Kauai Experience is owned an operated by Mike and Leila Rodger. Mike has had a passion for the ocean his entire life. He is dedicated to preserving the ocean and sharing her multitude of natural beauty with everyone he meets. Mike grew up in San Diego and after accomplishing his education and receiving Bachelor Degrees in both Marine Biology and Outdoor Recreation Administration moved to Kauai in 2003. Falling in love with Kauai’s spirit of Aloha, Mike has been fortunate to call this island paradise his home. He has embraced the local lifestyle and has truly followed his dreams. Mike is a life-long waterman who is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain, PADI Dive Master, and a Certified Advanced Ocean Safety Lifeguard.
Leila shares the same passions for the ocean and the island life through being born and raised on Kauai’s North Shore. Her magical childhood lifestyle of surfing, cliff jumping, fishing, paddling and having barefoot sandy toes has helped her in sharing her local island knowledge with visitors for decades. Leila has truly embraced her Hawaiian culture by learning hula from her mom, a Kumu Hula teacher, living with local island etiquette and sharing her love of life with everyone she meets. Her family also has Hawaiian lineage that dates back for centuries. Kauai Experience is an Ohana (family) run business. We strive to perpetuate the Hawaiian values of our island and also make every effort to teach eco-friendly practices.