Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Wailua River Kayak Experience

By Rainbow Kayaks
Price was AU$130, price is now AU$122per adultAU$130


Free cancellation available
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Personal safety equipment


  • Tandem kayak through the lush Wailua River

  • Picnic lunch near 120-foot (36 m) waterfall

  • Scenic hike through verdant rainforest

  • Detailed narrative of Kauai’s history, culture & nature

  • Experienced guides offer commentary about area ecology

Check Availability

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Tour time 4.5-5 hours depending on pace of the group. 12 guests maximum.

  • What's included

    Ocean Kayaks, lightweight paddles & comfortable seats

  • What's included

    Picnic lunch with choice of turkey, ham, or vegetarian sandwiches, gluten-free options, fresh pineapple, chips, cookies & bottled water

  • What's included

    SeaLine dry bag Backpack provided

  • What's included

    Life Jackets provided

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you are 17 or younger, you must have your parent's or guardian's permission.

  • You must weigh less than 240 lbs (109 kg), or couples must weigh less than 450 pounds (204 kg).

  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate. No recent surgeries.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • You must be able to swim on your own.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Venture to Kauai’s east side for a half-day of kayaking on the Wailua River amongst plummeting waterfalls and a lush rainforest. Guided by knowledgeable locals, spend time paddling near ancient Hawaiian villages and heiaus (temples) before hiking to an enchanting 120-foot (36 m) waterfall.

The tour begins along the gentle currents of Kauai's picturesque jungle-river, where your expert guide teaches you the specifics of kayak safety and operations. Board a tandem kayak and set off for a leisurely 4-mile (6.4 km) journey along the Wailua River, home of the first Hawaiians who came from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1,500 years ago.

Along the way hear Native Hawaiian legends and learn about the nature and wildlife of Kauai's most sacred area. Arrive at the Secret Falls trailhead for a moderate 1-mile (1.6 km) hike through the often muddy rainforest to a striking 120-foot (36 m) waterfall. The waterfall descends into a freshwater mountain pool—the perfect spot for a refreshing swim.

Sit back, bask in the sun’s golden rays, and enjoy a picnic lunch with the scenic waterfall as backdrop. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, fresh pineapple, chips, cookies, and bottled water.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
This information is provided by our partners


Open map

Activity Location

  • 440 Aleka Loop
  • Islander Shops #2
  • Kapaa HI 96746

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Rainbow Kayaks
    • 4-484 Kuhio Hwy
    • Kapaa HI

4.7 average out of 5 rating of 36 reviews


Sort reviews by

Supercharge your planning powers

Use the Expedia app to organise your entire trip and find app deals on the go

Text yourself a download link

By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
Scan the QR code

Scan the QR code