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Kayak Hanalei

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Address: 5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-826-1881
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Description: We are a Hawaiian Family owned and operated company specializing in Kayak...
We are a Hawaiian Family owned and operated company specializing in Kayak tours, kayak rentals, surf/SUP lessons, & surf/SUP rentals.
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Easy, friendly, helpful! Can't go wrong

This is a very well organized rental agency for Kayaks and SUPs. Literally in about 10 minutes you could be out in the water. The team is helpful to assess the gear that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very well organized rental agency for Kayaks and SUPs. Literally in about 10 minutes you could be out in the water. The team is helpful to assess the gear that you require and what boats might be best for you or your family. Make sure that you ask them about the river that they are perched on.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was fun. The Hawaii moment you imagine of stand up paddling in Hanalei Bay. You should do it. We wanted to paddle for about 2 hours with our kids. $43/SUP for the whole day, $32 if after 1pm. No hourly rentals: all day, half day or nothing. We checked 3 other shops and same pricing scheme. $170 for a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did the morning kayak tour with gabe, it was the most amazing experience of my life, you start in the clear pristine river, you then go to the bay, paddle to the beach in this clear, turquise and aqua marine water, with reefs everywhere, then we go to the beach, we get a good lunch, then he gives us... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Rented 2 kayaks and a paddle board and travelled up the river and down to the ocean. Staff was great, fees were reasonable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The location of this company is perfect. They have access to the Hanalei River right from the back yard so you can rent a SUP or kayak and then head up river or down toward the Bay to try your luck with waves. We stayed on the river because my daughters wanted to try the stand up paddleboards for the... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We rented two two-person kayaks from Kayak Hanalei for a leisurely two hour kayak down the Hanalei River. Beautiful scenery. Our teenager and 9-year old led the way. The vendor was very pleasant and had a great location with ample parking, easy entry into the river and a shave ice vendor within walking distance. Kayaks were clean and in good... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Dropped by in the AM ready to have a day on the river. The staff quickly took care of us and we were off onto the river in under 10 minutes. Rental included all items, including dry bag and life vests. Rental includes next day till 11am. Spend the day paddling up the river through the reserve then all the... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We rented 2 paddle boards. Claiming they look at each board to ensure there is no damage prior to giving them out they loaded the boards on our vehicle quickly and we were not given the option to look at the boards to verify they were OK. When we got to the river we noticed one of the boards we... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Staff are excellent. Kayak into the Hanalei bay and around the corner to snorkel at Hideaways beach. Sandwiches were good; lunch also came with chips, a juice drink, water and a banana.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family was looking to do some kayaking in Kauai and boy did we find the right place. We have kayaked a bit in the past, but the open ocean kayaking idea is probably a bit much. This place is incredible. They are very organized and had us on the river within 10 minutes of us getting to them. We... More 

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