Paddle down the Wailua River and hike to a remote bridal-veil waterfall. Equipment and lunch included.
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Kayak Kauai offers this guided, five-hour Secret Falls Kayak & Hike up to Kapa'a Falls tour, which is a wonderful waterfall adventure for the whole family! It combines idyllic paddling down the Wailua River and a hike to a remote bridal-veil waterfall.
The Wailua River became the center of activity for early Hawaiians and is known as one of Hawaii's two most sacred places. At night, it is said that one can still hear ancient drums thunder in concert with the nearby surf.
The trail leading to our secret waterfall is a beautiful "greenhouse" where flowers, brooks and ferns abound.
The early Polynesian culture is represented here, steeped in a colorful past, rich with rock-wall terracing, legends and lore.
The setting for this jaunt is tranquil and tropical, the pace is unhurried. We delight in sharing the peaceful, pastoral existence of ancient Hawaii with you. Bird watch for a night heron or coot. Swim in the pools or stream leading from the the falls. Come share the life and natural history of this mystical land and enjoy its great quiet with us!
What to Know
Mondays through Saturdays including all holidays.
Tour duration: 4-5 hours
Check in: 7:45 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. at Kayak Kaua'i
Wailua River Marina shop:
3-5971 Bldg A-3
Kuhio, Hwy. 96746
Includes: Guide, Double kayaks sit in with bucket seats, with foot pedal & rudders, water resistant bags, scrumptious mouth watering sandwiches, refreshments of tropical juices and bottled water
What To Bring: Sun protection, Light shirt, Swimming suit, Footwear for a trail that can be muddy at times (tabis, aqua socks or tennis shoes), towel and change of clothes.
This tour is very relaxing and safe. Participants should be comfortable in the water and enjoy hiking along a flat river bed. Perfect adventure for all ages. About five hours of easy sightseeing, paddling, and hiking.
Driving Directions [ show
Check in at Kayak Kauai, 4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Kapa'a, HI
Driving times are approximate and depend on time of day and week.
From Koke'e to Kapa'a 2 hours
From Waimea to Kapa'a 1.5 hours
From Po'ipu to Kapa'a 1 hour
From Lihue to Kapa'a 30 minutes
From Princeville to Kapa'a 30 minutes
From Hanalei to Kapa'a 45 minutes
From Ha'ena to Kapa'a one hour
Located in the South parking lot of the Coconut Marketplace Shopping Center in Wailua on Route 56 (Kuhio Highway) just a half mile north of the Wailua River. We are by the Plantation Cinema and by Eggberts restaurant.