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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour provided by Kayak Kaua'i

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Experience both kayaking and snorkeling on this Kauai combo tour
  • Paddle down Hanalei River and through Hanalei Bay
  • Look for sea turtles and fish while snorkeling in Bay Reef Lagoon
  • Includes light picnic lunch on the shores of the famous bay
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Kapaa and head to the launch point on the Hanalei River, where you learn basic paddling techniques and launch onto the river with a partner in a double kayak. Make your way downriver at a leisurely pace, passing through lush tropical forest and open taro fields. Spill out into crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay, and disembark on the shores for a rest and light sandwich lunch while enjoying views of Makana Peak, also known as the fictional Bali Hai from the 1958 movie South Pacific. Once recharged, use provided snorkeling equipment to explore the coral gardens of the Bay Reef Lagoon, home to colorful fish and even sea turtles. Climb back in your kayak and try riding the mellow bay waves if you like before paddling to the end point, where a driver waits to take you back to your original departure point in Kapaa.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • State-certified guide (s) trained in water safety
  • Personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Tandem (double) kayak
  • Snorkel gear
  • Water-resistant bag
  • Tropical juices and bottled water
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring the following items: sun protection, light shirt, bathing suit, footwear for the beach (tabis, aqua socks or tennis shoes), towel and change of clothes
  • Please include your choice of lunch: Ham, Turkey, Salami, Roast Beef, or Veggie Sandwich
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lesliejcarver wrote a review Aug 2019
San Diego, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is a fairly easy trip, but the ocean part got a bit strenuous. Our guide, Mike, was wonderful; he knew a great snorkel spot. I think it was the best place we snorkeled all week. He was great with our kids; he even convinced our 11-year-old to get in he water, and the had a
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Aloha Leslie, On our Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel tour, the ocean component depending on the swell and winds can sometime for a short time, test your mettle. Glad you survived. We believe the Blue Lagoon to be a good fit for the more active family. Mike brings many hours of ocean experience from surfing to guiding sea kayaking tours for us along Na Pali and glad you were able to capitalize on it and even....get your 11 year old in the water; maybe the water is his future. Thanks again for sharing.... A hui hou,
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Lily wrote a review Aug 2019
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Our tour guide was Jay and his goal was to make sure we all had fun while being safe and he did just that.Jay was super informative about the island.As we were kayaking he would give us information about the area while making sure we were all safe. When we arrived at Hideaway
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Aloha Lily, I think the "boar" stop is becoming almost the highlight on our Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. I have hung around with Jay when he interacting with clients and have always been struck by his varied knowledge of a myriad of things not only Kaua'i. Jay is fun and informative while being a good water person where is safety is #1. Keep looking for turtles and sharing your experiences. A hui hou and thanks for making it possible for us all to enjoy and share paradise.
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thora r wrote a review Aug 2019
Bunbury, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely recommend this fun little tour reasonably priced and well guided it provides the novice paddle the ideal opportunity to try kayaking under expert tutelage.The tour includes both river and ocean paddling as well as snorkelling providing the perfect introduction to
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Aloha Thora, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on your recent Hanalei River and Bay Blue Lagoon paddle & snorkel. This tours a great intro to not only kayaking but often to terrific snorkeling coupled with some dynamic views of the inspiring backdrop of Hanalei that rivals the nearby Na Pali coast. Glad you enjoyed and come back. Stay paddling and snorkeling....thanks again.
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Laurie R wrote a review Aug 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Having never kayaked, I was a bit nervous, but I ended up having a ton of fun! It definitely was a workout so if you're completely inactive the kayaking part may be a little tough, but it's definitely doable for different fitness levels. The tour started with a 45 minute drive
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Aloha Laurie, Glad you enjoyed the comedic "Jay and Dustin Show" on your recent Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. Hope you realized while Dustin and/or Jay were funning you all, that both were keeping a keen eye to safety. Good sign you saw turtles, especially since that is the Kayak Kaua'i totem; our form of travel, while slow gets us ultimately there ...in style. Did not know you were stopping to witness the roadside feral pig attraction. Great idea! You got the beach name right. During the summer calm, the surf allows us to access Hideaway Beach quite frequently, for some great snorkeling. Thanks for sharing and letting me know how "funny" like odd our guides can be. Stay paddling. A hui hou,
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So Cal Fam wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
Kayaking was wonderful, snorkeling even better! i was back and forth with this trip bcuz we are from laguna beach, California (1/2 of us surf/kayak/paddleboard at home) so I wasn't sure if this would be enough for my family (and their friends). It turned out perfect - a little
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
Responded 16 Aug 2019
Aloha Mystinef, Glad to hear that in-spite the time delay that Steve and Justice managed to show you and your family a good time on your Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. Regarding island time:, know that this is not "time frame" that we subscribe to at Kayak Kaua'i. I have lived on islands all my life and you are on time regardless. I am told the day you refer to, there was a lengthy time delay for road work in Kilauea coupled with some clients we were supposed to meet up in Princeville. Thanks for you patience and for not having the delay qualify your experience snorkeling with turtles....our company totem. Stay active and when ready...your family sounds ready for sea kayaking Na Pali with us. Thanks for your kind words and taking the time. A hui hou,
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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 eve
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Great Guide - Mike
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Perfect amount of paddling and hiking
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Excellent kayak and hike trip!
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Great Day
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Very Enjoyable Paddle, Guide Jay was Great!
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Nasty Day but Worth the Effort
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Perfect day!
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Kauai 2020
We had so much fun on this kayak/hike. Dustin was a great guide sharing many stories/history/culture. Highly recomm
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Fun adventure to beautiful waterfall
Mike was our tour guide for this paddle/hike and he was great. Excellent kayaking tips, great stories, and really e
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Kauai 2020
Tyler is an awesome Guide. The weather was beautiful. The Kayaking was great. The Hiking was good and challenging w
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Scott04
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Exciting adventure !!!
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Key Details
  • Hanalei River, Hanalei Bay, and 1 more
  • Duration: 4h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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