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Kayak Wailua

4565 Haleilio Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1312
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So much fun

Easy check in process. The views on the river were lush and beautiful. We had people in our party... read more

Reviewed today
robinlcoulter
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Relaxing day

My husband and I booked this trip in advance. Kayaking was relaxing and the surroundings were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pilar V
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Our kayaking/hiking guided tour adventure is one of the few activities which can be enjoyed by all members of your family including grandma and grandpa. We invite you to read our 2000+ reviews; then check availability and reserve space at our website linked here on Trip Advisor.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (720 reviews)
“secret falls” (321 reviews)
“our tour guide” (225 reviews)
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4565 Haleilio Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1312
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Reviewed today via mobile

Easy check in process. The views on the river were lush and beautiful. We had people in our party from twenty to seventy seven. All enjoyed the day and our amazing l, fun, knowledgeable guide Dontez. He made the trip!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I booked this trip in advance. Kayaking was relaxing and the surroundings were beautiful. Kyle, our guide, was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us good tips about what to visit and where to eat in Kapaa. Secret Falls site is closed due...More

Thank Pilar V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our favorite experience in Kauai. It was beautiful and not too difficult. We were able to get into the river and swim whenever we wanted to as well. We were not able to go on the hike due to previous weather. We, instead,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Wailua River was peaceful and relaxing. The currents were very manageable and the views were incredible. We did the modified tour due to the closure of the falls. We kayaked with a 3.5 yo and she loved it! She enjoyed paddling with her own...More

2  Thank SNH15708
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had lots of fun on this tour. Guide James was particularly friendly and helpful! Especially because I couldn’t kayak alone, James accommodated with different options. Definitely try this on your trip!

Thank Duo Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the kayak tour on May 15. Our tour guide Lisa was great, and the tour was fantastic even though we couldn't go to the falls. One of the most fun things we've done while in Hawaii. Lisa pointed out local plants and...More

Thank 123jd729
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the kayak tour up the Wailua river with our fantastic guide, Ricky. Ricky really made this adventure exceptional! He provided us with lots of useful information about Kauai's history and local vegetation while kayaking up the river and even gave...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In April my wife and I kayaked and hiked with Kayak Wailua. It was the day before the flood hit Kauai so the itinerary has temporarily changed for now. I think the very memorable and challengingly muddy hiking portion of the trip has been suspended...More

Thank TonesterPA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the start of our journey,we were met with smiles and positive energy from our tour guide Lisa. As a visitor, it was great to hear all of her knowledge and history surrounding the island and you could tell it wasn’t a script written to...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely a must do for every vacationer. It’s easy yet not so easy that you feel like a bump on a log! Lots to see and plenty of time to just tale it all in. We got lucky with the weather, sunshine! No rain!

Thank Michelle H
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Bob O
14 May 2018|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
Are the trails closed because of a rain storm? We did the kayak/hike the first day it reopened, and the slippery, almost knee deep mud was too much. Let the trails dry to the normal level of mud.
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Juliana S
20 February 2018|
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Response from Steven G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nothing to worry about. Just be ready to embrace the mud during the hike. It’s well worth it though!
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natullytully
29 May 2017|
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Response from GlobalPete2010 | Property representative |
The kayak paddling is about 45 minutes upstream and 45 minutes downstream with a round trip hike to and from the waterfalls in between the paddling segments. Total duration is about 4.5-5 hours depending upon the fitness of... More
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