Your Kauai Kayak Adventure
M-F 7:45 AM & 8:45 AM
Duration 5.5 to 6 hours
Aloha! Welcome to the Wailua River’s most popular tour. Paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Paddle past Kamokila Village, where the opening scene from the movie, “Outbreak”, was filmed. It is also a cultural village depicting the Hawaiian civilization back in the 17th century. Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trail head for Secret Falls. Enjoy a moderate hike through the Wailua rainforest, original home of the first Hawaiians, who paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1500 years ago. Hear the legends and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai’s most sacred area. The final portion of your hike is to the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125′ into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and vegetation. Take a refreshing dip and play in the pool which was once only reserved for a king!
Your expert Kauai guide can also answer many other questions about our beautiful island. Kayak Adventures is devoted to making your time with us the most interesting and fun of all the activities available on our beautiful island. It’s a good idea to book your trip with us in advance of arrival.
WHAT TO BRING:
Proper footwear – hiking sandals & sneakers you don’t mind getting wet & muddy
Light, comfortable clothing, with a swimsuit under your clothing
Towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellant, water proof phone case
Reusable water bottle
Camera and your sense of adventure (Each kayak has a watertight drybag.)
Ocean Zest Double Kayaks with supportive seats, lightweight aluminum paddles and children’s paddles.
Each kayak has life jackets and drybag backpack. We do offer one single kayak for people traveling alone.
Minimum age for participation is 5.
Guests should be in good physical condition to participate in this activity. Participants should be comfortable in the water, enjoy hiking, and not afraid to get wet and muddy
Expect 4 miles of paddling and 2 miles of hiking round trip.
Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times.
No bad backs, joints or recent surgeries.
Tour time clocks at 6 hours, depending on the pace of the group.
To protect both of you, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TOUR! Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times and we want to insure your safety for you and baby. If you show up without informing us, we might have to turn you away based on trail conditions. SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Tours go out, rain or shine. Please be advised that trail conditions can be wet and muddy due to excess rain. In the event of extreme inclement weather, tours will be re-scheduled. PLEASE BE ADVISED AT ANY TIME TRAIL CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE DUE TO EXCESS RAIN IN THE WAILUA VALLEY. GUESTS ARE EXPOSED TO STREAM CROSSINGS, STEPPING OVER ROOTS AND ROCKS ALONG THE TRAIL. TRAIL CONDITIONS CAN BE MUDDY AND SLIPPERY AFTER NIGHTS OF RAINFALL. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR TRIP DIRECTLY WITH US OR THROUGH YOUR CONCIERGE. PROPER FOOTWEAR IS A MUST!NO FLIP-FLOPS OR CROCS! SNEAKERS OR HIKING SANDALS YOU DON’T MIND GETTING WET & MUDDY.GUESTS MUST BE THE ADVENTUROUS TYPE; IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION TO DO THIS TOUR. ROUND TRIP: 4 MILES OF KAYAKING AND 2 MILES OF HIKING. WE WANT EVERYONE WHO GOES OUT WITH US TO HAVE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! MAHALO 🙂