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Address: 191 Wailua Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808-241-7700
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator...
Alii Kayaks is a Full-service Kayak and Stand UP Paddle board operator, conveniently located on the Wailua River on the island of Kauai. Take an eco-adventure Kayak/Hike and see a Secret Waterfall! This is an easy going Hawaiian Style kayak paddle on a Class Zero river combined with a moderate hike through a rainforest, wading through streams, traversing muddy trails and walking over a tree root system the size of a large SUV; a definite rock solid adventure. For individuals without paddling experience our guides will provide you with instruction, assist you with your launch and accompany you for the duration providing assistance where needed. They know tricks and tips that will make your journey as easy as possible. They will even provide you with walking sticks and backpack style Dry Bags for your carry along items. You can feel safe with our guides who are Water Safety Instructed, as well as CPR and First Aid certified. Stand UP Paddle Rentals and Lessons available daily.
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SUP the Wailua River

Alii Kayaks were friendly and easy to rent stand up paddleboards from. They are a short walk from the Wailua River, with an easy drop in. We chose Alii because we had found a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Alii Kayaks were friendly and easy to rent stand up paddleboards from. They are a short walk from the Wailua River, with an easy drop in. We chose Alii because we had found a coupon to save 15%, and are happy with our choice.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our family kayaked up the river and hiked to Secret Falls. It was a strenuous hike, but we made it to swim in the falls and loved it. What made it the best was our tour guide, Kayden. He stopped all along the way and told us such wonderful tales and facts about the area we were going through. He... More 

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Silverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I went on the kayak/hike trip to the "secret waterfalls." This was a very enjoyable 5 hour excursion with a guide and a small group. The guide was excellent - funny, low-key and full of stories and history which gave us insight to the native population and what they have endured. Very nice trip and a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great time with wife and two kids (10/14). Kayak was some work but a lot of fun, all ages can do it. TC and his dog were great. Loved having a local Hawaiian give us insight to the land and history. (Other guides we passed were just making jokes and talking about how you could make cordage from the trees).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our family of five (40 down to 12) went on this kayak trip and hike. Our guides TC and Pepeau were excellent. TC is very knowledgeable of the Island and it's history. He was patient with those who were a bit slower on the hike and entertaining with his ukulele while we waited at times. Pepeau was just super sweet... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The river is beautiful and the Kayaks were steady. Going up to the secret falls was a lot of fun. You get to wade across a river and climb a river bank like Indiana Jones (which incidently was filmed near by). Our guide (TC) was very good and knew the region well. Clearly though this is a physical activity which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was our second time being on the island and now were able to do more stuff since we are older. We had TC as our guide and his knowledge of the Hawaiian history and jokes was great best thing to do to prepare is actually bring water shoes like they tell you to do and bring plenty of sunscreen... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

8 and 10 year old boys loved it! The pace was good and the guide informative. Falls were a little dry but to no fat of the company. Beautiful and not strenuous for us (we can typically hike 3-5 miles before the complaints begin). Kana definitely carried himself well, watched out for the group, and had many good eats suggestions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We love TC and his dog!! Best tour guides!!! Kayaking was hard work but we had a great time. Nice hike. Not too long or difficult. Waterfall was nice. Overall the experience was worth it because of our tour guide. Thank you TC!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This company made it so easy by providing dry bags and detailed instructions before and during the event. They even gave us lunch for a little extra money. The tour guide had the cutest little dog that tagged along for the whole adventure. It was a good work out, a beautiful waterfall, and exhilarating hike. The entire morning was filled... More 

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Additional Information about Alii Kayaks

Address: 191 Wailua Rd., Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: +1 808-241-7700
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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