• Location: Kapaa, Hawaii
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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
  • Kayak on the calm waters of the Wailua River
  • Learn about local wildlife, and Hawaiian history and legends from the guide
  • Park the kayaks for a hike to Secret Falls
  • Take a dip in the waterfall pool and soak in the scenic surroundings
  • Includes all needed equipment and instruction

What You Can Expect

Wailua River and Secret Falls guided Kayak and Hiking Tour

Wailua River

Customer Reviews

christy_stg United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is everything advertised and more! Met our awesome guide Brian and drove to the Marina. We took the 7am tour which I highly recommend as there are fewer people on the water and the weather is much milder at that time. Brian got our kayaks set up and off we went. They provide dry bags for your water, snacks, phones, etc. There were 8 of us total, plus Brian. It's a nice 2 mile about an hour kayak ride up to the landing to park the kayaks. It's a very muddy, wet hike up to Secret Falls. You will cross a river by foot. You may not want to wear shoes you care about. Make sure they are sturdy. Brian had a stash of walking sticks which were essential for hiking in the mud! I lost my footing a couple of times. You'll hike through the jungle for about a half hour or more until you reach the Falls. Brian was so great about sharing tips and information about the area along the way. Once we arrived, we had about a half hour there. Enough time to have a snack and swim out and under the Falls, which everyone in our group did. Don't forget to wear your swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel. Brian was great about taking our photos too. Then hiked back to our kayaks and back to the Marina. A highlight was seeing Brian feed the ducks who cleary know him! along the river and spotting 2 White-tailed Tropicbirds. What an amazing adventure!

Jin Kyung Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Brian was a wonderful guide. He really made the kayak and hike to the secret waterfall a special time. He had a lot of awesome and delightful stories along the way. I would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The tour was amazing, The tour guide was a great guy, we really had fun there I recommend it to everyone!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Best!Tour!Ever! Awesome guide, great fun, amazing place, beautiful scenery, hard work. Would definitely do this one again

Kevin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The four of us in our group really enjoyed our kayak and hiking tour. BRIAN, the guide for the tour was great. He was very knowledgeable,had a good sense of humor,and was very passionate about his job. It was great way to spend a morning in beautiful Kauai.

Daniel F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

What a great trip!

Paddling on the river was easy with barely any current. All the kayaks are two seat ride on tops, so you don't need to be a real experienced paddler.

The hike was moderate easy for experienced hikers - but definitely muddy and far from smooth and the scenery was gorgeous throughout. Our group size was 12 people, and the shuttle van was full so I assume that's the top limit which is nice - you don't want to go with a big crowd.

Our guide Jake was really friendly and helpful, all the while keeping a good eye on the whole group's safety. We stopped several times along the way for interesting explanations of what we were seeing, and at the end Jake was happy to point us to some great local places to eat!

All in all an awesome way to spend the afternoon on Kauai!

Grace K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Amazing! Brian is a super guide, not leaving anyone behind very personable and engages in conversation when appropriate. This is a must experience event but if you are not used to all this activity, expect to be sore. Take some excellent water/hiking sandals because you will be walking though water.

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Brian was an amazing guide. He was fun and engaging, and his intellectual curiousity stood out. Our group was 4 adults and 6 kids ages 7-16. He made it fun for all. Request him if he is available, and you and #39;ll feel lucky if he assigned to you!

Brenda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Would totally recommend this trip, even to the inexperienced kayaker.
Our tour guide, Brian, was excellent. Loved the stories he shared. Very patient with all the participants, even the young child in the group. He was wonderful with the little one, having fun with her and showing her all kinds of neat things along the trail...that not only she found amazing and intriguing but so did we adults. He was very safety conscious, didn't fear any part of the hike...muddy at times, wading through river at times... I just decided to leave my sneakers there to dry out and for future hikers to use. My husband only had good sneakers with him, and did use a pair that some one else had left behind. : I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

Olivia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

it was an amazing tour, definitely recommend to anyone who loves nature and looking for a friendly hike. but, be prepare to get muddy! bring waterproof hiking shoes, not flip flops. don and #39;t forget bug spray and SNACKS!!! thanks to our awesome tour guide Brian, its worth all the penny!

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