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Wailua River Guides

#12 of 50 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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Awesome half day excursion

Had a fantastic time kayaking with our guide Matt who was soo knowledgeable about the island and its history. Was a very fun afternoon and I would absolutely do it again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time kayaking with our guide Matt who was soo knowledgeable about the island and its history. Was a very fun afternoon and I would absolutely do it again!

Thank mikylasteh
Right Here
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We actually took the morning excursion in April 2016.. It turned out to be a pleasant morning ad we were really excited for our first river kayaking. It was a decent stretch of paddling to the start of the hike. Hiking through tall grass with the guide's interesting stories, river crossing with knee height water, bathing at the king's pool... More 

Thank rajbhanu
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Rich at Snorkel Bobs who suggested and helped us book with Wailua River Guides. My husband and I wanted to go on a kayak adventure but were unsure of which to pick- we were not disappointed with Rich's suggestion. First - a two mile paddle down the scenic Wailua River. The last 1/4 mile being very narrow,... More 

Thank Teresa N
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We took the morning kayak, hike, waterfall trip. We were even able to bring our adventurous 4 year old with us. One of our three kids rode with our guide, Ty, and my husband and I had the other two kiddos in our kayaks- allowing our family of 5 to do this activity. The hike required our 4 year old... More 

Thank Tricia A
Beulah, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This adventure is easy enough for most people to paddle and hike but it's a 5 hour trip where you paddle, hike, have lunch and a swim at the falls and hike and paddle back. Beautiful paddle down the wide and majestic Wailua River. Then you park your kayaks and continue hiking into a lush jungle to end up at... More 

Thank DeAnne03
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

There's a saying, "Never judge a book by its cover." Don't let the small office front fool you! Owner Kevin and tour guide Matt were awesome! We are two completely inexperienced kayakers who had a fabulous tour thanks to great instruction, education about the beautiful Wailua River area and patience with two retirees who still think they're in their 40s!... More 

Thank Kathy J
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We picked WRG without doing any research as we decided at the last minute to go! MATT was wonderful! He was very informative was always one step ahead of our group of 6 with paddling advise, hiking cautions, area stories, artifacts, and plant history! So much more than just a river trip and hike to the falls! The sandwich lunch... More 

Thank lorib660
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went on the river and waterfall kayak and hike . Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable about the history of the Island and the topography . The waterfall will literally take your breath away . The picnic lunch is a nice touch .

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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Reviewed 28 December 2016

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 

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