Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River

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Kauai, USA

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Experience the incredible Wailua River on this 5-6 hour, guided kayak tour on Kauai.  Paddle by the Kamokila Village, where the opening scene from the movie “Outbreak” was filmed. Hike through lush rain forest, and take photos of the stunning Ulewehi Waterfall.  Includes a picnic lunch: turkey sandwiches, chips, cookies, fresh pineapple & bottled water.


  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors



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Average 4.79 out of 5 stars based on 53 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
BenHeller48, Jan 2022 Verified
Erickson was wonderful guide. Extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Kauai and the specific trail we took to the waterfall. He took the time to explain various plants and history of Kauai on way to the waterfall. Seeing the waterfall was definitely the highlight of our experience and well worth the kayak and trail hike. The trail leading to the waterfall was not easy but definitely doable for anyone in average shape.
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
Brian L, Jan 2022 Verified
Highly recommended! Our family including 6 year old daughter had an excellent time. All three of us fit into one kayak and made it through the jungle hike without any problems. The hike through the jungle and spectacular waterfall at the end is something we will never forget. I recommend bringing good hiking or trail shoes as there are several muddy parts of the trail and slippery rocks to hike through. Our tour guide Nathan was informative during our tour and helped us take some nice waterfall photos.
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
Christyinca, Dec 2021 Verified
What an awesome adventure! Johnny is hands-down, the best tour guide we've had for any tour we've taken. He played his ukulele and sang most of the whole hike through the mud and difficult terrain. The kayaking and hike to get to the waterfall was definitely a little more than my husband was expecting and when we lagged behind the rest of our group, Johnny stayed with us and ensured we had a great experience. It was absolutely worth the trip there!
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
OnAir32078109425, Dec 2021 Verified
Breathtaking views!!! We had Garrick as our guide & he was amazing!!! 10/10 recommend. Definitely a good work out, but as long as you’re prepared you’ll be okay. Wear some shoes you don’t mind getting wet & take them up on the walking stick! This was one of my fiancé & I’s highlights of our trip to Kauai.
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
Scott_S, Dec 2021 Verified
This was way more intense than we thought, but we absolutely loved. One of the best experiences of my life. My kids were real troopers. The rest of our group was amazed by our 6 year old daughter. The waterfall at the end is well worth the work getting there. And I can't enough about Don, our guide, he took the time to stay back with my family, who were the slowest kayakers. His stories were great and him being a native led to a personal touch. He was funny and interesting to talk to. But, all that being said, this is no leisurely stroll. If you're a family with small kids, keep that in mind. Even my 11 year old was making up songs about wanting to see his Xbox again on the trip back. If you feel like your family can handle it, then you will be left with a memorable experience of you all accomplishing something together.
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
Leslie M, Dec 2021 Verified
A great trip! We kayaked and hiked. Our guide Don was just terrific. We would recommend this outfit. Really nice folks.
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
PassitonTC, Dec 2021 Verified
Our guide Gabriel was a lot of fun, very friendly and shared a lot of interesting information about nature , culture and local history.
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
tomjanew, Dec 2021 Verified
Gabriel was a fantastic guide! We learned about the history of the area, plantlike, and he even assisted by taking memorable pics and videos. Cool guy, fun day!
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
David N, Dec 2021 Verified
Amazing experience - if you can get Gabriel do it!!! He will give you as much info as you want, is very open and makes it a safe enjoyable experience. The paddle is super calm and easy, no worries if you don't have Kayaking experience they make it easy to do.Must do in Kauai!!
Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
Tuan_N, Nov 2021 Verified
Really enjoyed the scenery, the river, the hike, waterfall, and our tour guide Gabriel was great. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and very competent.

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