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Kayak Wailua

4565 Haleilio Road, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808-822-3388
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Ranked #2 of 60 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Kyle was our guide yesterday. He warned us of the level of intensity (of the hike) and even brought a chair for me should I decide the hike was too hard/treacherous. There were zero mosquitoes, the paddeling ended when I thought I couldn't go on and the hike was so interesting and less than an hour to a gorgeous waterfall... More

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Lower Mainland, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I went and our guide, Lisa, was excellent but this was not the day I was expecting. I expected a typical kayak paddle down an easy river and then a short hike to the waterfall - that is not what happened. Read on. As soon as we got to the Kayak Wailua 'office' area we found a heap... More

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GlobalPete2010, Owner at Kayak Wailua, responded to this review

Thank you very much for submitting an informative review to Trip Advisor. We take your comments very seriously because this tour is our only activity. We regret that our tour was not accurately described to you when you made your booking. From your description it sounds like you would have avoided this adventure if more details had been presented to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We booked this trip because it sounded like a great way to see some of the interior of the island of Kauai. And it was!! You meet the owners at their office and they drive you to the river about 10 min away. They have water for purchase at the office and a bathroom. The guide meets you at the... More

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GlobalPete2010, Owner at Kayak Wailua, responded to this review

Please delete this review at your earliest convenience. You did not kayak with Kayak Wailua. You kayaked with Wailua Kayak Adventures. Cole works for this fine company and deserves credit for providing a nice experience for you. More

Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

First, Kayak Wailua and guide Forest did a superb job. The equipment is in good shape, the driver on time and helpful, and Forest is a motor-mouth of fun facts and other stuff while keeping everyone safe and interested. The kayak safety briefing was superb ... and funny. If you want a full day to exercise the parts of your... More

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GlobalPete2010, Owner at Kayak Wailua, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our kayak tour. We all try very hard to give you the best possible service and equipment for our activity. We regret that our adventure fell short of your expectations. You may have noticed that many other reviewers raved about the beauty and tranquility of the Wailua River. I have been up and down this river... More

Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a great combination of hiking and kayaking for folks of all skill levels. The paddle down the calm river was beautiful, with a cool breeze on a very warm day. Our guide, Kyle, stayed at the back of the group, allowing everyone to move along at their own pace - not forcing anyone to "keep up" with him... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a great day with Danika and Lisa as our guides. They were kind and patient even though we were a goofy group. You take a quick van ride to the river, then your quickly off on the river. We had a number of people who had never kayaked before, and it was very doable for everyone. The trails,... More

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rancho santa margarita, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Bonus! The tour guide that goes by the name of Forest will tap into your soul as much as the beauty of the island. Not having a clue what to expect, we were more than pleasantly surprised by the up-close island exploration kayaking up the Wailua River. We were even more enchanted by Forest- the hilarious, pigeon talking tour guide.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Absolutely loved this trip! One of the highlights of my vacation. It's 4.5hrs but went by so fast. The kayak view up the river was breathtaking. The hike was a little challenging because of the mud but worth every step to get to Secret Falls. Swimming under a waterfall?! Ridiculous!!! Kyle was an incredible guide. Very informative. Very attentive. You... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is an easy kayak up a calm River with a hike that would be classified as mild except for slippery sections due to mud and roots on trail. Pick a day when it has not been raining. The falls are beautiful.

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Concord, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took this tour as a last minute filler for some extra time we ended up having. it was a mere 5 minutes down the road so why not? Im so happy we did this tour, it was much better than I expected it to be. I had never kayaked but it didn't take me long to get rolling. They... More

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