Wailua River Kayak Tour in Kauai, HI

Rainbow Kayak Tours440 Aleka Place Suite #3Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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An exciting Hawaiian adventure ideal for ages 5–75, Rainbow Kayak Tours of Wailua River – Kauai features four and a half hours of fun for the entire family to enjoy together. Guests can learn about the Wailua River’s history from one of the knowledgeable tour guides, kayak, and hike to the 120-foot Secret Falls, and dine on a Hawaiian-style lunch. This tour is available daily, excluding Sundays.

up to 12 people

Good To Know

  • Hiking and kayaking tour duration: 4.5 hours.
  • Suitable for ages 5 to 75.
  • Hike to a 120-foot waterfall.
  • A Hawaiian style lunch is included.
  • Wear a swimsuit under your clothing and bring a light jacket.


from Rainbow Kayak Tours of Wailua River - Kauai
Aloha! Welcome to the Wailua River’s most “da kine'' tour. Paddle the majestic Wailua River, the original home of the first Hawaiians, who paddled nearly 3000 miles from the Marquesas Islands to Kaua’i almost 1500 years ago. Hear the legends and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai`s most sacred area. After paddling past numerous heiaus along the cliff lines of the Wailua, you will reach Kamokila village, a replica of an ancient Hawaiian village and traditionally a sacred fishing and farming area. Soon you will come to the North Fork, where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trailhead for Secret Falls. Enjoy a moderate hike through the Kauai rainforest to an enchanting waterfall, which descends 120 feet into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and vegetation. Inclement weather rarely stops this fantastic journey!

Tour times: 7:00 am & 12:30 pm. The 5-6 hour trip includes snacks, lunch, and bottled water.

Lunch Options: Customers may choose from turkey, ham, or vegetarian options. Gluten-free bread or a lettuce wrap is also provided.

What to Bring:
  • Shoes that are comfortable (hiking boots or sandals—Tevas; water shoes—Tabi; tennis or running shoes).
  • Water will completely submerge the footwear.
  • Light comfortable clothing.
  • Wear a swimsuit under your clothing.
  • Bring a towel, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and rain gear.
  • All visitors should carry extra bottled water while on the island.
  • You may wish to bring an extra set of clothes to leave in the van.
  • Bring the camera and your sense of adventure!

Physical Requirements:
  • Participants should be comfortable in the water, enjoy hiking, and be in good condition. Expect about 4 miles of paddling and just over 2 miles of hiking. Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times.
  • No bad backs, knees, ankles, or recent surgeries are allowed.
  • It is necessary to be able to walk two miles and kayak for 60 to 90 minutes.

Pregnancy: To protect both of you, bookings for women who will be 20 weeks pregnant or more on the date of the tour cannot be accepted.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Kayak Tours of Wailua River - Kauai

How long is the excursion?

Approximately 4.5 hours including kayaking and hiking.

When do tours operate?

Monday through Saturday.

When can I check-in?

Check-in occurs at 7:15 am and 12:30 pm each day. No other check-in times exist.

What should I wear?

You should wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes, a bathing suit, light clothing, and a hat. Bring a towel, sunscreen, and sunglasses. If you prefer, you can bring a change of clothing to leave in the van during the tour.

Can I bring a camera?

Yes you may.

What is included in the tour price?

The tour price includes 4 miles of kayaking, 1 mile of hiking, lunch, personal flotation devices, all equipment and accessories, and a professional guide.

What happens if it rains?

Tours operate rain or shine. In the case of extreme and/or dangerous weather, tours will be rescheduled.

What are the health restrictions or limitations?

Women who are 20 weeks pregnant or more cannot participate. In addition, passengers must not have any existing knee or back injury history. Participants must be able to paddle 4 miles and hike 1 mile.

When should I book my kayak tour?

Booking far in advance, if possible, is highly recommended. With 12 people per tour and only 2 tours per day, this activity books up fast.