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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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Private Tour
$176*
and up
Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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My favorite place !

Birds were soaring. The sky was blue. We are in Kauai. The Ocean was Aqua . We stood and watched the birds then watched a Video about the LightHouse. It is now open Wednesday and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Teach1977
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White Plains, New York
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White Plains, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Birds were soaring. The sky was blue. We are in Kauai. The Ocean was Aqua . We stood and watched the birds then watched a Video about the LightHouse. It is now open Wednesday and Saturday. There are Volunteers around the Refuge to answer questions. It was windy today. This is a great place.

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Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to view the coastline, learn the history, see the seabirds, shorebirds and whales, lovingly attended by dedicated volunteers.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Provided you visit during mating/nesting season you will see fabulous birds at Kilauea Point: Hawaiian geese, red footed boobies, shearwaters, laysan albatross, giant frigate birds, golden plovers, and many others. Needless to say, they don't all have exactly the same nesting seasons; the shearwaters apparently come later than the boobies and albatross, but the area is incredibly rich with bird... More 

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I love going here to see the birds soaring around the lighthouse and over the waves. Once we saw baby chicks in their nests; once we saw monk seals down on the rocks; and this time we saw humpback whales swimming by.

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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great spot to visit even when it is stormy! Good for bird and whale watching. Nene birds are usually wandering. Parking lot can be a bit tricky., Do stop at the Kung Long Market.

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san diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

beautiful views, free binacculars, many birds to see, $5 t enter the water is the color of blue coolaide, crazy!!!!!!

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Washington State
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit and support. We were able to see red footed boobies nesting, NeNes, and other area birds. Cost $5 per person. 80% of $$$ stays with the park. There were albatrosses nesting, but their area was closed. We could see them from afar walking about. Lighthouse is very pretty as were the views. Nice... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The drive in is interesting, through a couple small towns and neighborhoods. I recommend you get there early in the day ( before 10:30) or there will be a line to drive down to the parking lot. If you get there early, stop at the overlook on top of the driveway first to see all the birds on the cliff.... More 

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Mountains, NC
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Always see a lot of wildlife here and if you are lucky, it is a good place to spot whales. They will loan you binoculars to use. There is a park ranger, who will give you some history and if whales have been sighted, will point you in the right direction.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Kilauea light house beautifully punctuates the view as you approach the point and look across to the lighthouse on one side and a hillside covered with white birds on the other. As we walked towards the lighthouse itself, the placards and leaflet from the ranger helped us identify the different birds in the area. The most amazing sight was... More 

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