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Address: 191 Wailua Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808-241-7700
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Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator,...

Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator, conveniently located on the Wailua River on the island of Kauai. Take an eco-adventure Kayak/Hike and see a Secret Waterfall! This is an easy going Hawaiian Style kayak paddle on a Class Zero river combined with a moderate hike through a rainforest, wading through streams, traversing muddy trails and walking over a tree root system the size of a large SUV; a definite rock solid adventure. For individuals without paddling experience our guides will provide you with instruction, assist you with your launch and accompany you for the duration providing assistance where needed. They know tricks and tips that will make your journey as easy as possible. They will even provide you with walking sticks and backpack style Dry Bags for your carry along items. You can feel safe with our guides who are Water Safety Instructed, as well as CPR and First Aid certified. Stand UP Paddle Rentals and Lessons available daily.

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Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Our guide was very knowledgable is local history and the flora/fauna of the area. Paddle up the Wailua River, pull your kayak up, ford... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gwen S
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. Our guide was very knowledgable is local history and the flora/fauna of the area. Paddle up the Wailua River, pull your kayak up, ford the creek/River and hike back to a stunning waterfall. Here's some stuff you need to know: - wear water shoes or Teva type sandles. You will get wet and... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken this river kayak and waterfall hike before on our own and it was fun. This time, we decided to use Alii Kayaks and I have to say it's so much better with a guide!!! Our guide Kana was fantastic!!! A veritable cornucopia of local information. He was very knowledgeable in the topography, fauna, and history of the... More 

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1 Thank Twogr8danes
Minneapolis
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the last day of visiting my grandparents on Kauai, I decided to sign up for a kayaking adventure to the "Secret Falls." I chose this company because they were close to my grandparents' home, near Wailua Beach, and were very inexpensive. I went alone, but I was paired with another solo traveler in a double kayak. It was about... More 

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1 Thank jpinnneke
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good time. Good scenery. Be prepared for a bit of a workout. The hike is quite mild and the Kayak is what your group makes it. But overall it's a good 3.5to 4 hrs exercise

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名古屋市
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Trekking through extremely slippery and dirty mud is absolutely unnecessary! Also, very, very dangerous ifnyou fall down and hit your back or the back of your head.   We never want to do it again. :-( Also, too long and abit too tiring. It takes too uch of your limited precious travel time. Also, it almost started raining hard ...... More 

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AliiKayaks, Manager at Alii Kayaks, responded to this review

Aloha Dear Guests, I am so sorry that this trip was a bit more moderate than expected when you participated with us. We are grateful that you did come out with our company, and maybe in the future we can recommend a leisurely SUP paddle on the Wailua River, to enjoy the amazing surroundings and beauty of Kauai. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The river trip was fantastic and our guide Blake was the Best! He was filled with great information about the land, the people, history and anything else the guests asked about. Highly recommend this awesome company and Blake! Swim under the waterfall.....it's so worth it!

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Thank Tammy M
Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the kayak trip on the day of my 50th birthday. We had a great day and our guide Anson was a blast. He made all of us feel engaged in our journey and was always enthusiastic and eager to answer our questions. It's not hard to see that he is very proud of his Hawaiian heritage. Next time... More 

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Thank robandsheri
Claremont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have taken this tour before, and I have to say, that both times the guides were great. It made the experience more enjoyable. Interestingly enough, my guide this trip grew up one town away from where I live! This made for a nice connection. The sharing of information and friendliness make all the difference. Young and old children will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an awesome day out for myself and my 17, 9 and 7 year old children. The kayak was easy, as was the hike but the swim in the waterfall was a great experience so much fun. Our guide Justin was fun, informative and professional.

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Thank melnak2015
costa mesa, california
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although our hotel referred us to a different company, we decided to drop into Alii Kayaks to ask questions and see if they would work. From the moment we walked in their sliding glass door until we completed the tour, everything and everyone were great. The desk staff answered our questions, got us all signed up while feeling very welcomed.... More 

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