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“Awesome, family friendly float to beautiful Secret Falls!”
Review of Kayak Wailua

Kayak Wailua
Ranked #1 of 50 Tours in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our kayaking/hiking guided tour adventure is one of the few activities which can be enjoyed by all members of your family including grandma and grandpa. We invite you to read our 2000+ reviews; then check availability and reserve space at our website linked here on Trip Advisor.
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Our family had a wonderful kayak trip on this wide calm river! Nate, our guide was fun, professional and very helpful to share lots of his island knowledge with us! The Secret Falls were absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend Kayak Wailua!

Thank GreearFamily
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

As inexperienced kayakers, we found Kayak Wailua to be very beginner friendly. We managed to stay afloat up the river and back, thanks to coaching from our guide, Brian; and kept all of our belongings dry with the help of a large waterproof bag. The hike, however, was EXTREMELY MUDDY and SLIPPERY!! Be sure to wear snug fitting shoes with excellent tread!! We carried our lunch (which is not provided) in a cooler (which is provided) to the falls (which was refreshing and lovely). Throughout the hike, Brian entertained us with Hawaiian history and local insight (although we missed much of his commentary because we were so far behind slipping in the mud).
The staff was very friendly and helpful...and the price is right! We highly recommend kayaking with Kayak Wailua!!

1  Thank MilaSanFrancisco_CA
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

This was an incredible value for the wonderful experience! Our tour guide was Webb, and he was the best guide we've ever had on any trip any where (and we have been all over the world on tours!) His knowledge of Kauai, the river, and his personality, made this tour the highlight of our trip. The entire tour start to finish was about 6 hours long. My 7 & 11 year olds LOVED this trip! We look forward to doing this tour again every time we come to Hawaii and we will definitely be requesting Webb! He made the kids and adults laugh throughout the trip. We were all exhausted by the end of the day!

Loved, loved, loved it! We took the 12pm tour (as recommended by the owner) and we were very happy that we did! It was a little hot kayaking at 12 noon when we started but we were constantly splashed from the kayaking so we kept cool. The hiking part was almost entirely in the shade and by 5pm when we kayaked back (and were most tired), it was very cool and pleasant which would not have been the case if we had gone at 8 or 9am.

4  Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Kayak Wailua was great! My wife and I were on our honeymoon and decided to do the secret falls kayak tour one day. Nathaniel was our guide and he was awesome. He was very professional, funny and an all around great guy. We took some great pictures and enjoyed the journey to the waterfall. If you are on the fence about wether to do it or not, go for it! You'll have a lot of fun and be glad you did.

Thank Kwitowich
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

We booked this trip and had no idea what to expect. We had our two kids, 8 & 10, with us so we really needed a guided tour. Our guide, Webb, was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the whole area. Expect to get muddy and have a great time!

1  Thank Mandjcarr
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