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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.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Great activity for a morning in Kauai!

Kayak Kauai is highly recommended. Kola was a great guide. Very funny and easy going. He taught us a lot about the local area and the legends of the island of Kauai. The snorkeling at Hideaways beach was really cool. We had several people that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank John C
Reviewed 27 July 2018
Bad weather - should have cancelled the tour

We had a very disappointing experience with this tour. The weather was extremely poor before and during the tour, to the point where we could not see where we were kayaking due to the amount of rainfall. What is described as a "leisurely paced kayak"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Catherine T
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Aloha Catherine, Sorry that the weather conspired against you both. We are, especially in the summer, in a "dry pattern", but rain is always a possibility. Living on 30 mile wide Kaua'i is like being on a small boat with small storm systems blowing quickly...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Amazing, Hanalei Bay and ocean kayak and hideaway beach snorkel

First off, this trip is highly recommended, Lisa was so cool, very informative, and helpful to everyone. This was the highlight of my trip.. We loved everything.. Lisa definitely needs a ATV to haul all the gear down the (what seemed like a mile walk)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sherry s
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Aloha Sherry, Thanks for your nice review and getting the word out on our 5 hour Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel. This tour is a gem with great panorama and often some terrific snorkeling. The floods of April has challenged us logistically with the...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 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 20 June 2018

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 4 June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gillian P
Kayak K, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

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

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16 October 2018|
Response from Jo Ann H |
WHEN AND WHERE: 4 person minimum opens a tour — reservations recommended in advance 4 Hour Hanalei River and Bay Exploration Every day of the week except Sunday Check-In Wailua River Marina: 9:00 a.m. Shuttle to Hanalei... More