Kayak Kauai is one of the many outfitters that guide visitors to Wailua Sacred Falls during a five-hour excursion. As an easy trek, families and those not athletically minded individuals can kayak for several miles, hike one mile and then enjoy the waters of Sacred Falls.
For an estimated five hours or half a day, this is one of the best ways to visit Sacred Falls for those who are short in time but want to experience the ultimate Kauai. After an easy kayak paddle ride and hike through the trails, Sacred Falls is the perfect way to chill out. Standing under the waterfall is the perfect photo opportunity.
The approximately two miles up the river, paddling just right to get into a rhythm so newbies have the confidence to navigate up the small feeder streams that serves as the trail head for the estimated two-mile hike to sacred Falls.
Wailua Sacred Falls is known as one of Hawaii’s two most sacred places on the islands.
Kayak Kauai has conducted this tour since 1988.
Before kayaking begins, certified guides will demonstrate safety methods on paddling up the river, hiking the trails, then swimming under the waterfalls.
During the two-mile hike, tour guides will demonstrate how ancestors created rope from tree bark found on the trail. In addition, plant life, insects and animals might cross the paths of hikers.
With one hour to swim and relax under Sacred Falls, the tour guide will set up lunch that includes sandwiches, chips, cookies and beverages.
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Through Facebook, Yelp and TripAdvisor, Kayak Kauai responds to visitors’ comments and responses on various tours. In fact, owner and President Miguel Godinez responds personally, especially on Yelp.
For this particular guided tour to Wailua Sacred Falls, prices range from $60 to $85, depending on season and availability. Prices are subject to change and reviewing the web site will assure the latest revisted rates
Plan for half a day. The estimated time takes about five hours. Two tours are scheduled daily, not including Sundays.
Kayak Kauai offers tours from as little as five hours to as long as seven days. Working closely with the tour company will help you assess the level of difficulty or requirements needed for various tours. The tour mentioned in this articles is one of the easiest for those who are not physically suitable for strenuous activities.
Phone number: (888) 596-3853
Local number: (808) 826-9844
Fax: (866) 748-1272
Address: 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Bldg 3
Kapaa, HI 96746
Tip #1: Parks are closed on Sundays
Tip #2: Book ahead of time, slots fill up fast especially during summer months.
Tip #3: Cross your fingers and ask for tour guide.
Tip #4: Bring sun screen protection, hats to cover heads, swim shoes to walk up muddy trail heads, towels and a water-proof/underwater camera to capture the beautiful scenes.
Tip #5: Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle in parking lot.