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Address: 5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-826-1881
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 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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Good location for a day of kayaking

Kayak Hanalei is located at a bend in the Hanalei River, where you can go for about an hour upstream to a quiet wildlife area, or about a half-hour downstream to the ocean. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Snohomish, Washington

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Snohomish, Washington
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120 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayak Hanalei is located at a bend in the Hanalei River, where you can go for about an hour upstream to a quiet wildlife area, or about a half-hour downstream to the ocean. You can rent a single ($35) or a double ($60) kayak for all day and do both. You can work your way upstream then back down to... More 

1 Thank ALFriedman
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived to Kayak Hanalei with my family around 3:00 in the afternoon to rent (overpriced) kayaks and a paddle board. We were told to return by 5:30pm however was NEVER informed of a $25 late charge if we were to be late. I even asked if there was a penalty and the employee said " just please don't be... More 

1 Thank dafco
Kayak H, Manager at Kayak Hanalei, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you felt our equipment was overpriced but yet still rented at 3:14pm for a total of $133.96. It is unfortunate that although both the office & dock staff specifically stated to return no later than 5:30pm and the waiver form that your group signed clearly states that there is a late fee if returning... More 

santa monica, CA
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day spent kayaking on the River into the Ocean! Gorgeous views! Snorkeling was awesome and Lunch was actually delicious! The Guys Colo and ( oh gosh, i forgot the other sweet young man's name) were WONDERFUL! We learned SO much history and I learned SO many facts about the tropical fish we were about to see! Really great highlight... More 

Thank lucylover44
Concord, California, United States
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this trip because of the reviews AND we had already done a kayak/hiking trip last time, so we werent interested in doing that again. This was one of the only kayak trips that was strictly kayaking and suitable for our 10 year old daughter. This trip took you down the Hanalei River and onto a beach by Hanalei... More 

1 Thank Wendy A
Salida, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience we had with Kayak Hanalei!!! My kids Kaia (9) and Talan (7) really enjoyed their lessons. It was amazing to see them enjoy the thrill of getting up on the board. Their instructor Keola was phenomenal with my kids! Very enthusiastic and supportive and really made them feel comfortable!!! It was a memorable experience for me... More 

1 Thank jcrhemphill
Livermore, California
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This was a great 4.5 hr tour lead by locals. It was beautiful kayaking down the Hanalei river and then into the ocean by Hanalei Bay. We got to swim and snorkel and they serviced a great lunch from a local deli. The price was reasonable especially given the cost of tours that length of time. The young men leading... More 

1 Thank Labbott0
Seattle, USA
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89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We've kayaked on river estuaries at home so thought it would be fun to kayak the lazy Hanalei River. This is a laid-back operation but simple to accomplish. No reservations needed and rates drop after 1 pm. We didn't need instruction so picked up our life jackets & paddles and off we went up the river. I'd give 5 stars,... More 

1 Thank Megan P
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We tried SUP for the first time with Kayak Hanalei. Our guide, Kolo, told us everything we needed to know to get going on the river. We didn't fall once. He is a local Hawaiian born and raised on the North Shore. He shared so much history. We learned things no guide book could ever tell us. When we got... More 

1 Thank j_hendrixs2006
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My wife and I rented two single kayaks yesterday to enjoy a day on the Hanalei River. We had a wonderful day. If you're in Hanalei and want to paddle the river, definitely choose to rent from this company. We Liked Them For The Following Reasons: Excellent location, clean facilities, & ample secure parking. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, that inform you... More 

Thank spitty1974
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This kayak excursion made for a fun afternoon activity. All the equipment you need is provided and the staff makes launch and return easy. The price seemed a little steep for a 2 hour rental, however they have a smooth running operation, and you can't beat the beautiful mountain views and lush, tropical setting.

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