Tubing the Hanamaulu Ditch System

Approximately 3 Hours 45 minutes
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