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“Sharing Kauaʻi’s beauty with aloha”

Our mission was forged in love and respect for this island’s abundant mana (life energy). Our local guides take you to some of their favorite spots, the places they enjoy exploring in their free time. We hope to inspire understanding, respect, and reverence for these sacred, often fragile, environments.

Experience Kauaʻi Adventures Like a Local

We offer so much more than hiking

Kauaʻi Hiking Tours offers day hikes, backpacking trips and driving tours on the Hawaiian Island of Kauaʻi. We are one of the only hiking companies on Kauaʻi certified as a Sustainable Tour Operator by the Hawaiʻi Ecotourism Association and permitted by both the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to lead tours on state land and transport passengers on public roads. We delight in consistently exceeding expectations as we share beautiful Kauaʻi in a way most wouldn’t dream possible.

Permit/Certificate Numbers:
DLNR: CTTA-05-01
PUC: 3611-C



Kaua’i is sometimes called the “Garden of Eden.” It’s home to a diversity of landscapes, all spectacularly beautiful in their own way.



Whether you’re an athletic hiker or someone looking to experience Kaua’i with a more laidback vibe, we’ve got you covered.



Kaua’i Hiking Tours supports the Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s principles of sustainable tourism.

Meet Our Team

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Jeremiah Felsen

Founder & Lead Guide

Kaua’i Hiking Tours primary guide and founder, Jeremiah Felsen, has been working as an Adventure Facilitator for nearly 20 years. During that time, Jeremiah has personally guided thousands of individuals into the wilderness throughout much of the US, including Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Hawai’i and the US Virgin Islands.

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Anita Cook

Lead Reservationist

Anita Cook is along time resident of Kauai because she knows how to pick the best places to live! Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, she has lived in many beautiful places in the world. She has a background in art but has worn many hats in her lifetime. She worked and lived in Israel for a year then went on to study and practice Shiatsu in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her studying of health and wellness plays an ongoing role in her life.

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Krista Schnell

Customer Relations & Tech Support

Krista Schnell first came to know Kauaʻi, when she moved here to study massage therapy. She believes Kaua’i is the most beautiful place she has ever been, and she is grateful for her time spent there. The island and its people softened her in ways that were at first unexpected and now quite welcome.

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Andrew Denny

Guide & Guest Relations Manager

Born and raised on Kaua’i, Andrew Denny is a highly-regarded hiking guide and community leader. Andrew has been exploring the Nā Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon since he was a toddler. Andrew’s father, an avid hiker, tour guide, and high school teacher from Colorado, frequently took Andrew and his siblings on Kaua’i’s majestic ridge, valley, and coastal trails.

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Sustainability Commitment Statement

Kauaʻi Hiking Tours is one of the first and only tour companies on Kauaʻi to meet the stringent requirements necessary to become certified as a Sustainable Tour Operator.

For over 25 years the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaiʻi has promoted sustainable tourism through innovative initiatives and programs aimed at protecting our natural and cultural resources. It is a non profit 501C3 organization run almost entirely by volunteers – dedicated residents throughout the island chain coming up with innovative ways for tourism to help, and not hurt, our local communities.

STAH’s operating principles of sustainable tourism include the following content areas:

  • Environmental Management
  • Staff Management
  • Interpretation Management
  • Consumer Evaluation Management
  • Marketing Management

Please click the link below for more information about the work the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaiʻi has been doing for the past 25 years, and for a current listing of certified Sustainable Tour Operator companies throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Pledge To Our Keiki

Kauaʻi Hiking Tours has partnered with Kanu Hawaiʻi in efforts to help promote Pledge To Our Keiki and the other important work that they are doing.

The Pledge was created by students from schools across the islands of Hawaiʻi. The Pledge is a commitment to respect and care for the places that we call home. We hope that you will join students from all across Hawai’i in their Pledge to keep Hawaiʻi Hawaiʻi while sharing it with the world!