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Address: 191 Wailua Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1456
Phone Number: +1 808-241-7700
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Our guide was great, funny, & have tons of recommendation on what, where, & when on the island. I was a solo kayaker so I was slower than everybody. Our guide ended up towing me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Renton, Washington

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was great, funny, & have tons of recommendation on what, where, & when on the island. I was a solo kayaker so I was slower than everybody. Our guide ended up towing me behind him on our way back.

Thank 3girls4boys
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great adventure although we may be sore tomorrow. Absolutely beautiful and our guide was great, funny, and told us hawaiian stories that were fun. Be ready for work, getting wet, and beautiful scenery and waterfall.

Thank idmurf
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be ready for a strenuous, not for beginner, 4 mile kayak and 1.5 mile hike through some slippery, rocky, narrow trails. Guide, TC, was hilarious, but pace a little too fast for non-hikers. Arrival at Wailua Falls was worth te reward, but save enough energy for a hard row back (headwinds were awful).

Thank wendy k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good way to discover Kauai's nature and past. 2hours kayaking and about 2 more hours walking in the forestcalong the river. A stop at the falls Sympathic guided tour.Action and sight seeing.

Thank Nathalie L
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Our guide, T.C. was knowledgeable And Experienced..Had so much fun!!! Would recommend this tour...one needs to be ready to get wet and muddy, but no worries...it's all good!!!

Thank Sandi S
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a really cool day trip. 4 or 5 hours depending on group size/age. You kayak up the river and hike into the forest to swim in a pool fed by a waterfall. The hike is muddy. Really muddy. It's worth it though. Our guide was TC and he was awesome! He has been doing that tour for 14... More 

Thank Derik L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This kayak/hike tour to waterfalls is wonderful. We looked at several different tour companies but the time worked best here for our schedule. We kayaked about 3/4 hour, hiked about 3/4 hour, swam/picknicked at the waterfall about 3/4 hour and hiked and kayaked back. Our guide was amusing, a bit snarky, at times off color- but informative about local flora.... More 

Thank travelak518
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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 

Thank midwifeheather
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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