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“Kayaking in Kauai”

Rainbow Kayak Tours
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Owner description: 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 and Aaron 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!
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Thomas was our tour guide and he was wonderful! Informative and fun, he was friendly and didn't treat us like a tourist! The kayaking was fun but the hike was even better. It had rained so the river crossing was high but a little adventure was fun. Lunch was great. Almost got hit by a falling rock so observe the signs, it does happen :)

Thank Shelly H
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Thomas was a wonderful guide for our 7:30am ~4hour kayak up the Wailua river and hike to a waterfall. Thomas was knowledgeable, funny, and informative all while not being overbearing or treating us touristy. We had an excellent group of 5 pairs of newlyweds and we had a blast. The excursion is not strenuous but requires some physicality. nice sandwiches, water, and snacks are all provided/included. Would highly recommend.

Thank Drew B
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We took the kayak tour and walk (they bill it as a hike but it's mostly flat). The walk is easy but you do have to ford a stream above the knees. Absorbing descriptions of plants and history of the Island by our excellent guide Thomas - without Thomas it would have been 4 stars because honestly the Rainbow Falls at the end were underwhelming as they only briefly refracted a rainbow - I was not able to get my camera out in time! However the stream can get 12 ft higher during floods & I suspect we got a dry patch. Sandwich and fresh fruit provided for lunch

The kayak along the river was fun - about 3 miles each way & you do not have to be an experienced kayaker. River current was negligible although wind blew against on way back. Everyone made it back safely - no one fell in and we all had a good time and exercise to work off the previous night's Luau

1  Thank Philip D
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great experience on the Wailua--our guide, Christian, was friendly & knowledgable. He gave us lots of information & also played his ukulele while we hiked! Great experience--would totally recommend!

Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Because we were staying in the coconut grove area we went on this kayak/hike tour. We went in the early morning and the trip lasted about 4 1/2 hrs. You kayak on easy waters for a couple of miles and then hike into the woods for a mile until you reach the 'secret waterfalls'.
Most people with average fitness ability would be able to handle this excursion.
It was a nice morning, learned a little bit about the history of the island and on the vegetation, unfortunately our guide did not wait for everyone to gather when he started speaking at certain points of the excursion which frustrated a few people.
The 'secret falls' were definately a secret on the day we went on the excursion because they were barely running but I am sure after a rain storm they would look amazing.
They serve lunch at the falls, which was presented nicely and the lunch was ok.
Overall a nice trip if you have nothing else planned and are looking for a relatively easy excursion.
And don't forget your bug spray for the hike part of the excursion.

Thank Den N
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