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Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour

Best kayak experience for families
Enjoy a picturesque landscape of turquoise ocean, secluded beach, green-clad mountains and plentiful jungle. This self-guided* Oahu kayak tour takes you up a calm river into the valley then out into the bay for a great view of the coast.
462 Ka'a'awa 4 Hours
  • $82 – Visitor
  • $72 – Kama'aina / Military
  • $72 – Children under 12
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Page Last modified September 5, 2023

Correct Price Guarantee with Active Oahu

Pricing on the checkout page comes directly from the tour operator, therefore, pricing listed on the website may vary from those in the checkout due to the tour operator changing the prices without notifying us. If you notice any prices are not correct, Contact Us so that we can update that information.

The price at the checkout is always the correct and accurate price and will be the same price you will pay if you were to book direct with that tour operator. We protect you against arriving at a destination and finding the same tour or activity offered at a lower price from our operator.

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Refund Requests with Active Oahu

Transactions on are made directly with the tour operator you booked with, so you will need to abide by the tour operator’s cancellation policy which is included in the confirmation email you receive after booking a tour. The tour operator’s cancellation policy is also included on the specific activity and company pages on

Most tour operators will gladly refund your purchase if it’s more than 48 hours before your activity start time. If you have trouble getting in contact with the company you booked with, give us a call at (808)498-1894 and we can probably help you out. The tour operator’s contact information is included in the confirmation email.

All refund decisions will be made by the tour operator you book with.

Taxes & Fees

Taxes and fees are included at checkout. Hawaii General Excise Tax is 4.127%. If you are booking online, FareHarbor, the vendor who owns and operates the booking software, charges an online booking fee, normally about 6%.

If you would rather not pay the online convenience fee, call us at (808)498-1894 and we can help you book your activities over the phone.

  • Great for anyone, easy to learn, relaxing and beautiful
  • Calm water on the river
  • Scenic views and plenty of green
  • For the more adventurous sort, there are rope swings to stop at along your route as you paddle up the valley.
How to prepare
  • *No tour guide provided. You will need a vehicle to transport the equipment about 1 mile. We provide foam pads and straps that fit most vehicles.
  • Life vests, all other kayak equipment is provided
  • Apply sunscreen and wear a swimsuit
  • Please leave valuables at home
“We were looking for a non-tourist bus experience, wanted to explore and be guided for a fun day. It was fantastic”…“Would highly recommend for teenage families, outdoorsy mature couples and anyone with a sense of adventure.”
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– Liz gammell
Melbourne, Australia
“Wow! What an incredible experience. We kayaked through the rainforest in the pouring rain and wouldn’t have changed anything about it. There was a group of 8 of us and it was so nice to have our own private kayak tour. It was so lush and green and something each of us will remember forever.”
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– Amanda
La Jolla,CA
“We booked to do snorkeling and yoga with Active Oahu. Becca was our guide for the day and was absolutely fantastic. She tailored the yoga class so it focused on prenatal yoga for me, but also managed to be relevant for my husband. The location for both this and snorkeling was beautiful and we could not have had a better time!”
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– Melanie Gandevia
Sydney, Australia
Activity Overview

Active Oahu Tours will provide all the info and gear you need to have a great time in Kahana Valley. You’ll get more details in the confirmation email too

You will be meeting at the Active Oahu Tours storefront located at 134B Hamakua Dr. Kailua HI, 96734. The team will provide foam pads and straps and help you load your kayak on your vehicle. The destination location is 45 minutes away and is within a state park. It is a short walk from where you park to bring the kayaks to the river and from there you will be able to experience paddling on the clam river through the dense jungle.

Cancellation Policy

You are booking directly with Active Oahu Tours . The operator's cancellation policy is shown at the checkout screen and on all email communications. View General Cancellation Policy ›

Cancel or Refund Your Tour

Please send tour cancellation requests or rescheduling requests directly to the operator you booked with. The cancellation policy for each company is included in the checkout process adjacent to the payment info and is also included in confirmation and reminder emails.

When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

If you need specific instructions on how exactly that process works, check out our guide on How to Cancel or Request a Refund ›

Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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