North Shore Coastal Wildlife Hike

North Shore Coastal Wildlife Hike
Flat Rate Up to 4 Guests Private Hiking Tour $380
$75 for each additional guest

Private Hiking Tour & Snorkel Adv. $580
$145 for each additional guest

Difficulty: Easy/moderate
Duration: 3-4 hours
Distance: 2-4 miles (round-trip)
Elevation Gain: 200ft


Undeveloped Kauaʻi Coastline Hike with Wildlife

Hiking this pristine stretch of undeveloped coastline will give you a sense of what ancient Kauaʻi might have felt like, long before tourists left their footprints in the sand. It is in this natural setting that we will have a good chance of seeing the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.

We may also see honu (green sea turtles) basking in the sand and migratory seabirds, such as mōlī (Laysan albatross), ʻiwa (great frigatebird), and red-footed boobies soaring overhead.

Our hike hugs the wild coast, taking us over beaches and rocky shorelines for about two miles before reaching a rocky promontory with epic views in both directions. As you study this unspoiled terrain for shells, you’ll also have the opportunity to pick up “marine debris,” washed up from far-flung parts of the world (trash bags provided).


Snorkeling Adventure Add-On:

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Linger in this serene setting for another hour, while some or all of your group go snorkeling. This option will add about two hours to the tour time due to time in the water, driving time, and fitting snorkel gear in the morning.

  • Tour Highlights
    • Hike a stretch of pristine, undeveloped coastline
    • Opportunities to see endangered Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, and migratory sea birds
    • Great shell finding opportunities
    • Hike barefoot in the sand
    • Possibility for snorkeling if the ocean is calm

You must be able to walk on unpaved, uneven terrain, including slippery surfaces, mud, lava rocks, and loose beach sand.
Bring sandals and closed-toe shoes to account for the different types of terrain on which we will be hiking.
Maximum group size is 6 to limit the impact on the fragile marine environment.
You are expected to keep a safe distance from wildlife at all times.

Meeting locations vary for each tour: You will be sent a meeting location after you book.