Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

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On this three-hour guided tour on Kauai, enjoy the great Hawaiian outdoors as you kayak along the scenic Hanalei River towards Hanalei Bay where you then snorkel in Bay Reef Lagoon. Take in the spectacular views of Makana Peak (Bali Hai) and learn about the fire-throwing ceremonies associated with the mountain from your guide. You’ll also admire the same gorgeous panoramas seen in the 1958 movie South Pacific, which was filmed on Kauai.

Jump in your double kayak and paddle with your partner down the Hanalei River toward the scenic Hanalei Bay, home to the snorkeler's paradise -- Bay Reef Lagoon. Drift past taro fields and tall grasses that dance with the wind. Bask in the warm sunshine and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. After paddling for 45 minutes, arrive on shore and enjoy a complimentary snack while you take a break on the beautiful white-sand beach.

Then don your provided snorkeling gear and follow your guide out into the lagoon, where you’ll discover colorful reefs and fish. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian sea turtles! If you’re feeling adventurous, grab a surf kayak and paddle the gentle waves of Hanalei Bay. This perfectly shaped crescent bay is one of Hawaii’s most scenic, and it affords a perfect view of Makana Peak.

Finish your tour by kayaking back to your starting point, from where you’ll ride with your group back to the tour departure location.
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  • State-certified guide (s) trained in water safety
  • Personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Tandem (double) kayak
  • Snorkel gear
  • Water-resistant bag
  • Tropical juices and bottled water
  • Lunch
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring the following items: sun protection, light shirt, bathing suit, footwear for the beach (tabis, aqua socks or tennis shoes), towel and change of clothes
  • Please include your choice of lunch: Ham, Turkey, Salami, Roast Beef, or Veggie Sandwich
Stacee C
5 | 2019-08-19

We had an absolute blast on our kayak/snorkel tour yesterday! It was even better than we were expecting! Our guide, Dan, made us feel comfortable the entire time, whether we were kayaking up the river or in the ocean. We never felt rushed and had plenty of time to snorkel and swim. It was also great to learn more about the bay and some of the local sites on our trip. This tour is definitely one to sign up for!

Kelly B
5 | 2019-04-10

Such a great day! Fantastic guides who were the perfect mix of relaxed and looking out for us. Gorgeous views, awesome way to see the Hanalei area. Highly recommend.

2 | 2017-10-10

The tour was supposed to be ok for beginners but we couldn't make it to the bay for snorkelling the guide said it was because it was too choppy, not too sure. Our guide was nice but didn't give any instruction or tips for kayaking. It wasn't really what we paid for....

Matthew H
5 | 2017-10-09

This was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii. If you get the opportunity, I would recommend that you do this!

Elaina M
5 | 2016-02-16

Web was a excellent guide, really knows the waters both ocean and river because he grew up in Kauai. We got to experience both river and ocean kayaking, as well as see an amazing variety of fish snorkeling in beautiful Hanalei Bay. Web is very safety conscious. I highly recommend this tour.

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