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E Komo Mai... Established in 1977, Island Adventures is Kauai’s original kayak company. We make kayaking easy, enjoyable and informative. Paddle and hike your way through the Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge. Swim at two private waterfalls and feast on a picnic style lunch with a birds eye view of the Haupu Mountain Range. Join us for half day adventure in the Kauai.
Check in at DA LIFE Outdoor Gear shop at Kalapaki Beach.
This 5.5 hour tour departs from Da Life Outdoor Gear shop in a shuttle to the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor.
It begins with a guided kayak up the Hule’ia River. An easy downwind paddle (70-90min) heads upstream into the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge.
The first short hike is a 10-15 min walk along a lush forest trail, to an awaiting Island Adventure 14 passenger van.
A 6-minute van ride takes us to the beginning of our own private trail. (Our company leases 40 acres of private land adjoining the Hulei’a National Wildlife Refuge).
After a detailed lesson on rappelling, we start the second hike down to the waterfalls.
This is a 15 minute nature hike through a tropical forest abundant with succulent guava, passion fruit, laua’e fern, noni fruit, leading to your ultimate destination, two secluded, private waterfalls.
The first waterfall (30ft) is seen through a bamboo forest. Here guest will get their first chance to rappel. (optional)
The second, Papakolea falls, is a 60ft cascading waterfall ideal for swimming, playing and awesome keepsake photos.
Rappel is optional, but highly recommended.
Next is a gourmet picnic lunch at our shaded picnic area overlooking the Hule’ia Watershed and Haupu Mountain Range,
Field restrooms are available at beginning of tour and at scenic overlook.
Tour ends with guests being driven back to Da Life. Kayaks are towed back by our retrieve/safety vessel.
Times: 8:00am M, T, W, S 11:00 Friday
Duration: 5 1/2 hours
Tour Capacity: 6 Minimum
Includes: Kayak, paddles, life vests, 1 dry bag per
Lunch: Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Veggie, Tuna Sandwiches, Chips and drinks.
Requirements: 5 yrs. and up, must be able to swim, must be able to walk up 8 flights of stairs.
To Bring: Swimsuit, water-friendly footwear, sunblock, bug spray, towel
Check In: Kayak and waterfall tours at Da Life at Kalapaki Beach next to Dukes Restaurant