Wailua River Kayak & Hike: Family-Friendly Secret Falls Adventure
976 Ratings
Embark on a family-friendly adventure in Kauai, kayaking and hiking through the Wailua river valley to discover the enchanting Uluwehi falls, also known as Secret Falls. Immerse yourself in the sacred waterways and lush tropical forests while learning about Hawaiian history and legends.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Wailua River - Kayak up the Wailua River and hike into the rainforest. Swim under a 100 foot waterfall called Secret Falls. Your guide will point out all the historic points of interest and fun facts along the way. It’s a 5 hour adventure that includes kayaking, hiking, swimming, being entertained by our wonderful guides and making new friends.
What's Included
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges included
  • Guided by a professional
  • Variety of activities offered
  • Use of backpack-style dry bag provided
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Drinking water
Additional Information

Embark on a guided adventure in Kauai that’s perfect for the whole family, involving kayaking across the riveting Wailua river valley and hiking to the Uluwehi falls, better known as Secret Falls. Our professional tour guide will accompany you as you paddle through some of Kauai’s most revered waterways and trek through its stunning tropical forest, weaving myths, legends, and snippets of Hawaiian history into the journey towards the Secret Falls.

  • 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
  • Check in starts 30-Minutes prior to start time, we depart on time and do not wait for late arrivals.
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent knee, ankle or back injuries
4-361 Kuhio Hwy
Kuhio Highway
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.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Feb 16, 2024
Amazing - This was such a great activity! Beautiful scenery, waterfall and our guide was amazing :) Highly recommend!
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Feb 15, 2024
Just another day in paradise! - Great day, Zack was a great tour guide. Kept track of us and broke up the walk with bits of information that we all appreciated
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Feb 15, 2024
Great trek! - Waterfall was beautiful! We learned so much from our guide , Helm. Wonderful experience! But… wear hiking shoes😊
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Feb 14, 2024
Kayaking and waterfalls - Beautiful landscape- peaceful! Our guide was knowledgeable and really helpful- I would definitely recommend this tour!
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Feb 13, 2024
Wonderful highly recommend - We took the tour early in the day. The water was calm and the scenery was beautiful. Our guide was extra patient with us, teaching us how to kayak and waiting for us since everyone was faster than us. This was an overall great experience.
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Feb 12, 2024
Good exercise and fun for the day - Being the first ones at the waterfall that day. Got to photograph the falls without people. Good exercise and fun for the day.
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Feb 9, 2024
Annie was great. Funny... - Annie was great. Funny and easy going. She will share her great list of food and hikes! Highly recommend!
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Feb 6, 2024
Great time. Highly recommend. Beautiful!!! - Had a great trip. Easy Kayak in and back. The hike wasn’t too muddy and easy enough to traverse. Annie was great with her knowledge of the hiking area as well as great recommendations for her favorite island things to do and eat. Thanks for an awesome trip!
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Feb 6, 2024
Excellent activity! - What a wonderful experience we had on our kayak, hike, and waterfall experience! We started out by getting checked in by Annie. She briefed the group about the day and handed out dry bags to prepare to head out to the marina. Once at the marina, we were assigned kayaks and she helped everyone get into the water and start to paddle around in the cove. Keep in mind, your feet will get wet! We wore hiking shoes and socks and truthfully, we don't regret that! You then paddle up the river going as fast or as slow as you want. Annie was there to keep everyone on track while offering to take photos along the way! She provided interesting info about Hawaii and then area we were in while paddling to the hiking spot. Upon arriving at the kayak pull up, you will get wet again. We started the 1.5-2.0 mile hike to the waterfall. Be prepared to forge a few rivers! It did pour while on the trail, but honestly, it's part of the experience! There are a few places that are uneven, but overall, the hike was great. You spend about 30 min at the waterfall and it's beautiful! Worth the hike! The walk back seemed much shorter along with the paddle. We had an amazing time and enjoyed chatting with Annie during our paddles! We are two late 30 year olds in moderate shape and it was a breeze! Don't miss out on this great activity! Just go into knowing you will be wet :)
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Feb 6, 2024
Great adventure - Hawaiian Brian made it a great experience for us! He was entertaining, informative, laid back and a gave us realistic expectations about what to expect on our excursion. He provided us a great island recommendation list and took pictures of us along the trail. I’m sure all of the guides are great but we really were lucky to have him!
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up to 12 guests
1 Adult
April 2024