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Wailua River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

1. Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

Experience the beaches of East Shore, the striking geology of Fern Grotto and lush North Shore. This tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land and water. Your day starts as your tour guide picks you up on Kauai's North or East Shore. The comfortable, air-conditioned touring van offers large viewing windows on all sides for you to admire the beaches, mountains, and waterfalls. Arrive at the Wailua River and step aboard a spacious open-air riverboat for a leisurely journey to the Fern Grotto. A short walk through the rainforest brings you to one of Kauai's geological wonders, where ferns grow upside down in a natural amphitheater of lava rock – the perfect location to be serenaded and entertained by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers.  Continue your journey to other spectacular sites on the North and East Shores of our beautiful Garden Isle.

Kauai: Personalized Surf Lessons with World Class Instructor

2. Kauai: Personalized Surf Lessons with World Class Instructor

Experience an unbeatable surfing experience while drenched in the sunshine of Kauai’s iconic Poipu Beach. This beach boasts a series of golden sand crescents and crystal-clear waters perfect for all ocean activities. Whether this is your first time catching waves or you would like to take your skills to the next level, this course will be customized to your needs. Learn to surf from Rochelle Ballard, world-renowned pro surfer, and her elite professional team, who will encourage you every step of the way as you hone your skills. Delight in their proactive approach to identifying areas for improvement, while also taking the time to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Your world-class coaches will share their knowledge and expertise of wave riding, understanding swells, waves, and reefs to ultimately help you improve your surfing ability.

Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

3. Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

Whether you are gliding on the quiet Kauai bay waters or floating along the tranquil Wailua River, your stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and yoga adventure will offer a tranquil experience for body and mind. SUP, said to have originated in Hawaii centuries ago, is a growing water sport that provides a relaxing experience while challenging your body. Your seasoned instructors will customize your day to your experience level, guiding you safely to the most serene waters for an SUP tour followed by a hatha yoga flow and meditation session. Soak up the breathtaking setting and learn to embrace the element of water surrounding you while you focus on your balance, core, and serenity.  Feel the ebb and flow of the water underneath you as you start with a leisurely paddle to warm up your muscles. Along the way, you might even encounter turtles, dolphins, and whales in the beautiful waters of Kauai (for ocean lessons). Next, get ready to take your yoga practice offshore and settle into a hatha yoga flow while you skim the surface of the water. Your instructor will guide you through poses that will help you enhance your balance and strengthen your muscles. Sync your movements with each breath and begin to wind down with a meditation session on your board. Finish your experience with a peaceful meditation to calm your mind and expand your consciousness.

Kauai: Full-Day Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

4. Kauai: Full-Day Waimea Canyon & Wailua River Tour

Join us for a Kauai excursion that includes a visit to Waimea Canyon and a cruise along the Wailua River. You’ll see the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and visit many of the places made famous in movies and TV series on your Wailua River cruise. We’ll travel to Waimea Canyon by State Road 550, and your guide will point out a number of interesting sights along the way. You’ll be able to see the island of Niihau, just a short distance to the west of Kauai, as well as the Poipu Resorts on the south coast, Queen Victoria's profile and Nawiliwili Harbor. We’ll continue our adventure with a cruise along the Wailua River to the famed Fern Grotto, a natural lava rock amphitheater covered by ferns. You’ll also see the cascading Opaeka`a Falls, the backdrop for many movies and TV programs, and Coco Palms, which featured in Elvis Presley’s movie, “Blue Hawaii.” The birth stones are located here as well. This is an ancient site sacred to Hawaiians, as they considered it an important place for all Kauai kings to be born.

Kauai: Private Yoga Session with Certified Instructor

5. Kauai: Private Yoga Session with Certified Instructor

Connect with the elements around you, centering your mind, body, and spirit in a restorative and powerful yoga flow. Get hands-on attention from an expert instructor who will correct your structural alignment, transitioning through different asana (yoga poses) to heighten your awareness. Whether you are a beginner or sharpening your skills, the experience will be catered to your ability level. Sink your feet into the earth or find your zen at the studio as you learn specific techniques to help develop muscular strength, endurance, and mobility. Let your attentive instructor teach you PNF, a specific approach to strengthen, lengthen, and relax your limbs. Listen as your instructor explains the importance of certain poses and how to practice them correctly.   Release tension and revel in the calming yet powerful energy flowing through the entire session. Learn new Mantras to enhance your spiritual growth and lighten your path. Practice self-massage techniques and take the time to be in your own space, developing your own personal practice. End your class feeling renewed, refreshed, and in touch with your inner power.

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What people are saying about Wailua River

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Terrific full day tour! Driver was great, informative and entertaining; he routinely engaged all of us on the tour in his banter. The boat cruise was wonderful. The team that ran that part of the tour was fantastic, incorporating cultural customs with amusing contemporary anecdotes. Would highly recommend!

Scott was knowledge and great guide, was on time for pick up and drop off. Great way to introduce you to Kauai if you don’t have a lot of time or a car, well worth it!

Multiple high points to this trip, with interesting commentary from the guides involved.

Domi was informative and quite funny. Saw things didn't know existed

Steve was great. I would highly recommend the tour!