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Great kayak trip for all ages

We were fortunate to get an essentially a private kayak/waterfall trip during the off season in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Unique experience led by phenomenal guides

My wife and I did the waterfall rappelling experience. I cannot say enough about how amazing this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Champaign, Illinois
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Exploring KAUAI BY KAYAK since 1977 For years, Island Adventures has introduced visitors and Kama'ainas (residents), to the magic of the Hule'ia River and it's 241 acres of National Wildlife Refuge. More recently, the owners of this small company set out to improve on what was already known to our visitor industry professionals as one of the very best kayak trips on Kauai. "We set out in search of an elusive waterfall that existed only in the memories of a handful of long time Kauai locals. Because of the thick jungle growth, an aerial survey of the area was fruitless. This search for a secret waterfall was to send us on a mission, through thick tangled jungle with no cut trails. After several difficult trips into the valley we were rewarded with the sound of rushing waters. Still, dense vegetation made it impossible to get a close look. We could hear it but couldn't see it" It took two more attempts for the Island Adventures crew of explorers to make their most exciting discovery. After rappelling down a cliff to the river below, the found not one, but two treasures: Jungle Waterfalls, the tallest one was over 50' high. A whole year and a half later, a trail had been mapped and cut. Now you don't havce to be Tarzan to enjoy this very special place, which has become the main destination of Island Adventures latest tours. "This Ain't No Zipline" and "Hawaiian Dundee".
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-246-6333

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to get an essentially a private kayak/waterfall trip during the off season in October with Volker and Guy. The whole family including 3 adults in their 70s, 2 adults in their 40s, and 2 teens/tweens had a fun time and were able...More

1  Thank yenghis
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the waterfall rappelling experience. I cannot say enough about how amazing this experience is. The whole thing takes over 5 hours, and you are _never_ rushed at all during the experience. The guides hook you up with all the safety...More

1  Thank JymmH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing rappelling experience beyond what I could've imagined. It was the highlight of my 11 days in Hawaii. I'm so proud of myself for conquering this. I had never done anything like this and I now have some incredible pictures. My only critique would be...More

1  Thank btbt2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Highlights of the experience include the helpful and reassuring staff. They gave detailed safety information, and remained focused on our safety. Even my girlfriend who is terrified of heights was coached down without issues. The scenery was beautiful, and the rappelling was unbelievable. There were...More

1  Thank Adrian D
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed our tour and we hope that your expectations were fulfilled! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed 4 August 2017

My daughter was absolutely amazed with this tour. The guides were extremely knowledgable and kind. She would definitely come again!! Great job guys!!

3  Thank denisemoore502
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time going on this awesome adventure! Our guides were all VERY experienced and knowledgeable in their craft. Tonya, Renon, Guy, Tanner, and Pa'a were all very friendly and extremely good at their jobs. Rappelling of a 60 foot waterfall three times...More

1  Thank Brenton M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was amazing. I've done a lot of things, skydiving, hangliding, swimming with sharks etc... but this was so unique. I've never repelled before and it is great. Add repelling down a waterfall and you've just brought it to a whole new level. This is...More

1  Thank lisascurr
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure - it was a highlight of my trip! I appreciated the focus on safety. The guides were encouraging and supportive. I loved being able to experience the waterfall from so many angles with adrenaline lifting my spirits as well. Be...More

1  Thank Aime C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a once in a lifetime experience! When I read about this before my trip to Kauai, I was so intrigued and felt I had to do it. I'm glad I did it! I did rappelling before in Utah but waterfall rappelling is a...More

1  Thank Maestro2471
Reviewed 19 June 2017

First of all, let me say, from a purely emotional perspective, the Hawaiian Dundee Waterfall Rappel was an awesome experience. The guides and other group members were friendly and supportive (one of the instructors, Guy, was especially memorable) and I came away feeling very empowered...More

Thank Kelsey P
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Rita A
6 June 2017|
Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
I did not upload any photos from this attraction. I'm sorry, I do not know what photos you are referring to.
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Response from Peregrin8or | Reviewed this property |
The hike is "down" to the falls. Once you're at the small one, it's almost a level stroll to the base of the larger one with just one small incline. The real climb is on the way back out as you switchback your way up to the... More