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Alii Kayaks

Address: 191 Wailua Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808-241-7700
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Ranked #18 of 69 Activities in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator, conveniently located on the...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Safe, interesting and beautiful paddle on the Wailua River and hiked to Secret Falls. Guide was knowledgable about the culture and history if thus gorgeous treasure of Kauai. Will come back again.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had an awesome Kayak and hike to the Secret Falls. It was a little more challenging than we thought, as the trail was somewhat muddy. Thankfully it didn't rain that day. We had one of the few Hawaiian guides that are left on the trail, his name was Christian. He was awesome as he had great stories and was... More 

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Tehachapi, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were wanting an adventure for our last day here in Kauai...on our way there...there was a fatal accident in front of us that closed the highway in both directions. And there is only one way to ..I notified them to let them know but was informed that I would still b charged....I had just made the reservation less than... More 

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Chicago
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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

For the most part, all the Wailua river tours are basically the same. Kayak the river, hike in mud, swim in the waterfalls and return home. What distinguishes the tours I think are the guides. We recently returned from a tour with Christian and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable about Hawaiian history, local plant life and wildlife, he made the... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Justin was our guide and he was AWESOME. He made the trip that much more fun! The waterfall is beautiful, and the kayaking and hike is not too strenuous. We had some "older" people on this trip and they did just fine. I would highly recommend this!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you book kayak/hiking tour with Alii, make sure you bring your water shoes or runners that can be dipped in mud and water with no regret. You can also buy a pair of decent water shoes for $15 right before your trip.Our guide Lucky was very friendly and answered our questions readily. I would not recommend this tour for... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Such a fun hike and kayak tour. They made it very clear on what we were getting ourselves into. Eric was our tour guide, he was super informative. Taught us to embrace the mud and how to best avoid getting hurt and how to traverse through the mud. Also taught us how to best kayak and avoid getting blisters. You... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We like to do things that are active, and take us to see things we couldn't see just by driving. Alii Kayaks take you to the Secret Falls, which is spectacular. Cana was our excellent guide. First you paddle double kayaks two miles up the Wailua River, then beach the kayaks, wade across the stream and hike 3/4 of a... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We did the kayak and hike today. The kayaking was wonderful the hike was good except a little bit muddy. But are going to Christian got us through it by keeping us busy and giving us lots of information about Hawaii. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Just be sure to embrace the mud Gary M New Jersey

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a great time on our kayak tour yesterday. Unfortunately, the falls were too flooded for us to take the hike there. Luckily our guide Christian was nice, fun and informative. He even took us to a secret swimming hole a little further down the river. We had a great group to kayak with and a wonderful morning. This... More 

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