Tubing the Hanamaulu Ditch System

3¿ Hours
Moderate Activity  Snack 

This unique tubing adventure takes you back in time to the sugar plantation era, on private lands that are usually closed to the public.

A short drive takes you to the headwaters of the four-mile-long Hanamaulu Ditch system, where you will begin your two-mile tubing expedition.

Grab a tube, don a headlamp, and jump in for a leisurely cruise.

Witness one of Kauai’s spectacular engineering feats as you float down the tropical waterway consisting of open ditches, tunnels and flumes, all of which were engineered and hand-dug circa 1912.

At the end of your tubing adventure, you will be whisked away to enjoy a delicious snack at an enchanting picnic area complete with a pristine swimming hole.

After swimming and picnicking, you’ll return to the cruise ship pier.


Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Bring a change of dry clothing and mosquito repellent. Water shoes, headlamps, a snack and beverages are provided. Minimum height is 43"; minimum age is 5 years; maximum weight is 300 lbs.


This excursion is led in English