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Wailua Kayak Adventures

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Address: 1345 Ulu St, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808-639-6332
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Full afternoon of fun.

Kayaking was easy on the calm waters. Our guide was very well versed in the areas history and habitat. The hiking was more challenging than I expected but I enjoyed it. Really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Debbie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kayaking was easy on the calm waters. Our guide was very well versed in the areas history and habitat. The hiking was more challenging than I expected but I enjoyed it. Really appreciated the backpacks, old shoes to wear, and back rests in the kayak. Very professional group.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my first time kayaking (aged 60) I needn't have had any concerns. Kyle, the guide's, relaxed style made it all easy and fun. I've been to Kauai a couple of times before but this was a very special experience to see the river from a different perspective. I really enjoyed the combined kayaking/hiking experience and Kyle was very informative... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully friendly people. The rented kayak is available all day with very flexible pick up time and allowing for extended usage. Great equipment & support.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken on the Kayak trip up the river, enjoyed a great hike with lots of details by the guide. The Falls were awesome, lots of people sitting and enjoying the view and the beauty of it all. Nice swim, refreshing, great trip back down the river!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Pick this company! We are so glad we did. We took the afternoon tour (all morning tours were full) and were not disappointed. Our guide was great (thanks, Kathleen!) - she was full of info on the area, plants, animals, etc. Also, she was in no hurry to get us back :) Here are some things we really liked about... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had the best time on this tour! We chose the 7am tour time so we had the river, trail and waterfall to ourselves. There were 8 of us in the group plus the guide and it was so nice to be the only ones out there. The kayaking and hiking was not easy, but the waterfall was sooo worth... More 

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Bow, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There are lots of kayak tours -- we chose this one and we're super-glad we did. I'm sure all the companies have great guides (Jonah was no exception there), and the kayaking and hiking have pretty well been covered by other reviewers (can be muddy and slippery), so I'm going to focus on the two main differences between this tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We went with Wailua Kayak Adventure because we wanted to avoid having to go on a tour... Best decision we could have made. Our trip up the Wailua was great, the Kayaks were easily placed on our car, and we were given maps all the way to the hidden falls. What a great trip, make sure you go all the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We loved this afternoon kayak/hike to the secret falls. Our guide, Caroline, was hilarious - not sure if she was trying to be funny, but we were laughing the whole time. WKA is cheaper than the other companies and I have no idea why... pick them and tip well! Kayaks were in excellent condition, service was excellent, snacks (fig newtons,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a mom and pop outfit. They drive you from Kapaa to the river. Very nice owners and they give you a break if you pay cash so it is even cheaper. There is a small bathroom at the office. There is a bathroom at the river (not as clean) This group goes out earlier so there was no... More 

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