail
•⁠ Hike the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast (past Hanalei)

Recommended Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kapa’a and Princeville
Direction: Loop, ending where you began

*VERY IMPORTANT* Entry to Haena State Park is limited and advanced reservations for all vehicles, walk-in entries, and shuttle riders are required. You can make reservations up to 30 days in advance at www.gohaena.com. PLEASE NOTE: you will NOT be able to drive past Hanelei without an advance reservation. Parking and shuttle reservations are also required and available on the same site.

Even without a reservation, there is still a lot to see on this tour!

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Half-Day Tour (4-6 Hours) 97 Narration Points


  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • King Kong - Hole in Mountain

  • Moloa'a Beach

  • Kahili Beach (Rock Quarries)

  • Kilauea Lighthouse

  • Secret Beach

  • Anini Beach

  • Hanalei Valley Overlook

  • Okolehao Hike

  • Tunnels Beach

  • Ha'ena Beach

  • Kalalau Trail

  • Hanalei Pier

  • Banana Joe's & Mini Golf

  • Hanalei Town

  • Limahuli Gardens

  • Lumahai Beach



Tour FAQ’s

Where can I park along the road?

Please pay attention to all parking signs. Parking illegally on the Road to Hana can not only result in a ticket, it is extremely disrespectful to people who need to use this road everyday. The traffic on the road greatly impacts their lives, so you can help do your part by parking legally and adhering to all signs. We’ll advise you on where to park during the tour, and if there are no spots available, just wait for a spot to open up.

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 North Shore Kauai Tour

  • $15.00 per person: Lunch

  • $10.00 per person: Kilauea Lighthouse

  • $20.00 per person: Limahuli Botanical Garden

  • $5.00 per person: Local snack

  • $1 for walkers; $5 to park; $15 shuttle reservations (includes entrance fee): Haena State Park Entrance

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  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 travels west along the north shore of Kauai. 

Where can I get a voucher to drive past Hanalei?

Other Questions? Contact Us!

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

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Shaka guide- Kauai, Waimea canyon

Shakatourist | January 2022
Somewhat confusing to set it up. Confusing to start the trip. During the trip it was good. Informative and entertaining. Narration skipped a few times. Several times it was very slow to respond. Wondered if it was disconnected? So tried restarting it all over. Instructions not clear about turning Shaka off when stopping to take pictures using same phone. We plan to try another Kauai tour in a few days.

Gary Burt | January 2022
Easiest and most entertaining way to tour the islands at your own pace

Shaka Guide

Responded | January 2022

Sonny M. | January 2022
amazing!!! we loved the self guided tours!

Shaka Guide

Responded | January 2022
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