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Wailua River Guides

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Address: 4-788 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1544
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We provide exceptional guided kayak tours of the Wailua River Valley and...

We provide exceptional guided kayak tours of the Wailua River Valley and Secret Waterfall on Kaua'i, Hawaii. We provide top of the line equipment and our guides are the best on the river by far! Come play with us!

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Kayak trip down the Wailua River to the Falls Rocked!

This adventure is easy enough for most people to paddle and hike but it's a 5 hour trip where you paddle, hike, have lunch and a swim at the falls and hike and paddle back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
DeAnne03
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Beulah, Michigan
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Beulah, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This adventure is easy enough for most people to paddle and hike but it's a 5 hour trip where you paddle, hike, have lunch and a swim at the falls and hike and paddle back. Beautiful paddle down the wide and majestic Wailua River. Then you park your kayaks and continue hiking into a lush jungle to end up at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." Don't let the small office front fool you! Owner Kevin and tour guide Matt were awesome! We are two completely inexperienced kayakers who had a fabulous tour thanks to great instruction, education about the beautiful Wailua River area and patience with two retirees who still think they're in their 40s!... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We picked WRG without doing any research as we decided at the last minute to go! MATT was wonderful! He was very informative was always one step ahead of our group of 6 with paddling advise, hiking cautions, area stories, artifacts, and plant history! So much more than just a river trip and hike to the falls! The sandwich lunch... More 

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Thank lorib660
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We went on the river and waterfall kayak and hike . Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable about the history of the Island and the topography . The waterfall will literally take your breath away . The picnic lunch is a nice touch .

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We book the kayaking tour the last minute, so we were the only 2 to do the tour. It was great, not too crowded, the guide was excellent. We kayak along the river and hike to the secret fall, had a light lunch that they provide, and hike back. It was a great afternoon.

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Thank Young L
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We did the morning tour of kayak/hike to the Uluwehi Falls ("Secret Falls"). As I am not much at the kayaking, I took a 2 seater with our kind guide Ty who basically kayaked himself with me "helping" along the way. I imagine if I was alone, I'd have failed half way even though the river was flat and non... More 

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New York City
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

I would strongly caution anyone who hasn't kayaked before not to do this tour. The only instruction we were given was 'hold the paddles with the sun up'. That was it. We were told we didn't need to wear life jackets. There was only one guide. I felt very unsafe the whole trip. And my friend who is an experienced... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

These guys are awesome! Above and beyond expectations. Ty our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great lunch at the secret waterfall. Hime was about a mile but amazing even if muddy! Kayak was two miles up and another two back. Back was tough due to wind but worth it! Will definitely be back!

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Thank rmclane
Paradise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful day kayaking Wailua River and hiking to the beautiful Secret Falls. Our guide Matt was awesome. He knew so much about Kauai and the area including the plants and Wildlife. He made the day an amazing one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Our guide Matt was awesome! Fun kayaking, great hike through the jungle through streams & trails, to the beautiful not- so- secret :-) Secret Falls waterfall. He was happy to snap pictures for us as we swam under the waterfall. Matt served a fresh cut pineapple, expertly presented, with our sandwich lunch. He was a great teacher, storyteller and host;... More 

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