Great tour and easy kayak and hike for those of moderate fitness level. Have to consistently paddle and walk can be muddy and slippy, so not suitable for anyone with leg/back problems. Had fun with my family on this trip, and enjoyed the waterfall, although very busy with groups. Guide was fun, informative with a few cheesy jokes along the way.
Brian our guide was an absolute pleasure to hang out for a half a day. We were able to get up the river and hike to the waterfall before the masses came which enabled us to get some great pictures of us alone without anybody else in the clip. Brian was really good at giving us a good history of the area and island in general and pointed out great places to take pictures. He also was very knowledgeable with the iPhone which enable him to take pictures on another level… He was better than me with the camera although my skills are pretty basic. It wasn’t long after we got there that the masses arrived which made the 10 or 15 minute jump that we got on everybody that much more valuable. The value for this tour was great as it is one of the less expensive tours you’re going to find on any of the islands. Although I could probably make it up by myself by just renting a kayak the next time I find myself in Kauai as long as I could have Brian be my guide I would probably opt to join this tour again just to give the people I might be traveling with next time the same experience I had. Great value great time great tour absolutely recommend it!
Our guide Brian was excellent. The kayak portion of the tour was calm and scenic. The hike was adventurous, quite slippery in some parts but once you "embrace the mud" ( simple walk through it) it's all good. The sight of the waterfall at the end is well worth the hike. A quick dip in the swimming hole is a must!