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Wailua Kayak Adventures

1345 Ulu St, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1654
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Fun trip!

The kayak down the Wailua River to the fishing village was a fun and active experience. The only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Matt W
Fun, active trip up Wailua River

Had a great time in small group of double kayaks. Due to flooding/slides a year or so ago, we did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chonghele
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Walla Walla, Washington
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1345 Ulu St, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1654
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The kayak down the Wailua River to the fishing village was a fun and active experience. The only reason it did not get 5 stars is because the hike to the waterfall was closed due to the recent flooding on the island. This was not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time in small group of double kayaks. Due to flooding/slides a year or so ago, we did not hike in to waterfall but the flow was high enough to go up a nice, slack side stream not usually accessible. Also visited an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 12 kayaked and hiked to the falls with our leader Dan. It was a beautiful, nice kayak to the landing spot where we then hiked to the falls. The hike was longer than I expected which was a GREAT thing - it...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the kayak/hike to the secret falls. Cole was a terrific guide with many stories about Kauai. Although it was quite muddy due to the recent rains, we had a great time!!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

The Wailua River Kayak adventure was truly and unforgettable experience! We started off with kayaking on the river with a beautiful backdrop for about an hour ... Then we hiked in the rain forest for about half hour through lush flora...till we got to this...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Had a very interesting adventure with Chris . He had a lot of knowledge of the surrounding area . Quite enjoyed the Kayaking part and learned more about Kayaking as we were on our second kayaking adventure . You round the corner and head up...More

Thank Randall J
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Keeping this brief. 1. Judah was the best guide. He gave us smiles loooong after our hike was over. 2. Mud is no joke. Your shoes will be ruined. 3. Kayaking isn't too bad - but I'm in decent shape. Not sure how elderly or...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Our guide Kim was informative and a great guide. This company was perfect for a tour to the secret falls. We left a message for a late minute tour and yes they called us back to book us. A simply wonderful way to see the...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Shawlin was a terrific guide. We saw frogs making tadpoles even. Definitely recommend this, especially with Shawlin!

Thank Syringa B
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome time on our kayak/hike to Secret Falls. Our guide Kathleen was so knowledgeable and guided us safely to and from the falls through very muddy terrain. We had a 1 year old and 3.5 year old with us and while it...More

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seattlegirl1999
22 March 2017|
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Response from glen c | Property representative |
The trail into the waterfall is a nature trail. Sometimes it can bee slippery and muddy.Very little up and down but some at the waterfall, no cliffs. There is one spot where the trail narrows with about a ten foot drop off... More
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Angie M
28 December 2016|
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Response from glen c | Property representative |
Aloha, Runners with good are best for this adventure. You must get them wet and muddy. Sports sandals are good as well. Do not wear flip flops , slick bottom shoes, leather hiking boots or leather tennis shoes,aqua socks... More
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Jeong H
2 August 2016|
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Response from W.O.F. | Reviewed this property |
We had an odd number also, so one of us just kayaked by himself and the other 2 in another kayak.
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