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Wailua River Guides

4-788 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1544
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Best Thing We Did in Kauai.

"Doc" (Matthew) was the perfect guide for our family of 6 as we paddled up and down the river while... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allan S
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Peoria, Arizona
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Doc was awesome!

It rained during our whole tour, but that didn't spoil any of the fun or the beauty of the... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Lisa W
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4-788 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1544
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Doc" (Matthew) was the perfect guide for our family of 6 as we paddled up and down the river while he taught us about the flora and fauna, along with the history of Kauai. He even had us smelling the leaves, tasting wild flowers, and...More

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

It rained during our whole tour, but that didn't spoil any of the fun or the beauty of the landscape. Doc was a great guide! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an outdoorsy experience in Kauai!

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

My wife and I had a great time on this trip. Upon walking in we were told that we were the only people who hadn't canceled for the day. I fully expected to be told that we;d have to reschedule but instead was informed that...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Kayaked and hiked to the falls. Had a nice and easy 2 miles kayak ride up the river. Got out and hiked through mud to the falls. only four of us and a guide. Swam in the pool under the falls. Had a lunch and...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately due to conditions we were unable to hike to the falls. The right ER crossing was high and getting higher. I am thankful that Chris took our safety into account and didn't just say ok lets go. The kayak trip up and down the...More

Thank Pam G
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Our trip was cancelled yesterday due to the guide being ill. We received a call beforehand and were given the option to continue with a different outfitter or reschedule. We chose the latter and we are so glad we did. Forecast called for rain today...More

Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Our guide ( "Doc") was fantastic. He is knowledgeable about the area and the natural elements you encounter.... also provided good kayak instruction and lead us safely through the hike. The River is a beautiful and easy 2 mi paddle. The hike ( 1.? mi?)...More

Thank alanstanek
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

On January 6 we took a trip with the Wailua River Guides. The trip itself was ok. We were not given a choice (even though brocure said we would have one) whether we wanted a double or single kayak. Our guide was nice, I felt...More

Thank Sheryl M
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This was one of the best adventures my husband and I have had on Kauai. Our guide, Doc, was very informative and very patient with two over 60 individuals (we probably didn’t move quite as fast as what he was used to). He was very...More

Thank robertscar1950
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Knew we wanted to do this tour before we left the mainland and it did not disappoint. There were nine of us to include our guides. We started off kayaking along the Wailau River which was so beautiful and peaceful. Our guide was very knowledgeable,...More

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light_my_fire5
January 31, 2017|
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Response from Young L | Reviewed this property |
We booked the private tour with a guide, so all the equipment were provided. Sorry I didn't remember how much it was.
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MirandaAnzaldi
February 14, 2015|
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Response from Truska77 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $85 per person. It included the kayaking, the hike, and one extra day for the bike rental. It also included the lunch at the waterfall. It was worth every penny for us.
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