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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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Hawaiian Adventure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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English first
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Aronarrow
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Hannah0888
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Luanne H
Grapevine, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We just got off the runway we and it was so worth the trip. I would recommend the 7:00 tour. It is cooler and the hike and falls is not as crowded. Cole was a fun guide and very informative!

Thank threebs33
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Looking for an authentic adventure on Kauai? Look no further! We went up river on the 1:00 tour with Kathleen as our guide, hiked through the lush forest, and swam at the base of an amazing waterfall. The owners were friendly and helpful. The tour guide was knowledgable and fun. Organic snacks were provided. We had a great time and... More 

Thank denverco01
San Diego
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80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Seriously, you want to be on the first tour group at 7am to enjoy this experience. By mid-morning dozens of other kayak groups will descend on this tiny tributary of the Wailua River that leads up to (drum roll please)… “Secret Falls”. Besides crowds, the other major issue is that Kauai is suffering from reduced rainfall and water levels. That... More 

2 Thank Peregrin8or
San Diego
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We found this company through Monkey Dough (a coupon book type website) that offered a 2 for 1. However, when we arrived, they had already changed their prices to 2 for 1, so it was we could not use the coupon. We decided to go with them anyway. It is a family run operation. We met at the office then... More 

2 Thank Sdillon92123
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My wife and I had a great time participating this this combination, Kayak, Hike and Waterfall adventure. Just enough of each to really enjoy the Hawaiian experience. Daniel, our guide, was very informative and connected very well with all the participants. Really great adventure to have on vacation.

Thank Darin P
San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Highly recommend this family run business. Best of all, they charge half of what other companies charge, yet the experience is as amazing or more because the group is smaller, hence more personal time with our guide. It's an amazing experience to kayak on beautiful Wailua river. They even provided snacks after we reached waterfall. The two owners are super... More 

Thank Sheila X
Woburn, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We took the 7:00 kayak tour with Cole as our guide. The tour was very enjoyable, showing us some of the landscape on the river and a fairly leisurely paddle to a meeting point. Here, you begin your hike to a waterfall. The trail in September was extremely muddy and slippery but they have the foresight to supply walking sticks.... More 

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