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Rainbow Kayak Tours

440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #4 of 68 Activities in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 2014 UPDATE: PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TOUR SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE IN FOR: WE HAVE HAD A VERY, VERY, VERY (DID I SAY VERY), WET WINTER, SPRING AND BEGINNING OF SUMMER HERE ON KAUAI = AMAZING WATERFALLS BUT EXTREMELY MUDDY TRAIL CONDITIONS! PLEASE WEAR HIKING SANDALS OR A CHEAP PAIR OF SNEAKERS TO THROW AWAY - ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR FEET WILL GET SUCKED OFF IN THE MUD!!!! YOU CAN ASK YOUR GUIDE TO HAVE YOUR WATERSHOES DUCK TAPED TO YOU!!! (IT HAS BEEN DONE-LOL). ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING! THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING US AND HAVING A BLAST IN SPITE OF THE MUDDY TRAIL CONDITIONS! Rainbow Kayak Tours/Ancient River Kayak is an all inclusive quality, guided tour company. Safety is our #1 priority along with exceptional customer service and an unforgettable experience with your guide. Thomas, Aaron & Chris have been guiding since 2004 and Davey & Andy since 2008. We have an amazing team which also includes our customer service department. When contacting us via phone or email, you will either speak with Kelly, Val, Bonnie, Brittany or Gayle. They will make you feel welcome when you visit our shop and check-in for your kayak tour. We are also partners with Kayak Adventures and Ancient River Kayak.Description of our property: Our shop is located in the Islander Shops behind Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa. We are located next to Aston Islander on the Beach Resort, The Snorkel Depot and Tree's Lounge. The Snorkel Depot is adjacent to our shop. We have everything you need for the beach: snorkel gear, beach chairs, boogie boards and much more!
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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was one of the best things we did during our visit to Kauai. The river is calm, so the kayak part was fine as long as you and your kayak partner are on the same page! It is hard to describe the mud that you will encounter on the hike. I had Tevas but ended up using my Merrills... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Our guide, Matt, was excellent, very knowledgeable about local flora, fauna and lore, kept a close eye on our group of 8 and pulled no punches about the challenge level of the hiking portion. Totally worth the fact no sock worn that day will ever see the color white again!! WEAR SNEAKERS YOU CAN ABUSE. When the guides say no... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Hello went on the afternoon tour for Kayaking with Rainbow Kayak. Christian was our guide he was awesome! We felt at ease and we had a great time! I felt like I was in an Indiana Jones Adventure. If you do not take the kayaking tour to the Secret Falls you are totally missing out. The tour started on time... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spent a week in Kauai with 2 girlfriends who are not quite adventurous, so I decided to do this trip on my own. Signed up for the kayak tour on Wiluia river with the hike to Secret Falls. Fantastic trip! It is about 2.5 miles of a very easy kayak, either in a double kayak or a single (I was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The kayak tour was hands down, the BEST activity I attended while in Kauai! Our guide, Christian, was awesome - being a local, he added a sense of authenticity to the tour, especially during the hike, as he stopped periodically to point out fun facts or educate us about Kauai's history. Fortunately for our group, the trail was not as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This tour exceeded my expectations and our guide Christian went above and beyond to make this fun and memorable for the group!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

All in all, a very enjoyable, positive experience. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and made the entire trip very enlightening. The kayaking is hardly all that difficult and the views are lovely as you make your way up what seems to be an enchanted river. The hike on the other hand, is somewhat understated in the ads. It's rather over... More

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The tour guide Christian really made the trip! A local Hawaiian he really brought real world flavor to the trip. (Provided me with a few new jokes as well!) This trip was a really good mix of kayaking up the river and a great hike to the waterfall. Swimming under the waterfall was a good treat to wash away the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just had a great day kayaking and hiking with our guide Daniel to the Uluwehi "Secret" Falls. We got good instructions and service when booking the trip was friendly :) Daniel made sure that everybody kept up with the pace and that everyone were enjoying the trip and feeling comfortable. He probably tells the same jokes every day but... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Rainbow KayakTours was great! The price was right. They were well organized and kept to a planned "adventure". Oh, and food they served was delicious, not fancy, but perfect. Our guide was knowledgeable about all things Kauai, and Hawaii,; flora, lore, and more. We kayaked up the Wailua River and then hiked (easy, wear shoes) to a beautiful waterfall where... More

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