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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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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

We are a Hawaiian Family owned and operated company specializing in...

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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Breathtaking kayak tour!

This was our first kayaking experience and it couldn't have been better! This was a breathtaking tour! Our guides were Gabe and Kolo who were so informative during this whole tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was our first kayaking experience and it couldn't have been better! This was a breathtaking tour! Our guides were Gabe and Kolo who were so informative during this whole tour and were very helpful and a lot of fun! We had a great time and would totally recommend this tour to everyone! We kayaked down the river to the... More 

Thank RK1360
Orinda, California
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took the 4 hr kayak trip. The guides told stories of the area, knew the history and Hawaiian culture. They were so patient with the group. One of the guys towed an older couple that had difficulty in the waves and the other guy paddled with a broken paddle with a smile. Lunch was substantial sandwiches. We did this... More 

Thank CB1020
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We rented kayaks to kayak the Hanalei River. The office is located right on the highway, and there is adequate parking there. The transaction went well, the kayaks were fine. It was convenient that you could put in right at Kayak Hanalei without having to go to a remote location. The scenery was pretty, especially going to the bay and... More 

Thank photomanster
Mount Shasta, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I took the 4 hour kayak tour and had a wonderful time. Their equipment is in very good condition and safety is definitely a priority with them. Both of our guides Gab and Kolo were very helpful in helping my wife (who has bad knees) get in and out of the kayak. Mahalo guys. Their knowledgeable of... More 

Thank raftpro706
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We did the 1 PM half day discounted kayak rental, and that was enough for our abilities. We are beginners. We went down to Hanalei Bay & floated around a bit, then came back. It was quite nice! The people at Kayak Hanalei were all very friendly and helpful. We'll use them again.

Thank VPGallagher
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was on kauai in august 2015, looing for a kayak rental got recommended to this company through the women at the st regis. Upon arrival the lady in the shop was very helpful sending me down to a ramp area that leads into the river where i was met by Braden. Sure enough he was the guy who was... More 

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111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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 

Thank PrincessWildhair
Boulder, Colorado
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90 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 

Thank D H
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank Justin W
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
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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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