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Kauai Kayak Tours with Ali’i Kayaks


Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Alii Kayaks’ Wailua River Kayak and Hiking Tour, and let us be your gateway to the mystical Valley of Royalty. Picture this: you, gliding on the serene waters of the Wailua River, surrounded by the lush, untouched beauty of Kauai. But this journey is more than just a kayak ride and a hike; it’s an immersive experience meticulously crafted to give you the best that money can buy.

At Alii Kayaks our promise is simple: we provide top-notch gear and unparalleled service, ensuring you have everything you need for a seamless and exhilarating experience. You don’t have to worry about a thing because our expert guides are passionate about showcasing the Kauai you’ve been dreaming of.

Explore Hawaii’s Waters on a Guided Tour of the Wailua River

 Uluwehi Falls, affectionately known as “secret falls” despite its popularity, awaits your discovery. The journey will demand some physical effort, but we’ve taken care of the rest. Forget the hassle of lugging around your own bulky kayaks or struggling to find parking at the State Park. With us, your adventure begins the moment you arrive at our exclusive location.

So, why wait? Let us guide you through the heart of Kauai, where adventure meets luxury, and nature’s wonders come to life. Book your Wailua River Kayak and Hiking Tour with Alii Kayaks today and prepare for a day filled with excitement, awe, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Secret Falls, Kauai

Explore the Kauai of your dreams with Alii Kayaks

A Few Words from Our Guests

“Amazing Adventure on the Wailua River”

Alii Kayaks has to be one of the best kayaking experiences on the Wailua River. We had a great time kayaking and hiking through the beautiful scenery to the waterfall. What a fun adventure! We found we were provided everything we needed for our comfort including waterproof bags and life jackets. We were impressed with our guide, Bryceson, who really enriched our experience with interesting facts and playing the Ukulelehe. He was super friendly and took great care of all 11 of us, including providing each of us with our very own walking stick, which was super helpful on the muddy trail. Highly recommended.

Gili G, TripAdvisor Review

“Highlight of our visit”

Our family had a great experience kayaking on the Wailua river and hiking to the falls! The price was very reasonable, and the base office was easy to find. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed every moment of the trip, even the mud on the hike. I would definitely recommend this adventure!

Lynn B, TripAdvisor Review

“Awesome guide, great equipment, amazing scenery”

Dantes(sp?) was a fantastic guide! Knowledgeable, funny, friendly, and just fun to be around. The kayaks and other equipment were all excellent. The adventure up the river and to the waterfall was unforgettable. My husband and I went with our 4 sons ages 7 to 14 and we all loved every second!

Nick S, TripAdvisor Review

Full-Service Guided Kauai Tours

Explore the beauty of Kauai with Alii Kayaks, your premier choice for full-service guided kayak tours. Located conveniently along the serene Wailua River, we offer an unforgettable eco-adventure that includes both kayaking and hiking, leading you to a hidden gem – the Secret Waterfall!

Our Hawaiian-style kayak paddle takes you along a gentle class zero river, allowing you to soak in the natural splendor of Kauai. The adventure continues with a moderate hike through lush rainforests, where you’ll wade through streams and traverse muddy trails, creating an exhilarating and sturdy experience for all adventure enthusiasts. For those without kayaking experience, our knowledgeable guides are here to assist you every step of the way. They provide thorough instructions, help you launch your kayak, and accompany you throughout the journey, offering valuable tips and tricks that make your exploration effortless.

Rest assured, your safety is our top priority. Our guides are well-trained in water safety, CPR, and First Aid, ensuring you can relax and enjoy the adventure worry-free. We supply all the necessary kayak equipment, so all you need to bring is your sense of adventure. Join us at Alii Kayaks for an enriching and secure exploration of Kauai’s natural wonders!

Alii Kayaks and the Smith Family

Alii Kayaks, founded in 2003, carries on a legacy deeply rooted in the Smith Family history. Back in 1946, Walter Smith, Sr., and his wife Emily, laid the foundation by establishing Smith’s Motorboat Service on the picturesque Wailua River. They were the trailblazers, introducing river boat tours to the renowned Fern Grotto. Fast forward through four generations, and today, Kaleo Smith proudly continues this enduring family tradition. With a passion for Kauai and a dedication to preserving its cultural heritage, Alii Kayaks ensures the spirit of the Smith family’s love for the island lives on.