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Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River

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    What to Expect
    Get an early start to make the most of the fresh tropical morning, and meet your guide at the launch point near the Wailua River, Kauai’s only navigable waterway. Get outfitted with a provided kayak, paddle, and life vest, and store your belongings in a dry bag before setting off on the gentle currents.

    Soak up the verdant jungle scenery and views of volcanic peaks in the distance on a 2-mile (3.2-km) paddle upriver towards the north fork. Feel transported back in time as you pass by the traditional huts of Kamokila Village and hear tales of the native Hawaiian people who once lived around and traveled the river more than 1,500 years ago.

    Take a break from paddling to explore the rain forest by foot on a moderate hike to the Ulewehi Waterfall, where you’ll be rewarded with views of the majestic falls cascading 120 feet (36 meters) down a mountain cliff. Recharge with a riverside picnic lunch of fresh and healthy island fare including vegetarian options before hopping back in your kayak for the return trip to the starting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    440 Aleka Pl, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
    Duration
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided kayak tour
    • Kayak, life vest, paddle and dry bag
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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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    River and waterfall were beautiful! Guide was very personable and entertaining. Would recommend for those wanting a little adventure!
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    Response from KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thank you for choosing to come out with us at Kayak Adventures, and taking a moment to share your experience with us. we hope to see you again! Have a wonderful day! Mahalo, Sheila Fernandez
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    Great experience VERY muddy but fine the falls were wonderful recommend being the first out there as it can be VERY busy and it spoils the experience
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    Response from KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thank you for coming out with us at Kayak Adventures, and taking brief moment to share your experience with us! The early tour is my favorite due to less traffic on the trail and at the waterfall, and you get back early afternoon. We hope to see you again! Have a great day! Mahalo, Sheila Fernandez
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    We loved our experience with our guide Thomas kayaking on the Wailua River and hiking to Uluwahi falls. He was very knowledgeable and funny. He was laid back and made it so fun for us. While the mud was daunting, I loved Thomas's advice to just "embrace the mud"! Our time at the
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    Response from KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for coming out with us at Kayak Adventures, and taking a moment to share your experience with us. Yes we have been experiencing a lot if mud lately, with most days up to knee deep. We are happy to hear that not even the amount of mud there was it didn't stop you from enjoying your trip with Thomas. We hope to see you again. Have a wonderful day! Mahalo, Sheila Fernandez
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    We enjoyed our hike in the mud and kayak with Nathan on the first day of 2020. What a way to start off the new decade enjoying God’s beautiful creation in the beautiful island of Kauai with our two sons. Our guide, Nathan prepared us city slickers well for this muddy
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    Response from KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for choosing to join us at Kayak Adventures, and taking some time to share your feedback with us. We always recommend hiking boots, tennis shoes or covered toe hiking sandals in all conditions. They offer more comfort, protection and traction than a water sock. We hope to see you again in the future. Have a beautiful day! Mahalo, Sheila Fernandez Shop Manager
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    The Kayak was a nice leisurely paddle to the hiking trail. Although super muddy, the hike is totally worth it when you reach the waterfall. The guide was excellent and kept a nice leisurely pace
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    Response from KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for joining us at Kayak Adventures, and taking a moment to share your experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Hope you have a Happy New Year! Mahalo, Sheila Fernandez
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    dainj2020
    10
    Great active excursion!
    River and waterfall were beautiful! Guide was very personable and entertaining. Would recommend for those wanting
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    Simoncahir
    Geelong, Australia
    30
    Secret Falls kayak and hike
    Great experience VERY muddy but fine the falls were wonderful recommend being the first out there as it can be
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    mbsp96
    10
    Totally worth it
    We loved our experience with our guide Thomas kayaking on the Wailua River and hiking to Uluwahi falls. He was
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    Kingdomcruisers
    Eagan, Minnesota
    157
    Great Adventure on New Year Day
    We enjoyed our hike in the mud and kayak with Nathan on the first day of 2020. What a way to start off the new
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    971brandonf
    Aurora, United States
    30
    Kayak, Hike, Swim - Great day.
    A great kayak ride that is good for a bit of exercise but not a killer. A beautiful hike that gets the blood
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    tbartoletti
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    10
    Fun, fun, fun
    Super fun adventure. Our fearless leader, Davey was fun, informative and easy going. It was a perfect day.
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    Bones1968z
    20
    Awesome
    The Kayak was a nice leisurely paddle to the hiking trail. Although super muddy, the hike is totally worth it when
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    monica_rocha50
    Los Angeles, California
    10
    Excellent way to spend my birthday
    I had so much fun on this tour. It was my birthday and I was looking for something fun to do with my niece. We
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    Trojoa
    Denver, Colorado
    4011
    Embrace the muck!
    My husband & I celebrated my 58th birthday on the river kayaking then hiking to the Secret Falls. Anya was our
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    dgonnsen
    Forest Ranch, California
    10
    Family kayaking and waterfalls!
    What a wonderful kayaking trip! We had awesome weather and beautiful views. The trail was extremely
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    sdebicki
    Hemet, California
    133
    What an adventure!
    Tyler was our guide, super nice and attentive and great guide. My friend couldn't finish the hike she was falling
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    Keefefamfun
    30
    Kayak and muddy hike to wonderful falls
    Amazing experience kayaking Wailua river and hiking through lots of mud to great waterfalls. Zach was a
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    LSteele1970
    10
    Great experience!
    Though the trail was super muddy, this kayak/hike was great with a very rewarding waterfall at the end. Our tour
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    165rmt
    Orlando, Florida
    31
    Muddy, exhausting, but FUN!
    Be prepared. Especially if it is rainy season. You'll have several "streams" to cross, at knee-high level.
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    codejester
    Seattle, Washington
    10
    Gentle river Kayak & muddy waterfall hike
    Fantastic way to spend half a day in the beautiful nature of Kaua'i. The gentle, low current river is a serene
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