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Best Summer Activities for Kauai Visitors

Kauai is blessed with consistently great weather all year round, but there are some activities that are best enjoyed in the summer. The summer months bring drier weather and different ocean conditions.

kauai napali coast

Discover the beauty of Kauai through its many great outdoor activities

Some of Kauai's most popular summer activities include:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking


1. Snorkeling

Tunnels Beach & Kee Beach are highly recommended places to snorkel

If you are planning on doing some snorkeling while visiting the island, know it is best to go in the summer time. This is due to calmer waters, sunnier skies, and an abundance of colorful fish. When the sky is clear and the weather is warm, fish are easier to see - and the water is more enjoyable. The best part about this activity is that it is affordable, educational, and a one-of-a-kind experience - not to mention almost every age group can join in. Hawaii offers some of the best snorkeling in the world, so be sure to consider spending some time in the water while you're on island.

2. Kayaking

The Napali Coast and the Wailua River are highly recommended places to kayak

Kayaking is another fun activity to do in the summertime. Kayak up rivers, under waterfalls, and even on the open ocean. While you can kayak up rivers whenever you want to, ocean kayaking is best enjoyed on calmer days. There are plenty of places to explore by kayak and it's an activity that can accommodate large groups.

kauai napali coast boat tour

Exploring the Napali Coast is always a good way to spend the day

3. Fishing


Kauai offers some great deep-sea fishing in the summer. Warmer water attracts all sorts of game fish that are fun to catch and even better to eat. During the summer months yellowfin tuna, or ahi, migrate to Hawaii's waters to breed, which provides a great opportunity for anglers to try and catch one of these prized fish. Marlin, ono, and mahimahi can also be caught in summer, making this the best time to book a fishing charter. The fish are out there, good times are waiting, and the views just top off the experience.



Going on a "Reel" adventure!

4. Hiking

The Napali Coast (advanced) and the Sleeping Giant are recommended hiking trails

The summer months are the best time to hit the trails mainly because they're dry and less likely to have flooding. Endless sunshine allows you to see further, and highlights the mountains and various island landscapes. Each side of the island has great hiking trails, each with different terrains and incredible views. There is a hiking trail for every skill level, so make sure you add hiking to your to-do list.



Many of Kauai's hiking trails, including Hanakapiai Trail, have incredible ocean views

Summer is Better on Kauai


Kauai is an outdoor enthusiast's playground. There are so many activities to try, you could do something fun and different every day of your vacation. Be sure to explore all of your options and don't be surprised if you can't fit all of the activities you want to do into one vacation. The Garden Island is a great place to vacation to in the summer months. Come see what it's all about, and add some unbelievably fun experiences to your memories and scrapbook!

Tip: Remember, the sun can be intense, so apply sunscreen every hour or two and bring more water than you think you'll need.

kauai hiking trail

Explore Kauai by foot and be rewarded with some amazing island views

Aloha!

Read Kauai Exclusive's previous blog Best Activities to Try While Visiting Kauai.