Cruise Ship Passengers
These combination tours are available for cruise ship passengers. The Princeville Ranch Jungle Valley Adventure is available for the afternoon of day one in port. It is on the north shore of Kauai and you definitely need a rental car (the drive is about an hour). It is an easy, scenic drive and the tour is well worth the effort. This option works for NCL passengers who are overnighting in Kauai. Other cruise ships that leave at 6pm won’t work with this tour. Kipu Ranch Safari can also be done as the check in location is just a short walk from the pier.
Just a few years ago no one ever heard of zipping … now it is the hottest activity on the island! Kauai combo tours offer an activity that includes a little bit of zipping and are designed for people who want to try it once or twice but aren’t quite sure if they are up to an 8 zipline course. Kayaking, hiking and zipping make a good combination. Our guess is most people who do these tours will wish they had signed up for a longer zipline course too. Zip once and you’ll want to do it again and again.
If you plan to sign up for a combination tour AND a full zipline course, we suggest doing the combination tour first. This will allow your zipping expertise to “build up” for your longer zip adventure.
The Jungle Valley Adventure includes kayaking up a very narrow jungle stream. The two ziplines included with this tour are different than the ones on their larger zipline course. The Jungle Valley Adventure at Princeville Ranch works well for younger kids, too! Minimum age is 5 years and the minimum weight to zip on this tour is only 50 pounds.
Kipu Safari is an excellent choice for families with younger kids. Generally the minimum age to zip on this tour is 7. Children must also fit safely in the harness. Occasionally a child who is small for their age may be old enough to zip, but the guide determines that they aren’t large enough. The decision on whether a child is big enough is a safety issue and is up to the guide’s discretion. Even if a determination is made that a child is too small, there is plenty to do on this tour … they will still be able to enjoy the waterfall swim and may be able to do the “water zip.”
The beauty of both of these tours is that anyone who is too little to zip (or just decides they don’t want to zip) can sit out that part of the adventure and just watch.