Kauai Movie Tour Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls is best known from the opening of FANTASY ISLAND

Kauai Movie Tour Moloaa Bay

GILLIGAN'S ISLAND ... the pilot was filmed here at Moloaa Bay

Kauai Movie Tour Coco Palm Resort

Drive by the former site of Coco Palms Resort - where Elvis shot BLUE HAWAII

Kauai Movie Tour Opaekaa Falls

Opaekaa Falls has appeared in numerous Hollywood films

Kauai Movie Tour Hanalei Pier

Hanalei Pier ... a landmark made famous in SOUTH PACIFIC

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Kauai Movie Tour is currently paused due to the mandatory quarantine for all mainland visitors. A date to resume has not yet been announced.
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Hollywood has long had a love affair with the beautiful island of Kauai. The film version of South Pacific was even responsible for giving the north shore’s famous pinnacle the name “Bali Hai”. Elvis and his hit movie Blue Hawaii led to the popular tradition of the Hawaiian Wedding Song and put the Coco Palms Resort (and the entire island) on the map! Some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters have filmed here … everything from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Six Days and Seven Nights, The Descendants, Just Go With It, the new TV show The River … the list goes on and on and on … and on!

The Kauai Movie Tour is your unique opportunity to visit some of these famous locations on an expertly guided tour. Your air conditioned minibus will take you to a variety of movie locations, while viewing clips of many notable scenes from movies that were filmed at the spot you are visiting. You’ll see the beautiful and famous Wailua Falls, used in the opening credits of Fantasy Island. You’ll drive past the spot where Nicholas Cage made his phonecall in Honeymoon in Vegas (Is it Kapa-a … or Kapa-a-a???) A stop is made at Moloaa Bay, where the pilot episode of Gilligan’s Island was filmed. The tour drives by Tahiti Nui restaurant, the beach and the house used in The Descendants in Hanalei. Visit the Hanalei Pier which was featured in South Pacific and a host of other films.

A lunch stop is made in Hanalei town … food is available for purchase or you can walk around the shops and art galleries.

General Information

Schedule: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Tour pick up times begin at 7am.

Lunch: A stop is made in Hanalei where lunch is available to purchase.

Restrictions: Children under the age of 4 must be seated on an adult’s lap or purchase a child’s admission.

What to Bring & Wear: Light, comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, and sunscreen.

Note:  Hotel or cruise ship dock pickup is included in the price of this tour for most resort areas in Poipu, Lihue, and Kapaa. Guests staying in other parts of the islands need to drive to central meeting point to start the tour. There is an extra charge of $20 per person for pickup in the Princeville / north shore area.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

coco palms
Coco Palms where Elvis shot Blue Hawaii
Wailua falls
Wailua Falls from Fantasy Island

CCruise Ship Iconruise Ship Passengers

A variation of this tour including Nawiliwili Harbor pickup is available for cruise ship passengers. The rate is $10 higher than the published adult rate for all seats (there are no child rates for cruise ship pickup for this tour). Pride of America passengers can enjoy the Kauai Movie Tour on their second day in port on Friday with the tour starting at 7am and ending just prior to your “all aboard call.”  For most other cruise ship passengers, this tour works for you as long as you arrive before 8am and depart no earlier than 4pm.


Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Driving around the island of Kauai you see MANY beautiful sights that look vaguely familiar … taking this tour will help you remember where you’ve seen them. It’s fun to see movie scenes play out on a screen while looking out the window and seeing the very same spot in it’s local context. This tour is also informative … you’ll learn a lot about the history of the island and the role that films played in launching the Hawaii tourist and wedding industries.

You’ll drive by the location of Coco Palms Resort, which has given a glimpse of just how fast the jungle can reclaim unmaintained buildings in a tropical climate since it was shuddered following extensive damage from Hurricane Iniki back in 1992. Plans to restore / rebuild / raze the structures have been in the works and a subject of public discourse for years, and at long last we are seeing progress. Demolition began on June 17, 2016 and this construction site is currently off-limits to visitors. You can still see the lagoon and famous coconut palm tree grove that gave rise to the resort’s name as you pass the site.

One important consideration … if you are arriving on a cruise ship and hope to do this tour, you should arrange it WELL IN ADVANCE of your arrival. If you wait until the day before your ship arrives on Kauai, you will not likely be able to secure a place on the Hawaii Movie Tour. It’s capacity is far exceeded by the demand when the ship arrives in port. Call us today, or make your book your tour using our reservation form!