Kaua`i is one of the only easily-accessible places in the world where people of any physical ability can witness Laysan albatross in person.
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
KPNWR provides an ideal opportunity to watch the magnificent birds gliding by at close range. They can also be seen courting and nesting on a hillside about 100 yards away.
Entry fee $10. Reservations required.
Open 10am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday
Closed Sunday to Tuesday and major holidays
For visitors needing assistance, free cart rides are available from parking lot: ask at fee booth.
Peak albatross viewing January-March.
Shorter months: late November-December and early April. This coincides with humpback whale season.
Free binoculars are on loan at visitor center.
Other native bird species at KPNWR (some depending on season): red-footed booby, great frigatebird, Hawaiian goose (nēnē), wedge-tailed shearwater, white-tailed tropicbird, red-tailed tropicbird