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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
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+1 808-828-1413
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US$233.99*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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US$155.21*
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Best of Kauai Tour by Land River and Air

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Great views, great experience

Lighthouse located on the North shore of Kauai, excellent views of the sea especially during whale season. Thousands of birds can be seen at this wildlife refuge. Well worth a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lighthouse located on the North shore of Kauai, excellent views of the sea especially during whale season. Thousands of birds can be seen at this wildlife refuge. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was something we came across accidentally, and I'm so glad we had the chance to go! It has breathtaking views of the ocean, and many birds! Not a long walk at all, but parking is limited. A must-see!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kilauea Point was a great, inexpensive stop during our stay. There were lots of birds to watch and we could see some whale activity from the lookout near the Lighthouse. We would also highly recommend the free tour of the lighthouse given by the very knowledgeable volunteer staff.

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temecula ca.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of ocean and surrounding hills. If lucky, may spot a whale during the season. Few nene on sight as well as other local birds. There is an entry fee and only open Tuesday thru Saturday. Well worth it. Take a jacket as it can be cool and breezy in winter months.

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from here are great. The volunteer docents are great...they have good knowledge and are friendly and help you to see all the unique birds at this refuge.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the wildlife refuge and lighthouse were absolutely stunning. We saw whales, alll sorts of birds and watched a cloud form, turn to heavy rain and then a rainbow appear. the staff and volunteers are so helpful, patient and informative. Their passion for this place shines through. A great photo opportunity but also just a calm soothing scenic place to be

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were able to see red-footed Boobies, Albatross, Nene, dolphins, and other birds as well. Didn't tour the lighthouse as it's only open on certain days. The view is AMAZING!! The guides are very knowledgeable, and I believe it was $5 per person to get in. Handicapped persons can opt for a free ride up to the viewing area on... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A must stop for birdwatchers! If you go in the spring, a variety of seabirds are nesting. Beautiful location with historic lighthouse and views to the north coast of Kauai.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This Refuge provides a beautiful view of some rugged shoreline. The lighthouse has been very well maintained. There is a tour available, however, we did not partake.

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Puget Sound, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Beautiful views and lots of marine life can be spotted from the lighthouse area. We really appreciated the wonderful docents who took time to explain what we were seeing, and had the patience to help me learn how to spot sea turtles!!!

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