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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This was by far the coolest thing I've done on the island! When they say... The trail is a bit muddy.. They mean it! First you get to experience the beauty of Kauai by kayak and then you get to forge a river, sludge through mud pits and then enjoy lunch by the beauty of the waterfall. l loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Lucas was awesome!!!!! This was a lot of fun even though we were walking through mud up to our knees practically. They were honey from the get go. Everyone was really nice. Will do this one again when we go back and ask for Lucas!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Kelly was Fab!! Loooooved the mud :) It's the perfect amount of on the water and hiking time! Great time for experienced and novice outdoors people!! Thanks Kayak Kauai!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great tour with our guide Kelly. He was very knowledgable about the island, history and plants. He went out of his way to make sure everyone was comfortable with the kayaking and hike.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We were a little worried because when we got there, we found out that we were the only 2 participants that were not part of a large wedding party. As it turned out, our worries were unfounded because we had a great time with both the kayaking experience and the hike. Thank you very much!
Joe and Cheryl Brown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

What a great trip. Not only was the Kayaking a bunch of fun but the hiking was amazing through the jungle and mud. Lot's of fun and exercise. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

One of the greatest experiences that I have ever had! The tour guide was amazing, he even took the time to point out different plants and animals along the way. The hike was my favorite part. The light peaking through the jungle was fantastic.

I highly recommend anyone visiting Kauai to take this tour. It’s a great way to enjoy nature, get a little exercise and meet some pretty amazing people.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The Wailua river kayak and hike adventure was great. Our tour guide Lars was so much fun and took good care of us. He was great. The kayaking was fun. Definitely wear water shoes to cross the creeks in several areas. The waterfall was beautiful and we had a nice picnic lunch there before heading bac

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The Wailua river kayak and hike adventure was great. Our tour guide Lars was so much fun and took good care of us. He was great. The kayaking was fun. Definitely wear water shoes to cross the creeks in several areas. The waterfall was beautiful and we had a nice picnic lunch there before heading bac

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This tour was wonderful! Kelly was our guide and she was very informative and friendly. The river is beautiful and the equipment was great (I am now hooked on the rudder kayak that is powered by the foot pedals). The hike was fun, even with the mud. Note that this is a moderately strenuous hike, but we did some seniors out there on the trail! Great waterfall to have lunch at and what an excellent lunch. Yummy organic sandwiches. Great company - I would definitely do it again and recommend it to others!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

A very fun way to spend half a day outside on and in the water. Our guide, Kelly, was great – very knowledgable and friendly. Its possible to find the secluded waterfall we hiked to on your own, but not recommended unless you are really good navigating faint jungle paths and the river. We ran into several lost couples and our guide helped them out. Food was also great. Definitely do this trip if you like kayaking.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

Definitely recommend this tour for nature lovers who are seeking fun, calorie-burning activities. Be prepared to kayak for a little over an hour each way down Wailua River as your tour guide gives you the rundown of the history of the river, as well as the surrounding native (or non-native) species of birds and plants. After we pulled our kayaks up to our destination, we sludged through 1.5 miles of muddy jungle landscape to get to a secluded waterfall, where our tour guide provided us with lunch: a sandwich, cookie, drinks, pineapple, and yam chips. We picnicked right by the waterfall and and were given plenty of time for picture opportunities and a chance to do a little swimming to cool down. Tip: Afternoon trips are best if you want to avoid the crowds and bring plenty of sunblock as you are completely exposed while you are paddling through the river.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

We really enjoyed the trip. The kayak portion down the river was peaceful. The hike to waterfall was a bit muddy, but that added to the adventure. Plus, we saw the best waterfall we saw all trip. Worth doing.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

The River Kayak and Hike adventure was great! The guide was good with his instructions and information about the area. The scenery was beautiful, of course. Colorful ocean hibiscus flowers lined our pathway in the water and on the bushes that over hung the river, creating a special welcome for us. The only thing I did not like was where we ate our lunch. True, it was next to a breathtaking waterfall and pond, but it was very steep and rocky and there were no good places to sit and eat comfortably. I would have preferred eating on a flatter ground above the pond area after visiting that area.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
April 2014

During rainy season this is a difficult tour for the most athletic of people! The kayaking is fine. The hike was something else. We walked through mud up to our knees -no exaggeration. When we held the group back 3/4's way to falls we said we would go back so all could go forward. The guide didn't bother to tell us that there were several forks in the road, so we guessed. My husband did a face plant in one mud hole and the guide didn't check on him. He had several contusions and when we asked for medical supplies the guides were old, dried out, even the alcohol swabs - no help. Additionally he didn't bother telling the group about the flora/fauna, stories of the area - which every guide we passed was doing to their groups. Poorest guide I have ever experienced. This would be a fine trip outside of rainy season for any one, but during the season no one over 50, no matter how fit, should be exposed to it. I know you sign your life away - but the guide should care a little. Won't ever recommend this tour company for anything. When we got back I shared with the manager the fact that the medical kits were too old, didn't seem to care, and didn't ask if they could help us with their supplies at the office. You should be wary of this operator.

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