Spouting Horn Blowhole

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About Spouting Horn Blowhole

Description


Water from the Pacific rushes under a lava shelf, up through an ancient lava tube, and blasts upward at heights of 50 feet into the air. Spouting Horn Blowhole is one of Kauais most popular natural attractions that mixes water and earth. (Photo: iluvcocacola on Flickr)

History


Hawaiian legend states this coastal area was once protected by a giant lizard (moo in Hawaiian). A young man named Liko challenged the lizard since it threatened everyone who came to fish or swim nearby. Liko thrust a sharp stick into the lizards mouth and then jumped into the water to lure the moo to the ocean. Underwater, Liko swan through a small hole leading to the surface. When the lizard followed, it got stuck in the lava tube, or blowhole. Every time the Spouting Horn blasts into the air, you can hear roar and see the lizard spray her breath from the blowhole.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Kauai
  • Duration: 10-15 minutes.
  • Amenities: Photo opportunities.
  • Insider Tip: From December to May, the Poipu coastline attracts locals and visitors for humpback whale watching from the shore.
  • Fun Fact: Spouting Horn is one of the most photographed location on the island of Kauai.
  • What to Expect: Poipu Coast looking out to the Pacific Ocean; Spectacular ocean spray from the blowhole.