Since the discovery of Kaua’i in 1778 by Captain Cook, the island’s lush valleys, high cliffs and soft, sandy beaches have been distinguishing elements in today’s fascination with the tropical island.  When thinking about the “Garden Island,” there is little else that comes to mind.  There is however a great past hiding within lava dikes and valleys.

While we think of Kaua’i as a paradise, its geology does not emulate a carefree or simple existence.  Kauai’s past is complex, exciting, dangerous, and as unstable as its future. 


About 5 million years ago there was a volcanic eruption along the Hawaii-Emperor Volcanic chain.  The eruption sparked the beginning of Kauai and ultimately, the beginning of the Hawaiian Islands.  Through the volcanic eruptions, the underwater mountain began to rise above the surface.  Kauai went through three stages of development: shield, post-shield, and rejuvenation.  Read more…


Mermaids in Kaua’i…

Taking Flight Over the Na Pali


The Na ‘Pali Coast is filled with wonder and mystery. There are miles of unexplored valleys and waterfalls. The scenery is constantly changing, with cliff sides collapsing, and coastlines eroding.

Sea Turtles in Kaua’i Waters

Gracefully gliding through the ocean current, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or honu, is one of the oldest, and most beloved creatures in the Hawaiian Islands.

Weighing up to 400 pounds, the Green Sea Turtle possesses unique habits that set it apart from the other two species of sea turtle seen in the warm Kauai waters. However, all sea turtles’ lives begin the same way: by dangerously scurrying from their sandy nest into the open ocean. Always fighting to survive, these reptiles are one of the most mesmerizing to spot floating around the island of Kauai.

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

It is most common to see Green Sea Turtles in the Hawaiian Islands, but Leatherback and Hawksbill Sea Turtles also roam these waters. Green Sea Turtles have a more interesting relationship with land than the other two, and that is their biggest difference. Generally, nesting female turtles are the only turtles that go on land. Green Sea Turtles, however, can be seen lounging on rocks and beaches for hours at a time. They do this to warm their shell or to avoid sharks.The different species of sea turtles in Kauai waters also differentiate by their eating habits. Leatherbacks and Hawksbill turtles are carnivorous, eating jellyfish, sponge, and other soft invertebrates. The Green Sea Turtle has a unique feeding pattern. It begins its life as a carnivore and later switches to an all-plant diet, eating algae and sea grass. Life for sea turtles doesn’t only consist of lounging and floating around. Sea turtles are constantly in danger.

Green Sea Turtles mating

After baby turtles hatch, they work together to raise their nest out of the hole they have been incubating in for two months. There are about 110 baby turtles, and as soon as they start to make their way to the ocean, it’s every turtle for itself. Baby sea turtles have many predators in the beginning of life including crabs, birds, the sun, sharks, predatory fish, and of course, humans. Sharks and humans continue to threaten the existence of sea turtles.

Intimidating  Bubble blowing male Humpback, Full grown and ready to rumble, he is blowing so hard that the air bubbles are coming out his puffed out mouth as well as his blowhole, as you can see he is four or five whales back from the female out in the lead, generally the biggest lead male whales battle for position behind the female,maybe he got a late start in this mating game, and is aggressively working his way to the lead.