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Address: 4565 Haleilio Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1312
Phone Number: +1 808-822-3388
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00

Uluwehi Waterfalls aka Secret Falls is now in full bloom. Blockages have...

Uluwehi Waterfalls aka Secret Falls is now in full bloom. Blockages have been removed; the falls has never looked better! A boardwalk now covers the muddy ditch. Don't miss this amazing attraction which is fun and educational for your whole family from toddlers to seniors.

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Great Adventure on Kauai!

We had a wonderful time on the kayak/hike/waterfalls trip with Kayak Wailua. It was a nice combination of activities for a great price. Our guide, Lisa, was extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time on the kayak/hike/waterfalls trip with Kayak Wailua. It was a nice combination of activities for a great price. Our guide, Lisa, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trip. I would highly recommend!

Thank Jenna0115
Maple Ridge, Canada
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't believe it is just this company that is unsafe, but there were obvious warning signs about the river and the risk of a flash flood. The eight other people, my boyfriend and I trusted the judgement of the company to make the call if the river would be unsafe for a trip to the waterfall. The guide and... More 

1 Thank mary94z
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Someone literally died on our tour when the guide had us ford a stream when the water was dangerously strong. Find a more professional outfit with tighter regulations. (helmets, life jackets, proper footwear, better training, etc.) A tour like this should have had at least 2 guides... One in front, and one in back. I'd be surprised if it's still... More 

1 Thank Brad D
GlobalPete2010, Owner at Kayak Wailua, responded to this review

The fatal accident that occurred on December 3 was extremely tragic. All of us at Kayak Wailua are devastated and heartbroken with the loss of a beautiful life. During the past thirty years hundreds of thousands of participants have experienced this tour which is 4.5 to 5 hours long. Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day and every kayak tour company... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My experience with Kayak wailua was made by our tour guide Lisa! Lisa is incredibly caring and knowledgeable and was also incredibly accommodating! I never write reviews but joined trip advisor to rave about my experience with Lisa at kayak wailua! She was incredibly caring, free spirited, and fun! While on the trip- I was unable to complete a portion... More 

Thank madweck
San Diego, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kayak Wailua impressed us from the time we checked in to the end of the trip. The company offers a number of time slots to choose from. You park in a private/fenced property and greeted by a very professional staff. You get shuttled to the marina in a very clean/comfortable van. Kyle, our guide, was awesome! He was very helpful,... More 

1 Thank Sundiegans
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Kawika as our guide yesterday and he was amazing. He got to know each of us and took the time to answer our questions and to educate us on plants and history in a fun way. We all felt very safe with him and he knew all our names and had jokes with us. The kayak and hike... More 

Thank kimie366
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Under the watchful eye of our leader Kyle, our ragtag group of wannabe adventures headed out for a very wet, but wonderful, adventure kayaking down the Wailua, hiking up the muddy trail to the Hidden Gardens Waterfall. Kyle was so knowledgeable about the ecology and history of the area and kept pace with those who needed extra help. The company... More 

Thank Caren B
Bellingham, Washington
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pros: 1. Take this trip. It's awesome. 2. Ask for Kyle. He has been with the company a long time, and he knows everything about the river and the forest. He knows the birds and the plants, and you can tell that some of the birds wait for him to arrive. He will use your camera and take amazing photos.... More 

5 Thank Nancy A
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lisa was a great guide. She was kind, funny, and knowledgeable. A few mile kayak in, mile hike to a waterfall, hike back, and then kayak back. Bring own food and water, but the guide service is great at providing dry bags and cooler bags. They were also very accommodating for varying ability levels. A yes in my book. Unique... More 

2 Thank Jacklyn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had done a kayak trip with another company 10 years ago, and I wanted my husband to have the experience as well. I was so happy we picked Kayak Wailua! From the initial emails, to the reminder text with the address the night before, to the actual tour, everything was great. Our tour guide Kyle did a wonderful job!... More 

2 Thank Amanda Z

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