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“Amazing”
Review of Island Adventures

Island Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Exploring KAUAI BY KAYAK since 1977 For years, Island Adventures has introduced visitors and Kama'ainas (residents), to the magic of the Hule'ia River and it's 241 acres of National Wildlife Refuge. More recently, the owners of this small company set out to improve on what was already known to our visitor industry professionals as one of the very best kayak trips on Kauai. "We set out in search of an elusive waterfall that existed only in the memories of a handful of long time Kauai locals. Because of the thick jungle growth, an aerial survey of the area was fruitless. This search for a secret waterfall was to send us on a mission, through thick tangled jungle with no cut trails. After several difficult trips into the valley we were rewarded with the sound of rushing waters. Still, dense vegetation made it impossible to get a close look. We could hear it but couldn't see it" It took two more attempts for the Island Adventures crew of explorers to make their most exciting discovery. After rappelling down a cliff to the river below, the found not one, but two treasures: Jungle Waterfalls, the tallest one was over 50' high. A whole year and a half later, a trail had been mapped and cut. Now you don't havce to be Tarzan to enjoy this very special place, which has become the main destination of Island Adventures latest tours. "This Ain't No Zipline" and "Hawaiian Dundee".
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We did the Dundee waterfall rappelling and it was AWESOME! The crew was friendly, encouraging and fun while making sure everyone was safe. There were all sizes and ages of people and everyone had a great time. No pressure, you do what you feel comfortable with. This is the adventure of a lifetime! Mahalo Tanya and crew!!!

1  Thank Regina Lisa S
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This was such a treat! We did the 60' Waterfall rappel, and had a great time doing it. I was truly impressed by all 3 guides - fun, informative, and safety conscious!! They did their best to get us all trained up, explaining everything as we went along. This was my first time rappelling, and I was terrified - they did a great job putting me at ease. The best part - NO PRESSURE. They make it clear that this is YOUR vacation and you do what YOU want. I decided that once was enough, and there was zero pressure/teasing/shame - encouragement if I wanted to go again, but I was never made to feel that it was the wrong decision for me. My husband and the other people on our tour went all three times, and had a blast!!

Plus, where you train and eat lunch is BEAUTIFUL, and the guides can point our movie set locations and local lore.

A piece of advice: Wear a rash guard or some other type of long sleeved sun protection. You are in the sun for a good bit of the morning, and once you are in the water the bug activity dies down, but they are pretty hungry as you hike to the water fall :) .

1  Thank Nattitude
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Tanya, Taylor, Pa’a and Dundee were absolutely amazing and made our trip perfect!!!! From the training, demos, hike, rappels and lunch, everything was great! I can not recommend this activity enough. If you are on the fence about booking, DO IT! Book ahead of time to make sure you get a spot!

2  Thank Rachael M
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This adventure was amazing! We did the "Ain't No Zipline" kayak, hike and waterfall rappel tour. We ranged in age from 50s to 19 and all had a blast. The kayak portion will give your arms a definite workout, but it is not too hard and it is a scenic trip. The hike is a little muddy so make sure you have sturdy sandals or water shoes. The rappelling is amazing! So much fun! The guides give excellent instructions, are super fun and most of all make sure you feel safe and confident. They talk you through every step of the way. This was a beautiful, exhilarating adventure. We all agreed it was an experience not to be missed!

1  Thank Leslie G
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Olivia_DaLife, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Aloha,

Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear everyone in your group had a great time. We pride ourselves in all ages being able to adventure with us. Hope to see you back on your next trip to Kauai.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of fun even for doing it for the first time. I want to so it again and again. The crew are super friendly and very helpful.

1  Thank Maryann C
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Olivia_DaLife, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Maryann, thank you for taking time to give us positive feedback! We are happy you had good time with us! Hope to see you again in the future!

Mahalo and Aloha!!!!

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