Kauai Backcountry Adventures, Lihue

4.8
Must see · Zipline · River Rafting / Tubing
With our Mountain Tubing and Backcountry Zipline Adventures, you will enjoy exclusive access to over 17,000 scenic acres of former plantation lands in the heart of Kauai. We offer you and your family an unparalleled vacation experience.

Our one-of-a-kind activities include tubing down an old sugar plantation irrigation system, through open canals and several tunnels hand-dug circa 1870. Or you can soar through the air on our 7-line zipline course, traversing the side of a mountain down to a lush bamboo grove. Through it all you will learn about our island’s history, culture and natural environment. Come join us and take home memories for a lifetime!

The mission of Kauai Backcountry Adventures is to provide eco-tourism activities that are accessible to a broad range of people. Our zipline and tubing tours have minimal environmental impact and contribute to the preservation of Kauai’s history and culture. We have helped to restore sections of the old plantation irrigation system, which are now used for the Mountain Tubing Adventure. “We are pleased to be able to set a standard for balancing recreational activities and preservation of our amazing resources here on Kauai. We have opened up spectacular lands never before available to the public. Our exclusive access ensures careful stewardship of the land, total privacy and a genuinely unique experience”, says KBA owner Kelley Carswell Haneberg, member of a 5th generation Hawaii family.
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  • The river tubing in the Old River ways of an old sugar plantation! We did a tour with them off of a cruise. We had such a great time. I really enjoyed the guides because they let us in on a lot of...  more »
  • We had Kai (hope we spelled it right) for our tour. He was amazing and the rest of the staff was so friendly! He made the tour much more fun with a group of strangers and he had great stories about...  more »
  • My husband, nine-year-old son and six-year-old daughter went tubing with Kaua’i Backcountry Adventures and it was incredible!!!! Sean, Kelie, and Esai took great care of us!!! Would highly recommend.....  more »
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  • Andrew and Kyle were awesome. Friendly and funny. Kailey at the front desk area is great!!! The tubing itself was so much fun! The water was invigorating, refreshing, stimulating and rejuvenating! 😁 Lunch was delicious. This was our first time, and if we're ever back on Kauai (which is probable) we'll definitely do this again!
  • We had such a great time today! I found this place on a travel blog and watched the company’s video on their site. It looked like such a fun and unique experience (but things can look great online and in real life be less than expected). I am happy to report that this tubing trip was amazing! Everything from checking in to having lunch at the end was well run by happy staff. Our guides, Kyle and Victor, were consummate hosts. Kyle gave us such a great history of the island and the property as we traveled to the tubes. He’s a natural at making people comfortable and teaching - and has a great sense of humor. I could try to describe the trip - but my recommendation is to just go. I wouldn’t do it justice. It’s completely unique - make sure you don’t miss out on it.
  • This was definitely worth the time to take this adventure! Johnny & Jessie gave us a great float. The 5 tunnels were great. Take the time to look up, you might see some interesting stuff. The guides are knowledgeable, and ensure everyone enjoys the experience. Be sure to ask about the real history of the canals, it is always worth learning about the past. Definitely recommend!
  • Our experience was better than we expected. Our guides(BJ and Cody) we're very informative about the area. We gained a perspective of the island we couldn't have seen otherwise. These guys were a riot. They kept us laughing most of the time. It was an awesome float. Very safe. My mom is 80 and she had a blast. Can't say enough about our guides.👍👍👍
  • Highly recommend tubing! We did tubing in April and it was a great time. At first we thought it was a little $$ but the day was faultless. A lot of fun, it was relaxing AND they fed us with lunch at the end. 🇺🇸👍. Big thanks to Shae and Andrew

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