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Top Things to Do on Kauai


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Take a Movie Tour
Hanalei Pier in Hanalei, Kauai is one of the top places to see on Kauai.

Hanalei Pier, Hanalei, Kauai

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Kauai is a movie maker's paradise and has been for over 70 years! Over the years well over 100 motion pictures and TV shows have been filmed on Kauai and the pace has not slowed.

The list of iconic motion pictures that have filmed on Kauai is very impressive. They include: Blue Hawaii, The Descendants, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Six Days Seven Nights, South Pacific, and The Wackiest Ship in the Army.

It's not surprising then that a natural fit for the tourism industry and Kauai would be a tour that focuses on taking visitors to many of the actual locations used in filming many of these motion pictures. Polynesian Adventure Tours offers an Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei tour.

Following hotel pickup, the tour's route begins at Ahukini Pier at Hanama'ulu Bay near Lihue Airport and proceeds northward along the eastern coast of Kauai, better known as the Coconut Coast. The tour makes several stops along the way to Kauai's North Shore and the town of Hanalei where they stop for lunch. They then make their way back down the coast by early afternoon.

The tour bus is equipped with a large, flat screen television on which guests see clips from the actual movies made on Kauai just before stopping at the location seen in the clips that have just been shown. In between stops, the tour guide talks about the island, it's culture, history and geography, and keeps guests thoroughly entertained with his great sense of humor.

Read our review of the Polynesian Adventure Tours Ali'i Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei Tour.

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