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Alii Kayaks

191 Wailua Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
808-241-7700
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Ranked #20 of 60 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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Pleasanton, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took the kayak tour including hike to the falls yesterday with Eric as our guide. It was an incredible experience! Eric was great - funny, lots of stories, fascinating information about history of Kauai and botany. If only he had his ukulele with him! Don't forget sunscreen, bug spray, and good hiking shoes for the muddy trail. This was... More

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Roseville, Calif.
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was an adventure my wife was not looking forward to, because she is not a water person. The kayak portion of the day was smooth, comfortable with much tropical beauty. Very enjoyable. She was not concerned about the hiking portion, but.... while it is beautiful and interesting it was a very slippery, trying hike to the Secret Falls, which... More

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Our family (including our three teenage+ children) went on this adventure in August and had a blast! As others have noted, you do need to be in decent shape as the kayaking can be tiring and the hike was not super easy. However, we are active hikers and found it to be a perfect mix of kayaking and hiking, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our kayaking trip was amazing. TC was informative, understanding and an excellent guide. This was my first Kayaking Adventure and TC made it easy. Thanks. We had a great time on the river and then docked, to start the 1 mile hike to the Falls. The hike was easy and beautiful hike. The waterfall was crowded but beautiful. We had... More

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Austin, TX
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went with Cody on a kayak adventure to the not so secret waterfalls before our evening flight back to the mainland. Cody was our guide, and he provided good service with a smile. He was constantly cracking jokes, and I noticed he made sure he talked to every member of the tour party, making each feel welcome and at... More

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our tour guide Cody, made our kayak trip up the Wailea river a great memory. The 2 mile kayak up the river was beautiful and educational. Enjoyed the mile hike into the "secret falls" where we climbed right under the falls for a kiss on our second honeymoon. Loved the ukulele serenade on our hike. Cody was a great guide!

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Ferndale, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

great time!!! the kayak and hike were so much fun and the falls were beautiful! our tour guide Cody was really amazing and made us feel like we had a new best friend and adventure buddy... i would totally do it again, it gave me so much life!!!

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had so much fun and really experienced some beautiful Hawaiian scenery! The river kayaking was amazing , seeing the miles and miles of glorious foliage . The hike was special because our guide , Cody, was so enchanting and entertaining. He was so skilled at the hike that he went back and forth talking and visiting with each person.... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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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