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Address: 5-5070 A KUHIO HWY, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: +1 808-826-1881
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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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Best kayaking lead by locals

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Labbott0
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Livermore, California

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Livermore, California
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Seattle, USA
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88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank spitty1974
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Cilantro63
Issaquah, WA
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78 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place made is as easy as possible to rent kayaks and launch them directly into the river from their dock on-site. All of the staff is nice and helpful, and their equipment worked great. They have two options - going right to the bridge and bird sanctuary upstream, or to the ocean downstream. Unless you are an avid boater,... More 

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Thank RainSeattleMom
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I signed up and paid for my husband to have private surf lessons and when he arrived at the beach he was put into a class with three young kids. I would recommend clarifying your class type before leaving the place so you get your monies worth. Instructors were outgoing and very helpful.

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Magnolia, Texas
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite, relaxing activities in Kauai. We arrived about an hour before noon and asked for a double Kayak. The manager suggested we wait to take advantage of the afternoon special as opposed to paying for a full day since we wouldn't be able to take advantage of it. To me that showed a great deal... More 

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Thank Texan_Diner
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Kayak Hanalei for years. The staff is very friendly. Rent a kayak or stand up paddle board and head out onto the Hanalei river. If you are adventurous head out to Hanalei bay. Even if you aren't adventurous you can get down on your knees and ride the little waves in the bay. If you rent from... More 

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Thank Dave C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in we felt we had chosen the right kayaking outfit on the north shore. Well organised, professional, relaxed, warm and friendly. My son and I (14yrs) enjoyed the tour guides cultural information alongside a relaxed and experienced adventure along the river and into the ocean where we were lead to a small secluded beach. The... More 

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