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Kayak Hanalei

5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1881
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Ranked #6 of 22 Activities in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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Anacortes, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

When you leave the "Dock Dynasty" at Kayak Hanalei you have a choice to go up river or to the ocean. We chose up river and had a nice paddle ~ 2 mi to the point we couldn't go further. We saw birds, turtles on logs and just plain beautiful scenery. The folks helping us were very friendly. The rental... More

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We rented kayaks here and got launched into the river. First we went out to Hanalei Bay and paddled through the surf and then spent a little time on the beach. Back in the kayaks and then paddle down river past the one lane bridge to the wildlife refuge. Folks were friendly and helpful - rental included life jacket and... More

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Chelsea, MI
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I went to Kayak Hanalei (Hanalei Wave Riders) for a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lesson. We are both active, but neither one of us had done Stand up paddleboarding, so we thought we would do a lesson. The whole experience with Kayak Hanalei was excellent. The girls we spoke to at the counter were very informative, helpful,... More

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Frisco, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife an I who are both in our 60's rented a double kayak on our last day in Hanalei. I wish we had rented earlier in our vacation so we could have done it more than once. The girl at the desk was very friendly and helpful and answered our questions concerning the kayaks as this was our first... More

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I would recommend this to anyone that is in the area. Very nice/helpful staff. Way cheap to rent then our hotel and the kayaks were equal quality.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a great experience at Kayak Hanalei. Did the river/bay/Hideaway beach kayak tour with Gabe as our guide. We are experienced outdoors people, but had never kayaked before. Gabe spent some time at the beginning of the tour explaining paddling, turning, braking, and spin turns. When we got out into light surf, he explained where we needed to go... More

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Staff made it easy and quick to get in the river on our self guided trip up the Hanalei river. Before we left they made sure we all were properly fitted with life vests. The self tour took approximately 3 hours round trip up the Hanalei as far as we could go. The river was gentle and slow moving making... More

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Roseville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a wonderful experience this past June. We took my mother-in-law, who has mobility issues and does not swim, kayaking on the Hanalei river. We arrived just in time to catch the discounted afternoon rate. Although there were lots of customers it did not take long to sign in and after just a few minutes we were ready to... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I signed up for stand-up paddle board lessons, and Kolo was our guide. We caught on fairly quickly, and Kolo took us on a mini-adventure up the river and out into Hanalei Bay. His friendly demeanor, stories about growing up in the area and ability to weave the cultural significance of various plants and landmarks that he... More

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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We rented 2 single kayaks for the day. The staff was very friendly and helpful in deciding what to do.The launch dock was fabulous easy entry and exit from the river.We kayaked up the river 2 miles to the shallow water then back. the scenery on the river was beautiful. We were a little apprehensive to go but overall it... More

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