Kauai Kayak Guided Tour:
WATERFALL KAYAK ADVENTURE ON KAUAI’s WAILUA RIVER
7:45 AM & 8:45 AM
Your Kauai Kayak Adventure
Welcome to the Wailua River’s most popular tour. We take you kayaking on the majestic Wailua River, the largest navigable river in Hawaii! Experience a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Walk into the rainforest and swim in a hidden waterfall only accessible by foot!
Paddle past Kamokila Village, a cultural village depicting the Hawaiian civilization back in the 17th century. This fantastic setting makes a perfect shooting location for Hollywood films! One of the most recognized being the opening scenes for the movie “Outbreak”!
Soon you will arrive at the north fork, where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle scenery. Upon docking our kayaks we will begin our moderate trek through the Wailua rainforest. This valley was the home of the first Hawaiians, who paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1500 years ago. Hear the legends of royalty and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai’s most sacred land.
Your hike concludes at the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall. This amazing cascade descends 125’ into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and vegetation. Take a refreshing dip and play in the falls which were once only reserved for a king!
History of the Wailua River
The sacred Wailua was the land of Ali’i (kings) and was the epicenter of royal power on the island. This region hosted the political, religious and social centers of Kauai’s chiefs. Therefore it was deemed kapu (forbidden) for anyone to enter if they were not of royal descent. The Wailua Complex of Heiaus is a National Historic Landmark, located on the hillside above the Wailua River.
Inclusions and Details
This 6 hour tour includes a picnic lunch with your choice of ham, turkey, and vegetarian sandwiches or lettuce wraps, plus fresh pineapple, snacks and filtered water.
**(Please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you prefer anything other than Turkey as many of our partners do not send us your lunch order and we default to Turkey Sandwiches. As an Eco Tour Company we highly recommend the utilization of reusable water bottles. This will stem the disposal of nearly 17,000 plastic bottles annually from our company alone!)
Dry bag backpacks are also provided to carry your belongings throughout the day.
Your expert Kauai guide will always be there to answer your questions about our beautiful island.
Kayak Adventures is devoted to making your time with us the most interesting and fun of all the activities available on our beautiful island. It is advised to book your trip in advance as we often sell out! Our groups are limited to 12 people per tour, 5 days a week.
**There are no Wailua River guided tours allowed on Saturdays or Sundays per State of Hawaii regulations.