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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 #20 of 72 Activities in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator, conveniently located on the...
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Ok, so the falls aren't all that secret, but at least Alii kayaks tells you that right up front. Lots of tours go into these falls, but it doesn't make it any less worth it. Took the girls (9 and 7) in double kayaks. We had to work a bit with them as they wore out on the way back,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We did the kayak/secret waterfall tour ($50 with taxes/fees per person) and had a great time, just wish we were better prepared for it. I would recommend wearing water shoes because there is no way to avoid getting wet...and I don't just mean a splash. You literally walk through knee+ deep water to get to the hiking trail and are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My group overall enjoyed our tour. We had Eric as our guide and he is an island native. He gave cool stories about his childhood growing up on Kauai and his Hawaiian lineage. He was also very funny! The kayak is the easy part. The lesser advertised portion and part you'll want to be prepared for is the hike to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Even though it rained, we had a great time! The waterfall was with the muddy hike. Justin was funny and knowledgeable and a great guide!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Our guide was Kahai. Sweet young man who paid special attention to a handicapped boy in our party. Not sure some of the people realized how much work a half hour at a waterfall would be. Glad I did it for my first time up the river. Bring your own lunch. Kahai played the ukelele and told us stories and... More 

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Reseda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

my second time taking this tour and I had alot of fun our guide played the ukulele during the hiking part and made it fun despite all the mud!!! not kidding the mud part was awful but that has nothing to do with alli kayaks thats how the trail gets when it rains. the waterfall makes it all worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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AliiKayaks, Manager at Alii Kayaks, responded to this review

I am so sorry for the experience you had with our company! We always commit ourselves to providing the best customer service to our guests, and I apologize that we misunderstood the situation that occurred. I did have a chance to speak with the concierge from Koloa Landing and re-booked the activity per your request, so 6 guests were able... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 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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