Kauai Movie Adventure Tour: Explore Natural Splendor and Famous Filming Locations
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Embark on a thrilling Kauai Movie Adventure Tour and discover the breathtaking natural beauty and famous filming locations of this stunning island. Immerse yourself in lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls, and iconic landmarks while reliving scenes from blockbuster movies. Don't miss the chance to explore historic Hanalei Town and indulge in a delicious lunch. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Kauai's cinematic wonders!
Duration: 7 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Ahukini State Recreational Pier - Scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, popular fishing spot. Classic films “Pagan Love Song” and “Donovan’s Reef” were filmed here.
  • Lydgate State Park - Popular beach for windsurfing, surfing and bodyboarding, large lava rock wall protects tropical marine life. Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii” was filmed at this picturesque location.
  • Opaekaa Falls - 151 foot waterfall, clearly visible from lookout points along the highway. Featured in the “Wackiest Ship in the Army” and “Blue Hawaii.”
  • Kapaa - Quaint beachside community, old country vibe balanced with new and exciting shops and eateries. The famous dinosaur “egg-change” took place here in Jurassic Park.”
  • Kalalea - “Raiders of the Lost Ark” was filmed in this mountainous region.
  • Hanalei - Browse shops and have lunch on your own. A charming town rich in history, surrounded by taro patches and art galleries. Take a brief stroll to Hanalei Beach and Pier.
  • Tahiti Nui - A scene in the movie The Descendants starring George Clooney was filmed here.
  • Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge - Kilauea Lighthouse Overlook offers sprawling views of Kilauea Point, a lava peninsula featured in “Lilo and Stitch.”
  • Hanalei Valley Lookout - Scenic views of the vast countryside and verdant valley.
What's Included
  • Kauai hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Professional driver/guide narration
  • Air-conditioned tour vehicles
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Uncover the reasons that the stunning natural beauty of Kauai is often featured in high-profile movies and TV series. Voyage through the core of the garden island, encased by expansive rainforests and towering valleys, reaching the most well-known film locations. Walk along the famous Hanalei Pier, adorned with stretches of sea and pristine skies. Witness Opaeka’a, a striking 151-foot cascading waterfall, while indulging in an aerial perspective of the serene Wailua river. Watch excerpts onboard your mini coach at each site. Roam through the historic Hanalei Town and enjoy lunch independently. Identify King Kong’s silhouette nestled within the mountains known for being the moistest place on earth.

  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
Ahukini State Recreational Pier
3147 Ahukini Rd
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 13, 2024
Exquisite adventure - The tour was beautiful. A day anticipated by impending down pouring rain. The river boat crew did an amazing job navigating the impending rain. The crew shared stories and history that kept us completely interested. The live singing that serenaded us was angelic and added to the atmosphere and scenic beauty. The culmination at Fern Grotto with the crew singing of “The Hawaiian Wedding song” was enchanting. This added aspect created a picturesque landscape and echoed throughout the surrounding landscape. Beautiful and would 100% recommend this to anyone think of taking the tour.
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Apr 2, 2024
Memorable trip. Cousin Larry is very good. Kept us involved - Very well done. Very enjoyable and entertaining. Cousin Larry kept us interested. His story was very interesting. Very good job. Will inform others about him
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Apr 2, 2024
A lot of ooos and awes! - We loved every minute of our tour. Our guide was fun and full of information. He made the trip very interesting. The scenic tour was amazing and the knowledge that was with it was also amazing. We didn’t know so many movies were made in Kauai.
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Mar 31, 2024
Great your - Thank you, it was a great tour to magnificent locations. Eaton was a wonderful guide, friendly, down to earth and funny. One suggestion - the vegetarian option (a salad) could be a little bit more generous…how about giving us a boiled egg and some fries too. Everyone gets their sandwich and fries and we get a bowl of lettuce with some croutons :(
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Mar 29, 2024
Amazing tour - The tour and the tour guide were amazing! She was very knowledgeable And shared lots of interesting information. I would recommend this tour to anyoneAmazing tour.
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Mar 18, 2024
Fun Movie Tour - It was fun and informative. Who knew so many films were made here!!! Kaleo was our driver/tour guide. He was wonderful. He Was engaging, entertaining and was an absolute delight. We had a blast.
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Mar 14, 2024
Comfortable van, small group, nice lunch opportunities in Hanalle - Great photo ops and narrative to go with them, Larry (our new ‘cousin’) was a great knowledgeable guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie clips matched to our stops.
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Feb 21, 2024
Fantastic easy excursion - Great easy excursion for everyone. Super fun to see the place it was filmed and watch the movie. Our driver and host Keleo, was super knowledgeable and made it extra fun. Who knew so many movies were filmed here?!?
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Apr 15, 2024
Fun way to explore Kauai! - We took this tour as first timers in hawaii on our honeymoon. My only regret was not bringing snacks and caffeine! I loved getting opportunities to see different parts of the island, including famous celebrity houses. Especially cool to see different parts of the island decades ago in movies from the 1950's. So cool. The shuttle guy even picked fresh flowers for the ladies, so sweet
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Mar 4, 2024
Informative and entertaining - It was quite informative, not just about the movies made here but also about some island history. Ron, our guide, was quite approachable and helpful.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024