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Wailua River Guides

#11 of 48 Tours in Kapaa
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Address: 4-788 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1544
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+1 808-821-2800
07:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 07:30 - 17:30

We provide exceptional guided kayak tours of the Wailua River Valley and...

We provide exceptional guided kayak tours of the Wailua River Valley and Secret Waterfall on Kaua'i, Hawaii. We provide top of the line equipment and our guides are the best on the river by far! Come play with us!

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Wailua River Guides

We book the kayaking tour the last minute, so we were the only 2 to do the tour. It was great, not too crowded, the guide was excellent. We kayak along the river and hike to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Young L
Cypress, Texas, United States

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We book the kayaking tour the last minute, so we were the only 2 to do the tour. It was great, not too crowded, the guide was excellent. We kayak along the river and hike to the secret fall, had a light lunch that they provide, and hike back. It was a great afternoon.

Thank Young L
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the morning tour of kayak/hike to the Uluwehi Falls ("Secret Falls"). As I am not much at the kayaking, I took a 2 seater with our kind guide Ty who basically kayaked himself with me "helping" along the way. I imagine if I was alone, I'd have failed half way even though the river was flat and non... More 

Thank ashashasha
New York City
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would strongly caution anyone who hasn't kayaked before not to do this tour. The only instruction we were given was 'hold the paddles with the sun up'. That was it. We were told we didn't need to wear life jackets. There was only one guide. I felt very unsafe the whole trip. And my friend who is an experienced... More 

Thank Sueodea
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

These guys are awesome! Above and beyond expectations. Ty our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great lunch at the secret waterfall. Hime was about a mile but amazing even if muddy! Kayak was two miles up and another two back. Back was tough due to wind but worth it! Will definitely be back!

Thank rmclane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful day kayaking Wailua River and hiking to the beautiful Secret Falls. Our guide Matt was awesome. He knew so much about Kauai and the area including the plants and Wildlife. He made the day an amazing one.

Thank L D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our guide Matt was awesome! Fun kayaking, great hike through the jungle through streams & trails, to the beautiful not- so- secret :-) Secret Falls waterfall. He was happy to snap pictures for us as we swam under the waterfall. Matt served a fresh cut pineapple, expertly presented, with our sandwich lunch. He was a great teacher, storyteller and host;... More 

Thank 557julieo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

What views. We enjoyed the guided tour. Breath taking views of this beautiful island. Lots to see. High recommend you visit.

Thank Jim &Lois G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We are usually self-guided adventurers, but on a vacation with extended family and two young boys, this was the only way to go. Our guide, Matt, was full of genuine enthusiasm for the activities and the setting. He imparted a lot of interesting information about the jungle through which we hiked, and was very receptive to questions. Our two kids... More 

Thank oregon52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I just read other people's Trip Advisor reviews. .and I agree. Kevin, the owner had a laid back, friendly manner that started the day off right. We had Tyler as our guide..he had lots of fun stories and great facts (he had a degree in forestry)..also laid back and very encouraging (we're celebrating our 40th anniversary) but he made me... More 

Thank Mommafrog15
Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

After reviewing all the company sights and TripAdvisor reviews we signed up for an afternoon kayak and waterfall tour with Wailua River Guides. While there were other companies that were a little cheaper we were confident we made the right choice which was confirmed during our trip. It just happened that the other group that was to join my wife... More 

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