• We provide wonderful, private tours of Kauai for both residents and visitors!
    Anniversaries, birthdays are often the reason for a special private adventure

    Aloha and Welcome to Kauai!

    I'm Jay Dorrance, the owner/operator of Tread Lightly Kauai. In 2010, I began this private sightseeing and hiking tour service on Kauai. It's been great fun and I throughly enjoy the people I meet. Please read the many reviews on TripAdvisor.


    *Tours do not currently include transportation*

    I am your navigator / passenger, showing you the way. It's easy.

    Or... We travel caravan style ( google maps makes it even easier) as in 'I lead and you follow in your vehicle.'
    You can also Uber or Taxi to the trailhead if we are doing a hiking tour.

  • What We Do

    Sightseeing Guide

    On your private tour, experience some of the most spectacular locations on Kauai with little or no walking.
    It's a relaxed and personalized day with just you and yours - no strangers.
    At lunch time, we often eat in a restaurant . Or, you can purchase food from a supermarket. and store it in our cooler.
    Kauai has four sides : North. East. South. West. On our 7 hour full day tours we can see one or two sides.Often, we will visit places on one side on day, then another side later that week.


    Walking and Hiking Guide

    Walking tours : Experience gentle flat walks to beautiful scenic overlooks. Walk along or beside beautiful flat beaches, and sit and enjoy the ocean waves and sounds. Stroll through nature amongst tropical trees and flowers.
    Hiking tours ... we through beach forests to deserted beaches, or hike through Kauai rainforests along river streams or along rugged coastlines. I will lead the way.

    On all tours, as we explore Kauai together, I will share with you the rich history of Kauai and introduce to you some of the plants and culture that makes Kauai so rich and magical.

  • Contact Us

    I look forward to showing you Kauai!

    Jay Dorrance, Owner