Kayak Tours on Kauai are a popular way to explore the Wailua River and Secret Falls, the Hanalei River and estuary  and the Huleia . Explore the Napali Coast during the summer months for a open ocean kayak adventure. Unlike the other Hawaiian islands Kauai has many rivers and jungle lined estuaries to explore. There are three main rivers that you are able to kayak and explore on Kauai. It is advisable to book well in advance as this is one of the most popular tours on Kauai.

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Kayak Tour FAQ’s

  • Do You Need To Be In Good Shape For The Kayaking Tour?

    • Participants should be comfortable paddling around 4 miles (60-90 minutes) and hiking 1.5 miles.
    • Participants should be in good physical condition, with no back, knee, or ankle injuries or recent surgeries.
    • Ages 5 and up
  • Do tours operate rain or shine?

    Yes, unless extreme inclement weather necessitates rescheduling.

  • What to Bring:

    • Comfortable footwear suitable for water activities (hiking boots, sandals, water shoes)?
    • Comfortable clothing and a swimsuit underneath?
    • Essential items include a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and rain gear.
    • Don’t forget to carry an extra water bottle and consider leaving spare clothes in the van.
    • Bring your camera and your sense of adventure!
  • Are they single or double-seated kayaks?

    The kayaks are double-seated ride on top.

The most popular Kauai Kayak Tour is along the Wailua River. This guided tour to Uluwehi Falls more commonly referred to as Secret Falls. The most popular tour up the Wailua River will be led by a professional guide who will share the history of the area as you hike to Secret Falls for a swim and lunch. The starting point for the Kauai kayak tour will be at the mouth of the Wailua River.  The calm waters and lush surroundings are a fun way for visitors of all ages.

The Hidden Valley kayak and hike is along the Hule’ia River in Nawiliwili. This tour will take you past the Menehune Fish Ponds, a spectacular venue for bird-watching.  The Hule’ia is the location of many Hollywood movies including Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Arc.

On the North Shore kayak up the Hanalei River Valley, an established wildlife refuge protecting the endangered Koloa (Hawaiian duck), Hawaiian moorhen, Hawaiian coot, Hawaiian stilt, and the Hawaiian hoary bat. Hanalei Wildlife Refuge is encircled by waterfall-draped mountains and beautiful taro fields grown by local farmers, a practice that stretches back more than 1,200 years in the valley.

For the adventurous traveler, Na Pali Ocean Kayak Expedition tops the list and is considered the “Mount Everest of Kayak Trips” and should be booked well in advance.