Kayak Adventures of Wailua River in Kauai, HI

440 Aleka LoopKapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Offering three fun-filled experiences in one, Kayak Adventures of Wailua River – Kauai is a must-do while visiting Hawaii. Guests can enjoy nearly five hours of kayaking in Wailua River, hiking through lush rainforests and getting up close to a 125-foot waterfall—all while accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide and an official photographer. Tours include a deli-style lunch and bottled water.


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There is a reason Kauai is considered the garden isle - lush jungle, scenic waterways and cascading waterfalls surrounding dramatic volcanic mountains create the perfect image of a tropical getaway. While there are many ways to explore this incredible gift of natural beauty, kayaking offers a special opportunity to experience the many facets of this island paradise in one fun adventure.

Paddle along the tropical waterways of The Wailua River with the safety and expertise of your friendly and knowledgeable guide. The Wailua River is the only navigable river in the entire state of Hawaii where the following movies were filmed: Blue Hawaii, Donovan's Reef, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Outbreak and so many more! Your guide will share stories of some of the earliest Hawaiians who first paddled up the river more than 1,500 years ago.

Tour Details:
  • This is a 3 hour tour offered 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday

  • Check-In times are 7:15 & 12:45pm

  • Tour includes snacks with bottled water

  • Dry bags provided for your cameras and towels

  • We recommend you wear sunscreen, bathing suit, and wet shoes

Additional Information:
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Minimum age is 5

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

glenda strickland
phoenix, AZ
2 Reviews
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"Kayak River Adventure"
July, 2015
Great guide, good Kayak, pleasant river, loads of exercise. Guide was very helpful and knew his stuff. Group just right in size to make for pleasant experience. A fun day. Some hiking to waterfall. Swim if you want. good picnic.
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Tip: be sure to take bug spray, good water shoes, sun screen, extra water. A good company to use for this adventure

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"Kayaking and Hiking"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
I can’t remember our guide’s name ( formerly lived in Oregon), but he was terrific! We were the oldest persons on the tour, but he didn’t make us feel out of place. He was very knowledgeable about the area and willing to answer our questions. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Brent J B
Franklin, United States
"Great Kayak Adventure!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
Thomas was our guide and he was amazing and super knowledgeable. This was really a blast and the highlight of our honeymoon. We were super glad we did this. Thanks Kayak Adventures & Thomas!
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Walnut, California
"Awesome attraction!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2018 NEW
Recommend anyone who likes adventure to do this tour!! My family really enjoyed it!! Our tour guy was great and patient!!
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Karli E
"Great trip with a great guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2018 NEW
We had a fantastic time on this 4 hour tour. Unfortunately, the secret falls trail was still closed- but our amazing tour guide Thomas made up for it. The paddle was calm and relaxed, and we learned about Hawaiian history and culture. Would certainly recommend, and I am sure with the addition of secret falls this would be a non miss adventure.
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McKinleyville, California
"Kayaking Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 07, 2018 NEW
My daughter enjoyed Kayaking up the river along with the tour of the Hawaiian village. The tour guide and the owner were friendly and informative. I wouldn't hesitate to go with them again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kayak Adventures of Wailua River - Kauai

How long is this Kayak tour?
It is about 4.5 to 5 hours.

Is lunch included?
Yes, we will provide Hawaiian style lunch after choosing ham, turkey, roast beef or vegetarian sandwiches plus fresh pineapple, chips, cookies & bottled water.

What should I wear?
You should wear light, comfortable clothing with a swimsuit under your clothing. Comfortable shoes (hiking sandals –like Tevas or water shoes – sneakers are okay, but they will get wet and muddy) - No Flip Flops.

What should I bring?
Bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellant. Camera and your sense of adventure (Each kayak has a watertight drybag.)

Are there any physical requirements?
Participants should be comfortable in the water, enjoy hiking and be in good physical condition. Expect 4 miles of paddling and 2 miles of hiking. Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times. No bad knees or bad backs.

Can I go on this tour if I am pregnant?
To protect both of you, we cannot accept bookings for women who will be 20 weeks pregnant or more on the date of the tour.

Does this tour operate in inclement weather?
Tours go out, rain or shine. In the event of extreme inclement weather, tours will be re-scheduled.

If I am traveling alone, can I still go on this tour?
Yes, we do offer one single kayak for people traveling alone.