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This unique and enchanting half-day Kauai kayaking adventure package is perfect for kayakers of all ages and abilities.  Take a two mile downwind paddle tour on the gentle Hule‘ia River through the beautiful solitude of the surrounding National Wildlife Refuge.

Adult Ages 18+
Child Ages 3-17
  • Kayak Hule’ia River
  • Swimming at a Secluded Freshwater Pool & waterfall
  • Two-mile downwind paddle on a motorized canoe

Hidden Valley Falls Kayak & Hike

If you are looking for a full day of adventure, look no further. Hule’ia is best known as the site for filming a wide range of major motion pictures including Raiders of the Lost ArkJurassic Park and Lost World. Hike lush jungle trails through a fern-covered valley to the secluded pools and cascading falls (ropeswings optional). Rather than paddling back into the wind, finish your kayaking adventure in style with a relaxing ride back on a motorized canoe through this treasured area, which is listed on the National Register of Historic places. The only kayak tour in all of Hawaii with return by motorized canoe, it’s easygoing fun and excitement for everyone. Paddle downwind, take a stroll through the jungle, kick back and cruise to the dock with your USCG Captain at the helm.

Tour Details

  • Check-In: At Outfitters Kauaʻi Kayak Shack at thethe Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, 2494 Niumalu Road, Lihue, HI 96766
  • Available: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday’s

What to Bring

Bring a swimsuit, shorts, t shirt, windbreaker or light rain coat, and footwear with tread for muddy conditions. A sport type sandal with heel straps or aqua socks with tread work great. And don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, bug spray and a waterproof camera.

Know Before You Go

  • You must be able to walk one and a half miles over irregular terrain on a good rainforest trail and paddle a tandem kayak together with a partner for 60-90 minutes.
  • Passengers must weigh less than 275lbs.