Sneaking a Peek at the Beautiful Marine Life

Kauai offers a great number of marine activities, such as whale watching tours, canoe and kayak rentals, and fishing and the resort’s own Koloa Landing® Beach Club has surfboard and snorkel set rentals that could keep you busy in the turquoise waters off Kauai for days. Or, if you’d rather rent a beach chair and soak up the rays on the golden sands of Poipu Beach, you could still catch a glimpse of some incredible sea life in their natural habitat. This includes sea turtles and monk seals, as well as numerous species of dolphins and whales, such as:

  • Blue whales
  • Killer whales
  • Sperm whales
  • Pilot whales
  • Humpback Whales
  • Bottlenose dolphins
  • Striped dolphins

The Magnificent Birds of Kauai

Many incredible birds call Kauai home, including native songbirds, tropical birds, including the Hawaiian stilt, and the island’s infamous hordes of wild chickens. The feral chickens were likely once bred and raised for food, but today they roam the entire island freely, giving tourists a show with their vibrant plumage and distinctive crowing.

Along with the wild chickens, Kauai is also host to a great variety of birds, including Hawaii’s state bird, the Nene goose and over 80 different species of tropical birds that nest on the island, including forest birds and songbirds.



Spotting Endangered and Feral Wildlife in the Hawaiian Islands

If you happen to spot a sea turtle, Hawaiian monk seal, or humpback whale on your marine excursions in Kauai, you can count yourself lucky, as all three of these creatures are on the list of endangered species. Another of Kauai’s creatures, the Hawaiian hoary bat, is an endangered species that calls the island home.

Along with the rare and endangered species that live here, there are also a number of feral animals on Kauai you might see biking through Waimea Canyon, hiking to the top of the cliff at Napali Coast State Park, or wandering through one of the many forest reserves. This includes feral cats, dogs, goats, cattle, and pigs, but there are also domestic goats to see, wild boar and a couple of species of deer that make their home on the island.

Koloa Landing® Resort offers a great number of activities to keep you busy during your stay in one of our gorgeous Kauai beach villas as well as a number of relaxing indulgences, and at any given time, you’re liable to see some of the island’s incredible wildlife.