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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 24 Activities in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We rented a kayak for an afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our self-directed adventure up the river inland and then back out to the coast. The folks at Kayak Hanalei were very friendly and got us in and out of the water very quickly. We’ll rent a kayak there on our next trip to Kauai.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Three friends and I rented double kayaks from Kayak Hanalei. They made it easy to get in and out of the kayaks because you do it on a dock and they push you into the water and pull you out. We had two options for direction, one to go about 2 miles on a river through a nature reserve and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My brother and our friend hired kayaks and stand ups from here and were charged $40 for 24 hours with no other option for hire. What were they going to do with a kayak/stand up for 24 hours?! $80 US for one hour along the river. This is so expensive compared to other places, and they only went with it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Aloha Every One Ya Kayak Hanalei Is The Best Place To Go Every One At The Office Is Very Friendly & With Aloha

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Budapest, Hungary
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We read many comments on Wailua river kayaking, where you have to share the river with a significant mass of other tourists, and also with motorised vehicles. So we decided to go for kayaking on the Hanalei river. It was very a pieceful, beautiful and easy paddle. We can only recommend to everyone who is out for a beautiful adventure.... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a laid-back way to see more of Kauai. He loves the outdoors and I love to relax ... this was the perfect activity for us! Gabe and John were outstanding and took us on a great tour of the beautitful Hanalei river and then took us out to an amazing snorkeling spot. The... More

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Anacortes, Washington, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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