Join us for the best valued activity on one of Kauai’s top attractions. Over a five hour period, you’ll paddle the placid warm waters of Wailua, hike through a lush rain forest, and swim at a secluded waterfall. Our family run business keeps your family in mind with top quality equipment at affordable prices.

Kayak Wailua By Scott Mario

Twice as nice; half the price!

What to Expect:

Explore Polynesia’s only navigable stream on our fully equipped, stable, comfortable and quality single, double, and/or triple kayaks. No previous experience is necessary. There is usually little or no current occurring. Paddling upstream can actually be easier than downstream as you are assisted by a gentle tradewind blowing mauka, (inland) towards the mountains.

Wailua means spirit. The area where Kayak Wailua is located was once known as Wailua Nui Hoana (Great Sacred Wailua.)

Your kayak adventure will meander you 2 miles upstream where you’ll first pass an old Hawaiian Village. Secure your kayak at an island in the north fork and continue your expedition on foot through the pristine canyons and tropical rain forest of the Wailua River Valley interior to Secret Falls a.k.a. Uluwehi Waterfalls.


• 8am Early Bird Special: $50/person

**Coupon rate of $39.95 + excise tax & marina fee = $50/person.**
Our Early Bird Special is suspended during all holiday weeks as well as Monday through Thursday from June 1st through August 23rd.

• All other times: $60/person

Sorry, no further discounts are available.


Family owned and operated.

Kayak Wailua is operated by a family of five. Mom and Dad have lived in Wailua since 1974 and reside in a plantation style home right on the north bank of the Wailua River. Kayak Wailua offers the best equipment, most friendly, knowledgeable guides, lowest prices, and unparalleled service. We invite you to see what others are saying about Kayak Wailua on Trip Advisor.