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About Kayak Kaua'i
Rentals and Tours: River and Sea Kayaking, hiking/trekking, and stand up board. Na Pali camping equipment support and logistics. Vacation Rentals.
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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

Experience Kauai’s sacred Wailua River by land and by water on this combo hiking and kayaking tour that’s easy enough even for beginners. A state-certified guide safely leads you through the trip’s two legs: a kayak trip down the river and a hike through tropical forest to a waterfall. Guide commentary about Wailua’s ancient history and legends along the way adds to the adventure.
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5 hours
from $95.00

Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Paddle and swim through some of Kauai's most recognizable scenery on a combo kayak and snorkel tour of Hanalei Bay. Put aside navigation worries as your guide leads the way down the Hanalei River and into the bay and sets up a picnic lunch with views of Makana Peak. In addition to kayaking, don a snorkeling mask to explore the vibrant marine life of the Bay Reef Lagoon.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $108.99

Sea Kayak Whale Watching

From Po'ipu, winter paddle and snorkel, the same canoe paths of old taken by early Polynesians and whaling captains.
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7 hours
from $165.42

Kauai Sea Kayaking Tour of Na Pali Coast

Snorkeling equipment and a buffet lunch are provided during this guided sea kayak adventure. Explore sea caves and secluded beaches while paddling along the southwest portion of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. Pull ashore at Milolii for beach combing, swimming, and a buffet lunch. Upon return to Polihale, a refreshing shower and van awaits for easy transport back to the marina. It’s an all-inclusive day trip to enhance any vacation.
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8 to 10 hours
from $212.27

Wailua River Paddle

A Safe and Tranquil Taste of the Wailua River

This three-hour guided tour is a wonderful paddling adventure for the whole family, idyllic paddling on the Wailua River Great panoramic scenery with the landscape and natural history genuinely and safely explained by your water borne guide.

The Wailua River became the center of activity for early Hawaiians and is known as one of Hawaii’s two most sacred places.

At night, it is said that one can still hear ancient drums thunder in concert with the nearby surf. This tour is perfect for those who want a “taste” of this wonderful river.
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3 hours
from $72.22
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Katie wrote a review Jul 2020
New York, NY, United States6 contributions1 helpful vote
The guides were awesome and excursion was great! I’d recommend wearing water shoes with good traction. You’ll need them the whole way.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Storemaker, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i
Responded Jul 19, 2020
Thanks for your kinds words. Hope to get gears in motion as the quarantine ends. Stay well and paddling. Micco
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Jill J wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had Jay as our guide and he was amazing. Took the time to explain things and made it a great experience for everyone. Would highly recommend this excursion and Jay as your guide.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Aloha Inspiration, Thanks for letting us know that Jay is, yet again, doing an admirable job. We are fortunate to have a great cast of guides and one of the top one is Jay. Thanks for your kind words. Stay active and enjoying of not only Kaua'i but the planet. A hui hou,
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TJLK2013 wrote a review Mar 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota74 contributions12 helpful votes
As modestly experienced kayakers, we found the Hanalei Bay Kayak & Snorkel Tour, a well-conducted, less than moderately difficult adventure, with a variety of pleasant activities, and, on a windy day, just a bit of excitement. The tour included quality snorkeling equipment and the ramps for the kayaks at the marina made both put in and take out smooth and easy. After paddling down the river, our guide – who was both personable and knowledgeable – stopped to provide us with some history and background on the river, the surrounding landscape and the mountains. At the beach, he provided us with snorkeling advice, including a review of common fish, lunch, fresh coconut, live ukulele music (pretty good, and pretty perfect for the setting) and wove palm leaf flowers for the ladies. The snorkeling was a bit disappointing since the wind and waves had kicked up some sand, the overcast sky muted the colors, and the bigger reefs were out where the waves were higher than my skill and comfort levels. But I haven’t figured out how to control the weather. We did have a sea turtle swim directly under our kayak. As lake kayakers, we got a new experience going back in by riding the waves with a gusting wind hurrying us along. This is not a challenge for an extreme sportsman, but a good way for most people to experience a variety of outdoor Hawaiian activities.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Aloha TJL, Glad you enjoyed their tour. Hanalei and environs is pretty classic. Hanalei was recently voted #1 town in all of Hawaii in Hawaii Magazine. Next time you will have to go with us on our many tours both in Hanalei, Wailua and Na Pali. Stay active. Micco
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Tom H wrote a review Mar 2020
Lihue, Hawaii17 contributions9 helpful votes
Good guides with beautiful views. You must paddle yourself but everyone is patient. Nice lunch and snorkeling included. About $110 per person. Weather is everything.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Aloha Tom, Glad you enjoyed your Hanalei Blue Lagoon river and bay snorkel tour. The views from your kayak and under water can be spectacular. We use double kayaks to make it easier paddling and to help guides keep everyone together and safe. Stay paddling and snorkeling and thanks for sharing your kind words. A hui hou,
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Kathleen wrote a review Mar 2020
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I will begin at the end - after paddling, hiking, swimming, hiking and paddling; our group brought our kayaks ashore laughing, clapping and genuinely feeling Aloha, along with the experience of having spent the afternoon as Ohana! Mike, our guide, was patient, inclusive and shared his deep understanding of kayaking, hiking, the history of Kauai, the culture of Hawaii and the flora and fauna of the island! Every question was answered with respect and knowledge. Every direction was given with a thorough understanding that he was addressing novices and experienced kayakers and hikers. Our adventure is one we will always remember! Mahalo, Mike!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Aloha NJ, Great and different review. Seems there was real bonding on your Wailua River paddle and hike to the Sacred/Secret Falls. Really glad you enjoyed and letting us know that your guide Mike continues to do more than a great job....giving it his all! Stay active and chasing waterfalls. Thanks for taking the time to share. A hui hou,
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