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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

  • 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
Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
From US$98.99
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.
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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great Trip

Our family had an awesome adventure. Kayaking was great with incredible views and lots of information on the surroundings from our fantastic guides Brian and Steve. Snorkeling was good and incredible surroundings. Really enjoyed our main guide Brian who was full of info on all...More

Thank Herb K
Kayak K, Head Guides at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Herb, Thanks for sharing and getting the word out about our terrific Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. I believe after Na Pali coast the Hanalei area is number #2 in visitor attraction and seeing it by water on our Blue Lagoon Tour is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing snorkel and kayak times!

Incredible excursion for kayaking in Hanalei within the bag and estuary. The snorkeling spot had such clear water with so many colorful fish! We even saw two turtles. Out guide Brian, was amazing- full of knowledge about the area and with quick wit, too. Go...More

Thank pgillian
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Pgillian, Yes...I was there lending a helping hand when you did your Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle & Snorkel yesterday. You had a classic calm day with Brian and his energy complimenting the tour. I learn something every time I hang out with Brian; he...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018
could have been better

My family was disappointed in our Hanalei kayak and snorkel. We had a beautiful day. The guides "shorted" our time on the river expecting we could get around to Hideaway Bay. The Seas didn't let us, they can't help the weather. But instead of coming...More

1  Thank Bucketlistraveling
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Aloha Bucket, If you have been following the Kauai weather, it was starting to conspire before the recent massive floods we just witnessed. Guides do usually have a back up plan, but between the high surf which prevented you from exploring Hideaways and the rain...More

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Fun snorkel trip with a bit of kayaking

This was a fun adventure with very knowledgeable guides. Customer service was very helpful -- After a rainstorm forced the tour to cancel, we were easily able to reschedule our tour for the following day (Alternatively, they offered a refund if we were unable to...More

1  Thank Empress_Holly
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Aloha Empress, Very fair review of our Hanale Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. Been a rainy winter and thus the Hanalei River has been emptying copious amounts of muddy water into the bay; consequently snorkeling has not been as good with the murkier waters.. Glad...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile
Great guides!

Brian and Phil were excellent guides! Even though the weather wasn’t so great their enthusiasm made it a great day!More

Thank clemsontigerfan
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Aloha Clem, Of late the weather has been on the sloppy side. Without rain, you could not have rainbows...and guides as you learned can make the difference. Easy to guide when the day dawns with epic weather. True test of a guide comes when weather...More

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13 April 2018|
Response from Keri M | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy paddle. You start going against the current, which is lazy and fun, not fast paced. Then you go down to the ocean, the ocean party is short and depending on the weather, can be more challenging. The guides are... More
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