Take a guided paddling and snorkeling tour on the picturesque Hanalei River, Bay Reef Lagoon and Estuary. One of Kauai's top things to do during the summer!
This morning expedition includes a kayak through Hanalei Bay and into Hanalei river, a delicious deli lunch, and a panoramic view of the famous Bali Hai (Mt. Makana) and sweeping South Pacific. Enjoy the natural beauty of the major landmarks of the north shore, including peaks of Hihimanu, Namolokama, and Mamalahoa. While kayaking, you'll get the chance to see turtles, dolphins, and the various sea birds of Kauai. With stops along the way to snorkel, explore the beaches and tide pools, you will see all that breathtaking Hanalei has to offer!
This was a really fun experience! Jonathan was our tour guide and since we were the only ones booked that afternoon, it was a really private tour. We snorkeled at Hideaways Beach, which was breathless. The kayaking back was a little tough because we were tired from the snorkeling but we finally made it. I would definitely do it again!
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Shuttle to Hanalei (45 mins)
Meet your guide at the Wailua River Marina Shop and depart in a comfortable van to the beautiful verdant North Shore and Historical Hanalei Pier.
Hanalei River Paddle (30 - 45 mins)
Paddle down the peaceful Hanalei Heritage River,
Your guide will share fascinating legends and natural history along the way.
Hanaley Bay Snorkel & Picnic Lunch (1 hr)
Keep an eye out for majestic green sea turtles and spinner dolphins and enjoy delicious deli sandwiches!
Paddle back to Hanalei Pier (30 - 45 mins)
Blue water paddling combined with inland river paddling!
Shuttle back to Wailua River Marina Shop (45 mins)
Price & Options
Participants should be comfortable in the water.
Wheel Chair Accessibility: Mobility and ability to sit upright in the kayak is necessary, no beach wheelchairs available, crew assistance available. Please indicate during booking for most convenient arrangements.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Participants must call the activity provider 48 hrs prior to tour date to confirm check-in time and location.
Guests staying in the Hanalei or Princeville areas can meet-up with this tour at the Hanalei River Blackpot beach location.
Tour stops vary. During winter months, Hanalei Bay may be off limits for paddlers due to high surf. During those occasions, you will explore the upper reaches of the Hanalei River in depth.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
You can book a maximum of 15.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be able to swim to participate?
No, however, if you don't know how to swim you are required to wear a life jacket.
Are you required to wear a life jacket?
No, there are on board but you don't have to wear it. If you are 12 and under, they like the parents to make sure they wear one but again it's not required.
How many people are there in a tour group?
There is a minimum of four (4) people needed to confirm the tour but average group sizes range between 6-8 people. A maximum of up to 15 people can be accommodated.
What if the kayak flips over?
Your guides are fully trained to flip it back over, get you back in your kayak and make sure that you are safe.
Is this activity suitable for children?
Yes, both of these packages are excellent options for children although we do not recommend it for those children under 5 years old. For the Blue Lagoon Extra there is no discounted children's rate like there is for the Blue Lagoon Paddle & Snorkel, each person must pay for one seat.
How strenuous is this activity?
This activity is rated easy to moderate and is very relaxing and safe. Participants should be comfortable in the water. This tour includes between three to five hours of easy paddling and snorkeling.
What is the lunch menu?
A delicious deli lunch including a choice of turkey, roast beef, ham, salami or vegetarian sandwich. All sandwiches come with chips, tropical fruit, cookies, and cold beverages.
This was a really fun experience! Jonathan was our tour guide and since we were the only ones booked that afternoon, it was a rea...lly private tour. We snorkeled at Hideaways Beach, which was breathless. The kayaking back was a little tough because we were tired from the snorkeling but we finally made it. I would definitely do it again! more
In spite of the downpour of rain the day of our kayak adventure (5/28), it was fun and we all had quite a workout. Our guide, Harl...ey, was excellent in every way. Very informative, patient, skilled, and accommodating! It would have been nice if you had ordered more sunshine but then we would have been sunburned; this way, we were just wet! Thanks again. Barb Langham more
Ms. Barb Langham
This was one of my husband and I's adventures here in Kauai for our honeymoon! We had a wonderful time and would recommend! G...reat exercise, tan, and got to see lots of ocean life while snorkeling! more
This was a great excursion, which required a little grace and patience as it got started (van's battery was dead, had to swit...ch vehicles), but was great overall. Fun to do both river and easy ocean kayaking. At the snorkel beach, we saw plenty of fish and also were treated to swim alongside a turtle. Steve was a great guide too. more
This trip was one of our best yet! We have done several activities in Kauai and this one will be hard to beat. Jessie was our tr...avel guide and he was wonderful. He was full of information about the island, he was easy to talk to and it's easy to see he loves what he does. We are a family of four with two teenage sons and all four of us enjoyed the entire day; that is not always an easy accomplishment! The kayaking was very fun, Hanalei Bay was amazing and the snorkel location was just beautiful. Our lunch on the beach was great and It was one of those memories that will last a life time. Jessie was very professional and made us feel very comfortable every step of the way. I would recommend this adventure to anyone! more
What more can we say? Jessie made our kayak tour the most exciting part of our Kaua'i vacation. He's 100% passionate a...bout the island & maintaining it's splendor. Jessie know the island flora & fauna, as well as very interesting tidbits about the history. He is also an excellent kayaker, who remained calm throughout our outing. One of the 3 couples in our party had their kayak turn over and the wife, a non-swimmer panicked. Jessie made sure all were safe with life preservers securely fastened, despite the slight "adventure." This tour is worth doing again, and again. Thanks Jessie! more
Portland, OR Couple
Very nice and relax trip. This is our first kayak experience. The river is clam and beautiful. Snorkeling is good too, many fishes.... more
Recently my buddies and I were on business in Hawaii and needed a break from work. We had the day off and decided to try this kaya...k thing out. It was awesome in every way. A group of guys, we always like to be active and this provided us with the intensity we needed, and the sites were gorgeous and the guide was cool too. Every guy who went agreed with me, this tour was the bomb. more
Our daughter bought us this trip for our 30th wedding anniversary. We then added four of our good friends that we came with. Kayak...ing up and down the river was amazing, and on into the ocean. Our snorkeling adventure was awesome, as we saw a Sea Turtle and beautiful fish! Lunch was delicious too! Lisa and Steve did a great job! We were especially grateful for Lisa sharing her expansive knowledge of nature, surfing, and the Hawaiian culture! She was super accommodating taking pictures and setting up lunch! Many thanks!!! more
This tour was made awesome by the tour guide. He knew so much and he put us at ease the whole way through.
Bucky was an excellent guide.
This excursion was fun, but staff at office was very rude. Acted like we were a burden to even help. Very short and snobby. Especi...ally blonde lady. No one even smiled at us. I have never been on an excursion so unorganized and unfriendly. Our guide was nice enough, but no instructions for snorkeling. My sister had never snorkeled and he just gave us our masks and left us to snorkel on our own while he went spear fishing. As we were kayaking he got way ahead and never stopped and checked on the group. I was very disappointed. I have been on several excursions and the staff has always been wonderful, but not this one. I would NOT recommend this company to anyone!!!!! more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 20:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.