Water ski, jet ski, surf, stand-up paddle and hydrofoil all over the blue waters of Kauai

Surf, stand-up paddle, jet ski, water ski, hydrofoil, kayak, and take a boat cruise all over Kaua`i's blue water, waves, and deep into its hidden valleys. Kaua`i's is known for its on the water activities and attractions, and we're providing a list for you of the top ten on the water fun things to do on the Garden Island. We know you're excited and in search of the best ocean fun, so look no further than right here for a guide of the island's best adrenaline pumping water fun on the water.

If you are the boarding type you can rent a board or get a surf lesson with the tried and true Titus Kinimaka Hawaiian Surf School or the Kalapaki Beach Boys. The former is run by a true local surfing legend and they will allow you to use their equipment long after the lesson is over. The latter takes place at famous Kalapaki Beach, a gorgeous bay in front of two of Kaua'i's most luxurious resorts.

For a real unique experience, go wake boarding or hydrofoiling on the Wailua River with Kauai Water Ski and Surf Co. Here your friends and family can hang out in the boat for free and watch you tear it up on the river. If you're the calm river type, you can paddle up the Hulei`a River or the Hanalei River on a stand-up paddle board or kayak.

So whatever is your type of river fun, you'll find it right here on 10 Best's list of the best on the water fun,

Kayak Kauai


Cruise up the Hanalei River on a stand-up paddle board, or a kayak with the outfitter Kayak Kauai. Morning is a nice time to go before it gets too hot, and it's a wonderful way to begin the day. Kayak Kauai offers SUP lessons and rentals from...  Read More



Experience the best surfing with the Grand Master of Surfing himself, the famous Titus Kinimaka. From beginner to experienced riders the Hawaiian School of Surfing is run by native Kauaian's with a rich surfing tradition that dates back to the...  Read More

Holo Holo Charters
Photo courtesy of Holo Holo Charters


A great Na Pali snorkeling boat tour leaves from the west side, and Holo Holo charters will give you a wonderful day on the water. They offer the Na Pali snorkeling sail, ranging from $99 to $139. They are a long standing trusted company with...  Read More

Na Pali Kayak


For some seriously fun Na Pali Coast Exploration, check out Na Pali Kayak. They take adventurous hikers, honeymooners, and campers along the gorgeous rugged coastline during a variety of guided tours. Tours include day long kayaking trips,...  Read More



From November through March Bali Hai Tours leaves from Kapaa to head north in search of whales. The boat can seat 12 people, but they like to take no more than six people to ease the crowd and keep the peace. They go out on a 20 foot Zodiac with...  Read More



Anglers will have a lot of fun with C-Lure Charters. They go out on the Mele Kai, a custom built 41-foot Noosa cat boasting Shimano tackle, depth sounders, and a GPS. Six people can sit in the shade and there is also a fighting chair. They don't...  Read More



Another exciting excursion with Outfitters Kauai is their Wailua River tour. The tour is guided and takes guests up the Wailua River to explore Secret Falls. They provide a lunch with a choice of a turkey watercress wrap or a Mediterranean...  Read More

Water Sport with Kauai Water Ski and Surf Co.


Water skiing, kneeboarding, hydrofoil (a type of board where it rises above the water while being pulled behind the boat), and wakeboarding are all offered with Kauai Water Ski & Surf Co. This is the only company on Kauai to offer these...  Read More

Outfitters Kauai River Tour


Outfitters Kauai offers many outdoor activities all over the island. They offer a tour on Lihue's Hule`ia River on a stand up paddle board for $122 each person. On this tour you will be guided down wind on the river, hike to a waterfall, and...  Read More



To take surf lessons at Kalapaki Beach, try the Kalapaki Beach boys who offer 90-minute classes at the popular beach with no more than four people in a class. Classes begin with about 30 minutes on land with the instructor giving tips and...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade