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Kayak Hanalei

5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1881
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Ranked #7 of 21 activities in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

First time SUP users and a little apprehensive. We received excellent customer service at the counter, including complimentary waterproof bag for electronics and valuables, as well as excellent instruction at the dock. Had the time of our lives sharing (3 of us) the paddleboard and swimming. Certainly will rent again on our next visit to the island. I love supporting... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We rented two Paddleboards and two Kayaks and had an amazing time!! I would advise going at a later time to receive a discount. I believe after 2 pm was when we received a discount. Also, leave the canal and go right towards the waterfall, not the ocean. You will work harder initially going upstream, but even then it's not... More

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I agree with Randall - the customer service is poor. The lady at the front desk was not friendly. I would have left had I not had to leave the bay in an hour and a half, and just wanted to get out on the water quickly. Their website states they have an "afternoon special" and does not mention the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Rented two double kayaks and had a great time paddling up the hanalei river. Their dock drops you right into a canal that takes you to the river. The dock is a sloped chute that slides you into the canal. You can choose to go down stream to the sea or go upstream back under the old trestle bridge and... More

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Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The north shore is the most majestic place I have seen and to be kayaking through the middle of it was such a blessing! Kayak Hanalei made it easy for my family and friends to rent nice equipment and tour at our own pace.

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been raving about this kayak experience to everyone we've met. It is definitely worth the money and time. We took our 10 year old son who totally loved the guides: Kolo and Kalani. They were really knowledgeable and fun! The trip takes you down the Hanalei River into the ocean, around Princeville resort, to a small beach, Hideaways.... More

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Shelbyville, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ok, I'm sure these guys are normally great, but I got a clueless person at the register, probably an owner's wife/girlfriend. 1st I asked for the afternoon special on a SUP rental, the lady tells me the afternoon special starts at 2pm, I'm thinking they should change the name to "after 2pm special", but no big deal I'm willing to... More

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Wailani S, Front Office Manager at Kayak Hanalei, responded to this review

Aloha, My name is Haleakala and I am the person you referred to above. We are a small Hawaiian family owned and operated company. Our rates are great in comparison to the cost of living here in Hawaii and running a small business. As we are the only Kayak/Sup company in Hanalei with a dock, most people opt to conveniently... More

San Francisco, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a great group tour with Kayak Hanalei. They are based off the Hanalei river and the tour goes out to the ocean to a beautiful beach for lunch & snorkeling before paddling back. Great trip for families & beginners. Friendly, attentive guides. Gorgeous scenery! They provided lunch & even sang & played ukeleles! Highly recommend it. Our 10 year... More

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a wonderful trip that I highly recommend if you are around the North Shore of Kauai. The guides were very knowledgable and most of all, filled with heart - especially for their native Hawaiian culture, which they transmitted to us with a wide range of subjects. At Hideaways Beach - just outside Hanalei Bay, the leader climbed a... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Great local family to kayak with. Guides Koloni and Gabe were great. Started off kayaking on the river and was told some local history of the area. Continued down to the ocean and paddled to Hideaway beach. Snorkelled for 40 min and was served up lunch on the beach. All and all a great way to spend 4 hours.

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