For the Free Spirit

Wailua River Double Kayak Rental

Strike Out on Your Own and Paddle the Wailua River

 Monday thru Saturdays

-- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.--

NOTE: KAYAKS NEED TO BE CAR-TOPPED THE SHORT DISTANCE ACROSS THE RIVER FROM OUR LOCATION

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Midstream, Wailua River


Check in Wailua River Marina

11/28/14 Trail has improved since this notice.

Caution!!
Hazardous Trail Advisory

We have had some recent injuries on the hike to or back from the falls.

If your destination is the Sacred/Secret Falls, be forewarned and proceed with caution before you sign up for this rental.

Above normal moisture has made the trail leading to the Sacred Falls less than family friendly for young families and others.

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Injury is a possibility young and old; good shape or bad.
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Sacred/Secret Falls, North Fork Wailua River

State permitted kayak rentals for use on the Wailua River.


We are the exclusive outfitters for the Wailuar River, home to the best known secret, i.e. , the Secret Falls.

Strike out on your own and rent a double and car top the short distance from the convenience of our Wailua River Marina location; across the Wailua bridge to the launch area at Kaumuali'i State Park,

Forty five minutes of paddling can bring you to the North Fork and the well trodden trail leading to the Secret Falls. Spend lunch by the waters of the Secret Falls.

Or bypass the North Fork and keep to the South Fork for another 15 minutes and paddle by the romantic Fern Grotto (Fern Grotto is presently off limits to kayaks) to a wide open meadow and swim hole.
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We are only permitted to rent 6 double kayaks per day. Kayaks plying the Wailua River must have special permits and are only rented during daylight hours.

*Late fee of $25 for each kayak returned after hour.

Wailua River Rental Package Includes:

  • State Permit
  • Paddles
  • Seats
  • Life Preservers (PFD's)
  • Map
  • *Car rack and straps

*Car racks for easy transport across the Wailua River to the public launch area.

*Only our guided tours are permitted to leave from our Wailua River Marina side. 


Rentals do not come with:

  • Coolers
  • Dry Bags

The following can be rented:

  • Dry bags
  • Coolers
  • Walking sticks

What to Bring:

  • Sun protection
  • Light shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Footwear
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Waterproof camera

When and Where:

All year!

Monday thru Saturday

Check In: Wailua River Marina

You need to make a reservation.

Kayaks are dispatched between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Kayak Kaua'i observes a firm 24 hour cancellation policy

Any cancellations within 24 hours will receive no refund.
Cancellations made by Kayak Kaua'i due to inclement weather conditions are 100% refundable.



Travel Insurance with Ripcord?

Safety is no accident and on every tour we pay special attention to this fact.

That said, travel insurance is not a bad idea, especially if a “dark cloud” decides to follow you.

Ripcord offers medical, security evacuation and rescue services. In the event of a medical or

security emergency, Ripcord's team of special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated

physicians, paramedics and rescue specialists will act quickly to bring you to safety.