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Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

4.7 / 5

28 reviews

Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

From US$ 113.21 per person

Take an adventure through Kauai's natural beauty by paddling up the enchanting Wailua River. Throughout your guided tour, you will paddle leisurely up the river, hike through lush rainforest, swim under waterfalls, and enjoy a picnic lunch by the water.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Paddle up the majestic Wailua River as you take in the tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, and flowers
  • Embark on an easy to moderate hike through the Wailua Rainforest, original home of the first Hawaiians
  • Swim under the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, surrounded by rocks and rainforest
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch and fresh tropical fruit before heading back
Full description
Your guided kayaking tour will begin as you check-in at the store front to sign your waivers, grab a bottle of complimentary water, and gear up for the kayak and hiking adventure. You will also be provided with a dry-bag to put all your personal belongings in to keep everything dry on the hike. From here, your group will head out with your professional guide to the Wailua River for an epic kayaking and hike adventure. You will paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Not only will your guide show you the pristine and natural wonderment of the Wailua River, but they will also teach you about the rich history of the area. Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trail head for Secret Falls. Here, you will dock up your kayak before heading out on a moderate hike through the Wailua Rainforest, the original home of the first Hawaiians. These original explorers of the island paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1,500 years ago. You will hear about the legends of Hawaii and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai’s most sacred area. Hike through Kauai rainforest to the beautiful Secret Falls. The final portion of your hike is to the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125 feet into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and rainforest. You can take a refreshing dip and play in the pool while your guide prepares your picnic lunch for you and your crew. When booking, please select a sandwich option: • Turkey Rose: Rosemary mayo on whole wheat, tomato sprouts • Ham & Cheese: Cheddar on whole wheat, tomato sprouts • Veggie: Hummus on multi-grain, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts • Turkey Rose on Lettuce wrap: Rosemary mayo on lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts • Ham & Cheese on Lettuce wrap: Cheddar on lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts • Veggie on Lettuce Wrap: Hummus on lettuce wrap, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Dry pack for personal belongings
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation
  • Swim wear
  • Beach towels
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746. Kayak Adventures shop is located behind Coconut Market Place next to the Aston Island on the Beach Hotel and Trees Lounge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • Participants should be comfortable in the water, enjoy hiking, and be in good physical condition
  • You can expect 4 miles of paddling and 2 miles of hiking, with trail conditions muddy and slippery at times
  • This tour is not suitable for those with bad knees or backs
  • The tour time clocks 4.5-5 hours, depending on the pace of the group
  • The operator cannot accept bookings for women who will be 20 weeks pregnant or more on the date of the tour (women who are under 20 weeks pregnant are accepted based on trail conditions)
  • Wear comfortable shoes (hiking sandals such as Tevas or water shoes), no flip flops
  • Light, comfortable clothing, with a swimsuit under your clothing is recommended
  • Remember to bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and bug repellant
  • Bring a camera and your sense of adventure (each kayak has a watertight drybag)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

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We totally enjoyed kayaking. We loaded up our group and off we went. We stopped and pulled the kayaks up on shore and took a trail to a beautiful waterfall that your able to swim in. They provided lunch while sitting and relaxing by the falls. Only way to see the falls is to kayak and then Hike. The hike was easy. Our guide was wonderful. Trails were great. We accidentally booked two activities For the same day. We had to reschedule the kayaking and hiking trip for the next day. They were very accommodating. We would have lost our money if they had no openings for another day. Luckily we went in January so it wasn’t as busy as it normally is. Would definitely do this activity again

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January 29, 2020

January 14, 2022

It was a great adventure and our guide Eric was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, very friendly, and very conscientious of all of our well-being. The views were wonderful! I would highly recommend this tour!

January 14, 2022

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