Kayak Hanalei is your one-stop headquarters for kayak rentals, kayak tours, surfboard/SUP rentals and surf lessons. Our Hawaiian family have been providing unforgettable experiences to locals and tourist alike for over a decade. Experience the feeling of old Hawaii!
Kayak Hanalei - Kauai's Kayak Headquarters
Your Adventure Starts Here!
Experience the Feeling of Ancient Hawaii!
We are your one-stop headquarters for kayak rentals, kayak tours, surfboard/SUP rentals and surf lessons. Our Hawaiian family have been providing unforgettable experiences to locals and visitors alike for over a decade. Experience the feeling of old Hawaii!
Your Adventure Starts Here
We are Kauai’s North Shore Ocean and River Fun Headquarters
We offer an assortment of rental equipment such as single and double kayaks. Stand up paddle boards ranging in size from 9’6″ to 12′ and surfboards ranging from 6′ to 12′ longboards. Need other beach gear? We’ve got you covered!
Give the Gift of Adventure
Self-Guided Kayak Rental Route Map
We launch all equipment from our private dock. Within a minute you will be on the Hanalei River and have the option to head left/downstream to Hanalei Bay (2 miles roundtrip), or right upstream to the Wildlife Refuge (4 miles roundtrip).
30 minutes downstream. 45 minute return upstream. Roundtrip of no more than 1.5 hours. If wind and ocean conditions permit, you are able to paddle in the ocean alongside the Hanalei pier. Families enjoy this route as you can dock your equipment on the beach, swim, and enjoy the day at the beach.
Wildlife Refuge Route
1.5 hours upstream. 1 hour return downstream. Roundtrip of no more than 2.5 hours. Turn around point is 2 miles upstream in the refuge where the current gets strong and the water is too shallow to continue further.
Kayak Hanalei Tour & Rental Prices
Book Your Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour!
Our Hawaiian family takes great pride in sharing Hanalei’s rich history and culture with you. Our ocean-river combo tour will take you to a hidden beach. Learn to snorkel in the clear blue Pacific amongst our abundant marine life. Or simply eat lunch, “talk story” and relax on the beach.
1PM Special: $40
1PM Special: $60
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Rentals
1PM Special: $45
Beach Gear Rentals
- Visa, Mastercard or Discover required for all rentals.
- NO RESERVATIONS FOR RENTALS. ALL Rentals are first come first served & provided from 8am – 3:45pm daily.
Mahalo for your understanding!
Hanalei is our home…
For three decades, our ‘ohana (family) has enjoyed sharing aloha and mana‘o (knowledge) with Kauai visitors and kama‘aina. We specialize in kayak rentals, kayak tours, as well as stand up paddleboard and surf lessons.
What facilities do you have on property?||Do you take reservations?||Where can we paddle?||What is the minimum age?||Are life jackets required? We Have Answers To The Most Asked Questions Below
What facilities do you have on property?
What types of equipment do you have and what are the weight limits?
We offer single & double sit on top kayaks. We also offer standup paddle boards (SUPS) ranging in size from 9’6-12’. Weight limits: Single 250lbs, Double 500 lbs (250lbs per seat), SUPS <300 lbs. (made for 1 person or 2 people if 1 participant is less than 75 lbs).
Where can we paddle?
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age for a rental is 3 years old and child must be able to sit in their own seat. We do not allow children to sit on laps. Minimum age to join our kayak tour is 5 years old.
All minors require an adult to accompany them on the river. Minimum age to paddle a single kayak or SUP is 12 years of age.
Are life jackets required?
Life jackets (PFDs) are required for all participants. Lifejackets are included with all rentals.
What are your rates?
Do you take reservations?
Can we request single kayaks on the tour?
Can we paddle down the Napali and store our car or luggage at your facility?
Can we take the equipment on our car?
Can we rent snorkel gear and snorkel in Hanalei Bay?
Can I launch my own personal equipment off your dock?
Can we switch our equipment once used and come and go throughout the day?
No, each rental is for use of that specific piece of equipment. All rentals are a one time departure. All equipment must be cleaned upon return and cannot be held on our dock for longer than a 10 minute restroom or water break.