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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 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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Great morning paddle

We paddled upstream this time due to high surf at the ocean. It was more active than I expected, but the scenery and wildlife were beautiful. The directions provided by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cathy M
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paddled upstream this time due to high surf at the ocean. It was more active than I expected, but the scenery and wildlife were beautiful. The directions provided by the staff were spot on, and a great way to experience the natural beauty at a very reasonable cost.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today we spent the morning with Kayak Hanalei. What a great experience we had. With this family run business. From Roxanne at the book in desk to our guides Kolo & Kanani. Starting in the Hanalei River we paddled downstream to a great commentary from the guides Kolo & Kanani. They told us about local flora & fauna and the... More 

Thank Tracy757
W Colorado
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

on the right just past the Dolphin as you enter town, these guys know what they are doing. took less than 5 minutes to sign the obligatory waiver, collect small dry bag, grab PFD, paddle and go! Loved the lack of lecture about about hazards of kayaking, blah blah blah- they apparently think you know what you are getting in... More 

Thank Mtnbound
2 reviews
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 

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Orinda, California
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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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 

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Mount Shasta, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction 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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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 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 

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