This Ain't No Zipline - Island Adventures
Enjoy kayaking, hiking and rappelling. The tour begins with a guided kayak trip up the Hule'ia River. An easy downwind paddle (70-90 minutes) into the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge. The first short hike is a 10-15 minute walk along a lush forest trail, to an awaiting Island Adventure 14 passenger van. A 6-minute van ride takes you to the beginning of a private trail. (Island Adventures leases 40 acres of private land adjoining the Hulei'a National Wildlife Refuge. The waterfalls are exclusive to Island Adventures). After a detailed lesson on rappelling, you 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 and noni fruit, leading to your ultimate destination, two secluded private waterfalls! The first 30 foot waterfall is named "Bamboo Falls". Here is where you get your chance to rappel.
The second location is"Papakole'a Falls" a 60 foot cascading waterfall where you have the opportunity to swim and take photos (not a rappelling site). Then you will hike back to a shaded picnic area for a custom gourmet picnic lunch from Don's Bread and Deli Connection, over looking the river and Haupu Mountain Range. The tour ends with guests being driven back to Da Life. Sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses are recommended. This tour does not cancel because of rain.
Operates: Friday 11:00am to 5:30pm.
Departure Point: Check in at Da Life Outdoor Gear Store 3500 Rice Street next door to Dukes Restaurant in Lihue.
Duration: 5.5 hours total.
Equipment: Kayaks, dry bags (one per kayak), life vests, and rappel gear (waist size 23 to 42 inches).
Capacity: Minimum of 6 and 28 passengers maximum.
Lunch provided by by Don's Deli and Bread Connection
Choice of turkey, roast beef, tuna, ham or veggie sandwich or a salad
Water or fruit juice.
Inclusions: Kayak, hike, swim, and rappel. A safety briefing and paddling demo are done before each tour. Lunch, snacks and bottled water.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
Days and times may vary with season. Does not cancel because of rain. Wear swimsuit or shorts and bring a towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, camera and film, footwear with good tread for muddy conditions and getting wet (no slippers or sneakers). No children under 6 years old. For rappelling, waist size must be between 23 and 50 inches. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. This tour does not cancel because of rain. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
- # Van
- # 15 Feet or Less
- # Kayak
- # 31-50 People
- # East Kauai
- # 4-6 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Strenuous
- # Morning
- # Land
- # No Translation Available
- # 6-8 Year Minimum Age
- # East Kauai
There has been 1 review written about the This Ain't No Zipline with Island Adventures.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
Absolutely one of the best things we did on our 3 week vacation. There were 8 in our party, 6 family members and another couple that we did not know. A nice small group. None of us had any prior experience with any type of repelling and several of us had never Kayaked. The family run business was a blessing and we were often referred to as "Ohana", Hawaiian for family. The instructions were clear and practical and if you aren't paying attention (as our 18 year old son who was talking while the instructions were given) you will be told about it. I had no issue with this because there could be very serious consequences, if you miss them. Also, if you have repelled before, you may have ideas of exactly how things should be done, however it is still very important to pay attention because it is quite different repealing the surface of a slippery waterfall with water rushing on you and you can't see where to place your feet. Everything is done by feeling your way with your feet for foot holes. I also recommend the special water shoes that are offered for a small fee in the beginning. It is possible to use any water shoes but the ones you rent slip less and fit great so they make you feel more secure. The instructors are concerned for your utmost safety and even allowed me to practice my dry repel a 2nd time to ensure I felt safe and comfortable. We had so much fun learning Hawaiian history/culture, seeing the island in it's purest forms and experiencing the thrill of concurring a waterfall. Highly recommend this tour!