Karen Tilley, owner and guide
Jay, Karen's wonderful husband.
He's holding bounty he harvested fresh from their farm.
Fruit we have in season, gets served on tour.
Kauai Eden Tours was founded in 2010 by Karen Tilley to provide fun and unique experiences for visitors or new residents on Kauai!
How did she get started? In 2002 she became a Kauai Sierra Club Outings Leader and enjoyed it so much she became a boutique private tour operator. Her father, Canadian Alex Tilley, created the Tilley Hat and she got her sense of adventure from him.
Karen moved to the north shore of Kauai in 2001 from Toronto, Canada and met her husband Jay here. ( Her sister, living in Hanalei town, introduced them to each other.)
Karen has over 23 years of exploring the island, and is very familiar with the animals, flowers, trees, trails, streams, rivers, ocean currents, tides, local culture, event happenings, and more. She s a naturalist, plant enthusiast, educator, and photographer. She loves children and showing people the island and sharing her joyful love of nature here. When she's not out having fun being on tours, she spends her time tending the farm, ( aka weeding...) playing in the ocean, or exploring coastlines and Kauai's wild places.
She and husband, Jay, live above Kapaa amongst an orchard they planted 18 years ago. She loves Kauai and it shows. Her joyful, playful, personality and her many Kauai insights makes for a relaxing and enjoyable day.