Some activities in Kauai include a visit to the Waimea Canyon, an adventure day with Koloa Zipline and an air tour with an operator such as Wings Over Kauai. Air tours with Wings Over Kauai are a way to get an overview of the island's landscape, along with some of its history and legends by way of the pilot tour guide, who communicates with passengers through an intercom.
Wings Over Kauai takes passengers in a G8 AirVan to see sights including the spires of Na Pali, the ridges of Hanalei Bay, the waterfalls of Hanalei Valley and the crater of Mount Wai'ale'ale. During the winter, it is sometimes possible to see whales from an air tour. Air tours with Wings Over Kauai last for just over an hour.
Waimea Canyon is another sight on the air tour itinerary, but many visitors choose to see it from the ground. At 14 miles long, 1 mile wide and over 3,600 feet deep, Waimea Canyon has been nicknamed the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
For visitors seeking more of a thrill, Koloa Zipline is an adventure park with eight lines. Visitors are first taught how to zipline safely and then given a choice between a seated ride or a headfirst descent. The park is also suitable for children as young as 7, who may zipline in tandem with an adult.