Secret Falls Tour

Aloha! Welcome to the Wailua River's most popular tour. Paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers, and wildlife.

Paddle past Kamokila Village, where the opening scene from the movie, “Outbreak,” was filmed. It is also a cultural village depicting the Hawaiian civilization back in the 17th century.

Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle's most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trailhead for Secret Falls. Enjoy a moderate hike through the Wailua rainforest, the original home of the first Hawaiians, who paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1500 years ago. Hear the legends and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai's most sacred area.

The final portion of your hike is to the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125' into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and vegetation. Take a refreshing dip and play in the pool which was once only reserved for a king!


  • Adult: $108
  • Child: $$90

*rates subject to change by season or demand

Important Information


  • Comfortable shoes (hiking sandals –like Tevas or water shoes – sneakers are okay, but they will get wet and muddy) - No Flip Flops
  • Light, comfortable clothing, with a swimsuit under your clothing
  • Towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent
  • Camera and your sense of adventure (Each kayak has a watertight drybag.)


  • Minimum age for participation is 5.
  • Guests should be in good physical condition to participate in this activity.  Participants should be comfortable in the water, enjoy hiking, and not afraid to get wet and muddy
  • Expect 4 miles of paddling and 2 miles of hiking round trip.
  • Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times.
  • No bad backs, joints or recent surgeries.
  • Tour time clocks at 4.5-5 hours, depending on the pace of the group.


    To protect both of you, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TOUR!  Trail conditions can be muddy and slippery at times and we want to insure your safety for you and baby. If you show up without informing us, we might have to turn you away based on trail conditions. SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!


    Tours go out, rain or shine. Please be advised that trail conditions can be wet and muddy due to excess rain. In the event of extreme inclement weather, tours will be re-scheduled.


  • Ocean Zest Double Kayaks with supportive seats, lightweight aluminum paddles, and children's paddles.
  •     Each kayak has life jackets and a drybag backpack. We do offer one single kayak for people traveling alone.
  •     Deli lunch and bottled water. Choose from turkey, ham, roast beef or vegetarian sandwiches. Chips, cookies, and pineapple are prepared by your guide.

Additional Information

Lunch Options:

  • Roast Beef: Horseradish mayo on whole wheat, cucumber, tomato and sprouts
  • Turkey Rose: Rosemary mayo on whole wheat, tomato sprouts
  • Ham & Cheese: Cheddar on whole wheat, tomato sprouts
  • Veggie: Hummus on multi-grain, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts
  • Roast Beef on Lettuce wrap: Horseradish mayo on a lettuce wrap, cucumber, tomato and sprouts
  • Turkey Rose on Lettuce wrap: Rosemary mayo on a lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts
  • Ham & Cheese on Lettuce wrap: Cheddar on a lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts
  • Veggie on Lettuce Wrap: Hummus on a lettuce wrap, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts

Cancellation Policy

24-hour notice is required for cancellation; 72 hours notice is required for groups of 6 or more passengers. 100% penalty charge strictly enforced.

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Price may vary depending on the date you select
Kapaa, Kauai