Hanalei Bay Kayak And Snorkel Tour - Kauai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


During your time on Kauai, enjoy a three-hour guided kayak and snorkel tour along the picturesque Hanalei River and in Hanalei bay, which is home to the beautiful Bay Reef Lagoon. Admire the dramatic Makana Peak (Bali Hai) and get up close to tropical reef fish. As you kayak along the river, youll be surrounded by lush trees and diverse wildlife. Learn about the flora and fauna of the surrounding area from your naturalist guide, and enjoy a snorkel in the turquoise waters of the lagoon.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide

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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. Youll 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 youll discover colorful reefs and fish. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian sea turtles! If youre feeling adventurous, grab a surf kayak and paddle the gentle waves of Hanalei Bay. This perfectly shaped crescent bay is one of Hawaiis most scenic, and it affords a perfect view of Makana Peak.

Finish your tour by kayaking back to your starting point, from where youll ride with your group back to the tour departure location.


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




Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Feb-2020

    Great guides, Web and Steve. Good food. Made some new friends. Paddling was great, snorkeling not so much.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    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!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This excursion was easily the best part of mine and my boyfriend's trip! The guides, Lisa and Justice, were so welcoming. Definitely didn't feel like I had just met them. While kayaking, they told us all about the island. They really knew what they were talking about! Overall great trip. Hopefully we'll be back soon to go on the adventure again! Highly recommend!

  • 10-Apr-2019

    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.

  • 30-Jul-2018

    Great Fun! Tour guide Dustin was really nice and informative. Ride to the beach was like an informal history lesson with fun facts,
    Kayaking was a bit tougher than expected but my 9, 17,14, and 13 yr olds handled it like pros. Awesome adventure

  • 13-Jul-2018

    My boyfriend and I took this tour together and loved every single moment ! I have never been kayaking or snorkeling before so I was a bit nervous to see how things would turn out but Dave and Steve were there to help every step of the way. The tour was a great length and gave enough time to both kayak and snorkel. The kayaking part was not too hard and having one of the tour guides with you was a plus! The Hanalei Bay was beautiful and snorkeling was awesome. The lunch was filling and the fresh pineapple was even better. There was plenty of time for the guides to tell us about Kauai and also recommend some great food choices in the area. Would definitely recommend this to anyone, even if you are a beginner!

  • 10-Oct-2017

    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....

  • 09-Oct-2017

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

  • 01-Aug-2017

    Super fun!

  • 21-Sep-2016

    This was great fun...the guides were great. I was confused about where to meet, and they were very helpful. Good lessons on ocean kayaking, and great snorkeling. A 72 year old gramma and a 14 year old grandson had a really fun time!

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