Polynesian Adventure Tours

Polynesian Adventure Tours – Offering Convenient Shuttle Services and Tours of Kauai
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Polynesian Adventure Tours makes it easy to travel all around the island plus offers Kauai tours to remember. On their shuttle routes, you can go to and from all the major hotels and attractions in South Shore, East Side, and North Shore. Want to experience even more island magic? Just take their fun tours to see movie filming locations, luaus, and more.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Whether you need a ride around town or want to go on a fun tour of Kauai, you can count on Polynesian Adventure Tours to come through for you. They travel around the island all day on set routes to ensure everyone can get where they are going without fanfare. Their comfy black and white charter bus stands out from the crowd, letting you know just when your ride has arrived.

In order to hop on board the Polynesian Adventure Tour adventure, however, you do need to have a reservation, which is easy to make online. During signup, you can get a single ticket or the island hopper pass, which offers a full day of unlimited rides that let you easily explore the island at your leisure.

Once you sign up for the Polynesian Adventure Tour, the shuttle services make it easy to travel between the airport and Kapaa, Poipu, Koloa, and Princeville hotels plus all the major attractions in between. Along each predetermined route, there are stops at several destinations at the times listed on their schedule. Their most popular stops include Poipu Shopping Village, Old Koloa Town, Kilohana, Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa, and Kukui Grove.

You can take one shuttle from the airport to your hotel, and then grab a different shuttle to your attractions of choice after getting settled in. Then, perhaps jump on a different shuttle to another attraction for a few more hours of fun. After you’re done having a great time, you can get another shuttle ride back to your hotel to finish off your day. You’ll just need to be at their pickup locations at the assigned time to catch your ride back.

Beyond that, you can go to the Luau Kalamaku or take a fun tour of all the movie filming locations on the island. To kickstart your tour, they’ll pick you up at your hotel at the given time, and then take you on the adventure of a lifetime. All along the way, you get to see scenic landscapes and waterways plus learn all about the history and culture of Kauai. At the end of your Polynesian Adventure Tour, you’ll end up back at your hotel once again, filled with delicious food and a lifetime of awesome memories.

The offerings at Polynesian Adventure Tours:

Kauai Movie Adventure
The Kauai Movie Adventure gives you an inside look at all the top filming locations on the island. On this seven-hour tour, you’ll land at Lydgate Beach and Opaekaa Falls of “Blue Hawaii” fame and see where “Jurassic Park” was filmed in Kapaa Town. Plus, you get to have lunch at Tahiti Nui where George Clooney and co filmed parts of “The Descendants.” Other points of interest include the Hanalei Pier, Kilauea Point Lighthouse Overlook, and Ahukini Landing.

Luau Kalamaku
Offered as a joint collaboration, the Luau Kalamaku tour takes you to the Kilohana Estate to see a performance to remember. You’ll ride the charter bus to the plantation and back to your hotel once the show is over. In between, the luau performers will treat you to fire knife dancing and other dances from ancient Polynesia. You can even elect to go for the full package and enjoy a delicious island buffet while you watch all the action.

Private Charters
Whether you’re planning an island wedding or just want a private tour of Kauai, you can make transportation easy by signing up for their charter bus rental. You can go with their deluxe motorcoach or a luxury mini-coach to best suit your budget and seating needs. Either way, Polynesian Adventure Tour will take you to all your destinations in style plus provide whatever add-on services you want, including music, flower lei greetings, and lunch service.  

When going to Luau Kalamaku, read the packages carefully to best understand what’s included in your visit. They have many different levels of service, some of which include a full luau feast, while others are just entertainment-focused. You also have the option to further boost your experience with add-ons, like the train ride through the Kilohana Plantation.

Insider Tip:
Shuttle times for the Polynesian Adventure Tour vary depending on the season, so always check when they’re running to avoid missing your chance to hop on the bus.