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“Whales and Gorgeous Views”

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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$233.99*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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$155.21*
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Best of Kauai Tour by Land River and Air
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Skip the boat charters and drive to the North Shore to see the whales. $5 admission (Seniors can purchase a lifetime pass for $10 to all wildlife refuges and National Parrks) gets a fabulous view of the North Shore and numerous sightings of whales with the help of volunteer docents and free binoculars. Continue on from Kilauea to Hanalei, stopping at the turnouts and scenic overlooks. BEAUTIFUL. Lovely drive through rainforest areas with nice beaches all along the way. Lunch or dinner at Hanalei Gourmet in the Old Schoolhouse. Fresh fish was delicious!

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This is basically right at the Lighthouse, and well worth the time to visit! Great place to educate the kids on some of Hawaii's wildlife. There also a gift shop with beautifully done displays on the habitat.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This stop almost started as an afterthought, but I am so glad we stopped. We stopped first at the main entrance. The view is breathtaking so we knew we wanted to go to the end. It is one of the last bargains in Hawaii - $5 entry fee and worth every penny. Give yourself time to just stop and enjoy. The view will stay in your head for some time. The water, the cliffs and the unspoiled beauty is magical!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

I tend to judge by whether or not my expectations were met or exceeded, and this was over the top. Watching the birds and reading about their breeding and nesting habits was excellent. Be sure to drive on down to the lighthouse while you are there.

Thank Charlene A
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Its worth the short drive from the highway to see this area. Birds nest along the cliffs and the views from the lighthouse overlook are just amazing as the surf crashes against this natural outcrop of land.

Thank Maggie K
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