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Wailua River Kayak Adventure Tour

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Paddle through Wailua River’s gentle currents, hike through the rainforest, and swim beneath a stunning waterfall on this all-in-one adventure tour. Only the best of Kauai is captured on this active journey.




Take a half-day to see the beauty of Kauai while venturing through its most beautiful locations. Travel back in time as you paddle down the same route inland that the first Hawaiians took to get to their new home. History buffs will perk up at the mention of the region’s legends, plant life, and animal population as explained by an experienced tour guide.

Following the natural flow of the river, pass numerous heiaus (hallowed shrines), and poise your camera for rapid fire as the historic Kamokila Hawaiian Village comes into sight. Snuggled between the Fern Grotto and breathtaking Secret Falls, this village offers up discovered artifacts from the remnants of the quaint fishing village.

Go on to discover North Folk—known as one of the most beautiful river jungles in all of Hawaii—before venturing through a tropical rainforest trail. Arrive at Kaholalele (Secret) Falls for the swim of a lifetime where you’ll feel rushing water upon your head as the coolness embraces you in a naturally majestic moment.


  • Kayak tour
  • Picnic lunch
  • Equipment and accessories, including dry storage and dry bags on boat
  • Backpacks available
  • Use of personal flotation devices


4 hours and 30 minutes

Departure time

Morning tour: 7:15 AM
Afternoon tour: 12:30 PM

Return time

Morning tour: 11:45 AM
Afternoon tour: 5 PM

Participant restrictions

Participants must know how to swim and should be comfortable in the water, enjoy hiking, and be in good physical condition. There is a maximum weight limit of 240 pounds (109 kg) per individual and 450 pounds (204 kg) per couple. Participants must be able to walk 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and kayak 60-90 minutes.


The tour includes 4 miles (6.4 km) of paddling and approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of hiking. Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times; this tour is not recommended for people with bad knees or bad backs. Not recommended for pregnant women. Participants must be at least 5 years of age.

The following are recommended: hiking sandals, closed-toe shoes, or water shoes (no slippers/flip-flops); towel; swimsuit (under clothes); sunscreen; sun glasses; hat, and bottled water. Guests may want to have a change of clothes in the van.


Kayak Adventures, Kauai, HI

From North Shore: South on Hwy 56 towards Kapaa. Go through 4 traffic lights. Turn left before Coconut Marketplace sign onto Aleka Loop. Turn right and follow Aleka Loop, Turn right behind Coconut Marketplace and park in rear parking lot. Walk towards Trees Lounge. You will see kayak check-in location next to Snorkel Depot. From South Shore: Take Hwy 50 through Lihue through a series of 12 traffic lights. At 13th traffic light, turn left onto Hwy 56 North towards Wailua/Kapaa. Cross Wailua River (double bridge) one mile to Coconut Marketplace. Turn right onto Aleka Loop. Turn right and follow Aleka Loop behind, Turn right behind Coconut Marketplace and park in rear parking lot. Walk towards Trees Lounge. You will see kayak check-in location next to Snorkel Depot.

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Terms & Conditions

This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of this Activity. Otherwise the product is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

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Qty Rate Type Price Each
Child $60.00
Adult $85.00