Hidden Falls Kayak Adventure

4 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-760
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$ 159.95
Min. age: 3 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Take a fun downwind kayak trip on the Hule'ia, a beautiful and historic jungle stream. Then hike to a waterfall and soak up the scenery aboard a double-hulled power canoe. This captivating half-day excursion showcasing Kauai's natural beauty is the ideal choice for active explorers with a passion for unspoiled nature.

Begin your tour with a transfer from the pier to the Kayak Shack at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor. This is where you'll learn paddling techniques from the friendly, expert staff. Geared up with swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen and an adventurous spirit, you'll set off in a stable, two-person kayak for an unforgettable two mile downwind paddle through the lush bottomlands of the gentle Hule'ia River.

Known for its lush greenery, Hule'ia has been the site of filming for a wide range of major motion pictures, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Lost World" and the sequel to "Jurassic Park." Established in 1973, the Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge provides wetland habitat for the preservation of endangered Hawaiian waterbirds, so keep an eye out for the Hawaiian stilt (ae'o), coot ('alae ke'oke'o), moorhen ('alae'ula), and duck (koloa maoli).

As you paddle past the Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond, you'll learn about this living archaeological site. It provides you with a fine example of the ancient fishing and aquiculture methods that are still in use today. Your backdrop will be the magnificent Haupu Mountain Range, a dramatic and majestic 2000' shield volcano that looms nearby over the river. The area is steeped in legend, and your guides will tell you exciting stories about the supernatural inhabitants of the valley in days gone by.

Now for your next adventure! Leave your kayak behind and set out on a 3/4 mile guided nature walk through a pristine tropical rain forest. This rainforest contains many different interesting communities of plants, birds and aquatic life, both native and introduced. Your destination is an off-the-beaten-path swimming hole and a gorgeous tropical waterfall!

Rather than paddling back 2 miles into headwinds, you'll enjoy a pleasant down-river return to Nawiliwili aboard a truly fun and unique vessel: a double-hulled, powered Hawaiian canoe. Kick-back and soak up the scenery enjoying snacks and cold drinks as you cruise down the beautiful river.

Special Notes:

Participants must be 3 years or older. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Tour not available on Sundays due to government restrictions.

Passengers should wear beach attire under clothing and footwear with aggressive tread for muddy conditions (example: sport-type sandals with heel straps or aqua socks). Your shoes will get muddy and wet. Bring a windbreaker or light jacket, towel, waterproof sunscreen, hat, bug spray and waterproof camera.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to launch site for instructions and safety briefing

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
19
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided kayak trip along the Hule'ia River

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
2
Time at site:
01:45
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Take 1.5 mile nature walk to a swimming hole

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Hike to Hidden Falls fro snacks

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Board a motorized canoe for the trip back to the Kayak Shack

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:30

Re-board your van for return to ship

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
14
Travel time:
00:15
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No