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About Kayak Hanalei
We are a Hawaiian Family owned and operated company specializing in Kayak tours, kayak rentals, & surf/SUP rentals. Open everyday 8am-5:30pm, Closed for lunch 11:30am-12pm daily. First come, first served for all rentals. Last rental at 3:45pm daily. Kayak Tours currently offered on Monday & Tuesday with an 8am check in and ending at 1pm. Snorkel gear & lunch included.
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Get up close and personal with the spectacular scenery of Hanalei Bay—and enjoy an active way to explore—on this two-in-one, half-day tour. Begin with a kayaking trip along the Hanalei River before heading onto the Bay to soak up the scenery, spy sea turtles, and more. Then, swap your kayak for a snorkel for an underwater nature expedition. Finally, unwind with lunch on the beach.
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Cheryl R wrote a review Sep 14
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We really enjoyed everyone. Kolo was very knowlegable and made the trip fun. He was very thoughtful taking pictures and letting us all try coconuts. Extra fun activity. No bathroom when we landed and pretty empty reef/viewing but you can't control nature. We were beginners and zig zag a lot so we were near the back of the group and missed his return talk about modern Kauai and recent nature events. I would use you again and would recommend Kolo.
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AliDSarahF wrote a review Sep 12
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Great tour - learn about the island and snorkel a great spot. We saw turtles, a moray eel and loads of reef fish.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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harbrsl wrote a review Sep 9
Pacifica, California321 contributions115 helpful votes
i love the way this paddle starts out on the river where it's calm and peaceful. the scenery looking back at the mountains was breathtaking. when you get into the bay you can start to see surfers and waves breaking. i thought our guide was joking when he said we'd be kayaking between the breaking waves and the cliff. he wasn't. thankfully the waves died out well before the cliff but this is where the knowledge of a local guide comes into play. Hideaways Beach is great for snorkeling. so many turtles that i lost count of how many i swam with. it was really fun to swim side by side in the surge as they were just living their best honu lives. lunch was really good. the sandwich was HUGE! i saved half for dinner. while i liked my guide, i did feel that the ratio of customers was too high for one person, especially when we were snorkeling. being a solo traveler and not knowing the waters there, i would have been more comfortable if there was more attention paid while we were in the water. at one point, i found myself in water about 12" deep and in some major surge. i was 20-30 feet from the cliff where waves were breaking and i nearly had a panic attack trying to get out of the situation and not harm the coral. in the end, i made it to the beach and all was fine but that was scary. all in all, i would recommend this trip but maybe not for the novice paddler or snorkeler.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Sarah wrote a review Sep 8
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We didn’t really know what to expect but ended up having a phenomenal time! It was so cool to learn a bit about Hanalei from a true local.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Judith S wrote a review Sep 7
Sun Valley, Idaho19 contributions21 helpful votes
loved the tour, very informative regarding the culture and history of the Hanalei area from a Hawaiian who truly loves and respects his native land and heritage. The level of expertise to perform the tasks of the tour was moderate and challenging enough to give me the feeling that I had a bit of a workout, not too easy not too hard. Recommend for families. Kolo our guide was very entertaining and insured our safety without babying.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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