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Wailua River Guides

#10 of 47 Tours in Kapaa
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Address: 4-788 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1544
Phone Number: +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 kayak tour up the Wailua River

These guys are awesome! Above and beyond expectations. Ty our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great lunch at the secret waterfall. Hime was about a mile but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are awesome! Above and beyond expectations. Ty our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great lunch at the secret waterfall. Hime was about a mile but amazing even if muddy! Kayak was two miles up and another two back. Back was tough due to wind but worth it! Will definitely be back!

Thank rmclane
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful day kayaking Wailua River and hiking to the beautiful Secret Falls. Our guide Matt was awesome. He knew so much about Kauai and the area including the plants and Wildlife. He made the day an amazing one.

Thank L D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Our guide Matt was awesome! Fun kayaking, great hike through the jungle through streams & trails, to the beautiful not- so- secret :-) Secret Falls waterfall. He was happy to snap pictures for us as we swam under the waterfall. Matt served a fresh cut pineapple, expertly presented, with our sandwich lunch. He was a great teacher, storyteller and host;... More 

Thank 557julieo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What views. We enjoyed the guided tour. Breath taking views of this beautiful island. Lots to see. High recommend you visit.

Thank Jim &Lois G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We are usually self-guided adventurers, but on a vacation with extended family and two young boys, this was the only way to go. Our guide, Matt, was full of genuine enthusiasm for the activities and the setting. He imparted a lot of interesting information about the jungle through which we hiked, and was very receptive to questions. Our two kids... More 

Thank oregon52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I just read other people's Trip Advisor reviews. .and I agree. Kevin, the owner had a laid back, friendly manner that started the day off right. We had Tyler as our guide..he had lots of fun stories and great facts (he had a degree in forestry)..also laid back and very encouraging (we're celebrating our 40th anniversary) but he made me... More 

Thank Mommafrog15
Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

After reviewing all the company sights and TripAdvisor reviews we signed up for an afternoon kayak and waterfall tour with Wailua River Guides. While there were other companies that were a little cheaper we were confident we made the right choice which was confirmed during our trip. It just happened that the other group that was to join my wife... More 

Thank dspencerco
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice and leisurely float down a river, then hike through the rainforest to a 100+ foot waterfall. Enjoyable half day. Felt accomplished after!

Thank crrnyc2014
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

we booked this at the last minute, and I'm glad we went with this outfitter. They are smaller than others, but all tours to the "secret" waterfall leads to to the same place. Their max capacity is 12 people, but we were the only ones today (a nice benefit of booking with a less advertised tour) - Chris was a... More 

Thank anita j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We booked the trip last minute on our final day in Kauai and this was the only place I could find that had two spaces available. Neither of us had kayaked before but the guide Chris was really helpful. Be prepared to get wet and muddy. Kayaking down the river is an amazing experience, with beautiful scenery. You are given... More 

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