How is the weather on Kauai?

Weather on Kauai can be rainy at times, that’s how we got the name Garden Island. The north east side of the island gets the most rain up to 150 inches of rain per year. The weather comes from the northeast. The average weather is northeast trade winds 10-25mph light morning and afternoon showers. The west side of the island is the drier side which gets about 15 inches of rain per year. We depart from the sunny, drier side of the island going to the Napali Coast. Going to Napali Coast from the Westside is also a lot calmer because the trade winds are blocked by the island.

We are world travelers, what about hitchhiking?

We have been asked before many times. We donʻt recommend it, if your not the resourceful type, you are far away from your location. We also donʻt recommend it, if you are going on the charter because we leave on time.  These days, hitchhiking is not done by many locals and vacationing visitors, but it is pretty safe and done more here by world traveling backpackers.

Where will the Kauai bus take me?

The bus does have a route which runs between Lihue and Kekaha. You can download the Kekaha Bus Schedule from http://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments/TransportationAgency/BusSche… and also find the schedule of any connecting bus routes you need (for instance if you are in Hanalei you will need to take the Hanalei to Lihue bus and transfer at a shared stop). The “Old Kekeha Store” stop will take you slightly past the harbor but is not a very far walk. If you miss that stop you can jump off at the intersection of Elepaio road and Pueo road, but then you will be about a mile and a half away. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask the bus driver what stop is nearest the harbor and they will likely point it out for you as you pass.

What if I am on the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)?


The NCL Cruise docks on Wednsday, where you will be able to hang out near the cruiseliner. You will be able to spend more time in the town of Lihue using the Kauaʻi Bus Shuttle provided to you, or the shuttles of other activities. You wonʻt get to sight see much unless you are on a guided tour. We suggest you rent a car or jeep to fit it in your 2 day schedule, especially if you want to see Kokeʻe State Park, Waimea Canyon, Kealia Beach Park, Polihale Beach Park, Hanalei Pier, Napali Coast or other waterfalls and secluded places. If you would like to know what areas are easy to find and access, or how to see certain areas, feel free to ask us. To see the Napali Coast up close and personal you would need to go by boat. Contact Us at Kaulana Palikai.

We at Kaulana Palikai, recommend the 1PM charter on Thursday. We will have all Thursday afternoon available as long as weather permits. In your submissions or questions please inform us that you are on the NCL. We would like to confirm you before your arrival to Kauai. You will not be confirmed until you have spoken with a staff member. All Thursday afternoon charter are 5 hours and leave at 1PM.

You can either take a taxi for $100 or rent a car for $25 ($300 safety deposit).


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