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Exciting and different!

This adventure was amazing! We did the "Ain't No Zipline" kayak, hike and waterfall rappel tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie G
Amazing waterfall rapelling

We had a lot of fun even for doing it for the first time. I want to so it again and again. The crew... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maryann C
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Exploring KAUAI BY KAYAK since 1977 For years, Island Adventures has introduced visitors and Kama'ainas (residents), to the magic of the Hule'ia River and it's 241 acres of National Wildlife Refuge. More recently, the owners of this small company set out to improve on what was already known to our visitor industry professionals as one of the very best kayak trips on Kauai. "We set out in search of an elusive waterfall that existed only in the memories of a handful of long time Kauai locals. Because of the thick jungle growth, an aerial survey of the area was fruitless. This search for a secret waterfall was to send us on a mission, through thick tangled jungle with no cut trails. After several difficult trips into the valley we were rewarded with the sound of rushing waters. Still, dense vegetation made it impossible to get a close look. We could hear it but couldn't see it" It took two more attempts for the Island Adventures crew of explorers to make their most exciting discovery. After rappelling down a cliff to the river below, the found not one, but two treasures: Jungle Waterfalls, the tallest one was over 50' high. A whole year and a half later, a trail had been mapped and cut. Now you don't havce to be Tarzan to enjoy this very special place, which has become the main destination of Island Adventures latest tours. "This Ain't No Zipline" and "Hawaiian Dundee".
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Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure was amazing! We did the "Ain't No Zipline" kayak, hike and waterfall rappel tour. We ranged in age from 50s to 19 and all had a blast. The kayak portion will give your arms a definite workout, but it is not too hard...More

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Olivia_DaLife, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear everyone in your group had a great time. We pride ourselves in all ages being able to adventure with us. Hope to see you back on your next trip to Kauai.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun even for doing it for the first time. I want to so it again and again. The crew are super friendly and very helpful.

1  Thank Maryann C
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Olivia_DaLife, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Maryann, thank you for taking time to give us positive feedback! We are happy you had good time with us! Hope to see you again in the future! Mahalo and Aloha!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the kayak and hike to the waterfall tour. The kayak trip is 2.5 miles and fairly easy because you are going down river. Fortunately, they tow the kayaks back so you don't have to go back the other way. We then had a...More

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Olivia_DaLife, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you so much for taking time out to write this wonderful review. We are very happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed the time together with us at Island Adventures. Tell all your friends! Maloha Island Adventure Team

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I had so much fun with the Island Adventures team! Every one of them was a pleasure to be around and showed an intense care for your safety but also want you to have a great day out. They didn't push you to do anything...More

1  Thank Sarah A
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Olivia_DaLife, Front Office Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for your review Sarah! Safety is our number one priority and we love when guests take a notice to that! We are happy that you enjoyed our tour while also feeling safe. Hope to see you on the falls again!

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We did the "Ain't No Zipline" tour, which included kayaking, hiking, and rappelling down the 30 foot waterfall (along with exploring the 60 foot waterfall). We had a blast! Due to a cancellation of our Wailua Kayaking trip we were looking for something else similar,...More

1  Thank UnexpectedJourneyer
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Olivia_DaLife, Front Office Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

We are happy that you and your group enjoyed our tour! It's always nice doing something a bit different, right?! Mahalos

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I rappelled down the 60 foot waterfall and it was by far the high light of our honey moon! Before we rappelled, we were taught how to rappel on dry land and we took a fun hike to the waterfall. We were...More

1  Thank Mandy E
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Olivia_DaLife, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Dear Mandy! Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience - we really appreciate your feedback and very glad that you enjoyed our adventure. Rappelling the middle is unforgettable and beyond exciting and we are glad you got to do that! Come...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

This trip was fantastic, we did the river kayak and 30 foot rappel (our 10 year old was too young for the 60 foot). Our main guide (Non?) was really informative regarding various sites along the river, Hawaiian history and island trivia. Once we arrived...More

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Olivia_DaLife, Front Office Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Sounds like your family had an amazing time! We hope to see you folks back for our Hawaiian Dundee tour when your child reaches our age limit!

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Rappelling a waterfall is a different and amazing experience. My husband and I started the trip with a 2 1/2 mile kayak trip, then a hike to an area where we were expertly trained to rappel on a dry hillside. Can not say enough good...More

2  Thank Gerry S
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Olivia_DaLife, Front Office Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you for your review, we love hearing of amazing experiences like these! Safety is our number one priority and we are happy that you felt that way during your experience with us. We are happy to have been a part of your Kauai vacation,...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow!! What an amazing experience!! We rapelled down the 60 foot waterfall. It had been raining for a couple days and was raining the day we went. When We got to the waterfall the water level had risen greatly. We Weren't concerned because safety is...More

2  Thank Wendy A
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Went rappeling over a 60 foot waterfall today, incredible. Sounds crazy but the staff were all about safety the whole time. All you have to do is listen to what they say and you will be fine. One of the coolest things to do on...More

2  Thank Chase3
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Olivia_DaLife, Front Office Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

We agree- such a great adventure! Thank you for your feedback Chase!

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Maryann C
May 20, 2018|
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Aloha Maryann, Our "Aint No Zipline" tour cost $179.93 with tax for Adults and $157.30 with tax for children 6yr-11yr. Hope that helps Mahalo
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I did not upload any photos from this attraction. I'm sorry, I do not know what photos you are referring to.
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