Wailua River Tours

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Kauai’s Wailua River runs from the volcanic Wailua crater to the coast, flowing through the Wailua River State Park.

It’s Hawaii’s only navigable river, so make the most of the experience with a boat tour or cruise into the island’s rugged interior.

Along the way, you’ll pass waterfalls, nature reserves and walking trails as the river slowly meanders its way inland.

The river’s highlights are Fern Grotto, Wailua Falls and Secret Falls, reached by a secluded walking trail.

Practical Info

The Wailua River enters the ocean on the island’s east coast, near the settlement of Wailua.

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Address: State Highway 580, Wailua 96791, USA
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Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams and Hike

Embark into the heart of the Kauai jungle on a kayaking and hiking adventure. You'll paddle along the Wailua River, then continue another mile on foot to a spectacular 100-foot-tall waterfall. A picnic lunch awaits you, as well as ample time to cool off in a local swimming hole and savor the surrounding valley's lush rainforest scenery, such as tropical plants and streams. Your guide will offer plenty of details about the Wailua Valley, including its unique botanical offerings and the ancient cultures who thrived here, throughout the day.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$113.54 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$113.54 USD

Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$59.00 USD

Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

Explore the natural beauty of Kauai with a combo hiking and kayaking adventure on the Wailua River. Enjoy a leisurely paddle down this sacred river surrounded by lush tropical scenery, and then disembark for a guided nature hike to a waterfall. Refuel with a picnic lunch, and then take a dip in the refreshing waters of the pool at the base of the falls. No kayaking experience is necessary — just bring your sense of adventure! Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$88.59 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$88.59 USD

Kauai Shore Excursion: Waimea Canyon and River

Spend a delightful day exploring the natural and cultural wonders of Kauai on this shore excursion featuring the magnificent Waimea Canyon. Hike to the summit of this ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ for spectacular views, and see many attractions along Kauai’s southern coast, including the Spouting Horn natural blowhole and historic Old Koloa Town. Cruise down the sacred Wailua River and soak up the serene beauty of Fern Grotto and Opaekaa Falls.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$129.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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$129.00 USD

Best of Kauai Tour by Land, River, and optional Air

Spend a whole day exploring the best of Kauai’s beauty and culture on a tour combining land, water, and aerial sightseeing. Skip the car rental and let a local driver and guide show you the Garden Isle’s top sights, from romantic Hanalei Bay and the Kilauea Lighthouse to a bird sanctuary and historic sugar cane plantations. Catch a boat up the Wailua River to the Fern Grotto for a traditional hula show, and upgrade to soar over the entire island on a fixed-wing airplane tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$155.21 USD
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Opaeka'a falls, Tree Tunnel, Poipu Coast, Spouting Horn, Historic Koloa Town

Tour departs at 10:00 am, check-in at 9:30 at Clark's Hawaii Tours office located in Anchor Cove Mall (3366 Waaapa Rd. #507, Lihue, HI 96766).  No food or drinks on the bus, water okay.  We recommend to have late breakfast or early lunch before the tour leaves as food or drinks are not included on our tour.  A 3 hour narrated sightseeing tour.  First stop at  Opaeka'a Falls, Wailua River lookout then travel thru the Tree tunnel and Poipu Coast with the second stop at the Spouting Horn.  Turn returns sightseeing to Historic Koloa Town, the birthplace of the sugarcane industry in the State of Hawaii.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Kauai Waterfalls, Hidden Beaches, Ancient Sites, Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay

Discover Kauai’s highlights and hidden gems on a full-day private tour that offer a personal glimpse of the island’s local culture and history. Navigate the Garden Isle in a private minivan, and feel the mist from a pair of beautiful waterfalls. Look out to sea from the Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay, and watch for whales and endangered geese at a wildlife refuge. Visit Kauai hidden beaches and ancient sites and learn about Kauai's history and local culture along the way.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$135.20 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$135.20 USD

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Half-Day Taste & Waterfall, Shopping & Local Food Tour

Arrive in Style and comfort, Custom Limousine tour, Visit Waimea Canyon, Opaeka'a Falls, Historic Kapaa Town and enjoy lunch along the ocean choosing from many local food trucks (NO host) stroll along the beautiful ocean shore and feel the ocean breezes on beautiful Kauai island.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$99.99 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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