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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai

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Kapaʻa, United States
Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the natural beauty of Kauai on a 5-hour tour that combines a lovely kayaking trip with an moderately easy hike to Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls. Your experienced guide provides a paddling lesson and guided kayak tour in the Wailua River Valley, following gorgeous waterways through the lush Kauai landscape. Then hop out of your kayaks and take a 45-minute hike to Secret Falls where you can cool off in the clear waters before returning to the Wailua marina the way you came.
  • 5-hour kayaking and hiking tour in the Wailua River Valley, on Kauai
  • Learn about local wildlife, and Hawaiian history and legends from the guide
  • Park the kayaks for a hike to Secret Falls
  • Includes all needed equipment and instruction
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Use of backpack style dry bag
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4-361 Kuhio Hwy , 4-361 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA

Turn off KUHIO hwy into the shopping plaza with the green building which is across the street from the Shell gas station. Look for the STAND UP PADDLE shop and Dukes Kayak Adventures sandwich board next to it. Feel free to park nearby and your guide will meet you and take care of you from there.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Duke's Kayak Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai.
What is the social distancing policy during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai.

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  • "Wear shoes with good traction for the trail because it was muddy and you could easily slip without them." See review
  • "Have to consistently paddle and walk can be muddy and slippy, so not suitable for anyone with leg/back problems." See review
  • "be well prepared with shoes that can get dirty in a mud that may be a feet deep and get ready to be washed by flows of clear water before you go back to kayak." See review

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Brian was an amazing tour...
, Aug 2022
Brian was an amazing tour guide, high energy and provided lots of information about the island. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
Excellent kayak tour
, Aug 2022
This tour was awesome! While kayaking down the river, you’ll see many beautiful sights. The hike through the rainforest was fun. Swimming in the waterfall was amazing! If you can, request Brian as your guide. He was a blast!
We have done a lot of...
, Aug 2022
We have done a lot of hiking & this one was so different! Our guide Brian was fantastic! He is a bird whisperer! The kayaking was enjoyable & scenery breath taking! We enjoyed all the insightful information Brian gave! We were so blessed the falls were flowing & it was great to get in & enjoy the “Kings Bath” & the view from behind the falls!
Unforgettable adventure!
, Aug 2022
Incredible, unforgettable excursion! If you love nature, this is your jam! Bryan was an awesome guide, learned a lot and he’s great at taking photos of you, very accommodating! Will do this again in a heartbeat if I’m ever back in Kauai!
Awesome Day!!!
, Aug 2022
Really enjoyed the Hike and Kayaking. Had so much fun. I highly recommend it to everyone. We loved it!!!
Unforgettable family trip on Kayaking, hiking and secret falls
, Jul 2022
Great experiences on Wailua river kayaking, hiking and secret falls photo with my family. We all enjoyed this unforgettable tour.
This tour was so much fun...
, Jul 2022
This tour was so much fun and definitely worth the time. Our guide was incredibly fun and informative. The trails are very natural and feel untouched.
Beautiful river and easy hike
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour guide Brian imparted his love and wisdom for Kauai. Really fun and easygoing adventure. We were 2 adults and 3 teens. The waterfall got a little crowded at the top. The river was easy to navigate for all of us being beginner kayakers.
journey to a waterfall
, Jul 2022
Brian was entertaining and knowledgeable, great guide. Would highly recommend for all ages. Bring water
Amazing experience!
, Jul 2022
Hawaiian Brian was a terrific guide! We had the best time. Would ABSOLUTELY do it again. The waterfall was gorgeous, get in the water and make the memories.
, Jul 2022
Such an amazing experience! The waterfall was breathtaking and the bike was so gorgeous! Bryan our tour guide has the most amazing energy and made experience even more enjoyable
, Jul 2022
The hike to the falls was amazing! Our guide, Brian, was very informative and entertaining. The beauty of the jungle was superb
Great trip!
, Jul 2022
Loved the combination of Going on the water and hiking ! We liked our guide Brian, he told us all about the history, plants, birds and celebrities:-)
Amazing experience
, Jul 2022
This kayak and hike trip was so beautiful!! We loved how green and lush everything was, through a lovely rainforest! We even got a surprise rain shower which was actually fun. Our guide Bryan was fabulous and made us all feel very welcome.
Awesome activity for the whole family!
, Jul 2022
Our guide Brian was a blast and made the entire trip entertaining and informative. The trip was a good mix of pure Kauai beauty, some exercise and experiences that we would not have found on our own!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not great
, Jul 2022
Hiking and Kayaking catastrophe Brian was our guide and during the hike my wife fell and broke her ankle. Guide did not carry first aid
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to end our visit
, Jul 2022
This was our favorite excursion while visiting Kauai. The kayaking was fun once we got a hang of it and the hike was beautiful. Most of the hike is on a wooden man-made path, making it very easy. The waterfall was perfect. Will definitely do this again.
Would highly recommend
, Jul 2022
Brian was our guide and was absolutely the best! He made us feel safe and you can really tell he loves his job. He also hs a way with animals and is very knowledgeable! Keep in mind it does get muddy so the rocks can be slippery
Great tour.
, Jul 2022
Family had fun on river and with Brian our tour guide! He was amazing! Loved the tour , the waterfall, etc. Highly recommend shoes that are like hiking sandals… your feet will get wet and tennis shoes are not good option. It’s worth it… kayak skills are a plus but not required. Recommend morning tour as it’s less crowded. Have fun!
Awesome adventure!
, Jul 2022
We had a great time doing the wailua river kayak/hike to the secret falls with Hawaiian Brian yesterday! The scenery was gorgeous and just the right amount of activity level for us (not too strenuous, but also a decent workout). Brian was knowledgeable, funny, and personable. Along the route he shared information about the history and vegetation and even picked some fruit for us to try along the path. He also wove a hau bracelet that he gifted to us which was very sweet because we are on our honeymoon. We recommend going on the morning tour because it was less crowded and more peaceful at that time of day. Also, Hawaiian Brian only works on Wednesdays. Mahalo for a wonderful experience!

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