Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Detail All necessary equipment included
Detail Close encounter with wildlife
Detail Free snacks included
Detail Led by a local guide
Detail Duration: 5 hours
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If you’re looking for an aquatic tour that brings you up close and personal, then book the Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour. It comes with all necessary equipment needed to kayak, and you can literally reach out and touch the water. The tour includes snacks, an expert guide to lead you on the best path and the entire tour is approximately 5 hours.

The tour begins in the morning and the professional tour guide will introduce themselves. There are important safety features that will be given in the orientation. The tour first starts with 3 hours guided tour down the Hanalei River towards the Bay. Kayakers will see the native O’opu fish, that are in large numbers in the river and the bay. Other aquatic life are mollusks, crustacea and there are beautiful snails called damselflies that live in the waterfalls their entire lives at Hanalei Bay. After kayaking, there will be a break where guests eat and then dive into the bay for snorkeling. Snorkeling with exposing you to the Bay’s colorful reefs and sea turtles.

The Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour is a unique experience for those how want to get up close and personal with the aquatic life. Kayakers will come across, turtles, fish, snails and many different types of botanical beauties. Make sure to bring an extra change of clothes, protection from the sun and any extra snacks. The tour is family friendly but only two people can in the tandem kayak. All equipment is provided for both experiences and guests will enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach. Come, Kayak and bring your curiosity to explore all the bold and blue that is Hanalei.
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.

Pickup & Return:
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 9am


  • 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

Does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information:

  • 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
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