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ggrtist Jul 15th, 2004 07:16 AM

discount activities for Kauai
I've noticed that there's virtually nothing in the entertainment book for Kauai, except for a 25% off for Holoholo cruise and the Flying Lobster Restaurant. There were so many for Oahu and a few on the other islands as well.

Is there another card or website that features discounts for Kauai activities? Will be doing most of stuff on our own but would like to try a scenic tour, such as a Na Pali boat cruise. We will be staying in Princeville, anyone know of discounts for a boat leaving from Hanelei? Is there such a thing as a Helicopter tour in the $100 range?

ggrtist Jul 15th, 2004 07:21 AM

sorry for the double post, wish there was a way to edit these!

Also, if you were to choose only 1 reasonably priced activity to pay money for, which would it be?

One restaurant for dinner?

One restaurant for breakfast?

JohnD Jul 15th, 2004 10:22 AM

I recall finding a number of coupons and discount offers in the local magazines in our Princeville rental condo. $)

Here is a boat tour with $10 off coupon, requires advance reservation:
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We used this helicopter company near Princeville:
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Website lists one tour for $109 +$11 tax.

We received a number of discounts on sightseeing with land, ocean, and air(heli) tours by attending a timeshare presentation at Hanalei Bay Resort. The HBR concierge offered to help guests even when staying in Princeville condo's outside of HBR property.

Provided the horizon is mostly clear, you should have ((#))sunset((s)) dinner at one of the many restaurants in P'ville Hotel, or the Beach House restaurant(Beach House-probably need to make advance reservations)

If you're OK with the risk, the helicopter tour would be the top choice for activity, or NaPali coast boat tour.

auntiemaria Jul 16th, 2004 06:26 PM

When you arrive at the Lihu`e airport, you'll see a kiosk in the baggage claim area _loaded_ with informational brochures and pamphlets for tourists -- most of which include discount coupons.

Also be sure to get these freebies, for their discount coupons (available at hotels, restaurants, and most grocery stores):
Kaua`i Gold
Kaua`i Beach Press
This Week Kaua`i
101 Things To Do On Kaua`i

Have a great time!

ggrtist Jul 16th, 2004 06:51 PM

thanks for the info, I'll be looking for those discounts books. For dining, The Beach House seems to be one of the most recommended, the food on the website looked tasty so think we'll make a point of going there once.

JohnD, from other posts, you seem to know a lot about snorkeling, where do you think would be best place at end of August? Do you think the snorkeling would be best with a boat tour or can we get some good snorkeling off shore on our own?

pspercy Jul 16th, 2004 07:32 PM

25% off Holoholo trip would be worth doing, hadn't noticed that one ! It's a great trip.

ggrtist Jul 17th, 2004 09:36 AM

We're staying at Princeville, but maybe we'll try the Holoholo. They have a smaller boat that I think goes through some sea caves and with the coupon, seems to be the best deal of all tours.

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to do the boat trip, which gets back to Port Allen at about 3pm and still have time to visit Waimea Canyon. Not for any major hiking, just scenic. We're only in Kauai for 6 days and don't want more then a couple of days spent on major sightseeing.

auntiemaria Jul 17th, 2004 09:46 AM

Time-wise, you could easily drive up to Koke`e and back after your boat trip.

You might find, however, that you are truly exhausted after a day on the boat (remember, you will have gotten up _early_ to get to Pt. Allen from Princeville, and you'll still have the l-o-n-g drive &quot;home&quot;). And you don't mention what time of year you're coming here -- nightfall might make the drive back down the hill from Koke`e! :-)

ggrtist Jul 17th, 2004 11:07 AM

thanks Auntiemaria, we'll be there last week of August/first sept. Yes, we probably will be pretty tired after the long boat trip, but might rather do that then drive back a different day from Princeville again just for the canyon.

JohnD Jul 19th, 2004 09:33 AM

Reply to ggrtist, I would expect most of the usual places (Kee, Tunnels, Poipu) to be excellent for snorkeling in August (((#))summer). You might even check some of the beaches near Princeville, suggest &quot;Ultimate Kauai Guidebook&quot; to find 'em, though. :S-

We only did the boat sightseeing/snorkel tour in the rough winter months on Kauai leaving from Port Allen, and we enjoyed snorkeling from the beaches more than from the boat. Our best boat snorkeling experiences have been on the Big Island.;)

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