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About Outfitters Kauai

October 1, 2020 News and Updates

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Making Vacation Dreams Come True and Making Changes…

We marked the anniversary with a giant bike, SUP, and kayak sale, and a move to new headquarters in Kipu.  Our focus as a long-time Kauai adventure provider going forward is on our core activities of Kipu Ranch Ziplines and River Kayaking operations on Hule’ia and Wailua Rivers.

After 32 years in business, Julie and Rick Haviland have simplified and downsized, leaving our long-time Poipu location behind, and consolidating operations under one roof on Kipu Ranch.  We continue to provide great adventures for locals and tourists such as the innovative FlyLine, which at 4000’, is the longest zipline in Hawaii, the Kipu Zipline Safari, the Hidden Falls Kayak Adventure, and the Wailua River Kayak Adventure.  The Kipu Safari and Hidden Falls programs both include motorized canoe service on Hule’ia River and are the only kayak tours in the State of Hawaii that allow participants to paddle downwind and, rather than paddling back into headwinds, return under power.  Visit www.outfitterskauai.com to learn more.

Our company, like most tour operators, closed under gov’t order at the start of the pandemic and through the mandatory 14-day visitor quarantine. Now, we welcome the implementation of safe travel protocols to Hawaii beginning Oct. 15.  See https://www.gohawaii.com/safe-travels for details.

Pre-travel or airport coronavirus testing will provide assurances to allow for soft re-opening of limited tourism, and the Outfitters Kauai ohana is on Kipu Ranch ready to roll the Kipu Zipline and River Kayak Adventures back out.  The new headquarters are at 230 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI  96766 and can be found on your map apps by entering the words “Outfitters Kauai Kipu Ranch Ziplines”.  The phone number remains the same at (808) 742-9667.

On October 10th, we began re-opening Outfitters Kauai by partnering with Foto4Food on a Kamaina Kayak Trip to benefit the Kauai Independent Food Bank.  It was a lot of fun, mahalo to all who supported and participated- all the proceeds went to the Food Bank, and local-style donations included a case of spam and another of vienna sausage 😉

After going downhill for 30 years, we made the decision to let the Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill and bike rental programs ride off into the sunset.  It’s been a lot of fun… huge mahalos to everyone that’s been a part of those cool cycling operations over the years!

We’ve moved out of our Poipu location and downsized, holding an online auction of surplus bicycles, kayaks, and SUP’s.  There were some great deals on great toys, and we really appreciate all the friendly support and good vibes.

We’re excited to re-open and get back to making vacation dreams come true for our friends and loyal customers from our new Kipu Ranch headquarters.  Kauai’s spectacular scenery, warm waterfalls, lush landscapes, and exciting activities await.

Stay safe, stay sane, and take care of each other.

Peace, Love and Aloha, R & J

Why Choose Outfitters Kauai When You Visit Hawaii?

With Outfitters Kauai, you get the best Kauai adventures and admission to the most exclusive parts of Kauai. We have access to remote areas of Wailua River, a state park with very limited access. On the Hule’ia River, we are the only group that has permission to use the surrounding private lands of Kipu Ranch, which gives you special privileges to leave your kayak and hike the jungle trails through a valley to secluded pools and waterfalls. Sea kayak the magnificent Napali Coast, or paddle with us to the most hidden beaches of the Poipu Shoreline. The opportunities we offer to explore the gems of Kauai are unmatched.

Outfitters Kauai has been the premier provider of the best Kauai tour and adventure activities since 1988. For nearly 30 years, we have continued to evolve, develop, and refine our Kauai tour programs to ensure that our guests get exactly what they came for. Our Kauai adventures are accessible to everyone in the family from kids to grandparents and from those seeking big thrills to those who just want a leisurely day in a beautiful place. Join us for the top things to do on Kauai and get off the beaten path.

On May 1, 2017, we launched our newest additions… the 3/4 mile long FlyLine Kauai Zipline, and the Kipu Ranch Visitor Welcome Center. The result is improved and reconfigured Zipline Tour packages, and a new, convenient check-in location. Even more fun, even better value! Each zipline tour is unique, as our lines vary by size, skill-level, and terrain. Fly with us over lush valleys, tumbling waterfalls and forest canopies– landscapes made famous by movies like Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Our tours include more than thrills. All of Outfitters Kauai’s guides are experts in local ecology, natural history, culture and legends of Kauai. You’ll learn about the island while enjoying its adventurous side, and get tips on the best places to dine and special places not to miss during your visit.

Meet the Team: