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Address: 191 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1456
Phone Number: +1 808-241-7700
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Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator,...

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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Wonderful tour

We did our research and found this great kayak/hike trip to the waterfalls. Loved it! Lono was a great guide who told us a lot of traditional Hawaiian history along the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did our research and found this great kayak/hike trip to the waterfalls. Loved it! Lono was a great guide who told us a lot of traditional Hawaiian history along the way. This tour was muddy and mildly technical but well worth it. The falls are beautiful. We brought our lunch and enjoyed the falls (chilly). Would do it again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guide - TC - was really great. Plenty of very helpful tips for both the kayak and hike portions. And entertaining also! Pretty easy 2-mile kayak trip up the Wailua River, even for beginners. Then the fun begins. The hike is not for the weak - up and down some very muddy trails with plenty of opportunities to slip and... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

After checking in with very friendly staff you are given a water proof back pack to put your stuff in. I recommend bringing bug spray, a camera and water/snacks. Then you are driven with the rest of your group to the river. We had 11 in our group. Our guide was great. Knowledgeable and funny. You can go at your... More 

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Ridgecrest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Our guide Lono was excellent, we were a little older and slower than the others kayaking and he made us comfortable and entertained on our cruise. Hiking through the muddy trail was fun and slippery but the rewards is arriving at the falls. water was cold but felt good and getting pounded by the falls was invigorating. The trip back... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This adventure starts with a 2 mile kayak up the Wailua River with beautiful views. We then hiked .6 miles to a secret waterfall. We then hiked back to the kayaks and paddled back 2 miles. We enjoyed our adventure and had a wonderful guide named Lono. This trip is not for anyone who has a health condition and can't... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had a great guide- Jordan (he also had a Hawaiian name I can't remember 😀). He was awesome and very fun loving. He made sure we were safe but still had a great time. Very knowledgable about Kauai and a native.

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This is our second time doing this tour with Ali'i Kayaks. First time, Jay my husband and myself (late forties) Second, is worth my daughter and her friends (for high school graduation gift) Sept 2015: Justin was our guide. Loved him!! (The reason we did this a second time with my daughter and her friend) Beautiful kayak time with stories... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We had the best time on the kayak/trail hike tour! Our guide, Anson, offered excellent narrative on the fauna and history of the area where we hiked. Once we reached Secret Falls we took a break to enjoy the lunch we brought, photo ops near the falls and a quick dip in the pool. Kayaking 2.5 miles up the river,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Our tour guides TC and Pepeau (his chihuahua) were great. TC knew a lot about the island and was very nice to talk to, he gave us tips and other information about what to do on the island as well. He played his ukulele and sang well known songs as we hiked that you could all sing along to. Every... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A nice tour. Our tour guide was a goofy guy - he brought along his ukulele and plucked a few tunes along the trail - and kept the group entertained as a we moseyed on the hiking trail. There are a lot of tour groups doing this same trip, so be prepared to wait through the trail traffic. The trail... More 

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