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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Kapaʻa, United States

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the tropical waters of the Hanalei River and Hanalei Bay on this guided kayak and snorkeling tour. Paddle through the lush tropical surroundings as you make your way down the Hanalei River out into the open Hanalei Bay, where you can glimpse the famous cliffs of Makana Peak (also known as Bali Hai). Snorkel through the marvelous underwater world of the Bay Reef Lagoon, home to sea turtles and brightly colored tropical fish.
  • Guided kayak and snorkel tour of Hanalei River and Bay Reef Lagoon
  • Kayak down the Hanalei River surrounded by lush greenery
  • Snorkel in the pristine turquoise waters of Bay Reef Lagoon and see the tropical fish
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Makana Peak as you kayak in Hanalei Bay
Splash into the watery wonders of Hanalei River and Hanalei Bay as you explore some of Kauai’s most picturesque landscapes. Meet your local guide at the departure point near the Hanalei River, and then hop aboard a double kayak and begin your leisurely paddle downriver. Along the way, soak in the peaceful atmosphere and passing scenery of taro fields and tropical forests.

After approximately 45 minutes of kayaking, disembark on the shores of beautiful Hanalei Bay and recharge with a snack break. Admire spectacular views of the bay, made famous by the 1958 film South Pacific, and learn about ancient Hawaiian fire-throwing ceremonies conducted from the dramatic Makana Peak.

Slip on a snorkeling mask and fins, and then dive into the warm turquoise waters of Hanalei’s Bay Reef Lagoon. Explore underwater reef formations and be on the lookout for Hawaiian marine life such as brilliant tropical fish and sea turtles. You’ll also have a chance to ride the gentle waves of the bay on a sea kayak if you like. Finish your 5-hour tour with another short kayak ride and a drive back to the original departure point.
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What is the maximum group size during Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers.

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Fun on North e d of Kauai
, Mar 2020
Web is a lot of fun and patient, Lunch was good, very nice equipment. Went to a good place for snorkeling and swimming g even though we came in early March and the water was rough at most beaches- Web knew where to take a bunch of people not experienced with ocean as he is. The trip up Hanalei river was peaceful, pretty and very enjoyable. Water drinks and assistance was always available. For someone who kayaks at home in a lake it was a little worrisome to go into the ocean, but Web kept us safe and in a part of Hanalei bay that was very quiet at mouth of Hanalei Bay and Hanalei River. As someone with severe knee injuries I was a little concerned but it was not an issue with Web! Great company great guide
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Judy, Being Web's favorite Uncle I am fond of and flatter myself that he learned everything from me! Seriously Web is one of our Ace guides who manages to inform while not loosing his sense of fun while keeping groups safe on the river and especially out on the ocean. Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed the beauty of the Hanalei environs both under water and above. Thanks for sharing. A hui hou, Micco *Many a practiced paddler does so, because often they suffer from chronic knee problems. They say old mountaineers as they age...many of them end up paddling.
Kayaking in Kauai
, Mar 2020
Enjoyed our time kayaking with our group and two tour guides - Web and Steve. They had great stories and were very attentive to everyone in our group, making sure we were safe and having a good time.
Great Kayaking and Good Fun
, Mar 2020
The tour guides (Steve and Web) were fun. They had fun stories about Kauai and were very attentive guides making sure we were all having a good time.
Best experience
, Feb 2020
Guides, Dan and Steve, were very patient with us being new to kayaking. Snorkeling was amazing. We were able to explore the coral reefs with instruction from Dan on where to go and where not to go. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Great time
, Feb 2020
Great guides, Web & Steve. Good food. Made some new friends. Paddling was great, snorkeling not so much.
Thank you Josh & J!
, Dec 2019
My daughter and I really enjoyed our afternoon kayaking and snorkeling at Hanalei Bay. We learned so much about the island from our tour guides Josh & J. We saw tons of fish snorkeling and even saw a sea turtle while kayaking! It was a super relaxing day and one of our favorites. Thank you Josh & J! Terri & Julia
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Aloha, Thanks for sharing your kind words about our Hanalei River and Bay paddle and snorkel tour. Glad to hear that Josh and Jay helped share the beauty of Kaua'i during the Holidays with you and your daughter. Keep snorkeling and exploring. It's a beautiful planet. Happy Holidays and thanks to you both for helping make it possible. A hui hou, Micco
So much fun!
, Nov 2019
Absolutely enjoyed our kayaking and snorkeling trip. Our tour guide, Mike, was extremely educated about the island of Kauai. We saw an abundance of fish and the reef was beautiful. Would definitely recommend and hope to be able to do it again!
We had a great time
, Nov 2019
Our guide Mike was friendly and knowledgable. He answered all of our questions and even some we didnt ask. The kayak tour was fun we had beautiful weather for it. The Snorkling was fun though the water was a little hazy and we saw very little sea life. All around it was a fun experience that I would recommend to anyone.
North Shore Beauty
, Nov 2019
Kayaking in the waves was a great time. Swimming with the turtles was a special experience. The guides did an excellent job in teaching the basics and most information about the Hanalei area. Walked away with quite a bit of local and historical knowledge.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Aloha Ken, Our Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel tour is a gem and glad you discovered and enjoyed it. Our guides have fun while keeping it safe and hopefully leaving you with some things to think about; a total mind and body work out. Thanks for sharing and keep swimming with turtles. A hui hou,
Fun day
James N
, Nov 2019
We had such a great time on the Kayak and Snorkeling trip. The guides were great and really enjoyed their job. Thanks for a wonderful day.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Aloha James, Our Hanalei Blue Lagoon paddle and snorkel tour is the best kept secret and slowly getting known. Glad you enjoyed Hanalei Bay and River and our guides who keep you safe and informed. Stay paddling and snorkeling. Thanks,

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