- 4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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, you’ll 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
- 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
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy
Returns to original departure point
Daily except Sunday
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.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
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
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!
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....
This was the highlight of our trip to Hawaii. If you get the opportunity, I would recommend that you do this!
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!
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.
Steve was a great guide - very laid back but also focused on our safety. Lunch was great too. Fresh pineapple cut Oceanside!
Great tour. Guides were great and very helpful. Had a wonderful time even though not great at Kayaking. Loved the snorkeling- good place for beginners! Would go again.
The kayaks are easy to maneuver and I'll never turn down a chance to venture out into Hanalei Bay. Although our guide has funny and personable, there were virtually no tangible instructions given for operating the kayak or the snorkeling gear. This is fine if you already have some experience, but there were true novices who seemed to struggle in both areas. The snorkeling launch point is beautiful, but full of coral in the shallow waters, so it was difficult to launch out. The coral is surrounded by a lot of tropical fish. Incidentally, this experience made me fall in love with snorkeling, while my wife swore it off for all eternity.