North Shore Coastal Wildlife Hike
3 - 4 hours, from pick up to drop off; 2 - 4 miles RT; 200 ft. elevation gain; Easy/Moderate
Hiking this pristine stretch of undeveloped coastline will give you a sense of what ancient Kaua’i might have felt like, long before tourists left their footprints in the sand. It is in this natural setting that we will have a good chance of seeing the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. We may also see honu (green sea turtles) basking in the sand and migratory seabirds, such as mōlī (Laysan albatross), ʻiwa (great frigatebird), and red-footed boobies soaring overhead.
Our hike hugs the wild coast, taking us over beaches and rocky shorelines for about two miles before reaching a rocky promontory with epic views in both directions. As you study this unspoiled terrain for shells, you'll also have the opportunity to pick up "marine debris," washed up from far-flung parts of the world (trash bags provided).
Optional Add-On: If ocean conditions permit, you will have the option to linger in this serene setting for another hour, while some or all of your group goes snorkeling. This option will add about 2 hours to the tour time; due to time in the water, driving time, and fitting snorkel gear in the morning.
Protect Our Coastal Wildlife
What can you do to help?
Learn more about migratory sea birds, the Hawaiian monk seal and other marine animals:
Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge
(US Fish & Wildlife Service )
Upcoming events & more ways to get involved: