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Wailua River Kayak Experience

by Rainbow Kayaks
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Tandem kayak through the lush Wailua River

  • Picnic lunch near 120-foot (36 m) waterfall

  • Scenic hike through verdant rainforest

  • Detailed narrative of Kauai’s history, culture & nature

  • Experienced guides offer commentary about area ecology

Highlights

  • Tandem kayak through the lush Wailua River

  • Picnic lunch near 120-foot (36 m) waterfall

  • Scenic hike through verdant rainforest

  • Detailed narrative of Kauai’s history, culture & nature

  • Experienced guides offer commentary about area ecology

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Wailua River Kayak Experience

Activity Location

440 Aleka Loop

Islander Shops #2

Kapaa 96746

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rainbow Kayaks

    4-484 Kuhio Hwy

    Kapaa


Description

Venture to Kauai’s east side for a half-day of kayaking on the Wailua River amongst plummeting waterfalls and a lush rainforest. Guided by knowledgeable locals, spend time paddling near ancient Hawaiian villages and heiaus (temples) before hiking to an enchanting 120-foot (36 m) waterfall.

The tour begins along the gentle currents of Kauai's picturesque jungle-river, where your expert guide teaches you the specifics of kayak safety and operations. Board a tandem kayak and set off for a leisurely 4-mile (6.4 km) journey along the Wailua River, home of the first Hawaiians who came from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1,500 years ago.

Along the way hear Native Hawaiian legends and learn about the nature and wildlife of Kauai's most sacred area. Arrive at the Secret Falls trailhead for a moderate 1-mile (1.6 km) hike through the often muddy rainforest to a striking 120-foot (36 m) waterfall. The waterfall descends into a freshwater mountain pool—the perfect spot for a refreshing swim.

Sit back, bask in the sun’s golden rays, and enjoy a picnic lunch with the scenic waterfall as backdrop. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, fresh pineapple, chips, cookies, and bottled water.


Inclusions

  • Tour time 4.5-5 hours depending on pace of the group. 12 guests maximum.

  • Ocean Kayaks, lightweight paddles & comfortable seats

  • Picnic lunch with choice of turkey, ham, or vegetarian sandwiches, gluten-free options, fresh pineapple, chips, cookies & bottled water

  • SeaLine dry bag Backpack provided

  • Life Jackets provided


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you are 17 or younger, you must have your parent's or guardian's permission.

  • You must weigh less than 240 lbs (109 kg), or couples must weigh less than 450 pounds (204 kg).

  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate. No recent surgeries.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • You must be able to swim on your own.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Wailua River Kayak Experience ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

3/5 Sep 22, 2019

Trip was ok. Our guide made it very clear that my vape pen was not allowed anywhere on tour. She had also yelled at people that were with a different companies tour, because they were smoking on the trail. Would have been better if our guide would relax a bit and realize people are on vacation.

2/5 Aug 14, 2019

Exhausting!! Muddy and Rugged excursion! You’re literally hiking through a jungle. This is not for old or younger children out of shape. The kayaking is 2.5 miles up and another 2.5 going back. The hiking (2 miles) is through white water rivers and slippery rock and muddy paths. In addition you loading and unloading your own kayaks- too much work for vacation not to mention my only pair of sneakers on my trip are ruined. I’d pass unless you’re a outdoor enthusiast- by the time we reached the waterfall we were famished and too tired for the sprout filled sandwich.

Crossn’ B

United States

5/5 Jul 23, 2019

One of the best adventures in Kauai. Kayak, hike (through mud) and lunch at the water fall. Katie Perry was a great tour guide.