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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai

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

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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
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4-361 Kuhio Hwy , 4-361 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA

Turn off KUHIO hwy into the shopping plaza with the green building which is across the street from the Shell gas station. Look for the STAND UP PADDLE shop and Dukes Kayak Adventures sandwich board next to it. Feel free to park nearby and your guide will meet you and take care of you from there.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 on Kauai?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
See all safety measures taken by Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai.
What is the policy on sanitisation during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai.
What is the social distancing policy during Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour on Kauai.

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  • "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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Wonderful, beautiful! Must do!
, Jun. 2022
Such a beautiful journey. Our guide Brian was the best! Brian is funny, patient and knowledgeable. We learned so much about the island and it’s many resources found along our hike. I highly recommend doing this tour. We definitely will do so again.
, Jun. 2022
Brian was an amazing guide, we truly enjoyed the educational stories he shared along the way. And he was so patient with those that were beginners..
Great Kauai adventure
, Jun. 2022
Our family had a blast on this kayaking/hiking. We felt like we got a real taste of Kauai….the River, the birds, the foliage, views, waterfall. Brian was an amazing guide. He was full of fun and all kinds of information. Plus, he introduced us to all his bird “friends”. We’d do this again!
Barb and Jerry’s excellent adventure.
, Jun. 2022
Brian was our guide. He was excellent. Very knowledgeable of the area, customs, history and our safety was his highest concern. He was helpful and kind Recommend this company and especially Brian is going on a Wednesday!
Spectacular 🤗🤗
, Jun. 2022
Our tour guide Brian was the best🤗 gorgeous hike lived kayaking the river in the rain it was epic. Celebrated our 25 anniversary and would highly recommend the excursion 🏖
Great tour DOIT
, Jun. 2022
Brian was our guide and did an BBC amazing job !! We loved the falls and river the hike was worth every step !!
Kauai adventure
, Jun. 2022
Our guide Brian was amazing and made every moment so fun! The combination of kayaking, hiking, and being refreshed by the waterfall was thrilling. It’s an adventure you shouldn’t miss!
Mike is the best guide for this excursion!
, Jun. 2022
The excursion was my favorite part of the time at Kauai. Using Viator was a bad experience as they did not reply to to my questions when I needed clarification of the details causing me stress on the day before the activity.
True Aloha
, Jun. 2022
My son proposed to his girlfriend at the secrete fall after almost everyone was gone. Our guide Mike was great 👍🏻 very informative, didn’t rush us and even video the proposal 💕
Highlight of trip
, Jun. 2022
Perfect way to start our Kauai trip! Our awesome guide Mike was upbeat and genuine. Kayaking was beautiful and peaceful. The hike to the waterfall was fun and informative. It was really the best day, so much fun!
Mike was awesome... He's...
, Jun. 2022
Mike was awesome... He's a great tour guide! We liked the brief stops where he filled us in on the plant life.
Awesome experience
, Jun. 2022
Brian was a fantastic tour guide. He made the tour more fun for us. We will definitely do it again. We had a great time!
Breathtakingly beautiful!
, Jun. 2022
Mike was an amazing tour guide! He made the trip both interesting and entertaining. We bonded with him instantly. ;-) We would highly recommend this tour and specifically ask for Mike to be your guide. He is so Knowledgeable and he clearly loves what he does. Thank You!!
Great Experience!
, Jun. 2022
We took our 5 kids, youngest age 9, and they all did really well and loved it! Mike was a great guide! I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
This entire tour was...
, May 2022
This entire tour was amazing with our guide Jason. The kayaking was fun and relaxing...there was no pressure to stay with the group and everyone went at there own pace. The hike was beautiful and at times challenging but not hard. The water fall was georgeous and very cold. Watch out for the chickens they will steal your food. Excellent tour and would recommend it.
First time kayaker can’t wait to return!
, May 2022
Can’t say enough, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience on the river and hike to the waterfall. So beautiful! Bring a bathing suit and jump in. From kayak launch to the very end, Bryan provided us a memorable experience. He was very knowledgeable with the island, one with nature, and overall super chill.
Magnificent life experience!
, May 2022
We had a wonderful experience. Our guide Mike was particularly knowledgeable and full of great energy. He explained the historical significance of the place that we were visiting which made us feel more connected. Very glad we chose the 7am option because we regularly felt we had the place to ourselves. The hike after the kayaking was magical. Definitely wear close toed shoes and enough food and water! We forgot to bring a small towel to dry off after swimming at the waterfall. We didn’t need the mosquito spray we brought. Highly recommend it and ask for Mike if you can!!! These are great memories for a lifetime
Mike was awesome!
, May 2022
Mike was awesome!! Good stories, good pace, and we really enjoyed what he did for the group!! He explained alot of culture and history as well as plant life and vegetation. Would go back and do it again!
Enjoyable kayak excursion
, May 2022
It was a great experience. The weather was perfect. Mike, the guide, was very engaging and knowledgeable of the area. The hike to the falls was long but not difficult. The falls were great.
, May 2022
Our guide Bryan was fantastic. The falls were fabulous and definitely worth the kayak and hike to get there. Would recommend wearing the proper footwear for hiking and crossing water.

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