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Alii Kayaks

191 Wailua Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808-241-7700
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Ranked #22 of 58 activities in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rochester, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

if you have never kayaked or aren't adventourous, don't let that deter you - just hire a guide who will be helful and make your journey more informative. we choose to make our trek without a guide and did fine. yes the trail to the waterfall is muddy. remember this area recieves >5 ft of average rainfall per year, not... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite experience on Kauai. The aesthetics of this adventure were amazing. The river kayaking was beautiful, especially when we got into the narrower portion of the river toward the spot where the hike begins: lush tropical growth, flowers, a breeze, and graceful trees. The hike will be challenging for those not in moderate shape, as the trail... More

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California Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Kayaking was great. Instructions and guide TC made our first time kayak trip an adventure. His dog ears was added smiles all around. However, the hike into the waterfall was more then we wanted to do as 50+. We made it through, happy to say but it was rough. Mud up to our mid section of our legs. Bugs and... More

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Sacramento
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I did this trip with my wife and teenage daughters. Do NOT do this if you are not in good physical condition. It's not a triathlon but the kayaking and hiking require a moderate amount of physical exertion. In my opinion you will not have fun if you are not in decent shape. Kahi, our guide was great and made... More

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Redrock, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went in just to rent SUPs and get a little destination advice on the river, and that is exactly what we got. The staff were very helpful, they gave excellent directions, and they let us go and do our own thing! Awesome!

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Glendale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a really personable and helpful guide named Guy, who made the experience that much better. There was another tour behind us during the hike and that guide was really, really rude. The kayak to the hike wasn't bad, but the kayak back was definitely more difficult due to winds and fatigue from the hike. Very picturesque. I didn't... More

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Central Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I agree w/ mg5904, the hiking conditions are not properly disclosed. We were in mud up to our knees and it was pretty miserable. Even in good conditions, this hike should not be taken with those with small children or the elderly. There are swift streams to cross and some really treacherous footing. If it's a mile trail, it's the... More

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Salt Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Our guide Cody was very helpful to keep is safe. The trail is not going to be the same on any given day die to the weather. Plan on getting muddy and going on a strenuous hike for most people. It was a fun challenge for me. There were 2 girls age 7 and 10 who had a great time.... More

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spokane, wa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

It really is an amazing trip, however, the hiking conditions are UNDEREMPHASIZED. If you are going with people who are not modestly physically fit or have balance or other problems don't take them. The "TRAIL" is more than muddy (up to 2 feet deep) and slippery with roots and rocks. Not sure if there are good shoes for this. Elderly... More

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Escondido, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went on the secret water falls kayak trip, Cody our tour guide was absolutely wonderful!! Very informational, fun, knowledgeable, and entertaining, considerate!! If it wasn;t for him it would not have been so much fun and he made me relax about being careful and slow on this trip.

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