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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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    Departure Point
    440 Aleka Pl, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
    Duration
    5h
    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 8 years
    • 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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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We had a fantastic day of kayaking, hiking and playing in the Secret Waterfall with Matt as our guide. I fell a few times due to heavy amount of mud and he came and made sure I was ok each time. He was very attentive...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Susan G
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide, Thomas, was very interesting and shared tons of information about Kauai. At lunch, he set up a beautiful “table” on a rock with flowers and a candle. Many walked by to take a photo. We have kayaked a lot. The equipment was solid,...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank PattiJ515
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our experience on the kayak and hiking adventure was awesome. Our tour guide was Zach and he did a great job preparing us for the day. He was patient, funny, and accommodating. Lunch at the waterfall was one of the best parts. Be prepared to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Katie N
    KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for choosing to come out with us at Kayak Adventures, and taking a moment to share your experience with us. Yes trail conditions have been muddy, and slippery. We even have been experiencing it to be above ankle deep. We hope to see...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I had a great time kayaking together and hiking to Secret Falls. Davey was our guide, and he did a great job bringing a good energy to the trip. The packed lunch was good, and we would definitely recommend this trip!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Ellie P
    KayakAdventuresKauai, Front Office Manager at Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for coming out with us at Kayak Adventures, and taking some time out of your schedule to leave us your feed back. We hope you join us again, if Kaua'i is in your future travel plans. Have a great day! Mahalo, Sheila Fernandez

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had an amazing time in this tour. Our guide was Thomas. This guy knows everything about Kauai floral and fauna and history. So informative. The hike to the waterfall is muddy, so the right footwear is a must. Thomas set up this gorgeous lunch...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank louisandmj
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    Caron K
    27 September 2019|
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    Response from kauaiisparadise | Reviewed this property |
    Agree with Linda M. The mud and rocks are very slippery. If you are in very good shape and are active in hiking or the like at this point in your pregnancy, then go for it.
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    Paul G
    13 August 2019|
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    Response from kauaiisparadise | Reviewed this property |
    Nature, my friend!
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    13 August 2019|
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    Response from dpiepel | Reviewed this property |
    You will definitely want to rent a car for your stay! Exploring the island by car is easy and you should take the opportunity to see as much of island as time allows. The Waimea Canyon drive all the way to the Kalalau... More
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