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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

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Kapaʻa, United States
Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
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Use of backpack style dry bag
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Drinking water

Departure Point

4-361 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA

Turn off KUHIO hwy onto Haleilio road and we are immediately on the right in the shopping plaza

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent knee, ankle or back injuries
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Duke's Kayak Adventures
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Traveler Tips

  • "Wear shoes with good traction for the trail because it was muddy and you could easily slip without them." See review
  • "Have to consistently paddle and walk can be muddy and slippy, so not suitable for anyone with leg/back problems." See review
  • "be well prepared with shoes that can get dirty in a mud that may be a feet deep and get ready to be washed by flows of clear water before you go back to kayak." See review


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Brian was very...
, Nov 2021
Brian was very entertaining and a Kauai encylopedia. The hike was fun and challenging but worth the rewards. Have you stood behind a waterfall in a rain forest?
Must do!
, Nov 2021
Brian was a great guide. Lots of fun! Kayak was great, a bit challenging on the way back, but still doable! The hike was awesome and the waterfall was amazing!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wailua wonderland
, Nov 2021
Awesome time taking in the scenery and meeting new people. Rob was great and provided history and education on local flora and fauna. The waterfall was breathtaking. Time flew by so fast.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Tamara, thanks so much for enjoying the river with us! So glad you had a good time! Aloha
Great adventure
, Nov 2021
Tour guide Brian was great. Great workout too and just spectacular water fall was a great morning and well woth it
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful adventure.
, Nov 2021
Amazing adventure with an awesome guide. The scenery was beautiful. Definitely worth it. Thank you!!
Enchanting, ridiculously beautiful, far from boring!!!
, Nov 2021
Rob, our guide, started our adventure with an early morning text prior to arrival. We were welcomed with warmth and enthusiasm. We embarked on the river with a thorough briefing. The hike to the falls was so informative to fauna, flora, history - all loaded with enthusiasm. The hike was breath taking, the falls were picturesque and swimming to them was the highlight. Wonderful guide, tons of fun for a family of 4 and will most definitely go again!
Beautiful - Even in the Rain!
, Oct 2021
The most memorable part was that it rained the entire time! I loved it! The sound of the rain on the tree canopy was beautiful and the hike was amazing!
Great, well-rounded excursion!
, Oct 2021
Hawaiian Brian! Easily the nicest and most genuine tour guide we’ve ever had. Born and raised-knows the island-loves the island!! Start to finish this was a great experience! We were worried the hike might be a bit much after a heavy hike the day before but to our surprise if wasn’t bad and worth the walk. The waterfall is gorgeous and you get plenty of time. Pack snacks/sandwiches, water, and nice water shoes are totally fine for the hike(wouldn’t recommend flip flops). Overall Book It! You won’t regret this wonderful experience!
Unforgettable Experience
, Oct 2021
Our guide Brian was amazing, swimming in the waterfall after a great hike was unforgettable. We learned about plants, Kauai history and thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking.
Best tour in Kauai.
, Oct 2021
Best tour of our trip. Brian was our tour guide and did a wonderful job. Lots of stories and introduced us to his bird friends along the way. He took great pictures of all of us and shared them at the end of the tour. The falls were incredible. Very memorable day!! Highly recommended!

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