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Address: 4565 Haleilio Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1312
Phone Number:
+1 808-822-3388
Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Description:

Uluwehi Waterfalls aka Secret Falls is now in full bloom. Blockages have...

Uluwehi Waterfalls aka Secret Falls is now in full bloom. Blockages have been removed; the falls has never looked better! A boardwalk now covers the muddy ditch. Don't miss this amazing attraction which is fun and educational for your whole family from toddlers to seniors.

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Wonderful trip

Great kayaking trip with Lisa. She was knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and history of the area. The river and falls were beautiful. We had a wonderful time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
CathyP8
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great kayaking trip with Lisa. She was knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and history of the area. The river and falls were beautiful. We had a wonderful time.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Falls, the Hike and the Kayaking would have been nice, if it weren't for a few misses by the guide. First, what is the rush? We are here on vacation, and I don't want to be rushed. I want to be able to look around a little bit. He was on a mission, and we weren't going fast enough.... More 

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GlobalPete2010, Manager at Kayak Wailua, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Your unfortunate experience was an extreme exception as nearly all of our 4.5 hour tours consume 5 hours. If you had mentioned your guide's name, he would have been placed on suspension or dismissed. If you ever return to Kauai and are willing to give us another chance, you will see a big... More 

Gresham, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had a great day with Kawika leading our kayak tour of the river and our hike to the secret falls. He explained local culture and history to us and named many trees for us and was quite knowledgeable as a naturalist. We swam under the waterfall and enjoyed lunch by the beautiful scenery there. The weather was great... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dontez as a guide and he did an unreal job with our group. Was very informative and knew what he was talking about.

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Thank jcallele
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our kiddos, aged 12, 9, and 7, and despite wind with gusts over 20 mph, we had a fantastic trip. Our guide, Dontez, was patient with the kids and took our youngest in his kayak and chatted with her. He taught us about local vegetation and critters. It was the perfect amount of exertion for our family without... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic outing on our kayak trip and would highly recommend this activity. The kayak up the river was beautiful, followed by a little muddy hike, ending in a gorgeous waterfall pool. Definitely get in the pool, although it is a bit chilly, it is well worth it! It's a very scenic day, not super strenuous, and... More 

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Danville, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic time today kayaking down the river and then hiking to the Falls. Kyle did a fabulous job guiding us along the way. He was personable, informative and kept us safely moving together as a group. The trip was a very nice way to spend 4-5 hours outdoors in Kauai.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family was a mess. Just arriving to Kauai that morning followed by an unsuccessful hotel check-in didn't set the best tone for an extended family of 14 going out for hours of kayaking and hiking. But the family of Kayak Wailua changed all of that (we're point at you Dontes and Renee). Both our guides were knowledgeable and prepared... More 

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Thank geewhy50
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great trip out on the river with our guide Troy. He was very knowledgeable of kayaking techniques, and I especially appreciated all the historical information he knew of the area. Will definitely need to work on my upper body strength before kayaking again, but this trip was so fun.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went with a group of eight people including three kids (11, 10, and 8), plus four strangers, for a great kayak tour, hike, and waterfall swim. Half of us had never kayaked before, but our guide Kyle gave us good quick instructions and was able to coach us when things weren't going quite right. The kayak trip itself was... More 

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