Kauai Tubing is the third post by guest blogger, MT, a champion East Coast Surfer who is attending the University of Hawaii this summer. Be sure to subscribe to Hawaii Discount Blog to keep up with her Hawaii adventure “University of Hawaii – Hawaii Tours and College Life.”
Lauren and I landed at Lihue Airport on Kauai and headed straight to our Kauai Tubing adventure. Kauai Backcountry Adventures is exactly two miles from the airport. As we pulled into the parking lot and I noticed a wide variety of people. Young, old, big, and little – everyone was there to go Kauai Tubing!
After being outfitted with gloves and helmets we hit the road once again. This time we were in a van filled with energetic tour guides and few families. One couple was in their 70’s traveling to Kauai. Another couple brought their three teenaged girls. Along the way Lauren and I learned about the old sugar cane planation. The idea of irrigation was thought of in the early 1800’s. Consistent irrigation throughout the land made it possible to yield a huge sugarcane crop. We went tubing down the hand dug irrigation ditches and tunnels which made for the best and longest lazy river. The tunnels were spectacular!! At one point everyone turned out their lights and floated in the darkness.
Once we finished the float everyone hopped back into the van and we drove to the picnic area. Lauren and I sat next to the river and talked with the families. One Kauai Backcountry Adventures tour guide even broke out the ukelele while we were eating lunch! Lunch was turkey sandwiches, chips, and cookies; which was the perfect way to end Kauai Tubing.
We rode in the van back to the Kauai Backcountry Adventures office. We stopped at the Kauai Backcountry Advenures gift shop and found really cool shirts to commemorate our first adventure in Kauai – Kauai Tubing!