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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

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
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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure
From US$ 88.59
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Overview
Experience Kauai’s sacred Wailua River by land and by water on this combo hiking and kayaking tour that’s easy enough even for beginners. A state-certified guide safely leads you through the trip’s two legs: a kayak trip down the river and a hike through tropical forest to a waterfall. Guide commentary about Wailua’s ancient history and legends along the way adds to the adventure.
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. A driver will be waiting to pick you up near Hanalei Bay to transfer you back to the starting point.
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Reviews (107)

1 - 5 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great morning adventure with josh and doc

Josh and Doc took us on the kayak/hike to the secret falls. They were friendly and knowledgeable and took time to make sure we were all safe. Lunch was included and was yummy, sandwich (GF catered for - yay), chips, cold drinks, biscuits etc. Highly...More

Thank Robyn H
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Robyn, Thanks for letting us know that Josh continues to do a good job. Doc was training, is a recent addition to the pantheon of great guides at Kayak Kaua'i, each offering their unique brand of guiding and play while keeping all safe The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Super Trip!

The hike was tough since it had been raining for 3 days straight and everything was very muddy. But the day we went was beautiful. The kayaking was a bit hard on the return. It took us a long time. We were the last ones...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NOT for Beginners; Not the Company's Fault

Through no fault of the actual company, this ended up being a terrible experience for my husband and I. Viator/TripAdvisor misrepresented what this was going to be, and we were totally unprepared to deal with this adventure. We are healthy but not active, so when...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Sarah, Thanks for sharing. Reviews like yours help us get the right people on this tour and avoids disappointment. Glad to hear that Lucas was able to get you back. Don't give up on paddling and hiking; they are marvelous pursuits worthy of getting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
One word: WOW!

This was one fantastic trip! We were met by a My husband and I had a two seater and paid the extra $5 per seat for a backrest. Totally worth it especially when paddling back. We were met by a lovely woman who directed us...More

1  Thank the4h20s
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Flattered you mixed us up with another company. We don't on our Wailua River Sacred/Secret Falls tours charge an additional fee for equipment such as back rest, paddles, etc. On all our paddling, snorkeling, and hiking tours, lunch, beverages etc, are included in one...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Absolutely Beautiful

My wife and I decided to do the kayak and hike to the secret falls. It was one of our highlights to our entire trip. It was the perfect size group of people and we had one of the best tour guides on the planet....More

1  Thank Travis S
Micco_Godinez, Head Guude at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Travis, Thanks for taking the time to share your views especially on Dustin. Dustin is classic and we are so happy to have him. It’s a real professional. Cheery, good disposition and knows his stuff. Come back and enjoy Dustin again on a different tour...More

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10 July 2018|
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Response from mbaur95081 |
You can go on your own, but I highly recommend Kayak Wailua. We took the guided kayak & hike to Secret Falls with Brandon and it was hands down the highlight of our 8 day stay on Kauai. More than worth the price.
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Response from SusanBenson | Reviewed this property |
A very easy hike I felt. It had rained before we went so there were places that were muddy and a bit slippery, but nothing to treacherous by any means. We met all types of people on the trail, so very doable by just about... More
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