NikkiTours

 

come play with us for a few hours or an entire day. we offer "insider by local" tours - the day will be tailored and custom-made just for you - based on your interests + ability. you will experience + explore Kauai the way your best friend would share it with you. with us at your side you will dive deeper into Kauai and discover places that you would otherwise simply drive by. spend a day with us you will be filled with the confidence that you are not missing a thing - we will point out many places of interest along the way - filling you with ideas of things to do and places to go for the days to come - after 25 years of living + playing here, we know the big picture and what's around the next corner + we will share it with you. we want you to see + feel Kauai

we want to take you beyond "just sightseeing + touring the island" - we will show you how it feels to live in a postcard - one of our favorite places is the famous northshore of Kauai - here you will find some of the greatest beaches + best towns + best vistas the island has to offer. we would be delighted to be your local island guide for a few hours or the entire day

this is how it works - ideally we will meet at the beginning of your vacation - so that we can give you a great introduction to the island - introduce you to our local customs - tell you about the driving etiquette for Kauai's one lane bridges + fill you up with ideas of places to go + things to do in the days to come. all of our itineraries are custom made and tailored to your wishes, interest and needs. before we meet we will find out from you what it is that you are hoping to see + experience. based on that we will decide on the perfect time + place to go. sometimes we meet our guests at sunrise - on other days it could be in the afternoon. your island guide will meet you at your hotel or a nearby coffee shop and together you will explore the island in your rental car. your tour will begin the moment you step outside - there is something to discover every step of the way. at the end of the day we will return to our original departure location

discover Kauai with us + after you spend a few hours with us you will never wonder where to go next on Kauai 

here are some of our favorite things to do + see on "Endless Summer" days:

 

find your beach

14 epic beaches Kealia to Ke'e Beach - the end of the road. this adventure starts on the east side of the island in the town of Kapaa. we will meet at Java Kai Coffee shop and start the trip north with our first stop at Kealia Beach. Kealia is a fabulous beach when the wind blows from the right direction - facing true east - it is also an amazing beach for watching the sun rise every day of the year and the moon rise on a full moon night 

between Kealia and the end of the road, we will visit several breathtaking beaches along the way - some of them truly off the beaten path. after this tour you will know for sure which beach you want to relax on in the days to come. the Northshore of Kauai is the side of the island that offers the most beautiful white sandy beaches. along the way, you get to see the Kilauea Lighthouse, the famous green Wailoli church, the town of Hanalei, Puff the Magic Dragon and so much more

this tour is a combination of driving, short walks and several optional swims - so don't forget your camera, sunscreen, beach towel and lot's of water. we will have a cooler to keep the water chilled. we will stop for lunch in Kilauea or Hanalei before heading to the end of the road. no worries, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy chilled coffee, shave ice, fresh sushi, burgers or delicious wraps along the way - foodies delight!

this is an all day trip -  ideal if this is your first visit to the island or if you are looking for the perfect beach

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Northshore like a local - Hanalei to end of the road + beyond

come play with us for a day local style. on beach cruisers or mopeds we will explore charming Hanalei - one of the coolest beach towns in the world. we will explore everything between here and the end of the road - Ke'e Beach - with all its epic beaches, vistas + stories. on this tour you will feel what living in a postcards truly feels like + what living in Hawaii is all about. this is how we live! this adventure includes a short walk to a breathtaking lookout on the famous Kalalau Trail - if after that you want more of the Na Pali Coast you will know how to prepare for the longer hike to Hanakopia'i Beach, the waterfalls or Kalalau Valley on another day 

the idea is simple - slow yourself down and go island style with us - we will show you beaches + vistas you would not see otherwise. and while we are exploring, you will learn everything there is to know about the Northshore of Kauai

this is an easy cruise on bikes in both locations + we will travel the distance between towns with the bikes in our pick up truck. we will make time for a delicious picnic lunch

bring your flip flops + beach towels + camera. Very casual attire!

after this tour will never wonder where to go next on Kauai. you will have access to the finest beaches including those off the beaten path

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sunrise + snorkel

this is simply the best way to start your vacation local style - most likely you are still on mainland time for the first few days after your arrival and will probably be wide awake at the crack of dawn - wondering where to go first

imagine starting your day by swimming with turtles, watching the sunrise and most likely seeing your first rainbow + all that before breakfast. during a long swim in the warm ocean you will feel tension melting away and you will have added a week of relaxation to your vacation. work, stress and worries simply float away for a while - making room for us to take a deep breath and allow new solutions to emerge. we are not kidding - it is now a widely accepted + proven fact, that you can find answers in the most unrelated of surroundings.  

this is how most of us living in Hawaii start our day! we wake up, grab our fins and head for a swim or go surfing

from here we will head to the Hanalei Bread Company for a delicious breakfast before we start exploring everything the North Shore of Kauai has to offer

this can be a full day or a half day adventure 

 

 

 

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Hanalei Pier Tailgate Sunset Picnic 

The Hanalei Pier is an institution!

From sunrise to sunset you will find someone checking the waves - looking for surf or dropping a few lines for fish. It is a favorite local hang out for residents and tourists alike. In fact, no visit to Kauai would be complete without a visit to the pier. To many Hanalei Bay is the land of "Puff the magic dragon" - and even if Peter, Paul + Mary didn't quite refer to Hanalei in their song - this is where Puff ended up living ... and still frollicks in the sea 

starting in the late afternoon you will see pick ups parked along the shore - with tailgates facing the sunset - surf boards on their roofs - music, kids and dogs everywhere. it's a lively affair not to be missed - eventually everyone settles in to watch the sun set - making time to watch the sun go down is a ritual and part of island life 

join us for a tailgate sunset - this is a truly insider + local experience