Naturally beautiful Kauai has been the setting for some of Hollywood's most famous movies and TV shows, and this tour visits many of those spots, which you're sure to recognize.
It's a relaxing drive from the pier into Kauai's spectacular countryside, a land so beautiful it's frequently featured in motion pictures and television shows. Your coach is probably more appropriately referred to as a "Theater on Wheels" because driving along, you can actually watch some of the scenes shot on Kauai on its surround-sound TV screens. The film clips will play while you're at the very locations where they were shot.
You'll see thundering Wailua Falls, which appears in the opening credits of "Fantasy Island." Nearby Opaeka'a Falls is also well known for its role in the 1960 Jack Lemmon movie "The Wackiest Ship in the Army." Then, there's gorgeous Hanamaulu Bay, where parts of the 1958 film "South Pacific" were filmed, as were many lesser-known movies such as "Voodoo Island," starring Boris Karloff.
Elvis Presley's popular "Blue Hawaii" is considered the most famous movie ever shot in Kauai. It was filmed in the Coco Palms Resort, which has been closed since Hurricane Iniki roared through in 1992. But you'll still have the rare opportunity to visit. Later, you'll see Moloa Bay and Aliomanu, both of which were featured in the pilot for "Gilligan's Island."
Not only does this comprehensive tour showcase a wealth of film locations, you'll hear what the stars did while they were here. It's not all about movies though, because you will also learn about Hawaiian myths and legends, the language and the local flora and fauna.
Before returning to the ship, you'll be treated to a relaxing picnic lunch on Annini Beach, seen in the film "Honeymoon in Vegas."
Please note: This tour includes a varied amount of walking at the stops, including uneven and sandy terrain at the beach stops. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.