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“Fun-filled experience!”
Review of Kayak Hanalei

Kayak Hanalei
Ranked #4 of 20 Tours in Hanalei
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a Hawaiian Family owned and operated company specializing in Kayak tours, kayak rentals, surf/SUP lessons, & surf/SUP rentals.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This was the first time kayaking for most people on this trip including our group of four novices. Harry and our other guide were outstanding! They were helpful and patient for the entire trip. We traveled up the river to hear some history, see the beautiful valley, and get comfortable in the kayaks, then we headed into the center of Hanalei Bay. From there we kayaked to Hideaway Beach for snorkeling and lunch. Harry did a great job helping two kayaks that struggled with the waves on our return trip into the bay. This trip was one of the highlights of our great 2-week vacation on Kauai!

1  Thank Don A
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was our favorite "extra" during our 8 day stay. Kayak Hanalei is family owned and operated. Everyone was super nice and made the experience from check in to finish great. Harry was our "tour"guide. He explained things without making anyone feel talked down to (like some of the other island extras we have done this week). We had a great kayak tour up the river, stopped for plenty of pics, kayak out to the sea, hung out with the sea turtles, hit the "hidden beach" for lots of snorkeling and they even supplied a light lunch. This was a bargain compared to some of the other businesses we checked into. We felt like we were hanging out with friends more than a guided tour. Fantastic!!

2  Thank Lori M
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Want to have a SAFE trip and tons of FUN? Well, this is the place to do it. Today my sister in law and I sat on Hideaway beach (a gorgeous spot) and watched a kayaking group relaxing and enjoying some time in the water. As the group sat down to lunch, we were watching our husbands kayak in and flip over. (They rented the boats on their own) They were pretty far out in the waves and struggling to get back to shore, but the guides from the Kayak Hanalei excursion were watching. When they saw our hubbies truly needed help, Harry and Kolo jumped into their boats and raced out to help them. These guides were amazing!!!! They covered so much distance so quickly, flipped the boat back over, and safely got our guys back to shore. I WILL book an excursion with them next time, and every time. Really wonderful people! It was obvious their group was having one of the best days ever on their excursion with the fantastic, skilled, caring people at Kayak Hanalei! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

3  Thank Melissa F
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Got simple instruction and put in in the bay then headed up river. Then turned around and headed for the ocean. Tried to get to the sea turtles but wind was up and guides thought waves were too high. Very enjoyable right up until we flipped out of the kayak(houlied)

Thank Marcus C
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Took a Hanalei River Hanalei Bay combo kayak tour. Guides Harry, Gabe and a third whose name escapes me were fantastic. They were extremely helpful, professional, knowledgeable and a blast to be with. We paddled up the river and then out into the bay where we saw some turtles up close. Then we paddled over to Hideaways beach for some snorkeling and lunch. The lunch was great, the equipment top notch, and the guides the best. Goldy, the owner treats all customers as family. I can not recommend this activity high enough.

2  Thank Richinpa
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