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Kayak Hanalei

5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1881
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Ranked #5 of 21 Activities in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I signed up for stand-up paddle board lessons, and Kolo was our guide. We caught on fairly quickly, and Kolo took us on a mini-adventure up the river and out into Hanalei Bay. His friendly demeanor, stories about growing up in the area and ability to weave the cultural significance of various plants and landmarks that he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We rented 2 single kayaks for the day. The staff was very friendly and helpful in deciding what to do.The launch dock was fabulous easy entry and exit from the river.We kayaked up the river 2 miles to the shallow water then back. the scenery on the river was beautiful. We were a little apprehensive to go but overall it... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We rented 2 two-person kayaks for a nice up river trip. The staff was very helpful and nice. By starting after 2 pm we got a small discount off the rate. Since we only planned to do this for a couple of hours this made most sense. My 8 and 5 year olds had a blast. The river is very... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We rented a triple kayak and 3 SUPs. The staff was friendly and helpful. The river is calm and pretty a really safe place to learn . I thought the prices were really reasonable and they had a great rental policy. Thanks for the fun day :)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I rented a kayak and it was my first time. The people were very professional and friendly and the business was clean and the paddle down the Hanalei River to the wildlife sancutuary was breathtaking! It was so peaceful and serene after you passed the bridge and it was another world entirely. Beautiful birds flying and singing... More

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st charles
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is our third time to Kauai and we never kayaked. What a great addition to this trip. 3 hrs of gentle kayak down the Hanalei River. Relaxing fun saw amazing wildlife. The staff is so helpful and nice. Would definitely do this again on our return.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In all the times we been coming to Hawaii, we have never heard this said to us. The girl at the service desk said exactly this. I might expect to hear that in Oahu or maybe Maui but not in Kauai.In previous years, we had rented a kayak at night. But,under new ownership, they had changed their rental policy. Trying... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I’ve visited this place 3 times during my stay and I agree that these guys are top notch! From the minute you walk in you’re greeted with a smile. It was very busy when I came in but the girls at the desk were pleasant, helpful & answered all my questions about the river as I have never gone up... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

First time SUP users and a little apprehensive. We received excellent customer service at the counter, including complimentary waterproof bag for electronics and valuables, as well as excellent instruction at the dock. Had the time of our lives sharing (3 of us) the paddleboard and swimming. Certainly will rent again on our next visit to the island. I love supporting... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We rented two Paddleboards and two Kayaks and had an amazing time!! I would advise going at a later time to receive a discount. I believe after 2 pm was when we received a discount. Also, leave the canal and go right towards the waterfall, not the ocean. You will work harder initially going upstream, but even then it's not... More

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