Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai

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Wailua River and Secret Falls guided Kayak and Hiking Tour
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From $125.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • All activities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Use of backpack style dry bag
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Drinking water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Check in starts 30-Minutes prior to start time, we depart on time and do not wait for late arrivals.
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent knee, ankle or back injuries
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Our guide Brian was fun and energetic. The kayaking was relatively easy as the water is very still. The hike was a challenge as the path is slippery after any rain. But still easy enough for someone used to light to moderate physical activity. Waterfall was breathtaking and worth the journey. Definitely recommend going behind the waterfall if you are able.


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Beautiful experience
Felicia_R, Sep 2023
The entire experience was worth it, beautiful surroundings, amazing waterfall, and Brian was such a great guide. He was knowledgeable and very entertaining. I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone.
Awesome kayak/hike trip!
Kalen_I, Sep 2023
So fun! The kayak trip on the way there and back was so pretty. The hike to the secret falls was a little slippery in some places but it had just rained - the actual waterfall and area was GORGEOUS and absolutely worth the trip! Highly recommend, especially taking the earliest trip as there were less people sitting around the falls and better for photos.
A must try experience
Kathy, Sep 2023
What an amazing day. Kayaking was a lot of fun and the hike into the falls was breathtaking. We hike in to see the spectacular falls and had a opportunity to soak in the beauty. Our guide Zakk was awesome. Taught is a lot about the foliage along the way and had a great sense of humor. They provided walking sticks which was really nice. I highly recommend this experience. Great way to see some beautiful scenery.
Kayak adventure to Uluwehi Falls
Michelle_S, Sep 2023
Zach was an excellent and entertaining guide! He prepared us for the journey ahead and kept us laughing along the way. The scenery and experience overall exceeded our expectations, and we absolutely recommend the kayak and waterfalls trip to anyone visiting Kauai! Mahalo!
Worthwhile day trip!!!
Karen_M, Sep 2023
We had a great experience on both the kayaking and the hike. Zach was very nice and so knowledgeable about what we were seeing and the history of the area. He had great fun jokes too.
Excellent adventure
John_H, Sep 2023
Falls were a little light but beautiful nonetheless. Kayak along the river was very tranquil and relaxing. Home was easy and enjoyable.
Great Adventure
aimmie_h, Sep 2023
A great way to see part of Kauai’s landscape. A good tour guide sets the tone, and Kayak Zac was amazing! He’s a great teacher, proactively eliminating any common hiccups one might face when kayaking with a partner. He also kept things fun and light, while providing educational tidbits about the land we were roaming. Zac had a natural gift for positivity motivating our group to keep a nice pace that wasn’t too rushed or too slow. The whole experience was delightful!
Wailua Kayak and Hiking
qi_z, Sep 2023
Our guide Zach was outstanding. A wealth of knowledge and had some great jokes to share- making us laugh all day! We had a absolute blast today and he helped make our vacation even more memorable
The kayaking and hike...
John_F, Sep 2023
The kayaking and hike were great. It was physically challenging but felt good. Annie, our guide, was great.
My wife and I booked this...
Kristen_B, Sep 2023
My wife and I booked this excursion before we got to the island. We ended up not even getting to do the hiking portion of the excursion because the river was too high; which was fine because safety first. However, we were suppose to get contacted by the owner/operator about a possible reimbursement, but never got a call, email, or text. We honestly probably could’ve saved money by just renting a kayak and going up the river ourselves. All in all it was okay. Our guide Andy was super nice and informative.
Great excursion!
Lynnette_G, Sep 2023
Zach was an excellent guide! Beautiful , fun experience. Had never kayaked before and Zach made it super fun and easy. The hike and stream crossing was fun and the falls beautiful.
Excellent Tour & Excellent Tour Guide
JodyDawn_R, Sep 2023
Justice is an excellent tour guide. He knew everything from locations used in movies & such as well as what all the plants were. Our tour was excellent because of his knowledge and friendliness.
Brian- Our great tour guide
Renee_B, Sep 2023
This was an amazing adventure! Brian was the best tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He told us things along the trail that was both interesting and informative. He actually interacted with the wild birds as well! He was the BEST! We did not see any of the other tour guides interact with their groups as much as Brian did! ALOHA!
Wendy_K, Sep 2023
The guide was great and the trip was beautiful. The waterfall at the end was well worth it. I recommend it to anyone traveling to Kaua’i.
Falls spectacular
Jeanette_D, Sep 2023
We really enjoyed this trip! We enjoyed the kayaking a lot the river was beautiful! The hike was challenging but enjoyable as well. The highlight was reaching Secret Falls and swimming in thevpool and standing underneath the falls! It was awesome! Rob did a great job leading us and teaching us about the history. flora and fauna! We would do this again even knowing the challenges on the trail!
Karen_S, Sep 2023
Dustin was amazing! He well informed us every step of the way. Boston/Cali girls. Loved the kayaking and the hike to her to the falls.
ofleming5, Sep 2023
Kayaking down the river was enjoyable and felt very comfortable with our your guide Dustin. He was friendly, humorous and knowledgeable of the area.
Great hike but Viator not so great.
Teresa_A, Sep 2023
Our guide, Brian, was great. He made the outing so much fun with facts, jokes, and stories. He wistled for the native birds and called them by name, inviting them to perform for us. They even perched on his finger. All in all it was perfect. The only problem was with booking through Viator. We had our confirmation but the kayak trip folks didn't have us down for the morning but they were able to make room for us on the afternoon trip. Call the kayak place to confirm your booking ahead of time.
100% recommend
Hope_M, Sep 2023
Our guide was amazing!! He was friends with the birds and had the best stories and information. We had the best time. 100% would recommend.
Fun adventure.
Yevgeniya_B, Sep 2023
Brian was the most fun tour guide we ever had. We learned a lot about Kauai flora and fauna. Well balanced mix of physical activities.

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