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Kayak Hanalei

Address: 5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-826-1881
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Rented two kayaks for a reduced rate of $25.00 starting at 1:00 pm. We had them till they closed at 4:30 pm. We had no problem with the kayaks and the Hanalei River was fun to kayak on.

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Jefferson, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It was our first time ever of Stand Up Paddle boarding and it was the best experience! The service at Hanalei Wave Riders was excellent! A great way to spend an afternoon! Can't wait to come back!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful river on which to Kayak. Go one way and you reach a nature reserve, go the other and you reach the ocean. Wind makes it a bit challenging, but this is an easy place to have fun. Prices are fair, staff helpful, You don't need a guide. This is the best island in Hawaii == Don't miss it.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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122 reviews 122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We missed the part about your don't have to be back at a certain time. We thought we only had 2 1/2 hours! We rented 2 kayaks and 2 SUP's. Started out enjoying the scenery and then kept looking at our watch to see how much time we had left, made it to the end and on our way back... More 

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We rented kayaks and went down the hanalei river. Easy trip (you can go as far as 2 miles we went a little shorter). It's very relaxing and scenic - gorgeous mountains and beautiful plants along the river. We enjoyed this especially because it was a windy cold day at the beach and the river was sheltered and warm. The... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is very pricey for what you get. We rented kayaks with guides and went for a four hour trip up the river, into the ocean, snorkeled a bit, had lunch and came back. The kayaks were in good shape and they gave a good overview, but after we got in the water, the guides wrote useless. The snorkeling was... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We took the kayak and snorkeling tour today. We are almost 70 and needed a little help from the guides on the way back, but we're happy we made the trip. It was our first time kayaking, so we probably made it harder on ourselves than we had to. The guides were great, we never felt uneasy, and we got... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We did the half day rental and went up the river. We were greeted by friendly staff who advised us of the general time required to go up the river and back. They provided a dry bag for our small items and they also had water available for purchase which was great. Once equipped with life jackets and paddles we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We took the kayak/snorkel tour with Kayak Hanalei. It was a pleasure from start to finish. We made our reservations a couple of days in advance and when we arrived we were greeted with a smile by a young lady who gave us our snorkel gear and introduced our guide. Our guides name was Gabriel and he greeted us by... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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