Ultimate Guide to Kayak Wailua River: Discount Tickets, Tips, and Reviews

August 31, 2022

Calling all bold spirits on a quest for adventure and natural wonders—a Wailua River Kayak is in your future! Rainbow Kayak Tours of Wailua River presents an engaging, exciting expedition into the realm of Hawaiian divinity and spellbinding beauty!

Taking a Wailua River kayak trip is a must on any Kauai itinerary. First, Kayakers soar across the brilliant Wailua River, paddling through aquamarine waves with luminous landscapes of cascading waterfalls and staggering cliffs on either side. This delightful attraction features four and a half hours of spontaneous fun for the whole family. The tour is ideal for ages 5-75.

As you splash along the majestic Wailua River, you'll reach Kamokila, a replica of an ancient Hawaiian Village, and then onto the North Fork along a picturesque jungle river. Next, guests enjoy a moderate hike through an enchanting rainforest to the 120-foot Secret Falls.

On the guided tour, narrators tell legends about the Wailua River's history and teach about the sacred area's flora and fauna. Then, after the hike to the falls, visitors dine on a sumptuous Hawaiian-style lunch.

Keep your Hawaiian shirt on. We have more to dive into here—like where to get Wailua River discount tickets, tips, and reviews!

Panoramic View of Wailua River, Kauai, Hawaii

Panoramic of Wailua River, Kauai, Hawaii

Kayak Wailua River Discount Tickets

You don't have to go far for insider tips on Wailua kayak adventures and the best deals for Wailua River kayaking. Tripster has Wailua River Kayak discount tickets to not only save you dough to spend on other excursions but buying through Tripster saves you time! No lines, no reservation hassles, or last-minute purchases.

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Just saunter up to the rental office, and you're good to go!

Pro Tip: Kayakers should be comfortable in the water and be in good physical condition. Expect about five miles of paddling.

ground view of hut with statue beside entrance surrounded by greenery on sunny day at Kamokila Ancient Hawaiian Village in Kauai, Hawaii, USA

photo credit: Kamokila Hawaiian Village via Facebook

Wailua River Kayak Tour Coupons and Discounts

You can spend hours searching for coupons and promo codes from online sources promising to save money. Many Kauai travel sites offer discounts and instant savings, but with Tripster, you receive instant confirmation from a trusted source and verified savings.

Wailua River Kayak Military Discount

Kayak Wailua River proudly offers a discount to active military, veterans, police, and firefighters.

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Wailua River Kayak AAA Discount

While no AAA discount is available for the Wailua River Kayak Tour, check the website to find out about deals on other Kauai attractions.

aerial view of Wailua Falls in Kauai, Hawaii, USAWailua River Kayak Senior Discount

Wailua River Kayak has no senior discount at this time. So instead, take advantage of the other discounts available!

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Hotels Near Wailua River Kayak

Pro Tip: The River team advises guests to book early as they only take groups of 12 in the morning and 12 in the afternoon, from Mondays through Saturdays.

photo credit: Kauai Beach Resort & Spa via Facebook

Kauai Attractions

Insider Kayak Wailua River Tips

Keep scrolling for the top insider tips on how to explore Kauai's only navigable river.

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While Kayaking the Wailua River on your own is possible for pros, amateurs might want to stick with a guided tour with an expert. Wearing life jackets is not optional! Currents can be strong, and your safety is paramount.

water view of kayaks lined along river on a Wailua River Kayak Tour in Kauaʻi, Hawaii, USA

What to Bring

The tour team says Kayakers should wear comfortable shoes (hiking boots or sandals, Tevas, water shoes). Shoes will be wholly submerged in water. Light, comfortable clothes, swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and rain gear are all advised.

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You may wish to bring an extra set of dry clothes to leave in the van. In addition, all visitors should carry an extra water bottle and camera. Each Kayak has a watertight compartment to keep a dry bag. All Kayak rentals are included in the ticket price.

Please Note: The tour company cannot accept bookings from women who will be 20 weeks pregnant or more on the tour date.

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Can I Bring Food into Kayak Wailua River  

Guests enjoy a delicious lunch with the choice of turkey, ham, or vegetarian sandwich and a side of fresh pineapple. The tour company has gluten-free bread and lettuce wrap options. Water is also provided.

colorful kayaks lined up along river on a Wailua River Kayak Tour in Kauaʻi, Hawaii, USA

Kayak Wailua River Parking

Kayak Wailua River Tour is located in the Islander Shops next to Trees Lounge and the Resort Quest Islander on the Beach. Guests can park in the Islander Shops’ parking lot. The address is 440 Aleka Pl Suite #2, Kapaʻa, HI 96746.

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Kayak Wailua River Reviews

This expedition is highly recommended. But, don't just take our word for it! To find out what other Tripster travelers think of the Kayak Wailua River Tour, check out the most recent reviews here.

people kayaking through the river on the Wailua River Kayak Tour in Kauaʻi, Hawaii, USABook Your Kayak Wailua River Now!

Book your Kayak tour on one of the few navigable rivers in Kauai! Kayaking and hiking are all the rage in Kauai, so what are you waiting for? Also, visit Wailua State Park on Kauai's east shore while you're in town. It's more than just a river, with countless breathtaking waterfalls, ancient villages, and secret cave dwellings. Looking for Kauai Snorkeling tips? Check out nine of the best places to go!

Kayak the Wailua is a great experience for spontaneous adventurers seeking the incandescent beauty of the Garden Isle. And remember, Tripster is your one-stop shop for luaus, shows, attractions, and lodgings.

Have you been on a River Kayak Tour?

We'd love to hear about your kayak adventure—pros, cons, and tips are all appreciated!


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Written By Erin

Erin Poche` is a Utah-based writer and editor for Tripster and contributing writer for BeyondType1. She also writes and edits for an indie publisher of fanta ...

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