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Vendor Review: Wailua Kayak Adventures

If you enjoy outdoor and water sports, Kauai is an ideal destination. From surfing and body boarding to kayaking, the majestic scenery and incredible blue waters surrounding the Garden Isle are incomparable to any other place on the planet. Kayaking in particular is different in Kauai, largely due to the fact that just one of the island’s rivers is navigable: the Wailua River. It’s best to take a guided tour on your first trip out, and one of the best in town is offered by Wailua Kayak Adventures.


The family owned company has been in operation for more than 25 years, and they’ve built a solid reputation in Kauai. Taking a guided tour with Wailua Kayak Adventures allows you to eliminate the guess work from planning your trip, giving you more room to simply enjoy the experience and relish every minute. They provide the gear, equipment, and organic snacks. All you need to do is bring bring a swimsuit, towel, water sandals, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the memories.

Kauai’s Wailua River offers fantastic views of Sleeping Giant Mountain and Mount Waialeale, plus your guide will take you through a trek inside the area’s centuries old rain forest. Ancient ruins, terraces, and mountain streams are just the beginning of the wonders along the way. The tour also includes taking a swim near a towering waterfall that flows into the river.

The enthusiasm and respect that the guides at Wailua Kayak Adventures have for the land and water is part of what makes taking a tour with them so unforgettable. You’ll learn interesting facts about the natural and cultural history of the area, and get a whole new view on Kauai. Plus, having guides with so much experience will go a long way towards making you feel at ease on the Wailua River, especially if you’re a kayaking novice. The tour sizes are kept small, and the price is quite reasonable at just $90 for a group of two people.

In addition to guided tours, Wailua Kayak Adventures offers rentals and gear. You can rent a single kayak for as little as $30 per day or a surfboard for $25 per day. Double kayaks and paddle boards are also available, and the company offers weekly rental rates at a discount for some of their equipment. When you rent your gear there, they’ll provide straps and soft racks for your car to keep everything secure. The next time you feel like kayaking in Kauai, be sure to check out Wailua Kayak Adventures.

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