Out of all Kauai kayak tours this is the most popular… journey up the Wailua River for an adventurous paddle, hike, and swim at Secret Falls. This trip is offered by Kayak Kauai … the island’s premier kayak outfitter. They have the best equipment including tandem kayaks with rudders … they have the best guides who are trained in water safety and paddling instruction … they will ensure that your trip through the jungle is safe, fun, and memorable!
Experience a guided tour operated by Kayak Kauai along the scenic Hanalei River and the Bay Reef Lagoon. Highlights of this safe, family adventure include views of Bali Hai (Makana Peak), and the sweeping “South Pacific” panorama. Watch for endangered sea birds and and snorkel with turtles and colorful fish in the protected bay. Wade by a sandy beach. The more adventurous can paddle out in a surf kayak. This is a perfect soft adventure for all ages, couples and families. Come frolic in these calm, clear tropical waters!
Kayaking the Na Pali Coast is truly an awesome summer adventure, but this is a very demanding trip and it is not for everyone. You begin your 17 mile paddle in Hanalei and end your day at Polihale beach.  As you kayak along the coast, you will marvel at sea caves, plunging waterfalls, hanging valleys, and secluded beaches.  Along the way it is common to encounter dolphins, sea turtles, and on special occasions you’ll catch a glimpse of the elusive Hawaiian monk seal. This is an EPIC day for those who are up to the challenge!
Secret falls kayak tour
Cruise up the Wailua River
Blue Lagoon Kayak Tour
Spend the day snorkeling with tropical fish

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The Secret Falls Kayak is available in the afternoon of day one for NCL passengers and requires a cab ride of about 15 minutes, or we can arrange a rental car including shuttle pickup at the dock.

The Blue Lagoon Kayak does not work with cruise ship itineraries.


Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Most Kauai kayak tours in Hawaii is done on the ocean, which at times can be rough and at other times can be downright dangerous. Kauai offers the unique opportunity to kayak NEAR the ocean on jungle waterways. This makes for a safe, tranquil outing … and an opportunity to absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of the rain forest from a unique perspective.

Never kayaked before? No worries … it isn’t difficult at all to get the hang of it. All the instruction that you need is provided. It doesn’t take a tremendous amount of effort to paddle … you’ll be surprised at how easily you move through calm waters with very gentle strokes.

Both of these tours are OK with children … they don’t have a minimum age per se; parents know their kids and their capabilities. As a general rule, these tours are fine for anyone who is of average health and is comfortable in and around the water.

Just a word of caution. River kayaking is a popular activity … some companies are better than others … and some lure you with discounts to get you to attend timeshare tours. We book with Kayak Kauai because they are the best. In the summertime they even outfit ocean kayak expeditions to the rugged and wild Na Pali coastline. This fine company was recently featured on the cover of National Geographic Adventure magazine.