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Kayak Wailua

4565 Haleilio Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1312
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Fun time on the river!

We took a kayak tour on the Wailua river. It was really fun. Our guide James was awesome. We had a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Klous
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Billings
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The Best!

What a memorable experience! We booked with Kayak Wailua for our large family tour. 26 people... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ilovetowander78
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Wailea, Hawaii
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Our kayaking/hiking guided tour adventure is one of the few activities which can be enjoyed by all members of your family including grandma and grandpa. We invite you to read our 2000+ reviews; then check availability and reserve space at our website linked here on Trip Advisor.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (733 reviews)
“secret falls” (327 reviews)
“our tour guide” (229 reviews)
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4565 Haleilio Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1312
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a kayak tour on the Wailua river. It was really fun. Our guide James was awesome. We had a 10 and 12 year old with us and they loved it. The waterfall that they usually go to was closed so they took us...More

Thank Klous
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a memorable experience! We booked with Kayak Wailua for our large family tour. 26 people, ranging in age from 2 to 76. Our guides Lisa and Shawlin were AMAZING! They carefully looked after everyone and made sure we were well taken care of. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I don’t generally work well on projects together, so I was concerned when we booked this kayaking trip. From the start our guides encouraged us to remember that WE LIKE eachother, which is why we were doing this, stressing how important it...More

Thank Tara M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Super fun event! Kayak in a beautiful calm river, hike inside an awesome "Jurassic" forest and swim in the waterfall pool. Our guides James and Reed were great. Answering questions sharing stories and educating us on the language and local culture of the Island. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a very large group and our guides, James and Reed, did an excellent job of keeping us together on the water and on the hike to the falls. Along the way, they shared some culture and history. A really beautiful and enjoyable afternoon!

Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Besides the fabulous scenery, this tour was organized, efficient and very well guided by extremely nice and friendly REED AND JAMES. Thank you for this memorable experience.

1  Thank Priscilla P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was one of our “must see” adventures when my husband and I came to Kauai for our honeymoon and it was absolutely worth it. We both love kayaking and hiking, and this short trip was the best of both. The kayaking wasn’t over long...More

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the kayak trip with our 4 children (15-13-11-7) and Kyle as our guide. What a treat! Kyle was extremely funny, kind and knowledgeable. The kids (and adults) were captivated with all the new information about the plants and wildlife he provided on the...More

1  Thank Monica R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are various businesses that run kayak tours up to Secret Falls along the Wailua River however the team at Kayak Wailua stands out from the crowd. While you could choose any of these tours and end up with similar equipment and paddle the same...More

Thank Becca M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I (49, 47, 22, 19, 18, and 13) went on a group kayak trip led by Ricky. It was a bit of a workout but lots of laughs were had as my mom and I worked to climb up the river and...More

Thank Jack J
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Bob O
14 May 2018|
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Response from Jaime S | Reviewed this property |
It opened this week. We had no issues with the path to the falls. It was an easy hike.
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Juliana S
20 February 2018|
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Response from Steven G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, nothing to worry about. Just be ready to embrace the mud during the hike. It’s well worth it though!
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natullytully
29 May 2017|
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Response from GlobalPete2010 | Property representative |
The kayak paddling is about 45 minutes upstream and 45 minutes downstream with a round trip hike to and from the waterfalls in between the paddling segments. Total duration is about 4.5-5 hours depending upon the fitness of... More
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