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Kayak Wailua

4565 Haleilio Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808-822-3388
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Ranked #2 of 58 activities in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Kayak Wailua has moved and upgraded their location to 4565 Haleilio Road, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. We now have private parking in a tropical setting... more » Owner description: Kayak Wailua has moved and upgraded their location to 4565 Haleilio Road, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. We now have private parking in a tropical setting which is conveniently located about a hundred feet inland from Kuhio Highway. Parking and check in has never been easier. This is just one more added feature which sets us apart from our competition. Family company and resident owners since 1974. Come play with us!We cordially invite you to visit our other family business, Na Pali Experience, which operates from 5/1 - 9/30 « less
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Oceanport, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took a trip up the Wailua River and hiked to the Secret Falls with my wife and two boys (16 & 18) using Kayak Wailua. Our guide, Forrest, was incredibly informed and highly energetic. The kayak portion is nice and calm. While the river has an odd color from the sediment, it is unbelievably clean and the scenery is breathtaking.... More

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The owners of Wailua River Kayak are wonderfully warm and friendly and extremely accommodating! They also have excellent kayak guides for the trip to the Secret Falls. Our guide, Cathleen, was informative and entertaining with her stories of Hawaiian folklore. She also brought healthy snacks to share with the whole group. It was our kids(ages 16 and 22) favorite experience... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited Kauai in May, and booked the "Secret Falls" kayak/hike trip with Kayak Wailua -- two couples with very limited kayak experience, including one who was still recovering from a broken foot. Because of that, we opted for a small-group trip (consisting of just our foursome, plus the guide). Check-in was easy and quick, with no up-sell or hidden... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The crew was great getting everyone set up with kayaking gear, dry bags for your goods, and coolers for snacks (BYO). You can leave valuables locked in your car, we felt our car was secure in their private lot. Our guide Kyle was very friendly and knowledgable. After an easy kayak up the Wailua river, we parked our kayaks on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

During our trip to Kawaii our family was looking for a trip that could cater to our wide variety of experience with outdoor excursions. The day trip to Wailua Falls was absolutely mindblowing! Our guide, Forest was supreme; knowledgeable, lighthearted and entertaining, his leadership definitely made the trip! I would recommend them 1000x over both for the quality of the... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wonderful experience and great value. I love that this company has four time slot options to choose from and so it was very easy to plan this into our already packed week in Kauai. Great orientation to kayaking- my boyfriend and I had only kayaked once before and we thought Jon's, our guide, instructions were very easy to understand. The... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We saved our kayak adventure for the last day of our trip. Kayak Wailua and our guide, Lisa, made it the best day of the trip! We're had never kayaked before and Lisa made sure we got the hang of it as quickly as possible. Loved the scenery, the peaceful river and being outdoors. Because of a knee injury,a I... More

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I signed up for the kayak-hike with Kayak Wailua almost as a last minute thing while on our honeymoon. We could not have had more fun than this! Our group had 10 people (4 kids) and our guide Lisa was just great. We did the 11am tour and returned by 5.30pm but no one in the group... More

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Clovis, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There were four in our group (ages 21,22,52,56). We were seeking an adventure unique to Kauai. Kayaking and a muddy jungle hike to an isolated water fall sounded great. Our guide, Terana, was very up front about the muddy conditions which can be moderate to extreme depending on rainfall. We wore hiking sandals. Terana hiked barefooted. The kayaking was my... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Kayaking up the river was a ton of fun. Our guide Lisa was very knowledgeable and was fun to be around. Her two kids, one 6 and one 9 kayaked and hiked the trail with us. So don't worry if you can make the hike. The trail is VERY muddy and slippery in some spots but thats what made it... More

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