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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

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Enjoy an idyllic kayaking and hiking adventure on Kauai’s Wailua River. Paddle down the tranquil river and admire the lush jungle landscapes on shore. Your guide will lead you on a hike to a remote waterfall, where you can soak in the splendor of this peaceful and picturesque spot. Go for a swim in the pool and the streams that lead from the waterfall before heading back to your starting point. A deli lunch is also included.
Highlights
  • Explore the Wailua River, one of Kauai’s most sacred places
  • Kayak and hike through a tropical landscape for two different perspectives
  • Follow a guide to a remote waterfall for an off-the-grid experience
  • No need to pack lunch, as a delicious picnic is provided
What to Expect
Considered one of the most sacred places on the island of Kauai, the Wailua River winds 20 miles (32 kilometers) through a lush landscape and past the sites of seven ancient temples. Make your way to the river launch point in Kapa’a and climb into a double, sit-on-top kayak. If you've never kayaked before, your certified guide will provide instruction. Learn about the Wailua's history and tropical ecosystem from your guide as you paddle for about 45 minutes at a leisurely pace. Disembark for a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) hike through the tropical forest, observing native plant and animal species. Stop at a gorgeous waterfall splashing into a natural pool from 200 feet (60 meters) above. Cool off with a swim here if you like, and recharge with a picnic lunch.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scrumptious, mouth watering deli sandwiches (turkey, roast beef, ham, salami, or vegetarian)
  • Guide(s) State certified and trained in water safety.
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) i.e. life preservers.
  • Double sit on top kayaks
  • Water resistant bags
  • Walking sticks
  • Chips, tropical fruit and cookies
  • Refreshments of tropical juices, sodas and bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • WHAT TO BRING:
  • Sun protection
  • Light shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Footwear for a trail that can be muddy at times (aqua socks or tennis shoes)
  • Towel and change of clothes
  • The tour is doable by most people in average shape. If for any reason the paddle and/or hike portion is not accomplished by individuals,
  • there is no refund.
  • Please note
  • in the special requirements box your sandwich choice (turkey, roast beef, ham or veggie). Vegan and/or gluten free requests can be accommodated. Please be sure to notate if you require a vegan or gluten free meal.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Beautiful scenery, excellent guide who was very friendly and so knowledgeable! Highly recommend this as a great way to explore the wonders of Kauai with the family!
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My husband and I took a tour with Josh recently and we wanted to say how much we enjoyed it and particularly appreciated Josh. He was very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. We couldn’t have been more pleased. He even told us about some good places to eat and we went to one and
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure
Responded 4 days ago
Aloha Cathy, Will have to ask Josh about some good places to eat. Thanks for your nice review. Glad you enjoyed your tour with Josh and thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with Kayak Kaua'i. Stay paddling.... A hui hou,
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We had such a beautiful day kayaking and walking to the waterfall. Tyler was an excellent guide, and was so knowledgable and willing to share. He was calm and friendly and made the experience that much better! Highly recommend.
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guides at Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Feinberj, It is sure nice when a guide compliments the beautiful scenery that one traverses when on a tour such as the Wailua River paddle and hike to the Sacred/Secret Falls. We all continue to be blessed to have Tyler working with us and sharing the beauty of Kaua'i with others. Thanks for sharing and celebrating the beauty of the planet. A hui hou,
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Had a great time with Tyler and some new friends on this paddle/hike . Very muddy slippery trail. Waterfall was worth it! Fresh lunch was provided. Not for anyone with limited mobility. Again, super muddy and slippery.
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Loghomelady, Embrace the muds we are fond of saying in reference to our Wailua River paddle and hike to the Sacred/Secret Falls tour. Thanks for warning folks that this tour is not for everyone. And thanks for letting us know that Tyler continues to give 100%. Stay paddling and hiking...dry or in mud. A hui hou,
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We had so much fun on this kayak/hike. Dustin was a great guide sharing many stories/history/culture. Highly recommend
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Linam, Fun, safety and leaving informed are the key ingredients on all our tours at Kayak Kaua'i. Glad to hear that your guide Dustin is keeping true to the above elements on your recent Wailua River paddle and hike to the Sacred/Secret Falls. Thanks for sharing and will share your input with Dustin. A hui hou,
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Teresa R
10
Excellent kayak and hike trip!
Beautiful scenery, excellent guide who was very friendly and so knowledgeable! Highly recommend this as a great
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Cathy J
North Bend, Washington
21
Secret falls kayak and hike
My husband and I took a tour with Josh recently and we wanted to say how much we enjoyed it and particularly
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Josh F.
20
Great Day
We had such a beautiful day kayaking and walking to the waterfall. Tyler was an excellent guide, and was so
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Jason B
Toronto, Canada
234
Very Enjoyable Paddle, Guide Jay was Great!
We really enjoyed our paddle up the river. It's a beautiful area, very lush, and some rare bird sightings along
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asitis63
202
Nasty Day but Worth the Effort
My wife and I took the afternoon Kayak and Hiking adventure to Secret Falls last Saturday, even though the
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Loghomelady6
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
21
Perfect day!
Had a great time with Tyler and some new friends on this paddle/hike . Very muddy slippery trail. Waterfall was
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linam835
Winnipeg, Canada
20
Kauai 2020
We had so much fun on this kayak/hike. Dustin was a great guide sharing many stories/history/culture. Highly
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BeckLeck
10
Fun adventure to beautiful waterfall
Mike was our tour guide for this paddle/hike and he was great. Excellent kayaking tips, great stories, and really
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djpitterle
Brookfield, Wisconsin
10
Kauai 2020
Tyler is an awesome Guide. The weather was beautiful. The Kayaking was great. The Hiking was good and challenging
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Scott04
134
Exciting adventure !!!
We had read many reviews and were hesitant about the knee deep mud. As it turned out, not every day is muddy and
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