Kayak The Hanalei River - Kayak Hanalei
Kayak The Hanalei River - Kayak Hanalei
Kayak The Hanalei River - Kayak Hanalei
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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!

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Kayak Hanalei - Kauai's Kayak Headquarters

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Your Adventure Starts Here!

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Experience the Feeling of Ancient Hawaii!

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Kayak Hanalei

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

Kayak Hanalei Kayak Rental

Rentals

We offer an assortment of rental equipment such as single, double and triple 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!

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Kayak Hanalei Guided Kayak Tours

Kayak Tours

Experience the feeling of old Hawaii as you paddle along the Hanalei river. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable in Hanalei’s rich history. Next you’ll venture out into Hanalei Bay and learn modern day reef ecology and tips for snorkeling.

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Hanalei Wave Riders Surf School

Surf School

Class is in session with Hanalei Wave Riders! Whether you want to learn traditional surfing or stand up paddle boarding we have lessons tailored for you. Our instructors and lessons cater to all skill levels and Hanalei Bay is the perfect spot.

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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).

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Ocean Route

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.

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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.

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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.

From  $109

Kayak Rentals

Single Kayak (Daily)
$40
1PM Special: $30
Double Kayak (Daily)
$65
1PM Special: $50
Triple Kayak (Daily)
$80
1PM Special: $65

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Rentals

Each Board (Daily)
$45
1PM Special: $35
Cartops (Daily)
$50
*CARTOPS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Surfboard Rentals

Each Board (Daily)
$25
Each Additional Day/Board: $20

Beach Gear Rentals

Boogie Board
$5/Day or $20/Wk
Beach Chair
$5/Day or $20/Wk
Cooler
$5/Day or $20/Wk
Watch
$3/Day or $12/Wk
Rash Guard
$3/Day or $12/Wk
Life Jacket
$3/Day or $12/Wk

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.

 

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About Kayak Hanalei

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.

 

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We Have Answers To The Most Asked Questions Below

What facilities do you have on property?
We provide ample parking, an outside shower, changing rooms, & restrooms for all customers.
What types of equipment do you have and what are the weight limits?
We offer single, double, & triple 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), Triple 600 lbs (made for 2 adults & a small child under 85 lbs) SUPS <300 lbs. (made for 1 person or 2 people if 1 participant is less than 75 lbs).
Where can we paddle?
Please see our Hanalei river map to view the two routes you can choose from. You can head 2 miles up into the Wildlife Refuge or 1 mile down towards the ocean.
What is the minimum age?
The minimum age for a rental is 2 years old. Minimum age to join our tour is 5 years old.
Are life jackets required?
Life jackets are required for all kayakers as they are vessels. Life jackets are always recommended on all types of equipment & are included with all rentals.
What are your rates?
Do you have hourly rates? We do not offer hourly rates. 2 options are our daily rate & 1pm Special. The daily rate provides use of the equipment between 8am- 5:30pm whereas the 1PM Special rate provides use between 1pm-5:30pm. Average use of time for most rentals are 2-3 hours.

 

Do you take reservations?
We DO NOT take reservations for rentals. All rentals are first come, first served. With our large fleet of equipment we will have what you need upon arrival. Reservations are needed for kayak tours and can be made online by clicking on our booking calendar.
Can we request single kayaks on the tour?
Due to safety and permit rules, we place all groups on double kayaks with the exception of odd numbered groups taking one single kayak.
Can we paddle down the Napali and store our car or luggage at your facility?
No. Our equipment is made for paddling on the Hanalei River and near the Hanalei pier only. We do not offer storage of any personal items.
Can we take the equipment on our car?
All equipment departs from our private dock. Car topping is only available for stand-up paddleboard‘s in which we provide racks for your car.
Can we rent snorkel gear and snorkel in Hanalei Bay?
No. We do not rent snorkel gear. No snorkeling in Hanalei Bay as it is all sandy bottom. We do offer snorkeling on our guided kayak tour in which we paddle over the reef and to another area for snorkeling.

 

Can I launch my own personal equipment off your dock?
Yes, there is a $10 dock use fee for each piece of equipment and a waiver form must be signed.

 

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 20 minute restroom or water break.

 

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