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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
808-828-1413
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$176*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with...
92%
Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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Type: Lighthouses, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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Redondo Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Obviously a wonderful view as you approach the lighthouse and wildlife grounds. The house on the point and the birds flying over the waves crashing on the rocky coast. Just what you might picture in your mind before seeing it. Small fee to see lighthouse, but worth it. Free tours and a movie. ½ hour to hour for this stop.... More 

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Leesburg
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is probably the BEST value on the island! for $5.00 you get a guided tour, see tropic birds in their natural environment, a bit of history and science all wrapped in one stop!

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Lenox
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The views from Kilauea Point are breathtaking! We saw three pods of whales, and a plethora of colorful flying, and nesting everywhere you looked. The volunteer staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A good place to see the Ne Ne-Hawaii's state bird. A must stop when on Kauai.

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Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There weren't many birds nesting as there were when we visited in the fall but it was still so awesome to see the coast and the birds that were there. Several Nene geese and a cute little chick of one of the seabirds right up by the visitors center. Always worth stopping at

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Napa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Probably our most interesting tour on the North Shore was this historic lighthouse and the surrounding bird preserve. DON'T miss the vides in the video in the interpretive center. It is rather long but worth it if you are anything of a birder or nature lover. The seven bird varieties there are all quite interesting , and sometimes comical, particularly... More 

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michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Lighthouse and Wildlife refuge are just incredible. Birds, turtles, whales, etc. The 3 or 4 times we stopped here well worth it. The guides that work here are very knowledgeable. They also provide you with binoculars which make it even more enjoyable. Don't miss this destination.

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Creston, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Wonderful visit. Tour of the lighthouse is a must and very informative. Dolphins, birds and the ocean what more could one ask for. Opens at 10 with the first tour at 10:30. Get there early like we did and it works out great.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a must stop on the North Shore, especially for families with children. The little girl I took here loved all the birds. This place has beautiful views. A very unique spot!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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509 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice place with plenty of birds. If you like birds then this place is for tou. Also, the small lighthouse is attractive. weren't allowed inside the house but is great for photos. Relaxing place. I did find the lady worker kinda of obnoxious. She kept reminding the kids to stay away from the walking birds. Hey lady, we got your... More 

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Allen, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Thousands of birds soaring in the air, breeding and nesting on sea cliffs, red footed boobies, albatrosses, frigates, nenes, many other kinds. The best part was spotting Wedge-tailed Shearwater chicks all over in the bushes along the trail to the lighthouse, thanks to a tip from one of the volunteers who helps at the refuge. The view is absolutely beautiful... More 

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