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.
Hule’ia is best known as the site for filming a wide range of major motion pictures including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Lost World. Hike lush jungle trails through a fern-covered valley to the secluded pools and waterfalls (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.
$119 – Adults + tax
$99 – Children + tax (Guide gratuity not included)
This tour includes a great lunch. Your choice is either a turkey or veggie deli-style sandwich with provolone cheese and a build-your-own buffet of condiments and vegetables. Make it just the way you like it… served with fresh garden vegetable pasta salad and a delicious fresh-baked brownie. Cold bottled water and Hawaiian Sun fruit drinks are available throughout the day.
What to wear and bring
We recommend you 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. You can buy these items or rent sport sandals (as available) at our Poipu Shop.
Restrictions For This Tour
You must be able to walk one and a half miles on a good rainforest trail, and paddle a tandem kayak together with a partner for 60-90 minutes.
Guests staying at Poipu area or Westside resorts should check in at Outfitters Kauai in Poipu.
Guests staying at Eastside or Northshore resorts should check in at The Kayak Shack at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor.
We’ll start at 3,600 feet elevation and take an easy cruise down to sea level. We take frequent stops to marvel at dramatic canyon cliffs, enjoy deep forest scenery, and look out over the majestic Pacific Ocean.