Our launch site is located at the palm-fringed river mouth.
The calm waters of the Wailua River make for a comfortable paddle.
Numerous archeological sites line the historic Wailua River, including ancient he'iaus (shrine).
Make a real group adventure out of your visit to Kauai.
If you have any questions, please send Pete an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give as a call at 808 822-3388.
Your camera and/or camcorder can capture rainbows, tropical bird life, rainforests resembling Peruvian jungles, mango groves and beckoning pools of crystal clear, sparkling water framed by ferns hanging from a 100 foot waterfall. Here is a garden paradise found nowhere else in Hawaii.
TOUR DETAILS: (NEW LOCATION!)
You can pay with cash or traveler's checks. If you prefer to use a credit card, please bring it with you even though you have provided us with the number on your reservation. (We need to swipe it thru our machine). After you have checked in, our guide will conduct an orientation with safety tips and paddling instruction. This activity is safe for all ages. Most of our kayakers are 1st timers.
We then transport you in our new van across the river to the Wailua River Marina... about a two minute drive. The kayaks are outfitted and launched for you. Attach your dry bag and nylon cooler to your kayak and off you go with your guide. (Both dry bag & cooler are included). Couples usually kayak in a double. We also are the only outfitter on Kauai who offers an adult sized triple. We provide life jackets for all ages and sizes. Wearing them is up to you.
Our friendly experienced guides all know the river from top to bottom. They all love their job and are always eager to share the history, legends, and interesting stories about the Wailua River Valley. They can identity for you all of the flora and fauna that you encounter along the way. The guides have an abundance of information regarding hiking trails, camping spots, great local restaurants, and other popular outdoor activities. They also know the best night spots. There is plenty of time spent at Secret Falls to learn about the Garden Island. The paddle upstream to the island where the kayaks are secured is about 45 minutes. You carry your dry bag and cooler the short 25 minute walk/hike to Secret Falls. The king's pool at the base of the falls is a great place to swim and cool off. Few places in the world are better for enjoying a "b.y.o." (bring our own) picnic lunch and photo taking after a refreshing swim. After languishing in paradise and soaking up nature, we begin the trip back to civilization.
A typical round trip averages 4 1/2 hours including paddling, hiking, swimming, and picnicking. We do have occasional rains, especially during the Winter months. Our tours are seldom canceled unless the rain is heavy and sustained. Light rains are always welcome while paddling. After returning to the Marina, we shuttle you back to your rental car.