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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 access to the river and coast!

Kayak Hanalei is well equipped and organized to get you on the water quickly. The river was very still and peaceful once we pulled away from the crowds. a great place to learn to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Maureen C
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Marysville, Kansas
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Marysville, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Kayak Hanalei is well equipped and organized to get you on the water quickly. The river was very still and peaceful once we pulled away from the crowds. a great place to learn to SUP.

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Petaluma, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We asked about the river and anything we should know. The girl we rented from said that no, you just go up the river and you'll know when to turn around as the river gets too shallow to continue, which we found out later, was way before where we turned around after almost drowning by getting caught in a terrible... More 

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Orem, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Discovered Kayak Hanalei while driving around the island. Group of 6. Unfortunately, the first day we showed up just after 4pm and their last rental out is at 3:45pm. Needless to say we were quite disappointed but decided to ask what time they opened up in the morning so we could come back. The next morning we showed up right... More 

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Wilmington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I love to kayak, and we found this place the perfect venue to explore the Hanalei River. Rate was $35 per day for a single kayak which we thought very reasonable. Tip: the rental is for 24 hours, so we kayaked late morning, then came back early the next day for a second go around. Afternoons can... More 

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cbun08
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you are just looking to paddle board I would not suggest this place. If you want to kayak it's fine but to paddle board up the river isn't exactly relaxing. Now...if you are looking for a good work out then by all means do it. If you just want to have fun and play around paddle boarding, just go... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Super friendly staff and competitive rates. The kayaks were comfortable and clean too! Another plus is that you can park in their large lot, rent your kayak and get right in the water at the venue ~ no need to travel by van anywhere. The downside....the four of us rented two double kayaks and chose to go up the river... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was our last day and we wanted to try something new, so we decided to try stand-up paddleboarding . We chose Kayak Hanalei based on their reviews, choosing the two hours with an instructor (pricey but worth it). They provide rashguards to protect you from the sun and all other necessary accoutrement. The only hiccup was the girl behind... More 

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Trenton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I were first time ocean kayakers, the guides Harry and Gabe made us feel comfortable and gave us all the tips required. They took great care of the group, they jumped out of their kayaks to take pictures of us with our camera's, gave a history of the area, native names for the plants and fish. Gabe... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

5 of us did the SUP on the Hanaleu near the end of the day. Easy and relaxing - more fun than I expected. Very pretty scenery and the lazy river made for a great day for all of us. Fun!

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Princeville, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We took a 3 person kayak out this past weekend and placed our Two 4 year old children in the middle and had such a great time. The kids loved looking at all the birds, bamboo forests, banana trees and so much more on the trip up the Hanalei river. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. It took us... More 

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