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4-369 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1423
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All reviews unguided tour dry bag the river no biggie fern grotto secret falls rental company two doubles jump off water shoes swimming hole life jackets check in was easy ask questions muddy trail own pace easy paddle
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We are avid hikers. This trail is a little over a mile long- no biggie, right? It rained like a big dog the night before. The trail was very slippery with mud in spots. A hiking stick is key. Tevas, Keenes, ir similar are your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We didn't reserve until the day before, and booked two doubles for the 7 a.m. unguided trip. We showed up, check-in went smoothly, they described the route to the falls by showing us a map, and off we went! We were the third party to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TwoSue
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We had a terrible experience with Wailua Kayak & Canoe. We booked three double Kayaks a week before our vacation. The woman on the phone was not customer service oriented at all, but I didn't worry about it. I should have taken that as a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank car242018
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I showed up around 3:10 to rent a kayak. I was advised that they closed at 5 pm and I said I was ok with it. The person behind the counter was clipping his toenails at the time and didn’t even look up. While he...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Derek W
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We've done both guided and unguided tours of this river. We felt comfortable going on our own. There were five of us so we rented two doubles and one single. I liked that they have options of one, two or three person kayaks. We reserved...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SusanFR
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We have kayaked before and enjoy it so we were comfortable doing this unguided. We're fairly adventurous but I would highly suggest going with a guide or a group if you are not familiar with kayaking. We did a 7:30am rental of a tri-kayak for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank havekidwilltravel2
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It was our only raining day when we went kayaking. We were to go to see the falls. We did not know that it rained heavily the night before and that morning. We got there and it was just my wife and I, the hotel...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Booked trip a week beforehand. On the way there they call us 5 minutes prior and said they over-booked the excursion. Very unprofessional.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank L1471TDdavidb
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We knew for sure we did not want to kayak as part of a tour. I was surprised at how limited the options are in Kauai for unguided kayaking rentals. We were directed to Kayak Wailua by another rental company and were satisfied with the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank applecat79
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Go with young healthy people so you don’t have to babysit. We have done it without a guide every time. Try and go when the tide is going in so when your going up river the current isn’t as strong

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Jacob L
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