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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: 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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I have always wanted to surf.... so my son and I hired this team to help us out. We did a semi-private lesson because we wanted to make sure we had plenty of instruction. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to surf.... so my son and I hired this team to help us out. We did a semi-private lesson because we wanted to make sure we had plenty of instruction. Great decision. Kolo was our instructor- he began on land going over the different steps of getting up on your board- once he was confident that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We traveled with Gabe and Harry on the Morning Bay Explorer tour. It was phenomenal. Great kayaking down the river and into the ocean; they gave plenty of instruction on kayak technique and offered a few breaks so as to not get tired and sore. The sights were gorgeous, and both tour guides gave loads of historical context to make... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Decided 1 day to go kayaking, and the biggest draw was they launch straight into the Hanalei River. The equipment was good, price was good. The staff was friendly and helpful and provided some sight seeing tips out on the bay/ocean. I have kayaked ocean and rivers but my gf's first time. After a few early missteps we were able... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was a paddle up River, against the current to see River turtles, maybe some fish. I advised some upstream paddlers to lower their expectations. Going as far as you can is a tough haul. Especially against a strong wind. The sit-a-top kayaks are kind of a drag and you notice it against the current. We were dealing with heavy... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was our first time to paddle board. The staff on the dock gave great advice and instruction. Proved to be the perfect way to start. All 3 of us truly had a great time. Sea turtle was swimming under our boards as we neared Hanalei Bay. Can go down river and just enjoy getting better at paddle boarding or... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Booked through Kayak Kauai for about $100 each. That includes optional transportation (we drove on our own to explore Hanalei and the area afterwards), kayaking on Hanalei River then onto the bay, snorkeling and lunch. My kids and wife all felt it was the highlight of our weekend, that's how much fun it was. The kayaking was great because the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We decided to give Kayak Hanalei a try after seeing paddle boarders on the river and their office from the road. The front desk staff were friendly and encouraging that with simple instruction from their staff on the dock, first time paddle boarders would be able to enjoy the river. When we told their staff on the dock that this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Kayak Hanalei, right near the Dolphin restaurant, is a great place from which to launch a morning or afternoon kayak excursion. My wife and I had previously done a guided kayak tour in Wailua from another company which was fun but pricey and had some downsides associated with it being a guided tour. At Kayak Hanalei we rented a double... More 

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Marysville, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Kayak Hanalei is well equipped and organized to get you on the water quickly. The river was very still and peaceful once we pulled away from the crowds. a great place to learn to SUP.

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Petaluma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We asked about the river and anything we should know. The girl we rented from said that no, you just go up the river and you'll know when to turn around as the river gets too shallow to continue, which we found out later, was way before where we turned around after almost drowning by getting caught in a terrible... More 

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Additional Information about Kayak Hanalei

Address: Address: 5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-826-1881
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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