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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

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Overview
Explore one of Kauai’s most sacred places on this Wailua River combo tour. A guide shares the river’s ancient history as you kayak through a tropical forest at a pace suitable for all experience levels. Then, disembark for a hike through the Wailua River Valley to reach the legendary Secret Falls, where you can cool off with a swim. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
Highlights
  • Travel through the sacred Wailua River Valley by land and by water
  • Paddle up the river in a kayak; no experience necessary
  • Hike through a tropical landscape to reach a ‘secret’ waterfall
  • Guide shares the area's rich history and ancient legends
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide in Kapa’a. After a short drive to the Wailua Marina, get a brief lesson in kayak safety and paddling techniques before beginning your journey 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometer) upriver. Along the way, learn about the river’s sacred history and the seven temples that once lined its banks. Park your kayak near the north fork and hike into the lush tropical landscape of the Wailua River Valley. After 45 minutes, reach beautiful Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls. It's the perfect spot to cool off with a swim in natural pools before retracing your steps back to the marina.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3-4684 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All activities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Use of backpack style dry bag
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Drinking water
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Additional Info
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We depart immediately after check-in so no late arrivals will be permitted
  • Not recommended for participants with recent back, knee or ankle injuries
  • No open wounds
  • Participants must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately two miles through rocky, muddy and slippery terrain
  • Must wear shoes that are secure to your feet. No flip flops.
  • Please bring plenty of water.
  • Other recommended items to bring: swimsuits, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, snacks, and a towel.
  • Ziploc bags should be used for cell phones or cameras that are not waterproof
  • No alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent knee, ankle or back injuries
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Jared Lamoreaux wrote a review 14 Feb
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We are on our 20 year anniversary, and both first time Hawaii travelers. We wanted to start our vacation with an adventure. Man did we ever get it. The scenery driving around the island is an experience in and of itself, but when you go on this adventure and move closer to the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Caroline Albo wrote a review 7 Feb
1 contribution
Wow, we had such a great day kayaking and hiking up to Secret falls! Beautiful scenery at the waterfall, and along the way. We were a group of ten people and we had so much fun along the way with THE most wonderful and entertaining guide ever - Brian! We couldn’t wish for anyone
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jeff Murcer wrote a review 5 Feb
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Dukes Adventures and guide Brian did not disappoint! My wife and I have been planning this trip and we will take away our fantastic memories. Brian the tour guide was excellent with making our group feel welcome and confident along with ensuring our safety and mostly, a great
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Ryan W wrote a review 2 Feb
1 contribution
Brian is a great guide and very animated. He has stories for days and all the animals clearly love him. You will get wet and muddy so prepare for that and you’ll enjoy yourself. The hike isn’t difficult at all but slippery. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: February 2020
John C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
My wife and I really enjoyed our kayaking tour to secret falls. Paddling down the Wailua river was more beautiful than expected. Our guide Justice enhanced our experience by providing us with some of the stories of the history and local knowledge we certainly would have missed
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator
By: Duke's Kayak Adventures
Jared Lamoreaux
10
Adventure of a Lifetime
We are on our 20 year anniversary, and both first time Hawaii travelers. We wanted to start our vacation with an
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Caroline Albo
10
Best experience in Kauai!
Wow, we had such a great day kayaking and hiking up to Secret falls! Beautiful scenery at the waterfall, and along
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Jeff Murcer
Colorado Springs, Colorado
21
Memorable Kayak/Hike Tour
Dukes Adventures and guide Brian did not disappoint! My wife and I have been planning this trip and we will take
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Ryan W
10
Secret falls hike
Brian is a great guide and very animated. He has stories for days and all the animals clearly love him. You will
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John C
Kauai, Hawaii
10
A beautiful day floating down the Wailua river!
My wife and I really enjoyed our kayaking tour to secret falls. Paddling down the Wailua river was more beautiful
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Peter B
Atlanta, Georgia
30
A bit of a letdown
We were supposed to do the half kayak/half hike to the waterfall, but the hike portion was cancelled at the last
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Navigate729419
11
Wailua River kayaking/hike
This was an awesome experience. We had Brian as our guide and he was great, very entertaining and good with kids.
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JeffBucky
Edmonton, Canada
46
Excellent Adventure
Brian was an outstanding tour guide. The kayak and hike were wonderful. The falls were spectacular. Brian told
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musicdebbie
Salt Lake City, Utah
176
Worth every penny!!
We went on this tour today and Brian was our guide. He told a lot of stories and jokes along the way. He was very
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Louise W
10
Awesome tour
Our tour guide Brian was the most awesome guide we’ve ever had! We thoroughly enjoyed his stories, his
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Key Details
  • Duke's Kayak Adventures, Wailua River State Park, and 1 more
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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